Gardening

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The “Wow” Factor
Tuesday, March 25, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Does your garden need a little eye candy? Learn how to create a moveable feast with tropicals and houseplants around the garden and/or in containers. Review new perennial combinations, unusual visual elements and tender perennials for all-season colour.
[PG14P05] Marion Jarvie

Jarvie Garden Pruning Lab
Wednesday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jarvie Garden
Public $40; Members $30
Gain hands-on experience pruning all types of woody garden plants with gardening guru Marion Jarvie in her own garden. Learn to prune small trees, flowering shrubs and evergreens, conifers and topiary as well as Clematis, vines, perennials and large trees. Directions will be provided.
[PG14P18] Marion Jarvie

Master Class: Taming Wildflowers
Saturday, April 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
In this wildly practical hands-on lecture, learn native plant propagation techniques, wildflower seedling identification, tips to integrate wildflowers into all garden styles and gain insights on them as cut, everlasting and special occasion flowers.
[PG14P22] Miriam Goldberger

Unusual Woody Plants
Thursday, May 1, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Warmer days are approaching. The spring gardener’s challenge is to maximize diversity using all possible space despite varying conditions. This class will showcase underused woody plants that feature seasonal flowers, arresting leaf colour or sustained late-winter interest. Discover the perfect woody plant to suit your garden challenges.
[PG14P24] Darrell Bley

Gardening Basics for Black Thumbs
Tuesday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
Can’t tell a perennial from an annual? Don’t know what by-pass secateurs are? This is the class for you! Topics include everything from basic tools for the beginner to how to plant in containers and quite a bit in between – soil science, anyone? Finish up with a short tour of the TBG gardens to get you motivated.
[PG14P26] Maureen Hulbert

Air Plants 101
Tuesday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $55; Members $45
Tillandsia, or air plants, take up nutrients and moisture in the air through scales on the surface of their skin. Found in weird and wonderful shapes and sizes, these are whimsical easy-care plants for the home. This hands-on workshop will teach you the basics to construct your own air plant terrarium or plank-mounted air plant to take home.
[PG14P36] Joseph Delarge

Choice Plants for the Summer Garden
Wednesday, June 11, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
Does your garden go limp after the first flush of spring? Get the inside scoop on knockout plants that perform like a dream and will enhance your garden from the height of summer into the cool days of early fall, with a special emphasis on little known, underused perennials and colourful shrubs.
[PG14S07] Marion Jarvie

Hugelkultur: Log Gardens
Sunday, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
Has this winter’s ice storm left you with fallen branches, a dead tree or old stump? This hands-on hugelkultur workshop will introduce the benefits and techniques of burying wood in mounded garden beds. You’ll walk away knowing more about how to help retain moisture naturally, build your soil’s fertility, improve drainage and reduce yard waste. Learn how hugelkultur fits into permaculture principles and why it’s a great way to help mitigate climate change at home.
[PG14S16] Garden Jane

Kokedama 201
Wednesday, July 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $70; Members $60
Kokedama: Loosely translated “Koke” (moss) and “dama” (ball) has taken the TBG by storm. The Japanese have elevated the humble moss ball to high art. Try your hand at more challenging-to-grow plants like ferns or succulents, or start with something simpler if you are a beginner. Bring a friend to this hands-on workshop and build your own Kokedama to take home! Beginners welcome.
[PG14S20] Joseph Delarge

July in the Jarvie Garden
Wednesday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $43; Members $35
This is your chance to see a true plantswoman’s garden in full bloom! Join Marion in her Thornhill garden for tips on hot-weather care, creating colourful shade, pruning and dividing and moving plants. Do a summer assessment of your own garden and enjoy her flowering perennials, mixed borders and more! Plants available for sale. Appropriate for all levels. Directions will be provided.
[PG14S26] Marion Jarvie

A Garden for All Seasons
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Friday, Sept. 26, 2 to 4 p.m.
Public $40; Members $32
Join Paul Zammit, TBG’s Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture for a detailed review of four-season gardening. Paul will share tips on bulb planting and assorted pruning techniques, discuss how to highlight a garden’s bones and key design features. Enjoy a talk, tour and treats to take home on this special afternoon.
[PG14S40] Paul Zammit

Miraculous Mosses for Garden Design
Monday, September 29, 7 to 9 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
More than just a ground cover, mosses are a diverse plant group offering great utilitarian value as well as stunning design potential. Learn how to identify and use various mosses and companion plants in exciting garden applications varying from a moss lawn to green moss accents on garden sculptures. The care and propagation of mosses for both sun and shade will be included.
[PG14S42] Frank Kershaw

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