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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT
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Phoenix Perennials 
3380 No. 6 Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1P5
 

 
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Phoenix Perennials 
Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 
604-270-4133 
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Workshops & Seminars 2019 

Our workshop & seminar schedule includes 36 different sessions in 2019 for learning & inspiration for beginner to expert gardeners on a diverse range of topics. Join us and register here!

GARDENING 101: Summer Bulb Crash Course

| Gary | April 6, 10-11am | FREE* | Bulbs are not just for spring! Summer-flowering bulbs like lilies, Iris,Canna, hardy gladiolus, ArisaemaCrinum, and a multitude of other possibilities can offer botanical intrigue and extra layers of colour in the late spring, summer, and fall garden. Gary will show you all the possibilities and discuss how to use them in the garden and containers.

GARDENING 101: Master the Basics of Perennials 

| Belinda | Sat April 13th, 10-11am | FREE* | Build your confidence as we cover all the basics to guarantee your success including basic botany, the “right plant, right place” mantra including considerations for soil type and moisture, light and hardiness, and how to select, plant and care for your perennials through the year. We’ll also meet some of the major groups of tried and true perennials and discuss how to use them in the garden. You’ll be well on your way to gardening success!

GARDENING 101: Master the Basics of Shrubs and Small Trees for Beauty and Privacy 

| Belinda | Sat April 13, 12-1pm | FREE* | Shrubs, small trees and bamboo are integral parts of the garden. Build your confidence as we cover all the basics to guarantee your success. We will present the best plants for year-round interest for city gardens and patios for multi-season interest and privacy. We’ll also discuss their selection, planting and ongoing care. With a combination of theory, demonstrations and hands on learning you’ll be well on your way gardening success!

GARDENING 101: Pruning for Dummies

| Patricia | Sun April 14, 10am-11pm | FREE* | We all feel confused when it comes to pruning. No longer! Join Patricia the Priestess of the Pruners for this pruning primer. She’ll discuss the art and science of pruning and answer your most common pruning questions with discussion and demonstrations.

Tillandsia Stone and Wire Displays 

| Kate | Sat April 20, 10-11:30am | $30 (Includes 1 Tillandsia & all materials. Do extras for $14 each payable at workshop.) | Air plants are so easy to care for and fit so well into the modern aesthetic. Plus they are cute and beautiful. Learn all about air plants and how to care about them. Then create your own Tillandsia sculpture using a river rock and wire. 

GARDENING 101: Clematis and Vines for All Seasons 

| Belinda | Sat April 20, 1-2pm | FREE* | Learn all about great vines for colour and fragrance all season long including the huge variety of different clematis and how to care for them as well as other vines like honeysuckle, jasmine, climbing hydrangea, passionflowers, kiwis and more.

GARDENING 101: Fragrance for Garden & Patio Year-Round

| Belinda | Sun April 21, 1-2pm | FREE* | Beyond the visual dimension there is fragrance which can take a garden to the next level of enchantment. Belinda is our Queen of Fragrance. She will introduce you to all of her favourites for delicious scent all year long for garden and patio.

Bird Cage Planters 

| Kate | Sat April 27, 10am-12pm | $68 (Includes bird cage & materials. Does not include plants.) | We’ll chat about the art and science of plant combinations and then you’ll release all your creativity and capture it in a bird cage of botanical delights.

Pot in Pot Succulent Designs

| Kate | Sun April 28, 10am-12pm | $28 (Includes all materials except for plants.) | Create a pot in pot vignette when viewed from above. You’ll learn about succulents and how to care for them. Then you’ll get to create your own pot in pot design. 

GARDENING 101: Best Plants for Spring
| Belinda | Sun April 28, 1-2pm | FREE* | 

Meet the top performers for your spring garden to add colour and fragrance. For a full year of top plants sign up for the Summer and Fall and Winter sessions.

 


Intro to Succulents + Pot up Your Own

| Gary | Thurs May 2, 6-7:30pm | $47 (Includes everything.) | Learn all about the world of succulents and how to care for them. Then plant up your own succulent combo and decorate with colourful rocks, glass and moss. 

Co-presented with Richmond Nature Park. Use code 2724111 at www.richmond.ca/parksrec/about/registration.htm) to register. 

Succulents for Kids + Pot Up Your Own

| Kate | Sat May 4, 10-11am | $25 (Includes everything.)  | Learn about succulents and how to care for them then decorate your pot and plant up your new succulent pet. Finally, add decorations like colourful rocks, glass and moss.

Co-presented with Richmond Nature Park. Use code 2728151 at www.richmond.ca/parksrec/about/registration.htm) to register.

Succulent Faux Log Planters 

| Kate | Sat May 4, 12-1:30pm | $30 (Includes small log pot and decorations but not plants. Upgrades to larger pots available at workshop.) | Learn about succulents and how to care for them then pot up your own super cool concrete faux log planter. Finally, add decorations like colourful rocks, glass and moss to finish the display.

GARDENING 101: Native Plant Crash Course

| Gary | Sun May 5, 10-11am | FREE* | BC is blessed with many beautiful natives for sun and shade. Meet the best BC natives for our gardens. Learn about their biology, their uses by indigenous peoples, and how they can enhance your garden aesthetically and for wildlife.

Beautiful Simplified Gardens: Create a Lower Maintenance Yard 

| Kate | Sun May 5, 12-2pm | $14 | Do you want the beauty and serenity of a garden but need to keep the care and maintenance of this space at a manageable level? Learn strategies for creating a lower maintenance garden and patio through the careful and strategic selection of easy-care perennials, shrubs and groundcovers for multiple seasons of interest. Learn how to renovate existing areas to simplify their care and create beautiful, easy-care spaces. 

Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets to Fabulous Pots Then Make Your Own

| Kate | Sat May 11, 10am-12pm | $14 | Learn how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous pot. This is a perfect workshop to attend with your Mom on Mothers' Day Weekend! 

GARDENING 101: Small Space Edible Gardening 

| Kate | Sun May 12, 10-11am | FREE* | Half of homegrown edibles are grown in pots. That's a lot of food coming out of small spaces. Whether you have a small plot of land or just a patio or balcony, you can grow your own food. Learn about all the options for cool edibles in small spaces and how to grow them.

GARDENING 101: Success with Tomatoes 

| Gary | Sun May 12, 12-1pm | FREE* | Tomatoes are the most beloved of all garden edibles. No tomato tastes better than one grown in your own garden. Come have all your tomato questions answered such as modern vs. heirlooms, grafted vs ungrafted, the best cultivars for our climate, and how to successfully grow tons of delicious tomatoes in pots and the garden.

Succulent Rock Pots 

Kate | Sat May 18, 10am-12pm | $40 (Includes small rock pot but not plants. Upgrades to larger pots available.) | Learn about succulents and how to care for them then pot up your own super cool rock pot. Finally, add decorations like colourful rocks, glass and moss to finish the display.

GARDENING 101: Hydrangea Crash Course

| Gary | Sun May 19, 10-11am | FREE* | Hydrangea are one of the most beloved of shrubs offering unsurpassed summer colour and beauty. Learn about the different types for sun and shade and meet the hot new introductions from the last decade plus discover how to use them in your garden.

GARDENING 101: Citrus & Other Subtropical Fruit for Coastal Gardens & Patios

| Larry | Sat May 25, 10-11:30am | FREE* | Did you know that you can grow citrus outside in Vancouver AND harvest fruit to eat? Join our resident expert on everything subtropical, unusual and edible for local gardens. From hardy olives to hardy citrus, goji berries to Asian peppers, kiwis to pomegranates plus figs, bananas, kumquats and more, Larry will introduce you to the exciting world of hardy, edible woody plants.

Kokedama: Japanese String Gardens

| Kate | Sun May 26, 10am-12pm | $25 (Do as many as you like. Includes materials but not plants.) | Kokedama is the Japanese art of bundling the roots of a plant into an ornamental mossy ball, wrapping it with string, and hanging it up for decoration in the house, patio or garden. These intriguing botanical spheres can transform an area with beauty and whimsy. Learn how to select the best plants for kokedama and how to care for them. Then make your own! This is a great value. We’ve seen kokedama for $70-$80 at florist shops in Vancouver!

Succulent Living Walls 

| Kate | Sat June 1, 10am-12pm | $65 (Includes 14x14” frame but not plants. Upgrade to 14x24” frame available for $30 at workshop.) | Discover your inner artiste as you create a unique shadowbox "painting" using succulents as your "paint" colours. This living wall can be hung on your sunny patio, balcony, gate or fence impressing all your friends!

GARDENING 101: Save the Pollinators!: Support Bees, Butterflies, & Hummingbirds 

| Gary | Sat June 1, 1-2pm | FREE* | Learn about how to attract butterflies, honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects into your garden and how to support them once they're there with food plants and habitat to keep them well fed and sheltered.

GARDENING 101: Best Plants for Summer 

| Belinda | Sun June 2, 10-11am | FREE* | Meet the best performers for summer on the West Coast and transform your garden from ordinary to extraordinary! For a full year of top plants sign up for the Spring and Fall and Winter sessions of Best Plants. 

Terrariums to Bring the Outdoors In 

| Kate | Sat Sept 21, 10am-12pm | $20 (Does not include glass container or plants.) | Terrariums areminiature gardens inside glass vessels that are perfect for decorating the house. Learn the ins and outs of designing and caring for these miniature gardens. Then you'll get to do up your own with cool plants and decorations.

Gardening 101: Best Plants for Fall & Winter 

|Kate|Sun Sept 22, 10-11am | FREE* | Meet the top plant performers for West Coast gardens for fall and winter and transform your garden from ordinary to extraordinary! For a full year of top plants sign up for our Spring and Summer Best Plants sessions.

Winter Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets of Fabulous Pots Then Make Your Own 

| Kate | Sat Sept 28, 10am-12pm | $14 | Learn how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers that will provide months of winter interest and an antidote against the dark, cold days of the year. You'll get to plant up and take home your own fabulous pot. 

Gardening 101: Spring Bulb Crash Course 

| Gary | Sat Sept 28, 1-2pm | FREE* | Do yourself one little favour before winter comes: plant some bulbs to inspire you in spring. Learn about the diverse range of spring-blooming bulbs for the garden and containers including many uncommon but exciting possibilities. Also learn how to design with bulbs and plant them in layers for knock out displays.

Christmas Rose Advanced Wreath Making

| Kate | Fri Nov 29, 12:00-3pm | $80 (Includes hellebore and all materials.) | This class for advanced wreath-makers or ambitious beginners builds on basic skills with more creativity including nesting a potted hellebore within your wreath. Registration includes all materials but you may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

Christmas Rose Wreath Making 

| Kate | Sat Nov 30, 9am-12pm | $65 (Includes everything) | Decorate your home for the holiday season with your very own Christmas Rose wreath! Learn how to design and build a festive, florist-quality wreath with unique greenery and seasonal cheer. Our popular wreath-making workshop is a great chance to spend quality time with friends and family while accomplishing a great project to lift your spirits during the holidays. Registration includes all materials but you may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

Tillandsia & Succulent Christmas Ornaments 

| Kate | Sat Nov 30, 1-3pm | $60 (Includes plants & materials for 3 ornaments. Do extras for $15 each.) | Create unique decorations for the festive season to hang in your house or on your Christmas tree. We’ll combine Tillandsia air plants and succulents with seasonal greens then doll it all up with festive ribbon. These ornaments would also make amazing Christmas gifts for your friends and family. 

Succulent Christmas Centrepieces 

| Kate | Sun Dec 1, 9:30am-12pm | $65 (Includes succulents & all materials.) | Learn to combine succulents and seasonal greenery to create a modern take on the Christmas centrepiece. Choose hardy succulents for an outdoor table or non-hardy ones for indoors. Registration includes all materials but you may also bring greenery or twigs from your own garden to use in your wreath.

Christmas Rose Outdoor Containers To Die For 

| Kate | Sun Dec 1, 1-3pm | $20 (Includes soil and seasonal greens but not plants.) | Create a fantastic outdoor winter container centred with a glistening Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and other great perennials and shrubs that offer winter interest. Learn how to design and plant then decorate with winter twigs, greens, and ribbon. 

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