Gardening Newsletter




Saturday, April 22, at 10 am
Spring Garden Maintenance: As the growing season gets started, we’ll demonstrate how to divide a variety of perennials, including hostas, daylilies and grasses. Most perennials are hardy and easily divided. In addition, we’ll share the proper pruning techniques for various shrubs, including hydrangeas, lilacs, spiraeas, and several others. Your shrubs can perform so much better with some regular, simple pruning. Free workshop.

Saturday, May 6, at 10 am
New Plants for 2017: The Hornbakers will show off new plants for this year, and tell why they are excited about them. Again this year, we want to treat you to breakfast! Join us at 9:30 for a delicious continental breakfast before learning about the new hostas, daylilies, perennials, annuals, and trees & shrubs for 2017! Free workshop.
Saturday, May 13, at 10 am
Kids’ Containers for Mother’s Day: Back by popular demand! Here’s a chance for the kids to come get their hands dirty and create something pretty for Mom or Grandma, right before Mother’s Day. We’ll give them some ideas, and then help them, as needed, to get something nice potted up. They can bring their own container, and we will have a good selection of inexpensive containers available here. Cookies and lemonade will follow.

Saturday, May 20, at 10 am
Arboretum Walk:  The Hornbakers have been planting trees and shrubs on their 40 acres for over 30 years. Join Rich and Dave for a stroll around the grounds while they point out and discuss some of the highlights. Several varieties of Beech trees will be featured, along with many other unusual and standard plants, including conifers. Free workshop.

Saturday, May 27 at 10 am
Miniature Gardens: This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and assist you along the way. You simply bring your creativity and ideas! Fee includes your container, soil, and plants. You pick out and purchase your choice of miniature accessories, at a special 20% discount for workshop participants. Reservations are required, so please call to reserve your spot.  Fee: $35.  You can also just observe this workshop at no cost. 

Saturday, June 3, at 10 am
Sensational Succulents:  Do you love succulents?  We do!  It's no wonder succulents continue to gain in popularity. Their varied colors and textures, unique shapes, and ease of care make them the perfect plants to add interest to any indoor or outdoor space.  Come learn about these fun plants while we demonstrate techniques to make a variety of succulent gardens. Stay afterward to create your own! We'll have all materials available for purchase and help guide you while you make your own creation.  Free workshop.

OPEN HOUSE and HOSTA WALK on June 9-10-11, 2017.  This 3-day event offers many items with special pricing including a long list of hostas. There will also be refreshments, door prizes, and the gardens will be looking exceptionally beautiful! We will have two free gardening workshops. We will be firing up our grill to sell pork chops, brat burgers and burgers for lunch on Friday and Saturday. 

Saturday, June 10, at 10 am
Pruning Perennials with Jane Morris: Jane Morris, previously our head gardener for 12 years, says that early June is the ideal time to take out the pruners to pinch and cut back perennials to control height and shape and make for sturdier, more floriferous plants, thus preventing sprawling plants and the need to stake. This continues to be one of our most popular workshops for our customers, as well as our employees! Jane has her own business, The Garden Governess, advising clients on pruning and other general gardening techniques and timing. Free workshop.

Saturday, June 10 at 1 pm
Basic Garden Design with Jane Morris: The basics of good garden design are the same whether a person is planning and planting a small intimate area next to the patio, or a two acre property. Learn about form, line, texture, color, repetition, contrast, focal points and more to create an outdoor space you love. Learn how to use all types of plants: annuals, perennials, evergreens, shrubs and trees, and man-made items to bring these design basics to life. Free workshop.

Artisan Market: September 16, 10 am to 4 pm
Our fifth annual Artisan art market with over 30 artists, wine tasting, artisan cheese, local food trucks, ice cream, fresh-picked local produce, delicious baked goods, live music and more. September is a beautiful time to visit Hornbaker Gardens and the Artisan Market is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. Free Admission


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