UPCOMING FREE CLASSES
We present FREE garden classes in the fall for anyone curious about Bulbs; Perennials, Shrubs & Trees; or Houseplants, for their yards and homes. Full dates and descriptions are below. No purchase is necessary to participate in these classes but pre-registration is required. You can register for one class or all with one form from our registration page. TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE, visit the store or call 413-528-0166. Then, watch for our separate confirmation email.
Saturday September 22
10 a.m. – Bulbs: Outdoors and In
Ward’s staff Margi Stalker and Linda Olszewski will start with the basic overview of types of spring bulbs including unusual choices and their planting. Then at 10:30 a.m., they continue with strategies for creating potted indoor displays of forced bulbs to enjoy in January or February while winter winds blow. Get your bulbs early and you'll have plenty of time to force them into Winter bloom! Come for the whole session or join about half way through – as suits your gardening confidence! - Thanks for your interest everyone! If you want a copy of the handouts, click the link below.
Saturday October 13
10 a.m. – Fall Garden Problem-solving
Ward’s Staff horticulturists -- Erin Benken and Dexter Mason – team up in a concentrated information session ready to discuss (and solve!) all your fall gardening questions.
They’ll be ready to answer which perennials to divide, what’s okay to plant now, how you can protect your landscape from winter pests and more! No question is too silly. Customers may also submit questions in advance via the Ward’s website.
For example, this Endless Summer hydrangea at left didn't set flowers. Why? What can be done in the fall to help?
Saturday October 20
10 a.m. – Houseplants 101
Nancy Hall, Ward’s Greenhouse Staff, shares her experiences to help you grow the healthiest houseplants. Different plants can handle (or need) different levels of light and water. Which ones will work for you? Do you have pets that may cause problems or eat the plants? What are your health concerns? Plants can help! Tips will range from choosing plants to preventing common problems.