Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring 2011 Classes at Skillin's!

Hello again,

What a series of Spring classes we will be having at Skillin's!

Brunswick 442-8111         or 1-800-339-8111          

Cumberland 829-5619      or 1-800-348-8498                          

Falmouth 781-3860          or 1-800-244-3860

Our FREE classes will be held Saturdays at all three locations (unless otherwise stated) at 10 AM and 2 PM. Space is limited so reserve today for the classes of your choice! Just give us a call at any of the above numbers or drop us a note at (just tell us which store location you are interested in! Class participants receive a special Skillin’s 10% discount coupon for use on the weekend of your class.


March 2, 9, 16, 23 Elements of Floral Design (10 AM Cumberland only)

Join us for a great new, hands-on, class series with an awesome teacher! With power point presentations and hands-on designing, you will learn the elements of form (Class #1), line and space (#2), color (#3), and texture (#4) used in creating a beautiful floral arrangement. A variety of design styles and techniques will be used during the four part series. Come and learn while having lots of fun creating your own special piece. $75.00 includes materials

March 5 Seed Starting (10 am and 2 pm)

You’re just in time; many seeds need to be sown in late winter and early spring. Skillin’s has been performing this ritual for 125 Springs (hey you are as young as you feel!) and we really have it under our green thumb. We will share with you some of our home spun techniques. It’s time to get started. Free

March 12 Fresh Floral Arranging (10 am and 2 pm)

How about brightening your home with fresh flowers arranged by you? This is our most popular hands on class. There is limited space so sign up early. $15.00 material fee (Special encore class scheduled for Falmouth on March 13 @ 2 PM!!)

March 19 Pruning for a Purpose (10 am and 2 pm Brunswick AND Cumberland)

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

March 26 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

*MORE Open House classes will be scheduled SOON and here they are:

New class: March 19 What's New in Skillin's Country! 2 PM Falmouth. A preview of new plants and products for 2011!

New class: March 20 Growing a Kitchen Garden 2 PM Falmouth. A fresh and healthy class that will teach you how to grow fresh and healthy food!
March 26 Growing a Kitchen Garden 2 PM Brunswick

March 26 What's New in Skillin's Country 2 PM Cumberland

March 27 Growing a Kitchen Garden 2 PM Cumberland
March 27 What's New in Skillin's Country 2 PM Brunswick
March 26 Pruning for a Purpose (10 AM and 2 PM Falmouth Only)

April 2 Gardening 101 (10 am and 2 pm)

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 126 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!
(10 AM sold out in Falmouth)

April 9 Outdoor Gardening with Annuals and Perennials (10 am and 2 pm)

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
(10 AM sold out in Falmouth)

April 16 The Pursuit of the Rose! (10 am only)
The layers of petals, the bright yet tender colors, the unmatched fragrance; ahh! the pursuit of the rose. We know it can be done; let us show you how it will be done! Free

April 16 Creating Theme Gardens and Outdoor Rooms (2 PM only)

 Fragrance--oh my! Moonlit flowers--sigh! Butterflies fluttering from colorful petal to petal! You know you want this and more so don't "settle!"; Wow! Let us show you how! Free

April 23 Container Gardening (10 am only)

There is more than one way to garden. Whether you live in a condo, apartment, or want to use small spaces, gardening in containers provides a creative use of limited space. Let us show you how to grow season long flowers in creative ways. Free
(10 AM sold out in Falmouth)

April 23 Container Edibles (2 PM only)

More and more of us want to grow some of our own food as naturally and conveniently as we can! Let us show you how—this will be a great way to learn some new tricks with vegetables and herbs that can be grown indoors AND out! Free

April 30 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
(10 AM sold out in Falmouth)

April 30 Vine Time (2 PM Special Time)

Spring means the time is fine to talk about the vine. And vertical is in! And what great varieties can be grown! Onward and upward we say to the kiwi! Honeysuckle reach for the sky! Here is clematis! There goes Dutchman’s Pipe—it’s really smoking! Free

June 11 The New Wave: Grasses!! (10 AM Special Time)

You bet your Grass we’re having a class! Grasses set apart any landscape (they give any landscape a natural look of class) and they grow well in Maine. Let us be your guide through the plumes and blooms, the heights and textures and the sights. Want some class? Check out grass! Free


Mike Skillin

Skillin's Greenhouses

February 16, 2011
(updated March 20, 2011)


Jessie said...

Love it!


Roberta said...

I am a SNOWBIRD and wish to plan from mid-May onward, so please keep me posted. I love SKILLIN's!
and Boothbay Harbor summers.
Born in Boston