Join us for the first of a three-part series discussing all the basics one needs to know to be a successful gardener in the PNW. This is a beginner class. The first installment will cover garden terminology, the importance of knowing light and sun exposures, and the basics about soils, mulches, compost, and fertilizers. Click to register and reserve your place at this free seminar.
This class will prepare the soon-to-be beekeeper for the arrival of his or her honey bees. Topics covered will include the parts of a bee hive, the arrival of your bees, the all-important knowledge of how to get the bees into the hive, and what to do now that you have bees. There is a $40 fee for this class. Click to register and reserve your place at this class.
Are you curious about how rain gardens can help to manage stormwater on our urban landscapes? Come to this informative seminar taught by Marina Bambans, environmental scientist and horticulturist at Swansons, to learn the basics on rain garden zoning and plant selection. This class is recommended for beginners; Resource and plant lists will be provided. Click to register and reserve your place at this free seminar.
Alex LaVilla, Swansons’ Perennial Buyer and the owner of Gardenculture, a horticultural design and consultation service, will review some of the best perennial plants that provide early spring color in the Pacific Northwest garden. Click to register and reserve your place at this seminar.
Kick off spring by planting herbs in fun planters! Forgo standard garden containers for something whimsical. Rain boots make the best whimsical garden decor and we’re looking forward to helping you plant them up with herbs that you can enjoy for the coming season. Click for details!
Have you always wanted to admire a fragrant and colorful garden on your urban lot? Interested in growing enough flowers to bring indoors all season long? Agnes P. Cwalina, urban flower grower and owner of Hori Hori Flowers, will speak about plants that work best for the cutting garden, as well as about other tidbits that can be harvested for a unique table arrangement, all on a city lot! Click to register and reserve your seat for this seminar.
Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this introductory workshop with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! In this hands-on class, you will be guided through an intuitive approach to sketching with pen and layering watercolor washes, plus you will gather tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. All levels welcome. $40 fee includes all supplies needed. Click to purchase a ticket and reserve your spot.
Transform your porch, patio or deck into a garden oasis with planted containers. Get inspired and learn how to create your own container garden beauties from Swansons garden designer Charlo Wang. This seminar will include a display of amazing plants that grow well in containers, plus a planting demonstration using easy techniques and cool tips you can use to create container masterpieces at home. Click to register and reserve your place at this free seminar.