Winter Seminar Series 2017
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11:00 for FREE seminars. Please phone our reservation line at 330 .724 .0505 to register for seminars you plan to attend.
Feb. 4 “Birds in your Backyard”
Speaker: Joyce Pelz, Akron Audubon Society.
We welcome Joyce back again this year. Her audio & video presentation is full of info on the birds we see in this area. You’ll hear bird calls & songs and enjoy Joyce’s anecdotes and bird knowledge.
Feb. 11 “Growing Orchids in Your Home”
Speaker: Greater Akron Orchid Society.
Your gift orchid finally lost all its flowers. Your orchids from last year won’t bloom. The leaves keep falling off your orchid. What should you do? This seminar will answer these questions and more. Come and ask questions and learn the basic keys to successful orchid culture.
Feb. 18 “Starting Seeds Indoors”
Speaker: Lee Paulson, Master Gardener.
Whether you start out with a few seeds or go big with dozens of trays, Lee has some great tips and techniques from his many years of experience. Starting plants from seed is economical, fun for the family, and a great way to get a jump on the season.
Feb. 25 “Organic Gardening Products”
Speaker: Jim Voytus, Espoma rep.
The Espoma Company has been in business for 8 decades and has been committed to educating and promoting the benefits of natural and organic gardening. Jim will cover the extensive line of products that we carry, their proper usage, and how they work in harmony with nature, preserve natural resources and make a safer world for future generations.
Mar. 4 & 5 Greater Akron Orchid Society Show
There will be no Saturday seminar. The Orchid Show offers exotic orchid displays, orchid vendors, and experts on hand to answer your questions. The show is free and open to the public in our greenhouse. For more information about the GAOS go to their website:
Mar. 11 “Bonsai Basics & Beyond”
Speaker: Dale Cochoy, Akron Canton Bonsai Society
Dale has grown bonsai for many years and his experience is invaluable. His seminars are always filled with great insight on this interesting topic. He brings examples of plant varieties, demonstrates potting & shaping techniques, and care tips.
Mar. 18 “Spring Planning & Preparation”
Speaker: Matt Rhodes, Donzell’s Nursery coordinator
It’s time to create your plan for cleanup, pruning and fertilizing your landscape. Matt will help you prepare for planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to give you flowers and interest each season.
Mar. 25 “Vegetable Gardening Basics”
Speaker: Lee Paulson, Master Gardener.
Lee covers the basics for those who want to enjoy their own delicious fresh-picked vegetables. You don’t have to plant acres to reap the rewards of homegrown flavor– let Lee show you how!
A trip through our warm, inviting greenhouse is just what you need on a cold winter’s day. It’s sure to lift your spirits during these dreary few months when we’re all dreaming about gardening. We have a spectacular selection of affordable indoor plants certain to cheer you up and fill the empty spaces left when Christmas decorations come down. We offer a nice selection of unique glass terrariums perfect for gardening in small spaces indoors. If you haven’t seen our fairy gardens yet, what have you been waiting for? They’re sure to inspire you to invite fairies into your garden, too. You’ll find miniature plants, adorable fairies, and miniature garden accessories perfect for creating your own garden with just a bit of imagination! Our greenhouses are always filled with potted seasonal blooming & foliage plants and beautiful, easy-to-grow orchids. We’re pleased to host the 16th annual Greater Akron Orchid Society Orchid Show March 4th & 5th offering outstanding orchid exhibits, orchid sales, growing tips and potting supplies. Admission is free and open to the public. You’re also invited to our “Wine & Orchids” wine tasting event on Saturday, March 4th held in conjunction with the Orchid Show. It’s you chance to sample some best sellers now sold at Donzell’s and take home a bottle of your favorites.