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.

In order to maintain proper Social Distancing, our Classes will be held in the Upper Greenhouse.

We are able to heat this for the comfort of our plants, but it isn’t like sitting in your living room so dress warmly. 

If you can’t (or choose not to) 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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Jan 23 Sat ,2021 - Jan 23 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Top Local Landscapes with Flair

Landscape with Flair

Any garden can pop with flares of color with the right plants.

We’ll cover the best local companion plants—flowers, evergreens, and more–for maximum seasonal color, and the right places to place them for gardening success.

Attendees will hear how our consultants help gardeners design new life for neglected, tired, or just blank slate landscapes.

Bring a pencil and paper for notes, and questions for our experts after this class.

Our Winter Garden Classes will be held in the Upper Greenhouse.

We are able to heat this for the comfort of our plants, but it isn’t like sitting in your living room so dress warmly. 

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Jan 30 Sat ,2021 - Jan 30 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Why January is the Month to Plant Wildflowers

Beautiful Wildflowers in Bloom

Ready, set, grow!

Late winter is the ideal window to start wildflower seed outdoors, but you can’t just chuck them in the landscape and expect success.

We share all the local tips that ensure these bloomers blossom beautifully.

You’ll know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that bring on the color this spring.

Our Winter Garden Classes will be held in the Upper Greenhouse.

We are able to heat this for the comfort of our plants, but it isn’t like sitting in your living room so dress warmly. 

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Feb 6 Sat ,2021 - Feb 6 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Winter Soil Preparation for Growing Success

Soil Preperation and Planting

What we do to prepare our garden in winter, means a healthier garden in Spring!

When properly prepared and cared for, soil can be improved each year and will continue to grow plants forever.

Students will learn great practices to get our mountain soil prepped for planting, such as soil amendments, adding nutrients, fertilizer, and more, and what is best to use in each soil type.

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Feb 13 Sat ,2021 - Feb 13 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Mountain Fruit Trees and the Heavy Harvest

Holding fruit in hands

Learn the insider’s tips from the pros who know varieties, planting techniques, food, and more.

We cover local success stories and best practices for healthy, happy fruit trees that produce your best harvest ever!

Arborists from Jonny’s Tree & Landscaping will be on hand to explain when and how to prune your trees to stimulate stronger, more vigorous growth with more fruit this spring.

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Feb 20 Sat ,2021 - Feb 20 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening for Newcomers

Couple at the Garden Center

New to Arizona or just new to gardening?

This class is Gardening 101 for everyone hoping to turn a brown thumb green.

Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success: from soil preparation and planting to watering and fertilizing.

This is an information-packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this spring.

You’ll know exactly what to do this year to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood!

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Feb 27 Sat ,2021 - Feb 27 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Evergreens that Bloom Early

Beautiful pink blossoms

Evergreens aren’t just pine trees–there are plants that keep their leaves and stay green year-round, and they bloom, too!

We’ll cover the latest and greatest evergreens that not only anchor the landscape with winter foliage, but ones that provide, flowers, berries, and even fall color.

Combine them with seasonal bloomers, and you have constant color!

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Mar 6 Sat ,2021 - Mar 6 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Spring To-Do List for Better Gardens

Gardener Planting Succulents

Finally, a To-Do list you’ll actually enjoy!

We’re all ready for warmer weather, and so are our gardens.

This class discusses all the garden “P’s”:  Preparation, Prevention, Protection, and Pruning.

Warmer weather awakens not just our dormant plants, but the insects, weeds, and fungus that have been lurking since the first frost.

Our garden experts will explain the tools you need for healthier, more abundant blooms, and how to stop garden pests before they take root in your personal oasis.

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Mar 13 Sat ,2021 - Mar 13 Sat, 2021 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

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59th Spring Open House with 2021 New Plant Introductions

beautiful flowers in bloom

Bring on Spring!!

Our Saturday Garden Class will be part of a weekend-long event including our plant experts, special guest speakers, and gorgeous new plants!

Talk directly with the growers and touch this year’s exclusive plant introductions you’ll find only find at Watters.

Advanced gardeners and newcomers alike will learn about all-things-spring this weekend as we go geeky with plants.

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Mar 20 Sat ,2021 - Mar 20 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Evergreen Landscapes and Bark Beetle Prevention

Evergreen Grouping

Our mountain landscapes are often blessed with evergreens such as Ponderosa and Pinon Pines.

There are many other companion conifers that add color and texture to the landscape while providing shade from our Arizona sun and screening from our neighbor’s massive RV.

This class covers not only the evergreens that grow most successfully, but the simple steps to protect them from stress and environmental intruders like borers and bark beetle, and more.

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Mar 27 Sat ,2021 - Mar 27 Sat, 2021 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening 101 – Proper Planting in Mountain Soils

Young Couple planting a tree

Our family business has been planting in northern Arizona for more than 50 years!

This class is passing on our tips and trade techniques straight from the experts to YOU.

We’ll take an in-depth look at how to be successful when planting your personal paradise, with advice from Watter’s Planting Crew.

We’ll discuss techniques for brighter, more beautiful gardens, and how to keep them healthy.

Bring your notepad!

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