Gardening Maintenance Workshops
Seasonal Chores in the Landscape and the Garden With Michael Clark
Quarterly workshops (check dates below) from 1 to 3pm
All the workshops take place at The Bishop’s Lodge Resort. Please inquire at the front desk at the hotel for workshop location. Free parking. Directions >>
COST: Free to SFBG members / $15 for not-yet-members.
The Bishop’s Lodge Resort is located on the property, which in the mid-1800s was, the private retreat of Bishop Jean Baptiste Lamy, the subject of Willa Cather’s “Death Comes to the Archbishop”.
Known as a talented horticulturist, Bishop Lamy brought over from France, heritage apple trees and vine cuttings. His apple trees are still producing fruit made into the lodge’s signature apple butter. The hotel staff also maintains a substantial edible garden and dozens of flower gardens.
The Lodge recently recovered some of the 120 year old grape vines, which had been dug up as part of a hotel expansion in 1969 and took up the task to take the cuttings back to where the original vineyards had been located. Now that these cuttings are established it will be a matter of replanting, trellising, and waiting for the vines to come of age.
THE WINTER GARDEN – January 26, 2013
For gardeners, often the winter months are the hardest. Shorter days and little active growth can mean the hobby is all but relegated to reading and studying catalogs for the coming season. Learn about winter maintenance, pruning trees, watering, planting opportunities and other projects to keep us busy in our winter gardens.
THE SPRING GARDEN – April 6, 2013
Spring is probably the busiest season in the garden. Plants are waking up, roses need pruning, mulch needs to be removed, the soil needs attention, winter clean-up has to be done, and all before you can start planting the year’s garden. Learn how to approach this season with a plan and a smile.
THE SUMMER GARDEN – July 13, 2013
Gardening is more relaxed in the lazy hazy days of summer. Now you can walk around with a cool drink, admire your blooming handiwork and continue the work of maintenance. We will discuss the many items on our list keeping us busy during the summer months: deadheading annuals and perennials to encourage more bloom, insect management, staying on top of the weeding and most important having fun.
THE FALL GARDEN – October 19, 2013
Gorgeous fall colors are on the way, and as the season winds up, there’s plenty to do in garden. Winterizing and composting are high on the list. The air is cooler and fresher, but, the days are getting shorter and the first frost is looming. Learn which flowers are still blooming in the fall, such as such as sedums, asters, mums, and ornamental grasses to enjoy.
About Michael Clark
Michael Clark has extensive experience as a nurseryman, landscape designer, teacher and horticulturalist. He has been working in the green industry for over thirty years and loves sharing his passion and knowledge about the natural world. Michael currently works with a busy landscape company in Santa Fe and enjoys every minute of it. Michael is one of the original co-founders of SFBG.