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Master Gardeners Seminars

Master Gardeners Seminars

Dig into our FREE Master Gardener seminars and demonstrations. Learn how and be inspired to turn your garden dreams into reality. Whether you’re a novice gardener, or a well-seasoned veteran, our Master Gardeners will teach you how to create gracious outdoor living spaces and luscious, sustainable gardens perfect for your family and our desert climate. Chat with the experts and ask all your gardening and landscape questions. View the daily seminar times and topics below. Located in the SE Corner

Friday, July 15th

10:30 Succulents for Small Spaces in the SE Corner

Master Gardener Stephanie will explore what makes a plant a succulent. Learn about light, water, and soil requirements for successfully growing succulents and keeping yours alive. Arrive before the class starts, and receive a ticket for a chance to participate in the hands-on repotting of a succulent! These lucky individuals will get to take home the plant they repot.

12:00 Tree Selection & Planting in the SE Corner

Fall will be upon us all too soon. Prepare now! Katie will cover what you need to know about seasonal tree selection, placement, and planting. Learn how to optimize the health of your trees and the beauty of your space while minimizing maintenance.

1:30 Vegetable Gardens in the SE Corner

Did you know?… You can have a successful vegetable garden in the low desert any time of year. Join Master Gardener Laura to learn about preparing for a garden, how to choose the right plants for the season and keeping your veggie garden alive and thriving.

2:30 Seed Starting-Demo in the SE Corner

Starting your own seedlings for your garden. Beth will walk you through timing your vegetable starts, how to make plant food, what supplies you will need and how to keep your seedlings alive. Watch as Beth demonstrates the step by step process of planting your own seed start live on stage.

Saturday, July 16th

10:30 Succulents for Small Spaces in the SE Corner

Master Gardener Stephanie will explore what makes a plant a succulent. Learn about light, water, and soil requirements for successfully growing succulents and keeping yours alive. Arrive before the class starts, and receive a ticket for a chance to participate in the hands-on repotting of a succulent! These lucky individuals will get to take home the plant they repot.

12:00 Oh La La, It’s Ollas! in the SE Corner

Use of low-fired, clay ceramic vessels (ollas) is an ancient watering technique that can save up to 60% water in the garden. Mary will teach you all about this alternative watering method and how it works, and she will demonstrate live on stage how to build an olla!

1:30 Seed Starting-Demo in the SE Corner

Starting your own seedlings for your garden. Beth will walk you through timing your vegetable starts, how to make plant food, what supplies you will need and how to keep your seedlings alive. Watch as Beth demonstrates the step by step process of planting your own seed start live on stage.

2:30 Soil Prep in the SE Corner

When planting non-desert adapted plants, particularly vegetables and annuals, it is important to add soil amendments and work our soil. Master Gardener Bonnie will help you understand the what, the how, and the why of soil prep.

Sunday, July 17th

10:30 Succulents for Small Spaces in the SE Corner

Master Gardener Stephanie will explore what makes a plant a succulent. Learn about light, water, and soil requirements for successfully growing succulents and keeping yours alive. Arrive before the class starts, and receive a ticket for a chance to participate in the hands-on repotting of a succulent! These lucky individuals will get to take home the plant they repot.

12:00 Container Gardening in the SE Corner

Discover how to grow your own food, flowers, bulbs & succulents in containers, and what vessel is most suitable for each type of plant. Doreen will educate you on the proper watering, feed, & care for your plants, and she will demonstrate planting a container garden on stage.

1:30 Soil Prep in the SE Corner

When planting non-desert adapted plants, particularly vegetables and annuals, it is important to add soil amendments and work our soil. Master Gardener Pam will help you understand the what, the how, and the why of soil prep.

2:30 Monsoon Vegetable Garden in the SE Corner

Humidity, storms, and wind make the idea of monsoon planting seem fruitless! However, the intrepid gardener who ventures out to plant just a few seeds or transplants will benefit in the Fall. Pam will teach you how a planting schedule could make you rich in fresh produce by year’s end.

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