Learn With Us, week of September 15

Downsizing Your Garden
Tuesday, September 17⋅7:00 – 8:30pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
with Deborah Pilkington, owner (retired) The Mini
Gardener, LLC, Duke Gardens Volunteer, and
Master Gardener
Your grand, spacious garden is a joy – until it is not.
Downsizing is simply an opportunity to re-examine and be
creative in your garden. Learn tips and techniques from
Deborah to re-cast your garden so it requires less time.

The Durham Garden Forum is an informal group that
meets once a month to enrich our gardening
knowledge and skill.
Tuesdays, 7:00- 8:30 pm at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
Lectures free for members,
$10 general public.
No pre-registration necessary.

Cool Season Vegetables
Thursday, September 19⋅7:00 – 9:00pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708
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. It’s also the time to plant crops that will rejuvenate your soil over Winter as well as those that can be harvested early next summer. We will also be offering tips on what to do with your garden when it is too cold to get out there.

Learn With Us, week of January 13

FRUIT AND VEGGIE VARIETIES FOR 2019 – Durham Garden Forum
JAN. 16, 7-8:30 PM, Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Presenter: Craig Mauney, Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, NC Cooperative Extension
Greet the new year with information about new and emerging crops for the home garden. Perhaps expand your garden to include wasabi or upland rice! Craig will also review some exciting new varieties of both fruits and vegetables.

Please note the date has been changed to Wednesday, 1/16 due to a scheduling conflict.

No pre-registration necessary. Lecture fee: free for forum members with $25 annual membership; $10 per meeting for non-members, payable to Durham Garden Forum.

For membership information, email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com

Learn With Us, week of December 9

Controlling Invasive Plants – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:30 – 8:00pm
Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

What are the invasive plants that threaten North Carolina and how can we control these plants? Learn which plants to avoid and prevent problems before they begin. If the horse has already left the barn in your garden, Johnny Randell, NC Botanical Gardens Director of Conservation Programs, will help you learn how to eradicate these thugs from your garden and landscape. Meet at the Doris Duke Center.

For membership information, email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com.

$10 per meeting payable to Durham Garden Forum. Forum members free with $25 annual membership.
(919) 668-1707

Learn With Us, Week of November 11

Gardening With Hellebores – Durham Garden Forum
November 13, 2018, 6:30 – 8 PM
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27705

 

Hear from expert Richard Tyler, owner of Pine Knott Nursery, about how to successfully use hellebores in your garden, adding an array of beautiful colors, blooms times and deer resistance! Richard will review the many different species and hybrids available as well as companion plants. Pine Knott Nursery Hellebores will be available to purchase at the presentation. Meet in the Doris Duke Center.

For membership information, email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com.

$10 per meeting for non-members, payable to Durham Garden Forum. Forum members free with $25 annual membership.
(919) 668-1707

Learn With Us, week of October 14

Durham Garden Forum: Approaches to Planting Design
October 16, 2018, 6:30-8pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27705

A landscape design will take shape before your eyes as Preston Montague, landscape architect and artist from Lift[ED] Landscapes, builds a landscape design in ‘real time.’ He will work to meet a user’s goals while also exploring options and possibilities that become evident through the process of design. Learn about contemporary design strategies and how you might apply these in your own landscape. Meet in Doris Duke Center.

$10, payable to Durham Garden Forum (Forum members free with $25 annual membership). For membership information, email durhamgardenforum@gmail.com. No charge for Parking.