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Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Classes

We are offering a series of classes at the nursery this season. 

The first class “ Western Native Plants” is scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at 1 pm.  We will be taking a closer look at the definition of native plants and how to evaluate your garden situation and select appropriate plants for it.  Site preparation, ongoing care and maintenance issues will also be discussed.  Of course, we will be sharing some of our favorites and we encourage participants to bring their questions!

Another class will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 1 pm and is entitled “Alpines”.  This class will focus on our wide selection of dwarf and miniature plants suitable for troughs and containers, alpine gardens and other small garden spaces. 

Rock Garden Techniques” - Saturday, July 9 at 1 pm
During this class, we will focus on specific techniques for creating and planting rock crevices.  Plants growing in crevices are some of the most attractive areas in alpine gardens, rock walls and even containers.  We will show how these spaces are created and discuss plant choices.

Plant a Succulent Container” - Saturday, August 13 at 1 pm
Create a succulent garden in a container.  Bring your own trough or other container or purchase one here.  $15 fee includes potting mix, accent rocks and three plants.

Late Season Flowers” - Saturday, September 24 at 1 pm
This class will focus on late flowering perennials that extend the gardening season while supporting our bird and insect populations. 

Perennial Seed Propagation” - Saturday, October 8 at 1 pm
During this hands-on class, participants will have an opportunity to harvest and sow seeds of hardy perennials.  We will discuss how to store seed, when to sow and how to handle perennial seedlings.

We hope you will join us for one or more of these topics.  Please RSVP.

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