2020 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show speaker schedule

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Here is the schedule of speakers at the 2020 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.


9:30 a.m. "Soil in the Garden." Vic Ford, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

10 a.m. "Demystifying Drip Irrigation," Cindy Franklin, Pulaski County Master Gardener

10:30 a.m. "Farm Life: City Living," Sandy DeCoursey, executive director, St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

11 a.m. "Landscape Drainage Solutions," Chris Keeling, Keeling Co.

11:30 a.m. "The Cutting Edge: Five Easy Steps to Home Propagation," Jim Robbins, UA Cooperative Extension Service

Noon "Fun With Succulents," Richard Cleaver, Culberson's Greenhouses

12:30 p.m. "Establishing a Backyard Apiary," Mark Guenther, Central Arkansas Beekeepers Association

1 p.m. "Native Plants as Food Sources and Nutritional Alternatives," Rose Marie Nuffer, Central Arkansas Herbalism

1:30 p.m. "How to Germinate Seeds of Native Plants," Theo Whitsell, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

2 p.m. "Promoting Wildflowers on Arkansas Roadsides," Joe Ledvina, Arkansas Department of Transportation, Natural Resources

2:30 p.m. "Poultry Breeds for Hobby Flocks," Sara Orlowski, UA Extension poultry specialist

3 p.m. "Basic Poultry Flock Husbandry," Dr. F. Dustin Clark, UA Extension poultry health veterinarian

3:30 p.m. "Tablescapes With 20/20 Vision," Justin Hoadley and Alex Hudson, Tanarah Luxe Floral and Event Styling

4 p.m. "Living Soil," Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center State Park


9:30 a.m. "Success With Azaleas," Ronnie Palmer, Arkansas chapter, Azalea Society of America

10 a.m. "Beautify and Retain Your Landscape With Curbing Solutions," Fred Stewart, Classical Curbs

10:30 a.m. "Catching Swarms for the Backyard Hive," Mark Guenther, Central Arkansas Beekeepers

11 a.m. "Creating a Wildlife Refuge in Your Back Yard," Cindy Franklin, Pulaski County Master Gardener

11:30 a.m. "Gardening for the Future (Native Plants)," Rand Retzloff, Grand Designs

Noon "Habitat Chat," Jim Allen, Wild Birds Unlimited, and Mary Evans, Pulaski County Master Gardener

12:30 p.m. "Native Bees: Why We Need Them and They Need Us," Cathie Connaughton, Faulkner County Master Gardener

1 p.m. "Building a Monarch Butterfly Garden," Holly Anderson and Leslie Fowler, Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership

1:30 p.m. "Medicinal Herb Gardening: 3 Simple Herbal Remedies From Plants You Already Grow," Jill McSheehy, Journey with Jill Garden writer and podcaster

2 p.m. "Rubus: Herb of the Year 2020," Tina Marie Wilcox, Ozark Folk Center State Park

2:30 p.m. "How to Make Compound Herb Butter," Debbie Tripp, Rosemary Hill Herb Farm

3 p.m. "The Chain of Life: The Long and Eventual Journey of Fresh Cut Flowers," Jim Watkins, Frances Flower Shop

3:30 p.m. "We Need Trees and Trees Need Us," Krista Quinn, Faulkner County Extension agent

4 p.m. "Care and Selection of Japanese Maples," Scott Smith, River Valley Horticultural Products


11 a.m. "Odyssey of Change Through the Years in Floral Design," Jim Watkins, Frances Flower Shop

11:30 a.m. "How to Grow, Propagate and Enjoy Scented Geraniums," Kathleen Connole, Ozark Folk Center State Park

Noon "Bonsai Basics for Beginners," Dustin Lane, Central Arkansas Bonsai Society

12:30 p.m. "Totally Terrific Terrariums," Sharon Mayes, Pulaski County Master Gardener

1 p.m. "Easy and Carefree Groundcovers," Susan Rose, Pulaski County Master Gardener

1:30 p.m. "Camellia Care and General Info," Paige Mizell, Mizell's Camellia Hill Nursery (Louisiana)

2 p.m. "Questions Answered: African Violets," Betty Ferguson, Central Arkansas African Violet Society

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