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Free Tomato Growing Seminar


Don’t miss out on this informative seminar on growing tomatoes! Register below by clicking on the link. See you tomorrow at our Fountain location!

Tomato Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region – FREE
April 21, 10:00 Fountain Location

Mike Spencer from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn, & Garden Centers presents a popular seminar on growing tomatoes. From beginners to seasoned tomato growers, this seminar has something for everyone. Learn proper planting, fertilizing, and common problems we encounter. Bring your questions and let’s talk tomatoes!

Perennials for Season Long Color

Tomorrow’s seminar, Perennials for Season Long Color, is filling up quickly!

Emily of Spencer’s on Tejon will help you get your perennial garden in top shape to be in color all season long! Learn what perennials bloom when and how to select plants with overlapping bloom times so your garden is always blossoming. Imagine planting your garden once and having it put on a spectacular show year after year!

Call (719)632-2788 to reserve your seat or click here to register online!

Purple columbine with white center in full bloomRed Yarrow in bloomLight yellow coreopsis in bloom

Raised Garden Bed Basics & Straw Bale Gardens

A few spots remain in the 10:00 seminar today at our Fountain location… call 719-392-2726 to grab yours! It’s FREE to attend!

Annelise Wilhite from Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Centers will show you how to set up and maintain a straw bale garden. Perfect for any size yard, straw bales can grow a surprising amount! It’s an easy and different way to grow a garden, so come learn all about it! Raised beds are an easy way to get around our poor soil conditions and grow an incredible garden full of vegetables. Learn basics and techniques of planning and planting for a successful harvest!

We hope to see you today to help get a dose of spring!

Part of the seminar space at today’s raised garden bed seminar.

 

First Saturday Seminar!

Our first Saturday Garden Success Seminar is this Saturday, April 7th at 10:00! Register by clicking the title below. We hope to see you there!

Raised Bed and Straw Bale Gardening Basics – FREE
April 7, 10:00, Fountain Location

Annelise Wilhite from Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Centers will show you how to set up and maintain a straw bale garden. Perfect for any size yard, straw bales can grow a surprising amount! It’s an easy and different way to grow a garden, so come learn all about it! Raised beds are an easy way to get around our poor soil conditions and grow an incredible garden full of vegetables. Learn basics and techniques of planning and planting for a successful harvest!

Our Hours Have Changed!

We’re in full swing with our summer seasonal hours! We’re now open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays now, too, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As the season warms up, look for our lots to fill with gorgeous plants of the highest quality. We will keep you updated on sales, new stock, incoming produce, and more. Like us on Facebook (Tejon and Fountain locations) and follow us on Instagram and Twitter for exclusive content!

Our Favorite Season

It’s here- our favorite season! Hold on, though… even though it’s Spring, planting isn’t a good idea until Mother’s Day weekend. Colorado’s spring weather is unpredictable and often snowy with freezing temperatures, unsuitable for most tender plants and herbs. Start your seeds indoors now, put down lawn fertilizer before a rain or snow shower to make use of the moisture, and plan your gardens before it’s time to plant. Attend our Saturday Seminars on Raised Beds, Tomato Success, and more. For a full list, descriptions, and registrations, click here!

If you just can’t wait to see some color, spring pansies are your best bet. Beautiful and hardy, they’ll give you color even through snow.

The Final Hours of the Garden Success Show!

Today is the FINAL day of the 22nd annual Spencer’s Garden Success Show! The great sales start at 10:00 and end at 4:00 today on many products including soil, garden art, and much more, so hurry in!

Here’s a run-down of today’s great gardening seminars:

10:15 A.M. WATERWISE TREE AND SHRUB CARE
Dan Robinson from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn & Garden Centers will present a seminar on pruning trees, shrubs, edible berry shrubs, and fruit trees. Pruning tips and proper pruning times are essential for good growth and fruit production. Learn about Waterwise species of nursery stock to help conserve water while maintaining gorgeous landscapes.

11:15 A.M. ROSES FOR EVERYONE
Alice Spencer-Robinson from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn & Garden Center will feature a fun and educational seminar on growing roses. Our climate is perfect for growing a beautiful rose garden! This seminar features such topics as pruning roses, planting times, fertilizing, watering requirements, proper placement, and bug problems. Great seminar for beginners and seasoned rose growers!

12:30 P.M. NATURE’S EDUCATORS 
Devin Jaffe of Nature’s Educators talks about some lesser seen but amazing wildlife in our neighborhoods. Special guests may include raptors, owls, and some smaller creatures worthy of our knowledge. Learn what they do for our yards, how we can garden to keep them safe, and just how awesome they are. Kids and adults will love seeing these beautiful animals up close and personal! A very unique learning experience for all of us!

2:00 P.M. PRESERVING FOOD FROM YOUR GARDEN
Donna La Chey of Hillbilly Farms will talk about various methods of food preservation. Overviews include dehydrating, canning, freezing, and more.

2:30 P.M. A MINI COURSE ON A MINI GARDEN 
Christy Patton from Gulley Greenhouse will lead a smaller version of her popular hands-on miniature gardening class. Time will be limited to one hour of in-store miniature gardening, but a sprinkling of fairy dust will send you on your way with a beautiful garden to take home! Bring your own container, tiny trinkets, and decorations to plant your mini garden, or purchase supplies when you arrive.

Click on a seminar to register. Please keep in mind that some seminars may be full. We will allow registered guests in first for our full seminars and allow waitlisted people as space permits. We do our best to fit everyone in!

Did you know that you can see baby pigs, baby goats, chicks, an owl, and MORE awesome animals up close? It’s just some of the many fun things you’ll find at the Garden Success Show, 10-4, today! Come say hello to spring at Spencer’s!

Garden Success Show Day 2!

Yesterday was such a success, we’re doing it again today! And tomorrow!

The weekend started off beautifully with some incredible weather. The sales were hot, the greenhouse was colorful, the seminars were free, and there’s more to come!

Here’s a schedule of today’s seminars:

9:00 A.MPIKES PEAK URBAN GARDENS FEATURING LARRY STEBBINS
Grow amazing raised beds and learn about composting basics. Discover how to use the space of a raised bed most efficiently and produce a bountiful harvest. Use homemade compost to revitalize your soil with nutrients and keep your plants healthy!

10:15 A.MCULINARY HERBS FROM GARDEN TO TABLE
Join Tammi Hartung from Desert Canyon Farm as she shares thoughts on growing culinary herbs both in the garden and on the counter top indoors. She will give you many ideas on ways to cook with them to spice up everyday meals and treat your dinner guests like royalty.

11:30 A.M. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018
Giovanna Romero from Welby Gardens features What’s New for 2018, one of our most popular seminars! We can’t wait to see what new plant varieties will be on hand and what plants have been improved. Picture the spectacular color!

12:45 P.M. NATURE’S EDUCATORS
A very special and exciting event for everyone! We are thrilled to present animal ambassadors from Colorado for you to meet up close and personal! In this program you’ll learn what makes Colorado’s habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors.

2:00 P.M. TREES & SHRUBS FOR COLORADO
David Dickey from Van Essen Nursery & J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. introduces new nursery stock as well as great trees & shrubs hardy for our area. Find out what’s hardy, easy to maintain, and beautiful for our climate.

3:15 P.M. NATURAL ANIMAL REPELLANTS
Marilyn Cox from I Must Garden presents an informative seminar on safe animal repellents! It includes deer repellants, small animal repellants such as rabbit, squirrel, mole, vole, and snake repellants. There’s even a product to repel dogs and cats. Marilyn will be addressing pest problems you may have in your area, so bring your questions!

4:00 P.M. STRAW BALE GARDENING
Annelise Wilhite from Spencer’s Lawn and Garden Centers will show you how to set up and maintain a straw bale garden. Perfect for any size yard, straw bales can grow a surprising amount! It’s an easy and different way to grow a garden, so come learn all about it!

Please keep in mind that some seminars may be full. We will allow registered guests in first for our full seminars and allow waitlisted people as space permits. We do our best to fit everyone in!

Did you know that you can see baby pigs, baby goats, chicks, a kestrel, and MORE awesome animals up close? It’s just one of the many fun things you’ll find at the Garden Success Show, 9-5, today! Come say hello to spring at Spencer’s!

Here’s a map to our Fountain location, home of the Garden Success Show! 

The 22nd annual Garden Success Show is HERE! We’ve been hard at work setting up and we can’t wait to share it with you! Our Fountain location greenhouse is packed to the shade cloth with everything you need to start the season off right. You’ll find deals and sales that won’t be matched the rest of the year.  Gardening experts and product representatives are on hand to answer your questions and give you reliable gardening advice.

Here’s a run down of today’s FREE seminars:

Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations MUST be made in advance. Click here for registration!

9:15 A.M. BUILDING THE BEST LAWN FROM THE SOIL UP
Bring your toughest lawn questions to this seminar for the best in expert answers! Mike Spencer from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn & Garden Centers will present a seminar on how to grow a healthy, beautiful lawn from the soil up. Learn how to rejuvenate your lawn after winter, control weeds, water correctly, fertilize for each season, and so much more! Learn how you can have the greenest and healthiest lawn on the block!

10:15 A.M. PIKES PEAK URBAN GARDENS FEATURING LARRY STEBBINS
All about container gardening! Kids and adults will learn how to grow the best vegetables in a small space. From the EarthBox to traditional pots, this hands-on demonstration will fill your table with nutritious food. Extend the harvest later in the season with tips from an expert!

11:30 A.M. HERBS TO ATTRACT OR DETER WILDLIFE
Tammi Hartung from Desert Canyon Farm shows you a variety of garden herbs that can be grown to attract wildlife such as beneficial insects, pollinators, and wild birds, or to deter wildlife challenges such as deer, raccoons, and squirrels. Learn that it is possible to coexist with both welcome and wayward garden guests!

12:45 P.M. MINIATURE GARDENING
Gulley Greenhouse’s Christy Patton will give a hands-on demonstration on planting a miniature garden! Learn about designing, setting up, fun elements and creative materials, and maintaining these tiny gardens. Miniature gardening is a popular and relaxing hobby that allows for big garden dreaming on a miniature scale. Fun for all ages!

*** FULL*** 2:00 P.M. TOMATO GARDENING IN COLORADO
Mike Spencer and Daniel Chimeno from VPG will discuss general problem solving with one of the most popular plants in our garden! Learn how to grow delicious tomatoes in our shorter growing season and keep tomato plants in top shape. From planting to harvest, you’ll get the best information available! ***This seminar is full, but you may add yourself to the waiting list!***

3:15 P.M. SOLVING GRASS SEED PROBLEMS
Harvey Nail from Poudre Valley Coop will discuss common problems with grass seed including what varieties to plant in hard to grow areas, soil problems, irrigation difficulties, and more. He is a local expert in the turf industry and we are lucky to have him join us!

4:15 P.M. GROW YOUR PICKLES
Donna La Chey of Hillbilly Farms presents a Sustainable Concepts class teaching what and how to grow and make all of your own favorite recipes and foods. Dill pickles, spaghetti sauce, and more will be discussed.

Vendor Profile

Mark is a returning vendor who has worked with Monrovia for 25 years! He started in the plant nursery industry when he was just 13 years old and continues to this day helping people like you choose the best trees and shrubs for your landscape. His favorite new plants include Crimson Kisses Weigela because of its nonstop red flowers and Bar Harbor Hydrangea with its full white flowers on a sturdy dwarf plant.

Have a trouble spot in your yard or wondering what would work best planted together? Mark has your answer! He can also take special plant orders at the show to be delivered with our regular order in season.