Online Seminars

McDonald Garden Center is bringing you weekly online seminars that stream live on Facebook. Join Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, all season long for tips, tricks and more on all your holiday needs.

Online Seminars
November32021

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SHOW & TELL

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

Can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit? Neither can we! Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with our annual Holiday Open House event, which marks the opening of our beloved MGC Christmas Shoppe. Join Mike Westphal, the Garden Guru, and Green Team member, Carly Dilday, for a discussion on this year's 15-holiday themes, plants, and products that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

November102021

HOW TO LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAYS

Live Stream - McDonald Garden Center's Facebook Page

The holiday season is not truly here without the strings upon strings of twinkling lights that decorate your home and garden. In addition to the classics, we offer creative additions to your holiday look with flameless candles, dangling decoratives, and so much more. Join Mike Westphal, the Garden Guru as he takes us through this year's stock of sparkling wonders sure to spark the season’s spirit.

November172021

EASY TECHNIQUES FOR SHAPING A LIFELIKE TREE

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Something we don’t always consider when breaking out our lifelike trees for the holidays is if we are giving them their full potential of shape and style before decorating with our beloved lights, ribbons, and ornaments. The Garden Guru, Mike Westphal is here to help impress your incoming family with tips and tricks on how to perfectly shape your lifelike trees this holiday season.

November242021

FRESH CUT TREES 101

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To some, picking out a fresh-cut tree, making sure it is set up securely, and knowing what ongoing maintenance you’ll need throughout the season can seem like a daunting task. Mike Westphal, the Garden Guru, is here to make things easy with his guide to fresh-cut trees. Learn how the process of fresh-cut trees work here at McDonald Garden Center, as well as how to care for your new holiday houseguest through the end of the year.

December12021

DECORATING WITH FRESH GREENS, PORCH POTS, AND MORE

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Finding creative ways to decorate your home and garden for the holiday season is always a fun task that can bring your friends and family together. Join Mike Westphal, the Garden Guru, as he shares his best methods for decorating your porch or patio. Using fresh greens, creative decor, and a little Guru magic, Mike will prepare you for all things silver and gold this holiday season.

December82021

THE GURU’S GUIDE TO HOLIDAY PLANTS

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Enjoying plants and gardening doesn’t stop just because the weather has gotten chilly. From poinsettias and cyclamen to furs and hellebores, there are so many gorgeous plants to decorate your own home or even gift to someone you love. The Garden Guru, Mike Westphal, is here to show you all the plants you need to make your home and garden feel merry and bright this holiday season.

December152021

GIFTS FROM OUR GREENHOUSE - FAVORITE FINDS FROM THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE

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Haven’t bought your hoard of holiday presents yet? Have no fear! Mike Westphal, the Garden Guru is here to help with a variety of gifts for the gardener this holiday season. The Garden Guru’s guide will help you organize your list so you can check it twice for all your naughty and nice friends and family. From plants to garden supply products, and all things Christmas decor and even how to wrap and decorate your garden gifts, Mike has got you covered for the last leg of the holiday season.