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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Feb 16 Sat ,2019 - Feb 16 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

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Controlling Gophers and Other Annoying Animals

If you let these pests gain a foothold in the garden, they’re nearly impossible to clear out. Gophers, rabbits, deer, javelina, and packrats can wreak havoc on our gardens and destroy all our hard work in mere seconds. Learn all the secrets to keeping these bothersome beasts at bay using both natural and man-made methods, and which plants are less appealing to their appetites. This free class fills up early so bring a cup of coffee, a notepad and get ready to fight back!

If you can’t attend this class you can view it live on Facebook (Like our Facebook Page to be notified when we go Live) and it will be available on our YouTube Channel on the Thursday after the class.

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Feb 23 Sat ,2019 - Feb 23 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

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Succulent and Cactus Container Design

Succulents are all the rage right now, and a great choice for container growing! Most are tough, drought tolerant, and will grow like gangbusters in a tight space with very little after-care. Students will learn how to create a container that brings warm color and texture to their homes even at the coldest time of the year. The class is free to onlookers, but the first 12 students to sign up can create their own design with professional guidance for a $25 fee (pots provided). 

If you can’t attend this class you can view it live on Facebook (Like our Facebook Page to be notified when we go Live) and it will be available on our YouTube Channel on the Thursday after the class.

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Mar 2 Sat ,2019 - Mar 2 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Irritating Insects and Fungus Among Us

 

Your garden is about to be under attack! Spring is just around the corner, bringing some very unwanted pests to our home landscapes. This class focuses on two major enemies to our plants: insects and fungus. Learn how to identify the common creatures like aphids, thrip, blister beetles, and more that can destroy your garden, and what you can use to fight back. When fungal diseases such as black spot or powdery mildew threaten your yard, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to treat them.

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Mar 9 Sat ,2019 - Mar 9 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Fruit Trees – Health and Harvest

 

Fruit trees not only beautify our landscapes, but they also 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.

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Mar 15 Fri ,2019 - Mar 15 Fri, 2019 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

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Flower Hour: The First Flowers for Spring **SPECIAL CLASS TIME 4:00 PM!**

You’ve heard of Happy Hour, but what about Flower Hour?! This special Friday afternoon garden class kicks off our 2019 Spring Open House by showcasing the first bloomin’ colors you’ve seen since winter, and even new varieties never seen before! You’ll get first dibs on the plants that pack a colorful punch: Salvias, pansies, gaillardia, and more. It’s been a long winter, and we’re ready to put some life back in the landscape, and spruce up our spruces. Join Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener, for this sneak peek at what’s fabulous and flowering to get your spring garden growing.

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Mar 16 Sat ,2019 - Mar 17 Sun, 2019 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Spring Open House

Bring on Spring!! Our Saturday Garden Class will be part of a weekend-long event including our plant experts and special guest speakers. Learn about the newest plants and then select your favorites from a huge selection of seasonal favorites.

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Mar 23 Sat ,2019 - Mar 23 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Trees of Spring

Spectacular blooming trees are the talk of the town every spring in northern Arizona!  You will be an expert on the best ornamental bloomers for our mountain climate. Learn which trees are fast-growing, give the best shade, and are the most low maintenance varieties. Watters’ garden experts will give you the scoop on all their local favorites, and how you can pick the best trees to fit your space and your style in your home landscape.

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Mar 30 Sat ,2019 - Mar 30 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Advanced Container Designs

The right container with the right plants can bring a space in the landscape from so-so to stunning. Lisa Lain, owner of Watters Garden Center, has been creating container designs for decades.  Her 3-step program puts the floral style back into your garden.  The class is free to onlookers, but the first 12 students to sign up can create their own design with professional guidance for a $35 fee (pots provided).

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Apr 6 Sat ,2019 - Apr 6 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Drip Irrigation Design and Installation

April is time to get that irrigation system back up and running. Learn the benefits of drip irrigation, new technologies, and how to set a system up or add a plant to it.  Don’t know how to install and run an irrigation clock? We’ll teach you! Watters’ irrigation parts bins will be full in preparation for this class.  Come early and bring a lawn chair; over 100 students attended this class last time it was offered.

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Apr 13 Sat ,2019 - Apr 13 Sat, 2019 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

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Coping with Sloping: Ground Covers and 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.

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