Each season, Luscher Farm offers a variety of gardening classes that can maximize your garden's potential.
When to Harvest Your Vegetables - The main point behind growing your own vegetables is how much better they taste fresh from your garden. Knowing when to harvest those vegetables is as important as knowing how to grow them. Join our class and learn tips on when those veggies are ready for picking.
Starting Clematis and Perennials from Seed - It's fun, it's easy and it saves a lot of $!! Learn to start many clematis and herbaceous perennials from seed. Materials provided. Learn to harvest mature seed, including some heirloom herbaceous perennials, too. Instructor is FRCC's own Linda Beutler.
Gardening for Year-Round Color - Join popular Master Gardener, Kathy Whitman, and learn how to plan and plant your garden for year-round interest and color. Foliage, blooms, texture,a nd color work together for different effects. Learn which plants go where to make the most of YOUR garden.
Growing Plants from Seed - Reasons to consider starting plants: 1) less expensive; 2) more varieties to choose; 3) higher quality plants; and 4) the simple satisfaction of growing plants from seed to harvest. Learn how from professional gardener Jean Anderson.
Dividing Garden Plants - The more the merrier! Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection curator Linda Beutler shares her knowledge on how to divide common ornamental plants (daylilies, clematis, iris). It is an easy and inexpensive way to fill your garden with summer flowers.
Luscher also offers workshops using items from the garden:
Scarecrow Sculpting - Create and decorate a spooky, dazzling, or life-like scarecrow! Scarecrows are in the farm gardens to bring inspiration to our own creation. Participants are invited to bring ideas and items from home to personalize the scarecrow.
Make a CSA Share Smoothie - Use your fresh produce to create a healthy drink that aids digestion and adds energy to your life. One green strong smoothie every day can help you lose weight and feel great.
Lake Oswego Hanging Baskets - Love those fabulous hanging baskets on our city streets? Plant materials for this project are identical to those in the popular baskets. Leave with your own beautiful creation that complements your home's color theme. Plants, baskets, planting materials and maintenance instructions are provided.
Don't miss the Oswego Garden Club Scarecrows in the Garden Tour - July 20-October 31, 2013.
Our scarecrows are set in the garden and ready to be seen! The tour features an array of scarecrows at Luscher Farm. From wacky and scary to traditional and historical, and of course, school mascots, enjoy viewing handcrafted scarecrows courtesy of Nancy Sergeant and our friends at Oswego Garden Club. Take a leisurely stroll through our gardens, vote for your favorite scarecrow, and help us find Sneaky Pete, our missing scarecrow.
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