Classes & More

Build A Hypertufa Planter

Sunday,July 9th, 2017 , 1:00-3:00 Cost: $45.00, materials included

Join us here at Fernwood Nursery for a class on designing and constructing your own hypertufa vessel. Hypertufa is a lightweight medium often used in molding pots, troughs, and planters. Learn the basic ingredients for a hypertufa mix and about the various forms that can be used to create unique and natural looking outdoor planters.
Come build your own, then take it home for planting!
Tea and freshly baked scones will be served.
Class limit 10 and preregistration required. Please call us at (207) 589-4726 or email us at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint.net. You may also contact us here.

Come Learn Some Dirty Words At Fernwood Nursery
Join us at Fernwood Nursery on Sunday, May 21st, from 1:00 to 3:00 to talk about what’s in your dirt! Green sand, blood meal, and mycorrhiza are just a few of the ”dirty” words you’ll hear when we talk about soil here at Fernwood! We’ll discuss soil structure, the essential components for soil health and plant growth, and how to amend your own garden plots using organic materials that are easily sourced. Find out which animal manures do what, learn about the important minerals in your soil, and discover the benefits of green manures,. Interested in making your own potting soil? We’ll talk about this as well and…. you’ll go home with a sample bag of our own homemade potting mix (along with the recipe)!
In addition to a lively discussion about dirt, freshly baked scones and tea will be served.
Here at Fernwood, we are famous for saying “ if you want to grow good plants, grow good soil” so come join us for an informative afternoon of soil talk!
Class size is limited to 10. Please call ahead (207)589-4726 or email us to sign up at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint.net Class cost is $40.00 Pre-payment is required.

Anemonella thalictriodes
‘ Double White’

‘Ephemerals and Early Risers’
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 10.00a.m. to 12 noon, at Fernwood Nursery

On Saturday, April 29th, Rick Sawyer of Fernwood Nursery will give a presentation on ‘Ephemerals and Early Risers’. The talk will focus on those plants which are first to emerge in spring within the woodland garden. Come join us for a walk and talk as we identify and enjoy the earliest of plants to bloom and learn how to incorporate them into your own landscape.
The program will take place in the gardens and studio of Fernwood Nursery from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon. Class cost $30.00 /space limited. Please dress for the weather. Tea and a light lunch will be served. Sign up by phone or email. Happy Spring! (207)589-4726 or email us at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint.net<

Build A Hypertufa Planter

Saturday,June 3rd, 2017 , 1:00-3:00 Cost: $45.00, materials included

Join us here at Fernwood Nursery for a class on designing and constructing your own hypertufa vessel. Hypertufa is a lightweight medium often used in molding pots, troughs, and planters. Learn the basic ingredients for a hypertufa mix and about the various forms that can be used to create unique and natural looking outdoor planters.
Come build your own, then take it home for planting!
Tea and freshly baked scones will be served.
Class limit 10 and preregistration required. Please call us at (207) 589-4726 or email us at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint.net. You may also contact us here.

canstockphoto7383797“Writing Place: Landscape, People, and the Natural World”
Dates to be announced
Instructor Linda Buckmaster, lsbuck1@gmail.com

Writing about place includes any of the elements that make a specific place what it is. It can include the layers of history, the natural world, human culture, and the built environment across time to bring us to this present moment. We can be advocates, critics, or lovers. By developing our craft, we can better understand and present our world and experiences.

We will take advantage of the May weather and the beautiful setting of Fernwood for inspiration.

·O Open to writers or aspiring writers of any level who will write new poetry, prose, or beyond genre.

· We will discuss readings on craft and the work of other writers for inspiration.

· Through writing exercises and prompts, we will practice the writer’s toolkit of image, voice, language, structure, and more.

We’ll maintain a safe, supportive environment that recognizes there is no such thing as a mistake in writing, just the next draft.

Instructor Linda Buckmaster has taught this popular course in multiple community venues in Maine. She has over thirty publications in regional and national journals and three poetry chapbooks. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in “Best American Essays 2013.” Former Belfast, Maine Poet Laureate, she has taught in the University of Maine system for twenty years. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast writing program at the University of Southern Maine and an MA in Communication from the University of Maine. She was awarded writing residencies in Newfoundland, Oregon, Vermont, Portugal, Florida, and on Kezar Lake in Maine.

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10 comments on “Classes & More

  1. Would love to come to one or more of your classes/talks. I’m working mondays though, for the most part. I’ll have to play hooky. Plus, it’s a drive for me, but one well worth it to see and experience your place.
    Will you host any on weekends?

    • Hello Irene,
      We are just now working on our list of spring classes, aside from the native plant walk. I am sure we will be hosting some classes on the weekends. I know for sure we will be offering a hyper tufa class in June and quite possibly on the weekend. It should show in the next post. Also, if you call ahead and are interested in something specific, we can often arrange for small groups and a class or talk/and tea. First, will summer actually get here? ugh….it’s been a long one! Thank you for reading the blog and saying hello.
      denise

  2. looking for hosta Tom Schmid do you have it? Haven’t made my annual trek yet this year, but still intend to. Thanks
    Sharon Farrington
    Kingston NH/Vassalboro,ME

    • Hi Sharon,
      We don’t have Tom Schmid, but this is very similar to Regal Supreme, which we do have. Hope your gardening season is going well and thank you for checking in. Perhaps we will see you before the end of the season……fast approaching, as summer flies by us!

    • Thank you, kristine….it was great spending the day with so many lovely and enthusiastic gardeners! We loved it! Now if only this weird, cold, and snowy weather would move along….

  3. Hi Denise,
    So glad I made it to the planter class today, so much fun to create my own style vessel. I also had an excuse to shop for plants, and that I did. My favorite place!!

    Thanks again

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