Thursday, March 12, 6pm-8pm
Join us as Rachel Latson with La Botella teaches you how to make your own homemade 12 oz. soy candle. It will be the first day of Spring and what better way to bring the outdoors in than with candles scented like the very trees, plants and shrubs we will have available at the garden center! Scents like lilac, cherry blossom, magnolia, and more will be an option. Labels will be included as well. Enjoy light snacks, a complimentary glass of wine or hard cider, and additional wine or cider will be available to purchase. Limited space available, so don’t wait to register! Cost is $35 per participant.
Friday, March 20, 10am-1pm
The foundation for a tree’s health and longevity is established the day it is planted. What better way to celebrate Arbor Day than learning how to properly plant a tree. Join us as Rick Pearce, excerpt Arborist with Carolina Tree Care, teaches us to prepare a the site and to properly plant a tree to ensure its survival. You’ll also learn the techniques that are critical to maintaining the health of your tree, including watering and mulching. Join us as we plant a tree while learning from the best! This class is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Presenter: Rick Pearce w/Carolina Tree Care
Saturday, March 28, 10am-1pm
Want to learn how to create and care for a bonsai? Join For Garden’s Sake and Harold Johnson, local bonsai enthusiast, in this three hour class on the basic knowledge of the art of bonsai. You will learn what kind of plants to use, what materials are involved, how to shape a nursery plant into a beginning bonsai, and how to maintain your bonsai. In the workshop you 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, handout on future care, and loaner tools for use in the class. Refreshments and a light snack will be provided. This class is limited to 10 participants due to one-on-one instruction, so please sign up early. Register here. Cost is $50 per participant.
Presenter: Harold Johnson-Triangle Bonsai Society
Saturday, April 4, 10am-11am
Join us for an informative session on everything houseplants. We will cover how to choose the right plants for your home and how to care for them so they stay happy and healthy. You will learn about air-purifying plants and pet-friendly plants! Every houseplant needs a home and every home needs houseplants! Cost is only $10 and includes a spray bottle and mini-trimmers. Register today!
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach
Saturday, April 11, 10am-11am
Gardens with shade and part-shade provide settings for attractive fragrance, flowers, and foliage over several seasons. We will discuss plant & site selection for a range of low-light conditions, soil preparation, and basic points for planning the perfect shade garden that’s not only beautiful and colorful but soothing to the eye. The class is free but registration is required. Register here.
Presenter: Jon Miller, FGS Plant Coach
Saturday, April 18, 10am-11am
Become a part of the FGS annual Spring Tradition by attending our Container Gardening Class. Learn basic design principles and secrets to an attractive container overflowing with an array of summer flowers. Cost $35. Fee will include everything you need. Register here.
Presenter: Debbi Barrett
Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, April 25, 11am-4pm
Join us as we welcome Spring! The Garden Center will be fully stocked with all of your spring planting needs, and we will have food trucks, face painting, kids activities, planting tips, the bar will be open, and more! More details to come, but go ahead and mark your calendars. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Saturday, May 16, 10am-11am
As your potted plants outgrow their pots, they become pot bound and need repotting. May is the perfect time to give them a little TLC! This class will empower you to take your plant care into your own hands, confidently knowing how to choose the right pot and soil. We will demonstrate the steps it takes to complete the task fearlessly and your plants will thank you by showing off with healthy new growth and vigor! This workshop is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Presenter: Debbi Barrett, FGS Plant Coach