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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Aug 25 Sat ,2018 - Aug 25 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Ground Covers, Vines & Erosion Control

Tired of looking at that brown, barren hill behind your home? 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 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.

If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Sep 1 Sat ,2018 - Sep 1 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening for Newcomers

New to northern 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 blooms and fruit this year and reduce frustrating gardening mistakes!

 

If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Sep 8 Sat ,2018 - Sep 8 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Secret Gardens with Hedges & Privacy Screens

Beautiful mountain views on one side, neighbor’s RV on the other? This class shows off the best, fastest growing plants to fill in for 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.

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Sep 15 Sat ,2018 - Sep 15 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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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!

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Sep 22 Sat ,2018 - Sep 22 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Fruit Trees – Health and Harvest

Fruit trees not only beautify our landscapes, they give us actual food to eat! This class focuses on which varieties are the best for our community, how to care for them, and how to get your best bounty ever. We’ll take you season by season through the year-round practices that produce results for the best health and biggest harvest you’ve ever had.

Originally Scheduled for 9/29.

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Sep 29 Sat ,2018 - Sep 29 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Planting for Success in our Mountain Soil

We’ve planted thousands of plants throughout northern Arizona, and now we’re going to share our secrets with YOU. Watters’ Planting Manager, Ella Amos, gets her hands dirty every day planting new landscapes for our wonderful customers. Years of planting success and the knowledge she’s gained through her experience make Ella the perfect Guest Instructor for this class. She’ll share the techniques and trade secrets she’s learned to help you be a smarter, savvier, more successful gardener. (Originally Scheduled for 9/22)

 

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Oct 6 Sat ,2018 - Oct 6 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Irrigation in the Waterwise Landscape

Irrigation systems can confound even the most experienced gardeners! Learn the benefits of drip irrigation, the best emitters and parts, and how to set a system up or add to it.  With the right system, you can save water and have healthier plants at the same time.  Students will also learn which plants are considered “waterwise,” and how to grow a beautiful landscape while saving our most precious resource – water!

If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Oct 13 Sat ,2018 - Oct 13 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Top Trees for Fall and All

Privacy, shade, color, evergreen, and blooms – trees are the foundation of the landscape! With so many choices, picking the perfect tree can seem overwhelming, but not after this class. Students will learn which trees are best for their garden wish list, and which can provide stunning, year-round interest when planted together. Our horticultural team will be on-hand after the class to help with individual tree situations.

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Oct 20 Sat ,2018 - Oct 20 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Container Designs – Easy as 1-2-3

The fall plants have arrived, and this is the month to transition from summer blooming flowers to winter hardy pansy, viola, mums, kale, dusty miller and more.  Expect inspirational color from your container gardens right through the holiday season to come Students learn the best soils, foods and flowers that keep on blooming.  Bring your empty containers and experts will be on hand after the class to help personalize your style.

If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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Oct 27 Sat ,2018 - Oct 27 Sat, 2018 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Winter Wellness – How to Keep Plants Healthy in Winter

Which plants need to be brought inside for winter? What’s the best way to keep them healthy when they’re brought inside? How do I protect the plants in my garden from frost? Do I have to water in winter?  We’ll answer all these questions and more in this winter preparedness class. Learn the best practices for helping your plants through the chilly winter months so they can be at their best in Spring.

 If you can’t attend this class, watch the Livestream on Facebook. Like our Page to be notified when we go Live.

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