Succulent planter workshop scheduled for Tuesday
The Little Shop of Horticulture is hosting an interactive workshop Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 228 Fern St., Santa Cruz.
Create your own succulent garden with the help of the girls at The Little Shop of Horticulture. During these planting workshops, we’ll show you how to create amazing succulent pot arrangements to add that touch of green to your space. This hands-on workshop is the perfect combination of an interactive yet educational experience that includes:
Create your own succulent garden with the help of the girls at The Little Shop of Horticulture. During these planting workshops, we’ll show you how to create amazing succulent pot arrangements to add a touch of greenery to your space. This hands-on workshop is the perfect combination of an interactive yet educational experience that includes Alibi Interior wooden planters or ceramic bowls, assorted succulents, soil and moss, different toppings to suit your mood, and a care sheet for even the brownest of thumbs.
Visit thelittleshopofhorticulture.com for tickets and information.
The workshop focuses on the spring onion container garden
Visit Happy Patch Farm on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn how to create your own flower bulb garden for a table or porch. Each workshop comes with treats and coffee from @fikabakeshopbenlomond.
Workshop prices are $65 per person or $110 for two people. To reserve a place, email happypat[email protected]. Venue will be announced upon registration.
Garden planting class for gnomes on Tuesday
Tessora’s Barra di Vino, along with Michelle from The Succulent Bar, are hosting a Gnome Garden Workshop Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tessora’s Barra di Vino and The Succulent Bar Tessora’s Barra di Vino 234 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell.
The magical gardens are so cute and whimsical and the perfect garden addition. You can customize your installation with a variety of options. Arrive early and enjoy wine and appetizers for an evening of craft fun with friends. The event is limited to 20 people aged 21 and over. The cost of the lesson is $68 with at least two items not included in the ticket price. Venmo@Tessoras-BarraDiVino.
Find out more about blueberries for the home garden
Learn about cultivar selection, site selection, planting, pruning, and general care of blueberries in the home garden on March 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Hay Barn on the campus of UC Santa Cruz or watch online for $5 too. Join UCSC Farm Garden Manager Christof Bernau as he shares the basic information you need to know to successfully grow and harvest blueberries in the home garden. Beginning at the UCSC Hay Barn, Bernau will discuss a brief history and origin of these crops, their primary cultural requirements, site selection and soil preparation, trellis systems, cultivar selection, and sourcing.
The group will then go to the yard and look at each of these plants in three dimensions, using the live plants to illustrate key terminology and plant physiology, and to discuss seasonal care requirements and the specifics of winter pruning. For tickets, go to calendar.ucsc.edu/event/blueberries.
Start summer garden seeds with Renee’s Garden Seeds
Hosted by Santa Cruz Public Libraries, join Renee Shepherd of Renee’s Garden Seeds on March 18th at 10am in the Felton Library Common Room at the Felton Branch Library, 6299 Gushee St., Felton. Participants will learn how to create a summer garden indoors and grow tomatoes, peppers and eggplant.
Shepherd will give a demonstration on how to grow these summer garden stars from seed indoors and how to successfully grow them outdoors in our climate for a bountiful harvest. Participants will receive a pack of Shepherd’s Garden seeds.
Registration is required. To register, visit santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/10403585.
Composting Basics Workshop Set April 22nd
Would you like to learn how to use leftover food and garden waste for compost? Our district partners are hosting an in-person workshop on the basics of composting on April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Branch of the San Jose Public Library, 2635 Aborn Road, San Jose.
Sign up now to learn some simple techniques to turn your organic waste into healthy soil for your backyard garden.
To register, visit surveys.ucanr.edu.
Find out more about interior design trends
Learn about the latest interior design trends for home renovations on March 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Benjamin Moore The Paint & Décor Center, 122 Cochrane Plaza, Morgan Hill. Find out what buyers are looking for in their new home. Enjoy lunch prepared by Benjamin Moore’s team.
Visit benjaminmoore.com for more information.
Advanced Bee Gardening Workshop Set April 22nd
UC Davis Bee Haven is hosting an Advanced Bee Gardening Workshop on April 22 at 9:00 am at the Haven on Bee Biology Road in Davis. This course is for experienced gardeners who want to better support bees in their gardens. We will discuss garden design and plant selection based on bee biology and how to encourage insect predators to keep bee gardens pesticide-free. We’ll also learn about the latest research on bees and gardens and how to incorporate them into your garden. The class concludes with a tour of the Haven to see plants and bees up close.
This course is offered in both virtual and in-person formats. Face-to-face classes include hands-on training that is not available in virtual classes. There is a $25 distance learning fee. To register, visit registration.ucdavis.edu/Item/Details/942.
The Garden Digest is compiled by Jesselyn Rego. Email [email protected] to submit entries for the calendar including events, meetings, resources or anything garden related.