Gar­den sea­son means time for gar­den cen­ter classes, too

The Denver Post - - GROW - Pro­vided by Gar­den Cen­ters of Colorado. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Gar­den­sCen­ter­sofColorado.org

The fol­low­ing event and class sched­ules may change. Be sure to check the Gar­den Cen­ter web­site at Gar­denCen­ter­sOfColorado.org for the lat­est up­dates and no­ti­fi­ca­tions.

APRIL 1

10 a. m. – Cre­ate a Silk Spring Wreath, Creek Side Gar­dens, 5730 W. Coal Mine Ave., Lit­tle­ton. Cre­ate a wreath in your own unique flair. Dec­o­rate your home with a one-of-a- kind wreath for spring, Easter, Mother’s Day and so on. Ma­te­ri­als in­clude: grapevine ring, se­lected silk flow­ers and in­struc­tion. $ 45; ( 303) 933- 8493; PlantsByCreek­side.com

10 a. m. – Prop­erty Tour Gul­ley Green­house, 6029 S. Shields, Fort Collins. Ad­mis­sion is free; reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. ( 800) 642- 8028; Gul­leyGreen­house.com 10 a. m. – De­sign 101 Shelly’s Gar­den Coun­try, 4181 W. 120th, Broom­field; ( 303) 4666761; ShellysGar­denCoun­try.com 10- 11 a. m. – Land­ing a Great Lawn 101, Ta­gawa Gar­dens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Cen­ten­nial. Pre­pare now to make your sum­mer lawn suc­cess­ful. Learn the ba­sics of soil im­prove­ment, weed con­trol, fer­til­iza­tion, wa­ter­ing and heat stress. ( 303) 690- 4722; Ta­gawaGar­dens.com

Noon- 1 p. m. – Live Tree

Plant­ing Demo, Ta­gawa Gar­dens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Cen­ten­nial. Join in an in­for­mal tree plant­ing demo out­side in the nurs­ery depart­ment. Learn the ba­sics – from dig­ging a hole, plac­ing the tree, wa­ter­ing, stak­ing and more. This is a spe­cial, stand­ing- room- only demo. ( 303) 690- 4722; Ta­gawaGar­dens.com 1 p. m. – Fairy Gar­den­ing, Shelly’s Gar­den Coun­try, 4181 W. 120th, Broom­field; ( 303) 466- 6761; ShellysGar­denCoun­try.com 2- 3 p. m. – Tough­est Trees and Shrubs for Colorado, Ta­gawa Gar­dens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Cen­ten­nial. Mark your cal­en­dars and join this very spe­cial guest in­struc­tor as he shares the best of the tough­est trees and shrubs to plant in our land­scapes. These se­lected plants have proven them­selves as be­ing able to take the worst of our Colorado cli­mate while still pro­vid­ing us shade and or­na­men­tal beauty. ( 303) 690- 4722; Ta­gawaGar­dens.com

APRIL 2

1- 2 p. m. – Land­ing a Great Lawn 101 Ta­gawa Gar­dens, 7711 S. Parker Road, Cen­ten­nial. Pre­pare now to make your sum­mer lawn suc­cess­ful. Learn the ba­sics of soil im­prove­ment, weed con­trol, fer­til­iza­tion, wa­ter­ing and heat stress. ( 303) 690- 4722; Ta­gawaGar­dens.com 2 p. m. – Con­tainer Gar­dens: Any­thing Goes! with Marcia Ta­troe, Paulino Gar­dens, 6300 N. Broad­way, Den­ver. As well as adding color to en­try­ways, pa­tios, decks and bal­conies, ver­sa­tile and fun con­tainer gar­den­ing al­lows us to have it all in our short- sea­son re­gion. This is the one mi­cro­cli­mate we ab­so­lutely con­trol. See how with con­tainer gar­dens there re­ally are no lim­its to what Front Range gar­den­ers can grow. Free class; call 303- 429- 8062 to reg­is­ter ( on­line reg­is­tra­tion is not avail­able); Pauli­noGar­dens.com

APRIL 8

9: 30- 11 a. m. – Trees & Shrubs for Colorado Gar­dens, Echter’s Nurs­ery & Gar­den Cen­ter, 5150 Gar­ri­son St., Ar­vada. Trees and shrubs are the back­bone of the gar­den. Dis­cover in­ter­est­ing new va­ri­eties as well as the tried and true that add value and beauty to your home land­scape. Pre­sen­ter: David Dickey, J. Frank Sch­midt & Son. ( 303) 424- 7979; Echters.com

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