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Care for your lawn or garden without the guesswork with this helpful gardening advice and guides from Armstrong Garden Centers.

Class- Grow Your Own Peppers

Saturday, March 25 at 8am

Get a bountiful harvest from home-grown peppers. We are featuring our most popular, from hot to mild. Our experts will show you how to grow the best varieties for your California garden. World’s hottest peppers coming soon to an Armstrong near you!

Note: Class not held at Irvine Outlet. 

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Class- Small Space Gardening

Saturday, April 1, 8am 

Make the most of any outdoor space with our unique ideas and expert advice for small spaces. Start now for year-round outdoor living.

Note: Class not held at Irvine Outlet.

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Class- Growing Vegetables

Saturday, April 8, 8am

Plant now for summer harvest. We'll give you growing tips and advice from planting to harvest.

Note: Class not held at Irvine Outlet.

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Try this fresh from your garden twist on a summertime favorite. Add fresh Strawberries and Basil to your favorite Lemonade recipe for a sweet and refreshing drink.



2 Cups fresh Strawberries (stems removed and chopped coarsely)

1 Cup fresh Sweet Basil leaves

1 Cup freshly squeezed Lemon juice

8 Cups Water

2 tbsp granulated sugar



First, make a simple syrup with Basil.Mash the Basil leaves slightly to bruise them which will bring out their flavor. Combine the Basil, sugar and 1 Cup water in a small saucepan. Stir constantly while bringing to a boil until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the stovetop and let it cool. Once cool, strain it to remove any large leaves.


Next, Pour 1 cup fresh squeezed Lemon juice into a pitcher. Combine strawberries with sugar in a medium sized bowl - let them sit for 5 - 10 minutes.

Put the strawberry and sugar mixture into a blender and blend until it reaches a smooth consistency. Strain the mixture to remove any Strawberry seeds. 

Add the strawberry mixture to the pitcher with lemon juice and continue stirring while adding the Basil simple syrup, and 7 cups of water. Add ice to fill the pitcher to chill.

When serving, pour the Lemonade into the glass and add fresh sliced strawberries. Garnish with a couple of fresh Basil leaves.

Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh from the garden refreshment!


Pinterest Find more tasty fresh berry recipes on our Pinterest boards > 

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Class- Growing Citrus

Saturday, April 22, 8am

Follow the tips and advice from Armstrong experts, and come winter, you will have a bounteous citrus crop.

Note: Class not held at Irvine Outlet and not available at Pasadena.

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Plant a Strawberry Jar

Full Sun Project

You can enjoy scrumptious strawberries at home in any size yard by growing them in containers. A strawberry jar is an especially fun way to grow strawberries. Strawberry jars have holes on the sides of the pot for plants in addition to the top.

Start by pouring potting soil into the container up to the level of the first set of holes. Pull the leaves of the plant through the hole from the inside. Once you have a plant in each of the lower level holes add more potting soil to cover their root system and bring the level of soil up to the next set of holes. Continue this process to the top of the pot, then plant a strawberry or two at the top.

To add variety, plant another edible plant with the strawberries. Here, creeping thyme is planted with the strawberries.


Shopping List

1 – Strawberry jar
1 bag Edna's Best Potting soil
1 box E.B. Stone Sure Start Fertilizer
5 – Strawberry plants
3 – Creeping Thyme


PinterestFollow our Pinterest Board Berry Delicious for tips and tasty recipes > 



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Event- Garden Party

Thursday, April 20th, 3pm-8pm*

*Stores open an additional hour!

Special savings on your purchase and complimentary wine and light appetizers.

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Class- Beneficial Bugs

Saturday, April 29, 8am

Beneficial insects are excellent garden helpers and now is the best time to introduce them into your garden. We'll show you which plants are best for maintaining these beneficiaries as well as what they do to help your garden flourish.

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