The International Home Show & The Successful Gardening Show is pleased to present Jacky Shah
Jacky Shah is a dedicated gardener, who has been a long-time member of the Streetsville Horticultural Society.
She is a psychotherapist in her professional life and often refers to the teachings of nature and the cultivated garden as a metaphor for therapeutic work. Jacky also operates a small garden design company, Articulate Garden Design , and works casually with Gardens Central magazine. She has been a “Best in Show” winner of both Cultural and Design sections at Successful Gardening Show.
Seminar: Japanese Maples in the Home Garden: Design and Culture
Many homeowners are intrigued by these jewels for the garden. With more than 700 cultivars available, how does the gardener make an informed choice? Discover some design combinations to highlight your maple. Learn pruning techniques to accentuate its natural beauty. Become familiar with dwarf maples for rock gardens and small space gardens. Bring questions and a notebook.
Miniature Landscapes for Tabletop or Entrance
The miniature landscape incorporates plant material and objects, matched in scale, and brings a new dimension to container gardening. The design may involve a serious, historically correct model of a Japanese strolling garden or a more whimsical contemporary garden.
It may make use of the designer’s found objects to tell a story. The combination of plants will represent trees, shrubs, flowering groundcovers and annuals to create a full garden
The International Home & Garden Show and The Successful Gardening Show is pleased to present Maria Audia. Maria is a passionate gardener all of her life, Mary has a garden in Toronto as well as maintaining an extensive indoor plant collection. She has a great interest in heirloom tomatoes, starting them from seed and in any one year she will grow anywhere from 10 to 14 different varieties. Mary is an accredited judge of floral design, horticulture, roses and gesneriads as well as a demonstrator and an award winning exhibitor at flower shows.
She is Past President of North Toronto Horticultural Society, Past Director of Horticulture of Milne House Garden Club and a member of numerous horticultural and garden clubs.
Friday 1:15pm – Let’s Get Planting Theatre
The International Home & Garden Show and The Successful Gardening Show is pleased to present Trish Symons
After retiring as a high school principal, Trish wanted to share her passion for gardening and photography. She is an accredited judge of floral design, horticultural and roses. Trish claims to be expert on nothing, but enthusiastic and well-versed about most things related to gardening and enjoys sharing ideas and experiences through her lectures, floral designs classes, photography workshops and giving demos.
She creates at least 50 planters each year for the decks, to compliment her large country garden on the Niagara Escarpment. Most of the plants are started in her greenhouse. The past few years Trish has experimented with cactus and succulents to conserve water and cut down on maintenance.