Close to home: Climate Change Impacts at WVBG

Most people know that the consequences of climate change include rising oceans, hungry polar bears, and massive wildfires, but do you know how West Virginia will be impacted by our changing climate? Come for a walk through Tibbs Run Preserve with wildlife biologist and WVU PhD student Sara Crayton and learn about how climate change is affecting West Virginia’s wetlands, trees, insects, and wildlife. To register, visit www.wvbg.org. The West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508, (304) 322-2093.

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Teaching Garden Workshop

Please join Natalie Webb and Laura VanHorn from North Elementary School as they share different methods of incorporating garden-based learning into curriculum. In addition, learn tips and tricks on how to get started with a garden of any size (including containers), how to use an Earthbox, and how to sustain your garden. Families, administrators, and teachers interested in teaching hands-on should attend! To register, visit www.wvbg.org. The West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508, (304) 322-2093.

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Grow Ahead: Starting Seeds Indoors

Learn how to germinate seeds and raise seedlings indoors that you can later transplant into your spring garden. WVU Professor Emeritus and Monongalia County Extension Master Gardener Jim Rye will demonstrate the process, show equipment needed, and give recommendations and instructions for care. Each participant take home cell trays of different types of lettuce seeds. All materials provided. Ages 14 and up. To register, visit www.wvbg.org. The West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508, (304) 322-2093.

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Floral Mother’s Day Tea

Celebrate Mother’s Day by crafting together following a delightful tea. Learn the art of natural, elegant flower arranging during a guided floral arrangement class. Begin with a tea in the Victorian Dower House before learning to create your own flower arrangement inspired by the beautiful garden around you and its historic setting. Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 965-0400.

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City Nature Challenge ID Party

City Nature Challenge is a friendly, global competition to see which city can identify the most species of plants, animals, insects and fungi. Tudor Place is hosting an official City Nature Challenge ID party and all are welcome. Drop by to learn how naturalists identify plants and wildlife. Use these skills to label your own nature photos and those collected by people all over the world on the iNaturalist app. Come any time during the program to talk with professionals and hobbyists in the field. The work produced will be added to a wildlife catalog used by people worldwide! Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 965-0400.

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PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium

Join home gardeners and garden professionals for a day of learning at the PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Notable speakers will discuss how gardening influences biodiversity and share ways that individuals can help conserve and promote a variety of life in the Mid-Atlantic region. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 988-8800.

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Philadelphia Flower Show

The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Riviera Holiday,” invites you to fall in love with your garden all over again. Explore the Mediterranean-inspired gardens with groves of citrus trees and sweet-smelling varieties of geraniums and roses. Embrace your inner romantic at the Flower Show and enhance your visit with the various experiences offered. The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 988-8800.

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Maryland Home & Garden Show

The show can be the first sign of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the days of showgoers! Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to dos complete! Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of beauty and function to improve your home’s decor or your personal lifestyle! The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, (410) 863-1180.

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Bank to Bend: Lecture, Tour, Sale

Celebrate the late winter garden and the early spring bulb display of the March Bank with a lecture, tour, and sales of rare and unusual plants. The guest speaker this year will be Chris Lane of Witch Hazel Nurseries in Kent, UK. He will discuss the remarkably beautiful Asian witch hazel hybrids, their origins, and what is new within this important group of winter interest plants.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library,
5105 Kennett Pike,
Winterthur, DE 19735,
(302) 888-4600.

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Enormous Potato Planting Party

Enjoy reading the story Enormous Potato before planting a 5-gallon potato garden to take home.
Delaware Center for Horticulture,
1810 N. Dupont Street,
Wilmington, DE 19806,
(302) 658-6262.

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