|Spring 2012 BCC Classes|
We are proud to announce that we will be having classes again this spring through Broome Community College. The following are the topics and days scheduled. If you are interested in attending please contact BCC Continuing Education at (607) 778-5012 as registration is required.
Tuesday April 3rd, 5:30 - 7 pm @ Hillside Garden Center
Houseplant Happiness with Casey Krause
Houseplants are very different from indoor plants in regards to lighting, soil, temperature and water needs. Find out how to grow healthy indoor plants in our area. Discussion includes pest problems, design elements for indoors and outdoors and will feature some of Casey's all time favorites. Bring photos, leaf samples and questions.
Wednesday April 18th, 5:30 - 7 pm @ Hillside Garden Center
Witness a Full Spring Cleanup! with Marywren Thomas and Hillside Staff Members
An unusual and fun class that takes you all around the nursery as we do a hands-on spring clean-up. Learn what to prune at this time of the year, how to prepare your soil, attack weeds early, compost, fertilize and more. Dress for the weather! Bring your questions for our knowledgeable staff.
Thursday April 26th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm @ Hillside Garden Center
Landscape Solutions with Elizabeth Snyder
Due to never ending landscape problems and popular demand, this class is back! Find out how to tackle difficult areas with landscaping that offers beauty and practicality. We will cover those tricky, hard to grow spots like steep slopes, deep shade, dry areas, wet areas, windbreaks, salt tolerance and more. Bring photos of your own problem area and a notebook.
Tuesday May 8th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm @ Hillside Garden Center
Container Gardening with Marywren Thomas
Learn how to have gorgeous containers just like you see in the magazines! Mary will walk you through the steps of choosing a container, picking the right soil mix, plant options and what's hot for the new season. Plants featured include annuals that can tolerate cooler temperatures, hardy perennials and some other surprises. Explore how to use containers in small areas and from afar for the greatest visual impact. This class will help you make a plan for your containers that will take you though the three growing seasons.
For more information visit the BCC Continuing Education Website at: