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Foto Friday and More

Spring Bulb Show

Date: March 12, 2016 – March 27, 2016
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens Conservatory
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step out of winter and right into spring, and experience the colors and fragrances of our spectacular spring flower bulb display in the Conservatory. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and amaryllis, plus pansies, stocks, orchids, and other flowers. Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person / Free to Friends of HLG.

Here are a few photos from a prior show; there’s much much more to see though:

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Here’s also another opportunity:

Conifer Propagation Seminar

Conifer Propagation Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 9am to 4pm, in the Visitors Center.

Learn the art and science of propagating conifers with instruction and guidance from Hidden Lake Gardens staff and volunteers. This annual hands-on workshop includes cuttings and grafting of specimens (such as arborvitae, firs, junipers, pines, spruces) from the Harper Collection of Dwarf and Rare Conifers . The seminar typically sells out quickly, so register early to insure your participation.

Registration fee on or before February 21: $100 per person; $90 per person for HLG members.

Register after February 21: $125 per person.

Call 517-431-2060 to register.

Open the pdf link below for more information.

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Here are some photos of the beautiful conifers located at the gardens:

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Wayne county Mast Gardener’s are having an event and are opening it up to all:

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Growing Great Gardens

Below are two files with information and Registration form for this event.
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HLG bulb show on the blog? It’s March 12- 27 from 9am to 4pm. Admission is $3.00 for non members. Get there in time to peruse their gift shop with unusual items.

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Detroit Garden Center’s 25th Annual Winter Gardening Seminar

Make plans now to attend the Winter Gardening Seminar Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church on Gratiot Ave. near Detroit’s Eastern Market.

The Saturday series offers presentations by Janet Macunovich and Steve Nikkila, morning refreshments, a delicious catered lunch, and vendors for shopping. (You must pre-register for the lunch to be included.) The program lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and qualifies for Master Gardener education hours. I will be there sharing Black Cat Pottery products as well as Notable Greetings notecards and prints.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Fees: Members: $50.00 and Non-members: $55.00.

For more information and a printable registration form, visit the Detroit Garden Center website at http://detroitgardencenter.org/wgs.php

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Free Weekly Classes

FREE WEEKLY GARDENING CLASS
Tuesday February 2 thru March 1
Class time is 1:00 PM and repeated at 7:00 PM
Located at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 15600 Trenton Road, Southgate (across from MJR Theater )

Taught by an Advanced Master Gardener

Get FREE seeds each of the 5 days of class

Week 1: Propagating Plants Simplified – different methods of starting plants
Week 2: Pruning Trees and Shrubs – timing and tips
Week 3: Composting Done Differently – it is not that hard and expensive.
Week 4: Trellis, Arches, Vertical Plantings, and Gardening Rooms – many different ideas
Week 5: Spring Gardening – help you to do it the right way

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