Learn With Us, September 2021

Durham Garden Forum: Introduction to Growing Tea in North Carolina

Tuesday, September 217:00 – 8:30pm

with Christine Parks, owner Camellia Forest Tea Garden
and author of “Grow Your Own Tea”
Learn to make all types of tea – white, green, oolong, and black – with your thriving Camellia sinensis plants. Christine joins us to provide an overview of tea including history, key plant characteristics, as well as how to plant, grow and harvest tea. Via Zoom, contact durhamgardenforum@gmail.com for link. 

Bull City Gardener Live! classes are back at Briggs Avenue Community Garden after a short August break. Sign up today, space is limited. September’s topic is Fall Focus on Succession Planting and Pollinator Friendly Plants

As always, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, NC Botanical Gardens, and J.C. Raulston Arboretum all offer classes and lectures.

Triangle Gardener Magazine lists additional opportunities.

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.

Learn With Us, Week of May 8

Drip Irrigation System for Your Home and Container Gardens
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am
Durham Garden Center, 4536 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC

Tired of hand-watering your containers all summer long? Join Georganne Sebastian and Darcey Martin (Durham County Extension Master Gardeners volunteers) for a hands-on presentation and learn to assemble a simple, automated and water-efficient drip irrigation system for your home garden. You will walk away with a shopping list (under $100), resources, and how-to instructions so you may confidently put together a watering system that will minimize your water use and last for years.

Free/ Registration is required
Contact: 919-384-7526 or ann3dgc@gmail.com
Sign up at the store, e-mail or by phone
Include the seminar title and full name(s) of persons attending

Learn With Us, week of September 13

Lawn Care, Extension Garden Seminar
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Durham Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 south Alston Avenue, Durham, NC
Establishing & maintaining a lawn in the Triangle can be challenging. This presentation will cover the basics of both new lawn establishment, & existing lawn rehabilitation & maintenance, as well as discussing alternative grasses & alternatives to a lawn. Presented by Charles Murphy, Durham County Extension Volunteer Master Gardener.
Class is free. Registration required. Contact: 919-560-7410 To Register: durhamcountylibrary.org – Click on ‘Events’ to find the calendar of events. Go to the date of the class and sign up.

Shade Gardening – Durham Garden Forum
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC
Learn about shrubs & perennials that will thrive & bring color to your shady garden. Jason Holmes, curator of the Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens, will introduce you to a variety of shade loving plants.
$10.00 fee per class or annual membership fee. No pre-registration necessary

Sept. 15, 2 PM on WCOM FM, 103.5 – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Fantastic Figs
Our Timely Gardener, Amy Hill, is thinking about figs.  Listen in as she shares some figgy ideas for your future. Listen to past episodes on http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/

Sept. 18, 2 PM on WCOM FM 103.5 – Getting Dirty Radio Show
Flowers at 65 MPH
Lise Jenkins meets a team who maintains over 300,000 acres of plantings under some of the toughest gardening conditions imaginable.  Listen to past episodes on http://gettingdirtyradioshow.org/