The schedule is set for the 2014 Dakota Garden Expo, which happens on April 11 & 12! Take a look at the events planned for the two-day event, which is the largest gardening event in all of North Dakota - you can't miss it! 

Friday, April 11

6:00–8:00PM ACTIVITIES
  • Fun Gardening Activities for Youth - Cathy Palczewski, 4-H Youth, NDSU
6:00–8:00PM SEMINARS
  • 6:00 Five Steps to a Great Garden - Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU
  • 6:30 Tree Stumps I Have Known and Loved - Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester, NDSU
  • 7:00 Improving Your Garden Soil, Dave Franzen - Soils Specialist, NDSU
  • 7:30 New Elm Cultivars, Greg Morgenson - Researcher, NDSU

Saturday, April 12

9:30–10:15AM SESSION I
  • Perennial Combos for Season Long Color - Kathleen Wiese, Landscape Specialist
  • Tree Planting and Pruning - Joe Zeleznik, Extension Forester, NDSU
  • Raised Beds and Container Gardening - Tyler Kralicek, Ext. Agent, NDSU Extension
  • Tips, Tricks and Troubles with Taters - Andrew Robinson, Potato Specialist, NDSU
  • Cool Berries for a Cold Climate - Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU
10:30–11:15AM SESSION II
  • Maples: The Hunt for Red October - Greg Morgenson, Researcher, NDSU
  • Soil Issues for Gardeners - Dave Franzen, Soils Specialist, NDSU
  • Preparing for Battle against Diseases - Jared LeBoldus, Ext. Plant Pathologist, NDSU
  • Growing Lilies in the Dakotas - Dennis Drews, Oak Valley Farm, Elk River, MN
11:30AM–12:15PM SESSION III
  • Containers Beyond the Ordinary - Marcy Pfliiger, Designer, Plant Perfect
  • Ornamental Grasses - Esther McGinnis, Ext. Horticulturist, NDSU
  • Barkophiles: Why We Love Bark! - Todd West, Woody Plants Specialist, NDSU
  • Yeager: Developing Vegetable Varieties for ND - Barbara Handy-Marcello, Historian, UND
  • BBQ Boot Camp - David Newman, Swine Specialist, NDSU
1:15–2:15PM SESSION IV
  • Exciting New Annuals and Perennials - Esther McGinnis, Ext. Horticulturist, NDSU
  • My Favorite Landscape Trees - Todd West, Woody Plants Specialist, NDSU
  • What to Do When My Plant is Sick? - Jared LeBoldus, Ext. Plant Pathologist, NDSU
  • Grape Growing for Novices - H. Hatterman-Valenti, High Value Crops, NDSU
  • BBQ Boot Camp (Encore) - David Newman, Swine Specialist, NDSU
2:30–3:30PM SESSION V
  • Pesticide Options in Your Home and Garden - Kevin Hollatz, Manager, Plant Perfect
  • Success with Succulents and Sedums - Diane Gronfur, Perennials Specialist, Plant Perfect
  • Growing a Great Lawn - Alan Zuk, Turf Specialist, NDSU
  • Gardening with Kids - Peggy Netzer, Nutrition Educator, NDSU
  • Gourmet Vegetable Varieties - Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulturist, NDSU