Learn winter garden care with free classes

COAST CITIES — Armstrong Garden Centers is hosting free classes at all itslocations to teach skills in pruning, planting and growing. Thanks to Southern

California’s warm winter climates, now is the best time to begin pruning deciduous fruit trees and roses.

Upcoming classes include Rose Pruning at 9 a.m. Feb. 2 and Fruit Tree Pruning at 11 a.m. Feb. 2. North County Armstrong Garden Center locations include 701 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas; 5702 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad and 2840 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. All classes are free and any skill set is welcome. No registration is required.

“Our rose pruning class brings the best tips on how to prune, plant, and care for roses throughout the winter season,” said Sean Sturgeon, North Regional manager of Armstrong Garden Centers. “Southern Californians love growing their own fruit trees and our pruning class will assist them in bearing the best fruit when they bloom.” Continuing their mission to take the guesswork out of gardening, Armstrong is set on helping others garden like pros.

It is important that roses and dormant fruit trees, such as low-chill apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums are pruned this season and these classes are perfect to get you started.

Armstrong has additional free workshops year-round that reflect the seasons, which include vegetable gardening, orchid care and more. Contact your local Armstrong Garden Centers or log on to armstronggarden.com/pages/classes to see a list of all future workshops.





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