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Orchidaceae

Saturday, January 11, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required class fee: $8
please check into the Garden Store before class
image by Eric Andrews

Harvey Brenneise has grown orchids as a hobby for 50 years and will discuss how to keep the little beauties alive, happy and blooming again. The Orchidaceae family is the largest of flowering plants, including natives in Washington. Most ornamentals, though, are tropical and epiphytic (they don’t grow in soil) and need different care from other houseplants. And, if you can grow houseplants, you can grow orchids, too.
Bring plants you have questions about and the “doctor” will diagnose and dispense advice, and maybe even repot some of them for free!

 

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Propagating Perennials

Saturday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required class fee: $8
please check into the Garden Store before class

Have you ever admired a plant and taken home a snippet only to have it wither a week later? Or, perhaps you have an heirloom peony or a long row of daylilies lining a driveway that you want to share with a neighbor or friend but don’t know where to begin digging?

Christianson’s staff member, Becky Paulik, will guide you through stem, root, and leaf cuttings, divisions, and the intricacies of seeding perennials. Learn from Becky’s long-time nursery career about using the correct tools and proven techniques for successful perennial propagation.

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Plant Amensty’s Basic Pruning Methods

Saturday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8
please check into the Garden Store before class

Plant Amnesty, established in 1987, specializes in using the media to alert the public to crimes against nature being committed in their own back yards, specifically tree topping and the nuisance shearing of shrubs. Plant Amnesty has a sense of humor and a mission.

Meet Plant Amnesty’s new Executive Director, George Lasch, as he instructs on the basic types of pruning cuts and pruning do’s and don’ts. Learn an introduction to theories of how plants react to pruning and tools. And of course, we will allow time for lots of your questions about pruning. Find out more about Plant Amnesty online at PlantAmnesty.com.

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Pruning So You Don’t Have to Prune So Often

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8
please check into the Garden Store before class

Avoid the temptation to just dive in and hack things back. Pruning doesn’t need to be time-consuming — if it’s done with some strategy.

Author and Northwest Flower & Garden Festival speaker, Christina Pfeiffer, shares pruning tips on the proper timing and place cuts when pruning garden trees and shrubs. Learn how to achieve more moderate growth from pruning and reduce the frequency of the job in order to keep plants healthy and in good form.

 

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Seattle Rose Society Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
reservations required for each or all sections
class fee: $8 each, or all four classes $30
please check into the Garden Store before the workshop

Rose Pruning, 10:00 am: Learn specific cuts to remove dead or broken stems, opening up the center of the rose bush, and remove any thin or weak growth.

Rose Selection, 11:00 am: Seattle Rose Society will review which varieties of roses are easy to care for, disease-resistant, and suitable for growing in the Pacific Northwest.

Rose Planting & Feeding, 1:00 pm: Rosarians shed light on the amount of sun required for healthy rose plants and their need for regular feeding with fertilizers that are balanced for roses, region, and soil.

Insect and Disease Control, 2:00 pm: Discover both organic and safe soap spray remedies to keep your roses free from pests.

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Residential Garden Project: Japanese Dry Landscape Garden

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required class fee: $15
please check into the Garden Store before class

 

On rare occasions, unique garden site features lend themselves to create a particular style of garden, in this case, a Japanese dry garden or Karesansui. In this two-hour class, Ornamental Horticulturist, Hans Wressnigg, will review a garden installation at a Whatcom county residence, following its evolution from the site conditions, the initial conception and development, to completion.

 

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

“Everything’s Coming Up Roses” -Ethel Merman
Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $8
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The rose is America’s most popular flower and is also one of the very oldest in cultivation. There are thousands of different rose varieties to lure us with their history and fragrance.

Take notes from Christianson’s Rose Buyer, Nancy Stewart, on varieties we have in stock that are fragrant, disease-resistant, and easy care. Learn of her personal homage to the late English rose breeder, David Austin.

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Road Wages: Cultivating Dahlias for Roadside Stands

Saturday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required
lass fee: $8
please check into the Garden Store before class

A growing number of dahlia gardeners are selling their flowers at roadside stands. Because dahlias must be cut to grow, flower stands offer a readymade cash crop.
Instructors John and Kathy Willson will teach you how to cultivate and market high-quality flowers using a self-serve system based on production, profit, and mutual trust.

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Two Soups, One Hour with Suzanne Butler

Saturday, March 28, 11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required
class fee: $15
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It wouldn’t be a complete class offering without Skagit’s culinary wizard, Suzanne Butler, to interrupt the routine of making traditional soup recipes with the unusual. Explore Suzanne’s out-of-the-box use of fresh ingredients as demonstrated through a vibrant green, luxuriously tasty stinging nettle soup and a fresh pea soup straight from the garden.

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