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Sun Jul 24, 2016 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society
Mark Reinke from Marble Branch Farms presents the program “The Exciting Encyclias.” Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Thu Jul 28, 2016 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society
Program by Evelyn Mosley: Pursuing the Provocative Pepper, 2016 Herb of the Year. Meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month.Refreshments at 6:30 pm followed by an herb themed program at 7:00 pm.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisherbsociety.org
 

Thu Jul 28, 2016 7 PM

The Memphis Cactus and Succulent Society
"The Wide World of Sedum" presented by Dr. Paul Little. Public invited at no charge and new visitors receive a free plant.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-825-8041
 

Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Other Pollinators
Learn the best plants to make your garden a show place and attract these flying wonders.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Jul 30, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Hummingbirds, Buterflies & Other Pollinators
Learn the best plants to make your garden a show place and attract these flying wonders.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Water Management & the Rain Garden
Water is becoming more valuable. Learn to manage it, and learn how to maximize what nature provides. Drought tolerant and hardy plants will be discussed (many of which are native), plus some interesting stories about water will be explored.
Location: Urban Earth, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Aug 13, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Water Management & the Rain Garden
Water is becoming more valuable. Learn to manage it, and learn how to maximize what nature provides. Drought tolerant and hardy plants will be discussed (many of which are native), plus some interesting stories about water will be explored.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed Aug 17, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Brown Bag: Hosta Enthusiasts
Judith Hammond, president of Mid-South Hosta Society, displays cut specimens and containers of hostas and discuses the trends of collecting them.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Fri Aug 19, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Mary's Natural Design
Class Limit 10. "Long recetangle-many Kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Aug 19, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Mary's Natural Design
Class Limit 10. "Long recetangle-many Kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Classic Flower Design with Fans and Porcelain
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Suzy Askew instructs Classic Flower Design in a pair of matched porcelain containers. Using the fan palmetto frond from nature’s own fold, we will do two classic mass designs in lovely vases reminiscent of some in our collection. Students bring your own clippers and hand pruners. Members $65 non- members $80.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Contact: Melissa
Phone: 901- 761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly
Presented by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with support from Buckman. Cora Lund Preston, Monarch Joint Venture, speaker.
Monarch Joint Venture is a partnership of over 40 organizations which protects monarch butterfly populations through conservation, restoration, education and research. Cora Lund Preston will provide the latest updates on monarch butterflies and discuss what citizens can do to help.
$4 admission benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC and MBG Members.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-219-7323; 901-636-4116
Email: education@wolfriver.org
Website: http://wolfriver.org
 

Thu Aug 25, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Pests and Diseases Solutions for Season Color
Pests and Diseases Solutions for Season Color presented by Joellen Dimond, TSU Extension Agent. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Mosquito 101
Memphis has had a rough go with mosquitos since yellow fever! Learn about the newest Mosquito diseases and what you can do to protect you and your family.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Aug 27, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Mosquito 101
Memphis has had a rough go with mosquitos since yellow fever! Learn about the newest Mosquito diseases and what you can do to protect you and your family.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Crepe Myrtles, Pruing & the New Disease
Our unofficial city tree is under assault. Come learn about the new Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Disease and how to treat it. Pruning and growing information will be provided, plus a look at some of the better varieties & what is causing this new disease.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Sep 10, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Crepe Myrtles, Pruning & the New Disease
Our unofficial city tree is under assault. Come learn about the new Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Disease and how to treat it. Pruning and growing information will be provided, plus a look at some of the better varieties & what is causing this new disease.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Fri Sep 16, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Lotus Leaves and Pods
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-2 kenzan" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Sep 16, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Lotus Leavs and Pods
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-2 kenzan" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM - 3 PM

Crittenden County Arkansas Master Gardeners Symposium "SULTRY SOUTHERN NIGHTS"
Speakers: Debbie Bruce, Janet Carson, Cathy Justice, Brian Keithley, Dr. Michael Kennedy, and Dr. Stan Trauth.
Location: Angel's Way Baptist Church 801 Angel's Way Marion Arkansas
Contact: Russ Parker
Phone: 1-870-739-3239

 

Information: Sultry Southern Nights
 

Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Seed Saving 101
REGISTRATION REQUIRED-CALL TO REGISTER. Learn from garden staff how to properly collect and store seeds. Participants will receive a selection of seeds, a tin, envelopes and canisters for future use.
Members $30; non members $45.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Wed Sep 21, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Classic Flower Designs from the Dixon Container Collection
Greg Francis will design three containers in the classic tradition. Free for members and students with ID.

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening Blunders & Planting Fall Annual Color
Learn what garden mistakes look like & how to avoid them! Some call these rookie mistakes, but after many years as a professional, I have found that learning from other peoples mistakes is smart! Fall annual color will also be discussed.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Sep 24, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening Blunders & Planting Fall Annual Color
Learn what garden mistakes look like & how to avoid them! Some call these rookie mistakes, but after many years as a professional, I have found that learning from other peoples mistakes is smart! Fall annual color will also be discussed.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home
A New documentary film by Catherine Zimmerman of The Meadow Project, presented by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with support from Buckman.
Focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems, this film features renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy and offers inspiring stories of how humans and wildlife can coexist with mutual benefits.
$4 admission benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Free to WRC and MBG Members.
Phone: 901-219-7323; 901-636-4116
Email: education@wolfriver.org
Website: http://wolfriver.org
 

Thu Sep 29, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter
Getting Your Landscape Ready for Winter presented by Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agents. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Oct 13, 2016 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs presented by Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent. Free to public. Call for more information.
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd Suite B, Memphis TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 15, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Garden Styles & Fall Garden Tasks
Garden styles originate from people in places. Often these ideas are terrific and should be understood, copied, or changed to fit our needs. Learn how to pirate and steal great garden ideas. As an added bonus, learn what should be done in the garden right now!
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Viewed from Above
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle-lots of kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Email: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sat Oct 22, 2016 1 PM - 2 PM

Urban Earth Educational Seminar: Gardening for the Memphis Newcomer
If you or a friend are new to Memphis, this gardening seminar is for you! Learn how Memphis is different from other parts of the country and how best to deal with it.
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center, 80 Flicker St, Memphis
Phone: 901-323-0031
Website: http://urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Nov 18, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: JN Maple Branches
Class Limit 10. "Rectangle" taught by Julie Wilson. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 1 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

Fri Dec 30, 2016 2 PM

Basic Japanese Flower Arranging Lessons: Kadomatsu
Class Limit 10. "Long rectangle-no kenzan" taught by Suzy Askew. Three different containers have been commissioned by local potters: taube long pewter black rectangle, Taube round gray-beige with robin's egg interior and pinched sides, and Wallace square-ish rectangle in muted shades of green with splashes of color inside. Students may bring their own favorite containers also. $20.
Bring cylinder container and clippers. Email for questions.
(We ask that each student arrive and leave on time, concentrate on your own design, keep conversation quiet and on the design subject, cleanup workspace after.)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulture Building
Email: juliedyerwilson@gmail.com
 

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Wing B
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240