Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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2016 Full List of Events and Seminars

We know you have been waiting for it! Mark your calendars, we have a full list of our events and seminars. We are happy to announce we have many new, hands on seminars this season.

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Our seminars are great for kids and adults!

Traditionally, our events are a great way to learn a few gardening tips and tricks in a laid back, informal setting. We laugh, we make a mess and in many cases you get to take home a great souvenir.

From container gardening to pond openings and from rose pruning to brick paver laying, we truly have a seminar for every outdoor lover. Take a look at the list of our events below and make your reservations to take part. Our three main events are open to everyone, but to participate in our seminars you will need to stop by or call to reserve your spot.

  • Sunday April 10th: Opening your Pond/Pond Maintenance Tips Seminar
  • Sunday May 1st: Pond Fish & Care Seminar
  • Sunday May 15th: Rose Care and Maintenance
  • Sunday June 5th: Container Gardening, Grow Vegetables & Herbs in Containers Seminar ($20 fee)
  • Saturday & Sunday June 11th & 12th: OPEN HOUSE
  • Sunday June 19th: Pruning Seminar
  • Sunday July 10th: How to build a Bubbling Boulder for small spaces: Set-up and Care
  • Sunday July 17th: Brick Paver and Flagstone Installation Seminar
  • Sunday Aug. 7th: Create your own Air Plant Display Seminar ($20 fee)
  • Sunday Aug. 14th: Fair Garden/Gnome Garden workshop ($20 fee, container & soil supplied)
  • Sunday Sept. 18th: Build your own Scare Crow Seminar ($20, we supply straw and poles, bring your own clothes and accessories)
  • Saturday & Sunday September 24th & 25th: FALL FESTIVAL
  • Sunday Oct. 16th: Closing your Pond Seminar (hands on)
  • Sunday Nov. 27th: Design your own Holiday Topiary ($30 fee)
  • Saturday & Sunday December 3rd & 4th: HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

All seminars start promptly at 11 am. To reserve your spot for a seminar please call (570) 287-4329 ext 1.

If you attended one of our events or you want to see how much fun they are, visit our past events photo gallery!

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Our seminars are great for kids and adults!

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Air Plants & Terrariums Available at Edward’s

Terrariums and air plants have been quite popular the last few years. They are easy to care for and allow you to get really creative with designs, themes and decorations. They also grow almost anywhere!

So what are air plants?

Air plants or Tillandsias are a genus from the bromeliad family that don’t require soil to grow. The come in a variety of colors and sizes and can grow with little care. There are about 550 types, plus hybrids. Tillandsias are native to the southern U.S., Central America, South America and Mexico. They can be as small as a couple of inches or as large as three feet across. (Chicago Tribune)

Air plants are resistant to pests and diseases and are fairly forgiving and, with ambient air and the proper light and watering, can last quite a long time.

One of the great benefits to growing air plants is they make the air better. Seriously, scientific studies have proven air around air plants is cleaner and more pure.

We love them because they look great in miniature gardens and terrariums.  They can grow inside or outside or both. This year in the gift shop we have added a large selection of air plants and air plant containers.

If you are interested in growing some air plants, stop by the gift shop and speak with Diane, Debi or Amy. They will be happy to give you advice about how to care for air plants and what containers to grow them in.

Why wouldn’t you want to grow them? 🙂

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Lots to chose from at our new air plant display!

 


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Tips for preparing your garden for spring

Spring is in the air! The Garden Center is open and the weather for next week is looking warm and sunny. It’s time to start preparing your garden 🙂 To get your started, we have listed some activities (because they are obviously not chores for garden lovers) that will kick off your gardening season the right way.

  1. newdaysuntilspringCheck all of your raised garden bed for damage. While we didn’t have a particularly harsh winter, the wind the other night was enough to tear anything down. Make sure any wood frames are still strong and holding tight. Repair any bowed or split wood.
  2. Check your tools. Now is the time to make sure you have everything you need and it’s all in tip top shape. Purchase your new shovel and sharpen your hedge sheers. It won’t be long before you are putting them to work.
  3. Top dress your gardens with home-grown compost or purchase some manure. A well dressed garden will be a very fruitful garden in a few months.
  4. Begin your warm weather vegetable plants inside. Starting your seeds inside will give you healthier more fruitful seedlings when it is finally time to plant them outside. If you need more tips to starting some seedlings, read our post from last year on the topic: “Get spring started right now by planting seeds“.
  5. Start your weeding. As soon as the frost disappears, the weeds start to grow. Resolve to stay on top of your enemies this year….Take those weeds down.
  6. Plan a way to protect your seedlings. We all know spring weather is unpredictable. Begin planning how you will protect your little plants from the harsh winds and possible snowflakes. A tip from Gardentherapy: “Make sure you have enough cloth and plastic to protect tender plants. If a frost is predicted, just a cloth over your plants will suffice. For nights when the temps are forecasted to dip below freezing, it’s better to put a layer of cloth on first, then lay plastic on top. Condensation on the plastic will freeze and damage foliage.”
  7. Enjoy the prep! We can all be so excited to get outside and get started that we forget to enjoy our time in the garden. Try not to let the busyness get to you.