We receive many requests from our customers for plants and landscape information not readily available elsewhere. These inquiries cover a wide range of subjects including: disease and insect control, fertilization, special planting and/or pruning instructions, unusual or hard-to-get plant varieties, etc.
We do not always have the answers readily available, but we'll certainly try to find the answers. We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this service, and encourage you to direct your questions to our knowledgeable staff.
Sign Up for Our Winter Workshops!
Intro to Indoor Gardening
Saturday, January 191:00-2:30
An overview of basic houseplant care and indoor garden design. Common houseplant problems and solutions will be discussed. An intro to growing hydroponic veggies and herbs for that fresh taste all through the winter months. Free, please sign up in advance.
Floral Session 1 Table Centerpiece
Tuesday, January 151:00-2:30
Russ will introduce the use of various tools and demonstrate tool sharpening. You will then learn to make a table centerpiece. A variety of greens and flowers will be used. You will be able to choose from a variety of colors and textures in your first masterpiece. There is a $20 fee for this workshop, or take all 3 sessions for $55. Please call to reserve a space. 207.839.4262
Floral Session 2 Bud Vase and Mixed Vase
Tuesday, February 51:00-2:30
Learn how to design a single rose bud vase with a Valentine's theme. Then learn how to design a mixed floral vase also suitable for a Valentine's gift. The art of knitting greens to support your arrangement will be covered. After this class you should feel comfortable to purchase flowers the next week for Valentine's Day and demonstrate your skill to your friends and relatives. There is a $20 fee for this workshop, or take all 3 sessions for $55. Please call to reserve a space. 207.839.4262
Floral Session 3 Oval Centerpiece or Mantle Arrangement
Tuesday, February 261:00-2:30
Learn to make a centerpiece suitable for a dining table or presentation or one-sided arrangement for a mantle or sideboard. Optional candles can be included. There is a $20 fee for this workshop, or take all 3 sessions for $55. Please call to reserve a space. 207.839.4262
Growing Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 3010:00-12:00
Fruit trees are a wonderful compliment to your vegetable gardening efforts; however, they do require some additional planning and skills. Barbara Murphy, Extension Educator and Fruit Tree Specialist will share some of the basics around growing and harvesting backyard tree fruit. Free, please sign up in advance.
Saturday, March 301:00-3:00
Learn to identify native woodland wildflowers and their requirements to thrive. Michael Murphy. Free, please sign up in advance.
Growing & Pruning the Small Home Orchard
Sunday, April 1410:00-12:00
Howard and Ann Stevens have "retired" from Butternut Farm in NH and now are growing fruit in Acton, Maine. They will relay their expertise in growing peaches, apples, plums and pears. Free, please sign up in advance.