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How-to classes, seminars, and make it/take workshops for both kids and adults from our garden experts.

January272021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Spring is knocking on the door and that means it’s time to prune! And if the word “prune” strikes fear in your heart, take comfort in the fact that pruning promotes good health in plants – but only when pruning is done at the right time and in the right way. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he offers expert advice and tips on the proper techniques and tools of pruning to ensure your skills are as sharp as your shears. Highlights include how to correctly prune crepe myrtles, along with other popular trees, shrubs, and perennials.

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February32021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Think orchids are too hard to grow? Well, think again. It doesn’t take a high-tech greenhouse or a horticulture scientist to successfully grow and bloom these exotic beauties. Growing orchids is no harder than growing any other houseplant- it's just different. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, for an in-depth look at how to successfully grow and care for orchids. Highlights include general orchid care, repotting, feeding, and watering.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

February102021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Valentine's Day sneaks up on us every year, but no worries - we've got a whole host of blooming possibilities for that someone special on your list. And need we remind you that roses aren’t the only choice? Join Mike Westphal for an overview of green gift ideas sure to sweep your Valentine off their feet!

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

February172021
McDonald Garden Center Facebook Live Seminars
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Pothos, philodendrons, anthuriums, peace lilies, and zz plants are all members of the Araceae family (aka the Arum family), also known as “aroids.” Prized for their diverse, spectacular foliage which comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, aroids make great houseplants. Aroids are also extremely diverse thanks to their ability to tolerate both bright and low light conditions as well their capacity to flourish indoors (or out) with little to no soil. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, and learn all about these fantastic plant varieties.

February242021
Grow Lights
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Light is one of the most important factors for growing houseplants, and while many indoor plants do just fine indoors with whatever natural light comes through your windows, certain ones will bloom and grow more reliably with additional light from artificial sources. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, for an overview of artificial lighting options and what you’ll need to know about setting up the best grow light systems for your houseplants and seedlings.

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January222021
Friday, January 22, 2021 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Few things beat a freshly picked orange just off the tree, or squeezing a little fresh lemon juice in a hot cup of tea or over your salad. "The fragrance of the citrus flowers can fill a room and the bright colors of the fruit and the glossy foliage make handsome additions to your home." Join Mike Westphal and get all the juicy details on growing and caring for citrus in Hampton Roads.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

December182020
Friday, December 18, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Bird watching is one of America’s fastest-growing hobbies and creating a backyard habitat is a convenient way to enjoy these fine-feathered friends year-round. Even better, it’s something the whole family can do. Join the Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he shares his “tweet-worthy” birding essentials including houses, feeders, seed, and more.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

12/18/2020to1/13/2021

Our online Facebook LIVE seminars with Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, will be taking a short break over the next few weeks while we work on new gardening content for you. We’ll be back in January with new episodes focusing on wintertime gardening both indoors and outdoors as well as how to prepare for spring. In the meantime, now’s the perfect time to catch up on previous episodes you may have missed. Thank you for watching. Stay safe, and we’ll see you soon!

December162020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

What do you get the gardener in your life who seems to have everything? Well, you’ve come to the right place- we know a little bit about gardening! Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he shares some of his top picks for garden gift-giving guaranteed to please. From small space plants, to backyard beauties, to must-have accessories and more, our unique gifts are sure to please.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

December16-202020
Wednesday, December 16 through Sunday, December 20, 2020
Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations

We’re bringing you good tidings with McDonald Merry Money! Visit McDonald Garden Center’s Independence and Great Neck locations December 16-20, 2020, and cash in your Merry Money voucher. *Eligible gardenRewards customers can redeem their voucher for up to 50% off (or half the final purchase price), and take advantage of holiday markdowns throughout the store.

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December132020
Sunday, December 13, 2020 • 12:30PM-1:30PM
Independence Boulevard Location ONLY

The Georgia Peach truck is coming to town, Sunday, December 13, 2020, 12:30PM-1:30PM. The truck will offer boxes of mandarin oranges and bags of shelled pecans from the fall harvest in Georgia.

PRICING:
20-pound box of Satsuma mandarins for $48
10-pound box of Kishu mandarins for $48
1-pound bag of shelled pecans for $17

The Peach Truck is offering an online, pre-ordering system with a 10% discount.

Here are the three steps for claiming the 10% pre-order discount:

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December112020
Friday, December 11, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

The holiday season is full of traditions and holiday houseplants have played an important role in seasonal celebrations for centuries. From the classics like poinsettias, hydrangeas, Christmas cactus, and more, there’s plenty to help you spread the cheer. Join Mike Westphal and discover unique ways to accessorize and incorporate these seasonal favorites into your decorating repertoire this holiday season.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

December92020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Add a touch of festive greenery to your home this holiday season with a fresh green wreath. The perfect way to welcome your holiday guests to your front door or to make a statement indoors above your mantle, on a mirror, in the kitchen or wherever you want to deck the halls. Join Mike Westphal as he takes you step-by-step through the wreath-making process, from start to finishing bow.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

December42020
Friday, December 4, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

The scent of fresh greens is one of our favorite parts of the holiday season. Not only are they aromatic, they’re beautiful and fit seamlessly into any décor. Join Mike Westphal as he demonstrates how to use fragrant, fresh greenery to create a stunning porch pot - the perfect way to dress up your front porch, deck or patio.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.

December22020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Whether you want to create an over-the-top winter wonderland or a simple spot of holiday cheer, we have everything you need to set your home aglow this season. Our lighting expert, Mike Westphal, shares all of his tips and tricks to help you add a festive flair to all your outdoor spaces.

TO VIEW LIVE FEED, GO TO MCDONALD GARDEN CENTER'S MAIN FACEBOOK PAGE.