Make a pumpkin centerpiece and more in classes at Lockwood’s

white pumpkin centerpiece with succulents
Photo courtesy Lockwood’s Greenhouses

Lockwood’s Greenhouses is holding a series of hands-on workshops at the garden center, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg.

A favorite from past years is making a pumpkin centerpiece at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Lockwood’s has grown many specialty pumpkins for this project, where succulents are attached to the pumpkin. It will last all autumn– and beyond. The succulents can be transplanted into a pot to continue growing as houseplants.

The class includes instruction, plants, pumpkins and care sheet. The class is limited to 20 people and fills up fast, so sign up early. Register here.

This workshop will be repeated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.  Register for that workshop here.

Other Lockwood’s workshops are:

Herb garden

Make an herb garden for your windowsill that will provide you with fresh herbs for months at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 26. Choose from an Italian- or French-inspired blend, or pick any combination of herbs you would like. Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs (and Lockwood’s) will share her vast knowledge of recipes and medicinal properties. Each participant will receive a wooden planter box, soil, and choice of four herbs for $30. The class is limited to 15 people. Register online.

Fairy garden

Create your own fairy garden at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Lockwood’s has a large selection of plants grown on site. You will learn what type of plants work best for your miniature garden. Allow your imagination to run wild and create the perfect fairy world. The cost of $40 and includes wooden box, soil, stones, moss and plants. Additional decorations are available to class participants at a 20 percent discount. The class is limited to 15 people. Register online.

Succulents in a tea cup

Create a beautiful succulent arrangement in an adorable ceramic teacup Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Learn about hardiness and all of the ins and outs of succulent care. Lockwood’s has a large assortment of plants and cuttings to choose from. The cost is $25 and all materials are provided. The class is limited to 20 people. Register online.

Woodland tabletop garden

Make a lush, natural tabletop landscape with ferns, mosses, lichens and foliage plants created by you in a hands-on-workshop held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. This container mimics a beautiful forest floor and includes driftwood and rocks. The low-light foliage can be maintained for years as a houseplant container. The class will be using an aged dish planter with four plants of your choice. The cost for the class is $35 and all materials are provided. The class is limited to 15 people. Register online.

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