With more than a foot of snow on deck for Maryland this weekend, it is possible these garden events will be cancelled or postponed.
Check with the event sites before you go!
Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville
Gene’s tips: Pruning 101 ($5)
Gene Sumi provides an informative demonstration on when and how to prune. Dress warmly as this workshop is outside.
Orchids for Beginners ($35)
Orchid expert Dr. Clark Riley shares his insights into raising & nurturing these graceful flowers. Includes a take-home orchid.
Orchids for Fanatics ($35)
Saturday, at 2pm
Feed your orchid addiction with this seminar from Dr. Riley that will educate both collectors & fanatics. Includes a take-home orchid.
Herbs for Healthy Living ($5)
Sunday, at 12pm
Annuals Manager Kerry Kelley shows how organic herbs can be used in cooking & to soothe the soul through aromatherapy.
Winter Birding ($5)
Sunday, at 2pm Andy Brown of the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary in Calvert County shares his extensive birding knowledge.
Valley View Farms, Cockeysville
Bonsai: Soils, Fertilizers and Propagation
February 6, 9:00am Learn about soils, fertilizers, air-layering and other forms of propagation from Martha Meehan in today’s class. She’ll also discuss correcting roots through grafting.
Orchid Care and Repotting
February 6, 11:00am Jan Gannon of Valley View will demonstrate repotting an orchid. Bring your orchid and we will help you repot. There will be a small fee for Orchid Potting Mix.
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills
Family Nature Walk
Join one of our naturalists for a walk to see what is happening out on the trails! No fee for members, $2.00 non-members. Saturday, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Ages: 4 and older.
Family Movie Night
Join us for a fun evening for the whole family as we watch Disney's "A Bug's Life." Drinks and popcorn provided! No Fee. Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Is That Snake Venomous.
Can you tell if a snake is venomous or not? Many people are confused about how to tell the difference. Come learn the different clues and how to identify several common snakes in the area. We will also get the chance to meet some of Irvine's resident non-venomous snakes. Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Behnke Nursery, Beltsville
Saturday, February 6th - 10:00 a.m. - Joel Fry, the curator of Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, lecturing on Bartram, his times, and the garden. (Note, John Bartram was the foremost colonial American botanist; he introduced hundreds of American plants to Europe).
Following this lecture, Mollie Ridout of the Paca House garden in Annapolis will lecture on that garden. This is a Colonial era garden, which had had a hotel built over it, and when the hotel was torn down the garden was reconstructed from archaeological evidence. The similarity/contrast between the two gardens should be fascinating.
Sponsored by the Four Seasons Garden Club. Fee $5