Warner’s Root Camp

Join us for the first-ever Warner’s Root Camp, offering expert-led classes and educational seminars specifically tailored for the beginning gardener – and for Northern Arizona’s unique micro-climates. For $120 you’ll choose the 10 classes that best fit your gardening goals (see class list below). That’s a $30 savings over regular class prices.

Plus once you complete your 10 classes and three additional free seminars, you’ll earn a special discount card that entitles you to 10% off all your Warner’s purchases for a year.

Purchasers of the 10-class package will also get: exclusive discounts on select garden supplies after each seminar; a Warner’s Root Camp T-Shirt; one-on-one expert advice with your instructors after class; exclusive access to the Warner’s Root Camp Forum on Facebook

We all know that the early bird gets the worm, so if you join Warner’s Root Camp before the first class on March 16, you’ll also get: a Warner’s Nursery Garden Journal for planning your vegetable and perennial garden ($10 value); a Flagstaff Planting Guide with information about what vegetables to plant and when ($10 value); a soil test kit, which you can bring to the Intro to Soils class for expert advice about your soil ($10 value).

Ready to get your garden on? Register for Root Camp here.

Choose from among these classes:

To learn more about the instructors, click here.

  • Planning Your Garden. If your New Year’s Resolution includes having a more successful garden in 2019 than in previous years or you are creating your garden for the first time, this class is for you! In our kick-off class to Warner’s Root Camp, our garden expert will share what you need to know to plan your spring garden plot, create a personalized shopping list, and learn what to do each month to make your 2019 garden the best it has ever been! Instructor: Ansley
  • Seed Starting. Have you ever wanted to see your plant babies grow from seed to sprout to crop? Your seeds await! We’ll teach you the basics of starting plants from seeds indoors and out so that you can grow your very own flowers, herbs, and vegetables from seed! Instructor: Ansley
  • Intro to Soils. Our garden expert gives you the down and dirty details about soil composition, pH, and the essential nutrients your plants need to thrive. Don’t worry – you don’t need a background in chemistry to attend! Instructor: Ansley
  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs. So your trees and shrubs are looking a little overgrown – we’ve got you covered! Learn what you need to know to make the appropriate cuts for optimum growth, flowering, or removing dead branches. Instructor: Ansley
  • Tree Selection and Micro-climates. Flagstaff has many microclimates depending on what part of town you live in. There might even be different microclimates based on what side of the house you are looking at. We will learn how to distinguish what your USDA planting zone is and what kinds of trees and shrubs will grow there. Instructor: Ansley
  • Garden with Altitude: Season Extenders, Insects, and Fertilizing. Gardening at high elevation can be tricky. Flagstaff has a short growing season, but there are ways to extend the season to get the most out of your garden! Learn how to use season extenders, manage pests, and fertilize your plants for the biggest blooms and fruits you’ve ever grown! Instructor: Ansley
  • Colorful Container Gardens. Container gardening is a great way to maximize your garden in a small or large space. Whether you have a big backyard that needs lots of color, a small apartment patio, or a rental property that needs impermanent garden structures, this class is for you! Learn how to create beautiful color bowls and “tiny gardens” for your front porch, backyard, or apartment. Instructor: Ansley
  • All About Tomatoes and Peppers. Tomatoes are by far the most popular home-grown vegetable in the United States. You will learn how to diagnose and treat common problems on your tomatoes and peppers, and also learn how to fertilize, prune, and use these delicious garden plants at home. Instructor: Ansley
  • Growing and Using Kitchen Herbs. Who doesn’t love fresh herbs in the kitchen? Learn how to care for common kitchen herbs indoors or out so that you can have fresh herbs on hand all season long. We’ll also give you some simple recipe ideas to try at home. Instructor: Ansley
  • Flowering Shrubs: Roses, Peonies, Hydrangeas and More! Whether your yard is shady or full of sun, there are flowering shrubs that can add brilliant color throughout the season. Learn when certain flowering shrubs bloom, how to care for them, and what will do well in your area. Instructor: Ansley
  • Drip Irrigation and Watering Well. Let’s face it: we live in Arizona – it’s dry! Drip irrigation is a great way to keep the cost of watering down and make sure your trees and shrubs are getting the water they need to thrive! This class will teach you how to water well and set up a drip system. Instructor: William
  • Introduction to Landscape Design. If you can’t stand looking at your boring dirt lot anymore, we can help! Our garden experts will teach you the basics of landscape design so that you can make educated decisions about what plants to choose, where to put them, and why they look good grouped in odd numbers. You’ll be able to go home and create a landscape that looks masterfully designed in no time! Instructor: TBD
  • Deer Resistant Perennials and Shrubs. Those pesky deer need to learn a lesson – and so you do! We can teach you what plants deer, rabbits, elk, and other pests tend to leave alone. However, we know that not all plants are deer-proof, so we can also show you what products to use to keep pests out of your garden! Instructor: Ansley
  • Northern Arizona Native Plants. Feeling patriotic? Give Northern Arizona’s native plants a try in your home garden. You will learn how to identify a few of the most common native plants on hikes around Northern Arizona, as well as what native plants will thrive in your home landscape. Instructor: Ansley
  • Creating a Pollinator Garden. Save the bees! Birds, bees, bats, and more are essential for ecosystem health. Creating a garden that benefits these creatures is not only rewarding but beautiful to look at. Our garden expert will teach you about common pollinators and their plant preferences, as well as what pest controls to avoid. Instructor: Caitlin
  • Season in Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.  Whew! Finally, the season is winding down. Let’s go over what we did right and what didn’t go quite as well as we’d hoped. This class will be the wind-down party of the season where we get to celebrate the goods, assess how to remedy the bads, and just plain forget the ugly. Instructor: Ansley

Pick at Least 3 Additional Free Educational Seminars

    • Houseplants 101: Horrible with houseplants? Not anymore! We can show you what the best plants are for beginners. It’s those first successes that bloom into a house full of greenery! From pothos to philodendrons, snake plants, spider plants, and more – you will go home with the know-how to start caring for a jungle in your very own home. Instructor: Alexandra
    • Houseplants 102Just what are those little black bugs flying around your plants and how did they get there? Learn how to diagnose and treat the most common houseplant ailments from bugs to fungi, overwatering, underwatering, and proper fertilizing! Instructor: Alexandra
    • Houseplants 103: Okay, so you’re getting tired of pothos hanging in every corner of the house … There are some more unique options that require a little more specific care. Learn how to take care of orchids, airplants, bromeliads, and other unusual houseplants in our third 100 level Houseplant class. Instructor: Alexandra
    • Composting 101. Want to make your own soil amendments with scraps from your kitchen and yard? This class will teach you how! Learn the basics of starting a composting bin at home and how to use this wonderful “black gold” as a fertilizer and rich garden amendment. Instructor: Adam
    • Planting Bare Root and Potatoes. Bare root plants are plants that are removed from the ground while still dormant and sold cheaper than when they are fully-leafed-out. Learn how to plant and care for berries, hops, grapes, and asparagus in this class. We will also teach you how to grow your own potatoes at home from certified seed potatoes! Instructor: Adam
    • Seeding and Caring for Your Lawn. Learn how to seed a new lawn, what types of grass to choose in the first place, and how to keep it looking healthy. Go home ready to start a new lawn or make yours greener than ever! Instrutor: Megan
    • Rainwater Harvesting. Yes, you can capture rain and use it to water your garden even when it’s not raining! We can show you how to start harvesting rainwater at home. Learn how to set up a rain barrel to irrigate your trees, shrubs, or vegetables. Instructor: William
    • How to Plant and Care for a New Tree. Welcome to parenthood – you have just bought a new tree! There’s a lot to know about planting and caring for your newest member of the family. Get some advice from our instructor about what you need to do to keep that tree thriving for years to come! Instructor: Bradley
    • Hanging Basket Care: In this seminar, you will learn how to care for your hanging basket so that your front porch looks dazzling all summer long. Instructor: Gabriella
    • Cool Season Vegetables: The season seems to be winding down, but some vegetables prefer cooler weather. Learn which vegetables thrive in the cooler temperatures so that you can keep gardening for a few more months. Instructor: Gabriella
    • Bulb Planting: Tulips, daffodils, crocuses and more are planted in the fall. Learn how to plant these spring-blooming bulbs and what to do to keep them looking fabulous for years to come. Instructor: Gabriella
    • Winterizing: Your garden needs to be put to bed for the winter, but you’re not sure what to do. Learn how to winterize your irrigation, lawn, perennial garden, and raised beds in this seminar. Instructor: William