Here is what’s new at Classes Near You > Northern California:
Gardens at Heather Farm, Walnut Creek
The Gardens at Heather Farm are comprised of twenty demonstration gardens. This six-acre garden is also an outdoor classroom. The garden offers many classes about plants, botany, botanical art and the environment. It also has its own florilegium. The florilegium project is managed by botanical artist, Catherine Watters. Visit the website to view the complete schedule of classes.
- Successful Citrus for the Diablo Valley – October 13, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Four Winds Growers, developers of dwarf citrus will share everything you ever wanted to know about successfully growing a large variety of citrus throughout the Diablo Valley. Plants will be available for sale.
- Patio Gardens: California Native Plants for Containers - October 20, 2012; 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Join Pete Veilleux, East Bay Wilds Nursery for a course in growing California natives in containers. Learn about the most suitable containers to use, soil and soil mixes, and the plants that work best. Pete will also be offering containers and his fabulous native plants for sale. Cost: $25
- Improving Your Garden Photography – November 3, 2012; 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Bring your camera (DSLR or point & shoot) and a tripod if you have it. Learn about camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, file size and macro settings; plus compositional skills and direction of light. Then practice your new skills in the garden while receiving guidance from instructor Jen Kennedy. Cost: $25
- The Gardens in Autumn – November 10, 2012; 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Patrice Hanlon & Susan Handjian will show you the beauty of an autumn garden. Many plants have more subtle but equally lovely bark color as well as fruits, berries, and seedpods. Learn about proper plant selection for your site; why it’s best to plant in the fall; and tips for maintaining your garden using principles of sustainability. Receive a plant list that will help you create a fall palette for your garden. Cost: $25