The winter winds may be howling outside but we can start thinking Spring right now at Schoepfle Garden. February is the month when gardener’s thoughts go to seed packets, the smell of freshly turned dirt and months of green and blooms. We think the same way at Schoepfle with all kinds of opportunities to get your mind unfrozen and thinking Spring. Our volunteer corps meets Saturday February 16th at 9:30am – if you have ever thought of volunteering here is a great opportunity to get started. We have lots of things for volunteers to do, including working in the gift shop, driving the tram, operating the carousel or working in the garden and helping with our plant sale this May. If you are not already a member of Friends we can help get you started.
Want to learn more about the garden? Tuesday February 26th at 9:30am we will be offering “The Life of Otto” a look back at the founder of Schoepfle Garden. After a retrospective talk we will tour the house and possibly the garden as well. Pre-register at www.metroparks.cc or call 458-5121.
Check out early blooms in the garden on a First Flowers Walk Thursday February 21st or Saturday February 23rd at 10am. Depending on the weather we have had as many as five different species in bloom. We will also talk winter garden highlights, especially if there is snow.
Seed starting is an art and we aim to help you get a jump on your garden with seed starting programs on March 30th. Kids can learn about seeds and plant a few for home on March 30th at 10am. Adults can Log off and Plant On! at 1pm on March 30th as we select some special seeds to get started for the garden. Both programs require participants to pre-register starting 2/16 at www.metroparks.cc or call 458-5121.