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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.

July
  • Styling Tropical Bonsai

  • July 6, 9:00 am

  • Bougainvillea, Portulacaria, and Ficus are the topics of conversation this month. Martha will be showing many types of these amazing bonsai materials, showing styling methods and sharing growing tips.
August
  • Bonsai—Join Us for Our Annual Nursery Walk

  • August 3, 9:00 am

  • During this month, we take our annual walk through the outdoor nursery looking for material to use for Bonsai. Come find out how to choose appropriate nursery stock for use as bonsai material. Martha will choose a few to style.
  • Vegetable Gardening for Fall

  • August 10, 9:00 am

  • Extend the vegetable growing season by replanting broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces and other cool season vegetables. We will also discuss growing garlic. Presented by Suzanne B
September
  • Bonsai—Forest Planting

  • September 7, 9:00 am

  • Back by request- learn to design and plant a forest planting. We will be using Ficus for indoor and Elms for outdoor forests for those who choose to participate. We will be using a muck mix, 8” bonsai pot or forest tray; your choice. These will be 5-tree forests. Cost 90.00
  • Special Event: Monarch Butterfly Tag and Release

  • Saturday, September 14, 11:00 am

  • Pam Spencer has raised thousands of Monarch Butterflies at her Baltimore County home. We will tag and release hundreds of butterflies as they get ready to migrate back to Mexico to their winter roosts. Join us to lend a hand and be a part of this awesome experience!
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • September 28, 9:00 am

  • Bring in weeds and grasses to identify, and a soil sample for our staff to test for proper pH. The tests and diagnosis are free. Our lawn experts will go over the timing and procedures for seeding, feeding and weeding the lawn. Speakers: Brain B and Nathan S

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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