Gardening and Environment

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Advanced Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, February 27, 10:30am–12:30pm
Thursday, March 3, 5:30–7:30pm
Begin thinking like a butterfly: learn nectar preferences for specific butterfly species as well as the importance of not just planting a host plant, but planting it in the right spot to maximize butterfly usage. Led by Conservatory butterfly expert, Chris Kline.
$15 members; $20 non-members

All About Orchids

Sunday, February 28, 1–3pm
Explore the wonderful world of orchids, members of the largest and most diverse plant family on earth! Learn the basics of growing and caring for these amazing plants in the home environment. Demonstrations will cover repotting, diagnosing pest and disease problems, and special care for specific types. Receive an orchid plant to take home! Led by the Conservatory’s interior horticulturist, Dave Brigner.
$50 members; $60 non-members

Vegetable Gardening Series

Wednesdays, March 2–April 6, 6–7:30pm
Maximize your vegetable production throughout the year. Learn about composting, healthy soil, planting techniques and how to attract good bugs while deterring pesky ones. Led by Conservatory educators and horticulturists


March 2: Start Vegetables from Seed
March 9: Crop Rotation and Companion Planting  
March 16: Plan a Year of Edibles 
March 23: Building Healthy Soil: Composting and Soil Tests
March 30: Integrated Pest Management 
April 6: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden 
 
$75 members; $100 non-members (for series)
$15/$20 (per class)

Start Vegetables from Seed

Tuesday, March 2, 6–7:30pm
Learn the basics of seed starting and expand your horticultural knowledge. Examine preparation for the garden season, garden design, companion planting and plant timing. Take home your own seed-starting kit.
$15 members; $20 non-members

Plan a Year of Edibles

Wednesday, March 16, 6–7:30pm
Plan and plant a garden that will produce fruits and vegetables all year. Receive month-by-month planning guidance and learn season extension techniques and how to properly prepare your garden bed for the whole year.

$15 members; $20 non-members Or, sign up for the full six-week Vegetable Gardening Series

Basic Garden Design I (Four-Week Series)

Saturday, March 19, 26, April 2 and 9, 10am–12pm or 1–3pm
Adapt the basic design principles of color texture, scale, rhythm, repetition and form to create a landscape plan.  Design a customized garden with trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs.  Add to your master plan in class, with take-home work each week.  Final class features individualized sessions and specific guidance. Led by Conservatory educator Christie Nohle.
$60 members; $70 non-members

Basic Garden Design II (Three-Week Series)

Saturday, April 16, 23 & 30, 10am–12pm
Continue to design your customized garden mixed with trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs.  Completion of Basic Garden Design Class I series is a prerequisite.  Take home work advised. Led by Conservatory educator Christie Nohle.
$50 members; $60 non-members