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September 2018

Scarecrows at Lichterman Nature Center

September 13 - November 16
Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Rd
Memphis, TN 38119 United States
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The Nature Center has teamed up with senior centers, scouts, clubs, classrooms, artists, and others to create scores of scarecrows... life-sized, ecological, green, scary, silly, funny and educational scarecrows. September 13 through November 16, these scarecrows will be scattered all around Lichterman. Each scarecrow delivers messages ranging from recycling to planting for wildlife. Come see these special scarecrows created by local garden groups and their friends.

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Kokedama-“String Garden”

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117 United States
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It’s a party to learn the art of Kokedama!  This Japanese garden art uses the practice of taking the root ball of a plant and suspending it in a mud ball, which is then coated with soft green moss. It is a living planter as well as a distinctive display piece. BYO drinks and snacks for a fun night out and take home your own hanging garden! Open to first 25 participants. MBG Members $20/Non-Members $30. Register online here.

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Garden Workshop: Lawn Care for Fall with Chris Emanus

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38117 United States
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Chris Emanus, Grounds and Landscape Manager at the Dixon and Garden, will discuss fall care of your fescue lawn. The workshop will include how and when to overseed, how to water, and the specifics of care and maintenance. Each participant will receive a worksheet to take home.

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October 2018

Memphis Horticultural Society – Mushrooms with Margie Hunter

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117 United States
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Join us for this presentation by Margie Hunter -- writer, gardener, hiker, and an aspiring amateur botanist and naturalist from Nashville, TN.  Her book, Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee: The Spirit of Place, was published in 2002 by University of Tennessee Press, and her website is www.gardeningwithnativeplants.com.  She loves the natural history of Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains in particular.  Her blog, the Smokies Blog, follows her quest to hike all the trails in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park  (www.hikinginthesmokies.wordpress.com).

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UT Gardens Fall Plant Sale & Garden Lecture with Vincent Simeone

October 4 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
West TN AgRearch & Education Center, 605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301 United States
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1:30-2:30  Garden Lecture by Vincent Simeone, Director at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY.  For more about Vincent see https://www.vincentsimeone.com 3:00-6:30  Fall Plant Sale

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