Events

HCG Virtual Events

Hyannis Country Garden hosts events that are designed to be both informative and entertaining. Our fans love our Friday Happy Hours, each starting at 5 PM and lasting for one hour. All Happy Hours are free of charge and you can participate in these either on Facebook Live or by clicking the individual link and registering via Zoom. 

Sunday Seminars are in-depth classes on topics that we’ve seen are of interest to our customers. These virtual events run from 4 PM to 5:30, and the non-refundable cost to attend is $10.00. Our Sunday Seminar one-and-a-half hour programs do a deeper dive into subjects of interest to Cape Cod gardeners. Advance payment and registration will be required, and all who are signed up will receive a pdf handout on the topic and a special offer. For more information see our schedules posted and click through for more information about our virtual events.

January 14:
Houseplant Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari
We’re toasting the joys of indoor plants tonight at 5 PM. Hear about some new varieties, long-flowering plants for indoors, and some tips and tricks for houseplant happiness. Note: If you want C.L. to address your current houseplant issue, send her a photo: clfornari at countrygarden dot com  – photos should be sent before January 12th in order to be included.

Advance registration required:. This event is also broadcast on Facebook live.

This is a free, virtual event

January 23:
Make a Terrarium Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari
Making a terrarium is a great project for treating cabin fever and a perfect activity to do with kids and grandchildren during a winter vacation. Learn how to create a miniature garden under glass. See how you can use vases, jars or other containers that you might already have to make a terrarium. Discover which plants work well, how to place them even in containers with small openings, and how to embellish your garden once the plants are in place. Hear how to maintain these tiny landscapes over time. 

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

February 4:
Indoor Edibles Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari

Have you thought about growing herbs and other edibles inside? In this Happy Hour we look at which plants are easiest for indoor cultivation, and which ones are more challenging. Hear about lights and problem solving.

Advance registration required:. This event is also broadcast on Facebook live.

This is a free, virtual event

February 6:
Growing Cannabis Outdoors on Cape Cod Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

In this virtual seminar you’ll learn the ins and outs of growing Cannabis outdoors. Hear about seed germination, transplanting, garden or container growing, fertilizing and insect/disease problems. Discover the pros and cons of auto-flowering varieties, and common Cannabis myths. This is a class about growing this plant outside, with emphasis on Cape Cod growing conditions.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

February 27:
Seed Starting Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

In this class you’ll hear how to be successful with seeds, indoors and out. Discover which plants are best started from seeds and which ones you might want to purchase as seedlings. Learn how and when to start seeds inside or directly in the ground. Find out which soils to use and your options for pots, both purchased and recycled from items you already have at home. Attendees will have ample time for having their questions answered.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

March 4:
Organic Problem Solving Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari

Insects, Fungi and Critters, oh my! We look at common problems you may encounter indoors or out, and what solutions are available. If you’ve had a problem you’d like C.L. to address, send her a photo before March 1st:  clfornari at countrygarden dot com

Advance registration required. This event is also broadcast on Facebook live.

This is a free, virtual event.

March 20:
Perennial Gardening on Cape Cod Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

This virtual class emphasizes perennial plants that are less work, with a spotlight on native varieties. Hear which perennials can be grown from seed, giving you more plants inexpensively. Attendees will learn how to plant their perennial gardens for low-maintenance and long-lasting flowers. 

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

April 1:
Spring Planting Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari

We’re all anxious to plant and plan when spring arrives, so tonight at 5 we do a dive into the details. When can you transplant that hydrangea or prune those roses? When can you put in new foundation plantings, or create a perennial border? Hear about spring planting timetables and have your questions answered.

Advance registration required. This event is also broadcast on Facebook live.

This is a free, virtual event.

April 3:
Pruning Demystifiied: Be a Barber, Not a Butcher! Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

For over 20 years this has been the most popular talk C.L. Fornari gives at Hyannis Country Garden. In this virtual presentation you’ll learn the three types of pruning cuts and the results achieved by each. You’ll hear the general rules for when to prune certain plants, and whether you’ll be able to make a large Knockout Rose small again. We’ll cover how to prune blue Hydrangeas, and what to do about that too-big Rhododendron. Plus your specific pruning questions answered.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

April 10:
What the Garden Newbie Needs to Know Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

Are you new to the joys and dilemmas of plants and gardens? Have you recently purchased a new house and wonder how to handle the landscape? Were you one of the people who planted a vegetable garden for the first time during the pandemic? Or perhaps you’ve been recently turned on to houseplants or cutting flowers. In this class, C.L. Fornari covers what is most important for you to know. Learn some basic rules of thumb for success, discover from garden hacks, and hear a few common myths busted. Ample time for your specific questions at the end of the talk.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

April 22:
Earth Day Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari
Pollinator Pathways/Pollinator Parties

Let’s spend an hour talking about how you can support pollinators on Cape Cod. From which trees and shrubs you grow to the perennials in your landscape and annuals in your containers.

Advance registration required. This event is also broadcast on Facebook live.

This is a free, virtual event.

April 24:
Vegetable Gardening on Cape Cod Sunday Seminar Virtual Event with C.L. Fornari

Discover the satisfaction of growing the most flavorful food on earth in this virtual class taught by C.L. Fornari. Hear which veggies do the best on the Cape and whether to grow them from seeds or small plants. Find out how to deal with the most common problems that home gardeners encounter, from bunnies to blight. Learn about the organic products that will help you grow food safely and successfully.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

May 13:
Proven Winner Happy Hour with the Garden Lady, C.L. Fornari

This evening at 5 C.L. is talking about Proven Winners plants. Hear about annuals that will easily flower all summer. See some new Hydrangea varieties and other shrubs that will make you smile. Discover dramatic plants for gardens and containers, found in the distinctive white and black pots throughout the garden center.

Advance registration required. This event is also broadcast on Facebook Live.

This is a free, virtual event.

May 15:
Notable Natives for Pollinator Pathways Sunday Seminar

Are you new to the joys and dilemmas of plants and gardens? Have you recently purchased a new house and wonder how to handle the landscape? Were you one of the people who planted a vegetable garden for the first time during the pandemic? Or perhaps you’ve been recently turned on to houseplants or cutting flowers. In this class, C.L. Fornari covers what is most important for you to know. Learn some basic rules of thumb for success, discover from garden hacks, and hear a few common myths busted. Ample time for your specific questions at the end of the talk.

Advance registration required.

There is a $10 fee for this virtual event.

Links to Past Free Recorded Events

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Links to Past Virtual Events Posted Below

Links to the recordings of some past Webinars and Happy Hours are below. (Note: not all talks are recorded)

Make a Boxwood Tree Happy Hour

Boxwood trees are made using cut greens and a few simple florist supplies. C.L. Fornari will show you how to make a small table-top tree that will last through New Years.  

Wreaths and Swags Happy Hour 

Learn how to make a wreath and swag from scratch, and how to decorate pre-made balsam and mixed green wreaths.

Holiday Plants Happy Hour 

Hear about flowering indoor plants, from the traditional to the new and unusual. See how to decorate with these plants and learn about their care past the holidays.

Pumpkin Happy Hour

Discover new approaches to fall decor with pumpkins. Plant a succulent centerpiece in a pumpkin, and see how to quickly create porch decor.

Bulb Planting Happy Hour

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Grab your favorite beverage for the Cocktail Hour and let’s celebrate the bulb planting season! C.L.talks about which bulbs to naturalize, how deep to plant, proper fertilizing, and how to keep critters from eating your tulips. Plus some time-saving techniques for planting and a look at some bulbs you may not be familiar with. It might be fall, but we’ll be lifting our glasses to spring this evening, because bulbs are all about the cheer.

 

How To Make A Hydrangea Wreath with C.L. Fornari

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See how to make a wreath from your hydrangea flowers using a straw wreath form and fern pins.

Fall Lawn Care with Dekes

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Back by popular demand, Hyannis Country Garden's natural lawn care guru, Jamie, aka "Dekes." Learn what lawn restoration should happen in the fall, find out about fall fertCape Cod, plus some suggestions for shade gardens.  Password: 5e$5^6=p

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