Pruning your plants is a necessary part of gardening. It helps to improve growth, quality and beauty of your flowers and plants. Most trees and shrubs, especially those that flower, should be pruned in late winter or early spring before the onset of new growth.
Not sure where to start or what to do? Follow along as our instructor shows you how in our upcoming virtual gardening class, Proper Pruning, on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The class will focus on the topic for 45 minutes to one hour, followed by a question-and-answer session at the end. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing on our website one week after the live class. Participants will also be able to download the presentation.
Mark Your Calendars: 2021 Virtual Gardening Class Schedule
All classes are virtual (sign-up online) and held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Jan. 9 – Proper Pruning
Feb. 6 – The Basics of Sustainable Landscaping
March 6 – Designing a Sustainable Landscape
April 3 – Waterwise Vegetable Gardening
May 12 – Irrigation Basics for a Sustainable Landscape
June 12 – Managing Soils and Fertilizers in the SCV
July 10 – Controlling Weeds, Pests, and Diseases
Aug. 7 – Top 30 Plants for the SCV
Sept. 18 – Water Saving Turf Care and Turf Substitutes
Oct. 16 – Perennials and Natives for SCV
Nov. 13 – Maintaining a Sustainable Landscape
Dec. 11 – Trees and Shrubs for the SCV
To register for a class, visit https://yourscvwater.com/gardening-classes/.
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The instructor for the Saturday, Jan. 9 class is John Windsor. John is a Certified Arborist and a California Certified Nurseryman. He has been a Horticultural Advisor in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past 20+ years. He has a teaching credential in Horticulture and teaches gardening and landscape class at the local Adult School, and the Santa Clarita Department of Parks and Recreation.
SCV Water’s mission is to provide responsible water stewardship to ensure the Santa Clarita Valley has reliable supplies of high-quality water at a reasonable cost.
For more information, contact Event Coordinator Karen Denkinger at Kdenkinger@scvwa.org or (661) 513 1230.