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Wed Oct 11, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Brown Bag: An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles
Beetles (ladybirds, click beetles, fireflies, ground beetles, and weevils to name a few) comprise the most diverse group of animals on Earth. Dr. Duane McKenna from the University of Memphis Department of Biological Sciences will present a lecture on beetles, including information about their diversity, their roles in Earth's ecosystems, and his research to unravel their family tree and remarkable habits, including their apparent success in feeding on plants.

Registration not necessary. Free with Garden admission.
Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelliís Cafe at the Garden.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Booker T. Leigh, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter Suite B, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis TN
Phone: 901-752-1207
 

Thu Oct 19, 2017 7 PM

Mid South Hosta Society: Speaker- Gene E Bush "Color Combinations for the Shade Garden"
Shade garden expert (Gene E Bush) presentation featuring subtle, and not so subtle, combinations that bring out the best in each other and prove there is no shortage of color for shade gardens. Drawing from over thirty years of gardening experience and twenty years in the nursery trade, he uses both native and non-native perennial shade and woodland plants to form what he refers to as a casual "Wild" style.
Social time and refreshments begin at 6:30p.m.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Contact: Virginia Goodwin-Gray
Email: virginiagg@comcast.net
 

Sun Oct 22, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society: Repotting with Orchiata
Graham Ramsey presents program on Repotting with Orchiata. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat Nov 04, 2017 10 AM - 1 PM

Daffodil Bulb Sale
Over 50 different cultivars of daffodil bulbs that grow well in the Mid-South will be on sale. Plant list attached. Cash and checks only.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Potting Hub
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org

Daffodil Bulb List

Daffodil Bulb List
 

Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 PM

Memphis Horticulture Society "The Garden and The Workshop-Working Together for a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table"
resentation by: Julie & Ted Wilson, Suzy Askew and Larry Rains
Garden inspired designs for the table and the men who make it happen.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Contact: Martha Garner
Phone: 901-619-8939
 

Wed Nov 08, 2017 12 PM - 1 PM

Brown Bag: Bugs that Attack..Other Bugs!
Local gardening expert Tonya Ashworth will sort out the beneficials from the baddies. She will also explore ways to make our gardens more welcoming for beneficial insects.

Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelliís Cafť at the Garden.

No registration necessary. Call 901-636-4100 for more information. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Thu Nov 16, 2017 11 AM

Phoebe Cook Lecture: Collecting New and Hardy Plants in Mountains of Northern Vietnam- Sue & Bleddyn Wynn-Jones
Open to the public and free with Membership or regular admission.
Limited seating available.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens-Winegardner Auditorium
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Nov 16, 2017 7 PM

Memphis Herb Society Meeting
Learn to make Kokedamas, Japanese moss balls that contain a living plant, under the direction of Ann Lanphere. Silent Auction of handcrafted items such as herbal teas, vinegars and more. Refreshments at 6:30. Guests: $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Phone: 901-754-4929
 

Sun Nov 19, 2017 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
Alex Kumok presents the program "Orchid Inventory: How to keep track of your collection." Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden
Website: http://www.memphisorchards.org
 

Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 PM

Memphis Fern Society Meeting
Dr. Eugene McKenzie conducts a class on fern propagation through spore sowing. All who attend will have an opportunity to propagate a fern.
Location: Town Village, Audubon Park, 950 Cherry Road
 

Thu Dec 21, 2017 5 PM - 6 PM

Monthly Botany Talks: A Casual Discussion of Plant Families
Participate in group discussions on a particular plant family. Each monthly discussion will be led by an enthusiast of that family. Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J Elpel. Supplemental pages and refreshments provided. Free admission.
Location: Dixon Garden Office
 

Thu Dec 21, 2017 6 PM - 8 PM

The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition
Celebrate the winter solstice with the opening of The Dixon Collects: Amaryllis Exhibition featuring the Dixon collection that started in 2014. Visitors will view the amaryllis in the collection as well as new additions.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Canale Conservatory
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 1: Creating a Landscape Plan
Master Gardener, David Fuchs, will present a class on the on creating a landscape plan. A "how to" for drawing a master landscape plan plus a very basic introduction to design using repetition and rhythm, simplicity, unity, scale and balance will be discussed.
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 2: What Hydrangea Where
Master Gardener, Linda Lanier, will present a class on "What Hydrangea Where?" This class is also called "Hydrangeas for Sun and Shade". The presentation discusses which hydrangea species does best in what type of location, how to prune it and the varieties available. Talk includes many photos of hydrangeas in the speaker's garden and from garden tours.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 3: Soil and Composting
Master Gardener, Jim Volgas, will present "Soil and Composting". Covers the questions: what is healthy soil, how do we obtain it and how does composting relate to soil building.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 4: Nine Rules for a Mixed and Blended Garden
Master Gardener, Jean Ward-Jones presents "Nine Rules for a Mixed and Blended Garden". Check these nine rules for a mixed and blended garden and compare them against your garden to get some great ideas for improving the overall look, dressing up a particular area, using your own unique creative style and pulling it all together.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 5: Introduction to Pruning
Master Gardener, Bill Cummings, presents "Introduction to Pruning". Reduce your pruning by learning why, when and how proper pruning will keep your plants attractive and vigorous adding years to their usefulness and beauty.
Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University - Session 6: ABCs of Herb Gardening
Master Gardener, John Peterson, presents the ABCs of Herb Gardening. Are you planning herbs in your garden or planning an herb garden? This class will present thoughts about growing herbs and some ways to use them and preserve your harvest.
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Hosted by the Bartlett City Beautiful Commission, "Bartlett Gardening University" is a six-part series of garden talks open to the public. All presentations will be provided by master gardeners and held at the Bartlett Library on consecutive Saturdays beginning at 2:30 P.M. each week beginning 01/06/16
Location: Bartlett Public Library, 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett TN
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Mar 24, 2018 2 PM - 5 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.

Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Contact: Molly Hampton
Phone: 901-312-1248
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sun Mar 25, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM

Daffodil Show
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Apr 05, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website.
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Fri Apr 06, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website. Optional tours to The Parthenon and The Hermitage, judging, show open to the public, social hour, and awards dinner.
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Sat Apr 07, 2018 8 AM - 5:30 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The 2008 American Daffodil Society National Convention will be in the greater Nashville area April 5-8, 2018. The convention features a national daffodil show and educational sessions free and open to the public. To read about the schedule events, visit the ADS website. Educational seminars (Ted Snazell "Hybridizing Jonquil and Tazetta Daffodils"; Julie Hardy "Irish Hybridizers and their Daffodils"; Frans Veul "Growing and Breeding Daffodils in Holland"; and a visit to Carnton, a historic plantation house in Franklin. Keynote speaker, Frans Veul of veul Bulbs "New Varieties from Holland Breeders and Growers"
Location: Nashville, TN
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

Sun Apr 08, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM

American Daffodil Society National Convention
The Dixon and the Mid-South Daffodil Society host the 8th annual Daffodil Show. Identified species may be entered in the American Daffodil Society accredited exhibition and competition. Daffodil whose names are not known are welcome to be entered in the "just for fun" category.
Entries will be received Friday, March 23rd from Noon thru 4pm and on Saturday, March 24th from 9-9:30am.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide educational information.

Free admission.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Winegardner Auditorium
Website: http://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2018-national-convention/
 

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