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Create an English Style Border with Texas Flair

If you yearn for the delicate blend of creative color and flowing forms often found in quaint English cottage gardens in your Texas landscape then you are in luck! By working the soil and using Texas natives and other well-adapted water savers, you can have the garden you’ve always dreamed of. In this course, you will be introduced to an ample pallet of native plants that will not only help you emulate an English-style border but will attract bees, butterflies and birds to give your garden design an important function. Instructor, Michelle Gorham, will teach you basic design concepts and soil improvement techniques, and discuss the features of some reliable native plants. She will provide a sample design and native plant pallet to get you started.

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Family Fairy Gardening

Grownups grab your little ones (ages 5-12) and bring them to an afternoon of fairy gardening! Adults and kids alike will have fun choosing their container, picking their plants and fairies and customizing their fairy gardens by using their imagination. Bring your own container (10x10x4 is best) or purchase one from the instructor and come prepared to get a little dirty! A $30 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class and covers all materials for your fairy garden. Registration and supply fee are for one fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez owns Whimsical Fairy Gardens and has been gardening for over 20 years.

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Whimsical Fairy Gardening, Advanced

Take your fairy gardening skills to the next level. This class will be more intricate and will include more whimsical items such as a fairy house, miniature gardening, tree-like plants and more. You will learn how to design a hardscape patio/walkway for your garden. Bring your own container that is 12" in diameter. A $40 supply fee, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class, covers all materials for your fairy garden. Marianne Rodriguez is your instructor.

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