A Garden for All Seasons
Wednesday, September 24, 2 to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Friday, September 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 shares tips on bulb planting and assorted pruning techniques and discusses 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 groundcover, 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. Information on the care and propagation of mosses for both sun and shade is included.
[PG14S42] Frank Kershaw
Winter Preparations in the Kershaw Garden
Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Public $60; Members $50
The long and brutal winter of 2013 saw many gardens damaged, trees toppled and spring growth stunted. Join Frank Kershaw at both his own personal garden and an additional private garden for an in-depth class on seasonal preparation techniques to ensure your gardens are fully prepared for the long winter ahead. Learn how and when to prune, to identify the right tools for the job and their proper use and appropriate aftercare of pruned plants. Demonstrations include mulch application techniques, when and where to use special compost materials and how to deep water evergreens.
[PG14F01] Frank Kershaw
Mad About Japanese Maples
Tuesday, October 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Public $32; Members $25
Elegant, yet bold, Japanese maples add the wow factor to a garden. Marion’s garden has one of the largest collections anywhere with a range of sizes from less than a metre to 10 metres tall. Review varieties and best care practices, learn about new cultivars, including varieties from pale pink to deep rose, amber and purple. Once considered denizens of the shade garden, these trees are ideal for every corner of your garden.
All levels. Directions provided.
[PG14F02] Marion Jarvie
Jarvie Garden Fall Seminar
Wednesday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $43; Members $35
Join Marion in her Thornhill garden to review garden tasks for this frequently overlooked season: preparing winter protection, planting cold-hardy perennials and spring-blooming bulbs, caring for vines and clematis, pruning and propagation of woody plants. Learn how to store your tender plants over winter and keep pesky critters at bay. Bring your queries and be ready to get your hands dirty.
[PG14F03] Marion Jarvie
Dwarf Evergreens for Every Garden
Thursday, October 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Public $40; Members $30
Dwarf evergreens are the best kept secret of long time gardeners. Providing winter structure, colour and beauty, these hardy trees exhibit functionality and charm—available in multiple colours and shapes. Sizes range from knee-high hedges to sweeping, magnificent weeping pines and eye-catching specimens, such as variegated hollies. Marion takes you through the collection at TBG and explains how to best care for these tiny giants, including winter propagation techniques.
[PG14F04] Marion Jarvie