STORE HOURS
Monday-Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

             
7454 Victor-Pittsford Road   l   Victor NY 14564   l   585.924.2274

Information Classes                    All Information Classes are $15.00
                                                                                        All attendance will receive a $5 off $20 or more coupon to be used on another date

February     March     April

Orchid Care (with Jim Marlow)
Topics covered
Selection of right plant for you home
Watering and feeding
Proper potting techniques
Pruning and Care
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Repelling Animals from your Garden
Topics covered
Importance of wildlife
How wildlife can be a nuisance
How wildlife can be deterred
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Beginning Bonsai (with Harvey Carapella)
Topics covered

What is Bonsai?
Selecting the right tree
Indoor vs. Outdoor
Root work
Pruning
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Tree and Shrub Pruning
Topics covered
Proper pruning tools required
Importance of pruning
Pruning methods and proper timing
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Hydrangea Care and Pruning
Topics covered
Varieties and why knowing them is important
How to get the best looking blooms:
Pruning and Care
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Seed Starting
Topics covered
Benefits in starting from seed
Tools and Soil recommendations
Sowing seeds; How and When
True leaves and Hardening off
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Planting & Watering 101
Topics Covered
Proper watering vs.
ramifications of improper techniques

Proper planting methods for trees,
shrubs, perennials, annuals
Tools needed for planting and watering
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Spring Garden Bed Preparation
Topics covered
Amending the soil
Best Tools for the job
Clean-up and Pruning
Fertilizing; When, Methods, Types Available

June     July

Edible Landscaping
Topics covered
What is it?
Combining Edibles and Ornamental
Plant recommendations
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Attracting Beneficial Insects & Beekeeping
(with Kimberly Carpenter)
Topics covered
Why are Beneficial Insects importance?
Balancing Nature
Methods to attract Beneficial Insects
Planting an Insectary
Organic pest control: Pesticides don't discriminate
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Tree and Shrub Pruning
Topics covered
Proper pruning tools required
Importance of pruning
Pruning methods and proper timing
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Identify and Control Common
Tree/Shrub Pests

Topics covered
Identification of common pests/diseases:
North East Region
Prevention and Control,
Chemicals and natural controls
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Second Chance Garden
Re-purposing & Up-cycling
Topics covered
Difference between recycling and up-cycling
Up-cycling ideas for your home and garden
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Weed Appreciation Day
Topics covered
Weed identification
Soil Indication: The story weeds tell
Weed benefits
Edible weeds and Recipes
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Preserving Flowers & Herbs
Topics covered
Harvest timing
Methods for preservation
Easiest preservation varieties
Storing
Future uses

 

CALL OR E-MAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS!
(585) 924-2274
customerservice@bristolsgardencenter.com

August     September

Photographing your Garden
(with Steve Clough)

Topics covered
Techniques
Tips
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How to Save Seeds
Topics covered
Varieties to save
Seed collection timing
Storage options and concerns
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Fall Perennial Chores "Divide & Conquer"
Topics covered
Cutting back
Dividing demonstrations
Adding bulbs to existing perennial bed
Wintering tips for perennials in containers
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Fall Garden Preparation
Topics covered
Best tools for the job
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Bird Gardening
Topics Covered
Importance of bird gardening
Best bird attracting plants
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Hydrangea Care and Pruning
Topics covered
Varieties and why knowing them is important
Pruning and Care
How to get the best blooms

 

 

 

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