2019 Classes & Workshops

Please sign up early for the classes you want, since class sizes are limited. (Note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay online.) Details and driving directions for each class will be sent following your registration. Questions? Contact us at classes@northwestperennialalliance.org or call the NPA administrative assistant at 425-647-6004.



Saturday, January 19

"Growing Mushrooms at Home"
with Tristan Woodsmith from Fungi Perfecti

Time: 10 am - noon
Location: Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/Nonmembers$35--SOLD OUT

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.



Saturday, February 16
"The Hidden Half of Your Garden – A New Way to Think About Soil
with David Montgomery and Anne Biklé

Time: 10 am - noon
Location: Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35--SOLD OUT

Come and learn about how the smallest creatures on Earth are upending practices in gardening, agriculture and medicine. Learn about human and plant microbiomes and the role of living soil in keeping gardens, farms, and even our bodies humming along like they should.

David Montgomery is Professor of Geomorphology at UW, and he and his wife Anne garden in Seattle.
They are the authors of "The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health.”

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.



Tuesday, March 19

"Pruning Shrubs in the NPA Border"
workshop with Bess Bronstein


Time: Noon - 2 pm
Location: Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 20 -- JUST 5 SPOTS LEFT

Do you have so many shrubs with so many pruning needs you don’t know where to start?
Bess Bronstein will show you how to prune a variety of common and not-so-common shrubs, including plants previously damaged by poor pruning or severe weather. Come learn the best pruning techniques to use in your own garden.

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart





Saturday, March 16
"Hydrangea How To"
with Kit Haesloop



Time: 10 am - noon
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 25--SOLD OUT.

Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available.  In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the NPA Perennial Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Bring your questions and be prepared to go outside in the second half of the class. 

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.




Tuesday, April 9
"Hydrangea How To"
with Kit Haesloop



Time: 1 - 3 pm
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 25
--SOLD OUT

Learn how to get peak performance from the hydrangeas you grow or want to grow in your garden from the ever-expanding varieties available.  In this class you will learn the distinguishing traits between species, and how best to keep your hydrangeas beautiful with the proper care. Kit will provide guidance on growing conditions, bloom color and pruning options for the different species. Finally, Kit will demonstrate proper pruning techniques on several species that grow in the NPA Perennial Border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Bring your questions and be prepared to go outside in the second half of the class. 

This is a joint class between NPA and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society. Register via the Bellevue Botanical Garden website.



Wednesday, May 8

"Propagation and Forsyth Pot Workshop"
with Alison Johnson

Time: 11 - 1 pm
Location:
East Redmond NPA member's garden
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 20

We will begin with a Powerpoint presentation covering all the aspects of propagation, and then you will get a hands-on demonstration and experience making a Forsyth pot. Next, we will head to the garden to select fresh materials so you an practice taking soft wood, hard wood and heel cuttings and placing them in your pot. You'll get to take home your pot and cuttings. The fee includes all materials necessary to make your own propagation Forsyth pot. Address and directions will be sent to registrants before May 8.

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart





Thursday, May 23

"Irises for Everyone"
with Daniel Mount

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 25

Learn about the many different irises available to gardeners today! After a short introductory session, we will spend time walking through the NPA Border observing irises for wet and dry situations, and learning how to cultivate, propagate, and care for these plants. There will be irises from the Border available for purchase at the end of the class.

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart





Friday, August 9

"Hypertufa Containers Hands-on Workshop"
with Lisa McGregor

Time: 11 am - 2:30 pm
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 20

Lisa will start with a "how to" presentation and some ideas of what you can make out of hypertufa. Then it's time to get your hands dirty as you choose what to make. (We will not be planting up your new container at this event and Lisa will explain why!) Fee includes all the materials needed to make a hypertufa pot for you to take home, and a handout on after-care and planting.

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart



 

 



Wednesday, August 28

"Winter Flowering Perennials"
with Trevor Cameron

Time: 11 am - noon
Location:
Aaron Education Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 50

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart



 



Tuesday, September 24

"Grasses"
with Daniel Mount

Time: 10 am - noon
Location:
NPA Border at Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Fee: NPA members $25/nonmembers $35
Class limit: 25

NPA members, $25: Cart

Nonmembers, $35: Cart