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Fluid Tranquility: Fundamentals of Water Garden Design (New) - R7 Winsted
with David Silver
The water feature is a vital element in the Japanese Garden. This lecture will discuss water features are created and the principles of their design and installation. Special emphasis will be put on how even the smallest gardens can incorporate a water feature. Topics include, site selection, design, waterfalls, creating rivers, pump and filter selection, fish and plants for the water garden.
Furniture Finishing - Bring Wood To Life - Woodbury
with Vincent Dorso, Sr.
Learn to restore that special piece or tag sale find. Learn to sand, strip, stain, repair and finish. If it’s wood, we can fix it and return it to its original condition and value. You can bring a small piece of furniture to class. A supply list will be given to students at the first class.
Gardening In the Shade - Beyond Hostas - Litchfield
with Cathy Zbuska
Almost everyone has a section of their yard where it is hard to grow plants because it’s too shady. Learn how to determine how much shade you have, find out about plants for dry shade and moist shade, get information and a palate of non-traditional plants with both foliage and bloom that will thrive in these conditions.
How to Sharpen Everything and Anything - Litchfield
with Harold Pantely
Learn traditional and modern techniques to sharpen anything dull, like pesky kitchen cutlery, garden tools, scissors, etc. Topics to be covered include types of stones, gadgets, wet or dry, machines, all types of steel. Instructor will provide all instruments for demonstration and teach methods for students to try out. Class meets Oct 23 and Oct 30.
Replacement Windows - Litchfield
with Paul O'Doherty
Compare products and prices. See how windows are properly installed! Want to save on your heat and air-conditioning bills and take advantage of incentive programs available, but don’t know where to start? Low-E, Argon, Triple Pane, Wood, Vinyl, Composite. How much should I pay for a good quality window? Confused? Don’t be! Come learn from an experienced Master Carpenter. This workshop is a must for anyone thinking about having windows replaced or replacing windows themselves.
Simplify, Organize, & Focus On What You Are Passionate About - Danbury
with Kerri Colombo
Reduce your clutter and reduce your overwhelm! Enjoy your home again and free up time to do things you enjoy! Professional Organizer Kerri Colombo of Cornerstone Organizing will share tips for you to create a home environment that reflects who you are and who you wish to be. You’ll leave with skills and confidence to tackle your organizing projects in a mindful way. Keri has appeared as the Organizing Expert on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and is a recommended organizer with Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living Anxiety Disorders Center.
The Taming of the Shrub - Litchfield
with David Silver
Pruning is an art & a science that requires practice. Learning sound techniques applied at the right time for the right plant can take the mystery out of pruning. Topics also discussed pruning & training of common garden shrubs, the rationale of pruning, & the fundamentals of good pruning practices. A discussion of the rationale behind pruning will help the home gardener achieve a result that is both horticulturally sound & aesthetically pleasing.