February 17th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

What weekend snowstorm? Those daffodils blooming in my yard already have me thinking spring! Some local retailers agree, because they are offering a number of free gardening classes this weekend:

Strange’s Florist (12111 West Broad St) –

February 18, 2012 at 10am – Make Your Own Hypertufa Container
Hosted by Michael

Hypertufa containers are easy to make, lightweight, and add an attractive stone look to your garden. This free class will give you the materials to make your own, plus a demonstration on creating a minature or fairy garden in your container.

Due to the popularity of this class, we ask that you please bring in your empty containers (3 gallon size or smaller) if you have them. Please bring different sizes if capable, where one container can fit inside another.

February 18, 2012 at 2pm – Eat the Fruits – And Vegetables! – Of Your Labor
Hosted by Chris

2011 has come and gone, and it’s time to ready that soil for another round of gardening. This class will provide an overview of edible garden planting, from preparing the space to popular crops for early spring and summer.

February 19, 2012 at 2pm – The World of Terrariums
Hosted by Allison

It’s easy to create your own little world in a terrarium, making it into your own mini greenhouse, jungle or even home for a frog. Easily customizable, terrariums offer a lot to a small space, and this demonstration will show you just how easy it is.

Great Big Greenhouse (2051 Huguenot Rd) –

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Bonnie Pega is giving a free educational seminar this Saturday, February 18 at 10am. Now is the time to get going on your garden! Please call to reserve your spot! 804-320-1317 or email doug@greatbiggreenhouse.com

Remember, there is also an Organic Urban Gardening class Saturday.

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