Coneflower and Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Online Classes & Virtual Plant Clinic

Virtual Plant Clinic

Join us bi-weekly for Q&A sessions with Plant Specialist David Yost on Zoom and Facebook Live. In these 45 minute sessions, David will cover a seasonal topic and take questions from the audience. These topics are often decided just a couple of days in advance based on the weather, or what we’ve been seeing in the plant clinic, but you can sign up ahead of time here.

If you prefer to see the live stream on Facebook, you can join us there. 

Upcoming Plant Clinics:

Thursday, July 14: Sign Up

Thursday, July 28: Sign Up

Webinars & Online Classes

We are still adding new classes to our schedule! You can sign up for email if you are interested in getting notifications of new classes straight to your inbox.

Roses: Deadheading & Summer Care Tips

Thursday, June 23, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Pam Powers, Consulting Rosarian, Arlington Rose Foundation

Consulting Rosarian Pam Powers will demonstrate how to deadhead after the first flush of blooms and review other tips to keep your rose bushes blooming and healthy from now until November. Q&A will follow.

Sign up for this class. 

Coneflower and Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Native Plants for Pollinators

Tuesday, July 12, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Caitlin Akkerhuis, Merrifield Plant Specialist

Join Caitlin as she reviews the best native plants for our local butterflies, bees and birds. Caitlin will discuss the importance of supporting local wildlife as well as tips for selecting plants for your own garden.

Sign up for this class. 

Passion Flower, Tropical

What’s in Bloom: July

Thursday, July 14, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant and Design Specialist

Peg Bier shows off her favorite blooming annuals and perennials in bloom at the height of summer. Join her for a discussion of her favorite plants right now for birds, bees, and butterflies, bright blooms, and long lasting color.

Sign up for this class. 

African Violet, Greenhouse

African Violets

Tuesday, July 26, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Louis Ratchford, Merrifield Plant Specialist

In this class, Louis will review the basics of care for African Violets. Drawing on his own experience growing these beautiful houseplants, Louis will cover lighting, watering and other tips and tricks to keeping African Violets thriving in your home.

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Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, Perennial, Native

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Thursday, August 11, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Andy Johnson, Merrifield Plant and Wildlife Specialist

Andy Johnson, Merrifield Plant and Wildlife Specialist, will discuss the best plants for attracting hummingbirds to the garden as well as hummingbird feeders and other things hummingbirds need to feel at home.

Sign up for this class. 

Helianthus salicifolius, perennial

What’s in Bloom: August

Thursday, August 18, 12:00 pm

Instructor: Peg Bier, Merrifield Plant and Design Specialist

Peg Bier shows off her favorite blooming annuals and perennials in bloom as we approach the end of summer. Join her for a discussion of her favorite plants right now for birds, bees, and butterflies, bright blooms, and long lasting color.

Sign up for this class.