WINTER GARDEN CITY HALL
April 2nd & 3rd, 2022
Saturday, April 2, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am THE SANDY BACK PORCH BAND
Traditional bluegrass the way it’s supposed to be played. Prepare to chuckle at their humorous gardening tunes. They are the home of lightning guitar leads, three-part harmony, hotter that fire banjo leads, and flying fiddle tunes.
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm THE CITRUS SINGERS GIRL SCOUT CHOIR
Girls Scouts from all different troops and different counties who come together to rehearse and perform year- round. Their songs include pop parodies, patriotic favorites and holiday classics.
1:00 pm- 4 :00 pm ASTRONOMICS
50’s/60’s band led by Les Soltesz Classic Rock and Roll from the 50’s and 60’s Elvis to the Beatles and much more! We will keep you dancing!
Sunday, April 3, 2022
11:00 am - 11:45 am 3MPOWERED
Female vocal singing trio called 3mpowered that sing covers of mainly pop songs. “We Want to perform songs with the goal of showcasing female empowerment, hence our group name. We really want the group to reflect females in a positive light and be positive role models for females in this community.”
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm RILEY RESA
Riley Resa is a singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at 15 years old! She writes and records her own music! You can follow her @rileyresa on all social media forums.
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ORLANDO GENTLEMEN OF JAZZ & DIXIELAND
Jazz, Patriotic, Spiritual and Classic American pop songs that everybody knows. Toes will tap and hearts will sing as you revisit songs you might not have heard in a while! These musicians have played for decades at Walt Disney World, on paddle-wheeled cruise ships on the Mississippi, in clubs in New Orleans, and as members of Rosy O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band at Church Street Station in Orlando!
ASK THE EXPERTS
Saturday, April 2, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am RIGHT FLOWER, RIGHT SEASON
Planting Annuals & Perennials. Cindy Christmas is creative designer who loves to use color in the garden. Melissa Shepherd is a bedding plant expert at Disney.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVES
Don Kendzior of Noah’s Notes. Mark Russell is Leader of Sustainability Initiatives at Cherrylake and former director of Horticulture at Sea World.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GROWING FOOD IN YOUR GARDEN
Robert Bowden is Executive Director at Leu Gardens & author of Florida Fruit and Vegetable Gardening. He loves to eat what he grows! Tom McCubbin is author of Vegetables you can Grow; Orlando Sentinel columnist; Radio and TV garden commentator: passionate vegetable gardener & expert in everything gardening.
3:00 - 5:00 pm STUMP THE EXPERTS - ASK ANYTHING GARDEN RELATED!
Florida Nursey, Grower & Landscape Association members who are professional horticulturists and growers from Central Florida. You get a free plant for stumping them!
Sunday, April 3, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am TREES FOR WINTER GARDEN–WHAT TO PLANT & HOW TO TAKE CARE
Katy Moss Warner, Former Director of Disney’s Horticulture, co-leader of the Winter Garden Heritage Tree Project and Bloom & Grow member. Wes Parrish-Tree consultant for Winter Garden Heritage Tree Project, passionate about Florida landscape and loves trees and palms.
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PLANTING A POLLINATOR GARDEN-FOR BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES & BEES
Dr. Becki deNeui-Lynch, Bloom & Grow member, provides knowledge and experience on growing and maintaining a healthy habitat for pollinators in your own backyard or landscape. Topics include nectar plants, host plants, habitat requirements and fun pollinator facts.
Erin Matherne-Erin is a Bloom & Grow member who has lived in Florida for 15 years. Passionate about increasing the monarch butterfly population, she raised & released hundreds of monarchs over the last few years. Now she’s learning gardening techniques that can attract other pollinators.
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CARING FOR YOUR HOUSE PLANTS
Van Donnan- Professional plant geek and avid collector of house plants especially philodendron, elephant ears and anthurium. Kathrein Markle-President of Wekiwa Gardens, specialist in new and unusual houseplants.
3:00 pm 4:00 pm BEST LANDSCAPING PRACTICES
Billy Butterfield-Owner of Ameriscapes Landscape Management, lifelong dirt gardener who knows all about irrigation, pest management, lawn care, plant care, proper pruning. John Madison-Owner of John Madison Landscapes, enthusiastic landscape professional, great designer, installer and maintainer of Florida landscapes.
AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER
And there is MORE! Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 2:00
THE AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER
This educational display will again feature live owls and other birds of prey, called raptors, and present important information about Florida’s native and migratory raptors. These unique presentations appeal to all ages. Check out their website at www.arc4raptors.org They will be at the festival both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 2:00.