Spring Open House this Weekend!

Here’s the illustrated, annotated guide to the classes and workshops coming to our Davidsonville store Saturday and Sunday.  To register for classes, call customer service at 410.798.5000.  For free classes, no preregistration required – just stop by!

Saturday, March 17
10am: All About Owls

Come and meet local live birds of prey, learn how to identify them and why they are so important to the ecosystem.  Naturalist Liz Smith will be here with some of her favorite owls and as reported in this blog story, owl show-and-tells presentations are always a big hit with the crowd.  Free.

11am: Planting Spring Containers
Dress up your patio for spring with this workshop. You’ll be introduced to some stunning plants that thrive in containers and learn how to create some amazing combinations.  (Pre-registration required)…$25

An assortment of lawnless gardens

12pm: No Mow Lawns
Looking to retire your lawn mower? Susan Harris will give design and planning strategies for using lawn alternatives such as short ornamental grasses and creeping perennials, like Stepables®.  Other  alternatives to lawn, all good-looking enough for front yards, include veg gardens, all-shrub gardens, meadows.  Plus, how to care for lawn in an eco-friendly way, and introduction to new, more drought-tolerant types of turfgrass.  Here’s a blog story about Susan’s transition away from lawn, with ah-inspiring photos of 6 lawn-free gardens.  Free.

1pm: Fairy Gardens
The housing market is tough all around. So how about creating the perfect home for fairies? An ethereal container garden for both inside or out is the ideal home for fairies, pixies and sprites. For believers of all ages.  (Pre-registration required)…$30

We love lawns, too, and will help you make yours thicker and healthier.

2pm: Spring Lawn Care
Rick Hardie of Jonathan Green will explain the proper timing and techniques for seeding and fertilizing for a lush, healthy lawn.  Free.

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Sunday, March 18

Purple coneflower, a favorite native. And succulents in a dish - can't wait to see them in a moss-covered purse!

10am: The Benefits of Native Plants, by the South River Federation.  Free.

11am: Succulents in Moss Purse
With their colorful leaves and sculptured shape,s succulents are perfect plants for containers. And our container, in this case, is a beautiful moss covered purse.  (Pre-registration required)…$25

12pm: Growing Potatoes in a Bag 
Love growing potatoes but don’t want to give up the space in your garden? Grow bags make it possible to grow potatoes in almost any sunny location, even on your deck or porch.  Free.

1pm Terrariums: Gardening in Miniature
Think of it as the tropics under glass! Create a stunning and lush terrarium garden as an elegant accent to any room. A fascinating project that is great for folks of all ages. All supplies and plants are included.  (Pre-registration required)…$30

2pm: Herbs in a Strawberry Pot
During this workshop, you will fill your strawberry jar with edible flowers and culinary herbs including basil, rosemary, thyme, and many other cooking delights. You can put your herb-filled strawberry pot right outside your kitchen door.  (Pre-registration required)… $25

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