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February is a time to dream. Spring is not quite here, but the days are getting longer and we know it will soon be time to get gardening in earnest.

 

To help you find inspiration, we have Northwest Flower & Garden Festival tickets on sale. The show will run from February 26th to March 1st. After years of building display gardens at the show, we're doing something different this year. We are sponsoring the Kids Treasure Hunt. Come check it out!

 

February is also a good time to get ready for gardening season. Our tool sharpening special is running through the 15th of the month. Get $1 off sharpening any of the following items: pruners, loppers, shears, knives or scissors. Drop items off before noon on Wednesdays and pick them up the following Wednesday.

 

We have timely classes this month on fruit tree pruning and weeding. Plus an entertaining class on hellebores and, by customer request, a demonstration on how to do staghorn fern (and other indoor plant) mounting. See details below.

Hellebores

February 2, 1 - 2 p.m.

with Jane MacKinnon

How did such a beautiful plant get such a strange name? Hellebores aren't hellish and they're never boring! You'll learn the answer to this question, plus many more, in this class. Jane will talk about the history of hellebores, how to care for them, and how best to use them in the landscape.

 

This class is FREE, but please register so we know how many people to plan for.

Staghorn Fern Mounting

February 8, 1 - 2 p.m.

with Brandon Nagata

This class was requested by customers and Brandon is glad to offer it.

In this class, he will demonstrate how to mount staghorn ferns and other houseplants to create living wall decor. He'll discuss techniques and materials you'll need if you want to make your own.

 

This class is FREE, but please register so we know how many people to plan for.

Is This a Weed?

February 23rd, 1 - 2 p.m.

with Kyle Henegar & Jane MacKinnon

Weeds start popping up everywhere in mid-to-late winter. If you remove them now, before they flower and go to seed, and mulch properly, you can enjoy a relatively weed-free season.

In this class, Kyle and Jane will help you identify common weeds, tell you if any are edible, and give you tips on environmentally sound removal.

 

This class is FREE, but please register so we know how many people to plan for.

Fruit Tree Pruning

February 29th, 1 - 2 p.m.

with Bill Wanless, ISA Certified Arborist

Fruit tree pruning, when done correctly, and at the right time of year, can enhance the health of your trees, and increase their productivity.

 

In this class, Bill will explain proper timing, techniques and tools. He'll also answer questions you may have.

 

This class is FREE, but please register so we know how many people to plan for.