Smart Gardening Workshops

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Sign up for Horticulture’s free online Smart Gardening Workshops by following the links below the descriptions. You can sign up for as many as you like. If you can’t attend the live event, sign up anyway and we’ll e-mail you a recording of the presentation after it occurs.


Create a Kitchen Garden Wherever You Grow
Presenter: Dee NashDeeNash
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ET
Why do people garden? Money, beauty, great food, and peace of mind are all great reasons. You may not think you have room to garden, but you do. Gardening is one part craft and one part artistic endeavor. Let Dee Nash, blogger at Red Dirt Ramblings and the author of The 20–30 Something Garden Guide, show you how to grow wherever you live: apartment, condominium, small house, larger property, or even in a community garden. Learn to create a garden that won’t scare your neighbors, but also gives you great food to eat and plants that awaken your five senses. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for Create a Kitchen Garden Wherever You Grow.


RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Winners (Part 1)
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ETNicholasStaddon
Monrovia Nursery’s Director of New Plants, Nicholas Staddon, shares his opening day experiences at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014 in this unique workshop. He’ll take us through the stalls where everything old is new again (recycled gardening tools), and we’ll get to wander the grounds with him as he shows us the award-winning gardens. Nicholas shares a surprising new trend he discovered on his visit (register to hear what it is!), and he’ll let us in on what’s happening with cutting gardens among the edibles. Don’t miss this first of two workshops on the Chelsea Flower Show. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Winners (Part 1).


RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Winners (Part 2)
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ET
Monrovia Nursery’s Director of New Plants, Nicholas Staddon, takes us on a VIP visit to NicholasStaddonthe Grand Marquis garden at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show. It’s a unique experience, almost like we’ll have arrived in plant heaven. Born and bred in England, Nicholas will also take this opportunity to share a few of his other discoveries he made while in his birthplace. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The Winners (Part 2).


Ideas for Creating Serene Gardens—Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight
Presenter: Jan Johnsen
Date: Friday, February 13, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ET
We all know that being in nature enhances our well-being, but how do we create an JanJohnsenoutdoor haven that allows us to enjoy those healthful benefits of nature in our back yards? Landscape designer Jan Johnsen, author of Heaven is a Garden—Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection, will  share intriguing techniques and ideas she has learned in her 40-year career to help you make an “unhurried garden” of your own. Jan writes the popular Serenity in the Garden blog and Facebook page. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for Ideas for Creating Serene Gardens—Simplicity, Sanctuary & Delight.


Water-wise Plants & Understanding Watering
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ET
Monrovia Nursery’s Director of New Plants, Nicholas Staddon, gives us an overview of the NicholasStaddonsevere drought plaguing much of the U.S. and addresses the challenges that we gardeners face when it comes to our passion for plants and the soil. How we garden is changing, and Nicholas shares water-wise plants well suited for a variety of regions. Water management and the right soil will be hot topics of this workshop, too. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend live; we’ll email you the recording!
Register now for Water-wise Plants & Understanding Watering.


New Plant Introductions & Tried-and-True Favorites
Presenter: Nicholas Staddon
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ET
Join Nicholas Staddon, Director of New Plants at Monrovia, in this workshop that will whet NicholasStaddonyour appetite for adding new selections to your garden in 2015! He’ll have ideas for every part of the U.S., and he’s sure to point out some of the most reliable but overlooked plants available today.  Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for New Plant Introductions & Tried-and-True Favorites.


Growing, Gardening & Designing with Wildflowers
Presenter: Miriam Goldberger
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ETMiriamGoldberger
In this wildflower workshop for gardeners and modern farmers, Miriam Goldberger, founder and co-owner of Wildflower Farm, will cover how to grow wildflowers from seed, including easy winter sowing techniques and wildflower seedling identification, plus how to choose the best wildflowers to grow in your garden. The author of Taming Wildflowers, Miriam will talk about why monarch butterflies and other endangered pollinators need milkweed and other wildflowers in order to survive, plus  the powerful economic and ecological value wildflowers provide to gardeners and farmers. You’ll also learn how to harvest wildflowers and design your own DIY wildflower wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and table arrangements. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for Growing, Gardening & Designing with Wildflowers.


The Right-Size Flower Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Aging and Time-Pressed Gardeners
Presenter: Kerry Mendez
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015; 2:00 p.m. ETKerryMendez
This presentation offers time-saving design tips and exceptional plants for achieving balance between your love of gardening and time and ability to garden. Drought-tolerant plants; perennials and annuals that don’t need deadheading; no-prune shrubs; long-lived, naturalizing bulbs; the illusion that you have more plants than you actually do, due to their astonishing display; and sustainable practices are some of the topics covered by Kerry Mendez, garden designer, instructor and author of many books, including The Right-Size Flower Garden. Be sure to register even if you can’t attend the live event—we’ll email you the recording.
Register now for The Right-Size Flower Garden: Exceptional Plants and Design Solutions for Aging and Time-Pressed Gardeners.


 

Go to page two for recordings of past events.