Pruning Demonstrations - Alden Lane Nursery
Please call ahead to reserve a seat for these FREE informative classes.
Sunday, December 7th from 10 - 11:30 a.m., and Saturday, December 13th from 1-2:30 p.m. for Pruning Basics class. Learn the basics to shape deciduous trees and shrubs, prune fruit trees properly, or get any of your own pruning questions answered.
Join us on Saturday, January 10th and Sunday, January 11th for our ever popular Rose Care and Pruning Seminars. They will be led by Mt. Diablo Rose Society members on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the Alden Lane Staff on Sunday at 11 a.m. They will cover proper pruning techniques, feeding, and general care as well as the best varieties for the Valley. Call (925) 447-0280 for more information.
Saturday, January 10th at 1 p.m., Grape Pruning with Jim Ryan, grape & wine consultant.
Saturday, January 24th at 11 a.m. Last Pruning Basics Class. Learn the basics to shape deciduous trees and shrubs, prune fruit trees properly, or get any of your own pruning questions answered.
Grafting Class with Graham Stott
Saturday, January 17th, 10:00am-11:30am
Ever tasted a perfect apple, pear or stone fruit and wished you could grow that in your own garden? Well, January is the time of the year to get cuttings (scions) of fruit trees and graft them onto an existing tree. In this class we will demonstrate various grafting techniques. If you would like to try your hand at grafting, please bring a sharp utility knife. If you are interested in attending, please sign up today with our cashiers.
The various chapters of the California Rare Fruit Growers will host their scion exchanges in early January. For more information see the CRFG website (www.crfg.org) for information on the local chapters.
TERRARIUMS - January 24 1:30 to 3 pm
A timeless piece of living art for your home or as a gift! You will create a miniature landscape born of your garden fantasies in just a twinkle of an eye. Alden Lane will provide all the plants, earthy elements and include a large glass container. Just come and be inspired-and the rule is- you can't leave until you LOVE it. Terrariums only require minimal care, and add a bit of nature to you home or office. Signups will be taken until Wednesday, January 18, so please sign up early to reserve your space. The cost is $40.00 plus tax.
TILLANDSIA WREATH - February 28 1:30 to 3 pm
A new twist on a classic wreath. Join us in creating a beautiful, living wreath with Tillandsias (Air Plants) for an indoor conversation piece that will cause lots of compliments. This 12" wire wreath will consist of a base of Spanish moss interspersed with lichen covered twigs (from our own ancient oaks), natural moss and other natural elements, and a host of beautiful tillandsias. It is an easy and fun project, with very easy maintenance. Please sign up and prepay by Wednesday, February 25 to reserve your space. The cost is $38.00 plus tax.
Inspiration by Invitation Seminars - Save the Date! You're Invited!
February 14, 2015 - 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Alden Lane features a full day of Seminars for Gardening Enthusiasts.
Attendees will be able to design their day according to their interests - & we have lots of incredible seminars and instructors to choose from! More information will follow so check our website for further details (www.aldenlane.com - click on Events).
This Day of Gardening Seminars would make a perfect Holiday Gift for those special gardeners on your list, so call and reserve your tickets soon with our Alden Lane Cashiers (925) 447-0280. The cost is $35.00 per ticket and includes lunch.
Prepare to be INSPIRED!!