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

Starting, Planting and Staking Dahlias Made Easy


 

Saturday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. – noon
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

Learn how to grow floriferous dahlias from tubers, cuttings and seedlings using inexpensive grow lights and propagation mats.

John and Kathy Willson, former owners of popular Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm, will teach you fool-proof methods for getting your plants off to a great growing season of amazing blooms.

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Perfect Peonies

Saturday, March 30, at 11:00 a.m. – noon
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

Peonies are long-living perennials that offer big, fluffy, fragrant flowers and whose beauty and perfection can take your breath away.  When not in bloom, their foliage often serves as an interesting backdrop for other stars in the garden.

Renel Anderson, from Pure Peonies in Everson Washington, leads the class to discuss the many varieties of peonies that grow well in the Skagit Valley and the many ways to use them for wedding arrangements and fresh cut floral bouquets.

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Designing a Four-Season Hummingbird Garden

Saturday, May 25     10:30 a.m. – noon
pre-payment required     class fee: $8
beginner level

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
Please check in at the Garden Store before class

Back by popular demand, (and we mean that customers wanted the slide show from the last presentation emailed to them!) the Skagit Audubon Society will present a program about hummingbirds and how to attract them to your garden.

Instructors Sheila Pera and Skagit Audubon Society members will cover scientific facts about hummingbirds, garden design and plants that are a magnet for these beautiful birds throughout the year.

 

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Casablanca Floral Workshop

Saturday, June 1     10:30 a.m. – noon
pre-payment required     class fee: $150
class limit 25

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
Please check in at the Garden Store before class

Floral expressions are a skyrocketing trend. Fresh cut floral arrangements enhance the beauty of our homes and workplaces and have even become a form of competition.  Learn to create one yourself in this inspiring hands-on cut and foraged floral workshop with Maura Whalen, owner of Casablanca Floral in Seattle!

Arrive at the Schoolhouse with an armload or bucket full of foraged finds you deem beautiful and learn to incorporate them into a floral arrangement through demonstration and instruction. With mostly foraged finds and a few exquisitely cultivated blooms, you will design, create and carry away a striking expression to gift or enjoy yourself.

This is a delightful way to start the summer!

Bring your own gloves and foraged items. All tools, cultivated blooms, and greens will be supplied.

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Hugelkultur; Sustainable Gardening for the PNW

Saturday, June 8     11 a.m. – noon
pre-payment required     class fee: $8
beginner level

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
Please check in at the Garden Store before class

Hugelkultur is a proven German method of gardening that employs excess garden debris as fertilizer for future plants.  They are often called no-dig raised beds with a difference: they hold moisture, build fertility, maximize surface volume, and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and ornamental plants.

Learn the basic concept of hügelkultur by Sarah Wagstaff, owner of SUOT Farm and Flowers, and view photographs of beds in progress and other examples of a fully landscaped yard. Class includes a seed packet to start your own hugelkultur garden at home.

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Skagit’s Birds & Pollinators

Saturday, June 15     11:00 a.m. – noon
pre-payment required     class fee: $8
beginner level

For reservations, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
Please check in at the Garden Store before class

A timely subject for summer, learn about our local birds and other vital insects that pollinate our food, plant, and flower supply by instructor and avid birder, Bob Hamblin.

Plant selection is important as you try to draw these pollinators into your garden.  Also included will be an overview of plants to help you keep your garden alive and well.

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