Christianson’s Class Calendar

Growing Great Roses
Saturday, March 2nd
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
reservations required
complimentary!
please check in at the Garden Store before class
The rose is America’s most popular flower and is also one of the oldest in cultivation. There are thousands of rose varieties known for fragrance, color, bloom time, and hardiness. Take notes from Christianson’s rose buyer, Nancy, on our favorite tried-and-true varieties that are fragrant, disease-resistant, easy to care for, and thrive in the Pacific Northwest. Nancy will walk you through Greenhouse 5, where we keep our roses by groupings – Modern, English, Climbing, and so on. You are sure to leave with a rose you love!
Winter Jewels – Hellebores
Saturday, March 2nd
with Mark Leighty of Little Prince, Oregon
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
reservations required
Complimentary!
please check in at the Garden Store before class
We all can appreciate plants that flower in the winter when the garden is lacking in color. Hellebores, or Winter Jewels, we call them, brighten up the garden landscape and offer interest all year round. In this class, learn everything there is to know about Hellebores, including hybridizing, plant care, and culture, from Mark Leighty of Little Prince Oregon. 
Dahlia Tuber Dividing & Swap
Saturday, March 2nd in the Vinery
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
reservations required
class fee: $65
please check in at the Garden Store before class
Join us once again for our in-person dahlia dividing workshop and swap with Anne Long! In addition to learning the intricacies of dahlia tuber division, this workshop offers a unique Tuber Swap experience. Bring your extra tubers to exchange with fellow enthusiasts, fostering a vibrant community of dahlia lovers eager to share their favorite varieties. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, Anne Long’s expertise will leave you inspired and equipped to cultivate flourishing dahlia gardens. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your gardening skills and connect with other flower enthusiasts in a friendly and collaborative environment.
Soil Care
Saturday, March 9th
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
reservations required
class fee: $15
please check in at the Garden Store before class
What is soil? Is it the same as dirt? Why should I care about it? How can I care for it? How does it affect my plants? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, this class is for you. In this class, Hailey Lampe will explore basic soil science, how healthy soil grows healthy plants, and soil’s connection to overall ecosystem health. You’ll leave this class with answers to the above questions and a basic plan for caring for your soil throughout the year.
Less Water, More Blooms!
Saturday, March 30th
11 a.m.- Noon
reservations required
class fee: $15
please check in at the Garden Store before class
Flowers lift our spirits and soothe our hearts. Whether you garden in a corner or on a hillside, using drought-tolerant plants makes sense. Enjoy learning from Author Mara Grey as she discusses the effects of a changing climate and the many wonderful plants that can thrive with less water. The list of plants you have to choose from is larger than most people realize, and it’s constantly expanding.  We’ll look at the plants that will thrive in a low-water garden plus the best ways to plan, plant, and care for them.
Spring Tea & Bouquet Workshop
Sunday, May 19th
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
class fee: $75
in the Vinery
Please call to make reservations
Join us for our very first Spring Tea & Bouquet Workshop with owner Anne Long of The Dahlia House. We’ll be serving an assortment of fine teas, as well as small bites, scones & goodies from local vendors in the Valley. What is included? We will celebrate Mom during this delightful tea while Anne offers an overview of her methods for growing and harvesting beautiful blooms for bouquets. Each guest will get to create their own beautiful bouquet with flowers grown right here in the Valley, all while enjoying tea and celebrating Mom!

Complimentary Webinars

For technical support, please contact us.

Summer Pruning

complimentary Zoom webinar

Many gardeners are timid or even fearful of pruning trees and shrubs in summer. There are good reasons to be cautious, as overzealous pruning at this time of year can stress and weaken plants. With that in mind, summer is an ideal time to solve a few specific pruning goals like overzealous water sprouts on small trees and shrubs that are growing out of bounds? Just not sure what to prune or not to prune?  Watch to learn from author and Northwest Flower and Garden Festival speaker, Christina Pfeiffer how to do the right pruning on the right plants and what not to prune this time of year.

Any Herb! A Sensory Discovery in the Herb Garden

complimentary Zoom webinar
Click here to watch “Any Herb! A Sensory Discovery in the Herb Garden” with author and speaker Sue Goetz

Discover the top ten (plus a few more) common herbs and their medicinal and culinary properties with author, and Northwest Flower and Garden Festival speaker Sue Goetz. In this class,  discover which herbs to plant for color and fragrance to attract pollinators, as well as which to plant for healing properties. Sue will provide gardening advice and harvesting tips, and her recipes can be adapted to the herbs growing in your garden. Learn how to combine these herbs to create dishes robust in flavor.

 

 

 

Raised Bed Gardening

complimentary Zoom webinar

Click here to watch ‘Raised Bed Gardening’ with Sarah Wagstaff from SUOT Farm and Flowers on-demand

Passcode: mv5hzV?*

View ‘Intro to Hugelkulture’ link here

Learn how to build a raised bed with minimal materials, equipment, and cost. Understand all the basic aspects of creating and maintaining a raised bed garden by adapting foundational horticultural concepts to suit your specific circumstances. Local owner and avid agriculturist, Sarah Wagstaff of SUOT Farm and Flowers, will give you the confidence you need to create a beautiful, productive growing space that will last for years. Visit Sarah’s new retail store SUOT Floral Studio in Burlington, where the fruits of her labor are sold. Directions are in her bio@SuotFarm on Instagram.

 

Summer Care for Roses

complimentary Zoom webinar

Click here to watch ‘Summer Care for Roses’ with Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff on-demand

Although many new rose varieties are disease resistant, all roses are susceptible to black spot and other bothersome pests. Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff presents methods for keeping your roses healthy and blooming throughout the summer.

 

 

Floral Arranging; From Garden to Vase

Click here to watch “Floral Arranging; From Garden to Vase” with Kelli Walker from Country Bouquets Floral 

“We are in the midst of a locally grown flower renaissance in the Skagit Valley. People are drawn to flower designs that look as though they were gathered straight from the garden.” -Kelli Walker

Learn to create a beautiful floral design using fresh-cut flowers from your garden! In our newest class offering, we are excited to feature local owner and floral designer Kelli Walker from Country Bouquets Floral to demonstrate the assembly of a floral arrangement using fresh-cut flowers straight from the garden. Transfer Kelli’s visual template to make floral inspirations for your home table or an unexpected garden gift for others.

Follow Kelli on Instagram @CountryBouquetsFloral.

Christianson’s Class Calendar

November 2021

Holiday Rosehip Wreath Workshop with Laura Campbell

Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21st

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
class fee $48
BOTH CLASSES FULL
call 360-466-3821 to reserve

We are pleased to bring back one of our popular workshops by one of Christianson’s beloved designers and master weaver, Laura Campbell. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make your own handmade rosehip wreath using locally sourced wild wintered-red rosehips. Using Laura’s pre-made hand-woven wreath vines learn the art of placing individual rosehip branches into an 8-inch diameter wreath that will transform your front door into winter’s welcome. By nature, the rosehip wreaths will dry while holding onto their berries to ensure longevity through the seasons.

 

Holiday Wreath Making Classes

Deck the halls by using our wreath-making machines to create a personalized decoration with inspiring help from designers Becky Paulik and Laura Campbell. We provide a stunning array of fresh greens and berries (sold by the pound) or you can bring your own. The cost of one wreath form is included in the class fee. Wear warm clothing and bring your own pruners and gardening gloves. Can’t make the class? Reserve time to use our machines at your leisure from November 13th to December 24th.

Complimentary Summer Webinars:

Did you miss the live webinar presentations?  No worries.  The links below are available to watch on-demand and at your convenience.

For technical support, please contact us.

Summer Pruning

complimentary Zoom webinar

Many gardeners are timid or even fearful of pruning trees and shrubs in summer. There are good reasons to be cautious, as overzealous pruning at this time of year can stress and weaken plants. With that in mind, summer is an ideal time to solve a few specific pruning goals like overzealous water sprouts on small trees and shrubs that are growing out of bounds? Just not sure what to prune or not to prune?  Watch to learn from author and Northwest Flower and Garden Festival speaker, Christina Pfeiffer how to do the right pruning on the right plants and what not to prune this time of year.

 

Any Herb! A Sensory Discovery in the Herb Garden

complimentary Zoom webinar
Click here to watch “Any Herb! A Sensory Discovery in the Herb Garden” with author and speaker Sue Goetz

Discover the top ten (plus a few more) common herbs and their medicinal and culinary properties with author, and Northwest Flower and Garden Festival speaker Sue Goetz. In this class,  discover which herbs to plant for color and fragrance to attract pollinators, as well as which to plant for healing properties. Sue will provide gardening advice and harvesting tips, and her recipes can be adapted to the herbs growing in your garden. Learn how to combine these herbs to create dishes robust in flavor.

 

 

 

Raised Bed Gardening

complimentary Zoom webinar

Click here to watch ‘Raised Bed Gardening’ with Sarah Wagstaff from SUOT Farm and Flowers on-demand

Passcode: mv5hzV?*

View ‘Intro to Hugelkulture’ link here

Learn how to build a raised bed with minimal materials, equipment, and cost. Understand all the basic aspects of creating and maintaining a raised bed garden by adapting foundational horticultural concepts to suit your specific circumstances. Local owner and avid agriculturist, Sarah Wagstaff of SUOT Farm and Flowers, will give you the confidence you need to create a beautiful, productive growing space that will last for years. Visit Sarah’s new retail store SUOT Floral Studio in Burlington, where the fruits of her labor are sold. Directions are in her bio@SuotFarm on Instagram.

 

Summer Care for Roses

complimentary Zoom webinar

Click here to watch ‘Summer Care for Roses’ with Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff on-demand

Although many new rose varieties are disease resistant, all roses are susceptible to black spot and other bothersome pests. Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff presents methods for keeping your roses healthy and blooming throughout the summer.

 

 

Floral Arranging; From Garden to Vase

Click here to watch “Floral Arranging; From Garden to Vase” with Kelli Walker from Country Bouquets Floral 

“We are in the midst of a locally grown flower renaissance in the Skagit Valley. People are drawn to flower designs that look as though they were gathered straight from the garden.” -Kelli Walker

Learn to create a beautiful floral design using fresh-cut flowers from your garden! In our newest class offering, we are excited to feature local owner and floral designer Kelli Walker from Country Bouquets Floral to demonstrate the assembly of a floral arrangement using fresh-cut flowers straight from the garden. Transfer Kelli’s visual template to make floral inspirations for your home table or an unexpected garden gift for others.

Follow Kelli on Instagram @CountryBouquetsFloral.