Workshops & Seminars
We offer a variety of informative seminars plus great make-and-take workshops throughout the year. Check back frequently for updates. Some events are FREE and some require registration - which can fill up quickly - so register today to save your place!
Join Bryce Lane for
Basics of Spring Planting
MArch 30, 2019 10am-11:30am
“Now is the time to be selecting, and planting trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. There are some simple, yet essential principles of planting that all gardeners should be aware of. Come learn about all aspects of proper planting and post-planting techniques. From hole and bed prep, to root scoring, pruning and watering, you will be ready to choose your favorites and insure their success in the landscape! We will also talk about some great plants for your landscape that your garden shouldn’t be without.
Remembering Dr. Seuss:
Plants with Unique Habits & Shapes
with bryce lane
april 13th during our spring open house
One of my favorite things about reading Dr. Seuss books was the very unusual artwork depicting animals and plants. Come and hear about plants that have unique and interesting habits for the home landscape. We will look at plants that have natural habits that are not typical… weeping, spreading, dwarf, and just plain weird. I’ll talk about how we can use and care for these plants in our home landscapes, and about how you can create your own unusually shaped and trained plants by pruning and training.
GROWING GRAFTED TOMATOES
APRIL 27TH 10:30AM
In the home garden, Heirloom tomatoes are one of the hottest vegetables to grow. Grafted Growers of Raleigh will be talking about the advantages to growing grafted heirlooms , and how grafting works. Attendees will receive a free grafted heirloom tomato plant after the class.
• Grafting benefits include:
o Stronger/more vigorous plant going into the ground, meaning you will get more tomatoes than usual, and earlier than usual!
o Disease resistance to soil borne diseases, which are VERY common in heirloom tomato varieties. Examples of diseases rootstocks are resistant to include Fusarium wilt, bacterial wilt, southern blight, tomato spotted wilt virus, and many more.