Monday, March 16, 2009

Skillin's Spring Classes and Events!

Our classes will be held Saturdays at all three locations (unless otherwise stated). Space is limited so reserve today for the classes of your choice! Class participants receive a special Skillin’s 10% discount coupon for use on the weekend of your class. To sign up for a class just email us at and specify the store, date and time of the class. Or give us a call at any of these locations:

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422 Bath RoadBrunswick, ME 04011 1 800 339-8111 207/442-8111
89 Foreside RoadFalmouth, ME 04105 1 800 244-3860 207/781-3860
201 Gray Road Cumberland, ME 04021 1 800 348-8498 207/829-5619

March 21 Pruning for a Purpose (10 am & 1 pm Brunswick & Cumberland)
Special classes March 28 9 AM & 1 PM Falmouth

To prune or not to prune, that is the growing question. Proper pruning makes our outdoor trees and shrubs look great and healthy. Learn techniques to help rejuvenate and keep your landscape in shape. Free

March 21 Vegetable Gardening (9 AM only Falmouth, part of our Open House celebration!)

March 28 Vegetable Gardening (9 AM only Brunswick and Cumberland, part of our Open House celebration!)

Let us give you the best tips going for how to plan and prepare a vegetable garden. Over the years, we have seen the good and the bad so we can advise on the best and safest steps to be had. Free

April 4 Gardening 101 (9am & 1pm)

What better way to celebrate spring than to talk about some gardening basics that you may be wondering about. We are gardening in Maine; what plants work reliably the best? Why lime my lawn? What fertilizer should I use that is best for my yard but also our planet? I have a budget, how can I stretch my dollars? For 125 springs we have been answering these and many other gardening questions. Let’s talk gardening and learn. We will emphasize how best to Plant for the Planet in your yard! Free and well worth more!

April 11 Outdoor Gardening with Annuals and Perennials (9am & 1pm)

The classics and the new! The red, purple, yellow and blue! Butterflies can be free to fly, hummingbirds to almost sing in your garden. People change, plants too; we would love to show you what to do! Here too, there are some very awesome plants we can show you that grow well in Maine. Free

April 18 Rose Gardening for Thorny People (9am & 1pm)

Look none of us are perfect. We definitely get a little mildewy and bugged on occasion. I am talking about roses of course! But the layers of petals, the bright yet tender color, the unmatched fragrance; ahh! the pursuit of the rose. We know it can be done; let us show you how! Free

April 25 Container gardening (9am & 1pm)

There is more than one way to garden. Whether you live in a condo, apartment, or are using small spaces, gardening in containers provides a creative use of limited space. Let us show you how to grow flowers and/or VEGETABLES in containers. Free

May 2 Vegetable Gardening (10 AM Special Time)

Let us show you how to safely and smartly grow your own food. Gardening, especially vegetable gardening can be so rewarding and a fun and healthy activity too for family and friends! Free

Skillin’s Falmouth Open House!
March 20, 21 & 22

Skillin's Brunswick Open House
March 28 & 29

Skillin’s Cumberland Open House!
March 28 & 29

Come see us soon!

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