Signal Mountain Nursery hosts workshops

Signal Mountain Nursery hosts workshops

February 12th, 2014 by Emily Crisman in Local Regional News

Forget the snow and get ready for spring by attending one of the upcoming workshops at the Signal Mountain Nursery.

"Customers seem to enjoy them, and it's just another way to reach out to the community," said owner Mark Bonastia. "We also do it in appreciation of customers who do shop here and come to walk around and enjoy the displays."

A string garden workshop is being held Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. A unique way to garden vertically, string gardens are similar to Japanese bonsai and are made by taking a plant from its pot and putting it into a ball of soil held together with string and moss.

The cost of the workshop is $13 for materials.

The nursery is also holding a free pruning and trimming workshop Saturday, March 15 at 10:15 a.m.

"It's about getting educated, listening and learning," Bonastia said. "They'll also get to watch us prune a few things."

Anytime between January and mid-March is a good time to prune, he said.

"In March, the weather is a little better, and it's not too late," said Bonastia.

Local certified arborist John Nessle will serve as guest speaker for the pruning workshop. Participants may bring their own tools if they have questions, but they are otherwise unnecessary, Bonastia said.

"Just come out and have a good time," he said.