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

June32020
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Dive into the wonderful world of tropical plants with Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, and discover how to use, grow, and care for these exotic beauties. Learn the best varieties to use both indoors and out and what these plants need to survive and prosper.

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

June52020
Friday, June 5, 2020
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Low-maintenance shrubs are an ever-popular request of many of our customers. The good news is there are plenty of options to choose from. Join trees and shrub expert, Mike Westphal, as he shares his top selections for low-maintenance shrubbery that is easy to grow and to care for.

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

June102020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Great gardens start with great tools, but what gardening tools do you really need? Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he reveals his list of essential gardening tools to help you whip your landscape and garden into shape.

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

June122020
Friday, June 12, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Roll-up your sleeves and get ready to become a composting champ! Join, Mike Westphal, as he covers the basics of composting and shows you how to turn kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. From yard piles to worm and tumbler composting, you'll learn all the tricks of the trade while doing your part to reduce harmful landfill waste.

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

May292020
Friday, May 29, 2020 • 11AM

From their spring appearance, seasonal flowering, and gentle decline, perennials play a vital role in the garden. We’ve tapped our chosen expert, Mike Westphal, for his favorite top ten tried and true perennials for Hampton Roads.

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

May272020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Pest control in the vegetable garden can be a daunting feat, and early detection and treatment is key to success in the battle of pest control. Join Mike Westphal, as he offers advice and solutions on how to best manage these leaf-munching menaces using traditional and natural solutions.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May222020
Friday, May 22, 2020 • 11AM

Do you crave a crisp apple, a sweet fig, or a mouthwatering blueberry? Growing fruits and berries is something virtually anyone can do. Join Mike Westphal, as he gives you all the juicy details on fruit and berry varieties, site selection, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, and more.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May202020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Whether you’re looking to fill a window box, add a little curb appeal to your front walk, or just fill in a few gaps in the landscape, annuals are just what your garden needs to get it from now to WOW! Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he presents his top ten annuals for Hampton Roads.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May152020
Japanese Maples, McDonald Garden Center
Friday, May 15, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Without a doubt, Japanese maples are by far one of the most popular and versatile of ornamental trees. With their small stature, tremendous variety, and four-season beauty, Japanese maples offer something all year long. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he gives you the lowdown on planting and caring tips including pruning, watering, pest control and planting location.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May132020
Container Gardening, McDonald Garden Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Creativity, flexibility and portability are a few of the top reasons why people have fallen in love with container gardening. Learn the basics of container gardening including plant and pot selection (shade or sun? terra cotta or glazed?), complimentary combinations as well as recommendations on what plant materials will work well for your situation.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May82020
Houseplants, McDonald Garden Center
Friday, May 8, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Are you brand new to plant parenthood or just need to know more about the basics of houseplant care? Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, as he breakdowns houseplant care and walks you through everything from choosing a healthy plant and finding the right spot in your home, to proper potting, lighting, watering, and more.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May62020
Lawns, McDonald Garden Center
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

McDonald Garden Center has been the Hampton Roads’ expert in lawn care for 75 years. Join lawn expert, Mike Westphal, as he shares all the tricks of the trade on how to grow the best bermuda, zoysia or St. Augustine lawns.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

May12020
Friday, May 1, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Looking for an incredible edible? One that’s not only healthy but easy to grow. We have the perfect solution: Peppers! Whether you’re a pepper connoisseur or a first-time pepper planter, this seminar is for you. Join Mike Westphal, as he offers his expert advice on pepper varieties, watering, fertilizing, location, harvesting, storing and more.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.

April292020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 • 11AM
Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Learn how to effectively rid your yard of these garden pests. Moles and voles can be a major nuisance causing damage as well as frustration to Hampton Roads' gardeners. Our resident expert, Mike Westphal, will provide organic solutions that are safe for you and the environment.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, VIEW PAST SEMINARS HERE.