Seminars for Friday, March 8th
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Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations MUST be made in advance.
9:15 A.M. BUILDING THE BEST LAWN FROM THE SOIL UP
Mike Spencer from Spencer’s Produce, Lawn & Garden Centers presents a seminar on how to grow a healthy, beautiful lawn from the soil up.
10:15 A.M. BACKYARD BIRDING
Doug Harling, Fountain Valley’s Bird Whisperer helps you get the most out of the bird habitat in your own backyard. Learn which birds will be in your area when and how to get them to visit your house!
11:30 A.M. WELCOMING POLLINATORS TO EDIBLE GARDENS
Tammi Hartung of Desert Canyon Farms discusses techniques to attract the ever-important pollinators to your herb and edible gardens.
12:45 P.M. MINIATURE GARDENING
Heather Gunnerson of Spencer’s Lawn & Garden Centers presents a demonstration of miniature gardening. Learn about containers, plants, and accents for a beautiful tiny garden.
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! From planting to harvest, you’ll get the best information available!
3:15 P.M. SOLVING GRASS SEED PROBLEMS
Harvey Nail of Poudre Valley Coop discusses common problems with grass seed including planting in hard to grow areas, soil problems, irrigation difficulties, and more.
4:15 P.M. POULTRY KEEPING
Donna will give a brief presentation on considerations in keeping poultry, followed by a question and answer session.
Seminars for Saturday, March 9th
9:00 A.M. HUMMINGBIRDS
Doug Harling returns to discuss some of our favorite migratory birds. Learn how to attract them to your yard and keep them around until they need to continue their journey.
10:15 A.M. GROW HERBS GOOD FOR YOU AND GOOD FOR WILDLIFE
Tammi Hartung is well known for her use of herbs for around the home, for cooking, and for medicinal purposes. Learn how to take care of yourself and your backyard visitors with herbs grown in your garden.
11:30 A.M. WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019
Giovanna Romero from Welby Gardens features What’s New for 2019, one of our most popular seminars! Picture the spectacular color!
12:45 P.M. ROSE SOCIETY
Join us as the Rose Society presents a seminar on all things roses! Learn about pruning, planting, general care, and types of roses from some of the most knowledgeable rose growers in our area!
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. STRAW BALE GARDENING
Annelise Waldeck from Spencer’s Lawn & Garden Centers will show you how to set up and maintain a straw bale garden. It’s an easy way to grow a garden, so come learn all about it!
Seminars for Sunday, March 10th
10:15 A.M. BACKYARD BIRDING
An encore presentation of this popular seminar! Doug Harling, Fountain Valley’s Bird Whisperer helps you get the most out of the bird habitat in your own backyard. Learn which birds will be in your area when and how to get them to visit your house!
11:15 A.M. CONTAINER GARDENING
A perennial favorite returns! Mike Spencer and Ernie Koppisch present planting and maintaining container gardens. Watch a planting demonstration with all of our favorite tools and tricks of the trade!
12:30 P.M. KIDS GARDEN CLASS
Maren Humes of Spencer’s Lawn & Garden Centers is excited to share her love of gardening with kids! Plant a flower and a seed, learn how to care for them, take them home, and watch how they change and grow.
2:00 P.M. PASSIVE GEOTHERMAL HEAT IN YOUR GARDEN & GREENHOUSE
Extend the heating in your greenhouse or take the edge off the winter or summer by bringing the temperature from the earth up to ground level. Basic concepts and design will be discussed in this how-to class.
2:30 P.M. A MINI COURSE ON MINI GARDENS
Ever wanted to plant a miniature garden? Now’s your chance! Heather Gunnerson of Spencer’s Lawn & Garden Centers will be with you every step of the way as you create your own tiny landscape. Bring a container or purchase one here. We’ll provide the soil! We’ll have a fantastic selection of miniature plants and decorations to purchase. Limited to 15 people, call or sign up online! Spots will fill quickly!