June – July Summer Garden Classes
June 14 @ 3:30 pm - Gardening for Newcomers Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success. This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. Learn about growing zones, frost dates, soils and more; you'll know exactly what to do in the gardens after this class.
June 22 @ 9:30 am - Blooms that Impress. June is the ideal month to plant perennials in the yard. Students learn how to design seasonally for a continual 4-season bloom in the garden. Notable mentions will be the native and heat-loving flowers that bloom without any care at all. All local & All Free.
June 28 @ 3:30 pm – Animal Resistant Plants - What's Eatin' Your Garden?
Yes, there are plants that actually taste bad to the critters, but still, look gorgeous in the garden! This class is crucial for gardeners trying to enjoy our beautiful outdoor environment and abundant wildlife, but not have their landscape become lunch. Learn which plants deer, javelina, and rabbits usually shy away from, and where they will best grow in your garden.
July 6 @ 9:30 am - Containers that Bloom like Crazy! The right container with the right plants can bring a space in the landscape from so-so to stunning. Watters Garden Center has been creating container designs for decades. Our 3-step program puts the floral style back into your garden. The class is free to onlookers, but the first 12 students to sign up can create their own design with professional guidance for a $35 fee (pots provided).
July 12 @ 3:30 pm - Juicier Fruits, Grapes & Berries. Central Yavapai county is famous for our wine grapes but you can grow so much more. We will have experts on hand that can share the best-producing raspberries, a blackberry bush that produces HUGE berries, more table grapes, gooseberries, currants, elderberries and more. Join in the garden harvest for big, juicy fruiting plants.
July 20 @ 9:30 am - Easy Grow Roses – There are so many different roses to choose from--more than your grandmother ever knew about! Learn the difference between hybrid tea, floribunda, shrub, carpet and so much more. Talking points include the best rose varieties, care, and placement for non-stop blooms. Free to local gardeners that want more fragrance & color in the yard.
July 27 @ 9:30 am - Perennial Flowers with Impressive Blooms July rains make this the ideal month to plant perennials in the garden. Students learn how to design for a continual four-season bloom. Notable mentions will be our local native bloomers.