To register for classes call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Skagit Valley Grains

Saturday, October 19
11:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee: $8

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Photo by Michael Richard

Dr. Stephen Jones is a wheat breeder and the Director of Skagit County’s Bread Lab. The Bread Lab occupies 12,000 square feet at the Port of Skagit and includes the Bread Lab research and baking kitchen, a cytology lab, the King Arthur Flour Baking School, a milling laboratory and a professional kitchen all wrapped up into one amazing space. Expect a knowledgeable presentation on the movement and revitalization of local grain economies occurring now in the Skagit Valley and highlights of the Bread Lab mission and its partners. Learn the big picture of local plant breeding for affordability, accessibility, nutrition, diversity, and beauty.

 

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Fantastic Ground Covers and Where to Find Them

Saturday, October 26
11:00 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee $8

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
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We already know ground covers are problem-solvers: They retain moisture and control erosion, they provide habitat for pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and they’re tough as nails. Learn characteristics of the many ground covers supplied to the Nursery by Little Prince of Oregon Nursery representative, Mark Leichty, and specific varieties are best for naturalizing, “walkables”, and just crowding out weeds.

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Cornucopia Centerpieces

Saturday, November 9
10:30 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee: $65

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

 

Thanksgiving is almost here! We often invest most of our energy planning dinner only to leave the centerpiece in the hands of a box store. This year grab your friends and craft your own cornucopia centerpiece ahead of time with the no-fail coaching of Christianson’s creative and container designer, Laura Campbell. Together, handcraft an 8-inch diameter wired moss cornucopia and in it, design a seasonal arrangement of fall flowers, Indian corn, and gourds to center on your Thanksgiving table or buffet. Candles not included. Please bring gloves and a pair of needle-nose pliers.

 

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Spiral Topiary Workshop

Saturday, November 16
10:30 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee: $25

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Bring the splendor of the holiday season home with you by creating a living spiral tabletop topiary from a one-gallon Dwarf Alberta Spruce with author and NWFGS speaker, Sue Goetz. Enjoy a brief talk about topiary basics including classical garden uses and traditional shapes. Then try your hand at spiraling a small evergreen topiary to display at your home. Please bring gloves and a pair of scissors or pruning shears.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 30
Reservations required
Class fee: $15, includes one wreath form

Maximum of 7 students for an hour-long class: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Deck the halls by crafting a freshly made holiday wreath with inspiring help from designers Karen Harper and Laura Campbell. We provide a stunning array of seasonal greens and berries (sold by the pound) or bring your own. Wear warm clothing and bring your own pruners and gardening gloves. On November 18 to December 24, reserve a date and time to use our machines without assistance by contacting the Garden Store 360-466-3821.

 

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Swans of Skagit

Saturday, December 7
10:30 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee: $8

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Photo by Gerald Plowman

The majestic beauty of fields filled with white swans, both native trumpeter and tundra, is virtually at Christianson’s doorstep in December, January, and February. Attend this highly informational presentation from wildlife biologist and Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association, Martha Jordan. Learn about these amazing birds (the largest waterfowl in the world) and share Skagit Valley’s best places to view them.

 

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Snow Geese of Skagit

Saturday, December 14
10:30 a.m.
Reservations required
Class fee: $8

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
Please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Photo by Alasdair Turner

The majestic beauty of fields filled with white swans, both native trumpeter and tundra, is virtually at Christianson’s doorstep in December, January, and February. Attend this highly informational presentation from wildlife biologist and Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association, Martha Jordan. Learn about these amazing birds (the largest waterfowl in the world) and share Skagit Valley’s best places to view them.

 

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