Smart Gardening Workshops


Horticulture’s free online Smart Gardening Workshops give you access to great garden speakers from the comfort of your own home. After registering for a workshop, you’ll receive information by e-mail showing how to join the workshop as it takes place live. Can’t make it to the live event? If you register anyway, you’ll receive another e-mail after the workshop takes place, providing you with a link to a recording of it. All registrants will receive the recording, whether they attend live or not.

Each workshop in about an hour long. Just click the link below each workshop to register for it. Register for as many as you’d like.

Recorded workshops from past years can be accessed on page 2.

Spring Ahead with Cool-Season Flowers
Presenter: Lisa Ziegler
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016; 2:00 p.m. ET

Ziegler100Flower farmer Lisa Ziegler shares her experiences growing hardy annual flowers such as snapdragons, sweet peas, bells of Ireland and other spring beauties that are favorites of gardeners as well as pollinators and other helpful insects in search of habitat and food at winter’s end. She will introduce the cool-season concept, when to plant, where to locate for the earliest blooming, setting the garden up for low maintenance and how to keep the blooms coming into summer. Lisa’s book Cool Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, September 2014) was based on this program.

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Gorgeous, Superhero Flowering Shrubs and Groundcovers for Right-Size Flower Gardens
Presenter: Kerry Ann Mendez
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016; 2:00 p.m. ET

Mendez100This high-energy presentation features eye-catching, low-maintenance flowering shrubs and groundcovers that provide interest for three or more seasons. Emphasis will be on varieties that are drought-tolerant and pollinator friendly. Many new plants will be showcased!

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Access recordings of past years’ workshops on page 2.