Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sat. Jan. 8: Plant Propagation from Seeds and Cutting

Plant Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings
Annual Vegetables & Ornamentals, Perennials, and Shrubs
Save Money and Increase Your Plant Palette
January is the Time to Begin to Think about Your 2011 Gardens

Saturday, January 8
10am - Noon or 1pm - 3pm
(Choose one of the two sessions)
Richard Tilley, Doug Wood, Denise Browning
Wicker Park Home – Address Given to Registered Students
RESERVATIONS - $15 – Limited Seating - 30 per class
wpgarden@aol.com or (773) 278-9075
Pay at Door Cash or Check to WIcker Park Garden Club

Winter is the time to think about what you'd like to grow next year. Take time to search web sites and catalogues to find something exciting either for your vegetable or ornamental gardens. The workshop covers the techniques of propagating plants from seeds and from other plants.

In the class you will learn techniques for starting seeds either inside under lights or outside in the garden. Richard Tilley will demonstrate how to create an inexpensive seed starting light set up, techniques and timetables for starting vegetable and annual seeds indoors, techniques of transplanting, growing on, and hardening off the young plants. We will discuss the time tables for growing vegetables from seed and how to you can extend your season with combination, repeat or periodic plantings. Doug Wood will discuss various techniques of starting ornamental perennials from seed (stratification, scarification, soaking), various timetables for these seed types, and discuss the options of starting these seeds inside or planting the seeds directly outside in the garden. In addition, he will discuss how to enhance the drama and extend seasonal color in your perennials beds by incorporating hardy and half-hardy annuals that you seed right in the beds. Denise and Richard will demonstrate techniques to propagate shrubs, annuals, and perennials from cuttings or from layering techniques.

RICHARD TILLEY grows thousands of vegetables and ornamental annuals in his growing rooms.

THE WICKER PARK GARDEN CLUB designs, funds and maintains 10,000 sq. ft of garden in Wicker Park - the Park - and produces an educational series for adults and children. The gardens are a Registered Community Gardens in the Parks Project in collaboration with the Chicago Park District. See www.wpgarden.org

ARTICLE ABOUT THE 2010 CLASS - Our Urban Times

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