You’ve probably already planted the important stuff, so now it’s time to have a little garden fun! Join us for classes that you can bring a kid to, or just bring out the kid in you. Or plant a pot with a theme, or use a few novelty plants like purple hyacinth bean and passion flower.
Fifteen Dollar Day
Saturday July 16, 2016 at 10 am OR 1 pm
At this class, you you will choose from ten different projects that will be laid out and ready to go. Samples include, but are not limited to: Succulent Cake, Succulent chair, Succulent Ladles, Passion Flower Trellis, Teacup Garden, Japanese Moss Ball, Mini Succulent Birdcage, Bart's Surprise, and more. Selection may change throughout the day depending on materials, but we promise these will all be a tremendous value! You can make more than one if you see others you would like, but you can just sign up for one to begin with so we know how many people to expect. If the classes fill up, we will add more times.
I made this pot last year to celebrate David Prouty High School graduation, as these are the school colors. They compliment each other really well in a container! We may not use the exact plants shown in the picture, but I promise it will look beautiful with both orange and black flowers and foliage that will shout "Summer in the Garden!"
This is a medium-sized version of the class we held this spring. The birdcages came in a set of three, and we used all the big ones for the first class. This class will use the medium-szed ones, and you can make the mini by signing up for the $15 class on 7/16. (if there are any minis left over from the 7/16 class, we will have them available to make on 7/17, too.
Called Dolchos, or Hyacinth Bean, this climbing vine has beautiful purple flowers , and very cool purple pods. This class is for the garden geek who searches for those unusual plants that take gardening to the next level.
There are only 940 Saturdays between when a child is born and he or she turns 18. This class gives you a chance to share your love of gardening with your favorite youngsters, and introduce them to a rewarding hobby that nourishes the body and soul. We will make grass caterpillars and create a container garden full of plants that attract butterflies.
We grew a special crop of shrubs in smaller-than-usual pots so that we could fit them in to some sophisticated container gardens. We have Hydrangeas, Physocarpus, variegated dogwood, variegated willows, Kerria, and more. You get to choose which shrub you would like, and we'll help you design a stunning pot with annuals and perennials. At the end of the season, pop it into your garden for a plant that will add color and texture to your existing garden.
I saw a version of this on a blog, and realized how we could adapt our our tufastone class to create it even better! This class will be done in two steps, on two, consecutive Saturdays. You will create the house out of the wet cement mixture, leaving openings in the top so that you can plant a number of groundcovers right into the roof! The picture shown is close to what I have in mind. I just invented it, so we haven't had time to make it, grow it on and decorate it yet. Class will include all the materials for the house including a hobbit door, soil, plants for the roof and garden below, and colored pebbles. Miniature accessories may be purchased at class. To make check out easier, please leave your personal accessories at home:). Your house will remain here for a week to harden. Then return the next Sunday, July 31st at 3 pm to plant it up and decorate it. Children are more than welcome to participate with you in one or both days.
Treat yourself to the relaxation that comes from a quiet stroll in our park like setting. Revel in the sights, sounds and fragrances. We are close to being open for real! For the moment our hours will be by appointment, although we are generally here every day. Please give us a call at 508-885-4247.