2018 Spring Seminars
*** NOTE *** Additional seminars are still being finalized. Please check back again for an updated list.
We are excited to present the following seminars this spring at Vite Greenhouses. Each seminar is FREE to attend. Signup is not mandatory but will help us have a feel for how much seating to provide.
- Plants for the Shady Landscape; Saturday, April 22 @ 10 AM
Presented by Stan Beikmann of Beikmann Associates and a long-time friend of Vite Greenhouses, this seminar will focus on how to brighten up a shady area and beautify it with the right shade plants to make it pop. Understory trees and shrubs, broadleafed evergreens, Hydrangeas...There are more options available in today's shade plant arsenal than ever before.
Stan has over 35 years of landscaping experience. In addition to his landscape design business Beikmann Associates, Stan is currently Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Design at Andrews University. He was formerly the executive director of Fernwood Botanic Gardens and is a member of the Garden Writers Association of America.
- Trees and Shrubs: Planning, Placement, Planting, and Pruning; Saturday, April 29 @ 10 AM
We are excited to present Matt Hogarth, Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, and owner of Higher Ground Tree Care Company. Matt is passionate about healthy trees and shrubs in their optimal locations, and is sure to bring an exciting, informative, and engaging discussion of how to prepare for, plant, and maintain your landscape trees and shrubs. He's a wealth of information when it comes to a properly maintained landscape, so bring along any questions you have about trees and shrubs.
Higher Ground Tree Care is a full tree care company specializing in technical work that can save trees like pruning, disease & pest control, soil work, root pruning, and so on. They also plant trees and can do complete removals. See them on Facebook and the Web at HigherGroundTreeCare.com.
- Room to Bloom Container Workshop; Saturday, May 6 @ 10 AM; Wednesday, May 10 @ 6pm
If you love the containers you see here at the greenhouses or in magazines, but don't know how to design them yourself now is your chance to learn. Creating your own container can bring summer-long enjoyment to your home and patio. We grow thousands of containers every year and we would like to share some of our knowledge so you can grow your own masterpiece. We will look at container types, plant characteristics, light requirements, watering and summer maintenance. If you bring your own container you can plant it in our planting area using the same growing mix that we use, or you can purchase an empty container from us for a special price of 15% off the listed price for seminar attendees. Your cost will be for the plants and materials you use.
New for 2017 - we have added hundreds of beautiful container ideas to our website. Click here or on the "Container Designs and Ideas" menu option and then select Container Recipes to view the hundreds of Patio Container and Hanging Basket recipes to get fresh ideas.
- Vegetable Gardening Made EASY and FUN! ; Saturday, May 20 @ 10 AM
Daniel Wagner is a local farmer and entrepreneur who is an evangelist for EASY yet bountiful gardening! He has an exciting presentation on raised bed gardening and will be introducing his Patent-pending product that makes gardening weed-free, ORGANIC, and ultimately enjoyable! This is a presentation you won't want to miss! Come armed with all your questions about vegetable gardening.