HOME SHOW SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY

 

**Different Ways to Re-imagine Grocery Store Flowers (Stage A)   By:  The Floral CoLab

 

The designers at the Floral CoLab are constantly styling spaces and creating tablescapes with flowers that spark emotion, create a statement and set a mood. With a tiny bit of imagination, common pre-packaged flowers can become something spectacular when paired with some everyday household accessories, vases or greenery.  Join us as each designer shares tips and ideas for transforming grocery store flowers into arrangements that match each of their personal styles.  The first 30 people to register receive a free bouquet of flowers to take home courtesy of Fall River

Floral Supply.

6pm - Thursday

 

 

FRIDAY

 

Holistic Lawn & Landscape Care (Stage B)   By:   James Wilkinson, Seascape Inc.

 

Be lawn and landscape smart - the latest advances in lawn and landscape care to help you save money, time and water. Learn how to protect you, your children, pets and your landscape from disease carrying & nuisance pests. And, all while protecting the environment by using the latest techniques and products.  Learn the 8 big lawn and landscaping myths that will save you time and money.

1pm - Friday

 

 

The Importance of Pollinators (Stage B)   By:  Best Bees

 

Best Bees Beekeeping Services will present on ways the homeowner can create a garden which will benefit a variety of pollinators. The speaker will provide homeowners with an understanding of what plants support pollinators like bees and butterflies as well as other strategies to create beneficial and beautiful habitat.

2pm - Friday

 

 

Aging in Place (Stage B)   By:  Prudence Stoddard, R.I. Kitchen & Bath

 

Learn how to create a “universal design” living space that looks and feels like home yet has more accessible features such as walk-in showers, better lighting, grab rails, lever door handles and faucets, wider doorways, and other modifications that allow people of any age and ability to live safely, comfortably, independently, and stylishly in their own home.

3pm - Friday

 

 

What’s Behind the Elevator Door? (Stage B)   By:  Bill Bohmbach of Home Healthsmith

 

An introduction into elevators and chair lifts for your home. If you would like to age in place, investing in technology that makes life easier is one of the best ways to extend the years you can stay in the home you love.

4pm - Friday

 

 

Cooking  (Stage B)   By: Chef Frank Terranova

 

Come and see what Rhode Island’s popular, award winning Chef will be cooking up this year.

Chef Terranova is always a crowd favorite!

5pm – Friday

 

 

Energy Smart Landscaping Solutions (Stage B)   By:  Tourbillon Inc.

 

A live demonstration of new tool technologies for the home landscape. See low or no emission battery powered tools as well as cutting edge automated systems for home, lawn, and garden in action.

6pm - Friday

 

 

Inviting Centerpiece Floral Design (Stage A)   By:  Kim Lamothe & Semia Dunn, Floral CoLab

 

You’re having a beautiful dinner party at your home and you want a special arrangement that welcomes your guests. You clip some blooms and greenery from your yard and pick up a cut bouquet from a florist or farmer’s market. Now what? Learn how to integrate the florals and foliage from your landscape with your store bought selections. They’ll show you how to design a lush, inspiring centerpiece that serves as a beautiful focal point for your dining table, buffet or kitchen island.  Learn how to create with texture, color and dimension in mind.

6:30pm - Friday

 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

How to Hire a Contractor (Stage B)   By:  Felix Carlone, Past Chairman - Contractors Licensing & Registration Board

 

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one of the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let Felix expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project.

11am - Saturday

 

 

 

What’s Bugging Your Trees? (Stage B)    By:  Clem Desjardins, Plant Health Card Div. of Stanley Tree Svcs., Inc.

 

Learn the basics of integrated pest management. Although some trees can adapt to a wide range of conditions others have unique requirements. Making sure that your trees are well suited to their environment is the first step in promoting tree health. Maintaining soil health and soil moisture will strengthen your tree’s defense mechanisms. Learn to recognize and avoid tree health challenges such as girdling root, structural defects, and tree species that are particularly pest susceptible. Occasionally insect and disease problems arise that can overwhelm otherwise healthy trees. This is especially true for recently introduced non-native pests for which our trees have no resistance. Learn how to identify these “alien invaders” and protect your trees from problems new and old.

Noon - Saturday

 

 

 

**Botanical Illustration (Stage A)   By:  Alison Schroeer

 

Do you long to produce artwork in color, but feel intimidated by liquid-based methods of color application?  Discover the pleasure of creating botanical artwork in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing.  When applied on the fine-toothed, semi-translucent surface of matte-surface drafting film, colored pencil can be used with unparalleled precision and detail, and the transparency of the film allows the artist to work directly from their sketches or photos, without the time-consuming task of transferring.  Students in this workshop will receive a sample flower sketch to place behind their translucent film surface, a similar cut flower specimen, and drawing supplies including a range of colored pencils with which to experiment creating their own colored pencil botanical illustration.

Noon - Saturday

 

 

Home Renovations to Grow Old With (Stage B)   By:  Bill Bohmbach

 

Learn how to continue enjoying your life and independence even if you have lessened physical capabilities. We can show you how to “age in place” and maintain control of your life through home modifications and accessibility products.

1pm - Saturday

 

 

**Starting A Spring Flower Garden & Forcing Flowering Branches  (Stage A)   By:  Phoebe Poole, Weatherlow  Farms

 

Spring forward into a flower-filled April with garden tips from Phoebe Poole of Weatherlow Florals. Learn the basics of preparing your garden beds for the season, the best ways to divide perennials, when to start the season's seeds, caring for flowering bulbs as they bloom and fade, and tricks for fruit tree and flowering bush pruning. Then, take those pruned branches and learn to force them into bloom for early spring color in your home.

2pm - Saturday

 

 

Cooking with Chef Terranova  (Stage B)   By:  Chef Frank Terranova

 

Come and see what Rhode Island’s popular, award winning Chef will be cooking up this year.

Chef Terranova is always a crowd favorite!

 2pm - Saturday

 

 

**Garden to Glass Mocktails  (Stage B)   By:  Willa Van Norstand

 

Join award-winning mixologist Willa Van Nostrand and Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, Rhode Island's first "garden to glass" cocktail catering company for a cocktail demo inspired by locally grown spring botanicals (from Weatherlow Florals) . Learn how to make the 'The Rhubee Spritz' with rhubarb and honey and taste 'The Honeysuckle,' Little Bitte's favorite seasonal mocktail. Find Willa's cocktail columns in edible Rhody magazine and on Puddingstonepost.com 

3:30pm - Saturday

 

 

Proper Foundation Planting Tips  (Stage B)   By: Central Nurseries

 

Proper foundation plantings are the key to a successful landscape. Foundation planting increase your home’s curb appeal and real estate value. Whether you have an outdated property, overgrown evergreens, purchased a new house, or have a blank slate, selecting the right combination of plants is essential for long-term success. You will learn the basics of foundation design, view examples of plants that work well and how to combine them to provide 4 seasons of interest! Saturday.

4pm - Saturday

 

 

Gardening is For the Birds  (Stage B)   By:  Rosanne Sherry

 

Join Rosanne for this brief lecture on how to develop a bird sanctuary in your backyard.  Using native plants our migratory birds will regularly drop in and enliven your garden.  Gardening is for the birds and other wildlife including butterflies and other pollinators.

5pm - Saturday

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

**Making Art  (Stage A)   By:  Suzi Cozzens, RISD

 

With a complete emphasis on breaking down both the why and different ways of making art, you’ll experiment with drawing tools, how to make different kinds of marks, sew a simple pamphlet -- and even make a collage. This is a fun, quick and non-threatening introduction to basic tools and processes. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is, and how quickly you get great results that you can take home with you!

11am - Sunday  

 

 

Home Renovations to Grow Old With  (Stage B)   By:  Bill Bohmbach

 

Learn how to continue enjoying your life and independence even if you have lessened physical capabilities. We can show you how to “age in place” and maintain control of your life through home modifications and accessibility products.

11am - Sunday

 

 

How to Hire a Contractor  (Stage B)   By:  Felix Carlone, Past Chairman - Contractors Licensing & Registration Board

 

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one of the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let Felix expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project.

1pm - Sunday

 

 

 

Storage Solutions  (Stage B)   By:  Mary Cool, California Closets

 

Whether working on a pantry, office, garage or closet, Mary can transform you dreams into spaces that are life changing.  Taking control of one’s environment is the first step in being in control of life.

2pm- Sunday

 

 

 

**Different ways to Re imagine Grocery Store Flowers  (Stage B)   By:  The Floral CoLab

 

The designers at the Floral CoLab are constantly styling spaces and creating tablescapes with flowers that spark emotion, create a statement and set a mood. With a tiny bit of imagination, common pre-packaged flowers can become something spectacular when paired with some everyday household accessories, vases or greenery.  Join us as each designer shares tips and ideas for transforming grocery store flowers into arrangements that match each of their personal styles.  The first 30 people to register receive a free bouquet of flowers to take home courtesy of Fall River

Floral Supply.

2pm - Sunday

 

 

Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2017  (Stage B)  By:  Prudence Stoddard, R.I. Kitchen & Bath

 

Attendees will learn the most popular current trends in colors and materials and how to create an environment that is unique and reflects individuality.  Other topics include “green” and sustainable designs for kitchens and baths.

3pm - Sunday

 

 

 

 

**Presented at the Floral CoLab Stage

 

SHOW TIMES

Thursday, April 5

12pm - 9pm

Friday, April 6

12pm - 9pm

Saturday, April 7

10am - 9pm

Sunday, April 8

10am - 5pm

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