Weekend garden events
Valley View Farms, Cockeysville
Saturday, 9 am: Bonsai Propagation - Learn about various propagation techniques for Bonsai and about soil types and fertilizers for them. Martha Meehan says this is a great class for beginning and experienced Bonsai enthusiasts.
11 am: Build a Terrarium (kid-friendly) Valley View will demonstrate how to build a terrarium and offer advice to those who would like to build one of their own. Bring your own glass vessel or buy one here. Plants, soil and other “ingredients” will also be available for purchase. Average cost of finished terrarium-$35.00. Special fishbowl terrarium for the kids - $25.00
Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville
Saturday, 11 am: Orchids for Beginners ($35) – Orchid expert Dr. Clark Riley shares his insights into raising & nurturing these graceful flowers. (Includes a take-home orchid.)
2 pm: Orchids for Fanatics ($35) – Feed your orchid addiction with this seminar from Dr. Riley that will educate collectors of these tropical beauties. (Includes a take-home orchid.)
Sunday, 11 am: Soil Amendments ($5) – Education Coordinator Gene Sumi takes you beyond basic light and water requirements to discuss the process of creating a rich and nutritious mix to get your whole garden in great shape.
2 pm: Soil Amendments ($5) (Severna Park store)
2 pm: The Wonderful World of Herbs ($5) – Annuals Manager Kerry Kelly discusses the history, functionality and botany of herbs and their many uses, from culinary additions to aromatherapy to decorative home accents.