Calendar of Events
Each year we host a series of special events, garden talks and workshops to add to your gardening knowledge and enjoyment. There is always something going on at Northwind Perennial Farm.
Northwind’s Garden Shop Opens for the Season
April 14, 2017 at 9 am
Happy Hour Every Thursday from 4-5 pm
Do you love perennials so much that you need to stay on a budget? Visit us during Happy Hour and get a 20 per cent discount on Northwind-grown perennials.
Free Garden Design
May 7 from 11 am – 2 pm
Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind, has created designs of perennial combinations that will attract beneficial insects to your landscape including many species of bees, moths and butterflies. Each design will give care and maintenance instructions for the perennials as well as explain the insects that will be attracted to these plants. Bring a picture or sketch of a 100 sq. foot area in your yard along with information about your specific site, i.e. soil and light conditions and Roy will give you a free design for a pollinator-friendly garden. If you purchase all of the perennials in your design, you will receive a 20% discount (the discount is only valid on May 7). Approximately 35 – 40 perennials will fill 100 sq. feet area.
Design Ideas for Container Plantings
May 27 at 10:30 am
Join Sharilyn, our floral designer, as she demonstrates design ideas for container plantings for sun and shade using annuals, herbs and perennials. There is no fee to attend this workshop.
Yoga in the Garden
Thursdays at 9 am June through August
The Lifestyle and Social Effectiveness of 20 Perennials
July 29 and 30
Join Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm, for a two-day workshop to learn the unique characteristics and lifestyles of these plants, the nature of combining plants and the boundaries of care that plants and plant communities expect. The workshop will run from 9-5 on both days with a break for lunch. The focus will be hands-on experience; planting and learning in the display gardens at Northwind. The class is limited to 25 people. The fee is $300. plus tax and you must preregister by calling 262.248.8229 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Annual Art Fair
September 16 (Rain date is September 23)
Join us as regional artists display their work in our lovely garden setting. There will be potters, painters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists and more. Northwind will be offering special sales on perennials and garden accents and there will be food vendors so you can make a day of it.
Living With Grasses and Sedges
September 23 and 24
Join co-owner Roy Diblik for a two-day class to explore the use of sedges and grasses in the garden. The workshop will run from 9-5 both days with a break for lunch. The focus will be hands-on experience; planting and learning in the display gardens at Northwind. The class is limited to 25 people. The fee is $300. plus tax and you must preregister by calling 262.248.8229 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwind’s Garden Shop Closes for the Season
October 14 and 15, 10 am-4 pm
We will be closing the Garden Shop to prepare for Christmas, so come and get some wonderful deals on perennials. Fall is a great time to plant perennials so that they can get a head-start for next year.
Northwind’s Christmas Shop Opens for the Season
November 18, 10 am
Holiday charm and unique items make Christmas at Northwind an unforgettable shopping experience. We offer fresh, premium greens, berries, wreaths and garland and our selection of unusual ornaments and holiday decorations is remarkable. Dress for the weather! The Christmas Shop is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only from 10 am – 4–pm.
Design Ideas for Holiday Arrangements
December 2, 10:30 am
Northwind’s floral designer, Sharilyn Smage, will demonstrate design tips for combining greens, twigs and berries to help you create your own beautiful holiday arrangements.
Northwind’s Christmas Shop Closes for the Season
December 17, 4 pm
See you in the Spring!