Hydrangea Pruning

Do you wonder why your hydrangeas don’t bloom or bloom poorly? Perhaps you want direction on when and how to prune your various hydrangeas. Kit Haesloop will describe and show detailed techniques and timing for pruning hydrangeas. She will cover pruning for blooms and health as well as how best to rejuvenate neglected plants. She will also demonstrate pruning on several species of hydrangeas. $5 BBGS & NPA members/$15 nonmembers.

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$5 – $15

You Can Garden for Life

Adaptive gardening gives gardeners of all ages and abilities countless strategies that enable them to continue to enjoy gardening, even when their bodies say, “I don’t think so.” Toni Gattone will teach you how to save time, money, space, and above all, energy. Rethink how you approach working in your garden and how your garden can be modified to increase your comfort and safety. We will discuss hardscape and tripping hazards, elevated raised beds, containers, vertical gardening, and how your...

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$5 – $15

Oil Painting: Joyful Sunflowers and Hydrangeas

Rohini Mathur will demonstrate how to paint a bright and colorful floral and garden scene using oil paints. You will learn skills such as underpainting; layering; composition basics; and mixing a strong color palette. This class is suitable for beginners. You will be sent a supply list upon registration. $35 member/$45 non-member

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$35 – $45

2021 Lecture Series: The 21st Century Botanic Garden

Dr. Ari Novy became interested in plants when he volunteered as a gardener at an Italian villa. When he returned to the US, he was determined to learn everything about plants and flowers, and ultimately received a Ph.D. in plant science at Rutgers University. Today, he is an award-winning, nationally recognized plant biologist and researcher and President and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden. “Plants and flowers elicit a visceral response,” says Novy. “They are familiar yet exotic, rarified...

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$5 – $15

Build a Terrarium

Join us to build a magical terrarium at home! Learn about mini habitats, the water cycle, and soil layering as you put together your botanical creation. Living Lab teacher, Ashley Robles, botanical horticulturist and greenhouse specialist, will provide step-by-step guidance during this family friendly workshop where we’ll cover basic planting techniques, design composition, and have fun decorating with beautiful details such as rocks, seashells or imaginative creatures! A family in the same household only needs one registration. This class requires...

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$10 – $20

Gardening and Nature Journaling: A Match Made in Heaven

Taught by Marley Peifer. Are you ready to take your gardening to the next level? Do you want to see and appreciate each plant more? Do you want to recapture the curiosity, memory, and connection to nature you experienced in your youth? You’re in luck because nature journaling can give you all of those things. Newbies and experienced participants alike will leave this class empowered with tricks, techniques, and the mental mindset to accelerate their learning and enjoyment of nature....

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$5 – $15

2021 Lecture Series: Fearless Gardening

Presented by Loree Bohl. Too often gardening advice comes in the form of rules: do this, don't do that, plant this, don't plant that. This can stifle creativity and personal expression, resulting in gardens that feel impersonal and generic. Fearless Gardening is a call to arms, urging gardeners to be bold, break the rules and grow what they love. In this photo-rich webinar you’ll be inspired to look at plants differently, see your garden through new eyes, and treat gardening...

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$5 – $15

Enriching Your Garden with Vines: Selection, Pruning, and Care

With Laura Watson from Plant Amnesty. Learn the ins and outs of selection, pruning, and care of vines.  Also learn how to embellish your own garden with the remarkable beauty and diversity of these vertical plants. Laura will showcase the amazing variety in color, shape, bloom time, and growth habit of vines that do well in the Pacific Northwest—wisteria, clematis, passionflower, and more. Get details about their care and placement, information about pruning, and recommendations for easy vines to try. ...

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$5 – $15

Kokedama Workshop

Join Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, a native plant advocate and botanical designer seasoned in the art of kokedama. She will teach you how to create and care for a striking and unique Japanese moss ball. We will send you a supply list for assembling your moss ball, a step-by-step breakdown of the process, and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy. You will be able to order a kit for an extra fee. You will...

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Varied Cost

Spring Blooms Watercolor Workshop

Taught by Molly Hashimoto. This workshop will begin with a quick study of daffodils, and then move on to sketching and painting landscapes that feature the glories of spring, including blooming cherry trees and azaleas.  A supply list and any pre-class work will be sent out in advance so participants can prepare ahead of time. $25 member/$35 non-member.

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$25 – $35