Christianson’s Class Calendar

January 2022

 

Please call the Garden Store, 360-466-3821, to register

 

Hugelkultur

Saturday, January 15th

11:00 a.m. – noon

class fee: $10

Hugelkultur are no-dig raised beds that hold moisture, build fertility, maximize surface volume, and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Join Sarah Wagstaff, owner of SUOT Farm, an urban flower farm, as she guides you through the principles of this centuries-old, traditional way of building a garden bed.

 

 

Propagating Perrenials

Saturday, January 22nd

11:00 a.m. – noon

class fee: $8

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.

Harvesting Dahlia Cuttings

Saturday, January 29th

11:00 a.m. – noon

class fee: $30

Dahlias have captured the hearts of many flower farmers,  and the breeding efforts of dahlia growers have created an amazing selection to choose from when you are planning a cutting garden of your own. Anne Long, owner of The  Dahlia House, will provide potted dahlias and demonstrate how to harvest “cuttings” from these tubers to make another plant and get the most out of your tubers. After class, Anne will be offering a few wonderful tubers to purchase if you feel inspired to start your own cutting garden.

Complimentary 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.

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.