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.

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:

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10


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.

*Mother's Day Kids Class

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 am

Bring the kids and have them decorate a pot for Mom!  Then they can pick out a plant to make it even more special.  Lemonade, treats, and our entertaining sandbox will add to the festivities.

Registration fee-$10 per kid, includes 4” plant and pot.  Adults are free but must be accompanied by a kid.


*New This Season!

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

Shooting Star Nursery specializes in drought tolerant and deer resistant plants that thrive in the myriad of microclimates that is the Rogue Valley.  Come discover exciting new varieties of perennials, grasses and shrubs with a personal tour led by our head grower, Erik Peterson.   We have more plants than ever, many of which are grown on site, acclimated to our specific climate and far from ordinary!

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10, kids free with adult


*The Birds and the Bees

Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 10:00 am

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Flowers rich in pollen and nectar and their resulting seed-heads are important sources of food that must be present year round to sustain a healthy population of pollinators.  Come learn about what specific perennials, grasses, shrubs, and even trees our flying friends adore to keep your garden buzzing with activity throughout the seasons.  Plus we will have several forms of Milkweed available to insure those Monarch butterflies will be visiting your yard.

Tom Landis is a retired forester with a deep interest in bringing back monarchs to the Rogue Valley.  Tom will teach us how to create monarch waystations and pollinator habitats.  This can be a great way to get your kids interested in insects, plants, and ecology.

Landscapers- this class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit

Registration fee- $10, kids free with adult


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