JANUARY 14, 2018


7:30 AM TO 8:15 AM - REGISTRATION

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215


8:15 AM - WELCOME

Dr. Steven Still, Emeritus Professor, The Ohio State University


8:30 AM – Garden Renovation: Transform Your Yard into the Garden of Your Dreams Bobbie Schwartz Bobbie’s Green Thumb, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Most homeowners who know they want to make changes to their landscapes have no idea where to start, what questions to ask, what they don’t know that they need to know, or how to work with a landscape designer or landscape architect. Bobbie will outline her approach used during the initial meeting with the client plus the ensuing discussions about goals, budget, the importance of soil amendment as it relates to successful planting, and phasing of an installation.


9:30 AM – Shrubs for the Mixed Border Great Complements to Perennials Bill Hendricks, Klyn Nurseries, Inc., Perry, Ohio

Adding shrubs to the mixed border to complement a perennial garden adds year-round interest. Join savvy plantsman, Bill, to look at shrubs and vines that work well when combined with perennials to add seasonal interest.



10:30 AMBeverage Break


11:00 AM – Perennials That Drink Responsibly Stephanie Cohen, The Perennial Diva, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The hot and dry summers we have experienced, create water usage challenges. In choosing perennials, consider their water requirements and how much water will be guzzled by any given plant. Your perennials will have to learn to drink responsibly; else the horticultural police will take them handcuffed to the compost pile.



12 PMLunch Break

Lunch on your own in the food court and other convenient options.


1:15 PM – Ornamental Grasses in the 21st Century John Friel, Emerald Coast Growers, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

No longer a niche product for specialists and iconoclasts, ornamental grasses have become an expected and respected part of good garden design. Increased interest has spurred new breeding, and vice-versa. More than 100 ornamental grasses are now protected by patents and/or trademarks in the US alone. John will discuss current trends, reliable sellers, and exciting introductions.



2:15 PMBeverage Break


2:30 PM – Those Beautiful Annuals... You Gotta Love ‘em Jim Nau, Ball Horticultural Company, Chicago, Illinois

This presentation covers a wide range of annual plants – some that may surprise you. Jim will share a plethora of what is possible in seasonal plants. There are more than you may have considered. Some are for cool seasons and others for warm/hot summers. Suggestions include cut flowers for the dining room, for the kids to enjoy in their rooms, and for the border. The possibilities are endless.


3:30 PM – A Look at the Shady Characters for The Garden Dr. Steven Still, Emeritus Professor, Ohio State University

When gardeners think about shade gardens, they might think “hosta,” but there are more options for the shaded landscape. Besides a tremendous variety of hostas, there are many other perennials with a palette of textures, flowers, and colorful foliage that thrive in the shade. Dr. Still will discuss many perennials that will provide color in the shade garden.


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  • An awesome day-long seminar on January 14, featuring 6 plant experts.

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Full refund will be granted if requested in writing before January 7, 2018. From January 8 to 14, refunds will be pro-rated according to contracts the PPA has with vendors.

PLEASE NOTE: All events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

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