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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, soil testing, plant diagnostic services, water testing for ponds, and extraordinary signage on all of our plants. Most important, we have friendly, knowledgeable personnel to assist any way we can.

  • Create Your Own Outdoor Bonsai Workshop

  • Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am (Note: this is the second Saturday)

  • If you're curious about outdoor bonsai, please join us for this workshop. What better way to learn about bonsai than training and potting your own tree? Join Martha and many of our bonsai enthusiasts as we learn to pot and wire a bonsai tree. Charge for materials including tree, pot, soil and wire is $35.00.
  • Extending Perennials' Bloom Season

  • Saturday, June 11, 11:00 am

  • Plan for a parade of non-stop flowering in the perennial garden this year. Robert Scott will show us how to design and plant our gardens so that we can have blooms and color extend from winter until fall. Learn more about bulbs, winter jewels like hellebores and so much more during today's session.
  • Bonsai- Carving Trees for Extra Drama

  • Saturday, July 2, 9:00 am

  • During this session Martha will be demonstrating the use of tools to create deadwood on trees to add extra interest.
  • Bonsai-Collecting Specimens from Nursery Stock

  • Saturday, August 6, 9:00 am

  • Today's Bonsai class will stroll through our nursery and choose several trees and shrubs that will become Bonsai projects. Martha Meehan will lead the tour and offer suggestions during this always informative and often surprising lecture.
  • Bonsai-Creating Kokodama Balls & Kusamono Plantings

  • Saturday, September 3, 9:00 am

  • Martha will be showing us how to make Kokodama Balls for either a companion planting or Bonsai as well as creating Kusamono plantings.
  • Fall Lawn Clinic

  • Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am

  • Learn the best techniques for seeding, feeding and weeding in the fall to get a jump-start on next year's beautiful lawn. Our experts will diagnose any problems now and recommend the best treatment and practices to achieve a healthy lawn.

Should your club or community like to meet at Valley View Farms for a private gardening class, please contact Carrie Engel by email, or by phone, 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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