Fall Is For Planting class series begins Sept. 17

At East Coast Garden Center
September 12, 2019

East Coast Garden Center announces its first Fall Is For Planting Class Series as a part of its 2019 Harvest Festival. The series begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, and runs through Oct. 19.  Each class is $5 and scheduled for 11 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Saturdays.  

Customers can sign up online at: on the Classes & Events Tab or call the garden center and complete a credit card payment over the phone.  The customer will receive a $10 Holly Days coupon with a class.

Each class is an independent stand-alone or a customer could opt to attend several classes.  The class series is designed to assist the customer in making successful plant selection decisions, and to ensure proper planting and care of their plant investments. 

A class consists of a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute walkabout workshop for hands-on plant familiarization.  This format is designed to amplify the classroom portion of each topic by showing the customers specific plants and varieties. 

Class schedule:

Sept. 17 - Fall Is For Planting: Class covers the process for making better plant decisions in planning a home landscape. It also provides an overview of the entire series.

Sept. 21 - Orchids: Beth Davis from Waldor Orchids returns to East Coast Garden Center for her popular Orchid Workshop.  Learn how to choose the right variety for a space, care instructions, re-potting, and so much more!  Bring orchids from home if they’re in need of an up-pot for hands-on help from the expert!  The Orchid Class is $10.

Sept. 28 - Fall Is For Planting: Repeats the Sept. 17 class at the Harvest Festival Beer & Brats Kick-off.

Oct. 1 - Fall Bulbs: Focuses on the wide selection and attributes of select fall planted bulbs.  Planting techniques for the landscape and containers, including Lasagna Planting, will be explained.

Oct. 5 - Fall Annuals & Perennials: This class at the Touch A Truck Harvest Festival Weekend familiarizes the customer with the many options for annuals and perennials to be planed in the fall in landscapes, containers and window boxes.

Oct. 8 - Proper Planting of Trees and Shrubs: Digging the right hole is critical to a plant’s success. The class will cover plant selection, correct techniques, soil amendments, fertilization and watering.  The demonstration will include the planting of a memorial tree in honor of a recently lost colleague, Al Manni.

Oct. 15 - Privacy Screens: Privacy is often an issue with the homes being built in Sussex County.  The class will familiarize the customer with both standard choices and some more unique options for privacy screens.  It will also focus on selections for both the landscape and containers for smaller patio/courtyard environments.