Workshops this Weekend

From the terrific turn-out we’re seeing at our Winter Workshops, gardeners are chomping at the bit!  Here’s our next batch of expert talks and workshops, and note that the terrarium-making class will give participants a chance to handle actual dirt.  And actual plants.  Real gardening!

Phalaenopsis orchids.

The Ins and Outs of Orchids Part 1: $30.
Saturday, February 4th at 11am in Davidsonville
For as beautiful as they are, orchids are amazingly easy to grow. Orchid expert, Dr. Clark Riley, will introduce you to various types of orchids as well as give insight into their care. This is a great class for beginners. Price includes a Phalaenopsis (photo above).

Oncidium orchids.

The Ins and Outs of Orchids Part 2: $30
Saturday, February 4th at 2 p.m. in Davidsonville
For those who want to go beyond the basics and delve deeper into the world of orchids with Dr. Clark Riley. Price includes a Oncidium (photo above).

Most of us will never have a house like this but we CAN have a great lawn like this!

Gardening Done Right: Loving Your Lawn: $5
Sunday, February 5th at 11 a.m. in Davidsonville and 2 p.m. in Severna Park

Seeding, fertilizing, thatching, mowing, raking…a healthy lawn can be a tricky aspiration. But as Homestead Gardens’ Gene Sumi explains, it’s actually the timing of all of these tasks that is the key to a lush lawn.

Terrariums: Gardening in Miniature: $30
Sunday, February 5th at 11 a.m. in Severna Park and 2 p.m. in Davidsonville
Think of it as the tropics under glass! Create a stunning and lush terrarium garden as an elegant accent to any room. A fascinating project that is great for folks of all ages. All supplies and plants are included.

(Um, there seems to be some confusion about terrariums on the photo site Flickr.  Popular to what some photographers may believe, terrariums are NOT big tanks filled with fish.   That big building in Baltimore is the National Aquarium.)

Photo credits: purple Phalaenopsis, pink Phalaenopsis, yellow Oncidum, purple Oncidium, home with lawn, terrarium.



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