Daniel Mount shares his education as a botanist and experience as a professional gardener in classes he offers to garden clubs, school groups and nurseries. The following list is a sampling of what is available.
The Tulip, A Treasure from the East in Today’s Garden: Learn the the skill of selecting and ordering tulips, planting in containers or in the ground, preventing disease and pests. A container planting workshop is available. A slide show available of best tulips for Northwest gardens, along with an anecdotal history of this famous flower.
The Hosta, Queen of the Shade Garden: Learn how to select and place hostas for years of carefree beauty. From the 125 cultivars he’s grown Daniel shares his favorites for sun and shade, and a selection of rare hostas worth fussing over. Class is enhanced with a slideshow presentation and living examples.
Fruits of Thy Labors, A Botanical Workshop: Learn the fundamental botany of flowers and fruit development of ornamental and edible plants. This is a fun, hands-on workshop which gets students to look at their gardens in an intimate botanical new way.
A Cut Above, Pruning Defined: Learn to conquer your fear of pruning in this pruning basics class. This class teaches fundamental pruning skills, tool selection and maintenance, and best references for pruning know-how. This class is offered in the field with hands on experience.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Learn to identify common wildflowers using guidebooks, hand lenses and the naked eye. This class is a day trip to either forest, sub-alpine meadows or sage brush country in search of the Northwest’s native beauties.
The Potted Garden: Learn how to grow perennials, vegetables and even trees in containers. This class emphasizes container selection, soil preparation, watering and feeding of contained plants, winterizing and, of course, design.