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Meet the Experts-Saturdays in March


Tips and tricks to get your garden growing and keep growing all season long from our
favorite experts in their fields.  All seminars are free and do not require registration.

 
Saturday, March 2
Early Bird Gardening

Summer Bulbs for Your Garden
10am 11 am
Add easy and spectacular color, height, texture and drama to the summer garden.
Presented by: Todd McNulty, Van Bloem Gardens
 
Starting Plants from Seed
1pm 2 pm
Do-it-yourself, save money and have fun when you follow these helpful tips.
Presented by: David Burnside, Botanical Interests Seed
 
Turf Maintenance Through the Year
3pm - 4 pm
Four steps to a perfect lawn. An easy routine that will lead to a healthy green lawn year after year.
Presented by: Daniel Chimeno, Ferti-lome

Meet the Experts:
11am 12pm - Todd McNulty, Van Bloem Gardens
2pm - 3pm  - David Burnside, Botanical Interests Seed
2pm - 3pm  - David Burnside, Botanical Interests Seed
4pm - 5pm  - Daniel Chimeno, Ferti-lome
 

Sunday, March 3
Sunday Seminars

Vegetable Gardening 101 Planning the Garden
11am - 12pm
Planning your garden gets you started for a successful season and helps you avoid
common problems down the road.
Presented by: Daniel Corse

Pruning Trees & Shrubs
2pm - 3pm
Learn the basics of what to prune, when to do the job, and how to prune properly
to avoid common mistakes that can lead to problems later.
Presented by: Karly Scheuerman and Daniel Corse



Saturday, March 9
Get Your Grow On!

The Secret Life of Soil
10am 11 am
Learn about natural products that will nourish your garden for a healthy environment for your plants.
Presented by: Brandon McCarty, Fox Farm
 
Early Spring Punch List
1pm 2 pm
Early spring preparations for a beautiful garden throughout the season.
Presented by: Betty Cahill, Boulder County Master Gardener, Denver Post columnist
 
Starting a Lawn From Seed
3pm - 4 pm
How to prepare soil, sow seed, and establish a beautiful lawn.
Presented by: Norm Tuohy, Arkansas Valley Seed Co.
 
Meet the Experts:
11am - 12pm  - Brandon McCarty, Fox Farm
11am - 2pm  - Jim Wilson, ProRich Fertilizers
2pm - 3pm  - Betty Cahill, Boulder County Master Gardener
4pm - 5pm  - Norm Tuohy, Arkansas Valley Seed Co.
 

Sunday, March 10
Sunday Seminars

Weeds - The Uninvited Guests in Your Garden
11am - 12pm
Learn about these unwelcome visitors and how to control them.
Presented by: Harriett McMillan

Small Space Gardening
2pm - 3pm
If you are short on space, you can still garden! Discover how to plan and prioritize
to maximize a harvest in limited space.
Presented by: Chris Doolittle & Whitney McMillan


Saturday, March 16
The Inside Dirt

Orchids: Easier Than You Think!
10am 11 am
Exotic, beautiful, and surprisingly easy to grow! Learn about different varieties, tips to keep them healthy and re-blooming, as well as the basics of repotting.
Presented by: Shirlee McDaniels, The Denver Orchid Society
 
This Herb's For You
1pm 2 pm
Learn the basics about growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs.
Presented by: Mark Angelos, The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit
 
Succulents
3pm - 4 pm
These plants are the biggest trend in indoor gardening. Learn how to grow and display them for best effect.
Presented by: Scott Preusser, Horticulturist, Denver Botanic Gardens
 
Meet the Experts:
11am - 12pm  - Shirlee McDaniels, The Denver Orchid Society
2pm - 3pm  - Mark Angelos, The Herb Society of America
4pm - 5pm  - Scott Preusser, Denver Botanic Gardens

Sunday, March 17
Sunday Seminars

Good Bugs Save The Day
1pm - 2pm
Beneficial insects play an important role in the garden. Learn how to identify the good from the bad and the best strategy to put beneficial insects to work in the garden.
Presented by: Karly Scheuerman & Daniel Corse


Saturday, March 23
The Great Outdoor Garden

Landscaping With the Natives
10am 11 am
Native plants are dependable, durable, look good, and are right at home in your garden!
Presented by: Scott Skogerboe, Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery
 
Perennials for Pollinators
1pm 2 pm
Learn what perennials attract busy pollinators and tips for their care and maintenance.
Presented by: Debi Borden-Miller, Welby Gardens
 
Hardy Cactus & Succulents
3pm - 4 pm
Desert succulents, such as agave, yucca, and hardy cacti, can provide year-round presence
to your garden. Learn about using these water-wise plants.
Presented by: Kelly Grummons, Prairie Storm Nursery
 
Meet the Experts:
11am - 12pm  - Scott Skogerboe, Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery
11am - 1pm  -  Mike Wade, Beauty Beyond Belief Wildflower Seed
2pm - 3pm  - Debi Borden-Miller, Welby Gardens
4pm - 5pm  - Kelly Grummons, Prairie Storm Nursery

Sunday, March 24
Sunday Seminars

To Bee or Not to Bee: Introduction to Beekeeping
1pm - 2:30pm
This class will cover everything you need to know about beekeeping. Learn about housing, handling, harvesting, equipment, common problems, benefits, and other questions you might have.
Presented by: David Baker, Colorado State Beekeepers Association


Saturday, March 30
Ready, Set, Grow!

Plant Select - Pretty Tough Plants
10am 11 am
A review of plants that are beautiful, adaptable, and water smart. Plant smart when you plant Plant Select!
Presented by: Ross Shrigley, Plant Select
 
Trees and Shrubs for Colorado Gardens
1pm 2 pm
Trees and shrubs are the backbone of the garden. Discover the diversity, new varieties and the tried-and-true that add value and beauty to your home landscape.
Presented by: David Dickey, J. Frank Schmidt & Son
 
Organic Lawn and Garden Care
3pm - 4 pm
The organic alternative for keeping lawns and gardens healthy and productive.
Presented by: Gary Bragdon, Alpha One Fertilizers
 
Meet the Experts:
11am - 12pm  - Ross Shrigley, Plant Select
2pm - 3pm  - David Dickey, J. Frank Schmidt & Son
4pm - 5pm  - Gary Bragdon, Alpha One Fertilizers

Sunday, March 31
Sunday Seminars

Composting and Soil Improvement
1pm - 2pm
Recycle your yard waste, and watch your garden thrive! Learn how to create the "black gold"
that nourishes your garden.
Presented by: Neena Raquel

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