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Conifers in the Landscape—Thank You Dr. Raulston
Raleigh, NC

Conifers in the Landscape—Thank You Dr. Raulston

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

One of Tom Cox’s earliest recollections of conifers in a Southern collection was at the JC Raulston Arboretum and J. C. was a part of that discovery. Learn how conifers have become a major plant group for the South and how they can be used in the landscape. Lecture Outline What is a conifer? Conifers...

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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Symposium
Des Moines, IA

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Symposium

October 4

The annual symposium is the Botanical Garden’s signature educational opportunity for advancing gardening in Iowa. Each fall, four nationally acclaimed lecturers are invited to Des Moines to speak around a current topic that impacts home horticulture, plant sciences or ecology. In 2014, in conjunction with our ceremonial grand opeining, Dan Hinkley, former proprietor of Heronswood...

The Truth About Sustainability
Fairfax, VA

The Truth About Sustainability

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We all want to be more environmentally friendly gardeners. But where do we start? Ahmed Hassan, Celebrity Landscaper, will demystify the process for you. Expect to be informed AND entertained by the original host of HGTV and DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.”

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Plant walk in the Ortiz Mountains with Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Santa Fe, NM

Plant walk in the Ortiz Mountains with Santa Fe Botanical Garden

October 5 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

A total of 66 plant species are documented in the SFBG plant database for OMEP, but an unknown number of species wait to be identified.  On this hike we’ll follow up our spring trip with a fall survey of plants along the Loop Trail, and perhaps a short distance up the Skid trail as well. ...

Conservation Celebration
Gray Summit, MO

Conservation Celebration

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Bowood Farms owner, John McPheeters, for Local Food from our Favorite Local Chefs – Gerard Craft, Josh Galliano, Mike Emerson, and Kevin Nashan – in Celebration of Missouri Conservation! Reserve your tickets at Magnificent Missouri.

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Pumpkin Succulent Workshops with Laura Eubanks
Corona Del Mar, CA

Pumpkin Succulent Workshops with Laura Eubanks

October 11 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join award winning succulent designer, Laura Eubanks, as she shares her popular technique of creating art with succulent cuttings and glue. Each student will assemble their own fabulous succulent topped pumpkin centerpiece by choosing from a wide assortment of succulents. She will explain the process of how to plant and ensure each centerpiece lasts for...

Bootanica
Wichita, KS

Bootanica

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Just in time for Halloween, it’s BOOtanica, a fall festival for the whole family, filled with crafts, games, activities, face painting and more. This event is a fundraiser for Botanica. Admission is $8 per person ($6 members), children under 3 are free. Feel free to come in costume or come as you are. ·  ...

Breaking New Ground: New and Unusual Plants for Modern Landscapes
Hot Springs National Park, AR

Breaking New Ground: New and Unusual Plants for Modern Landscapes

October 11 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Josh Jonckowski, Monrovia Sales Craftsman, at the Fall is for Planting Festival! He’ll be speaking on new and unusual plants for modern landscapes. The festival will be going on from 9 – 5 October 10 and 11. Hope to see you there!

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Fall Planting with Cristin Fusano
Corona Del Mar, CA

Fall Planting with Cristin Fusano

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Expert garden designer, Cristin Fusano, will present an informative seminar on our most important planting season of the year. October is the beginning of our longest growing season, what we call the “cool/cold” season. While the soils are still warm, the days are shorter and the air temperature is mild, October is ideal for planting...

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Pumpkin Carving Workshop at Southwood Garden Center
Tulsa, OK

Pumpkin Carving Workshop at Southwood Garden Center

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This special Jack-O-Lantern workshop led by carving expert John Points will teach you about Jack-O-Lantern composition, cleaning, carving, preservation and more! Designed for ages 6-12, but all are welcome. Cost: $15 per participant. Includes pumpkin and tools. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required.

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Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
Baton Rouge, LA

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

October 21 - October 24

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association of the LSU AgCenter’s MG Program is proud to host the 2014 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference. When gardening enthusiasts from Texas to Virginia converge on Louisiana’s capital city, they will be greeted with riveting speakers, entertaining tours and a trade show that promises to offer those ‘one-of-a-kind’ items. This...

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Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
Baton Rouge, LA

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

October 21 - October 24

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association of the LSU AgCenter’s MG Program is proud to host the 2014 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference. When gardening enthusiasts from Texas to Virginia converge on Louisiana’s capital city, they will be greeted with riveting speakers, entertaining tours and a trade show that promises to offer those ‘one-of-a-kind’ items. This...

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Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
Baton Rouge, LA

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

October 21 - October 24

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association of the LSU AgCenter’s MG Program is proud to host the 2014 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference. When gardening enthusiasts from Texas to Virginia converge on Louisiana’s capital city, they will be greeted with riveting speakers, entertaining tours and a trade show that promises to offer those ‘one-of-a-kind’ items. This...

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Southern Region Master Gardener Conference
Baton Rouge, LA

Southern Region Master Gardener Conference

October 21 - October 24

The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association of the LSU AgCenter’s MG Program is proud to host the 2014 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference. When gardening enthusiasts from Texas to Virginia converge on Louisiana’s capital city, they will be greeted with riveting speakers, entertaining tours and a trade show that promises to offer those ‘one-of-a-kind’ items. This...

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Merrifield Garden Center’s Dog Halloween Costume Contest
Gainesville, VA

Merrifield Garden Center’s Dog Halloween Costume Contest

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Merrifield Garden Center will be holding their 5th annual Dog Halloween Costumer Contest! Bring your furry friends in their best costumes for a chance to win $100 Merrifield gift card. Additional prizes will be awarded for the most unique, funniest, scariest, best kisser and cutest.

Orange County Rose Show
Corona Del Mar, CA

Orange County Rose Show

October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Orange County Rose Society presents its annual Bounty of Roses show, one of the largest rose shows in California. Join the excitement as hundreds of blooms are entered into competition by some of the top rosarians in the U.S. This accredited show, sanctioned by The American Rose Society, is the rose event of the...

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Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life
Newark, DE

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beatrix Potter may conjure up images of blue-jacketed bunnies and other fuzzy fauna. But she was also interested in plants and gardens, which is evident in her skillful botanic drawings.. Timber Press author, historian and horticulturist Marta McDowell, will lead us on an exploration of Potter’s botanical art, the flora and horticulture that appears in her...

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Kingdom of Rarities: Nature’s Best Kept Secret Tour
Washington, DC

Kingdom of Rarities: Nature’s Best Kept Secret Tour

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Eric Dinerstein, Director, Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions, RESOLVEOne of the least known facts in biology, even among some biologists, is that most species on Earth are rare. By this we mean having a narrow range, a limited abundance, or both. But which species have always been rare and why? From jaguars to rainforest plants, from...

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