Saturday 3/11
Saturday March 11
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Small Space Saturday

Big ideas for tiny spaces, from balconies to beds
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Ashlie Thomas
The Mocha Gardener

Fundamentals of Small Space Gardening

What does “small space gardening” mean? Do small space gardening techniques differ from a large space? Yes, even small spaces can provide abundant food, beauty and resilience for their gardeners. In this session learn key concepts, explore your motivation and discover that no matter what your garden yields, it’s always worth the wait.

1pm EST

Jill Ragan
Whispering Willow Farm

Lose the Lawn: Grow Food Instead

Want a more productive front yard, back yard, side yard… any yard? Jill Ragan – author of Tiny But Mighty Farm – walks you through planning your productive, food growing space no matter how large (or small) it is.

Among other important points, this session dives into the sometimes confusing topic of “succession planting” so you can maximize production year round.

2pm EST

Wendi Phan
Wendiland

Trellising Tips & Tricks

Growing up is a great strategy whether you’re short on space or not. Trellising keeps plants tidy and off the ground, improves air circulation, reduces disease and maximizes growing space. Wendi shares her tips and tools to take advantage of all these good outcomes and more.

3pm EST

Graham Gardner
Landscape Designer

Tiny & Wild: Build a Small-scale Meadow

With as little as a few square feet of space, you can create a beautiful, low-maintenance naturalistic planting that supports a diversity of plants, pollinators, and a plethora of other living things, not to mention its visual appeal in your home garden.

4pm EST

Dave Witinger
Victory Seed Company

Best Veggies for Small Spaces

From small dwarf sized to downright tiny, old school plant breeders are creating new, exciting and tasty veggies specifically for small space and container gardening. Join Dave Witinger, owner of Victory Seed Company, as he shares his favorites (spoiler: MICRO TOMATOES) that will fit perfectly in any space. And, as an added bonus, you’ll learn a little bit about the age-old art of how new varieties are made through traditional plant breeding.

5pm EST

Niki Jabbour
Get Growing

Four Season Gardening

Your food garden doesn’t have to conclude at the first frost date! Niki shares techniques for year-round gardening from her snow covered Nova Scotia home.

No matter where you grow, her advice will help you enjoy a year-round harvest.

Taylor Whitney
Whitney's Flora
 
 

Houseplant Happy Hour: Taming the Small Space Jungle

We collect plants because they bring us joy and make our space feel cozy. So, how do we grow our collection without letting them overrun our space? Join Taylor as she shares some of her tips and tricks for keeping her ever-growing plant collection healthy while also aesthetically pleasing.

Sunday March 12
Agenda Header - Seeds & Soil Sunday

Seeds & Soil Sunday

All the dirt on soil and seeds
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Carrie Spoonemore
From Seed to Spoon

Fundamentals: Seed Basics

How long do seeds last? How do I know my seeds are still good? How do I store them? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this fundamentals class on seeds.

1pm EST

Jesse Frost
Rough Draft Farm

Home Garden Soil Secrets From a No-till Farmer

Learn how to apply no-till soil principles to your home garden. Jesse will share his experience and experimentation with no-till practices from his Kentucky farm and make them applicable to your home garden no matter how small it might be.

2pm EST

Linda Ly
Garden Betty

Seed Starting

There are many advantages to starting your own seeds but the number one reason people start from seed is to experiment with varieties that can’t be found as plants anywhere else. Linda Ly demonstrates good seed starting practices to ensure you’ll be growing that weird and delicious veggie in no time.

3pm EST

Marco Thomas
Microbes by Marco

Do I Have Bad Soil?

Good soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. And it is a complex topic, too. Marco breaks it down so you can determine what your soil needs for maximum health and productivity. Spoiler: there will be talk of microbes.

 
 

To Be Announced

Kamili Bell Hill
PlantBlerd

Houseplant Happy Hour: Custom Soil Recipes

Just like people, houseplants need unique conditions to thrive. In this session, Kamili will share her custom soil mix recipes for different types of houseplants. Anyone say “aroid mix”? Yes, we hear you! Find out the best blends for aroids and more.

Monday March 13
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Mindful Monday

Magic and mindfulness in the garden

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Jovan Sage
Sage's Larder

Fundamentals: Basics of Garden-based Wellness

Gardens have long been used as a refuge from the world. As we seek to increase mindfulness in our daily lives, home gardens become even more important.

Learn how incorporating sound, fragrance and other elements into your garden space – no matter how small – can create an oasis of tranquility.

1pm EST

Stephanie Rose
Garden Therapy

The Power & Beauty of Creating Garden Art: Healing Through Garden Projects

Gardens grow food, medicinal herbs, and cut flowers, but they can also be packed full of crafting materials! Learn what to grow in a ‘crafting garden’ and how to personalize your space with creative handmade projects.

 
 

To be announced

 

3pm EST

Leo Carver
Ayurvedic Counselor

Growing Consciousness

Leo shares an accessible path to self-discovery and truth; one that can apply to a small herb garden on the windowsill just as well as it would to a Buddhist Zen garden. Explore the spiritual qualities of gardening and how one can marry meditation, spiritual growth and gardens to cultivate a more conscious and satisfying existence.

4pm EST

Linda Black Elk
United Tribes Technical College

Growing Your Own Medicine

Gardens were the original pharmacies and more people are re-learning how to partner with plants to increase health and wellness safely. In this session, learn about basic medicinal plants anyone can grow and what to do with them to help heal your body and soul.

Maria Fallia
Bloom & Grow Radio

Houseplant Happy Hour: Growing Joy

Learn to transform plant care into self-care. Discover the power of plants to help you disconnect from the stress and anxiety of modern life and grow more joy in your world. Maria shares practices to help plant lovers step away from their screens and cultivate delight and peace of mind with plants.
Tuesday March 14
Agenda Header - Take It Easy Tuesday

Take It Easy Tuesday

Tips and tricks for the time-strapped gardener
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Dominique Charles
Plots and Pans

Fundamentals: Garden Easy Hacks

In this fundamentals session, learn easy, time-saving hacks to keep your garden beautiful and productive with limited time or ability.

1pm EST

Tasha Greer
Author

Weed-free Gardening

Learn an easy-to-implement plan of attack to get even the most tenacious weeds under control without the need for potentially harmful synthetic herbicides. Tasha’s weed prevention and control strategies will have you growing flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees with little to no weed competition.

2pm EST

Diego Footer
Epic Gardening

Simple Gardening Planning for Busy People Just Like You

Why do most people fail when it comes to gardening? The pressures of weeds, weevils, and work can quickly overwhelm you, turning your green dreams into an overgrown jungle. We’ve all been there. Without a plan, nature will always win, and the prize probably isn’t what you want. Fortunately, there is an easier way. Using key planning strategies, you can drastically reduce your garden workload and grow more food than ever. Get rid of garden overwhelm forever, and join Diego Footer from Epic Gardening to create a plan to have your best harvest ever.

3pm EST

Stacey Hirvela
Proven Winners

Low-Maintenance, High-Impact Gardens

No matter what your skill or comfort level with plants and gardening, it’s always nice to have a few time-saving plant suggestions and design ideas in your back pocket. Learn some plants that give way more than they take, as well as how to site them so that, once they’re established, you needn’t do much more than smile every time you see them.

 
 

To Be Announced

 
Khalid Williams
Mixologist

Houseplant Happy Hour

 
Wednesday March 15
Agenda Header - Wildlife Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday

Welcome birds, bees, bats and more
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Kelly Norris
Three Oaks Garden

Fundamentals: What Is a Native Plant?

In this fundamentals class, learn the basics of native plants as a planting concept and how you can select the correct ones for your region and use them in your gardening spaces to create beautiful and beneficial environments for humans, insects and animals.

1pm EST

Heather Andrews
Garden Thoughtfully

Blinded Me with Science: Beautify Your Backyard by Attracting Butterflies

Have you ever wanted to host butterflies in your backyard? Discover actionable, science-based tips you can use to attract and host the Jewels of the garden to your outdoor spaces.

 
 

To Be Announced

 

3pm EST

Owen Wormser
Landscape Designer

Lawns Into Meadows

Learn how to convert your lawn into a low maintenance, eco-friendly meadow. In a world where lawns have wreaked havoc on our natural ecosystems, meadows offer a compelling solution.

It is garden landscaping that is beautiful and easy-care, all year round.

 
 

To Be Announced

 
Josh Brown
Predatory Plants

Houseplant Happy Hour: Carnivorous Plants

The ultimate native plant, learn how to care for carnivorous house plants and enjoy the side benefit of pest control. This session also shares the critical importance of where you should purchase carnivorous plants to protect diminishing stands in the wild.

Thursday March 16
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Transformation Thursday

All about landscaping from dreaming to doing
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Scott Zona
Author

Fundamentals: Gardener's Guide to Botany

In this fundamentals class, learn the basics of plant botany so you can make wiser decisions while planning or caring for your outdoor environment.

Focusing on the home landscape, this session breaks down the fundamentals of botany so you can easily apply them to your everyday (garden) life.

1pm EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Field Guide to Outside Style

Learn to personalize your outdoor living space with the right plants, furnishings, and other design elements to create a space that reflects YOU perfectly, even if you’ve never sunk a shovel into the soil before.

2pm EST

Linda Vater
lindavater.com

Design a Perfect Potager

Learn the design elements of a French “potager” (kitchen) garden to create a space that is formal, beautiful and productive. A great solution for an alternative “manicured” front yard or anywhere you want pattern and style for your garden. (PS if you love boxwoods, this is the session for you).

3pm EST

Chris Chung
Epic Gardening

Great Groundcovers = Perennial Success

Perennial groundcovers are the unsung heroes in the landscape and food garden! You can “set them and forget them” (to some degree) and enjoy their low-maintenance beauty year after year while saving water, preventing erosion and having new and interesting things to eat, too. Bonus: ground covers are super easy to propagate – free plants!

4pm EST

Jim Putnam
HortTube

Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs are a powerful way to add joy and interest to your garden. In this session, learn about the most popular and easy to care for flowering shrubs to add that special pop to your landscape.

5pm EST

Miranda Niemiec
Great Garden Plants

There Are No Small Gardens…

Only small ideas! There’s no need to compromise on bodacious blooms, lush foliage, and a large presence when gardening in small spaces – as long as you choose the right plants. Discover which small (yet mighty) shrubs and perennials are ideal for nestling into small beds, balcony containers, or urban gardens.

Darryl Cheng
Houseplant Journal

Houseplant Happy Hour: Light = Transformation

 
Friday March 17
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Flower Friday

Growing and arranging all the beautiful blossoms
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Sean & Allison McManus
Spoken Garden

Fundamentals: Flowering Bulb Basics

Don’t know the difference between a rhizome and a corm? A spring-planted bulb vs. a fall-planted bulb? How to plant them? How they “naturalize”? It’s ok. Sean and Allison McManus have the answers. Once you learn a few basics about spring (and fall) flowering bulbs a whole new and exciting world of color and fragrance open up for your garden.

1pm EST

Yan Skates
Author

Big Flower Designs

Inspiration! Inspiration! Inspiration! Big! Big! Big! (Did we mention big inspiration?!) You might know Yan from Big Flower Fight on Netflix. In this session, there’s no fight – just love of design and flowers. Yan walks through his “flowers-as-art-installation” aesthetic and provides tips and ideas to create your own masterpiece at home.

2pm EST

Briana Bosch
Epic Gardening

Planting a Cutting Garden

Please don’t stop supporting your local flower grower but why not grow your own? Learn how to plan, plant and tend your own cut flower garden for months of bouquets to enjoy and share all not using chemicals and supporting earth-friendly practices.

3pm EST

Teri Speight + Panel
Cottage in the Court

Black Flora Creator Panel

Teri Speight, author of Black Flora, hosts a panel of Black floral creators showcasing their design styles and aesthetic.
 
 

To Be Announced

 

8pm EST

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Houseplant Guru

Houseplant Happy Hour: Secrets of Flowering Houseplants

Flowering houseplants are a fun and beautiful way to expand your growing skills and the number of specimens in your houseplant family.

Want to see the colorful, intricate and sometimes fragrant blooms houseplants can offer? This session dispels the unfair reputation that flowering houseplants are tricky and offers simple insider strategies to coax blossoms out of your houseplants.

Saturday March 18
Agenda Header - Small Space Saturday

Small Space Saturday 2

Big ideas for tiny spaces, from balconies to beds
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Liliana Morgan
Portland Fruit Tree Project

Fundamentals: Easy Fruit Trees for Small Spaces

Want to add fruit trees to your growing situation but you’re short on space? Enter espaliers! This ancient training technique creates space saving trees that produce big harvests. Up against a fence, by a wall… there are many places an espalier can be out of the way and add beauty and fruit to your life. In this fundamentals session, learn the basics of selecting, planting and caring for espalier fruit trees.

1pm EST

Mark Ridsdill Smith
Vertical Veg Guy

Vertical Veg Guide to Container Gardening

If you long to grow your own tomatoes, zucchini, or strawberries, but thought you didn’t have enough space, this session teaches how to make the most of walls, balconies, patios, arches, and windowsills.

2pm EST

Jacques Lyakov
Epic Gardening

Transplanting vs. Direct Sowing

Understand the pros and cons of transplanting seedlings – perhaps those you have grown yourself – versus direct sowing.

3pm EST

Jessica Damiano
The Weekly Dirt

Companion Planting for Beginners

Can growing specific types of plants together increase productivity, pest resistance and longevity? Yes. This session demystifies the “old gardener tales” with evidence-based examples of which plants like growing together and why.

4pm EST

Kevin Espiritu
Epic Gardening

Microgreens at Home

Whether you can’t garden due to weather or space constraints, microgreens add joy and a nutritional bang to your diet. Easy to grow, tasty and productive, learn how to grow this powerful addition to your diet – and tastebuds – no matter where you grow.
 
 

Houseplant Happy Hour

 
Sunday March 19
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Sustainability Sunday

Garden for a Brighter Future
 
 

Good Morning Garden Tours

Grab a hot cup of tea and greet the day while enjoying an inspirational look at public and botanic gardens across the US and Canada. Special thanks to our partners at the American Public Garden Association for their assistance showcasing these beautiful spaces.

11:30am EST

Ryan McEnaney
First Editions® Shrubs & Trees

Steal The Look

Ever watched a garden tour on YouTube and wondered how you can get that exact look at home? Wonder no more! Garden Gate Magazine and Ryan McEnaney from First Editions® Shrubs & Trees are taking you through a beautiful home garden each morning of the Great Grow Along and providing style commentary and plant suggestions so you can easily recreate these beautiful gardens at home.

12pm EST

Mike Lizotte
American Meadows

Fundamentals: Gardening & Sustainability

We can all do our part to support the environment with our home gardens. In this fundamentals class, learn basic approaches to engrain sustainability practices into your garden and life.

1pm EST

Sally Morgan & Kim Stoddart
 

The Climate Change Garden

Create a resilient, climate-wise garden and learn how to adapt your garden to cope with volatile weather extremes and other effects of a rapidly changing climate.

2pm EST

Andre Baptiste
Permaculture Life

Food Forest: Basics of Permaculture

Take a tour of Andre’s food forest and learn how it’s built on permaculture fundamentals. Based in Florida, this native Canadian has ideas that work no matter where you live to integrate permaculture principles for resilient, natural gardens.

3pm EST

Dan Wilder
Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Why We Care: How Choices In the Landscape Affect the World

There are a lot of buzz words floating around these days. Native, pollinator, green… but what do they mean and are they representative of legitimate ecological principles or simply buzz words of the most recent fad? In this primer on ecological choices, learn how the decisions we make on our landscape can affect the world!

4pm EST

Janet Sluis
Sunset Plant Collection

Water-wise Gardening

You don’t need to live in drought conditions to benefit from water-wise gardening. Learn how to select water-wise plants and group them together to encourage more efficient water use as well as other water-wise principles.
 
 

Event Wrap-Up: To Be Announced