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Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Fern Society - Fern Swap
Bring one of your unusual ferns for trade for another fern. Questions: Call Dr. Eugene McKenzie or Darlene Glisson
Location: 1404 Rainsong Cove N, Cordova TN 38016
Contact: Dr. Eugene McKenzie or Darlene Glisson
Phone: 396-0447 / 752-6662
 

Thu Sep 19, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society -
Bob Solberg of Green Hill Farm will present his Best of the Best 2019. Social hour starts at 6:30, the program starts at 7:00 and then we'll have our Annual Meeting with election of officers for 2020 and consideration of proposed By-Law changes.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

Sat Sep 21, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis Zoo Harvest Fest Exhibitor Registration
Registration may be mailed or sent by email. Registration deadline is August 1, 2019.
Mail: Memphis Zoo
Attn: Education Department/Harvest Fest
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN 38112
Location: Memphis Zoo
Contact: Erika Boswell Davis
Phone: 901-333-6603
Email: edavis@memphiszoo.org

harvest_fest_registration_form.pdf
 

Sat Sep 21, 2019 10 AM - 11 AM

Dixon Workshop: Lawn Care Demonstration with Chris Emanus
Grounds and Landscape Manager Chris Emanus and garden staff will discuss fall care of your fescue lawn. Workshop will include how and when to overseed, how to water, and all of the specifics of care and maintenance. Each participant will receive a worksheet to take home.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM

Memphis ZooHarvest Fest Exhibitor Registration
Registration may be mailed or sent by email. Registration deadline is August 1, 2019.
Mail: Memphis Zoo
Attn: Education Department/Harvest Fest
2000 Prentiss Place
Memphis, TN 38112
Location: Memphis Zoo
Contact: Erika Boswell Davis
Phone: 901-333-6603
Email: edavis@memphiszoo.org
 

Sun Sep 22, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society - Dr. Robert Marsh "A Barkeria Odyssey"
Dr. Robert Marsh, who has 60 years of experience with growing orchids, presents "A Barkeria Odyssey". He will share his knowledge of growing barkeria orchids, a species native to Mexico and Central America. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd Memphis TN 38117
Website: http://memphisorchids.org
 

Sat Sep 28, 2019 10 AM - 4 PM

"Everything Old is New Again-Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Re[purpose, Rethink, Renew' - including a Horticulture Specialty Flower Show at the Rosemark County Fair
"Everything Old is New Again---Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Re-purpose, Rethink, Renew" Horticulture Specialty Flower Show will feature horticulture, photography, and educational exhibits. 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 Saturday, September 28, 2019, which include antique farm equipment, livestock, music, displays, crafts, food, and much more. www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com
The hours for the 2019 Country Fair at Rosemark are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Horticulture Specialty Flower Show will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. because of the judging of the show. All of the events are held at the Richland A. R. Presbyterian Church, 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, Tennessee 38053. Both the Country Fair and the Horticulture Specialty Flower Show are free and open to the public.
Location: Richland A.R. Presbyterian Church - 8658 Rosemark Road, Rosemark, TN 38053
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com
Website: http://www.rosemarkhistoricdistrict.com

 

Tue Oct 01, 2019 7 PM - 8 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg - "I filled up my garden so I started a botanical garden" with Hayes Jackson
Hayes Jackson is Urban Regional Extension Agent at Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Director of Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston, AL, and World-Traveled Plant Explorer. An avid horticulturist and true plant collector, Hayes has ventured to places like China, the Himalayas, Japan, Korea, and Guatemala to look for new plants for Southern landscapes. However, one of Hayes’ best finds literally came from his own backyard — Hydrangea arborescens ‘Hayes’ Starburst’. Hayes has created a 7-acre garden at his home in Anniston, Alabama, where he experiments and trials many plants. His wildly eclectic garden has been featured in many publications including Southern Living. A fine example of botanical addiction, the garden is composed of beds packed with a multitude of plants. He has developed large collections of palms, ginger lilies, bamboo, camellias, azaleas, conifers, hostas, natives, hydrangeas, cacti, succulents, trilliums, cannas, elephant ears, wildflowers, magnolias, amaryllis, daffodils, and hollies.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Members free – Visitors $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Thu Oct 03, 2019 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, Shelby County Tennessee
Location: Agricenter - 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Bldg C
Contact: Booker T Leigh
Phone: 901-752-1207
Email: bleigh1@utk.edu

 

Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lecture with Dr. Michael Dirr
The UT Gardens, Jackson Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lectures will be Thursday, October 3, 2019. We are thrilled to announce that horticultural icon Dr. Michael Dirr will be the featured speaker. Dirr, professor emeritus with the University of Georgia, is considered one of the leading experts on woody plants. He will speak before and after the plant sale. The schedule for the day is as follows:

1:30pm – Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
3:00-6:30pm – Plant Sale - shoppers will find an array of plants ideal for this region, including trees and shrubs, some of which were developed by Dirr. A wide selection of pansies and other plants for fall and winter interest will also be available. UT Gardens’ staff and local Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant questions.
6:30pm – Master Gardener Meeting and Dr. Michael Dirr Lecture
After the sale closes at 6:30 p.m., all guests are invited to attend the Madison County Master Gardeners’ meeting and potluck meal where Dirr will share more of his gardening stories and insights. Shoppers who plan to stay for the Master Gardeners’ meeting are asked to bring a dish to share for the meal. Drinks will be provided. The lectures are sponsored by the Madison County Master Gardeners.
Admission is free and open to the public.

With a $35 membership, you can become a Friend of the UT Gardens at the plant sale. Your membership helps support many of the activities and ornamental research taking place at the UT Gardens, Jackson. For more information and benefits on becoming a Friend go to https://ag.tennessee.edu/utg/Pages/members.aspx.

Location: West TN AgResearch & Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301
Website: http://www.westtennessee.edu
 

Fri Oct 04, 2019 9 AM - 5 AM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the 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. All proceeds directly support the Garden’s ongoing nature-based and horticultural programs. The Nursery will continue to be open during the month of October from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm during the week and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Plants are always available at the main building during normal business hours. Call 636-4100 for information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 05, 2019 9 AM - 5 AM

Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale
Don’t miss our seasonal plant sale in the 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. All proceeds directly support the Garden’s ongoing nature-based and horticultural programs. The Nursery will continue to be open during the month of October from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm during the week and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Plants are always available at the main building during normal business hours. Call 636-4100 for information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Dixon Workshop: Backyard Composting Demo with Adam Queen
Adam Queen, Dixon Horticulturist, will give instruction to participants on starting their own backyard compost pile while teaching them about various composting methods. Free admission. Participants must register for workshops. Please call (901)761-5250 or visit www.dixon.org to register. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Catmur Horticulture Building.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Mon Oct 07, 2019 6 PM - 8 PM

The Art of Bonsai
Take advantage of an exciting opportunity to learn about the Japanese art of bonsai. Join bonsai professional Adam Jones as he explores the history of bonsai and how best to cultivate and enjoy a bonsai hobby. Guests will then be able to watch a demonstration of bonsai techniques in action as Adam prunes a live tree. Please pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-bonsai-tickets-70186627091 but walk-ins are welcome. https://www.treehousebonsai.com/garden for information about the artist. Free and open to the public. 901-636-4100 for more information.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Phone: 901-636-4100
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Wed Oct 16, 2019 12 PM - 1 PM

Dixon Munch & Learn: Preparing the Landscape for Winter with Joellen Dimon
Joellen Dimond is Director of Landscape for the University of Memphis Free with regular admission. Bring your lunch or order a boxed lunch from Park & Cherry by Chef Phillip. Dixon members receive a 10% discount at the museum store and cafe. Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium.
Location: Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117 and East Memphis homes
Website: http://www.dixon.org
 

Thu Oct 17, 2019 7 PM

Mid-South Hosta Society - Gorgeous Hosta Gardening in Containers with Mike Shadrack
Mike Shadrack is President of the Western New York Hosta Society and has been a member of the American Hosta Society, The British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, and their executive Bulletin Editor. He serves on the Board of Garden Walk Buffalo Niagra and is chairman of their Events Committee.
Mike has been growing hostas since 1986 and hybridizing almost as long. His other hobby, fishkeeping, led him to see the beauty of Hostas reflected in the garden pond and now he has many more Hostas than fish in his gardens in Western New York where, with his wife Kathy, he maintains a large collection of modern cultivars and a garden devoted to small hostas.
In 1996, Mike retired from London's Metropolitan Police after thirty two years which included serving at Scotland Yard. He is a qualified London Tourist Board Guide and has organized garden tours both in England and specialized tours in the U.S.
His hobby of photography led to a library of about 8,000 images of hosta varieties and hosta gardens, many of which have been published in UK and USA catalogues and magazines. In addition, he supplied the illustrations for the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley handbook 'Hostas'. He is co-author with Diana Grenfell and photographer of the book, The Color Encyclopedia of Hosta, which was named the '2005 Reference Book of the Year' by The British Garden Writers Guild. His Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas was released in September, 2007. A French book, Les Hostas, was published in early 2007 with Mike as photographer and co-author. In February 2010 Timber Press published a new edition of Mike and Diana's The New Encylcopedia of Hostas with updated descriptions and photographs of new cultivars. He produced the photos for his wife, Kathy Guest Shadrack, in her book, The Book of Little Hostas, 2010.Their Smug Creek Garden is open to visitors in July in Hamburg, NY.
Mike is now the Hosta expert at-large for Bowden Hostas in Devon, England. the UK's largest hosta supplier. Through their website at Bowdenhostas.com Mike is available to answer your Hosta questions. Mike is on Facebook and at smugcreekgardens@gmail.com
Mike has also had a Hosta named after him by Bob Kuk from Kuk's Forest Nursery which came from H.'Rock and Roll' and H. Great Expectations'.
Admission: Free to Mid-South Hosta Society members and $5 for visitors
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.midsouthhostasociety.org
 

Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Fern Society - Planting Spores
Dr. Eugene McKenzie will demonstrate how to collect and sow spores.

Questions: Call Dr. Eugene McKenzie 396-0447 or Darlene Glisson 752-6662

Location: Town Village Audubon Park - 2nd Floor Mtg Room, 950 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
 

Sun Oct 27, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting -
Tom Harper, of Stones River Orchids, presents Phaelenopsis Orchids. He will have orchids available for purchase. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Road Memphis Tn 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

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