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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Jan 25 Sat ,2020 - Jan 25 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Why January is the Month to Plant Wildflowers

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.

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Feb 1 Sat ,2020 - Feb 1 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Winter Soil Preparation for Growing Success

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 8 Sat ,2020 - Feb 8 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Mountain Fruit Trees and the Heavy Harvest

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 15 Sat ,2020 - Feb 15 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Gardening for Newcomers

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 22 Sat ,2020 - Feb 22 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Evergreens that Bloom Early

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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Feb 29 Sat ,2020 - Feb 29 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Spring To-Do List for Better Gardens

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 7 Sat ,2020 - Mar 7 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Evergreen Landscapes and Bark Beetle Prevention

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 13 Fri ,2020 - Mar 13 Fri, 2020 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Gardening 101 – Proper Planting in Mountain Soils

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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Mar 14 Sat ,2020 - Mar 14 Sat, 2020 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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58th Spring Open House with 2020 New Plant Introductions

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 Fri ,2020 - Mar 20 Fri, 2020 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

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Growing Better Peonies this Spring

Power to the Peony! Perennial Peonies are robust, ball-shaped blooms that slowly unfurl into a gorgeous cloud-like shape each Spring. In the mountains of Arizona, peonies are prolific, fragrant, and stunning bloomers that thrive with proper care and placement.  This class is an in-depth introduction to these flower powerhouses, and all the companion plants that grow so well with them. You will be a Peony pro after this week’s class!

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