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Summer Garden Talks at B.B. Barns!

April 1, 2023 - July 1, 2023

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Look no further than B.B. Barns for all your gardening knowledge needs this Summer! Every Saturday, our Garden Talks series features weekly talks at your local garden center given by our staff on helpful topics.

These 30-minute talks are FREE to attend – just make sure you CLICK HERE to sign up! Talks take place from 10-10:30 am. Talk descriptions are given below. Registration for next month’s talks will open the first of each month. Talks will be capped at 15 people per talk, so reserve your spot soon!

2023 Summer Garden Talks


ASHEVILLE: Lawn Care Basics with Travis Murray Cancelled

IRMO: Houseplants 101 with Sarah Dame

NEC: Houseplants 101 with Chrissy Parker


ASHEVILLE: Planting 101 with Justin Cleveland

IRMO: Growing Herbs & Veggies with Julie Jones

NEC: Lawn Care Basics with the S.C. Coop Extension  


ASHEVILLE: Pruning 101 with Justin Cleveland

IRMO:  Lawn Care Basics S.C. Coop Extension


ASHEVILLE: Roses 101 with Janice Eaton

IRMO: Deer Resistant Plants with Samantha Wade

NEC: Growing Herbs & Veggies with Noelle Hathaway


ASHEVILLE: Container Gardening with Ina Grace Simpson

IRMO: Container Gardening with Julie Jones

NEC: Container Gardening with Noelle Hathaway

MAY 6: 

ASHEVILLE: Shade Gardening with Chas Fitgerald

IRMO: Shade Gardening with Julie Jones

NEC: Pollinator Gardening with S.C. Coop Extension

MAY 20: 

ASHEVILLE: Container Gardening with Ina Grace Simpson Cancelled

IRMO: Container Gardening with Julie Jones and Pollinator Gardens with S.C. Coop Extension

NEC: Container Gardening with Noelle Hathaway 

MAY 27: 

ASHEVILLE: Meet your Garden Coaches with Chas Fitzgerald & Meghan Gibbons

IRMO: Sun Perennials with Samantha Wade

NEC: Sun Perennials with Bill Guess Cancelled

JUNE 3: 

ASHEVILLE: Native Perennials with Janice Eaton and Chas Fitzgerald

IRMO: Controlling Garden Pests with S.C. Coop Extension

JUNE 10: 

ASHEVILLE: Planting on Slopes with Meghan Gibbons

NEC: Controlling Garden Pests with S.C. Coop Extension Cancelled

JUNE 17: 

ASHEVILLE: Pruning your Roses with Janice Eaton

JUNE 24: 

ASHEVILLE: Hydrangeas with Haley Martin

IRMO: Hydrangeas with Samantha Wade

NEC: Hydrangeas with TBA

JULY 1: 

IRMO: Plants for Tough Spots with Samantha Wade

Garden Talk Descriptions

Lawn Care Basics: Want a lawn that’s the envy of all your neighbors? Learn the basics of keeping your lawn healthy, weed free, and a lush beautiful green!

Houseplants 101: Budding houseplant parents, this one’s for you! Learn the basics: how to care for your new plant family, from there to put them in your home to watering, repotting, light needs, pest identification, and more. 

Planting 101: The key to successful, thriving plants starts with planting.  Learn the main techniques of planting in your garden, types of amendments and fertilizers needed for success, and what do to to get your new landscape plants thriving. 

Growing Herbs & Veggies: This seminar will equip you with the knowledge and skills to have your own “farm to table” meal, complete with tips and tricks to successfully grow your own food.

Pruning 101: The beautiful plants in your garden all have different schedules and techniques of pruning. You will leave this seminar equipped with the knowledge of the right time to prune, and know how to keep your garden beautifully maintained. 

Roses 101: This informative seminar on growing roses will introduce you to the different types of roses, the correct environmental conditions needed for success, the basics of pest management, and pruning.

Deer Resistant Plants: While destructive deer can be a nuisance in the garden, we will give you tips to deter them and a good idea of the best plants to use.

Container Gardening: Flower pots add beauty and color in a portable pot for the outdoor spaces in your home. Learn the basic of container garden design, and leave with all the inspiration you need through different design elements and wonderful color combinations.

Shade Gardening: Yes, you can have beautiful year-round color in your shade garden! This seminar will explore the amazing world of shade-loving plants. Design tips and suggestions of plants will allow you to create your own woodland wonderland. 

Pollinator Gardens: Developing gardens for birds, bees, and butterflies not only has beauty for your eyes, but is also  an important and sustainable practice for the animals around us. Learn how to plant and maintain one in this seminar.

Garden Coaching: Learn about this exciting service from the B.B. Barns team of garden coaches. From plant identification, maintenance suggestions, and design ideas, this service offers great assistance to anyone wanting to make their gardens and homes beautiful. 

Sun Perennials: Sunny perennial borders are the highlight of a garden. With every changing flower color, sunny perennials add color and texture to your entire garden. Learn the basics of this wide selection of perennial flowers. 

Native Perennials: Mother nature designed native plants to grow in your garden: they’re both beautiful and useful. Learn about these great plants and how to mimic the natural design around us.

Controlling Garden Pests: While pests can be problematic, there are plenty of solutions beyond just spraying pesticides. Learn the basics of Integrated Pest Management from the S.C. Cooperative Extension. 

Planting on Slopes: Sloping areas can seem daunting to plant on, but we have tips and tricks! Learn what you need to be successful on sloping areas. 

Pruning Your Roses: While pruning roses can be a sticky project, we will give you all the knowledge necessary to maintain your roses in a healthy way, but also to keep them flowering throughout the season. 

Hydrangeas: Learn about the different types of hydrangeas, how they grow, and where they grow.  Soils, watering, and pruning will all be covered in this informative seminar. 

Plants for Tough Spots: All of our gardens have wet spots or very dry areas. This seminar will introduce you to a myriad of plants that will thrive in the spots that you were giving up on.


April 1, 2023
July 1, 2023