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Thu Sep 20, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Lunch and Learn: The Correct Way to Plant Trees and Shrubs
Speaker: Booker T Leigh, UT Extension Agent
Location: Shelby County Extension Office Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Road Memphis TN 38120
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu


 

Sat Sep 29, 2018 10 AM - 11 AM

Garden Workshop Series - Lawn Care for Fall with Chris Emanus
Garden Workshop: Lawn Care for Fall

Saturday, September 29 | 10:00-11:00am | South Lawn

Chris Emanus, Grounds and Landscape Manager at the Dixon and Garden staff will discuss fall care of your fescue lawn. The workshop will include how and when to overseed, how to water, and the specifics of care and maintenance. Each participant will receive a worksheet to take home.
Location: Dixon Garden, 4339 Park Avenue
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Sep 29, 2018 10 AM - 4 PM

Country Fair at Rosemark -Horticulture Specialty Flower Show
September 29: Horticulture Specialty Flower Show: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, TN 38053 in the Rosemark Historic District. "Home Grown II: A Patchwork of Country Gardening" features horticulture, photography, and educational exhibits. Open and free to the public. Hosted by Garden Club of Rosemark, a member of National Garden Clubs and Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs. Horticulture Show is part of The Country Fair at Rosemark festivities on Sept. 29 which include antique farm equipment, livestock, 4-H projects, a bee exhibit, live music throughout the day, crafts, food vendors, a Classic car and truck show, and much more. www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com
Location: Rosemark Historic District, 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, TN
Website: http://www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com

2018 Rosemark County Fair Information
 

2018 Rosemark County Fair Day Schedule
 

Tue Oct 02, 2018 9 AM - 12 PM

Turf Plot Demonstration Workshop
Shelby County Extension is going to have a Turf Plot Demonstration on October 2, 2018, at the Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN. Booker T. Leigh and Dr. Chris Cooper will be at the turf plot to answer any questions concerning winter care of turf grass, soil pH, getting your lawn ready for winter and applied pre-emergence herbicide. Ten types of grasses will be discussed: Latitude Bermuda, Celebration Bermuda, Discovery Bermuda, Northridge Bermuda, Palisades Zoysia, Royal Zoysia, GEO Zoysia, Solow Zoysia, L1 Zoysia, and HGT Bluegrass (Health Growth Turf). The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12 noon. Come and get your lawn questions answered and pick up information about lawn care. For additional information call Booker T.Leigh at 901-752-1207.
Location: 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN
Contact: Booker T. Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207

 

Tue Oct 02, 2018 7 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Mushrooms with Margie Hunter
Join us for this presentation by Margie Hunter -- writer, gardener, hiker, and an aspiring amateur botanist and naturalist from Nashville, TN. Her book, Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee: The Spirit of Place, was published in 2002 by University of Tennessee Press, and her website is www.gardeningwithnativeplants.com. She loves the natural history of Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains in particular. Her blog, the Smokies Blog, follows her quest to hike all the trails in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park (www.hikinginthesmokies.wordpress.com).
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:30 PM - 6 PM

UT Gardens Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture
1:30-2:30 Garden Lecture by Vincent Simeone, Director at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. For more about Vincent see https://www.vincentsimeone.com

3:00-6:30 Fall Plant Sale

Plant list is available on the website
Location: West TN AgResearch & Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: 731/424-1643
Website: http://www.westtennessee.edu/events/FallPlantSale.asp
 

Fri Oct 05, 2018 9 AM - 5 PM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the new Nursery at the Garden area, featuring a much larger display and many more varieties of pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage, and kale than past fall sales.

Selection of perennials will be larger than ever, and plants are well-suited to thrive in our Mid-South climate. This will be the perfect timing to add a variety of pumpkins and gourds to your home or lawn decor.

Admission is free.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN
Email: www.memphisbotanicgarden.com

 

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9 AM - 5 PM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the new Nursery at the Garden area, featuring a much larger display and many more varieties of pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage, and kale than past fall sales.

Selection of perennials will be larger than ever, and plants are well-suited to thrive in our Mid-South climate. This will be the perfect timing to add a variety of pumpkins and gourds to your home or lawn decor.

Admission is free.
Location: Memphis Botanic Gardens, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN
Email: www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Mon Oct 08, 2018 9 AM - 12 PM

Forest Exploration Day Camp
This week ( October 8-12) we will learn about the Big and Small of our Forests, how animals adapt, gather food, explore water ecosystems and gather animal tracks.

Each day campers will explore our forest, learn about trees, our woodland areas, forest animals and interact with the big outdoors. Grades 3- 6. Price: $35.00 per camper. Maximum class size is 30.
Sign up early for your spot at:
http://www.agricenter.org/forestexploration/
Location: Agricenter International, Cotton Room
Contact: Melisa Knirr
Phone: 901-757-7777 ext.7112 or 901-484-8401
Website: http://www.agricenter.org/forestexploration/



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Mon Oct 08, 2018 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Mid-South Hydrangea Society - A Review of Hydrangea Releases and New Landscape Shrubs
Please join us for our October meeting to hear Dr. Allen Owings speak on new landscape shrubs. Distyliums, gardenias, boxwoods, Drift roses, cleyera and azaleas are just a few he will cover as well as the myriad new hydrangea releases.
Dr. Allen Owings, Professor Emeritus – Horticulture, LSU AgCenter, retired in June 2017 with 25 years service. He provided statewide extension service programming for nursery growers, landscapers, garden centers and secondarily to Master Gardeners and home gardeners. He was the coordinator of the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plant program and is currently employed as senior horticulturist at Bracy’s Nursery in Amite, LA and as a horticulturist at Clegg’s Nursery in Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Owings was born and raised in Hammond, LA. He holds a BS degree in Plant Science from Southeastern Louisiana University, MS degree in Horticulture from LSU and PhD in Horticulture from Mississippi State University. He has been recognized by the Louisiana and National Agricultural County Agents Associations with their achievement award and distinguished service award. He is a life member of the Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association and Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research. Dr. Owings belongs to numerous horticulture societies in Louisiana and across the south. He is current president of the Louisiana Chapter of the Azalea Society of America and the region 7 director for the American Rose Society. He enjoys gardening, golf and LSU sports.

We welcome you to hear an informational and entertaining presentation from Dr. Owings! Our doors open at 6:00 P.M. for socializing and refreshments. Dr. Owings will present his program at 7:00 P.M. in the Goldsmith Room at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

Members Free – Guest $5 – Join $10
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Email: www.midsouthhydrangea.com
 

Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:15 AM - 11:30 PM

Herbal Work Study: Herbal Gifts
The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about making herbal gifts. I will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though). Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes. Arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot by 8:15a.m. The group will leave the building promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately: sun hats and closed toe shoes are suggested. Note: this learning opportunity is “purchased” via a barter system: you must work the first two hours (8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.) to attend the last hour of class (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.), making this a free event!). If you have any questions not covered here, call Sherri McCalla @ 901-636-4134.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Sherri McCalla
Phone: 901-636-4134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 13, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Planting and Techniques: Make a show in your garden for fall & winter
Fall planting, bulbs, pansies and other fall flowers, plus some good design sense.

Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed Oct 17, 2018 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn to ID the Mighty Oaks
Three sessions: October 17, 24, 31. On our Memphis Botanic grounds, we have 19 species of oak, providing a special opportunity for close examination. Join us on a series of 1.5 hour Oak ID Walks this fall led by Bo Kelley and Linnea West. Learn how to recognize these magnificent trees by their leaves, bark, buds, and acorns. Free with Garden admission. Walks are limited to 15 participants. Call 901-636-4128 to register.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Oct 18, 2018 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society - Hostas through the Ages with Glenn Herold
At the October meeting Glenn Herold’s presentation, “Hostas Through the Ages”, will trace the history of hostas from about 1600 into the 21st century. Glenn Herold is a retired professor of Horticulture, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL. He is also the former president of the Midwest Regional Hosta Society and the Central Illinois Hosta Society.

Glenn’s presentation is at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments are at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
 

Wed Oct 24, 2018 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn to ID the Mighty Oaks
Three sessions: October 17, 24, 31. On our Memphis Botanic grounds, we have 19 species of oak, providing a special opportunity for close examination. Join us on a series of 1.5 hour Oak ID Walks this fall led by Bo Kelley and Linnea West. Learn how to recognize these magnificent trees by their leaves, bark, buds, and acorns. Free with Garden admission. Walks are limited to 15 participants. Call 901-636-4128 to register.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Thu Oct 25, 2018 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Herb Society - "Herbal Medicine 102 Workshop"
Glinda Rhodes, a registered Herbalists, graduate of the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, and member of the American Herbalist Guild, returns to discuss the energetics of plants and how they influence the constitution of the individual. If you are wondering how herbs can help us reach an internal healthy balance, then this is the class to attend. Prepare to take notes, Guests $5. Refreshments at 5:30 pm.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
 

Fri Oct 26, 2018 9 AM - 4:30 PM

2018 NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE
Registration is open as of July 18, 2018. Cost is $175 before September 5/ after September 5 $195. Registration limited to 200. Sessions (Tracks) will have varied locations. Check the attached Brochure. Upon confirmation of registration session locations will be provided to registrant. Evening Plenary Sessions will include social time, BBQ dinner and a speaker. Pre and Post Conference tours are optional (additional cost, location, information listed in brochure)
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis, TN 38117 - Goldsmith Room
Contact: Kennon Hampton
Email: kennonhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org/native-plant-conference/







     

Sat Oct 27, 2018 9 AM - 4:30 PM

2018 NATIVE PLANT CONFERENCE
Registration is open as of July 18, 2018. Cost is $175. After September 5,cost is $195. Registration limited to 200. Sessions (Tracks) will have varied locations. Check the attached brochure. Upon confirmation of registration, session locations will be provided to registrant. Evening Plenary Sessions will include social time, BBQ dinner, and a speaker. Pre and Post Conference tours are optional (additional cost, location, information listed in brochure).
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis, TN 38117 - Goldsmith Room
Contact: Kennon Hampton
Email: kennonhampton@aol.com
 

Sat Oct 27, 2018 10 AM - 2 PM

HEALTHY HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Join us for fun, food, games, nutrition and health education for all ages!
Location: Southwest Community College Whitehaven Center 1234 Finley Rd Memphis, TN 38116
Phone: 901-752-1207
Website: http://Shelby.Tennessee.edu


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Sat Oct 27, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Wicked and Evil Plants
Plants are sneaky, some are even poisonous. At Halloween, learn what can be sneaky.

Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Sun Oct 28, 2018 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting - Orchids of Peru
"Orchid Pests and Their Management": a webinar from the American Orchid Society will be shown. There will be a plant auction. Visitors welcome
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

Wed Oct 31, 2018 9 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn to ID the Mighty Oaks
Three sessions: October 17, 24, 31. On our Memphis Botanic grounds, we have 19 species of oak, providing a special opportunity for close examination. Join us on a series of 1.5 hour Oak ID Walks this fall led by Bo Kelley and Linnea West. Learn how to recognize these magnificent trees by their leaves, bark, buds, and acorns. Free with Garden admission. Walks are limited to 15 participants. Call 901-636-4128 to register.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Contact: Laurie Williams
Phone: 901-636-4128
 

Sat Nov 03, 2018 10 AM - 1 PM

Mid-South Daffodil Society - Annual Daffodil Bulb Sale
The Mid South Daffodil Society's Bulb Sale will be from 10am-1pm at Dixon Gallery and Gardens Catmur Horticulture Building (Potting Hub). Fifty-four different cultivars of daffodil bulbs that grow well in the Mid-south will be available. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. There will be new varieties as well as old standards and many will be fragrant. . Cash or checks only.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Potting Hub, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.dixon.org

 

daffodil_sale_pricelist_11-3-18.pdf
 

Sat Nov 03, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Terrarium Building
Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Tue Nov 06, 2018 6 PM - 8 PM

Movie Screening - Five Seasons - The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf is known for designing public works like New York City’s popular High Line and the Lurie Garden in Chicago’s Millennium Park that redefine our conception of gardens as works of art in themselves. This gorgeous, meditative documentary immerses viewers in his work, taking us inside Oudolf’s creative process. From his aesthetic theories to his strikingly abstract sketches to the ecological implications of his ideas, the film poetically reveals how Oudolf upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. FREE to the public. Hosted by Memphis Horticultural Society.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Tue Nov 06, 2018 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Movie Night & Plant Swap
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Garden Workshop - Gardening with Cold Frames with Dale Skaggs
Cold frames are the original “old school” structures for plant propagation. Learn how to use a cold frame for easy seed starting and propagation.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Nov 10, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar -Tree for Memphis
Learn the best trees for Memphis. Also, learn what you should worry about when it comes to your mature trees.

Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.com
 

Wed Nov 14, 2018 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn - Trees for Fall and Winter Interest in the Landscape
Presented by Tonya Ashworth, Gardens Education, Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Nov 15, 2018 11 AM

Phoebe Cook Lecture: Joseph Massie-Flower Artist, Liverpool, UK
The Phoebe Cook Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Memphis Garden Club, a member of the Garden Club of America, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Free with membership or regular admission. Open to the public. Limited seating available.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-761-5250
Website: http://dixon.org
 

Tue Dec 04, 2018 7 PM

Memphis Hort Society Meeting - Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade
Speaker: Karen Perkins, owner of Garden Vision Epimediums.Website is www.epimediums.com

Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Tue Dec 04, 2018 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Meeting - Epimediums: Jewels of the Shade with Karen Perkins
Known by many as a simple ground cover for dry woodland shade, Epimediums are finally getting the appreciation that they deserve. This “perfect shade perennial” possesses a delicate beauty that belies its surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature.

Karen Perkins will illustrate the many and varied types now commercially available, including some of the exciting new evergreen species from China. Characteristics, growth habit, growing and propagation, pests and diseases, and combining Epimediums with other shade perennials in the garden will also be addressed.

Karen graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture and from the University of Delaware with a Master of Science in Public Garden Management. She has worked/interned at several botanic gardens including the Cornell Plantations, Longwood Gardens, the Arboretum at Flagstaff, Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew, England and Royal Botanic Gardens – Edinburgh, Scotland. She served in the Education Department of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA for 17 years. Karen is currently the owner of Garden Visions Epimediums, a Massachusetts-based mail order nursery offering over 170 species and varieties of epimediums along with other choice companion shade perennials.

Most Garden Vision Epimedium sales are through their catalog, which usually comes out in February-March, and is available on their website www.epimediums.com. They also sell at various plant sales throughout the Northeast.

Please join us to learn more about epimediums – an indispensable plant for your shade garden!
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Garden Workshop - Planting Bulbs in the Mid-South
The Dixon comes alive in spring with over 100,000 bulbs! Go behind the scenes with Dale Skaggs and Tonya Ashworth to find out what it takes to make it happen. From selection and design to planting techniques, learn how you can create spring magic in your yard.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Catmur Hort Bldg, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sat Dec 08, 2018 1 PM

Urban Earth Seminar - Pruning Azaleas and other Plants
Pruning is universally confusing. We will help sort it out. Learn about azalea pruning and general pruning of several other plant species.

Urban Earth Garden Center is located at 80 Flicker Street, Memphis, TN 38104
Location: Urban Earth Garden Center
Phone: 901-323-0031
Email: info@urbanearthmemphis.com
Website: http://www.urbanearthmemphis.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