Spring Classes -

 

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Grafting Workshop
Sometimes our favorite trees or woody plants are hard to find or impossible to root from cuttings. Learn how to reproduce them through the time-honored process of grafting. Clayton Leadbetter will explain all of the basic principles and practices, with hands-on demonstrations. Class participants will have the opportunity to graft their own apple trees to take home! Price includes plant and potting materials and a grafting knife.
Instructor: Clayton Leadbetter
Fee:
$65
Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time:
6:00-9:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 3.0
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NEW! Shrubs for NJ Gardens
Shrubs are a key component to the gardens in NJ.  Not only do they provide interest through flowers, fragrance, fruit, fall color and winter habit, they also help to create outdoor spaces within the garden and to frame attractive views while also eliminating those less than attractive vistas, such as the neighbor’s garage doors!  Bruce will discuss a variety of both common and uncommon shrubs, including best cultural practices that will enhance and enliven everyone’s garden!
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time:
10:00am-12:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 2.0

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The Bulbs of Summer - Produce the Garden of Your Wildest Dreams from Bulbs, Tubers & Corms Planted in the Spring
Want to gaze out your window at the garden of your dreams?  Want to open the front door of your home to a vase full of exquisite dahlias?  Does your tiny patio offer little room for a flower garden?  Is container gardening your only hope for fresh flowers?  Dahlias, Cannas, Oriental and Asiatic Lilies, Callas, Caladiums, Eucomis, Bella Donna Lilies and many other bulbs, tubers and corms can be planted in the spring and with VERY LITTLE CARE will easily produce a magnificent garden.  This course will introduce you to some of the most beautiful flowers on earth and will teach you how incredibly easy it is to grow them.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time:
10:00am-12:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU:
2.0
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Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants - Caring for the Gems of the Garden
Tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are the most popular vegetable garden plants grown in America’s gardens today. Blight, Bottom End Rot, Black Spot, Fusarium Wilt, giant fruitless plants - many of these maladies can be avoided with proper care.  This course will teach you how to avoid/cure these problems and how to produce abundant, magnificent fruits from beautiful healthy plants.
Instructor: Barbara Melera
Fee:
$50
Date:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time:
1:00-3:00pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU:
2.0
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NEW! En Plein Air – Creating Art in the Gardens
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginning enthusiast, the Gardens in springtime are a wonderful inspiration for creating your own artwork. Join artist Wes Sherman as he leads you on an exploration of landscape as a contemporary genre, looking for inspiration from a mixture of historical and contemporary art. Students will work in the medium of their choice (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or pencil). See the suggested supplies list. If you have questions about supplies, you can contact Wes at info@wessherman.net.
Instructor: Wes Sherman
Fee: 
$70 per class, $315 for all 5 dates
Dates: 
April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16
Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location: 
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 0.0
To registers and receive the discount for all 5 classes, please call Debbie Henry at 732.932.8451
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Container Gardening with Annuals (workshop)
Container gardens are becoming increasingly popular and hot horticultural topic.  Bruce explores a variety of appropriate containers and window boxes, soil mixes and amendments, as well as watering and fertilization practices.  A wide range of plants – from the familiar annual to the now-popular tender perennial and succulents, to bulbs and shrubs – will fill out the potential plant list.  Please bring a container – soil and a number of fun and unusual annuals will be available for students to decorate their own containers at the end of class.  If you choose, containers and extra plants will be available for purchase during class.
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Fee:
$70
Date:
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time:
1:00-4:00 pm
Location:
Holly House
RMG-CEU: 3.0

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Registrants may cancel up to 3 days before a class date. A refund will be given, minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by email. To cancel, please email Debbie Henry.

The Gardens reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.Classes cancelled by the Gardens because of low enrollment or Garden closure will be automatically fully refunded.