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Thursday, April 13

Join us for and evening of good food, good wine, & good shopping
— all for a good cause! It's a Party with a Purpose that benefits
Hope House of Colorado, a terrific local non-profit that supports
teen moms and their children.

Local businesses will offer beverage and food sampling. Shop for jewelry,
clothing & accessories, luxurious body care, and gifts galore.
Enjoy special discounts & register to win door prizes.

Tickets are $40 and include 2 glasses of wine or 2 beers
Call 303-424-7979 to purchase your tickets today!


Join us as we kick off the 2023 gardening
season with our Spring Open House
event April 8-16!


Don't miss the opportunity to meet the staff responsible for starting seeds,
growing, and stocking the finished plants for your garden. Our growing
team will take you behind the scenes to the growing areas located
behind the retail store and on the north side of 52nd Avenue.
(Easter Sunday tour at 2pm only)


Drop in to any of our Open House classes, and learn from the experts!
Our classes are free and don't require registration unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, April 8 — 9:30-10:30
Landscaping Your Colorado Garden
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
Saturday, April 8 — 1:00-2:00
Hardy Cactus, Agave, and Yucca
Hardy succulents provide interesting year-round appeal to the landscape.
Learn more with Kelly's expertise!

Presented by: Kelly Grummons, Cold Hardy Cactus
Saturday, April 8 — 3:00-4:00
Bee a Pollinator Pal
Make your garden a sanctuary for butterflies and bees —
plants provide the answer!

Presented by: Amy Yarger, The Butterfly Pavilion
Monday, April 10 — 4:00-5:30
Paint a Pretty Pot
Learn how to paint a pretty sky scene on your plant pot!
Choose from different designs and let’s paint them together.
Spanish speakers welcome—disponible en español.

Presented by: Lois Santos Diloné, Echter's Growing Specialist
*** Registration is required  | Space is Limited  |  Materials fee: $30 ***
              Call 303-424-7979 to reserve your spot in the class
Tuesday, April 11 — 4:30-5:30
Pond in a Pot
If you want a pond, but don't have the space, pots are the answer!
Create an aquatic garden in a container. It's easy, creative, and fun.

Presented by: Gracyn Kanan, Echter's Perennial Specialist
Wednesday, April 12 — 4:30-5:30
Terrariums: Gardens in Glass Workshop
Terrariums add a lush element to your indoor décor. Create a terrarium
garden in glass to take home and enjoy.

Presented by: Heather Page, Echter's Annuals & Foliage Manager
*** Registration is required  | Space is Limited  |  Materials fee: $75 ***
             Call 303-424-7979 to reserve your spot in the class
Saturday, April 15 — 9:30-10:30
Xeriscape Your Garden with Plant Select

Learn about beautiful but durable plants that bring beauty and
resilience to your garden.

Presented by: Ross Shrigley, Executive Director, Plant Select
Saturday, April 15 — 1:00-2:00
A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Join our experienced rosarian to discover new varieties and learn the
basics of caring for roses in your landscape.

Presented by: Peggy Williams, Consulting Rosarian, Denver Rose Society
Saturday, April 15 — 3:00-4:00
Understanding Soil & Making it Better for Your Gardening

Your soil isn't "bad soil" — just misunderstood soil. Learn the techniques
and solutions for improving your soil for better gardening results.

Presented by: Hania Oleszak, CSU Cooperative Extension
Sunday, April 16 — 1:00-2:00
Exciting Combinations for Container Gardens

Create magic this spring with new trends in design and plants.
Beautiful containers full of color, texture, and dramatic flair are
yours for the planting. Get your creative inspiration in gear
— container gardening is more fun than ever!

Presented by: Susan Stauber, Ball Horticulture
Sunday, April 16 — 3:00-4:00
Planting for Success

Tips &  techniques for planting trees, shrubs and perennials. Learn how
to improve soil, water properly, mulch appropriately, and place your plants
in your landscape to get your new plants on the right track.

Presented by: Daniel Corse, Echter's Nursery and Perennial Specialist
Saturday, April 22 — 10:00-11:30
Vegetable Gardening 101
If you are new to gardening and want to get started, this class is for you!
Gay will cover all the details to get you off and growing!

Presented by: Gay Bechir, Echter's Annuals & Foliage Specialist

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