LAYTON — Spring and April showers usually signal that it’s time to garden — and Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is offering a variety of classes to help with that, including some that are hands-on.
The classes are taught at the Weber Basin Learning Garden which is at 2387 E. Highway 193, Layton. That is near the intersection of Highway 89 and Highway 193.
Upcoming classes include:
- The Incredible Edible Landscape, April 24, 6-7:30 p.m., emphasizing ways to grow an edible garden with limited space.
- Stunning, Colorful Planters, April 27, 10 a.m.-noon, where ways to create attractive containers, planters and hanging baskets will be shared.
- Fruit Tree Basics, May 8, for those who own fruit trees or want to grow them, with ways to grow large, flavorful fruit to be shared.
- Do-It-Yourself Raised Beds, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon, teaching ways to grow a garden in a small space.
- Designing Beautiful Beds with Shrubs and Perennials, May 18, 10-11:30 a.m., learn how to incorporate the right shrubs and perennials for stunning color and visual appeal in your landscape beds.
- Amazing Color from Perennials, May 22, 6-7:30 p.m., learn about some of the best perennials for this dry climate that provide great color and interest.
- Do-It-Yourself Back-yard Firepits, June 15, 10 a.m.-noon, an interactive class where attendees can learn how to build and set up your own firepits.
- Do-It-Yourself Water Features, June 26, 6-7:30 p.m., a hands-on class with instruction on how to set up a recirculating water feature. Create ambiance and beauty with your own water feature.
- Do-It-Yourself Paver Patios and Retaining Walls, Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, a hands-on class teaching how to lay your own pavers or flagstone for beautiful patios and walkways.
- Do-It-Yourself Trellises & Garden Arbors, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, providing hands-on training in constructing trellises and arbors for your yard.
- A Healthier You: Cooking with Home Grown Produce, Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., with samples provided of great recipes using home grown produce.
- Perennial Color all Year, Sept. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., learn about perennials and the different varieties for color all year long.
- Amazing Bulbs, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m., learn about planting bulbs that will reward you the following spring.
Garden Fair classes and activities are set for June 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with mini workshops beginning at 9 a.m. Workshops include native plants, lawn care, irrigation system basic repairs, irrigation system scheduling tree and shrub tours, landscape photography and soils and soil amendments. Workshops are about 20 minutes long and will be repeated throughout the day.
Sept. 28 garden fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. also has mini-workshops from 9 a.m. on covering native plants, lawn care, landscape photography, general irrigation systems, landscape problem diagnosis, ornamental grasses tour, all-inclusive drip irrigation and soils and soil amendments.
For more information, visit weberbasin.com/conservation or call 801-771-1677.
Editor’s note: A schedule of Weber Basin Conservancy classes published in the Spring Home and Garden section of the Clipper and Islander had incorrect information. The above list is the corrected version.