Art of Horticulture

Aesthetic Pruning Workshop
Instructor Maryann Lewis, Certified Aesthetic Pruner
Sunday, November 3 | 1:00-4:00pm

Admission $35
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

The WG continues to dance through fall in shades of orange (Dahlia ‘Forncett’s Furnace) and purple (Penstemon ‘Enor’), accompanied by the swirling foliage of heathers & hebes. Soon, though, color will play a far less important role in the garden as our attention shifts to its inherent structure. We’re lucky to have our immense driftwood columns to maintain the WG’s sense of, well, ‘wonder’.  But soon enough, the woody plants, the shrubs & trees, will have to do the heavy lifting, and if they’re not in shape, the WG will look a wasteland of plant tags and evergreen blobs.

Enter the indispensable art of pruning and our good fortune to have our own Pavlova of Pruning, Maryann Lewis, return to work her magic in the WG. A dozen lucky gardeners will get to join her for hands-on pruning supervision when they register for this class. Prior pruning knowledge is recommended.

But wait! There’s room for dozens more of you that same morning, when Ms. Lewis presents PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS in the warmth & shelter of the Hoffman. Her lecture will cater to those of you who imagine your shrubs quaking in fear when you reach for the clippers. For you we have two choice words: Maryann Lewis! Your plants will thank you.

In other news:
Our increasingly popular Wonder Garden Wednesdays continue through fall.