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It's the Dahlia Society of Colorado's Annual Dahlia Show!
Join us as we host this annual event showcasing prize-winning dahlias!
This year's theme: It's a Picnic.

Saturday, August 24th — 9:00-4:00
Sunday, August 25 — 10:00-3:30

This is an "Open Show," so amateurs are welcome to enter their Dahlias!
Membership in the Dahlia Society is not required, & no entry fee will be charged.
Entries will be accepted from 8:00-10:00am on Saturday, August 24th.
Just clip your fabulous Dahlia (include at least two leaves on the stem),
place it in a vase with water, and bring it in. Show managers will help you
properly tag and enter your bloom. Who knows? Your Dahlia could be a winner!


 Saturday, September 7


LANDSCAPING YOUR COLORADO GARDEN
10:00 - 11:00am
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 Design

PLANTING FALL BULBS
2:00 - 3:00pm
Plant bulbs NOW for color next spring! Discover new varieties of tulips,
daffodils, and other unique types of bulbs. Learn how to
prepare your soil and maintain it for years of beauty.
Presented by: Harriett McMillan, Echter's Horticulture Specialist


Wednesday, September 11

PLANT A SUCCULENT GARDEN
5:00 - 6:00pm
Plant an arrangement of  unique succulents to add interest to
your indoor garden! Then take it home, and enjoy it in a sunny window.
Presented by: Whitney McMillan, Echter's Annuals & Foliage Manager

MATERIALS FEE: $75   |   Registration is Required   |   Space is Limited
Call 303-424-7979 to reserve your space in this class


Saturday, September 14

PLANTING FOR SUCCESS
10:00 - 11:00am
Learn tips and techniques for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials.
Discover ways to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately, and place
your plants in your landscape to get your new plants off on the right track.
Presented by: Harriett McMillan, Echter's Horticulture Specialist

GARDENING IN THE FALL
2:00 - 3:00pm
Now is the perfect time to set the stage for next year's garden!
Plant perennials and bulbs for season-long beauty, and review essential
maintenance for keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.
Presented by: Karly Scheuerman, Echter's Nursery Specialist


Wednesday, September 18

TERRARIUMS — GARDENS IN GLASS
5:00 - 6:00pm
Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor d้cor.
Create a terrarium in class, then take it home to enjoy!
Presented by: Whitney McMillan, Echter's Annuals & Foliage Manager

MATERIALS FEE: $75   |   Registration is Required   |   Space is Limited
Call 303-424-7979 to reserve your space in this class


Saturday, September 21

GROWING GREAT GARLIC
10:00 - 11:00am
Colorado has an excellent climate for growing garlic, and fall is the best time for planting.
Get tips on the best varieties to grow, preparing the planting area, caring for your garlic
throughout the season, as well as harvesting, storing, and culinary tips!
Presented by: Betty Cahill, Boulder County Master Gardener

WINEMAKING FOR GARDENERS
2:00 - 3:30pm
Get started on a new adventure! Richard as been making wine for more than thirty years,
and he'll show you that making wine at home is fun — and easier than you think!
Learn how to make delicious wines with his simple, no-chemical, no-sulfite
method using fruits, vegetables, flowers, &  herbs from your own garden.
Presented by: Richard Bender, author of  Wild Wine Making


Saturday, September 28

ORCHIDS — EXOTIC, BUT EASY
10:00 - 11:00am
Orchids are beautiful, fascinating, and surprisingly easy to grow!
Learn some of the best varieties for your home, and learn tips and
techniques to successfully grow (and re-bloom!) your orchids.
Presented by: Shirlee McDaniels, The Denver Orchid Society

HARVESTING & PRESERVING HERBS
2:00 - 3:00pm
Learn how to harvest and preserve the fresh herbs you grew this spring
and summer to add year-round flavor to your favorite recipes!
Presented by: Whitney McMillan, Echter's Annuals & Foliage Manager


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