February

Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the more...
203GAR225E 02/22 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Rosiello
Ruggiero
NCNC

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of more...
203GAR225F 02/22 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. more...
203GAR225G 02/22 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Rosiello
NCNC

Late winter is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, proper tools for the job, why pruning is necessary, more...
203GAR225H 02/22 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using more...
203GAR236B 02/29 Sa 10:00am-3:00pm Perkowski
NCNC

March

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
203LAN100D 03/05 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Forster
NCNC

April

Style a glorious spring centerpiece bursting with sweet hyacinths, daffodils,and ruffled parrot tulips. Discover where to source the best flowers and how to artfully add organic vegetables and herbs to your arrangement. You will leave with a fresh farm-to-table design more...
204FDN348A 04/07 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.
Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students more...
204GAR301B 04/14 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NCNC

May

With gorgeous pink palettes and intoxicating fragrance, peonies are the blossoms most loved by floral designers and enthusiasts. You will learn how to select complementary shades and vases to offset their soft beauty. Then, finish your creation by adding textural more...
204FDN356A 05/05 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
204HRT358A 05/12 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

May 30, New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

Vegetable Gardening Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips more...
204GAR201E 05/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Beyers
Grossman
Marsh
NCNC

Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season usingthese time-tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and more...
204GAR201F 05/30 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
NCNC

Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Receive a packet more...
204GAR201G 05/30 Sa 12:45pm-2:45pm Grossman
NCNC

All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food; so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to minimize or eliminate pests in more...
204GAR201H 05/30 Sa 3:00pm-5:00pm Marsh
NCNC

June

Take creative inspiration from 19th- and 20th-century English gardens blooming with delicate roses with names like Amnesia, Quicksand, and Early Grey. Step-by-step, learn easy techniques for crafting an opulent tabletop from a bygone era. Our choice of container-faux mercury glass more...
204FDN387A 06/02 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC