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Improving Yards and Gardens

Our Beautiful Yards and Gardens Workshop Series

The Beautification Commission is excited to announce their 2021 Beautiful Yards and Gardens Workshop Series for PG residents wishing to increase their knowledge and skills for their gardens and yards. This series is offered for free to PG residents, but does require an RSVP. Each class will have a drawing for gardening door prizes and refreshments. Each class will start at 7pm and will be taught by Master Gardeners of PG. Come enjoy learning and fun with your neighbors!

This line up of workshops was inspired by YOU!  we asked for input on what you would like to learn and you provided great feedback.

Our 2022 Workshops

starting seeds

Seeds: Selection and Starting Techniques

Starting your own seeds is a great way to expand the vegetables and flowers that you can plant in your gardens. If you are thinking of starting your own seeds or ordering your seeds from catalogs, this class is for you! Come learn how to select the right seeds for our area and different techniques to help you be successful in starting your own seeds.

Details:

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: February 16, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm

Planting Guide

pruning trees

Pruning Fruit Trees, Shrubs and Roses

Thinking of adding a fruit tree to your yard or garden? Or do you have shrubs that seem to be getting too large? Or are you wanting to learn how to prune roses for the best blooming results? If so, this workshop class is a great place to start. Come learn how to prune your fruit trees, shrubs and roses for the best production, space needs, and beauty.

**NOTE: there will be a hands-on in-person training available to all attendees of this session

Details:

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: February 23, 2022
  • Time: 7-9pm
grapes and berries

Glorious Grapes and Beautiful Berries

Grapes and berries can provide wonderful fruit to enjoy all summer long. Our climate is great for these types of fruits. Come learn how to choose the right varieties, planting and nurturing steps, how to prune and maintain for high production and healthy plants, and how to protect from climate and animal challenges.

Details:

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: March 16, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
baby plants

Preparing Your Gardening Beds For Veggies, Flowers and Shrubs

Getting things started in the spring is a key to having a great gardening season. From flowerbeds to vegetable gardens, knowing what to do and when helps take the hard work out of gardening and yard work . Come learn about key steps to take and when (gardening calendar) and how to make this work easy and enjoyable.

Details:

  • Location: Online - Zoom
  • Date: April 20, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
image of a dandelion

Lawns, Beautiful Lawns

If you have struggled with knowing how to keep your lawn lush, green, and healthy, this is the class for you. We will be covering how to overcome many tough lawn issues including bad soil, burn spots, bugs and diseases, fertilization, and how to just have the best darn lawn on the block!

Details:

  • Location: Online - Zoom
  • Date: May 18, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
drip irrigation

Drip Irrigation Techniques

Do you want to reduce the water used in your gardens? Or do you want to know how to reduce weeds in your flowerbeds and vegetable spaces? Drip irrigation is a great way to start, and it is WAY easier than you might think. Come learn where to start, how to plan out your system, and how to start putting it all together. You will love having drip systems in your garden spaces!

Details:

  • Location: Online - Zoom
  • Date: June 15, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
person harvesting plants

Harvesting and Storing Your Bounty

So you have had a great growing season and now you are wondering what to do with all your bounty. Come learn the multiple ways of harvesting and storing your garden produce. From drying to pickling, from canning to freezing, we will be covering it all. You will be amazed at how many ways you can use and store your harvest!

Details:

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: September 14, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
plants with frost on them

Putting Yards and Gardens to Bed for The Winter

We love to garden, but by the end of the season, we all really enjoy putting everything away and enjoying a break. In this class, you will learn how to put your gardens and yards to bed in the fall in ways that will minimize he work needed in the spring. Come learn how you can end the season easily and make for a great start to the next season.

Details:

  • Location: Zoom
  • Date: October 19, 2022
  • Time: 7-8:30pm

Past Seasons Workshop Sessions

 

Check out our past season workshop sessions, review the videos and refresh you learning!

Planting a Tree Guide

 

Thinking of planting a tree to help beautify your yard?  Check out the Planting a Tree Guide to see tips for selecting a tree, planting a tree, and a complete tree guide.  With these helpful hints, you will be sure to choose the right tree for the right place.