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Sunday, 2/9 - 1pm Orchids 101 1st of 4 in a Series, Class 1 “Why Won’t It Bloom?”
Frustrated by a seemingly healthy orchid plant that won’t bloom? The goal of this class is to show you how to read your orchid and make the necessary changes that will produce blooms. Please bring problem plants for us to discuss (cover well if below 45 degrees). Approximately 50 minutes, FREE
Saturday, 2/15 - 1 pm “Fairy Gardening for All Ages”
Fun tips and ideas for creating your own miniature world for indoors or out. Approximately 30-45 minutes, FREE
Sunday, 2/16 - 1pm Orchids 101 - 2nd of 4 in a Series, Class 2
“Home Orchid Growing-Moth Orchids” One of the easiest orchids, but one of the quickest to kill if they get too cold or too much water. Bring in your phalaenopsis if you need help identifying problems. Approximately 50 minutes, FREE
Saturday, 2/22 - 1pm “Make Your Own Terrarium”
Make and take a garden in glass to enjoy at home, or just observe and learn how to do it at home. Approximately 60-75 minutes, $25 if you make a terrarium, payable at registration. You must pre-register to make a terrarium at 339.1142 (9 spots available), FREE seminar no limit
Saturday, 3/1 - 1pm “Inviting Wild Birds to Live in Your Yard”
Learn what you can do to make your landscape more habitable for our many feathered friends. Approximately 60 minutes, fee to make a birdhouse, FREE seminar
Sunday, 3/2 - 1pm Orchids 101 3rd of 4 in a Series, Class 3 “Orchid Repotting”
This is a hands-on workshop on how to choose pots and potting media. Bring in your orchid if you want help dividing or repotting. Approximately 60 minutes, actual time will vary depending on number of participants, FREE
Saturday, 3/8 - 1pm “Soap Making”
Join Cara from The Soap Shoppe for a soap making class where you will learn the basic principles of crafting cold-process vegetable and herbal soaps. Each participant will craft approximately twenty-two 3.5 ounce bars of luxurious soap. All base, essential and fragrance oils and herbs/botanicals/spices are included and supplied by the class. Participants will take home approximately five pounds of soap, a complete soap making kit, including a wooden mold with lid, safety goggles and instant read thermometer. Approximately 3-4 hours. The cost is $30.00 for the class and $90 for supplies, payable at registration. You must pre-register at 339.1142, this class fills quickly (This class is offered again on March 15th)
Sunday, 3/9 - 1pm Orchids 101 4th of 4 in a Series, Class 4 “Home Orchid Growing-Beyond Phalaenopsis”
Moth orchids may be the most popular flowering houseplant in the world, but there are many other types of orchids regularly available. Learn how to grow all types of orchids in your home. Approximately 50 minutes, FREE
Saturday, 3/15 - 1pm “Soap Making”
See description above. Approximately 3-4 hours. The cost is $30.00 for the class and $90 for supplies, payable at registration. You must pre-register at 339.1142, this class fills quickly (This class is also offered 3/8)
Saturday, 3/22 - 1pm “Floral Arranging for Beginners”
Do you like to put together flowers in a vase, but they never quite turn out the way you picture? Let the experts at Van Atta’s help you master the art of flower arranging, and take a vased arrangement home with you. Approximately 60 minutes, $25 payable at registration. You must pre-register at 339.1142 by Thursday, 3/20, limited spots available.
Saturday, 3/29 - 1pm “What’s New and Unusual for 2014”
News from the annual, perennial and nursery departments as to what you can expect to find at Van Atta’s in 2014. Approximately 45-60 minutes, FREE
Saturday, 4/5 - 1pm “Creating a Woodland Arrangement”
Make and take home a long-lasting, distinctive arrangement using gathered, natural items. Approximately 60 minutes, $25 payable at registration. You must pre-register at 339.1142 by Thursday, 4/3, limited spots available.
Saturday, 4/12 - 1pm “Bee Knowledgeable”
Can you responsibly treat for garden and landscape pests? Is it possible to use insecticide without harming our rapidly declining bee population? Get these questions and more answered to the best of our ability. Approximately 45 minutes, FREE
Saturday, 4/12 - 1pm "Floral Arranging for Beginners"
Make and take home a floral arrangement. Our award-winning designer, Dennis Banning, will demonstrate the basics of flower arrangment in this hands-on class. $25 payable at registration. You must pre-register at 339-1142 by Thursday, 4/10, limited spots available.