Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

All classes begin at 10am and are located at the nursery unless indicated otherwise, space is limited so please be sure to register.

A minimum of 5 attendees is needed for a class, otherwise the class may be canceled.

Saturday morning classes at Shooting Star Nursery in Central Point, Oregon include coffee and treats, plus sandbox to entertain the kids

~During classes there will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and some kid-friendly activities (children are still under parents supervision) as well as hot coffee and refreshments.

*Denotes kid-friendly class. Bring your age-appropriate child for no charge.

*Pruning Older Fruit Trees

Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 10:00 am

We had such a good response to last year’s fruit tree class that we thought we’d divide into two groups; this class will cover how to prune and restore more established, older fruit trees.  Fruit trees require annual pruning for optimal health and productivity, you can even prune up to three times a year to control size and fruit set. Come see pruning demonstrations on existing fruit trees and learn how to tackle those daunting larger specimens, ensuring continued vigor and proper training.  Fresh coffee will be on hand to keep you warm for this outside demo.

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10, limited to 20 people


KMED Plant Nerd Night

Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 6:00 pm

We will be one of the presenters at the 1st Annual Plant Nerd Night at Bigham Knoll Campus Gym in Jacksonville.  This sounds like a really fun event full of plant shopping, plant presentations by local growers, door prizes, wine and beer, and music by our host, The Rogue Gardener- Stan Mapolski.

Tickets are $5 at the door.  This event is in Jacksonville, not at the nursery.

More information:

Hell Strips and Drought Tolerant Plants

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Learn about plants that can take the heat and need less water, especially for that little strip between your sidewalk and the street .  There are countless species and varieties with a range of bloom times, shapes and sizes so your garden will never look dull.  We will show you how best to care for them and prep the soil.

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $17. Please note, this class is at the North Mountain Nature Park in Ashland from 6-7:30pm, please register through the Ashland Parks and Rec.


*Berries for Kids and Families

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00 am

Want to get your kids in the dirt and into gardening with you?   Berries are the gateway.  Come learn about the great selection of perennial fruits you can grow in your yard- big or small.  Explore how to make the most of what the Rogue Valley has to offer- strawberries, blueberries, currants, hardy kiwis, grapes, gojis, blackberries, raspberries, honeyberries, and more.  Bring the kids and get them excited about harvesting in their own berry patch.

Registration fee- $15.  Take home a potted fruit of your choice.  Kids free with adult registration.


*Our 10 Year Anniversary and the First Day of Spring!

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:00 am

Friday, all day, open late until 6pm

Somehow we have been in the Rogue Valley for 10 years and quietly taking over more and more of the property with hundreds of plant and tree varieties.  Come celebrate our anniversary and the arrival of spring with us!  We will have lots of new plants to show you with refreshments and music throughout the day and into early evening.

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