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Hydrangea How-To

Hydrangeas are an excellent shrub for year-round interest with a long bloom season. Kit Haesloop will describe the distinguishing characteristics between species and give you a colorful overview of the incredible choices available. She will describe proper garden location, as well as care and maintenance to keep your hydrangeas blooming beautifully. She will touch on pruning, but for in-depth pruning techniques, please also register for her class, “Pruning Hydrangeas,” on March 10.

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$5 – $15

Container Vegetable Gardening

Many herbs and vegetables can be container-grown! Container gardening is ideal for those with limited space or poor soil conditions. Most vegetables can be grown in containers, but some do better than others or require particular structures or special strategies. Instructor Joan Baldwin will suggest vegetables and varieties that are best suited for growing in containers, as well as the preferred types of containers, growing media, location, and watering strategies. Joan Baldwin is a team leader for the King County...

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$5 – $15

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. After this class you will see more, become more curious and creative, remember all those Latin names better, and most importantly, get more pleasure out...

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$5 – $15