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Workshops

Workshops are repeated on April 29-30 at the same time. Please note Making a styrofoam trough is only available on Saturday at 3:30 PM and Kokedamas is only available on Sunday at 3:30 PM.

Living Herb Wall presented by Tricia Ingram

When: 9:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th
*Saturday is full, spots still available for Sunday*
Price: $65

Living Herb Wall

Join Tricia and create your own living wall herb garden with 10 different species (or more)! Great for indoors or out, sun or shade, big space or tight quarters, creating your own edible kitchen is both gorgeous and delicious. Learn the basics of vertical gardening, discover the best chinook-hardy herbs for both aesthetics and taste (and nutritional value!), and get the low down on some of the tips and tricks the pros use when growing including design, growing on, and trouble shooting. Cultivating and raising your own food is the future, get started with your own wonderful living wall herb garden! 

Front Door Container presented by Tricia Ingram

When: 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th
Price: $65 

Perennial Container

They say eyes are the windows to the soul ... front doors are much the same for a home. Make your entryway gorgeous and welcoming with a stunning front door container. Join Tricia as she leads you through an interactive seminar in creating your own custom planter to personalize and ameliorate the face of your home. With several dozen varieties of beautiful plants on hand that are structurally-interesting, aesthetically pleasing, and high-performing, Tricia will show you both the basics of design as well as the cornerstones of proper plant care, both creating beauty and optimizing long-term performance of your front door centerpiece. Sturdy poly pot is perfect for inserting into a deco container or standing on its own!

Hobbit Pot presented by Verne Williams  and Kath Smyth

When: 12:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th
Price: $65 

Hobbit garden

It's gardening for geeks! We'll show you how to create your own personalized "Bag-End" for the living room. We have all you need, including hobbit-sized plants and decorations. You are welcome to bring accessories from home. Be creative! We encourage you to bring waterproof toys or figures to use in your gardens. 

Teacup Garden presented by Verne Williams and Kath Smyth

When: 2:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th
Price: $65      

Tea Cup

Learn how to create an adorable tropical teacup garden during this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the correct planting and care methods for plants in a container without drain holes as well as design basics. Each teacup garden will contain tropical plants, a tea spoon and a gift label. The finished product is a lovely desk, table, or window sill decoration that requires little maintenance. Teacup gardens also make wonderful hostess and Mother's Day gifts.

Making a Styrofoam Trough presented by Cathy Kurio 

When: 3:30 PM only on Saturday, Apri 29
Price: $65 

Come and have fun creating your own trough out of a Styrofoam box. These troughs can be used to plant anything you like, but are especially good for planting small alpines. You can also create side holes for Sedums or Sempervivums.

Some benefits to using Styrofoam boxes:

  • They are lightweight and can be moved around easily
  • They make good containers for a small deck
  • They provide insulation for overwintering perennials
  • They can be planted immediately

Thick-walled Styrofoam boxes will be provided, along with the tools needed to turn the boxes into great looking containers. Earth toned paint will be available, but if you want to paint your trough a bright color, please bring your own exterior latex paint.

Cathy will have several planted troughs for you to see and is giving a demo on Planting Troughs on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Materials

Some of the following materials will be available for your use, but if you have your own, please bring them as it will help speed up the process.

  • Wire brush meant for scraping paint
  • Serrated knife
  • Rubber gloves (if allergic to latex gloves)
  • Paint brushes (several sizes, large and small)
  • Plastic sheet or garbage bag to protect your car when transporting your trough
  • Leftover exterior latex paint

Remember to wear old clothes as this is a messy project and wear layers as you will be outside for a short period of time.

Kokedamas presented by Elaine Rude

When: 3:30 PM only on Sunday, April 30
Price: $65       

Kokedama

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form using moss as a container to hold a plant. Literally translated into 'moss ball', kokedama has its origins in traditional bonsai but doesn't take as much time to create. Thus, it is sometimes called 'poor man's bonsai'. These small moss balls are fun to make and make great conversation pieces indoors and out. We will make two kokedamas to bring home using a variety of ornamental plants.