Garden Center Workshops 2016

Garden Center Workshops 2016

Ideal for a beginner or intermediate gardener, our spring workshops are designed to help you improve your gardening knowledge. Come armed with questions and learn from our experts.

All workshops are at 10am unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change. Download our current workshop schedule here:

Printable Workshop Schedule
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Starting Seeds Indoors
March 19

Learn the basics including what materials you need, how to plant and more! Watch a demonstration, have a free cup of coffee and help kick off the 2016 growing season. The whole family is welcome!!

Garden Planning and Design
April 2

Whether you’re just getting started or need to completely re-do an existing garden, this workshop will help you plan the steps you need to start the garden of your dreams.

Beginner Gardener Boot Camp
April 9

Never owned a spade or planted anything in your life? Then this is the workshop for you. We’ll show you the basic tools you need and how to use them. Plus, you’ll learn to move plants in your garden and take a plant from a pot and plant it in your garden. No boots required to attend.

All About Soil, Compost, Mulch & Fertilizers
April 16

Learn what differentiates soil, compost and mulch and the types of fertilizer and how to best
utilize each of them in your garden. Come loaded with questions – we’re here to help!

Vining Plants and Living Screens
April 23

They say fences make great neighbors, but sometimes a little greenery will do. In this session, we’ll discuss options for creating privacy in your yard or your deck using vining plants. We’ll also tackle options for creating screens to mask unsightly views.

Herb & Vegetable Gardening
April 30

Learn how to prepare and plant an edibles garden (including veggies and herbs). We’ll teach you about preparing and planting in different environments – containers, raised beds and in the ground. Topics discussed will include soil amendment, fertilizers, pest prevention and what to plant when.

All About Roses
May 7

Just in time for Mother’s Day, join our experts to learn about rose gardening. We’ll discuss selection, planting, care and design.

Tomato Time!
May 14

What’s better than a freshly picked tomato from your own garden? We’ll help you choose the
tomatoes that are best for you, show you how to plant them and what you need to know to help them thrive.

Shade Gardening
May 21

Work hands-on with our perennial expert and discover what shade plants are best suited to your
yard. This workshop will take place in the shade garden next to our parking lot and will include
topics like “what can I plant under that Maple tree?”

Designing and Planting Containers & Window Boxes
May 28

Looking for a little adventure in your containers? Join us to learn how to create the most striking
containers on your block! We’ll help you address the unique conditions around your home, teach you about plant compatibility and show you how to use tropical plants outdoors.

Growing Plants for Pollinators and Other Beneficial Insects
June 4

Pollinators and other beneficial insects are essential to our gardens (and our planet) and are
becoming more rare. In this session, we’ll help you learn what to plant in your garden to attract
pollinators and insects and how you can create an environment to help them flourish.

Patio Gardening
June 11

Just in time for your summer cook-outs, we’ll help you bring the beauty of your home to your outdoor space. From single pots to containers, hanging plants, trees, trellises and more – your patio
can be whatever you dream it will be. Bring questions, ideas, pictures and plans and we’ll help
you bring it all together.

Garden Enemies—Dealing with Weeds, Pests & Diseases
June 18

This session will tackle the obstacles you face in gardening – pests, disease and soil deficiencies
and problems. Does your soil have too much sand or clay? Is your pH out of whack? Are you
plants undersized or not blooming? Do you have unwelcome visitors crawling on your leaves?
We’ll help find a solution to whatever makes gardening tougher for you.

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