9:00 a.m. Lecture #1 – Gardening in the Shade with Jackie Bantle
Shade is variable and changes over the years as the trees within our landscapes mature.
Beside the shade, plants sometimes have to deal with root competition. This workshop will
cover the many plants (well over a hundred!) that are adapted to shade: perennials, shrubs and
bulbs; and ways to lighten shade.
10:00 a.m. Lecture #2 – Berries for the Prairies with Bob Bors
A discussion of the various berries that we can grow here on the Prairies. Whether it’s
strawberries, raspberries, haskap, Saskatoon berries or Sea Buckthorn, this session will provide
background on growing and maintenance, best varieties, extending the harvest during the
summer, mulching, over-wintering. There will be time for Q & A and discussions.
11:00 a.m. Lecture #3 – Perennials: Beyond the Basics with Sara Williams
The range of hardy perennials for prairie gardeners increases every year. Dare to go beyond
the basics. Extend the season of your borders through the use of early, late, unusual,
underused and “iffy” perennials along with ornamental grasses. From the first blue, pink or white
hepatics in early spring through the clumps of ornamental grasses that compose your winter
border, it’s all here.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Choose ONE)
Workshop #1 – Vertical Gardening with Jackie Bantle
Maximize your garden space by growing up. Topics that will be covered in this workshop include
various types of trellises, climbing plants, espaliered fruit growing, and living walls.
Workshop #2 – Water Gardening with Bob Bors
A hands-on and lecture session on how to build and maintain a pond, what types of plants to put
in your pond and how to care for those plants as well as hints on how to care for fish in the
pond. Focus will be on the more popular and easy to care water plants. Basic information
about filters and aeration will also be included. We will be bringing some water plants to aid in
2:45 pm to 4:15 pm (Choose ONE)
Workshop #3 – Successful Container Gardening with Jackie Bantle
How do you keep your containers looking beautiful throughout the season? Tips on getting your
containers to survive the summer heat, stay fresh and look good right through to fall.
Workshop #4 – House Plants 101 with Bob Bors
A look at some of our favourite houseplants, how to take care of them and propagate them.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own houseplants to either share, discuss or diagnose
their ailments. If you think your houseplant is infested with some creature, please bring in a
secure, clear plastic bag or take a photo (jpeg preferred) and we will try to troubleshoot
problems. We will have cuttings and bulblets to take home.
Step 1 – Determine your Fees
FULL DAY: RHS Members $75 / Non-Members $85 (Includes lunch and two coffee breaks)
MORNING Lectures ONLY: RHS Members $45 / Non-Members $50 (Includes one coffee break)
AFTERNOON Workshops ONLY: RHS Members $45 / Non-Members $50 (Includes one coffee break)
* If you are registering as an RHS member, please ensure you have renewed your membership for 2019
Step 2 – Fill out the online registration form
Fill out our Event Registration Google Form and then return to our website to complete payment information.
Step 3 – Send Payment to the RHS (three options)
1) MAIL: Cheques payable to “Regina Horticultural Society”. Mail registrant’s name and cheque to: RHS Spring Workshop, 2806 Abbott Road, Regina, SK S4T 2J8
2) E-TRANSFER: Please send an e-transfer through your preferred banking institution to firstname.lastname@example.org, then send the registrant’s name and security answer in a separate email.
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