Fall Shrubs ~ Hosted by Roger Gossler

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

Photo Credit: Miller Botanical Garden

Photo Credit: Miller Botanical Garden

Many gardeners plan for spring and summer but somehow forget the brilliant colors of autumn foliage and fruit. Come and sample some of the best shrubs of the season. Remember, there is no better time to plant shrubs than the fall. Roger will bring plants from his nursery  (gosslerfarms.com) for sale.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Going Slightly Native ~ with Maurice Horn

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Not every “native” plant is suitable for or esthetically attractive to Northwest gardeners. Plants from other regions of the world are often more seductive and many of them make ideal additions to our gardens. Yet, more and more, we are encouraged to “go native.” It is easy to feel conflicted as you make your plant choices. Fortunately, striking a balance between the two approaches can offer pleasing results and satisfy both the need to be “responsible” gardeners and the desire for creative freedom and playfulness. There is a broad range of appealing plants that can help make the transition toward a more native garden.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Salvias ~ Hosted by Bill Fletcher

Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Salvias not only grow well in the garden but they also make great container plants. Bill Fletcher will talk about a wide range of Salvia species and offer advice on how to grow them and propagate them to protect against winter loss. He will also talk about how he over-winters the tender species.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Photographing Your Garden ~ Andy Stockton

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Photographing gardens is a wonderful way to enjoy the art of photography and expand your eye as a gardener. The class will cover techniques to get the best out of each picture no matter the light, subject, or camera. With an emphasis on enhancing photography skills and your knowledge of gardening, we will search for new ways to capture the garden from landscapes to flower portraits. We will put your new skills to work by taking pictures in Joy Creek’s gardens. There will be a review of your photos and a Q&A session.

Bring your camera equipment. All levels welcome.

FEE: $20. Registration required. Limited to 20 attendees.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.  

For details visit: http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

 

Cuts From the Garden ~ with Leslie Gover

Sunday, August 10 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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It is not simply blooms that make a bouquet….

Take advantage of all aspects of your garden to create beautiful arrangements any time. Some basic culture tips will give longer-lasting beauty to your cut flowers. Go home with the makings for your own bouquet.

This class is free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Railroad Gardening ~ Hosted by Dennis Rose

Sunday, August 3, 2014 1:00 PM  at Joy Creek Nursery

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There are many plants that are appropriate for a garden railroad. Finding them is like going on a treasure hunt. Dwarf trees, perennials, and ground covers give a railroad garden a unique personality. If you have room for a hedgerow of mixed plants, for example, search out small forms of hebes, azaleas, and even small-leafed Pieris japonica. There are many more gems still waiting to be found. Dennis Rose will show you how to begin your search and what to expect along the way.

This class is free and open to the public.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Twilight in the Garden

On Saturday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM Joy Creek Nursery will celebrate our twenty-third annual evening open house, “Twilight in the Garden” from 6 – 9 PM.

This year we are very pleased to welcome one of our region’s very talented musicians: Singer/songwriter and finger-style country blues guitarist Mary Flower.

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Listen to the lively music of Mary Flower as you enjoy our unique and scenic country nursery. Here you will encounter a lush landscape featuring many fine specimens of selected perennials, shrubs and trees. Enjoy the garden at its most beautiful – in the evening light.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

There is a canopy on the patio in case of questionable weather so bring proper attire.

Parking is located in a dirt lot across the street and east of the nursery in a mowed field.

Everyone is welcome.

 

 

Small Water Features ~ with Nadine Black

Sunday, July 27, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Having the glint of sunlight off water in your garden, as well as its liquid purl, is not difficult.   Nadine Black will present ways for adding this dimension to the your garden that can be easily implemented.

Free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm

Troughs the Easy Way ~ with Christine Ebrahimi

Sunday, July 20, 2014 1:00 PM at Joy Creek Nursery

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Unlike traditional hypertufa troughs made with cement, which are HEAVY and need several weeks to cure, polystyrene troughs are light, fast and last for several years. Join Christine Ebrahimi, plant enthusiast and rock garden lover, in learning how to create these aesthetically pleasing and MOVABLE troughs – perfect for the rock gardener or anyone interested in creating miniature environments for special plants.

Free and open to the public.

Dress appropriately for the weather.

There is a $10.00 class fee for ‘CEH’ Certification.

 

Basic Plant Propagation ~ with Leslie Gover

Saturday, July 19, 2014 ALL DAY

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The Staff at Joy Creek Nursery highly recommends this class whether you are taking it for personal knowledge or school credit. Leslie brings a fresh and fun insight into what can sometimes be a frustration and mysterious process. 

Leslie’s goal is to demonstrate how plants reproduce so that the home gardener understands the best methods to use to refresh treasured plants in their own gardens.  Join Leslie as she covers the fundamental steps for making and growing-on rooted cuttings and scaling lilies.  Discover ways to look at the summer garden for other opportunities to increase you plants.  Spend the day learning about tools, techniques, timing and more.  You will take your own “propagules” home.

FEE: $50.00.  Registration required.  Limited to 25 attendees. 

Bring a sack lunch.  Dress appropriately for the weather.

For details visit http://www.joycreek.com/education.htm