Start fresh in January

  • Written by Molbak’s
January is all about fresh starts and what better way to refresh and renew your home than with indoor plants?  Molbak’s is excited to offer a series of free Saturday seminars focusing on indoor plants during the month of January.  Topics include the many health benefits of indoor plants, designing indoor containers and terrariums, and easy care indoor plants.  All seminars are presented by local experts.

Molbak’s kicks off the series on January 7, 10-11 a.m., with Bastyr University’s naturopathic doctor and author, Jenn Dazey.  Dazey will focus on the many benefits of indoor plants.  “Several easy-to-grow houseplants have proven to be incredible air purifiers,” states Dazey.   Curious which are the most effective?  Join Dazey as she presents “Year-Round Benefits of Indoor Plants” and explains how indoor plants detoxify the air, reduce stress and ease depression. Plus, learn about the power of aromatherapy and the joy of incorporating indoor plants into your home.

Dazey will be followed from noon-1 p.m. by Jodi Burkland, a talented Molbak’s designer, who will share her favorite indoor plant combinations and demonstrate how to balance color, blooms and texture when designing indoor containers.  Burkland will provide easy tips on caring for indoor containers and how to keep them looking great all year long by adding a colorful blooming plant each season.

January 14, 10-11a.m. will feature Molbak’s indoor plant expert Robert Allan.  Allan will discuss his top 10 hard-to-kill indoor plants and inspire confidence in those new to indoor plants as well as those who have been unsuccessful in the past.  Convinced you’re cursed with a “black” thumb when it comes to indoor plants?  Then this is the seminar for you!  Come break the spell and discover which indoor beauties are the most resilient and forgiving.

Burkland will return on January 21, 10-11 a.m. with “Inspired Terrariums and Aeriums.” Terrariums and aeriums are the hottest trend in indoor gardening!  These lovely miniature landscapes bring the natural world indoors and require surprisingly little care.  Burkland will show examples of stunning terrariums, demonstrate how to create a terrarium and provide design tips.  Attendees will walk away inspired and with the knowledge needed to design their own contained landscapes.

For the younger crowd, Molbak’s is offering a hands-on workshop “Create a Mason Jar Terrarium” on January 21.  Two sessions are available (Session 1: 12-12:30 p.m. and Session 2: 1-1:30 p.m.).  Molbak’s plant expert, Steffany Neuschaefer will lead the workshop. Registration is $15 per child and includes all supplies needed. Kids will walk away with a terrarium of their own creation and an understanding of how plants grow, how to care for their terrarium and how the water cycle works.  Recommended for children ages 6+. Pre-registration is required and available on-line at  Space is limited and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

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