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Guide to Indoor Winter Gardening in Puget Sound

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If you’re longing for the warmth of a green garden during January, it’s is a good time to look at terrariums, potted container plants and houseplants. And there are free classes available so you can learn more about indoor gardening!

Swanson Nursery
9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
206.782.2543
http://www.swansonsnursery.com

Ready to try growing indoors? The winter plant sale runs from January 5 – February 5. Save on Orchids, Bromeliads, African Violets, Kalanchoes, Cactus, and indoor Foliage plants. Or come out to the nursery for a class. You can check the website for all the winter classes. Here is a sample:

Saturday, January 7
10:00am-11:00am
Easy Houseplants made Even Easier
Learn about houseplants that are not too demanding, and will thrive even in less-than-perfect conditions. Discover the joy and ease of decorating your home or office with indoor plants. Add a touch of the tropics. Instructors: Inger Abdo and Terri Hiatt.

Sunday, January 8
11:00am-12:00pm
How to make a Terrarium
Terrariums are the popular, new trend with easy table top gardens. Swansons designer, Stephanie Morel, will show you many different styles and designs and share her techniques for making these wonderful creations.

West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center
5275 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136-1209
206.935.9276
http://www.westseattlenursery.com

Container gardening is a specialty among several of the staff at West Seattle Nursery. They have a huge supply of beautiful and interesting ready-made planters, as well as interesting houseplants. Come out on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22 for the Houseplant repotting Weekend. Bring your houseplants in to the nursery and they’ll repot them for free.
There’s no purchase necessary but you must bring a suitable pot for replanting. Or purchase one of their many containers while you’re there.

Molbaks
13625 NE 175th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.483.5000
http://www.molbaks.com

Molbaks has a whole host of expert-led seminars & hands-on workshops scheduled for the coming months. Most are FREE! Check them out on Molbaks website. Here’s what’s coming up:
On Saturday, January 7, from 10:00am – 11:00am, join Dr. Dazey of Bastyr University for her seminar as she explains how and which indoor plants work overtime to detoxify the air, reduce stress and ease depression. Plus, learn about the power of aromatherapy and the joy of incorporating indoor plants into your home. On Saturday, January 14 the National Wildlife Federation will teach you how to make your garden a sanctuary for both you and Washington’s native feathered friends. Learn which plants attract birds, bird feeder options, birdbaths, and bird identification.

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