All events are free unless a fee is indicated.  All events are hosted at our Garden Center.

MARCH

BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday, March 30, 2019 

10AM-12:30PM

Back by popular demand!  Learn how to create a bonsai: what kind of plants to use, materials involved, how to shape a nursery plant into a beginning bonsai and how to maintain your bonsai. Participants will create a bonsai from a juniper by shaping through pruning, wiring and planting in a bonsai container. All that is needed for the workshop will be provided:  plant, pot, wire, soil, loaner tools for use in the class and handout about care. Space is limited so register early.   Fee: $40

Presenter: Harold Johnson, Local Bonsai enthusiast and Podcast host of “Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners”

Registration deadline: March 20

Please register in advance as spots are limited. Email caroline@fgsnursery.com or call Caroline at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.

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APRIL

RIGHT TREE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Saturday, April 6, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Not sure what kind of tree to plant? Certified arborist, Rick Pearce, will discuss the factors to consider and how to plant and care for your trees so they have a long, healthy life. He will also discuss best pruning practices and how to manage common pests and disease.  

Presenter: Rick Pearce, Certified Arborist, Carolina Tree Care

Registration deadline: April 3

Please register in advance as spots are limited. Email caroline@fgsnursery.com or call Caroline at 919-484-9759, ext. 101.

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 2019

Join us to celebrate  For Garden’s Sake 20th anniversary all weekend long!  We will be fully stocked with annuals, tropicals, perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs. Master Gardener information table will be here and so much more.  Come enjoy the animals and play corn hole toss in a beautiful setting to make this a fun day for the whole family. Stay tuned for more details to come!

GROWING TOMATOES

Saturday, April 20, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Tomatoes are the number one planting choice for home vegetable gardeners.  Learn more about the care and feeding of these popular fruits (yes, they are).  Presenter will review some of the many choices available, including heirloom vs. hybrids and include some good references for gardening in general and tomatoes in particular.

Presenter: Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardener

Registration deadline: April 17

SUMMER COLOR CONTAINER DESIGN

Saturday, April 27, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Learn the simple techniques to build an unforgettable container garden. Listen, learn, then unleash your creativity and plant a show stopping pot of summer blooms!

$35 fee includes all supplies to make a 12” container garden.

Presenter: Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: April 24

 

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MAY

GARDENING FOR POLLINATORS

Saturday, May 4, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Pollinators are vital to life on Earth and yet go largely unnoticed.  The ecological service that bees, butterflies, moths and more provide is necessary for the reproduction of about 85% of the world’s flowering plants, including two thirds of the world’s crop species.  Not to mention the whimsy they bring to your garden! So get to know pollinators in your environment and the plants that bring them to your yard to learn what all the buzz is about!

Presenters: Gene  Carlone & Rick Draney – Durham County Extension Master Gardeners

Registration deadline: May 1

 

SPRING LANDSCAPE BOUQUET

Saturday, May 11, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Let us show you how to bring the beauty of your spring landscape indoors!

Presenter: Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: May 8

TANTALIZE YOUR SENSES–GROW HERBS

Saturday, May 18, 2019 

10AM-11AM

This program will focus on conditions required to successfully grow herbs, and will include some veggies and flowers to tuck in for combination plantings. We will look at year round options and try to adapt our suggestions to your specific situation.

Presenters: Lynne Nelson and Faye McNaul, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners

Registration deadline: May 15

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JUNE

FOLIAGE, FRAGRANCE, AND FLOWERS IN THE SHADE GARDEN

Saturday, June 1, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Join us to learn about beautiful perennials and shrubs that grow well in partial, and total shade. Learn how to interpret sun/shade tolerance labels and about the critical importance of amending local clay soils.

Presenter: Jon Miller, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: May 29

 

LET’S MAKE SALSA!

Saturday, June 15, 2019 

10AM-11AM

Whether you’ve grown your own vegetables or shop the roadside stand or Farmer’s Market, let us show you some fresh ideas on making healthy tasty salsa!

Presenter: Debbi Barrett, For Garden’s Sake

Registration deadline: June 12