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An Educational Experience for the Home and Professional Gardener.

Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 9 am to 4 pm &
Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 9 am to 4 pm

New Orleans
Botanical Garden
Victory Avenue, City Park


Admission: $10.00 Adults / Children 5-12: $5.00

Children under 5 & Friends of City Park enter free


Plant and Garden Products, Exhibits & Sales
Kids Discovery Area
Educational Programs
Music, Arts & Crafts


New Orleans Spring Garden Show Brochure 2022


For more information contact 504-736-6519 or GNOGardening@agcenter.lsu.edu

Map of the layout of the Spring Garden Show - Printable

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Speaker Schedule - Saturday, April 2nd, 2022


10:15 AM - Plant Materials for a Beautiful and Sustainable Landscape

Heather Kirk-BallardjpgDr. Heather Kirk-Ballard; Assist. Prof. LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences; Host of “Get It Greauxing”

This talk will be on new and improved plant materials for the landscape, in addition to native and sustainable options that provide a beautiful and functional outdoor environment for your home.

Presentation Video

11:15 AM - Growing Asian Vegetables, Herbs and Spices in the Backyard

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Dr. Kathryn “Kiki” Fontenot; Assoc. Prof. and Ext. Specialist; LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

Dr. Fontenot will discuss growing practices for Asian vegetables, herbs and spices, and their uses.

Presentation Video Presentation PDF

12:15 PM - The Beauty of Southern Vines

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Glen LaBorde; GNO Master Gardener; MS in Science Ed. from UNO. He is a "gardening addict" with a home garden that is both too big and too crowded. He enjoys sharing stories of the excitement , joys and surprises that gardens can bring us.

“The Beauty of Southern Vines” shares fun stories, inspiring pictures, and useful growing tips about the most beautiful vines of the South by someone who has grown,(for better or worse) all 30 of these glorious plants.

Presentation Video Presentation PDF

2:15 PM - Why Is My Palm Dying?

Raj SinghjpgDr. Raj Singh; “The Plant Doctor”, Assoc. Prof. LSU Plant Path. And Crop Physiology Dept.; Director of the Plant Diagnostic Center

Palm trees are susceptible to several biotic and abiotic stresses. Two terminal diseases called lethal bronzing and lethal yellowing have been detected in Louisiana. This talk will cover the various aspects of these two fatal diseases including symptoms, diagnosis, management, and resistance. Let’s all learn more so that we can continue to enjoy palm culture in the Bayou State.

Presentation Video

9:15 AM - Monarch Citizen Science

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Since 2014, Linda Auld has been on a mission to help monarch butterflies. Guided each year by recommendations from Monarch Watch, Linda’s projects include installing butterfly gardens in 17 schools and Louisiana Welcome Centers, plus Monarch Waystations in seven cities. Linda enjoys selling native pollinator plants at her three-generation family business, Barber Laboratories, located in Harahan.

Sponsored by the NOLA Butterfly Club, Monarch Citizen Science 2022 project is partnering with the University of Georgia’s “Project Monarch Health”. The mission is to continue monitoring the levels of the Oe protozoan parasite that causes crippling deformities in monarch butterflies. This is of special concern in the New Orleans area. Linda also addresses the hot topic of tropical non-native milkweed versus native and why it is important to know the differences.

Presentation Video Presentation PDF

1:15 PM - Growing Media 101: Tips and Tricks for Successful Container Gardens

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Dr. Jeb Fields; Assist. Prof. and Ext. Specialist (Commercial Ornamental Horticulture); LSU AgCenter, Hammond Research Station.

This talk will be a crash course in growing media science, from basic science to practical applications. We will discuss different media materials as well as how to use them. Plus, we will discuss some tips to get the most out of your media.

Speaker Schedule - Sunday, April 3rd, 2022



1:00 PM - Controlling Troublesome Weeds in Flower Beds

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Dr. Ron Strahan; Assoc. Prof. LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences

Dr. Strahan will discuss common weeds and several options for managing weeds infesting flower beds including the use of organic herbicides.

Presentation Video Presentation PDF

12:00 PM - Controlling Pests with Biopesticides and Alternatives to Synthetic Chemicals

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Dr. Joe W. Willis; LSU AgCenter ANR Agent (horticulture); Orleans Parish

Many environmentally conscious gardeners are interested in having healthy productive gardens but want to avoid the use of synthetic chemical pesticides. This talk discusses soft alternative and biopesticides that are currently available, their use, and their efficacy. Learn more about these options and whether they are right for you.

Presentation Video Presentation PDF

2:00 PM - Vermiculture: The Magic of Worm Composting

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Richard Bienvenu, Louisiana Master Gardener and Vermicomposting Enthusiast

In this presentation Master Gardener Richard Bienvenu will talk about the fun of worm composting, the benefits of using worm castings in your garden and how to easily set up your own simple worm bucket.

Presentation PDF

Chef Demo at the Outdoor Kitchen

Chef Maria Vieages

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With a Radiology degree, Maria became bored with her career and decided to go to culinary school at the age of 30. Apprenticeships at the Intercontinental Hotel – New Orleans, the Fairmont Waldorf Astoria Hotel - New Orleans, and with Chef Emeril Lagasse soon followed.

“In 1997, I opened the first “UPSCALE TAKE OUT” restaurant in an affluent area of New Orleans. The line was to the street. There was music playing, laughter, and gifts of wine and beer from customers, who shared with everyone present. I grew a business of 2 employees to a contracted staff of 42, and 8 full-time employees. It all ended on August 29th, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina left 14’ of water in my beloved business. I left New Orleans and headed to the SF Bay/Napa-Sonoma area continuing to indulge my passion for the celebration of food. Now I’m back in New Orleans, my true hometown.”

When I had my cafe in New Orleans, my mom, Mimi used to spend many days there. One day while she was peeling shrimp she said, “Mahhrrea, I know your food is wonderful, but do you know why this business is successful? Because you are here every day. You know your customer’s names and are interested in their lives. You introduce them to your family, and you deliver food to their aging parents when they can no longer leave their homes. You, nor your staff just cook to put food on a plate. You cook their family recipes which they are proud to share. This is not just about food; this is about human connection.”

"24 years later, it’s still about human connection.”

Saturday, April 2

12:00 & 1:00 - Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin, Mango Jasmine Rice - Marinated in apple juice, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Grilled with a beautiful exterior char and a medium center.

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Sunday, April 3

12:00 & 1:00 - Shrimp & Artichoke Cheesecake on petite toast - A savory cheesecake developed by Maria after learning the art of savory cheesecakes from her apprenticeship with Emeril Lagasse. Shrimp, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, and mediterranean herbs.

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Special Talks

Peggy Howard - "A Tour of New Orleans Gardens in the 1930's" Saturday 10:00 am at the Historic Train Collection.

Master Gardener and Train Enthusiast Peggy Howard will explain how the 1930’s gardens had different types of plants and shapes in different parts of the City , basically from different Nationalities. What was popular and why.

Cynthia Miranda – Louisiana Super Plants – Saturday 10:45 am at the MGGNO booth.

Master Gardener Cynthia Miranda will explain what the Louisiana Super Plant program is, how plants are selected, what plants are Super Plants and where to find them.


Spring Garden Show Musical Lineup 2022

Spring Garden Show Musical Lineup 2022 - Printable

Saturday, April 2nd

10:00-12:00

Crescent City Gentlemen at the Shriever Fountain/Rose Garden

New Orleans premier retro country ensemble playing old school tunes from the Appalachia to the honky tonk.


12:00-2:00

CO & CO Travelin’ Show at the West Pavilion Patio

A dynamic, multi-instrumentalist duo based in New Orleans. Corina Hernandez, born in Germany to Spanish parents, has been trotting the globe since she was 16 years old picking up languages and songs from every culture she encountered along the way. Coyote Anderson, born and raised in the woods of upstate New York, grew up playing and internalizing every aspect of American roots music while writing some songs of his own in those styles.


2:00-4:00

Bruno Elisabetsky (7 String Guitar/Voice) and Michael Ward Bergeman (Accordion) at the Lily Pond Patio

Brazilian composer, guitarist, music producer and singer resident in New Orleans, LA. together with accordion player Michael Ward-Bergeman who blends a variety of styles for a unique New Orleans sound.


Sunday, April 3rd


10:00-12:00

‘T Marie and Bayou Juju at the South End Garden Patio

't Marie & Bayou Juju play traditional Cajun, Creole, Country, Swamp Pop, Nola, & original songs. They bring together the sound of friends gathered at fires, suppers, porches, levees, & jams.


12:00-2:00

Or Shovaly at the Lily Pond Patio

A jazz guitar combo that comes in different forms. styles, instruments, and personnel - in order to express its leader’s different musical interests.


2:00-4:00

Rebecca Todaro (Harpist) at the New Orleans Connection (inside the Pavilion of the Two Sisters)

A professional harpist living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A frequent guest musician on opera and orchestral programs throughout the south.


List of Vendors

2022 Vendor's List - Printable


Vendor/Organization

Location

Adam K. Hall

Azalea Garden

Art by Jane Brewster

Azalea Garden

Bamboo Company Nursery

Lawn 2

Banting's Nursery

Lawn 1

Bayou Angel

Garden Patio

Belle Danse Orchids & Tropicals

Garden Patio

Big Easy Mosquito Control

Azalea Garden

Bonsai Society, GNO

Bonsai Station

Boudreaux's Woodworking Shop

Sundial

Bromeliad Society, Greater New Orleans

Lawn 1

Bywater NOLA

Azalea Garden

Cajun Copper Creations

Azalea Garden

Camellia Club of New Orleans

Lawn 2

Citrus Trees NOLA

Azalea Garden

Dixie Landscape Co.

Azalea Garden

Don & Shirley's Nursery

Garden Patio

Double M Feed

Lawn 1

Enchanted Aromas

Azalea Garden

Flower Pot Nursery

Lawn 1

Folsom Nursery

Lawn 2

Four O'clock Flower Cancer

Garden Patio

Fronderosa

Azalea Garden

Funny Farm

Garden Patio

Gardening Diva, The

Azalea Garden

Gomez Pine Straw

Azalea Garden

Greenhouse Manor

Garden Patio

Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit

Lathe House

Hippy Chic Designs

Azalea Garden

Hot Plants

Lawn 2

Jefferson Feed

Azalea Garden

Josie's Farmer's Market

Garden Patio

K and M Nursery

Garden Patio

Kat Kaw Landscapes

Lawn 2

Kat Kaw Nursery

Lawn 2

Knot Bowls

Lawn 1

Lawn Doctor of Lakeview

Lawn 1

Lazy Scroll, The

Azalea Garden

LJ Hummingbird Pottery

Azalea Garden

Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry

Lathe House

Louisiana Growers

Lawn 2

Louisiana Master Naturalists

Native Plant Station

LSU AgCenter

Lathe House

Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans

Lathe House

Michele Benson Huck Pottery

Azalea Garden

My Edible Nursery

Garden Patio

New Orleans Dept of Parks & Parkways

Lathe House

New Orleans Green LLC

Azalea Garden

New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control

Lathe House

Olde Town Market

Lawn 2

Ornamental Driftwood

Lawn 1

Paradise Plant Sales

Azalea Garden

Pelican Greenhouse

Lawn 1

Pine Hills Nursery

Azalea Garden

PVC Art

Garden Patio

Real Flower Jewelry

Garden Patio

Retablissement

Garden Patio

Rose Gardener, The

Garden Patio

Sheila's Orchids & Exotics

Lawn 1

Southeast Louisiana Daylily Society

Garden Patio

Special Creations by Magnolia

Garden Patio

Star & Crescent

Azalea Garden

Sunrise Trading Company

Lawn 1

Sylvia Corban

Azalea Garden

Tom Homann Pottery

Garden Patio

Turbo's Fairies & Gnomes

Azalea Garden

Valois Designs

Azalea Garden

Weed's 'N Stuff

Garden Patio

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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