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Events: Gardening

Sun, 1/4 12:00pm

Sunday, January 4

 

Included with paid Garden admission

Instructor: South Coast Rose Society

The demonstration will feature pruning demonstrations of hybrid tea, floribundas, climbing, miniature and old garden roses. Additionally, the lecture will cover proper pruning tools and preparing the rose garden for a fabulous spring bloom. Our famous rose cocktail will be available along with an assortment of clippers and gloves. 


 

Sat, 1/17 1:30pm

Saturdays, January 17 and 24

$50 Members / $65 Nonmembers

$10 Materials Fee, cash or check (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, certified UC Master Gardener, Torrance Memorial Garden Program Coordinator

 

You may not have thought about planting for a winter harvest but living in our mild climate means you can have fresh produce year-round. This 2-part class will provide you with all the information you need to grow a cool-season, organic vegetable garden including fruits, vegetables and herbs.

 

We will discuss plant selection, plant schedules, planting from seed and starter plants, basic soil preparation, water, sun and climate requirements, harvesting and gardening resources. We will also discuss various approaches to gardening including raised beds, container gardening and in-ground directly.


 

Sun, 1/18 2:00pm

Sunday, January 18

Classroom B and Garden Grounds

Included with paid Garden admission

Instructors: Jackie Coppin, Marsha Hopwood and David Morse

 

Learn how to grow fuchsias, propagate them from cuttings and train them to grow into different shapes, such as bushes, hanging baskets, trees (standards) and trellises. See how to prune them each year to promote continued growth.

This presentation will begin in Classroom B. The final part of the pruning demonstration will be in the Ida Drapkin Fuchsia Garden. South Coast Fuchsia Society members will be available to answer all your questions.


 

Sat, 1/24 1:30pm

Saturdays, January 17 and 24

$50 Members / $65 Nonmembers

$10 Materials Fee, cash or check (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Judith Gerber, certified UC Master Gardener, Torrance Memorial Garden Program Coordinator

 

You may not have thought about planting for a winter harvest but living in our mild climate means you can have fresh produce year-round. This 2-part class will provide you with all the information you need to grow a cool-season, organic vegetable garden including fruits, vegetables and herbs.

 

We will discuss plant selection, plant schedules, planting from seed and starter plants, basic soil preparation, water, sun and climate requirements, harvesting and gardening resources. We will also discuss various approaches to gardening including raised beds, container gardening and in-ground directly.


 

Sun, 1/25 12:00pm

Sunday, January 25

Cornish Courtyard, Frances Young Hall

Included with paid Garden admission

Speaker: Jim Gardner, Show Chair of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society

 

The Aloes are a large group of succulent plants from Africa, Madagascar and the Arabian Peninsula that range from tiny to very large tree forms.  Some are excellent container plants and others are magnificent in the garden.  Most have very attractive inflorescences, and many of them, especially those from South Africa, bloom in the winter. Jim Gardner will show specimens of some of the smaller aloes and talk about some of the larger ones in bloom at South Coast Botanic Garden in January. He will also touch on growing Aloes in containers, propagating and hybridizing them to refresh your own garden.


 

Sun, 1/25 1:00pm

Sunday, January 25

Frances Young Hall / Orchard

Lecture included with paid Garden admission

Speaker: Rick Wheeler, Certified Arborist and owner of Island Mountain Tree & Plant Services

 

With 40 years of experience, Rick will walk you through the basics of the correct method of pruning fruit trees. Winter is the time to prune many trees, including fruit trees for superior growth in spring. Learn how to protect the health, beauty and value of one of the most important natural resources on earth, your trees. Raffle included. Demo will be held rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.


 

Mon, 2/2 1:30pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 2, 4, 9, 11

Instructors: Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy

$75 Members / $95 Nonmembers per garden (up to 2 people may register per garden)

*Class is limited to 10 gardens maximum on a first come, first served basis.

**Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Planning to replace your lawn or make your garden more ‘California-friendly’? Garden designers Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy have many years of experience helping local gardeners create water-wise, life-friendly and beautiful gardens. This four-day workshop stresses the use of plants and materials appropriate for our California climate and heritage, including native plants. During the workshop, participants are helped to create a design, complete with plant list, for their own New California Garden. To maximize in-class time, students complete a series of exercises prior to the workshop (details provided upon registration).  In-class sessions focus on examples of good design and hands-on design of participant’s gardens.


 

Wed, 2/4 1:30pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 2, 4, 9, 11

Instructors: Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy

$75 Members / $95 Nonmembers per garden (up to 2 people may register per garden)

*Class is limited to 10 gardens maximum on a first come, first served basis.

**Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Planning to replace your lawn or make your garden more ‘California-friendly’? Garden designers Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy have many years of experience helping local gardeners create water-wise, life-friendly and beautiful gardens. This four-day workshop stresses the use of plants and materials appropriate for our California climate and heritage, including native plants. During the workshop, participants are helped to create a design, complete with plant list, for their own New California Garden. To maximize in-class time, students complete a series of exercises prior to the workshop (details provided upon registration).  In-class sessions focus on examples of good design and hands-on design of participant’s gardens.


 

Sun, 2/8 12:00pm

Sunday, February 8

Cornish Courtyard, Frances Young Hall

Included with paid Garden admission

Speaker: Orchid Specialist

 

Join us for a special Shop and Learn featuring one of the oldest and most traditional gifts of love: the Orchid. This beautiful variety of orchid originates from subtropical Asian and Northern Australia and is famous for its hardiness, strong fragrance and gorgeous, long-lasting blooms. Stop by to learn more about these beauties and even pick one up for that special someone.


 

Mon, 2/9 1:30pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 2, 4, 9, 11

Instructors: Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy

$75 Members / $95 Nonmembers per garden (up to 2 people may register per garden)

*Class is limited to 10 gardens maximum on a first come, first served basis.

**Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

 

Planning to replace your lawn or make your garden more ‘California-friendly’? Garden designers Constance M. Vadheim and Kelley Dawdy have many years of experience helping local gardeners create water-wise, life-friendly and beautiful gardens. This four-day workshop stresses the use of plants and materials appropriate for our California climate and heritage, including native plants. During the workshop, participants are helped to create a design, complete with plant list, for their own New California Garden. To maximize in-class time, students complete a series of exercises prior to the workshop (details provided upon registration).  In-class sessions focus on examples of good design and hands-on design of participant’s gardens.


 

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