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Donzell's Winter Seminar Series 2018

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. 3 “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. 10 “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. 17 “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. 24 “Indoor Gardening: Growing Healthy Houseplants”
Speaker: Scott Rose, Donzell’s Greenhouse staff.
Finding the right plants to thrive indoors is a simple matter of knowing the plant’s needs based on light, temperature and water. Plants can help clean the air and clear the mind with a quiet, healthy place for you to "de-stress".

Mar. 3 & 4 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:
www.thegaos.com

Mar. 10 “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. 17 “Gardening for Seniors”
Speaker: Karen Thomas & Pam Wetterau, Master Gardeners.
Karen and Pam both lead gardening activities at senior communities using approaches, ideas and resources gentle on the body and uplifting to the spirit.

Mar. 24 “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. 31 “Vegetable Gardening Basics”
Speaker: Lee Paulson, Master Gardener.
Always one of our most popular topics, 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!

 

 

Gale’s Westlake’s Gardening Seminars 2018

Pre-register at 440 -871- 0808 as space is limited! See you soon!

Feb. 10 “Starting Seeds Indoors” 11:00
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.

Feb. 17 “Hottest Gardening Trends of 2018” 11:00
Speaker: Maria Zampini, Master Gardener.
In 2012 Maria was named Director of Plant Development for the Agricola Management Group, the exclusive licensee of the HGTV HOME Plant collection.

Feb. 24 “Growing Orchids in Your Home” 11:00
Speaker: Alan Lund of the Western Reserve Orchid Society.
Your 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!

Mar. 3 “Protecting Your Plants with Traditional & Natural Solutions” 11:00
Speaker: Eric Manfull/James Messinas.
We have all had that pesky critter in our yard that likes your plants a little too much! Come in and find out from Gale's Westlake's Deer Stopper representatives how best to rid your yard of these animals.

Mar. 10 “Growing Herbs” 11:00
Speaker: Becky McKinley, Beck’s Greenhouse.
Becky has grown herbs for many years and her experience is invaluable. Her seminars are filled with great insight!

Mar. 10 “Build Your Own Fairy Garden Basics” 1:00
Speaker: Carol Bohr Gale’s Westlake’s Design
Specialist teaches you how to make your very own fairy garden. Requires reservations. Space is limited! Wine Tasting during this event!

Mar. 17 “Vegetable Gardening Basics” 11:00
Speaker: Lee Paulson, Master Gardener.
Lee covers the basics for those who want to enjoy their own delicious fresh-picked vegetables.

Mar. 17 “Spring Planning & Preparation” 1:00
Speaker: Emily Cummings, Gale’s Westlake’s nursery staff.
It’s time to create your plan for cleanup, preparation and fertilizing your landscape. Emily will help you prepare for planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees to give you flowers and interest each season. Wine Tasting during this event!

Mar. 24 “Planting for Birds in Your Backyard” 11:00
Speaker: Jim McCarty, Plain Dealer Bird Columnist.
Jim teaches you how to plant to help create a natural bird habitat right in your own backyard! Jim will help educate you on the best plant varieties to help your feathered friends be happy & healthy!

Mar. 24 “Create Colorful Living Easter Basket Basics” 1:00
Speaker: Brennis Booth, Gale’s Westlake’s Design.
Specialist teaches you how to make your very own beautiful living Easter basket. Requires reservations. Limited space! Call 440-871-0808. Wine Tasting during this event!

Mar. 31 “Shrub & Tree Pruning” 11:00
Speaker: Emily Cummings, Gale’s Westlake Nursery.
Learn proper techniques and timing for pruning. Wine Tasting during this event!

 

 

 

Winter Greenhouses

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. Donzell’s is pleased to host the 17th annual Greater Akron Orchid Society Orchid Show March 3rd & 4th 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 3rd 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.