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Bulb Seminar Saturday, Sept. 22

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Free Bulb Planting Seminar
10 am, Sept. 22

If you want beautiful tulips and daffodils next spring, the time to plant is this fall. Learn all about how and when to plan your spring-blooming bulbs. And for those of you who can’t wait, we’ll also talk about how to coax bulbs to bloom indoors.

Houseplant 101: How Not to Kill Your Houseplants

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Houseplants have amazing powers. They purify our air, improve our mood and are very pretty to look at. Learn all about the benefits of having houseplants at our free seminar on Saturday, September 8 at 10 am. More importantly, learn how not to kill them – even if you think you have a “black thumb.”

And if you have finicky ferns, blossoms that won’t bloom or leaves that are looking low, our experts will be on hand to diagnose and offer possible solutions.

Tiny Gardens: Cool Season Veggie Edition

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Woman Planting Container On Rooftop Garden

Our “Tiny Gardens” series continues with this workshop focusing on cool season veggies and how to care for them – even if you only have a patio to work from.

With help from Warner’s Bedding Department Manager Ansley Roberts, you’ll make container gardens out of upcycled plastic pots with 6-pack veggies that can tolerate frost and cooler temperatures. You can harvest these goodies in 2-3 weeks and, with proper care, they’ll produce through November or longer.

So come by on September 1 and get ready to create a healthy mini garden that will fit your space.

Tiny Garden Series: Cool Season Veggie Edition
10 am, Saturday, Sept. 1
$8 to create a small planter (includes one 6-pack of veggies)
$12 to create a large planter (includes two 6-packs of veggies)

Payment due upon arrival. No RSPV necessary.
Workshop will be held in outdoor paver area, weather permitting. 

Free Outdoor Plant Care Seminar Saturday, July 21

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Join us on Saturday, July 21, at 10 am for a FREE Outdoor Plant Care Seminar!

We’ll be talking about proper planting techniques, how best to water your outdoor plants, and proper fertilizer use to keep your plants blooming and producing.

Come to us with all your questions about flowers, shrubs, veggies, trees and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

Arboretum Native Plant Sale July 14

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Join us at The Arboretum at Flagstaff on Saturday, July 14 when we’ll be part of their huge Summer Native Plant Sale from 11 am to 3 pm.

The event is free and includes admission into The Arboretum, where you can see the awesome Butterfly House and join in the Penstemon Walk. There will also be fun activities for kids, so bring the whole family.

In addition to the best native plants in town, there will be food (Wil’s Grill) and beverages (Lumberyard Brewing) for sale and live music from Lucky Lenny and Slugs from Space.

Preview for Arboretum members is from 9 am-11 am and the event opens to the general public at 11 am.

Free Seminar: Build Your Own Drip Irrigation System

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Join us on Saturday, June 16 at 10 am for a free seminar on how to build your own drip irrigation system for your home. We are big fans of drip irrigation for a lot of reasons – you waste less water and it’s better for your plants – but understand this can be an expensive undertaking.

This seminar will teach you how to build your own system that will give you many of the benefits of a drip irrigation system, but without breaking the bank.


Veggies & Tomatoes Seminar May 26

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Just in time for our Tomatopalooza celebration, local gardening expert Todd Cislo will be holding a free seminar on growing veggies and tomatoes on Saturday, May 26 at 10 am.

Todd has been growing food in Flagstaff for 25 years and is an honorary Master Gardener. He’s been a speaker at the Arizona Highlands Garden Conference and focuses on four-season food production in our region.

Todd is passionate about helping folks grow food and will have tips on soil amendments, season extenders and other ways to help you have a great harvest this year!

Raised Gardening Seminar May 5

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Take your garden to new heights and join us for a seminar on Raised Gardening on Saturday, May 5  at 10 am.

Benefits of raised garden beds include easier planting (as our local soil tends to be hard & rocky). You can also strategically place your raised garden in an area that gets ideal sunlight for your plants and easily adjust soil adding organic matter for nutrient hungry plants like veggies.

Plus it’s easier to keep the critters out!

We’ll have lots of specials for seminar participants, including:

  • Buy 2, get 1 free steer manure
  • $2 off Warner’s Supreme Planting Mix, and
  • $2 off chicken manure.

So learn all about raised garden beds and let’s get planting!