Backyard Mindfulness Series

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Cole Gardens is proud to present a series of learning opportunities.  The series will take place at our greenhouse on Saturdays, at 10 am.  Each Saturday is designed to offer knowledge and know-how in areas pertaining to nature.  The topics are endless. The series of talks are free to you.  We ask that a donation be made, with 100% given the University of New Hampshire Extension program.

To register, call 603.229.0655 during store hours (do not leave a message), or email, with names of attendees and phone number. Arrive 10 minutes prior to the talk to sign in at the register.

Schedule (Details to Follow)

January 22 at 10 am

What’s new in the exciting realm of house plants?

Douglas Cole, owner of DS Cole Growers, and Cole Gardens, will discuss the newest rage of house plants, their care, and growing habits. Several new varieties, as well as those that have made a comeback in popularity will be discussed. You will have a chance to see many in person. Q&A follows.

January 29 at 10 am

Seed Starting and Propagation

Sarah Marcoux, NH Extension specialist, will discuss benefits and best practices for starting plants from seeds and cuttings. Attendees will learn about how to get started, successful germination requirements, different growing methods and mediums, light and temperature requirements, overcoming common problems, hardening off seedlings for transplanting into the garden, and best practices to ensure seedlings successfully grow into healthy mature plants. Q&A follows.