Learn about growing veggies, pruning at gardening classes

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2010 8:37am
  • Life

Pruning 101: The Arlington Garden Club will host a pruning workshop as part of its “Turn Your Thumb Green” public series from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 near the home of Bea and Chuck Randall of Arlington.

Learn how to prune ornamentals, fruit trees, climbing vines and other plants, including some damaged by 2009 winter storms, with certified arborist and landscape consultant Tom Boyce.

Register at the Randall home at 427 S. French Ave., Arlington. Admission is $4.

See www.arlington gardenclub.org for more about the club or call 360-435-3892 for details. Learn more about Boyce at www.tomboycearborist.com.

Super series: Edmonds Parks &Recreation is putting on a spring gardening speaker series on Thursday evenings in March (not February as previously reported).

Topics, presented by master gardeners and members of the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, will include sustainable gardening (March 4), vegetables and herbs (March 11), container gardening (March 18) and native plants (March 25).

Sign up for individual classes for $7 or take the whole series for $20. See www.reczone.org or call 425-771-0230 for more details or to sign up.

Growing colors: The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will host a class on garden colors schemes from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 in the community room at Coldwell Banker, 108 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds.

Deborah Dill, who helps plan, plant and maintain the flower baskets and corners in Edmonds, will speak about the color scheme for this year’s baskets and corners.

She will explain how to plan a good color theme for your garden. Janice Noe, an expert horticulturist, will speak about spring garden planning, planting and maintenance. Admission is a $2 donation.

Contact Patti Greene 206-369-5429 or pattigreene@cbbain.com.

Sarah Jackson: 425-339-3037, sjackson@heraldnet.com.

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