2016 SEMINARS

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Soil 101 - Mike Ather
Saturday, January 30 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Healthy and vibrant plants start with healthy soil. This one’s a must for all gardeners, from beginner to more experienced growers. Cost: $12.50.
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Concepts in Landscape Design - Silvia Jope & Forrest White
Saturday, February 6 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
A step-by-step approach to planning your garden and landscape. Learn the fundamentals of design in this seminar for gardeners of all skill levels. Cost: $12.50.
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Multi-Dimensional Vegetable Gardening - Lee Reich
Saturday, February 13 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Today’s gardens are smaller than those of years’ passed. With planning, though, today’s gardens can give us a lot more bang for the buck in terms of space used and energy expended. Using 5 dimensions lets you grow a lot of vegetables in a small space. We’ll explore each of those dimensions and look at examples of how to make them work. Cost $20.
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Fruit Growing Simplified - Lee Reich
Saturday, February 13 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Simplified fruit growing emphasizes a number of straightforward practices (depending on the plant), including:pruning, soil, site selection, and natural pest management. Plant selection is important. The key ingredients to successful growing of pear, pawpaw, raspberry, and other easy-to-grow fruits will be highlighted. The result: Abundant fruit without having to resort to extreme efforts. Cost $20
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Seed Starting - David Boucher
Saturday, February 20 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Learn the basic science and techniques for seed starting success from the get-go, and do it right the first time! Cost: $12.50.
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Striking, Unusual Plants and Awe-Inspiring Design Tips - Kerry Mendez
Saturday, February 27 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
In my extensive travels I’ve had the opportunity to stroll through some remarkable gardens. Every garden has a lesson to offer! This presentation features some fascinating plants that are not only available but are easy to grow. Plus share simple-to-replicate, strategies to transform conventional gardens to astonishing. Cost: $12.50.
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The Right-Size Flower Garden - Kerry Mendez
Saturday, February 27 • 11:30-1:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Time-Pressed and Aging Gardeners. This inspiring lecture provides easy-to-follow right-sizing strategies, recommendations for no-fuss plant material, and design tips for stunning year-round gardens that will be as close to ‘autopilot’ as you can get…. This special presentation for Gardener’s Supply Company includes additional topics and slides from my book. Cost: $12.50.
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MARCH
Foodscaping - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, March 5 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Foodscaping is what it sounds like - a combination of landscaping and food. In this seminar Charlie will show you real-world examples, photos, and teach you to grow food without sacrificing either your lawn or your home’s appearance to do so. Cost: $12.50.
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English Flower Gardening - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, March 5 • 11:30-12:30pm
Burlington Garden Center
The English are known for lush, cottage, flower gardens loaded with annuals, perennials, roses and shrubs. But there's a method to their garden madness. Charlie will talk about some basic flower garden design tips using English gardens as an example. And also highlight gardens that he will be visiting as part of his Gardens & Castles of England & Wales Tour this summer. This is a FREE 45 minute talk with Q&A afterwards.
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Composting - Mike Ather
Saturday, March 12 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Ideal for Soil 101 attendees. Learn how to make compost the right way. Your plants will thank you for it. Cost: $12.50.
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Creating a Backyard Habitat - Charlotte Albers
Saturday, March 19 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Learn how to use native plants to create a sustainable landscape that attracts birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Cost: $12.50.
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Ready. Set. Sow. - Lisa Coven
Saturday, March 26 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
This class will focus on what is going on in your garden during the first 6 weeks. We will discuss which seeds to start right out in the garden and which to start inside. Plus explore different techniques for direct sowing and transplanting. We will demystify fertilizers, compost and mulch. As well, we’ll talk about succession planting and making sure your harvest lasts all season long. Cost: $12.50.
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APRIL

Hands-On Pruning - Charlie Nardozzi
Saturday, April 2 • 9:30-11am
Burlington Garden Center
Learn about the proper equipment, timing and techniques to care for your trees and shrubs. Weather permitting, we’ll do a hands-on demo outside. (space limit 40) Cost: $12.50.
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Hands-On Pruning - Charlie Nardozzi
Tuesday, April 5 • 5:30-7:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Learn about the proper equipment, timing and techniques to care for your trees and shrubs. Weather permitting, we’ll do a hands-on demo outside. (space limit 40) Cost: $12.50.
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WORKSHOPS
SOLD OUT - Hanging Terrarium & Other Decor
Sunday, February 7 • 1-3:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Join us to create hanging terrariums and other plant decor. With plants from our conservatory, pieces of wood and glass vessels. Class size 8. Cost: $12.50 plus materials.
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Creative Writing Workshop
5-weeks starting, Wednesday, February 17 • 9-11:00am
Williston Garden Center
All of us have a story, a personal narrative that rolls itself around and around in our heads. When was the last time you stopped and let the words tumble out? In this workshop, we will come together in the lush & inspired environment of the Gardener’s Supply greenhouse to warm our bones and thaw our thoughts. Using a variety of creative writing techniques: journaling, essay, letter writing, and short story form participants will be encouraged to write and, if inclined, to share their work. Cost: $125
For further information please contact Kelly Hedglin Bowen: kellyhedglinbowen@gmail.com (registration is not through Gardener's Supply)
Small-Scale Mushroom Cultivation
Tuesday, March 15 • 5:30-7:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Compliment your vegetable gardening by growing fresh mushrooms. Learn the basics of cultivating edible mushrooms including, oyster, shiitake, and wine cap stropharia. Fungi promote healthy soil, increase yields of some vegetable crops, and are a delicious addition to the dinner table. Cost: $20
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SOLD OUT - Landscape Design Workshop for Homeowners
Wednesday, March 2, 9, 16 & 23 • 6-8:00pm
Burlington Garden Center
Are you an avid gardener looking for new inspiration? Want a better understanding of selecting and placing plants? Have the perfect spot but need some help expressing your vision? This 4-part series led by professional landscape designer Silvia Jope is the answer. Class size 6. Fee $160.
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SOLD OUT - Bonsai for Beginners Workshop
Sunday, April 10 • 10:00-12:30pm
Williston Garden Center
Learn the basics with our in-house expert. This workshop covers all you need to get started with your bonsai. Class size 10. Fee: $85 includes a bonsai tree, pot, soil and wire.
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SOLD OUT - Orchids 101
Sunday, April 24 • 1:00-3:00pm
Williston Garden Center
Learn the basics of orchid care with practical, easy to understand advice from our orchid expert, Anita. During this workshop you will learn all the basics of successful orchid growing plus have an opportunity to re-pot your orchid. Class size 20. Fee: $35 includes workshop, one orchid and an orchid pot.
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REGISTRATION DETAILS (SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS)
Seminars are $12.50 each, unless otherwise noted. Take advantage of our 4 + 2 plan and save! If you’re a Gardener’s Club member, per-register and pay in full for 4 seminars and attend any 2 additional seminars of your choice for FREE (Coupon Code B4G2F)!

Registration Policy: All workshops have at least a 48-hour cancellation policy. Please review the policy when registering or ask for details.