Come see us: Upcoming classes, talks and workshops

Where we'll be to teach and to learn along with you. 

Pick a date and meet us there

Our schedule is in chronological order below.  For more detail about any topic you see listed here,  download our complete catalog of talks and workshops.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Renovating to Simplify the Landscape, Troy, MI

Free with registration required at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy, 48043

Renovating to Simplify the Landscape

Want to improve an existing landscape and reduce the work you do in your yard? This presentation will help you meet those goals, whether you're continuing a long-term landscape project or just starting in on the plantings you acquired in buying a home. Although there isn't any such thing as a no maintenance yard, you can greatly reduce and simplify the work needed via design modifications, informed plant choices, and variations in your approach to garden care. These tips come to you from 35-year professional gardener and writer Janet Macunovich. *Brought to you by the Friends of Troy Seniors.

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Friday, March 16, 2018
Pruning Trees and Shrubs,
Saginaw, MI

At Saginaw Valley State University. Requires registration. Call 989-964-4310 for more information

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

How and when to prune your trees and shrubs to ensure beautiful bloom, good shape, manageable size, and healthy plants. In this class garden designer and writer Janet Macunovich covers:
            • Simple, proven techniques for keeping plants within the bounds you set.
            • How well and how long popular landscape plants hold up to pruning.

 Macunovich encourages you to "Bring a branch!" Clip a limb from each plant you want to trim and bring them with you to be sure they are included in the "how to."

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Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Saving Time and Money on Yardwork
, Youngstown, OH

A talk by Janet Macunovich at The D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center (Fellows Riverside Gardens), 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44509. Phone: 330.740.7116.

Saving Time and Money on Yardwork: Low maintenance yards and gardens

Now is the time to plan what you will do, when and how, to reduce the work you do and money you spend on your yard. Although there isn't any such thing as a no maintenance garden or no-cost yard, there are low maintenance gardens and yards. This presentation is full of back-saving, budget-easing tips from a professional gardener and garden writer. Every one has proved its worth in real gardens. You may be surprised at how much difference you can make, looking with professional gardener and educator Janet Macunovich at everything from design modifications to variations in tools, timing and even perspective.

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Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25, 2018
Lore and Lure of Plants: Growing Kids into Gardeners
, at English Gardens stores, southeast MI

Professional gardener and writer Janet Macunovich has been around long enough to see and help three generations of gardeners develop. She knows you, too, love not only planting seeds but growing new gardeners. In this talk she shares her bag of tricks for engaging kids to pass on our love of the natural world. Come gather ideas for the youngsters in your life... and for your own inner child. Free. No registration necessary.

At the Dearborn Heights on Ford Road at Outer Drive, Saturday, 10 am
At the Royal Oak store, on Coolidge Road between 14 Mile Road and Maple Road, Saturday, 1 pm
At the Eastpointe store on Kelly Road south of Nine Mile Road, Saturday, 4 pm

In Clinton Township store on Hall Road (M-59) at Garfield Road, Sunday, 12 pm
In West Bloomfield on Orchard Lake Road north of Maple Road, Sunday, 3 pm

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Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Getting the Garden Ready for Spring
, White Lake, MI

Join Janet at Bogie Lake Greenhouses, . Call 248-887-5101

Getting the Garden Ready for Spring

Even if your garden makes you happy just as it is, there are things you can do in early spring to make the whole season easier and the garden more lush. Shrubs, trees, groundcover beds and lawn benefit from your attention in the spring, and repay you with reduced needs in summer. It's also a wonderful time to rearrange or expand a perennial garden. Professional gardener and author Janet Macunovich will help you start off on that right foot toward a great season