Home and Garden Courses

Spring 2019

A Berry 'boutiful' Garden

Nothing announces the coming of summer quite like sweet, juicy berries. Bursting with color and flavor, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are delectable treats for the taste buds and eyes alike. Create beautiful floral arrangements with edible berries, along with beans, pods, and inedible berries, such as hypericum berry. Learn how to cultivate, harvest, and arrange your own berry 'boutiful' garden with the expert guidance of Denny Warrenfeltz, who has over 40 years of experience in gardening, floral design, and open hearth cooking. First Session - Monday, May 20th: At Trayer's Farm and Greenhouse, Denny will demonstrate various arrangements and provide a guided walk-through of the greenhouse, giving you tips on how to plant and tend your own garden. Trayer's is located at 11452 Welsh Run Road, Mercersburg, PA. Second Session - Monday, June 24th: Tour a sample garden at the Bowman House and create your own arrangement. The Bowman House is located at 323 North Main Street, Boonsboro, MD. Please bring a folding chair to both sessions and enjoy light refreshments both evenings.

Fee: $61 Registration Fee: $8

ANE-084-K | 05/20/19-06/24/19 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Floral Design - Spring Mini Session

Join floral designer and historic garden specialist, Denny Warrenfeltz, for a special spring session of floral design! Create your own arrangements and decor using an assortment of fresh, silk, or dried materials. Supplies may be purchased from the instructor. Cost dependent upon your choice of materials.

Fee: $41 Registration Fee: $8

DIS-614-J | 04/01/19-04/15/19 | D. Warrenfeltz | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Discovering Local Birds

With spring weather comes the return of migratory birds. Hawks and warblers, woodpeckers and mergansers can all be found in Washington County. Learn to identify common spring birds by appearance, behavior and sounds. And chat about where to find birds and about attracting birds to your yard. Continue the discussion with Kathy and your fellow classmates at an optional lunch nearby.

Fee: $11 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-007-J | 04/09/19-04/09/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Summer 2019

Maryland Summer Butterflies At Antietam

Late July is our peak time for butterflies, when it is quite possible to see a hundred in an hour. So come join a guided tour of butterflies! You'll learn more about telling butterflies from moths and identifying common butterflies in the field. We'll get some up close looks and plenty of pictures, too. Suitable for beginners and most ability levels. We'll expect to walk up to 2 miles on fairly easy terrain. Class will meet on site at Antietam National Battlefield.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-005-A | 07/30/19-07/30/19 | K. Barylski | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register

Magical Moths

Think moths are boring? Maryland is home to over 1500 species! With the help of a special light setup, we'll attract a variety of moths for close up looks. We'll also have time to talk about unique features of moths, new research on moths, and differences between moths and butterflies. We will meet on site at a locale in or near Washington County, to be finalized at least one week before the class. Significant walking is not expected.

Fee: $17 Registration Fee: $8

HGN-009-A | 07/24/19-07/24/19 | C. Staff | Check WebAdvisor for course details and Register