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Sun Nov 24, 2019 2 PM

Memphis Orchid Society Meeting
Alan Jaslow, Rhodes College professor and MOS member, will present a tour of orchids from southwestern Colombia. There will also be an orchid auction. Visitors welcome.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphisorchids.org
 

Tue Dec 03, 2019 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Memphis Horticultural Society Mtg - Memphis Horticultural Society – Knock Out Natives with George Coombs, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware
Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, is dedicated to supporting the environment through the practice and promotion of ecological horticulture. Their trial program has been evaluating native plants and their related cultivars for more than a decade. Join George Coombs as he discusses the new approach Mt. Cuba is taking to evaluate plants for both garden performance and ecological value. In his presentation, “Knock Out Natives”, you will learn about several top-performing selections of Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda, and Phlox, including a few species and cultivars that you’ve probably never heard of.

George Coombs is the Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center and formerly managed the horticultural research programs, including the trial garden where he evaluated native plants and their related cultivars for their horticultural and ecological value. He has authored evaluation reports on Heuchera, Coreopsis, Baptisia, Monarda, and Phlox. In addition to the trials, George also evaluated plants for introduction to the nursery trade. This work has helped bring to market five new native plant cultivars. George is a graduate of the University of Delaware and prior to joining Mt. Cuba Center, he worked in the nursery industry at both the wholesale and retail level.

Join us for an interesting and informative evening on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, in the Goldsmith Room at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visitors – $5
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis 38117
Website: http://www.memphishorticulture.org
 

Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Herbal Work Study: Seeds
These three hours will be spent cleaning and packaging seeds. Normally we would have a separate time for instruction, but instruction will be built in to the entire three hours for this event. As we clean the seeds, we will learn about seed saving and packaging with a goodly smattering of general herb information. Hot coffee and herbal libations will be provided. Arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot by 8:15a.m. We will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 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: 9016364134
Website: http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com
 

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Shade Gardening" with Jean Ward-Jones, Master Gardener
When you don't have a lot of space, or need a spot of color on the patio or deck, growing in containers may be the answer. This PowerPoint presentation provides tips on choosing the right container and potting soil. Valuable information on watering and fertilizing to get the best results as well as design ideas for containers to achieve maximum impact.
Open to the public. Free. No registration is required
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Home Vegetable Gardening" with Tom Mashour, Master Gardener
Tips to achieve a bountiful vegetable garden and solutions for typical problems.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Make Friends with Good Bugs" with Susan McKnight, Master Gardener
Instead of waiting until “bad” bugs eat your vegetables and damage your ornamental plants, learn how to attract beneficial insects and other beneficial arthropods to be present to eat the “bad” bugs. This is an introduction to the practice of conservation biological control.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Trees and Storms" with Jim Volgas, Master Gardener
A discussion on how trees grow to resist storm damage and things we should do and not do to assist.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Bartlett Gardening University: "Weedless Gardening" with Tom Rieman, Master Gardener
Weeding is the one of the most despised, never ending activities of gardeners. Learn what you can do to turn this onerous chore to an occasional activity.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Bartlett Public Library 5884 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134
Phone: 901-386-8968
 

Sat Feb 15, 2020 9 AM - 12 PM

MASTER GARDENERS PRESENT: "Composting Outdoors and Indoors" with David Fuchs, Master Gardener
This presentation explains how to create an outdoor compost pile as well as the benefits for both the garden and the environment. Indoor composting or vermicomposting explains how to use worms to make compost.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.
Location: Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Phone: 901-752-1207

 

Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Daffodil Society - Daffodil School I
Learn about Classification of daffodils with 13 divisions, color coding, soil preparation and planting and judging criteria. Taught by Daffodil Society instructors. Held at Dixon's potting hub.
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens- Potting Hub, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Contact: Molly Hampton
Email: molhampton@aol.com

 

Thu Mar 12, 2020

American Daffodil Society National Convention
Convention from March 12 - 16, 2020
Website: http://www.daffodilusa.org
 

Sat Mar 21, 2020

Daffodil Show
Sponsored by the Midsouth Daffodil Society, American Daffodil Society and Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis

 

Sun Mar 22, 2020

Daffodil Show
Sponsored by the Midsouth Daffodil Society, American Daffodil Society and Dixon Gallery & Gardens
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Winegardner Auditorium, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis

 

Fri Mar 27, 2020 9 AM - 5 PM

SPRING FLING presented by Memphis Area Master Gardeners
Stay tuned! Spring Fling website page will have more information soon.
Location: Big Red Barn at Agricenter International- 7777 Walnut Gove Road Memphis, TN 38120
Website: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm

 

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