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Garden Basics: Native Plants for Shade

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Adding native plants to your shady yard is both ecological and beautiful. Learn how to: layer your landscape, identify types of shade, and determine which plants work in each situation. We will cover trees, shrubs, and perennials so you can...

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Garden Basics: Dividing Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, and Rhizomes

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Many beautiful plants come from bulbs, corms, tubers, and rhizomes. Some can be left in the ground over the winter, while others can be dug up, stored, and planted the following spring.  You will discover: how to identify bulbs, corms,...

Garden Basics: Backyard Composting for Healthy Soil and a Healthier Planet

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Composting makes sustainable and beneficial use of food and yard waste, reduces chemical fertilizer and insecticide use, and keeps organic wastes out of landfills. This workshop will cover: soil and plant nutrient basics, the benefits of natural soil building by...

Garden Basics: Making Hypertufa Containers

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Hypertufa containers last for years and are ideal for displaying flowers, bulbs, succulents, and other plants—indoors or out. You will learn: what hypertufa is, how to make a hypertufa container safely, and plants that do well in a hypertufa container....

Garden Basics: Square-Foot Gardening

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Learn how to maximize your growing space in the vegetable garden by using the square-foot gardening method. Square-foot gardening makes it easy to organize your garden layout and stop guessing about spacing. You will also identify weeds more easily. You...

Garden Basics: Fall Tasks in the Perennial Garden

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Demonstration Garden 595 Martha Jefferson Drive, Charlottesville, VA

Take a trip to the demonstration garden at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital to learn how to prepare your garden for winter. We will cover: how and when to cut back plants, fall mulching and soil amendments, dividing and planting bulbs,...

Garden Basics: Nature’s Cornucopia of Holiday Plants and Decorations

Trinity Episcopal Church 1118 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville

Welcome the winter holiday season with this festive workshop. Learn how to select, showcase, and maintain plants such as amaryllis, paperwhites, and Christmas cactus. Discover possibilities for decorating with materials collected in the yard or on the trail. Get inspired...


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