Give Your Garden a Summer Makeover with Free Workshops at Armstrong Garden Centers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 9:38 pm

Armstrong Garden Centers is hosting free weekend gardening classes throughout Southern California, just in time for summer. Each class will be instructed by certified nursery professionals who will offer timely gardening advice and hands-on demonstrations. No advance registration or RSVP is required to attend, and classes are open to gardeners of all levels.

“Whether you want to grow your own citrus trees or create your own backyard paradise with Hawaiian plumerias, these workshops will provide you with the tools necessary to cultivate the perfect tropical garden and attract some of the most beautiful creatures,” said Darin Engh, Regional Manager of Armstrong Garden Centers.

Armstrong’s scheduled workshops for June 2014:

June 1, 9:00 a.m. – Summer Rose Care. Keep those blooms coming all summer long. We’ll cover deadheading, feeding and general care for healthy roses.
June 7 & 8, 9:00 a.m. – Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your Garden. Learn the best flowering plants and techniques to attract these beautiful garden guests.
June 14 & 15, 9:00 a.m. – Lavenders Explained. Discover which lavenders are best for Southern California homes, how to prune them, and what you need to know to keep them thriving.
June 21 & 22, 9:00 a.m. – Citrus Care. Pick up on the ins-and-outs of how to grow juicy citrus fruit with the advice of Armstrong’s experts.
June 28 & 29, 9:00 a.m. – Plumeria Care.Find out how to grow the famous Hawaiian lei flower here in California to start your own tropical paradise.

Upcoming class topics for July 2014:

July 12, 9:00 a.m. – Waterwise Gardening. Learn the newest tips and techniques to save water this summer and discover the best colorful, heat-loving, low-water plants.
July 26, 9:00 a.m. – Growing Cacti and Succulents. Add a touch of the southwest with cacti and succulents and learn basic care tips for these low water plants.

Armstrong Garden Centers

Armstrong Garden Centers is celebrating their 125th anniversary. Since 1889, this employee-owned company has been taking the guesswork out of gardening, and is now the largest California independent retail nursery with 31 locations in California and three growing facilities. For more information on Armstrong Garden Centers and great gardening tips, visit their website at and

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