Seasonal Chores in the Landscape and the Garden With Michael Clark
Quarterly 2 hour workshops (check dates below)
Location: Udall Building, Upstairs Conference Room, 725 Camino Lejo
COST: Free to SFBG members / $15 for not-yet-members.
THE WINTER GARDEN – 2017 date TBD
For gardeners, often the winter months are the hardest. Shorter days and little active growth can mean the hobby is all but relegated to reading and studying catalogs for the coming season. Learn about winter maintenance, pruning trees, watering, planting opportunities and other projects to keep us busy in our winter gardens.
THE SPRING GARDEN – 2017 date TBD
Spring is probably the busiest season in the garden. Plants are waking up, roses need pruning, mulch needs to be removed, the soil needs attention, winter clean-up has to be done, and all before you can start planting the year’s garden. Learn how to approach this season with a plan and a smile.
Gardening is more relaxed in the lazy hazy days of summer. Now you can walk around with a cool drink, admire your blooming handiwork and continue the work of maintenance. We will discuss the many items on our list keeping us busy during the summer months: deadheading annuals and perennials to encourage more bloom, insect management, staying on top of the weeding and, most importantly, having fun.
Gorgeous fall colors are on the way and there is plenty to do as the season winds up. Winterizing and composting are high on the list. The air is cooler and fresher but the days are getting shorter and the first frost is looming. Learn which flowers are still blooming in the fall, such as such as sedums, asters, mums, and ornamental grasses.
About Michael Clark
Michael Clark has extensive experience as a nurseryman, landscape designer, teacher and horticulturalist. He has been working in the green industry for over thirty years and loves sharing his passion and knowledge about the natural world. Michael currently works with a busy landscape company in Santa Fe and enjoys every minute of it. Michael is one of the original co-founders of SFBG.