2016 Gardening Class Schedule

All of our gardening classes are FREE to the public.
Classes Start at 10:00 a.m.

No pre-registration is required for classes. Come a little early to get a good seat! The classes are about 1 hour with a question and answer period afterwards. If there is a lab it will follow right after the class and will last approximately ½ hour. There will be handouts, special coupons and discounts for those attending the class. Bring your friends and neighbors!


March 4-5: HOME & GARDEN SHOWCASE AT BOX ELDER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

Come visit our booth! There will be good food, entertainment and lots of prizes at the show!

March 12: PRUNING & DORMANT SPRAY HOW-TO
Learn all the ins and outs of pruning fruit trees, landscape trees and shrubs. Learn all about when and how to apply dormant spray to prevent insect damage to trees and fruit. This class is a very popular with our customers with lots of good information shared. Bill Varga-USU Horticulturist is our specialist who will be teaching this class. Various chemicals and tools will be on display and explained during the class.

March 19: PRUNING & GARDENING
Another wonderful informative class about pruning in the garden with an emphasis on fruits and berries. Mike Pace, our local USU extension specialist will be teaching this class. This class has also been popular with our customers who want to learn more about raspberries, blackberries, grapevines, strawberries, etc.

March 26: HONEY BEES
In the past couple of years there has been a huge increase in curiosity about Honey bees. Backyard beekeeping has grown in popularity. Come find out what all the 'buzz' is about with James Barnhill, USU extension Bee specialist. Beekeeping is a very 'sweet' and satisfying hobby!

April 9: WATERWISE/NATIVE PLANTS
With some recent drought years causing great concern with our local water supplies, many folks have turned to water wise landscaping. Native plants have adapted well to dry conditions in our state and area. Come learn all about these unique and hardy plants and how to save water and still have a fabulous landscape. A very intriguing class taught by native plant expert Bill Varga.

April 16: PERENNIAL PLANTS
Perennials are a great choice for the landscape providing visual interest, curb appeal and value to one's property. They come back year after year making them a wise landscape investment. Come learn which plants are best for our clay and alkaline soil and those that are hardy for our climate zone. This class will be taught by Call's Nursery staff.

April 23: HERBS
Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or perfume. For culinary use, the leafy green parts are used fresh or dried, and are distinguished from vegetables in that they are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than substance to food much the same as spices. Come to this interesting class to learn more about how to grow, care for and harvest your own herbs! Taught by our knowledgeable nursery staff.

April 30: PLANTER DAZE!
Planter Daze is back by popular demand! Bring in your own planters or hanging baskets and plant them yourself. This year: when you plant a pot get 15% off your entire purchase for the day and 1 FREE dracaena spike! (Exclusions apply). Our creative staff can help give you suggestions for a jaw dropping combo for your patio pots. This class has been a hoot in the past: laughter, garden chit-chat, creative designs and color combinations. Come play in the dirt, it's great therapy! Kids are welcome to plant their own pots too!

MAY SATURDAYS:
Do you have gardening/yard questions? Bring them to us and we can help. If possible bring photos or samples of your problem with you. 10-11:00 am and 3-4:00pm.

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