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1- USDA Hardiness Zones: Are they all you need to know to have a successful garden?

  • Learn what USDA Hardiness Zones mean
  • Learn what USDA Hardiness Zones don’t mean
  • Learn what else you need to know regarding your growing conditions to be successful

Cheryl Moore-GoughCheryl Moore-Gough has been the Technical Editor for Horticulture for Zone 4 Magazine since it began in 2008, an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Montana State University, and a prolific writer on many plant and garden related topics including vegetable growing, seed saving, and ornamental gardening.

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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
American Horticultural Society Heat-Zone Map


 

2- What Characterizes a Steppe Ecozone and How Can Embracing it Make my Gardening Easier and More Beautiful?

  • Steppe climate: We have much to gain by looking at gardening from a global perspective
  • Alpine gardens offer us an appropriate model of working with our environment
  • How do we embrace a Western Aesthetic?

Panayoti KelaidisPanayoti Kelaidis is the Senior Curator and Director of Outreach at the Denver Botanic Gardens. He is a world-renowned plantsman and explorer who has revolutionized Rocky Mountain horticulture, with his countless introductions to horticulture and his avant garde approach to gardening in the West.

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3- Forming a Regional Gardening Community; How Participating in a Discussion Forum Can Benefit Your Garden

  • Introduction to a simple and free platform for establishing helpful connections
  • Get support and answers quickly from fellow gardeners working with similar conditions
  • Learn with others; share ideas and useful resources

Chris HeilerChris Heiler is a green industry social media consultant. He develops social media strategy and training programs for clients ranging from landscape design/build firms and lawn care companies to garden centers, growers and specialty manufacturers. Chris regularly speaks at landscape industry events across the country, writes for industry publications, and also shares his social media expertise with hundreds of landscape professionals in his exclusive Social Media Club at LandscapeLeadership.com.

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4- How Good Design Simplifies Garden Tasks and Enhances Enjoyment of Outdoor Space

  • Know your Site
  • Good Design IS Low Maintenance
  • Think Local


Robert LittlepageRobert Littlepage, APLD; RLA
is a licensed landscape architect in both California and Louisiana. Since 1985 he has designed gardens throughout the western United States. He has also consulted on gardens in Louisiana, France and England. In addition to his architecture practice he is the Founder/Director of the California School of Garden Design, and former instructor of design and irrigation at Sierra College.

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Gardening in the interior west by Robert Littlepage

 


 

5- What it Means to Work WITH Nature in a High and Dry Climate

  • The truth about amending with organic matter and the more important ingredient
  • Why Western gardeners should ignore most everything they read
  • The art of growing plants in heavy clay soil

Robert NoldRobert Nold is an avid gardener constantly exploring how best to garden within the parameters he’s inherited living in the West. His conclusions and discoveries have been published in a host of noteworthy publications including several books he’s authored.

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Interview with Robert Nold- renown dryland gardener and writer of gardening handbook High and Dry


 

6- The Art of Growing Plants and Where to Start

  • Going from container soil to garden; why they are different and how to bridge the gap
  • Great benefits of plants from seed
  • Tips on successful in-situ seed growing

Mike BoneMike Bone, works in plant propagation and production and is the Curator of Steppe Collection at the Denver Botanic Gardens where he has focused his work on seed collection and the study of steppe plants and ecology. Most of his work is done in Western North America but he has traveled to Central Asia to study plants from the steppes and mountains there. He is also actively involved in the Plant Select program as well as the IPPS (International Plant Propagators’ Society).

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7- Creative Gardening Strategies for Tough Locations

  • Plants for windbreaks and visual screens
  • Soil strategies to improve successful plantings
  • Common myths explored and debunked

Tom HealdTom Heald is the managing partner for the Wyoming Plant Company, specializing in hardy native and adapted plants for Wyoming conditions. Previously, Tom was a Wyoming Extension Educator where he worked with thousands of homeowners who struggled to grow plants in this challenging environment. Many times it was not the homeowner at fault, but the lack of appropriate plant materials to choose from; retail outlets were offering inappropriate plant choices for the environment. Tom began to rethink suitable plants and landscaping.

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8- The Easiest to Grow, Longest Blooming Durable Plants for the Western Garden

 

  • How Plant Select is forging a truly American style of horticulture
  • A bold, new plant palette revolutionizing the way we garden
  • Plants that thrive in both our variable winters and our hot summers

Pat HaywardPat Hayward is the Executive Director of Plant Select®, a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and regional horticulturists seeking out and distributing the best plants for western gardens. Pat has worked in all facets of Rocky Mountain regional horticulture since 1979. A lecturer, writer and photographer, she has written for numerous national publications, co-authored two books, and her gardens have been featured in regional and national publications.

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Plant Select durable, long blooming plants

 


 

9- Rock Gardening With Native Plants From Around The World

  • The huge diversity of plants: the more you look the more you will find
  • Where in the world do you find plants that adapt to our gardens in the Interior West?
  • PowerPoint Presentation – My favorite plants for rock gardens and native landscapes

Bill AdamsBill Adams owns and operates Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery, a small specialty nursery growing choice rock garden, hardy native and unusual dryland plants from around the world. He is a leader in the current effort to promote Western Water Wise Landscaping in the City of Pueblo, where he has been instrumental in the designing, planting and maintenance of numerous Water Wise gardens.

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Rock Gardening-Plants from Near & Far (image list)

Bill Adams: Rock Gardening Plants from Near and Far


 

10- Five Things Every Western Gardener Should Know Before Planting Native Plants

  • Where did that plant come from and why does it matter?
  • Native plants that make great alternatives to standard garden species
  • Creating native plant communities in your garden

Kathy SettevendemieKathy Settevendemie is the Owner-Operator of Blackfoot Native Plant Nursery, a wholesale nursery selling Montana native plants since 2003. She is a board member of the Montana Native Plant Society and conducts workshops on landscaping with native plants throughout western Montana in addition to providing consultations to landowners. Madeline Mazurski will be joining her.

 

Madeline MazurkskiMadeline Mazurski is the owner of Montana Native Landscapes, specializing in native and water wise landscape design since 1995. She has taught landscape design and plant classes and designed and helped establish a Water Wise Demonstration Garden in Missoula, Montana. She has been an active member of the Montana Native Plant Society, serving on the state board for many years. With degrees in botany and landscape architecture, Madeline is passionate
about plants and design.

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11- Designing Contemporary Gardens with Heirloom Plants

  • Why heirloom plants are perfect for the intermountain West
  • Who’s who in this gorgeous “scentimental” palette
  • Design tips for using these oldies but goodies

Mary Ann NewcomerMary Ann Newcomer, is known as the Dirt Diva on the River Radio, 94.9 in Boise, ID. An accomplished garden writer, horticulturist, and garden designer, she has wielded her creativity and design talents on public, private, and commercial gardens. She is the co-creator of Garden-Logic.com, an online garden design software service.

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12- Growing Vegetables in the Semi-arid West

  • What crops grow best in the West
  • How to support pollinators & other beneficial insects while decreasing pests
  • Building great soil by supporting the soil life

Jane ShellenbergerJane Shellenberger Jane Shellenberger is the publisher and editor of the independent newsmagazine, Colorado Gardener, “A Thinking Gardener’s Companion”, which she founded in 1996. An eclectic gardener she learned about plants from her botanist mother. She is also the author of the new book Organic Gardener’s Companion, Growing Vegetables in the West.

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13- What to do to Keep Your Western Garden Beautiful all Year

  • Minimal maintenance is required
  • When to prune and cut back
  • How to know what to deadhead, when, and why

Eva MontaneEva Montane got her start in ornamental horticulture doing fine perennial maintenance with Genevieve Schmidt of northcoastgardening.com blogging fame. Eva holds a certificate from the California School of Garden Design, is a designer, writer, and educator, and has been published in Colorado Gardener and Zone 4 among other publications. She’s a member of APLD and is a wildflower guide with the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.

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Eva Rose Montane: What to do to keep your western garden

 


 

14- Roses can be as Easy to Grow as Weeds

  • The toughest, easiest roses for the Interior West
  • The creme de la creme and where to get them
  • Why our region is ideal for growing roses

Joan-Franson120Joan Franson has served as President of Denver Rose Society; Rocky Mountain District Director. She was awarded the Rocky Mountain District Silver Honor Medal in 1978 and the Denver Rose Society Bronze Medal in 2000. A long standing Master Rosarian (Rocky Mountain District Outstanding Consulting Rosarian in 2001), Joan frequently writes lively and entertaining articles and educational material on roses. She grows about 125 roses of all types at home – Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Polyanthas, Miniatures, Climbers, Old Garden Roses, Canadian Hardy roses, English or Austin roses, Shrubs and Species.

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15- Penstemons, the Nearly Perfect Perennials for Any Garden

  • Penstemon is a huge genus of native American plants, with over 280 species
  • There is a species for almost every garden niche: tall, short, arid, moist, hot cold, anything but deep shade
  • Penstemons are inherit survivors, and require very little effort to grow

JTpenningtonPlantProp120Bob Pennington. Together with his family Bob bought and revived a defunct plant nursery in 1975, knowing very little about business or growing plants for sale when they started (probably a key to their success he says). Bob is a past president of the American Penstemon Society (APSDEV.org), a founding member and past president of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, a current board member of the Eriogonum Society (Eriogonum.org), a plant geek, with no formal plant education, and a husband, father, and grandfather.

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16- Creating No Waste Gardens in the West

  • Mulch and permaculture
  • Garden art
  • Reducing, reusing, and recycling in the Western garden for smarter ecology and lower bills

marcia_tatroeMarcia Tatroe is author of Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West, described as the first complete gardening book to cover the hot, dry, desert and plains areas of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming, Idaho, Montana. Topics include: extensive plant lists for all areas, hardscape ideas using rock and wood, where to find garden art and how to use it to create your own regional aesthetic, as well as hundreds of practical suggestions to overcome the challenges of gardening in the Intermountain West. Marcia is also a regular contributor to Fine Gardening and a columnist for Denver Post, and Sunset.

 

 


 

17- Creating a Natural Garden

  • What is a natural garden and why have one?
  • Aesthetics and design concepts of a natural garden
  • Practical aspects of creating and stewarding a natural garden

Lauren-Springer-OgdenLauren Springer Ogden worked in public gardens on both sides of the Atlantic before receiving her master’s degree in horticulture. At Denver Botanic Gardens, she designed the Watersmart and Romantic Gardens. An award-winning writer and photographer, she is author of The Undaunted Garden, named one of the 75 best American gardening books of the last century by the American Horticultural Society. Lauren and her work have been featured on television and in many publications and books. She is a popular speaker in the United States and Canada. plantdrivendesign.com

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18- Why and How to Expand Your Plant Palette

  • There are so many great plant species and varieties
  • There are many benefits to growing a greater diversity of plants
  • How and where to find less common selections

Mike-Kintgen1Mike Kintgen, Senior Horticulturist at Denver Botanic Gardens. Mike is a remarkable horticulturist who began volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens when he was just 11 years old and has been there ever since minus a three year hiatus from DBG to intern at Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Rhododendron Species foundation. After earning a degree in Landscape Horticulture at CSU he worked at Timberline Gardens in Arvada for eight months. Mike has since taken over charge of the rock gardens at DBG from Panayoti Kelaidis who claims that a person’s greatest honor is to have his successor be better at his craft than he himself was and says this is the case here. Mike’s passion for his subject is clear when seeing him in his garden surrounded by a unique and lovely diversity of plants from around the world; many of which came from his own collecting trips.

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19- I Just Can’t Contain Myself

  • How to make container gardening in the West easy
  • Creative ideas for interesting flare
  • Using perennials in containers for less maintenance

photoSheila Schultz is a celebrated garden designer with a zeal for containers. Recognized by Fine Gardening she was the winner of their container contest for 2 of the last 5 years and a runner up for one of them. Her home garden is on the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour this year and her work was featured on the cover of the Home section of the Denver Post.