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Valley View Farms has scheduled seminars to be helpful and fun for our community. In addition to our classes, we have many informative handouts, soil testing, plant diagnostic services, water testing for ponds, and extraordinary signage on all of our plants. Most important, we have friendly, knowledgeable personnel to assist any way we can.

August
  • Bonsai from Nursery Stock

  • August 4, 9:00 am

  • Martha will lead a tour of our nursery yard to find good specimens for bonsai. She will also talk about some of the companion plants for bonsai.
September
  • Bonsai Show and Tell

  • September 1, 9:00 am

  • Bring your plants in to share your successes, challenges, and care and training ideas with Martha and other bonsai enthusiasts. Here is a chance to brag a little and learn a lot from each other.
  • Fall Garden and Container Designs

  • September 8, 9:00 am

  • Freshen up fall perennial gardens and containers with the addition of autumn blooms and color. We’ll also look at trees and shrubs to add to containers and landscapes now.
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • September 15, 9:00 am

  • Fall is the BEST time to seed a new lawn or repair an existing one. Nathan will discuss which fertilizers, seed and weed control to use for fantastic results now and next spring.
  • BIRDS and the Plants They LOVE

  • September 15, 11:00 am

  • Susie Creamer, the Director of Urban Education and Conservation at the Patterson Park Audubon Center, joins us to talk about birds and the plants they love. Providing shelter, food, and other necessary habitat, plants, especially native plants, are an integral part of attracting birds and other wildlife to our landscape. Learn more from Susie during our free seminar.
  • Lesser Known Bulbs

  • September 22, 9:00 am

  • Let’s explore the bulb world beyond tulips and daffodils. Camassia, eryanthis, various muscari and crocus varieties add color to the early spring garden and can be tucked into the nooks and crannies of existing gardens. Carrie will provide handouts and a PowerPoint presentation.

Should your club or community like to meet at Valley View Farms for a private gardening class, please contact Carrie Engel by email carrie@valleyviewfarms.com, or by phone, 410-527-0700. We often host groups including garden clubs, civic associations and organizations like The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Master Gardeners and 4-H.

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