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.

Best Irrigation Practices for the Rogue Valley

Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 10:00 am

How much water is needed by your plants? In turn when, how and how long should watering be done to meet that need?  Come and let’s talk about what it means to do proper outdoor watering. We will be looking at the various factors that go into being Water Wise when irrigating in the Rogue Valley.   Dave Searcy, water specialist from the City of Medford Water Commission will teach us how to be more eco-conscious in our watering practices.

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10

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*Native Plants for the Rogue Valley

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00 am

Native plants are great choices if you are trying to make your garden more water wise and wildlife friendly.  Although they can be difficult to navigate, we can help you decipher where each species will thrive, including what does well on the valley floor and in more exposed, hot and sunny locations.  Our native expert, Eric Hagerman, will show you the diverse offerings of our native shrubs, perennials, grasses, and trees.  For the best results, get them established before the summer heat!

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10

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*How to Create a Beautiful Potted Arrangement

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

Tired of replacing annuals every year?  Let us show you how to plant a container for all season interest using compact, evergreen shrubs, perennials, and grasses.  It’s easy, beautiful, and a great way to reuse, recycle, and reduce!   When the plants outgrow their container simply find a spot for them in your garden.

Registration fee- $10. Bring your own pots and supplies or we will have many on hand for purchase.  Potting soil is included in class fee.  Kids are free with adult registration.

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Alternative Lawns

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00 am

Ready to rip out your lawn and plant something that takes less input and resources?  We will show you some lawn alternatives that are drought tolerant and low maintenance.  Or make a complete departure from the monoculture lawn by planting a rich tapestry of groundcovers, adding visual excitement and variation to your landscape.  We will talk about some local examples of lawn replacement schemes such as Mtn. Meadows in Ashland.  We also have  information about the City of Ashland’s Lawn Replacement Incentive Program.

More information: www.ashland.or.us/lrp

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10

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Master Gardener Spring Fair at the Expo Center

Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 10:00 am

Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 10:00 am

Come see us at the fair!

We will have many unusual plants, edibles, and potted arrangements that you may not have seen at the nursery.

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