Workshops are repeated on April 29-30 at the same time. Please
note Making a styrofoam trough is only available on Saturday at
3:30 PM and Kokedamas is only available on Sunday at 3:30 PM.
Register and pay for the workshops here. All workshops will be held at the
tri-hawker tent. Read descriptions below to learn more.
Please note: Online registration will close
Thursday April 27, at 11:59PM. You may still register and pay at
the check in desk; space permitting.
Living Herb Wall presented by Tricia
When: 9:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday, April
29th and 30th
*Saturday is full, spots still available for Sunday*
Join Tricia and create your own living wall herb garden
with 10 different species (or more)! Great for indoors or out, sun
or shade, big space or tight quarters, creating your own edible
kitchen is both gorgeous and delicious. Learn the basics of
vertical gardening, discover the best chinook-hardy herbs for both
aesthetics and taste (and nutritional value!), and get the low down
on some of the tips and tricks the pros use when growing including
design, growing on, and trouble shooting. Cultivating and raising
your own food is the future, get started with your own wonderful
living wall herb garden!
Front Door Container presented by Tricia
When: 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and
They say eyes are the windows to the soul ... front doors
are much the same for a home. Make your entryway gorgeous and
welcoming with a stunning front door container. Join Tricia as she
leads you through an interactive seminar in creating your own
custom planter to personalize and ameliorate the face of your home.
With several dozen varieties of beautiful plants on hand that are
structurally-interesting, aesthetically pleasing, and
high-performing, Tricia will show you both the basics of design as
well as the cornerstones of proper plant care, both creating beauty
and optimizing long-term performance of your front door
centerpiece. Sturdy poly pot is perfect for inserting into a deco
container or standing on its own!
Hobbit Pot presented by Verne Williams
and Kath Smyth
When: 12:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and
It's gardening for geeks! We'll show you how to create
your own personalized "Bag-End" for the living room. We have all
you need, including hobbit-sized plants and decorations. You are
welcome to bring accessories from home. Be creative! We encourage
you to bring waterproof toys or figures to use in your
Teacup Garden presented by Verne Williams and Kath
When: 2:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and
Learn how to create an adorable tropical teacup garden
during this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the correct
planting and care methods for plants in a container without drain
holes as well as design basics. Each teacup garden will contain
tropical plants, a tea spoon and a gift label. The finished product
is a lovely desk, table, or window sill decoration that requires
little maintenance. Teacup gardens also make wonderful hostess and
Mother's Day gifts.
Making a Styrofoam Trough presented by Cathy
When: 3:30 PM only on Saturday, Apri 29
Come and have fun creating your own trough out of a Styrofoam
box. These troughs can be used to plant anything you like, but are
especially good for planting small alpines. You can also create
side holes for Sedums or Sempervivums.
Some benefits to using Styrofoam boxes:
- They are lightweight and can be moved around easily
- They make good containers for a small deck
- They provide insulation for overwintering perennials
- They can be planted immediately
Thick-walled Styrofoam boxes will be provided, along with the
tools needed to turn the boxes into great looking containers. Earth
toned paint will be available, but if you want to paint your trough
a bright color, please bring your own exterior latex paint.
Cathy will have several planted troughs for you to see and is
giving a demo on Planting Troughs on Saturday at 1:30 pm.
Some of the following materials will be available for your use,
but if you have your own, please bring them as it will help speed
up the process.
- Wire brush meant for scraping paint
- Serrated knife
- Rubber gloves (if allergic to latex gloves)
- Paint brushes (several sizes, large and small)
- Plastic sheet or garbage bag to protect your car when
transporting your trough
- Leftover exterior latex paint
Remember to wear old clothes as this is a messy project and
wear layers as you will be outside for a short period of
Kokedamas presented by Elaine Rude
When: 3:30 PM only on Sunday, April 30
Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form using moss as a
container to hold a plant. Literally translated into 'moss ball',
kokedama has its origins in traditional bonsai but doesn't take as
much time to create. Thus, it is sometimes called 'poor man's
bonsai'. These small moss balls are fun to make and make great
conversation pieces indoors and out. We will make two kokedamas to
bring home using a variety of ornamental plants.