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Great grow along kickoff

Join us as we kickoff our 2nd annual festival

Friday, March 11, 2022

8pm EST

Get Pumped About Plants & Cocktail Hour

Garden Marcus kicks off our week with a great pep talk for gardeners of all kinds.

Marcus Bridgewater
Garden Marcus

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

Small Space Saturday

BIG ideas for tiny spaces, from balconies to beds

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

11am EST

Soil Secrets: Building Great Soil for Beginners

Host of popular youtube channel Epic Gardening walks through how to make your soil not only good, but great. For gardeners of all levels, this session will get you growing from the ground up.

Kevin Espiritu
Epic Gardening

2pm EST

Grow Your Garden Up: Tips & Tricks for Trellising to Maximize Your Space

Wendi Phan is here to help you grow up, literally! She has tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your space no matter what the size of your garden.

Wendi Phan
Gardens of Wendiland

4pm EST

Foodscaping in Containers

Container gardening meets food gardening in this unique spin on growing good food with limited area. Brie Arthur takes you through how to plan for and implement interesting containers that taste good, too.

Brie Arthur
Brie the Plant Lady

8pm EST

Houseplant Happy Hour: New Plant Care Starter Pack & Cocktail Hour

Houseplants have grown greatly in popularity in the last couple of years and Kamili Bell Hill of Plant Blerd has curated a collection of houseplants for those just starting out. This session is for those who may be just beginning to collect houseplants or who need ideas on what plant to get next.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Kamili Bell Hill
Plant Blerd

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Sustainability Sunday

Gardening for a brighter future

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

11am ET

New Naturalism: Designing & Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden

Using native plants can be an attractive way to create a garden that works with the environment and Kelly Norris shows his own garden as an example of how to grow a very natural space with a design eye. Learn how to set up a garden that is great for wildlife and looks great too.

Kelly Norris
Designer & Author

1pm ET

Gardening for Butterflies

Butterflies serve many purposes in the garden during their various life cycles and Heather Andrews shares how her gardening has transformed since she has been catering to these beneficial insects. If you’re a vegetable grower looking for ways to incorporate more pollinators or just want to attract more color into your outdoor spaces, you’re sure to gain from this session.

Heather Andrews
The Thoughtful Gardener

4pm ET

Regenerative Gardening

If you’re looking for ways to maintain beautiful gardens year after year, Stephanie Rose sets you up for success in this session on managing the ecosystem in your space. This session provides all-natural tactics for gardeners that want to work smarter and not harder.

Stephanie Rose
Garden Therapy

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Eight Ways to Grow More Joy in Your Work Day with Plants & Cocktail Hour

Join Bloom & Grow Radio Podcast host Maria Failla for tips on how to cultivate joy in your work space using plants and what they can teach us. Gain new perspective on how to breathe life back into your workday.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Maria Failla
Bloom & Grow Radio

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Make it Monday (DIY)

DIY projects you can take on with ease

Monday, March 14, 2022

11am ET

Chanticleer Garden

Set on a historic estate in the Philadelphia region, Chanticleer is a garden designed by Thomas Seers in the early 20th century. The garden doesn’t open for the season until March 30th, so you’ll get a front row seat to check it out from the comfort of your home.

Virtual Garden Tour

12pm ET

Fun DIY Hydro Systems for Under $100

Hydroponics have gained in popularity over the last few years with countertop kitchen gardens that can provide herbs year-round. Learn how to dabble in this hobby no matter your budget, Tyler Baras walks you through what you need, what you might want, and what you can aspire to do with hydroponics.

Tyler Baras
The Farmer Tyler

2pm ET

Homemade Fertilizer Hacks: "Do as Nature Does"

Working with nature is the way to go when it comes to fertilizers. Marco Thomas shows us how to do as nature does to create fertilizer that will boost your garden to new levels.

Marco Thomas
Microbes by Marco

4pm ET

DIY topiary

Topiary can seem intimidating but Brandon Lark Roberts breaks down what tools and ideas you need to create topiary in your very own garden. Join for a demonstration from what plants to choose to how and when to prune.

Brandon Lark Roberts
Designer

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: How to Become a Succ-essful Gardener & Cocktail Hour

Houseplant Guru Lisa Eldred Steinkopf walks you through a collection of succulents that will have you inspired and in awe. If you’ve historically not had luck, tune in to get tips that will help you not “succ”.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
The Houseplant Guru

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Transformation Tuesday

All about landscaping, from dreaming to doing

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

11am ET

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

This Nashville, Tennessee estate is set on 55 acres that started as a private property in 1929 and turned into a public art museum and botanic garden in 1960. Enjoy the mix of gardens and trees at this botanic garden and arboretum.

Virtual Garden Tour

2pm ET

Edible Landscaping

Potager blog writer Linda Vater inspires with her creative garden design, making use of edible plants that can look great too. For those who love brilliant design but have always wanted to grow herbs and produce, this session is for you.

Linda Vater
Potager Blog

4pm ET

Adaptive Gardening: Tips & Tools for Lifelong Gardening

With so much movement and muscle involved, gardening can seem a limiting hobby and Toni Gattone walks us through things she has implemented through the years to ensure gardening is for every body. Learn tips and tools to ensure as your body changes, gardening can still remain part of your lifestyle.

Toni Gattone
Speaker & Author

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Secrets to a Lasting (Plant) Relationship & Cocktail Hour

With an engineering background, Darryl Cheng approaches houseplants a bit differently. Check out the science behind the ideal in-home conditions to make your houseplants thrive.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Darryl Cheng
House Plant Journal

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Garden For Wildlife Wednesday

Welcome birds, bees, bats & more

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

11am ET

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

A virtual tour of Carribean Gardens at the Naples Zoo

Virtual Garden Tour

12pm ET

Wildlife Gardeners Panel: If You Build It They Will Come

Garden for Wildlife panel curated by Mary Philips from the National Wildlife Federation is a panel of gardeners who have experience catering their gardens to the ecosystems in which they thrive. Sure to be a wealth of knowledge, come listen to gardeners talk about their experience.

Mary Phillips, Terri Speight, Katharine vonRueden, Justin Clemens, Susannah Lerman, Dee Hall

2pm ET

Everything You Know About Bees Is Wrong

Join Dave Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation for a chat about how to care for our native bees. If you think of honeybees straightaway, think again, because this talk is about native varieties and how to bee a better neighbor to these pollinator powerhouses.

David Mizejewski
National Wildlife Federation

4pm ET

All About Oaks

Oaks of multiple varieties get covered in this wildlife-focused chat by Doug Tallamy. Perhaps Oaks have seemed daunting or overwhelming, but Doug breaks down why they’re an important cornerstone to any good ecosystem and why you might consider making an Oak your next garden investment.

Doug Tallamy
Author

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Growing Herbs Indoors and Out & Cocktail Hour

Herbs are often a first choice when starting a garden, and Debbie Wolfe covers a variety of herbs that can work both indoors and outside. Those with small spaces or big ideas may want to tune in for some inspiration on how to use these multi-functional, often-fragrant plants.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Debbie Wolfe
Growing Herbs Indoors and Out

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Tiny THursday

Gardening with kids

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

11am ET

Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio offers a rich landscape of plants of all varieties. In this garden tour, the focus will be on their children’s garden and showing how they incorporate littles into their garden design.

Virtual Garden Tour

2pm ET

Lessons to Grow On: Three STEAM Activities for Kids of All Ages

Utilizing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) educational techniques, Em walks us through how to apply these to kids’ gardening activities. If you’re looking for new ways to engage kids outside, you’ve come to the right place.

Em Shipman
KidsGardening

4pm ET

Fun with Fungi

Nikhil Arora from Back to The Roots interviews young Te’lario Watkins who has ignited a passion for growing mushrooms and sharing it with others. Join if you’ve been curious about how to grow functional fungus.

Te'Lario Watkins
with

Nikhil Arora
Back to the Roots

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Pause with Plants & Cocktail Hour

We all can use a deep breath sometimes and Brittany Gowan walks us through taking a moment to ourselves among our greenery and what plants can teach us about meditation. For those who have difficulty sitting still or need a breath to themselves, this session is for you.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Brittany Gowan
Pause with Plants

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Flower Friday

From orchids to bold blooms & cut flowers

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Friday, March 18, 2022

11am ET

Filoli Historic House & Garden Tour

With acres of English Rennaissance-style gardens, and orchard, and a nature preserve, Filoli gardens in Woodside, California has much to look at. Be inspired by the colors and seamless integration of landscaping on this beautiful property.

Virtual Garden Tour

12pm ET

Five Tips to Gorgeous Dahlias

Dahlias are Mara Tyler’s farming specialty and she is here to make them accessible to everyone. If you’re thinking of trying these gorgeous blooms this season or have had trouble in the past, come get some great tips for success.

Mara Tyler
The Farm at Oxford

4pm ET

Panel: DIY Flower Arranging & Trends

A collection of flower presentations curated by the Slow Flowers Society to have you growing your best this season and for seasons to come. If you’re looking for solutions to growing your best plus a design lesson on how to put them together when you bring collections indoors, this session has lots in store.

Slow Flower Society
(Debra Prinzing, Felicia Alvarez, Menagerie Farm & Flower, Jennifer & Adam O'Neal PepperHarrow)

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Secrets to Orchid Success & Cocktail Hour

Orchids are often the first indoor flowers or even houseplant that many people try, and Chris Satch is here to help clarify why some are easier to care for than your average grocery store Orchid. For those looking to grow gorgeous showy blooms indoors, this session is for you.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Christopher Satch
The Plant Doctor

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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Small Space Saturday II

Big ideas for tiny spaces from balconies to beds

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Saturday March 19, 2022

11am ET

Edibles for Three Seasons

Ashlie Thomas, aka The Mocha Gardener, walks us through how she saves space and grows vegetables and herbs in spring, summer, and fall in order to get the most out of her small spaces. For those looking for tips, tricks, and tools on how to grow food in any size space.

Ashlie Thomas
The Mocha Gardener

1pm ET

Seed Starting

Time to get those seeds started! Carrie and Dale Spoonemore show us best practices for turning seeds and seedlings into mature plants to be enjoyed.

Carrie and Dale Spoonmore
From Seed to Spoon

2pm ET

Bonsai 101

Bonsai is an ancient art form and practice. Jerome Kellerhals walks us through how he got started, what tools he uses, and how you can begin your bonsai journey today.

Jerome Kellerhals and Mariannjely Marval
The Bonsai Supply

4pm ET

Kitchen Garden Revival

Nicole Burke has an impressive vegetable garden and she walks you through how to achieve a kitchen garden of your own. For those wishing to grow the food you put on your plate.

Nicole Burke
Gardenary & Rooted Garden

8pm ET

Houseplant Happy Hour: Wild & Wacky Plants plus European Trends & Cocktail Hour

In this unique twofold chat, Michael Perry walks us through European garden trends and then shifts into wild and wacky plants, a few of which you may want to add to your collection at home. Join for an engaging presentation while you sip your beverage of choice.

Khalid of The Barrel Age has curated cocktails for each houseplant happy hour session. Join in the fun by checking Instagram in the morning to find the recipe so you can mix-along with our house mixologist.

Michael Perry
Mr. Plant Geek

Khalid Williams
The Barrel Age

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SPring Equinox

Grow in Your Zone

Sunday March 20, 2022

11am ET

Zone Talk - Northeast, Midwest

Offering suggestions for the northeast and midwest regions of the US, Elizabeth Licata offers suggestions from her own garden.

Elizabeth Licata
GardenRant

1pm ET

Zone Talk - Pacific Northwest

Joining us from the pacific northwest in the US, Sean and Allison McManus offer suggestions from their own garden.

Sean & Allison McManus
Spoken Garden

2pm ET

Zone Talk - Southeast

Offering suggestions for the southeast regions of the US, Teri Speight offers suggestions from her own garden, including pruning and care tips.

Teri Speight
Cottage in the Court

3pm ET

Community Garden Panel

Learn about five mission-driven community gardens in this panel hosted by LaManda Joy, author of Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook. The highlighted gardens are all recipients of Gardening Know How's community garden sponsorship program and demonstrate how growing food, and community, has a lasting impact on neighborhoods nation-wide.

The Charles Henry Chapman Memorial Community Garden Restoration Project, Heroic Gardens, Signal Hill Elementary Healing Through Harvest Garden, Backyard Growers, DIGA Garden at GF Strong Rehab Center

4pm ET

Zone Talk - West, Southwest

Offering suggestions for the west and southwest regions of the US, Noelle Johnson offers suggestions from her own garden.

Noelle Johnson
AZ Plant Lady

5pm ET

BONUS SESSION - Filoli Historic House & Garden Tour

With acres of English Rennaissance-style gardens, and orchard, and a nature preserve, Filoli gardens in Woodside, California has much to look at. Be inspired by the colors and seamless integration of landscaping on this beautiful property.

Virtual Garden Tour

8pm ET

Let's Keep Growing!
Event Wrap-up

Closes out our week leaving gardeners excited and inspired to get out there and grow!

Armen Adamjan
Creative Explained

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