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Gardening in the Fall
Saturday, September 1  10–11 am
Now is the perfect time to set the stage for next year's garden. Plant perennials and bulbs for season-long beauty. Review basic maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.
Presented by: Karly Scheuerman
Echter’s Nursery Manager

Planting for Success
Saturday, September 1  2–3 pm
Learn tips and techniques for how to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately, and place your plants in your landscape.
Presented by: Daniel Corse
Echter’s Perennial Specialist

Landscaping your Colorado Garden
Saturday, September 8  10–11 am
Discover trees, shrubs, and perennials that grow well in our region. Learn plant combinations and basic design principles to create curb appeal, and enhance your outdoor living spaces.
Presented by: Dan Lee
Black Forest Landscape Designs

Planting Fall Bulbs
Saturday, September 8  2–3 pm
Discover new varieties of tulips, daffodils, and other unique bulbs. Learn how to properly prepare your soil and maintain it for years of beauty. Plant now, for early spring color!
Presented by: Dan Lee
Black Forest Landscape Designs

Plant a Succulent Garden
Wednesday, September 12  5–6 pm
Plant an arrangement of unique succulents to take home and enjoy.
Presented by: Chris Doolittle
Echter’s Annuals & Foliage Manager
Materials fee: $30. Registration required. Space is limited.

Terrariums: Gardens in glass
Saturday, September 15  10–11 am
Create a lush terrarium garden in class to take home and enjoy.
Presented by: Chris Doolittle
Echter’s Annuals & Foliage Manager
Materials fee: $30. Registration required. Space is limited.

My Favorite Perennials
Saturday, September 15   2–3 pm
Harriett shares her favorite never-fail perennials that are reliable, durable, and beautiful in the garden. Sun lovers, shade lovers, xeric plants, and ground covers will be included. Get a head start on next spring's planting.
Presented by: Harriett McMillan
Echter’s Horticulture Specialist

Terrariums: Gardens in Glass
Wednesday, September 19  5–6 pm
Create a lush terrarium garden in class to take home and enjoy.
Presented by: Chris Doolittle
Echter’s Annuals & Foliage Manager
Materials fee: $30. Registration required. Space is limited.

Plant a Succulent Garden
Saturday, September 22  10–11 am
Plant an arrangement of unique succulents to take home and enjoy.
Presented by: Chris Doolittle
Echter’s Annuals & Foliage Manager
Materials fee: $30. Registration required. Space is limited.

Harvesting and Preserving herbs
Saturday, September 22  2–3 pm
Learn how to harvest and preserve the fresh herbs you grew this spring and summer, and add year-round flavor to your favorite recipes.
Presented by: Whitney McMillan
Echter's Indoor Plant Specialist

Orchids: Exotic but Easy
Saturday, September 29  10–11 am
Orchids are beautiful, fascinating, and surprisingly easy to grow. Learn some of the best varieties for your home, and tips and techniques to successfully grow and re-bloom orchids.
Presented by: Shirlee McDaniels
The Denver Orchid Society

Wine Making for Gardens
Saturday, September 29  2–3:30 pm
Making wine at home is fun, and easier than you think. Richard has been making wine for more than 30 years. He will teach you how to make delicious wines with his simple, no-chemical or sulfite method. Learn how to use the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs you are growing in your garden to get started on a new adventure of wine making.
Presented by: Richard Bender
Author, Wild Wine Making
Copies of Richard's book will be available for sale and signing.

Pumpkin Carving with an Expert
Saturday, October 6  2–3:30 pm
Master Pumpkin Carver, Barry Brown, will guide you in using professional carving tools and a carving pattern to create your own special pumpkin. A grand lighting ceremony will take place after class. Bring a camera!
Presented by: Barry Brown
Seen on the Today Show and Good Morning America
Materials fee: $40. Includes a pumpkin, carving tools, and pattern. Registration required. Space is limited. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Fall Quilt Show
October 5–7

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum will display an exhibit of quilts at Echter's from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7.
This popular display includes a wide range of styles from heirloom to contemporary, and has become an annual tradition for quilt lovers.
If you would like to show, please contact Karen at 303-215-9001, or email karen_r@rmqm.org for details and to reserve space by Thursday, September 21.

 

African Violet Show and Sale

The 3 G's (Gloxinia, Gesneriad Growers) will host a show and sale at Echter's on Saturday, October 13, 10 am–3 pm. These interesting plants are prized by indoor gardeners. It's a great opportunity to learn find unusual varieties and learn from the experts.

 

 

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