Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January and February 2012 Classes and Events

Hello again,

And Happy New Year to all of you in Skillin's Country.

Here are Skillin’s January and February 2012 Classes and Events

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. 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 skillins@maine.rr.com. Class participants receive a special Skillin’s 10% discount coupon for use on the weekend of your class.



14th -Growing Healthy Houseplants– (10 AM)

Time to learn how to make your houseplants green and clean! We kick off another exciting series of classes by talking indoor gardening. Houseplants bring cleaner healthier air to the home and office, indoor dish gardens can be fun—even without loads of sun! We will show some of the tricks of the trade and maybe a few family secrets! Come one, come all! We’ll help you Plant for the Planet by giving all class goers a free 4” potted plant of your choice. Free

Note: Falmouth is sold out!!

21st -Orchids and Their Care (10 AM) 

Special guest instruction from the Maine Orchid Society! Orchids are one of the most rewarding houseplants you could ever have. Let us show you how to easily care for them in your home.  This is a great class and one that we REALLY hope you can make! Free

 Note: Cumberland and Falmouth are sold out!!

28th –Fresh Flower Arranging! (10 AM and 2 PM) We’ve got the flowers, have you got the time? Create your own colorful fresh floral masterpiece to brighten your home. This limited space class is our most popular Skillin’s class. It is no wonder; we are consistently voted as Maine’s Favorite Florist. $15.00 fee

Note: Cumberland and Falmouth is sold out; there are openings in Brunswick.


1-Spring Bonds Go On Sale!

2012 is the 22nd year of selling our pre-season SPRING BONDS. When you purchase a $50 bond you pay only $37.50!!! This 25% off coupon can be used anytime after April 1 for almost all regularly priced items. Supplies are limited so buy your SPRING BONDS before they run out! Purchase your bonds at any Skillin’s location OR http://www.skillins.com/!

AND: For the month of February ONLY, any purchase of a Skillin's Spring Bond entitles you to 25% off all regularly priced merchandise in the same purchase. This great idea by Terry Skillin was HUGELY popular in it's first year last year--take advantage; we will love it!!

4th-Indoor Gardening (10 AM Brunswick and Cumberland, 2 PM Falmouth)

Hydroponics is not new but options we offer for easy growing is definitely new and improved! Come see! Free

Falmouth is sold out for this class

4th-Landscape Design Principles (10 AM Falmouth, 2 PM Brunswick and Cumberland)

Join Chad (5th generation) Skillin as he discusses landscape design principles. Chad is Skillin’s Landscape Designer and has great experience with landscaping and practical landscape designs. Let Chad educate you on some good solid landscape design practices as well as giving you some informal help with your yard design. This is also a great opportunity to schedule time with Chad to visit your yard and create an effective plan for your yard. We will have guest instruction for our Cumberland class. Free

Falmouth is sold out for this class

11th-Terrariums (10 AM) (Also 2 PM in Falmouth)Plants in something like an Aquarium; Growing in Your Solarium; Performing so Well, You Get an Honorarium! Okay this rhyme time leaves your stomach churning but come to this new class for some really really good learning!! $30 fee--you get to make your own planted 8" terrarium!

Falmouth both classes and Cumberland morning class is sold out

14th-Valentine’s Day at Skillin’s! We are Maine’s Favorite Florist. For generations we have carried the message of love to so many. Make the call—we will deliver. Or come in and see us—we will give you the “can’t miss” message to take home!

18th -Windowsill Gardening (10 AM) (ALSO a 2 PM CLASS in Falmouth!)

The sun is getting warmer--oooh feels nice-- and the days longer. We have the containers and the color. Let us show you how easy it is to bring it all to your home or apartment! We will also show you how to grow some great herbs to spice up your life! Free

Note: Both Falmouth classes are sold out!!

25th—The Edible Landscape (10 AM Brunswick, 2 PM Falmouth and 2:30 Cumberland)

A good landscape makes perfect sense—and what is more sensible and useful than an edible landscape! Let us show you how to grow berries that are blue and red, cherries that are sweet and apples and pears that can’t be beat! Bring a bib; you will be drooling over the possibilities! Free

Note: The 2 PM Falmouth class is sold out

25th—The Garden Journal (9 AM Falmouth, Noon Cumberland, 3 PM Brunswick)

Gardening seasons are behind us and more lie just ahead. Learn some neat ways to record what we have done and what we have dreamed; Let’s plan on what we will do and on what we want to see! Join celebrity writer and gardener KCB of Skillin’s Garden Log fame and let’s learn together about how to be impulsively organized. It’s time! Free

29th--Newly Scheduled Class: Hydroponic Gardening (10 AM Falmouth only)

Hear an expert from Fox Farms talk about plants to grow and ways to grow them that right now we can only imagine! Free

Special Four Part Hands on Landscape Design Class





What a great chance to get a jump start on plotting how to landscape your home the right way! Class fee is $40 to cover materials—you will have a great landscape plan at the finish; this is a class that you will learn from; fun will be had but homework will be required! You will be drawing your own landscape design plan!

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