Cooperative Extension Fresno County
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Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Home and Garden Show

33rd Annual Fresno Home and Garden Show

March 1-3, 2019


Stop by our booth for gardening information and attend a seminar on current gardening topics.   

 2019 Home & Garden Show

Master Gardener 

Garden Seminar Speaker Schedule

March 1, 2, 3


Friday, March 1

12:00pm  Growing and Pruning Roses

by Master Gardeners Sue Kendall & Joan Jones

The art growing beautiful roses in your garden can be a joy and a pleasure if you know the “best practices” for success.  All about roses will be discussed ending with a ‘hands-on’ pruning session.


1:30pm  How to Grow Plants From Seeds and Cuttings

by Master Gardeners Karen Basso & Marcia Rosenberg

Why spend money on plants from the store when you can start them yourself at home? Learn how to grow plants from seed, an inexpensive way to get exactly the flowers and vegetables you want.  Then find out how to start plants from cuttings taken from plants you’ve seen and admired.


3:00pm  Creating a Water-Wise Landscape

by Master Gardener Susan Stiltz

 Need ideas for converting water-thirsty lawns to a beautiful, low-water landscape using Fresno-Friendly plants? Then don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a landscape professional.


4:00pm  Lavender the Drought Tolerant Useful Herb

by Master Gardener Valerie Kissler

What makes lavender so desirable and special? Come and learn all about this amazing herb from choosing, planting, harvesting, and using: having success growing lavender.


Saturday, March 2

11:00am  Unlock the Secrets in the Soil

by Master Gardener Tim Sullivan

Healthy gardens begin with healthy soil.  Come learn about the USDA program “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil”. The goal of this program is to regenerate our nation’s soils and correct the problems caused by over-tillage and the overuse of chemicals.  This program is very exciting because it restores the natural microbiology of the soil with very little input.  This class will focus on restoring soil health to your own home garden.


12:30pm  Under the Spell of Succulents

by Master Gardener Roz Tampone

 Succulents are one of the most popular plants in California gardens today.  Roz will teach you all you need to know to grow succulents successfully.  Learn the names of many common succulents, how to propagate them, and how to display them in your garden.


2:00pm  The Art of Aesthetic Pruning

by Master Gardener Dawn Truelsen

With its foundation in Japanese garden pruning, bonsai and arboriculture, aesthetic pruning incorporates visual art and design principles to the pruning of small trees and shrubs in the landscape.  You will learn how aesthetic pruning can be applied to your home garden.


3:00pm  The Joy of Growing Herbs and Vegetables in Pots

by Master Gardener Sharon Rossi

Why grow herbs and vegetables in containers?  Convenience, poor soil, small space, limited sun or water, soil-borne pests, personal physical challenges – container gardens are the answer!  Learn how to grow edibles in pots!


4:00pm  Growing Tomatoes Successfully

by Master Gardeners Rose Pipkin &  the Tomato Gurus

What varieties?  What color besides RED?  What size besides BIG?  When to plant? How much water and nutrients?  What about pests and diseases?  Can I get more than one crop?  What about harvesting and uses of the fruit? You have questions???  We have answers!!


Sunday, March 3

11:00am  Garden Tool Maintenance

by Master Gardener Dan Schara

Join Dan for a hands-on demonstration of garden tool maintenance, repair and sharpening.  You are welcome to bring a couple of your own garden tools and sharpening devices for inclusion in the class discussion.


12:30pm  Backyard Composting

by Master Gardener Ann Edahl

 Learn how to quickly turn your garden clippings and kitchen scraps into valuable compost.  You will learn the “why & how” of starting your own compost pile and then using the finished product around your yard to enrich and improve your soil.


2:00pm  Summer Bulbs and Annuals

by Master Gardener Jackie Bradley

Plan your summer garden now!  Learn how to keep your garden bursting with color and visual interest all summer long using summer bulbs and annuals.  Included are tips on plant combinations, placement, and care.


3:30pm  Topiary Workshop

by Master Gardener Joanie Finch

Learn how to choose the right plant to make topiary for table top décor or in your garden landscape.  Joanie will discuss the care and requirements for a variety of plant materials for our climate.  Then experience the thrill of creating a topiary!

MG Display Booth at Home and Garden Show

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Annually on the first weekend in March and in the fall, the Big Fresno Fair grounds is home to the Fresno Home and Garden Show.

The Fresno Fair grounds are located at 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno between Kings Canyon Road and Butler Avenue.

This three day event offers lots of vendors, displays and mini seminars on home and gardening topics, a very informative venue.

The Master Gardeners present free gardening seminars each day of the event.  Visit our Master Gardener booth for information about the program.  Master Gardener docents will be happy to answer your gardening questions.

Home and Garden Show promoters charge admission to the show.

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