Seminars for Friday, March 9th
Simply click on a seminar title to register!
Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations
MUST be made in advance. 

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!

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!

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.

Seminars for Saturday, March 10th
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Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations MUST be made in advance. 

9:00 A.M. PIKES 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.M. CULINARY 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!

Seminars for Sunday, March 11th
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Seminars are FREE to attend but reservations MUST be made in advance. 

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.