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January 2017

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Composting

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Composting is the natural process by which plant material decomposes.  Providing your garden soil with a supply of compost adds organic matter and encourages the growth of beneficial microbial life in the soil, which is beneficial to your plants.  Join Horticulturist, Eric Garris, for a "quick and dirty" overview of the science of composting and then cover composting benefits and tips, compost materials, composting systems and general maintenance practices for your compost system. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and…

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Growing Plants From Seed

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One of the most enjoyable activities in all of gardening is growing a plant from seed.  Winter is the time to start planning for the coming spring, and January is a good month to place orders for seeds from catalogs.  Join Nursery Manager, Renèe Hutchison, for a hands-on workshop to learn about plant seed selection, seed treatments, potting mixes, containers, light and temperature requirements, and seeding methods.  We will supply the materials, and you will take home seeds you have…

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February 2017

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Planning Your Edible Ornamental Garden

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Growing food is fun and rewarding.  February is the month you want to plan your garden and start seeds of cool season vegetable plants indoors.  Join Nursery Manager, Renèe Hutchison, for a workshop that provides the information you need to plan a successful harvest.  We will cover plant and site selection, garden design, site preparation, labeling and the care and maintenance of your garden. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior…

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Smart Gardens and Landscapes: Fruit Trees and Shrubs

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Growing fruit and nut trees and/or a berry patch at home can be both fun and rewarding.  Many varieties grow well in the state of Kentucky.  Join Horticulturist, Eric Garris, and learn to plan, care for, and harvest from your edible landscape for years to come. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program by calling (502) 955-8512. $5 per car weekend environmental fee for Non-Members…

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March 2017

Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Water Conservation Design and Practices

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Proper watering technique is an essential gardening skill to learn.  It is important to know when to apply water and how much water to apply.  Join Horticulturist, Casey Hammett, for a workshop that will cover watering frequency and amount, watering techniques and timing, and water conserving catchment systems (i.e., rain barrels) and practices. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program by calling (502) 955-8512. $5…

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Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Organic Gardening

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spring is an excellent time to fertilize the landscape and prepare the soil for the upcoming season's gardens.  Join Horticulturist, Eric Garris, in discovering organic alternatives to create a natural, healthier, pest free environment in your own green space.  Learn how to apply organic fertilizers and pesticides and how to use natural mechanical control methods to make them work for you. Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $15 Registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start…

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