Monday, February 11, 2013

Jump-Start Your Spring Planting

"And so ye faithful, there is no shadow to see

An early Spring for you and me." -Punxsutawney Phil

What better way to jump-start your garden plans than by attending one of our many Spring course offerings. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or an eager novice, there's something for everyone! Below are a few course highlights.  Click here to see our full offering of classes.

Planting Design for the Home Landscape  
with John Shandra, Registered Landscape Architect
Five Wednesdays: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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Topics include: site analysis, developing functional diagrams, and considerations of color, form, and texture in the garden.

American Idols: Native Plants to Love
with Catherine Renzi, Owner, Yellow Springs Farm Native Plant Nursery
Saturday, March 16 
10:00a.m. - 12:00 noon 
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Learn about great native plants for your garden. They require less maintenance, do not need watering (except during establishment), chemical pesticides and fertilizers, or frequent cutting back.

Three Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials
with Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Designer and Owner of Perennially Yours

Friday, March 22 
• 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
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Discover spectacular perennials for sun and shade that will brighten your landscape from spring through fall.

Great Hardy Native Ferns

with Gregg Tepper, Director of Horticulture, Mt. Cuba Center
Wednesday, March 27
 • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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Gregg will discuss native fern identification, growth habits, as well as culture, and point out the many redeeming qualities that make ferns a pleasure to grow and show in the garden.

Rhododendrons for Your Landscape
with Karel Bernady, American Rhododendron Society 
Saturday, May 18 
• 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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In this class you will learn what a rhododendron is and how to choose plants that will do well in our area and how to care for them once they are planted.


  1. What a great resource! Thanks and more power to you.

  2. Getting a jump start on your gardening during spring is always a good idea. Its best if you begin during summer for winter, too.

    -Evergreen Tree & Shrub Inc.