Classes

Watters holds Garden Classes every Saturday at 9:30 AM in the morning FREE to our gardening friends.
Each session will last approximately 1 hour.

Classes in recent weeks have been very well attended, you might want to bring a chair or come early to be sure you get a seating.

If you can’t join us in person, each Class is Livestreamed on our Watters Garden Center Facebook Page. Like the Page to be notified when we “go live” or check back to watch at your convenience.

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Jul 29 Sat ,2017 - Jul 29 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Easy Grow Roses

There are so many different roses to choose from–more than your grandmother ever knew about!  Learn the difference between hybrid tea, floribunda, shrub, carpet and so much more.  Talking points include the best rose varieties, care, and placement for non-stop blooms.  Free to local gardeners that want more fragrance & color in the yard.

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Aug 5 Sat ,2017 - Aug 5 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

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Herbs from Garden to Table

Summer is the ideal time to add herbs to the garden. Special guest instructor Deborah Maranville, chef, and owner of Natural Healing Garden, knows her herbs and uses them to create health-centered food choices that focus on utilizing local produce and delicious organic food.  Join Deborah for a tantalizing cooking demonstration that will focus on the best techniques to get the herbs from your garden to spice up your cooking.

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Aug 12 Sat ,2017 - Aug 12 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Creatures of the Night

The Benefits of Attracting Owls and Bats

Paul and Anne Schnell from Arizona’s Raptor Experience will share effective methods of attracting owls and bats to your yard and the amazing benefits they provide. Four species of live owls will be featured in the presentation. Bring your camera and curiosity! Free to the public, but we will be asking for a ‘free will donation’ to support more of AZ Raptor’s programs.

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Aug 19 Sat ,2017 - Aug 19 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Secret Gardens with Hedges & Privacy Screens

Tired of looking at the neighbor’s RV? This class shows off the best, fastest growing plants to fill in your privacy screens! You can screen unsightly neighbors, enhance your view, or block pesky traffic and cut noise and light pollution.  Experts will be on hand to help individuals with unique situations.

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Aug 26 Sat ,2017 - Aug 26 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Ground Covers, Vines & Erosion Control

Soften that rock look with these easy to grow alternatives to a grass lawn that can take the summer heat.  These fast-growing plants stay low & tight with less care.  Learn which evergreen shrubs, herbs, and vines soften all that rock, keep soil from eroding, and stay cool in summer while looking great.  A few plants go a long way when students know which plants to use locally.

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Sep 2 Sat ,2017 - Sep 2 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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The Edible Landscape

Have your landscape and eat it, too!  We’ll share the tips, tricks, and recipes that make for a better, healthier and tastier landscape.  Plant experts will be on hand after the class that specializes in landscape designs that can be eaten after planting.

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Sep 9 Sat ,2017 - Sep 9 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening for Newcomers

Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success.  This is an information packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year.  Learn about growing zones, frost dates, soils and more; you’ll know exactly what to do in the gardens after this class.

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Sep 16 Sat ,2017 - Sep 16 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

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Wildlife & Bug Prevention

Late summer is not only the peak of bug season, there’s also intense pressure from furry visitors in our yards.  Students start with best practices to keep javelina and pack rats away, then quickly move to solutions for grasshoppers and tomato worms.  You can have a nice yard with these easy-to-use tips and a few key plant choices.  Frustrated gardeners will have all the tools they need to keep the garden pest free!

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Sep 23 Sat ,2017 - Sep 23 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Western Natives & the Water-wise Landscape

Native plants are unique, hardy, and so unusual that even locals marvel at how to use them. We cover native trees, native shrubs, native flowers and native vines that all adapt so well they need no care after establishment. Join the water-wise fun.

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Sep 30 Sat ,2017 - Sep 30 Sat, 2017 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Easy to Grow Mountain Plants

Rock landscapes without these core plants tend to look strange, immature and lacking. Learn how to garden with these simple, but effective planting combinations for a design that WOWs all four seasons of the year.

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