Learn With Us, week of June 1

Shade Gardening

Saturday, June 1⋅10:00 – 11:00am For Garden’s Sake 9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

Description: Successful SHADE GARDENING is a necessary concern to many in our area who haven’t access to “all sun – all the time”. Topics addressed will be varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and grasses that do well in shady areas to include their propagation and nutrient requirements. The essentials of soil and water as well as the unique concerns of shade-driven diseases and pests will also be covered. Free/Registration required To register, email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759

Painless Perennials – Durham Garden Center

Saturday, June 8⋅10:00 – 11:00am Durham Garden Center 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Description: PAINLESS PERENNIALS will address seasonal selections of reliable plants to keep your garden colorful from Spring through Fall and into next year. Topics will cover deer resistant plants for both your sunny or shady garden as well as attracting pollinators. Soils, sun and water requirements, in-ground and container varieties and basic pruning and propagation are also on the agenda. Free/Registration required Contact: 919-384-7526 or http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com Sign up at the store, online or by phone. Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of May 19

Composting – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, May 217:00 – 8:30pm
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Description:Composting
Rhonda Sherman, Extension Solid Waste Specialist
Rhonda is a leading authority on vermicomposting, with
additional expertise in composting, recycling and waste
reduction. She also brings an enthusiasm to the subject
that is infectious and energizing. Join us to learn more
about composting at home.

Lectures are free for members, $10 for general public. No pre-registration necessary. Contact: durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Pollinators – Durham Garden Center
Saturday, May 2510:00 – 11:00am
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Description:This POLLINATORS talk will offer information, advice and suggestions about the plants and critters that benefit our flower and vegetable gardens and our yards. Also reviewed will be some of the common pests and the diseases that can be prevented by propagating proper pollinator practices. (Say THAT three times quickly.)

Free/Registration required Contact: 919-384-7526 or http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com

Sign up at the store, online or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of May 13

The Secret Life of Trees – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
An informal group independent of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, the Durham Garden Forum meets once a month to enrich its members’ gardening knowledge and skill. This month we’ll consider how it is possible for trees to thrive in so many different situations: dry, wet, wind-swept, cold and more. Find out what we know about the strategies and techniques trees use to survive.

Instructor: Jan Little, director of education and public programs, Duke Gardens.
Location: Doris Duke Center.
Fee: $10 per meeting for non-members. Walk-ins welcome with no pre-registration at $10 per lecture. Memberships may be purchased at any lecture. Forum members free with annual $25 membership, payable to Durham Garden Forum.

Native Bees – Sarah P Duke Gardens
Thursday, May 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Description:Presentation by Chris Apple

Honey bees are only part of the pollination story! Learn from Chris about bees that are native to our area and the role they play in our food supply. Chris will also discuss how to encourage native bees in your garden.
Free. Registration required. Call (919) 668-1707 or email: gardenseducation@duke.edu

More Fun, Less Pain Gardening – For Garden’s Sake
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
For Garden’s Sake
9197 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713
Description:Gardening is the number one pastime in the U.S. so it should not be surprising that more than 400,000 outdoor garden tool-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year. This talk discusses “on the job” injuries that gardeners may sustain and physical preparations to help avoid stress injuries. There will be recommendations and demonstrations of ergonomic tools to make gardening chores easier including online sources.
Presenters: Dr. John Harrelson, Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Master Gardeners
Registration is required, by email ann@fgsnursery.com or call 919-484-9759 ext. 1.

Shade Gardening – Durham Garden Center
Saturday, May 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Durham Garden Center
4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Description:Instead of looking at the “shadow-zone” as a problem, it’s time to see it as an asset. This presentation will introduce you to the factors that allow certain plants to adapt to shade and will suggest a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and great color variations.
Registration Required. Sign up here: http://www.durhamgardencenternc.com/workshops/

Learn With Us, week of March 18

Durham Garden Forum – Carnivorous Plants
Tue, March 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
Free for members, $10 for general public. No charge for parking. No pre-registration necessary. Chris Liloia, North Carolina Botanical Garden, presenter.
There are about three dozen carnivorous plant species native to North Carolina. Learn more about these unique insect – eating plants that thrive in low-nutrient, acidic and wet soils.

Perennials, Pollinators & Color
Sat, March 24, 10am – 12pm
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Recommendations for seasonal selections of reliable year-round plants to keep your garden colorful and alive with pollinators from Spring through Fall. Presenters will also cover varieties for both your sunny and shady areas as well as some deer resistant options.

Learn With Us, Week of August 6

Aug 12, 2017, 10 to 11 am  – Durham Garden Center – Planting Now For a Fall Harvest 
Presentation by Faye McNaull and Lynne Nelson
Now is the right time to plan your cool weather garden. A remarkable variety of tasty vegetables (including root crops and greens) can be happy and healthy when the temperature drops and your tomatoes and squash are all but memories.

Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705
RSVP by either signing up at the store, calling the store at 919-384-7526, or emailing an RSVP to: Managers@DurhamGardenCenterNC.com