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Special Spring Events

The Thunder Bird Show!
March 28, 2015 11 am

If you’ve never seen this amazing bird show, you’ve been missing something. Please plan to join us!

Easter Egg Hunt!
April 4, 2015 11 am

Bring the kids! Ten and under can hunt for eggs filled with candy. Come early and line up by age group!

 

2014/15 Gardening Classes at Wilmore

Check back frequently as we’ll be adding more classes. Most of our classes are free and some popular ones will repeat on different days. If a class requires a fee, you can pay for it at your first class. We also have a special Beekeeping class and a Sustainable Landscaping course available this spring.

Growing Turf Grass in Colorado

Saturdays: April 11, 2015 10 A.M.
Cost: FREE

Learn these best practices for growing healthy turf grass even in drought conditions. We’ll discuss watering techniques that train your turf to survive watering restrictions and we’ll show you how to rejuvenate your lawn by adding seed to bare spots or even over-seeding a larger area. We’ll give you tips on which seed to use and how to ensure successful germination. Common lawn problems and their remedies will also be included in the discussion.

 

Growing Orchids       

Sun, April 5, 2015 1 pm
Cost: FREE

If you’ve ever thought about bringing home an exotic orchid to brighten your home, now is the time to do it! Orchids are easier to grow than you might think. We’ll discuss all the growing requirements: watering, feeding, sunlight, and soil. Bring your questions!

Growing Small Fruits and Berries

Saturday, April 11,2015 10 am
Cost: FREE

Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries and grapes are easy to grow along the Front Range. Blueberries are possible, too, but have special requirements. These crops have the added benefit of being perennial so plant them once and you’ll harvest for years to come. We’ll discuss the planting and pruning of each crop and give you harvest tips, too.

Low-Light Houseplants

Sunday, April 12, 2015 1 pm
Cost: FREE

Houseplants are a great addition to any home or office, even if you don’t have a sunny window. Come with a description of your area (amount of light, how much space you have, etc) and we will find the perfect plant for you!  We will cover everything in this class from re-potting, proper watering and fertilization, to lighting and pest control. Please come with questions.

Cool Season Veggies

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10 am
Cost: FREE

It’s time to plant leafy greens and root crops! Cold hardy spinach, lettuce, radishes, beets, turnips, kale and more can be planted now. We’ll show you how to plant for optimal germination and give you tips for growing good food ahead of our traditional last-frost date.

 How to Make Your Own Compost

Saturday, April 25,2015 10 am
Cost: FREE

Our Colorado soils are notoriously low in organic matter (OM). Good quality compost is an important addition to your entire landscape.  It adds essential nutrients and organic matter to the soil that improves the health and drought resistance of flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs and lawns.  We sell a wide range of high-quality compost here at Wilmore, but did you know you can make your own?  Start turning scraps into valuable nutrients for your garden. We’ll discuss the different compost bins available and what to put in them. It’s important to get the mix right to encourage materials to break down and avoid odors. We’ll also briefly discuss worm composting (that’s composting with worms, not composting the worms.)

Beginning Organic Vegetable Gardening Series

This series of four classes is designed for anyone who has ever thought about starting a garden but wasn’t sure where to start.  Or, perhaps you already have a garden but it hasn’t yielded the bounty you expected.  We’ll take you through the entire spring and summer growing season and right into harvest so you’ll get all your questions answered as they come up. Each class will last about 75 minutes. Bring a notepad and pen. We’ll provide handouts.

Cost: Each individual class is $10 or sign up for the series for $25. Bonus: Pay for the series and get a Wilmore Preferred Customer Card good for 10 percent off all purchases for an entire year.

Class 2: Vegetable Garden Design or What to Plant Where

Saturdays:  May 3,2014 10 am

So much to grow and too little space to grow it in! How can we get the most production from our plot? How much space does corn need? Can I plant herbs with my vegetables? This class will explore the concepts of companion planting, succession planting, vertical gardening and square-foot gardening. We’ll also touch on irrigation design.

Class 3: Vegetable Plant Care through the Summer

Saturday, June 21,2014 10 am

Now that everything is planted, it’s time to just sit back and wait for the bounty to come rolling in, right? No! Different crops have different needs so we’ll get specific. For example, tomatoes need staking, but bush beans don’t. Vining crops, like cucumbers and squash, can take over your plot so you’ll need to prune. Leafy greens are prone to leaf miner bugs, and powdery mildew will likely visit your squash and cucumber plants. We’ll dig into topics such as fertilizing, mulching, watering, and how to defeat bug and disease problems.

Class 4: Harvesting Your Vegetable Garden

Saturday, August 9,2014 10 am

Is it ripe yet? When should I dig the potatoes? Are the beans supposed to be that color? If I wait, will it get bigger? This class will explore when and how to harvest all your favorite garden veggies (and any unusual ones you’ve planted, too). We’ll also discuss easy storage and preserving solutions for any crops you just can’t eat quickly enough. (Hint, sick of zucchini? Let it grow and enter it into our Giant Zucchini Contest in September.)

Wilmore Class Sign-Up
  •   Seed Starting, March 8th, 10 am
      Growing Turf Grass, March 1st, 10 am
      Growing Turf Grass, March 15th, 10 am
      Growing Turf Grass, April 12th, 1 pm
      Growing Small Fruits and Berries, April 12th, 10 am
      How to Make Your Own Compost, April 26th, 10 am
      Deer & Rabbit Resistant Landscapes, June 14th, 10 am
      Drought Resistant Landscapes, June 28th, 10 am
      Fairy Gardening, March 23rd, 1 pm
      Soil Prep, March 29th, 10 am
      Caring for Orchids, April 6th, 1 pm
      Low-Light Houseplants, April 13th, 1 pm
      Cool Season Veggies, April 19th, 10 am
  •   $10 - Veg. Garden Plot Building & Soil Prep, March 22nd, 10 am
      $10 - Veg. Garden Design, April 5th, 10 am
      $10 - Veg. Garden Design, May 3rd, 10 am
      $10 - Vegetable Plant Care Through Summer, June 21, 10 am
      $10 - Harvesting Your Vegetable Garden, August 9th, 10 am
  •   $25 - Begining Organic Vegetable Gardening Series. Includes all 4 classes listed below. Please check which dates you will attend.
      Class 1: Plot Building and Soil Prep, March 22nd, 10 am
      Class 2: Garden Design, April 5th, 10 am OR
      Class 2: Garden Design, May 3rd, 10 am
      Class 3: Vegetable Plant Care Through the Summer, June 21, 10 am
      Class 4: Harvesting Your Vegetable Garden, August 9th, 10 am

 

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