GardenNews.biz - Dec 26,2016 - DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS - EVEN MORE COMING EVENTS
Orchids 101 Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. – noon $44, $39 member The class will cover basic orchid biology, ecology, cultivation and propagation, with demonstrations of proper watering, repotting and mounting techniques. Topics covered include: basic information about where orchids are found and how they grow in the wild; how to care for orchids; discussion of popular cultivated orchid genera and their care, including what grows well in Colorado; repotting, mounting, and dividing demonstrations; common orchid pests and diseases and how to control them; orchid nutrition and how/when to apply fertilizer. The class is taught by Andrew Hatch, president of the Denver Orchid Society.
Beginning Rocky Mountain Gardening Tuesday, February 7, 6-8:30 p.m. $90, $80 member The basics of what is needed to adjust gardening skills from other climates to the Front Range’s finicky climate are covered. If you have never gardened here before or are looking for more success, this is the class for you! Learn the skills necessary to become an enthusiastic gardener. Annuals, perennials and vegetables are discussed, along with trees and shrubs that thrive in our climate, elevation and varying soils. Plant selection, planting and troubleshooting are discussed.
The Art of Pressed Flowers Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. – noon $59, $54 member Discover how to collect and preserve those summer flowers and fall leaves for use in creating your own floral masterpieces. Learn the best flowers to grow and how to press for optimal color, durability and longevity. Participants will make beautiful bookmarks, cards, a dipped candle and floral votive container to take home.
Invitation to Ikebana Saturday, February 11, 2-4 p.m. $44, $39 member Ikebana is an expression of our respect and appreciation towards nature. We observe life through the arrangement of plants. During each class, participants receive hands-on instruction to put together unique displays they can take home.