Tuesday, February 4, 2014

We say the more you know, the better you grow.

For many years, February has been the month we kick-off our spring series of gardening classes. This year is no exception, as we present 11 classes over the next 6 weeks, leading into our annual Spring Begins festival.  This year's classes cover a variety of subjects, from blueberries to bonsai, companion planting to seed starting.  Who attends our classes? Our classes are attended by a diverse group of beginners as well as experienced gardeners, but mainly people interested in growing their gardening knowledge and skills. You’ll certainly want to come to hear the guest speakers, but also to listen and learn from your fellow attendees, as questions are encouraged during and after class. Sign up is simple. Call 303-772-3454 or stop in the store and visit the sign-up kiosk
Our class lineup for spring 2014 starts at 11:00 on Saturday, February 8 with Botanical Interests horticulturalist Ryan Schmidt. Ryan will be talking about seed selection, starting and growing seeds. Saturday afternoon, Richard Bender will lead a bonsai class. If you’re curious about the art of bonsai, bring your questions to Richard. He has a unique understanding of bonsai.
On February 15th, at 11:00, Susan J. Tweit will speak about growing a healthy landscape that encourages birds and pollinators.

Saturday February 22 at 11:00, Don Anderson will explain how to integrate organic soils and fertilizers into your garden.
At 2:00 Don Eversoll, local gardener and author will teach you how to grow tomatoes and other vegetables.

March 1st, at 11:00 am The Flower Bin’s own Perennial Manager Ann Hartman-Mahr will talk about designing and creating a healthy ecosystem in your own landscape.
At 2:00 March 1st The Flower Bin’s Michael Morris will answer your spring gardening questions, including soil improvement. At 11:00 am Saturday March 8, Ryan Schmidt will lead on class on growing tomatoes.

If you’ve ever wanted to grow blueberries in Colorado, be sure come to attend Joel Reich’s class on Saturday March 8, at 2:00 pm.
On March 15th, at 11:00 am, Deb Whittaker will talk about growing and using the top ten culinary herbs.
At 2:00 pm on March 15th Todd McNulty will talk about incorporating summer blooming bulbs into your landscape

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