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2015 Seminars

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Classes are held on Saturdays at Town & Country Gardens (both stores unless indicated). Bring a friend! Cost is $3.00 per person per class or $2.00 per person if you bring a friend.

  Jan 01 10:00 AM Class topics, instructors, and times subject to change without notice.
  Feb 14 10:00 AM Starting Veggie & Flower Seedlings
Learn how to start your own flowers and vegetables from seed. You'll save money and have a blast doing it. Even the kids will enjoy watching the seeds sprout and grow. Learn about timingk soil, light, and water.
  Feb 21 10:00 AM Pruning and Tree Care
Proper care of trees and shrubs includes periodic pruning. Learn when, why, and how to prune trees and shrubs. Overall tree care will also be discussed.
  Feb 28 10:00 AM Grow in the Snow
3 season gardening with poly tunnels -A poly tunnel enables you to plant earlier and harvest earlier. It retains heat to speed plant growth and gives protection from frost and wind. Come and learn how to build a poly tunnel for a great harvest.
  Mar 07 10:00 AM Growing Edible Seed Sprouts
Learn how to grow your own edible sprouts from seed. You'll save money and know you are eating healthy. Kids love to grow sprouts, too! Learn how to incorporate various sprouts into your daily meals.
  Mar 14 10:00 AM How to Make your Bed
How good soil makes good gardens- Good soil can make gardening a joy. Come and learn the secrets of building a fertile soil despite alkalnity, sand, clay, etc. Mulching and composting will be discussed as a key to good soil.
Idaho Falls Only Mar 14 2:00 PM Plant your Garden in March?
Plant Your Garden in March... in Idaho? Yes, you can! Leo Castagno, inventor of the Grow It Now plant protector will show how he plants cool weather crops in March in Rexburg, ID and is harvesting produce by the time most people are just beginning to plant.
  Mar 21 10:00 AM Square Foot Gardening
Your garden can be filled with beautiful flowers, fresh herbs and luscious vegetables with NO WEEDS and NO HARD WORK. Is that possible? Yes! Come and learn about organic gardening the square foot way.
  Mar 28 10:00 AM Berries & Small Fruits
Enjoy delicious berries and small fruit from your own yard. Strawberries, raspberries, and grapes, as well as other fruit varieties will be covered. Discussion will include variety selection, planting, pruning and care.
  Apr 04 10:00 AM Fruit Trees for Eastern Idaho
Enjoy delicious fruit from trees in your own backyard. Apples, peaches, and plums, as well as other fruit varieties will be covered. Discussion will include variety selection, pruning, planting, and care.
Idaho Falls Only Apr 11 10:00 AM Grow Your Own Groceries
Vegetable Gardening in East Idaho -Growing your own veggies results in better flavor, health, and safety. But gardening in Idaho isnt like gardening in other places. Learn the secrets to select, plant, nurture and harvest tasty veggies in Idaho.
  Apr 11 10:00 AM Miniature Garden Make & Take
POCATELLO ONLY- Miniature Gardens-Make and Take ($35 Fee)- Think small. Transform a pot or tray and a collection of small-scale plants into an enchanting landscape. From the teeny-tiny benches and chairs to itty-bitty gazebos and patios, miniature gardens are da bomb.
  Apr 18 10:00 AM Porch Pots & Hanging Baskets
Learn how to design and plant a pot or hanging basket that will add color to your landscape all season long. Discover new varieties of flowers that will make your planters distinctively different and beautiful.
Idaho Falls Only Apr 25 10:00 AM Growing Roses in East Idaho
Growing roses can be one of the most rewarding things you can do in the garden, especially in our harsh climate. Discover the secrets of variety selection, feeding, pruning, pest control, and winter protection.
  Apr 25 10:00 AM Perennials with pow!
POCATELLO ONLY- Learn how to create an ever changing perennial garden with colorful surprises all season long, year after year. Exciting new trends and varieties for sun and for shade will be shown and discussed.
Idaho Falls Only May 02 9:00 AM Perennials with Pow!
Learn how to create an ever changing perennial garden with colorful surprises all season long, year after year. Exciting new trends and varieties for sun and for shade will be shown and discussed.
Idaho Falls Only May 09 9:00 AM Totally Tomatoes
The art of growing tomatoes from start to finish. Variety selection, fertilizing, pruning, soil amending, staking, mulching, watering, disease control, and harvesting. Heirloom vs. hybrid vs. grafted comparison.
Idaho Falls Only May 16 9:00 AM Growing & Cooking with Herbs
Growing your own fresh herbs for cooking is one of the hottest trends in gardening today. Herbs can also offer a safe and natural way to help improve our health and happiness. Come join with us and learn how.

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