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Valley View Farms has scheduled seminars to be helpful and fun for our community. In addition to our classes, we have many informative handouts, plant diagnostic services, water testing for ponds, and extraordinary signage on all of our plants. Most important, we have friendly, knowledgeable personnel to assist in any way we can.

  • Care and Feeding of Bonsai

  • March 4, 9:00 am

  • In today’s class, Martha will discuss root pruning, potting, re-potting, soils, and fertilizers.
  • Tree and Shrub Care and Pruning

  • March 4, 11:00 am

  • Our preferred partner, Bartlett Tree Experts, presents the best practices for taking care of your trees and shrubs. Join Board Certified Master Arborist John Davis from Bartlett for this informative seminar. John is the President of the Maryland Arborist Association and a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert.
  • Seed Starting

  • March 11, 9:00 am

  • When, where, and how to grow seeds. Learn to start seeds for tomato transplants, milkweed, basil, and other plants so that they are ready for the garden in May.
  • New Trees and Shrubs

  • March 11, 11:00 am

  • What’s new this year from our growers? And, how do I know what to plant where?
  • Growing Fruits and Berries

  • March 18, 9:00 am

  • Growing your food is very rewarding. Cindy will guide participants in the best practices for growing fruit trees and berries.
  • Growing Vegetables

  • March 18, 11:00 am

  • Our staff will help with planning and growing a vegetable garden. Beginning with cole crops and continuing through the season with tomatoes and peppers, we will share techniques for growing your food.
  • Container Gardening with Vegetables

  • March 18, 1:00 pm

  • Please join Carrie Engel to learn all about vegetable gardening without a garden! She will cover the best varieties to grow in containers, all of your container choices, plant supports, soil mixes, fertilizers, etc. Everything you need to know to grow veggies in any sunny spot.
  • Spring Lawn Clinic

  • March 25, 9:00 am

  • Join our expert for information about getting your lawn green and growing. We’ll discuss the best seed, fertilizers, crabgrass and weed controls, and other amendments to use to make your lawn the envy of your neighborhood.
  • Planning a Summer Cutting Garden

  • March 25, 11:00 am

  • Learn about growing flowers for cutting in your garden. Which annuals and perennials work best? Best practices for how and when to cut. Our speaker today has the answers.
  • Create a Tree

  • April 1, 9:00 am

  • Martha will guide participants in creating a finished bonsai tree. We do appreciate the aid given by our bonsai mentors who are available to help. Materials include a bonsai pot, indoor starter tree, soil, and wire. Tools may be borrowed during the class. Cost: $40.00
  • Herb Gardening

  • April 1, 11:00 am

  • Basil is America’s favorite herb, and our speaker today knows all the secrets to grow it and many other herbs. Learn tips for success in traditional and container herb gardening.
  • Spring Pond Opening

  • April 8, 9:00 am

  • It’s time to break out the filters, check on the plants and fish, and get the ponds going again. Our water garden experts have all the information pond enthusiasts need.
  • Maintaining a Beautiful Perennial Garden

  • April 15, 9:00 am

  • Learn when to cut back, deadhead, and divide perennial plants for optimum bloom and growing year-round. Our perennial experts will provide hints and tips through a monthly garden calendar.
  • An Introduction to Water Gardening

  • April 22, 9:00 am

  • Water gardens attract butterflies, hummingbirds, frogs, birds, and dragonflies to the yard providing natural insect control and enjoyment for the homeowner. Learn about this fascinating gardening hobby from Tim McQuaid, Valley View’s Water Garden Manager.
  • 9th Annual TOMATO TORNADO

  • April 29 & 30

  • Tomatoes rank as America’s favorite vegetable plant. Learn to grow them successfully during today’s event. Our handouts and signs will assist in making the best choices for your gardens. Many heirlooms and small–fruited varieties are featured. Experts will be available in the area to offer recommendations. Doors open at 8 am.
  • 2nd Annual Pepper Palooza

  • May 6 & 7

  • Peppers are HOT, sweet, or somewhere in between. Our grower, John, has once again grown 25 extra varieties available this weekend only. That number, combined with our usual selection of 38 varieties, takes our total to 63! Doors open at 8 am.

  • May 14

Should your club or community like to meet at Valley View Farms for a private gardening class, please contact Carrie Engel at 410-527-0700. We often host groups including garden clubs, civic associations and organizations like The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Master Gardeners and 4-H.

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