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Stormwater Management at Your Home

Date:
3/10/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

In cities like Philadelphia, impervious surfaces (roofs, streets, etc.) generate stormwater runoff that can overburden sewer systems and lead to severe water quality issues.  Learn how to manage stormwater runoff on a small scale using stormwater management practices that are currently offered for free or at reduced costs through PHS’ and the Philadelphia Water Department’s Rain Check program.

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Urban Beekeeping

Date:
3/10/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Honey bees are of vital importance to our everyday lives through their role as pollinators of many of the fruit and vegetable crops we rely upon. Incorporating beehives into cities is not just a trending fad, but actually seems to be better for the bees, too. Learn easy tips about how to incorporate bees safely into any property.

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What smells in your garden?

Date:
3/11/17 10:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Sight isn’t the only sense that gives us pleasure in the garden. Learn about the various aromatic plants and herbs that you can plant in your garden for fragrance.

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Belgard Presents: Creating YOUR Backyard Oasis

Date:
3/11/17 11:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Discover today’s most popular backyard living ideas. Join Belgard's Joe Rabione for an exploration into hardscape trends, beginning the process, and enjoying your investment.

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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
3/11/17 12:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
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Eight Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Add a Japanese Touch To Your Garden

Date:
3/11/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Inspiration from award-winning author and garden designer Bettina Mueller. 8 tips for bringing the tranquility of Japan's legendary Tea gardens to even the smallest backyard.

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Creating a Living Flower Arrangement with Bulbs

Date:
3/11/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Brent will talk about which bulbs and plants are best suited for pot culture for summertime use.  He will demonstrate how to build a layered ‘Living Flower Arrangement’ that will beautify your porch, deck or patio for the rest of the summer. 

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Bartlett Presents: Brighten Your Landscape with Flowering Trees

Date:
3/11/17 4:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Flowering trees bring us sparks of pleasure, not just at the dawn of spring. Learn about the top selections of trees suitable for urban and suburban landscapes. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and the session will be interactive.

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Birds in Your Garden: Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Date:
3/11/17 5:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

The backyard is often where our interest in nature is sparked first, and some yards host not only a wondrous variety of flora but also attract a great variety of wildlife. Birds are perhaps nature's most conspicuous element in the United States, and in this talk we will explore how to attract birds, and also provide methods for identifying them.

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How to Save the Bees

Date:
3/11/17 6:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Anyone who eats food needs bees, yet they are dying off at alarming rates. Learn from a world expert in bees about why they are dying, and what each and every one of us can do to help save them.

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Good Organic Gardening to Prevent Pest Problems

Date:
3/11/17 7:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

In this workshop we will explore cultural, mechanical and biological methods for preventing and controlling pests in the garden as well as how and when to use organically approved sprays.

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Hollies: The Crown Jewel in the Horticultural World

Date:
3/12/17 9:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Learn about and observe different Holly species and their place in the garden/landscape. Discover how to create year-round beauty and environmental diversity using Hollies. Propagation and pruning techniques will be discussed.

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Not Your Average House Plant!

Date:
3/12/17 11:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
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Container Garden Challenge

Date:
3/12/17 12:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio
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Stormwater Management at Your Home

Date:
3/12/17 1:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

In cities like Philadelphia, impervious surfaces (roofs, streets, etc.) generate stormwater runoff that can overburden sewer systems and lead to severe water quality issues.  Learn how to manage stormwater runoff on a small scale using stormwater management practices that are currently offered for free or at reduced costs through PHS’ and the Philadelphia Water Department’s Rain Check program.

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Mastering the Art of Wintertime Bulb Forcing

Date:
3/12/17 2:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

You can easily fill your winter windowsills with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and the rest of your favorite spring-blooming bulbs. In this informative and laugh-out-loud lecture, famed Philadelphia Flower Show bulb forcer and award-winning author Art Wolk will show you how you to force a cornucopia of bulbs into bloom each winter. Art will also be available to sign copies of his informative booklet, The Little Blue Book of Bulb Forcing.

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Flowers for Wellness: Horticultural Therapy

Date:
3/12/17 3:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Working with flowers and horticulture have been scientifically documented to improve wellness - the colors, smells and emotions actually affect the neurotransmitters in our brain.  Cheryl has been working with ALL ages ( 4 - 104) and abilities for the past 24 years nurturing self expression and self esteem.  She says, "Flowers are fresh, but they don’t talk back!"

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Orchids Gone Native

Date:
3/12/17 4:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Ditch your orchid pot with this fun and educational demonstration. Learn how to mount your orchid on cork bark or in a tree fern basket.

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Creating a Living Flower Arrangement with Bulbs

Date:
3/12/17 5:00:00 PM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Brent will talk about which bulbs and plants are best suited for pot culture for summertime use.  He will demonstrate how to build a layered ‘Living Flower Arrangement’ that will beautify your porch, deck or patio for the rest of the summer. 

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Subaru and Zero Landfill Gardening

Date:
3/13/17 11:00:00 AM
Location:
Gardener's Studio

Subaru is working with the National Parks to eliminate waste going to a landfill using the principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Learn how these principles can be used in YOUR garden.

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