July and September Classes

Growing Ornamental Grasses
Saturday, July 7  
11 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8
Ornamental  grasses come  in a wide range  of heights, colors,  and textures, making them perfect for any space in the garden or border. Ornamental grass buyer, Eric Andrews,  will discuss the practical reasons for using grasses in your landscape along with tips on choosing the right  variety for Summer planting. Eric will take students on a walking tour to see many variety of grasses and find the perfect plants for their gardens.

 

Garden Traveler
Saturday, September 8
11 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8

Discover author Marty Wingate’s favorite English, Scottish and Irish gardens. Her class includes when to go, what to see, and how to get around, along with behind-the-scenes stories from the gardeners themselves. Marty is a Seattle-based writer and speaker on gardens and travel. She is the author of The Bellevue Botanical Garden: Celebrating 15 Years, Big Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens, and The Big Book of Northwest Perennials.

 

Digging, Dividing and Storing Dahlias
Saturday, September 15
11 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8

Kathy and John Willson will demonstrate proper and reliable ways to dig, divide and overwinter dahlias to expand your collection from year to year. Dahlias are a well-established favorite among many Northwest gardeners. They are easy to grow, and come in many colors and interesting forms and sizes, which makes them a popular choice for Summer gardens. Along with beautiful flowers they develop multiple tubers (roots) that can be divided in the Fall to use in other locations around the garden or given to friends for their enjoyment next season. An informative class that will undoubtedly include the discussion of many wonderful named varieties.

 

Do It Yourself Fall Container Workshop
Saturday, September 29
10:30 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $85

Do your over-summered containers need a Fall makeover? In this workshop, everything you need to create a beautiful Fall container will be provided; including step-by-step instruction from container designer Laura Campbell. Using a Low Boy terra cotta pot and a mixture of pre-selected hardy plants that can later be planted in your garden, you will view a quick demonstration and learn trade secrets along the way about how to design a potted container for your porch or entryway. The workshop will be in the Potting Shed.  Class limit: 16.

 

 

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