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CLASS - THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING NATIVES

August 8, 2017

 

 

 

THE CHALLENGE OF GROWING NATIVES!!!!

 

Classes to be held at Gardening With Altitude

1101 Logan Ave

Cheyenne, WY 82001

307-514-6000

 

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 2 hours - Two class sessions to choose from.  

Saturday, August 19th at 9am

Saturday, August 19th at 1pm

 

Fall is the best time to plan for a Wyoming native garden next spring and summer because many native seeds need pre-treatment of weeks to months to successfully germinate and grace our gardens.

Gardening in Wyoming is always a challenge, but growing Wyoming native plants to enjoy in our gardens can be very rewarding.  The seeds of many native plants have built-in dormancy mechanisms and to be successful gardeners of natives, we need to become familiar with the plant’s ecology and seed pre-treatment requirements.

 

This class will cover several, simple methods of seed pre-treatment (both indoor and outdoor) that can simulate the right conditions for these interesting plants to germinate and thrive. Gardening with Altitude carries an assortment of native seeds and we can also help you plan your native garden.

Gardening with Altitude is experimenting with growing Wyoming natives in our gardens west of Cheyenne and you can be a part of our experiment. We would like to share our knowledge about how to grow natives through this class. And we would also like to share our progress at Gardening with Altitude’s high elevation, native garden through www.GardeningwithAltitude.com and Gardening with Altitude’s Facebook page; and for you to share your successes with us.

 

The class will include:

  • Discussion of Wyoming native plant ecology

  • Collection of native seeds and purchasing

  • Discussion and demonstration of seed pre-treatment methods

  • Temperature requirements

  • Growing media

Included in registration:

Indian Paint Brush

Indian Paint Brush can be a challenge to grow from seed because it requires a native host plant (native grass or sagebrush) to survive. This beautiful plant is a root parasite; acquiring some of its nutrients from its host.

Class includes:

1 packet of Indian Paint Brush seeds (Castelleja integra)

                     And

1 Wyoming Big Sagebrush  - Spring 2017 seedling in #1 pot

 

Cost of Class (2 hours):     $30 per person

 

Please call 307-514-6000 to reserve a spot

 

 

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