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Seminar Schedule

Friday – March 3rd
10:30am
Seminar Room
Judy Bono Use A Color Wheel To Plan Your Garden. Color is the most important part of the garden. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to color in the garden. Color choices are a matter of personal taste. Some like a riot of color and others prefer a simpler color palette. The Color Wheel is a gardener’s best friend when it comes to creating a pleasing garden palette. Learn how the basics of color can get combinations to work for you and help you combine different colors of blooms and foliage to create a pleasing garden.
11:00am
WITF Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
11:30am
Seminar Room
Blue Bird Society of PA – Nancy Putt Attract Eastern Bluebirds To Your Back Yard
12:30pm
WITF Stage
George Weigel “The best new plants of 2017" plant geeks and those who like to try different cutting/plants like this run down on the latest greatest new plants hitting the market including edibles annual and perennial flowers trees shrubs and more.
12:30pm
Seminar Room
Tim Abbey Planting Trees Properly Makes All The Difference Improper planting can cut the life of your trees in half. Tim shares the newest techniques for planting trees so they thrive in your landscape.
1:00pm
Tea Room
Red Brick Bakery Chef Dani Sanders – Owner/Chef The Red Brick Bakery Rainbow Tea Party click here to sign up
1:30pm
Seminar Room
Carolyn Mathur Audubon Society “Getting Hooked on Birds: An Introduction to Birdwatching” The beautiful birds we see around us are a colorful gift from nature! If you want to learn more about birds and bird watching will both entertain and educate in this presentation packed with suggestions for the new birder and bird photographer along with some of the beautiful images she has captured along the way to becoming an avid birder and bird photographer!
2:00pm
WITF Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
2:30pm
Seminar Room
Diane Oleson Color Me Blue We all live in a watershed but do we know how our homes fit into the landscape? Increasing development pressures have resulted in erosion of nature’s ability to provide us with the “ecosystem services” that are critical for wildlife pollinators and even our water supply! Come learn how to turn your yard into part of the solution not part of the problem. We will talk about invasive species and native plants as well as storm water management and homeowner practices.
3:30pm
WITF Stage
George Weigel “Gardening In PA is not for whimps" what with our erratic weather lousy soil assorted plant eating animals and ever growing lineup of bugs and diseases it's not easy gardening in pa. This program offers a gameplan to reduce your rack/breaking frustatrations as well as an Allstar Teams of the best most bulletproof plants for pa gardens.
4:00pm
Seminar Room
Bartlett Tree Service – Erick Johnson Proper Sampling & Analysis For Trees & Shrubs
5:00pm
Seminar Room
Lewisberry Gardens Tillandsias Air Plants modern plants for modern life styles. Come and explore these exciting plants that grow and even thrive without any soil. With a vast variety of shapes colors and sizes. Air plants can be grown attached to anything or even nothing at all. Air plants are among the most care free and care forgiving plants on earth.
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Media One York Workshop Room
Rotary Club Appreciation Night
4:30pm-5:30pm
WITF Stage
Vocalist Tonia Grubb Vocalist Tonia Grubb: gives a musical tribute to Gardens Colors & More!
6:00pm
WITF Stage
Mark Viette How To Use and Add Color and Texture To Your Landscape Mark will share some of the easiest and best ways to achieve unity flow and balance to make your landscape more enjoyable.
7:00pm-Close
WITF Stage
Vocalist Tonia Grubb Vocalist Tonia Grubb: gives a musical tribute to Gardens Colors & More!
Saturday – March 4th
10:30am
Seminar Room
Connie Schmotzer Liven Up Your Yard; Plants With Color For the Fall and Winter Landscape. Home landscapes don’t have to be bland during the fall and winter. Learn how to liven up your yard with some great plants that also provide food and cover for wildlife.
11:00am
WITF Stage
Chef Tim Build yourself the perfect Chef Tim salad”.  Each salad includes a protein fruit (or dried fruit) nut & cheese along with my vegetables and tossed in my Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette. I’m preparing 2 separate salads:  A Craisin Bleu Cheese & Walnut salad; and secondly a Feta Grape Bacon & Pine Nut salad.
Grape Pine Nut & Feta cheese salad IngredientsWalnut Bleu Cheese Craisin salad Ingredients
11:30am
Seminar Room
Tom Smith Protecting Yourself; Your Family and Your Pets from Tick s and Mosquitoes Learn how to Practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce your risk of tick and mosquito transmitted diseases.
12:30pm
WITF Stage
Vince Butera, Butera the Florist Floral Artistry Internationally Inspired – Locally Designed. All American Grown Product.
12:30pm
Seminar Room
Debra Carman The Lepidopteran Rainbow Butterflies and moths capture our attention with their beautiful colors. We will explore the role that wing color plays in the lives of these fascinating insects through photos of native PA species.
1:00pm
Tea Room
Red Brick Bakery Chef Dani Sanders – Owner/Chef The Red Brick Bakery Rainbow Tea Party click here to sign up
2:00pm
WITF Stage
Mark Viette Create Stunning Landscapes In Your Own Backyard From start to finish Mark will show you how to design and build gardens that will impact you. You can create your own peaceful lively calming and energizing landscapes.
2:30pm
Seminar Room
Connie Holland – Master Gardener "Concrete Leaf Casting" Learn a new way to make beautiful concrete leaves.
3:30pm
Seminar Room
Connie Holland – Master Gardener "Hypertufa" Learn how to make faux stone garden containers and troughs.
4:00pm
WITF Stage
Carolyn Bupp – Cross Creek Farm How'd They Do That? 2016's Best in Show and 11 time people's choice award winners Steve and Carolyn Bupp of Cross Creek Farm will  take you inside their creative minds and show you the secrets and how to's for some of their favorite garden show containers and water features.  Learn how to create something out of nothing for your very own garden "show stopper".
5:00pm
Seminar Room
John Geoghan-Penn State Master Gardener Greens and Browns Composting is a great way to use kitchen waste and yard materials to create an essential soil amendment.

Sunday— March 5th
10:30am
Seminar Room
Sue Hunter – Heartwood Nursery Pruning Basics and Beyond. Sue will demonstrate pruning techniques and terms with live specimen. From shrubbery to perennials to mature trees learn the method for different species.
11:00am
WITF Stage
Linda Silverman – Penn State Master Gardener Native Grasses: Meadow-The Basics Behind the Beauty Create a wildlife friendly alternative to lawns. Learn about site requirements how to plant seeds and plugs. We will also talk about maintenance.  A variety of warm-season grasses will be on display and shown on the PowerPoint. Handouts to get you started will be given at the end of the presentation.
11:30am
Seminar Room
Vi Stailey – Penn State Master Gardener Those Amazing Hummingbirds You will learn about the hummingbirds migration habitat needs and behaviors. What are their favorite flowers and how to attract them to your yard. Powerpoint and handouts are included.
12:30pm
Seminar Room
Lewisberry Gardens Tillandsias Air Plants modern plants for modern life styles. Come and explore these exciting plants that grow and even thrive without any soil. With a vast variety of shapes colors and sizes. Air plants can be grown attached to anything or even nothing at all. Air plants are among the most care free and care forgiving plants on earth.
1:00pm
York Newspapers Workshop Room
Judy Bono – Gardener of the Owl Valley Make A Succulent Cocktail. Be creative and take home a succulent cocktail. Choose your glass stemware – a wine glass martini champagne or another favorite. Layer it with colorful sand and gems. Plant it with unusual succulents – and take home a finished cocktail to enjoy. Cost $15 + Admission to show  click here to sign up
1:30pm
Seminar Room
Carol McDonald Attracting Pollinators into your Garden by using their Favorite Herbs and Flowers. Pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies play a vital role in the survival of a variety of plant species including vegetables like tomatoes cucumbers and squash.  Come learn how to invite these insects into your home garden.
2:30pm
Seminar Room
Jerry Cook Growing Your Own Tomatoes. If you don't have a garden have one already or would like to start one learn how you can have fresh tomatoes all summer long. Don't have a garden? Learn how to start one and stock pile it with several of the ten thousand varieties of tomatoes. Starting your own tomatoes from seed is a way to make sure you get just the tomatoes you want. We'll show you how.

Presenter Information

Scott LaMar Picture“Join WITF on Friday March 3rd as we broadcast Smart Talk LIVE from the PA Garden Show of York at 9am at Memorial Hall at York Expo Center. Share in the delightful sights and smells of springtime approaching. Enjoy time with WITF friends donors Scott LaMar and guests as we celebrate the wonders of colorful blooms and bubbling brooks inside the York Expo Center. Please RSVP your attendance by visiting witf.org

 

 

Cross Creek Farm Best of Show 20162Steve and Carolyn Bupp are two small town farmers and business owners who individually are creative but together are mind blowing. The two thrive off each other combining lumber and stone with floral and color to create a business that expresses it all cohesively. Steve, who handles all things heavy, is a schooled mason and carpenter with over 30 years of experience designing sheds, patios, and fireplaces. While Carolyn, who handles all things “pretty,” is a self-taught florist with an expertise in flowers and color with enough creativity to be considered dangerous. They started their flower and farm market, Cross Creek Farm, in 2002 with this year marking its 15-year anniversary. This is only a small mile marker as they have been working together for over 25 years building a business, marking achievements and creating a whirlwind of inspiration for others. Some of the many achievements they earned include winning People’s Choice Award 9 times at the Pa Garden Show of York for their display gardens, being featured in The Knot for their wedding flowers, and being featured and mentioned numerous times in multiple print articles. They have become known over the years for “thinking outside the box” with their custom designs and by always thinking of new ways to create unique out of the ordinary.

 

Vince Butera, AIFD, PFCI, AAF, began in the floral industry at age 15. Following graduation from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture, he first opened Butera The Florist as a wedding only business in 1980. Currently, Butera The Florist houses the showroom, design center, wedding consultation and educational studio. Vince is not only a local florist; he is also involved in the floral industry. He is accredited by American Institute of Floral Designers, and Professional Floral Communicators-International and American Academy of Floriculture. He is a floral design teacher/entertainer to both consumer groups and floral professionals. His design programs have been enjoyed by many Garden Clubs, civic groups, and have been televised live from the PA Farm Show. He has traveled around the country presenting educational and motivational programs to floral professionals, and has been featured in a number of floral trade magazines.

 

MarkHeadShot2EMark Viette  grew up in a three generation family of innovative American gardeners, dedicated to make the art and science of gardening available to the general public. Graduating Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture in 1980,  Mark set his sights on the University of California Riverside to study tissue culture of the plant world. From there, he joined his parents at the Viette Farm and Nursery in Virginia. Now with 29 years of breeding and plantsmanship, Mark co-hosts the radio call-in show, “In the Garden with Andre Viette”, heard on WSBA  Saturday Mornings from 8-11 AM. Ever eager to learn more, Mark is producer of more than 800 video garden segments on broadcast TV  many of which are on You Tube. An instructor for ten different horticultural courses at Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia, Mark is a renowned lecturer throughout the United States. He has authored several garden books and serves as Director of Marketing and Sales at Viette Nurseries. In his off time, you can find Mark hybridizing new plants and searching the world for  new plants that are long-blooming, disease and insect resistant.

George Weigel is a garden writer, garden designer, garden speaker, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist, and as his balding, plant-killing brother likes to put it, a Certified Gardening Wacko. In central Pennsylvania, George is best known for his “Over the Garden Fence” columns that have appeared weekly in The Patriot-News, Harrisburg’s daily newspaper, since 1993. His columns, articles and Q&A blog are online at the paper’s Pennlive web site. The Garden Writers Association honored the Patriot-News for having the nation’s best Home and Garden section in 2007 and named George’s column as one of America’s five best garden columns in 2008. George’s articles also have appeared in such magazines as Horticulture; People, Places and Plants; Green Scene; At Home, and Central Pa. Magazine.

 

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