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.