Monthly Events

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February 2022

1, Tuesday, Webinar: Regenerative Gardening, 6:00-7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply, https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

1, Tuesday, Fundamental of Garden Design, 7 to 9:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Tuesday, Plant Propagation I: Basic Principles, online, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Tuesday, Roots of Black Botany, 1-2 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

1, Tuesday, registration date for Vegetable Gardening course for 2022, by Prince William County Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team, virtual. Nominal fee and must register. https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

1, Tuesday, New Naturalism: Designing, Planting and Gardening for Ecological Vibrancy at home with Kelly D. Norris, 6:30-8:30 pm virtual. An immersive six-week course on Tuesday nights from February 1 through March 8, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

2, Wednesday, Fundamental of Style (floral design), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Vegetable Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Small Space Gardening with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, webinar, free and registration required. Home :: Melinda Myers

2, Wednesday, Propagating Plants by Layering, 3 to 3:30 pm, online and free, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

3, Thursday, Exotic and Decadent Chocolate and Vanilla, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

3, Thursday, New Technologies for Urban Farming, 6 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Thursday, The Making of the French Garden, a series of 8 virtual lectures that started in January and goes through March. 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Can purchase individual lectures or entire package of 8. Garden Conservancy  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

3, Thursday, Predatory Plants, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

3, Thursday, Lecture: Spotted Lanternfly, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free and must register. Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

3, Thursday, Principles for Natural Garden Design, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, series of classes on Thursdays from February 3 through 17, fee and must register, zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

3, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, 2:00 pm, free but sign up for Zoom or join Facebook Live Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series: Let’s Talk Spiders: From Fear to Fascination, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

4, Friday, Floral Design How-to: Winter Wonderland, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, virtual, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

4, Friday, Seeds: Selecting and Starting, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

4, Friday, Tower Hill Botanic Garden annual Urban Tree Symposium, in partnership with Speak for the Trees, Boston, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. https://www.towerhillbg.org/urban_tree_symposium/

4, Friday, Color and Texture in the Garden, 1 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

5, Saturday, Webinar: Design for Traffic Stopping Curb Appeal, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

5, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation – Tropical Houseplants, 10 to noon, fee and must register, is in person. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

5, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, in person, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

5, Saturday, Nature’s Pharmacy, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Saturday, Indoor Tropical Houseplants, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Saturday, Soil Science for Gardeners, 2 to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Thomas Rainer Garden Design, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

6, Sunday, Vegetable Gardening for the Perplexed, 1:30 to 4:00 pm, Blandy Experimental Farm by Sustainability Matters, fee and must register, planned as in person but may switch to virtual. https://www.sustainabilitymatters.earth/events/perplexed0222

7, Monday, Outstanding Plants for the Home Landscape, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online, eight-week course for home gardeners, fee and must register, Mondays from February 7 through March 28. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

7, Monday, Sustainable Garden Design, 6:00 to 8:50 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Wild Creations: Great Gardens in Homes with Hilton Carter, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

8, Tuesday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Webinar: Closer to Nature, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply  https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

8, Tuesday, Botanical Mixology, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Sustainable Garden Care, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Respect for Insects: Gardening to Promote Beneficial Bug Life, 6 to 7:00 pm, webinar, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

8, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: Wambui Ippolito speaking on contribution of cultures to horticultural practices, 7:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Maryland Horticultural Society. https://mdhorticulture.org/

9, Wednesday, Propagation, 11 to noon, free but must register, zoom, Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

9, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark: Hellebores: Winter Favorites, 3 to 4:00 pm, virtual, free. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

9, Wednesday, Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, The Indigenous Roots of Sustainable Forestry, 11:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, Webinar: Regenerating Suburbia One Garden at a Time, 1 to 2:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

9, Wednesday and 10, Thursday, Winter Symposium: Building Plant Diversity Builds Resilient Landscapes, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm, can register for one day or both, virtual, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

10, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series: check back for title later in February, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

10, Thursday, Gardening for Play, noon, fee and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

10, Thursday, Lecture: The Northwest Gardens of Lord and Schryver, 2:00 pm, zoom, fee and must register, based on book with same title by Valencia Libby, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events

11, Friday, Dynamic Specifications for Dynamic Landscapes, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

11, Friday, Sustainable Landscape Design: The Basics, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

11, Friday, Understanding and Managing Soils, 1 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

12, Saturday, Introduction to Horticultural Therapy, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Plant Exploration with a Purpose, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, virtual. Fee depending on membership but otherwise nominal must register. Co-hosted by the Piedmont chapter of the Northern American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

12, Saturday, The Ecological Benefits of Native Bees and Predatory Wasps, 11 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

12, Saturday, Stop Mowing and Start Growing, 4th annual native plant symposium for beginners and beyond, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College, Plant NOVA Natives, Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, PWC Watershed Management Branch, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Virginia Native Plant Society  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-native-plant-symposium-stop-mowing-start-growing-tickets-212685587317

12, Saturday, Everything You Wanted to Know about Pruning, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, in person, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

13, Sunday, All about Terrariums and Vivariums, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Create Designer Container Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

15, Tuesday, Webinar: Seed Starting, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

15, Tuesday, Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real 7:00 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

15, Tuesday, Climate Change and Native Plants, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

15, Tuesday, Introduction to Hydroponics, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Tuesday, Plants and Placemaking: Matthew Cunningham, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Tuesday, Orchids, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Tuesday, Floral Design: Arranging from the Winter Garden, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

15, Tuesday, Plant Health Care, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, series of classes on Tuesdays from February 15 through March 8, fee and must register, zoom. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

15, Tuesday, Lightning in a Bottle: Tracing the History of Soft Drinks from the Apothecary’s Cabinet to Modern Day Cola Wars, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual lecture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

16, Wednesday, Five Plants that Changed the World, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Wednesday, 2022 Horticultural Lecture: The View from Federal Twist – A New Way of Thinking About Gardens, Nature and Ourselves, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, zoom, fee and must register, Wave Hill https://www.wavehill.org/

16, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Wednesday, The Climate Challenge, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

16, Wednesday, Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today with Carolyn Mullet, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, online, free for Hillwood members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

16, Wednesday, through Monday, 21, National Capital Orchid Society show and sale, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, event is free and there will be vendors. Homestead Gardens at Davidsonville https://homesteadgardens.com/

16, Wednesday, Ecology-based Landscape Design, Four-session course or take sessions individually, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

17, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, 2:00 pm, free but sign up for Zoom or join Facebook Live Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

17, Thursday, Cut Flower Farming, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Thursday, Creating Landscapes for Bird Diversity: Beyond Feeders and Fountains, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

18, Friday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia  https://mgnv.org/

18, Friday, GreenScapes 2022: Advancing the Natural Landscape in a Modern World, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, Winter Symposium, China, Mother of Gardens, 9:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

19, Saturday, Plant Structure, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

19, Saturday, Montgomery County Master Gardener Symposium, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/montgomerycountymg/home/ask-a-master-gardener/major-education-events?authuser=0

19, Saturday, EcoSavvy Symposium: Restoring Urban Forests, 9:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

20, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: Vibrant Home Gardens with Kelly D. Norris, sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Free and must register. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/author-event-vibrant-home-gardens-with-kelly-d-norris/

20, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Lift Every Voice, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

22, Tuesday, Webinar: Composting 101, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

22, Tuesday, Insect Identification and Management, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Tuesday, Rewild in 10 Action Steps, 6-7:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

22, Tuesday, Solutions for Invasive Plants in the Garden 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

22, Tuesday, Gardening for Four Season Interest, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Wednesday, Dahlias: Proven Performers with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free webinar and registration required Home :: Melinda Myers

23, Wednesday, Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, Zoom, Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

23, Wednesday, Mystery (herb) Tea Tasting, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Wednesday, The Front Yard Revolution, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

23, Wednesday, Plant-Lover’s Tour: Outstanding Conifers for Southeastern Gardens, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, virtual, free. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

23, Wednesday, The History is on the Plate: Deconstructing African American Food History  7:00 to 8:00 pm, free but must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

24, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store in Ballston Quarter, Arlington, VA, location. https://rewilddc.com/

24, Thursday, Shrublands: The Missing Landscape Link, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

24, Thursday, Flower Arranging at Home 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Thursday, Introduction to Urban Ecology, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Friday, Lanternflies on the Loose, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden. https://www.usbg.gov/

25, Friday, Vegetable Gardening Without Fear, Part I, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

26, Saturday, Pruning: How, When and Where, two-day course, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Saturday, DC in Bloom: The History and Science of the Capitol’s Cherry Blossoms, free and must register, virtual. 11:30 to 12:30 pm, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

26, Saturday, Invasive Plant Species: Management and Control, 1 to 4:30 pm, in person at Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, VA, fee and must register. https://www.osgf.org/invasiveplantspecies

26, Saturday, Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Brookside Gardens, fee and must register. https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2022/01/seed-exchange-2022-details.html

28, Monday, Orchids 101: Orchid Diversity and Care, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

28, Monday, Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Free depending on membership otherwise nominal, must register, virtual. JC Raulston https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee, must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee, must register
Now until February 28, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, fee and must register
Floral Spotlight: French Formal Design, February 9
Landscape Design, starts February 16
Sketching for Designers, starts February 24
Diversify your Harvest: Exceptional Herbs and Unconventional Veggies, February 28
Understanding Plants, starts February 28

January 2022

1, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Disease Identification and Management, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Fundamentals of Gardening, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Virtual Class: Botanical Latin, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store. https://rewilddc.com/

7, Friday, Pests and Diseases in the Garden: Organic Prevention, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual/Zoom. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

7, Friday, Exploring the World of Hydroponics and Indoor Food Production (online demo), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

8, Saturday, Virtual Class: Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Saturday, Virtual Class: Intro to Landscape Design, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Saturday, Virtual Class: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Saturday, Floral Design: Branches and Blooms, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: The Great Amphibian Migration, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

10, Monday, Virtual Class: Flower ID from A to Z, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Monday, Virtual Class, Introduction to Plant Science, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10 and 11, Virtual Class: Monday and Tuesday, Winter Botany, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  https://www.lewisginter.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class, Sustainable Design (floral) Series: 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Botany for Gardeners, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. On Tuesdays for four evenings. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Soil Science for Gardeners, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Cut Flower Farming, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Landscape Design History, 6:15 to 9:15 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark, 3:00 virtual, free but must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

13, Thursday, Three Rivers Urban Soil Symposium, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Thursday, Back to Basics, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

13, Thursday, The Healing Power of Nature with Charles Smith, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public, must register, Zoom. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/

13, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: The Colorful History of America’s Plant Hardiness Zones, 7:30-9:00 pm, Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum, Free for some members, nominal fee for others, register in advance. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

14, Friday, Permaculture in the Garden: Lessons from the Farm, 10 to 11:30 am, free, must register, online/Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

14, Friday, Maple Sugaring: History, Biology, and Production (online lecture), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

15, Saturday, Winter Lecture Series: For Us and Them: Edible Native Plants to Feed Us All with Dan Jaffe Wilder, Mt. Cuba Center, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online. https://mtcubacenter.org/

16, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Hidden Gardens, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

16, Sunday, Virtual Presentation: The Dawn of Ecosystems, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

17, Monday, Gardening for Four Seasons of Interest, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, for four Monday evenings, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

17, Monday, Virtual Lecture: Outstanding Plants with Winter Interest, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, a three-week class on Mondays from January 17 to 31. Fee and must register. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

18, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: The Modern Cottage Garden with Greg Loades, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Tuesday, Coffee: The Story Behind Your Cup, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

19, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Flower Arranging at Home, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

19, Wednesday, Horticultural Lecture: New Aesthetics for Public Spaces, 6 to 7:00 pm, online, via Zoom, fee and must register. Wave Hill https://www.wavehill.org/

19, Wednesday, Webinar: Forest Ecosystems and the Winds of Change: Forests as a Cog in the Earth’s Climate System, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, fee for nonmembers, free for members. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

19, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Shalimar Gardens: A Gem of Islamic Garden Design, 6:00-7:00 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

20, Thursday, An Engineer’s Approach to Houseplant Care, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

20, Thursday, Virtual Class: Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Thursday, Kokedama Moss Balls, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store https://rewilddc.com/

20, 21, 27, and 29, Thursdays and Fridays, 33rd Annual Landscape Symposium: Expanding the Scope of Landscape Design: Ecology, People and Time, virtual, four half days from 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

21, Friday, Virtual Class: Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Friday, Virtual Class: Gardening with Native Plants, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Friday, Keystone Species of Native Plants, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual/Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

21, Friday, Winter Wreath Refresh (online demo), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

22, Saturday, Virtual Class: Introduction to Plant Science, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Saturday: Virtual Class: If You Build It They Will Come: Understanding and Improving Garden Soils, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

22, Saturday, Class: The Art of Growing Food Design Class by Ellen Ecker Ogden, fee and must register, virtual. https://ellenogden.com/

22, Saturday, Planning and Planting for Winter Interest (online lecture), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

23, Sunday, Virtual Class: The Science of Tree Communication, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Sunday, A Kitchen Garden Plan, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Sunday, Virtual Presentation: Recognizing, Understanding and Protecting Old-Growth Forests, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

23, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Native Shrubs for Birds, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

25, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Starting from Scratch: A Guide to Creating a New Garden with Page Dickey, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

26, Wednesday, Webinar: Engaging Landowners in Sustainable Stewardship, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, fee for nonmembers, free for members. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

26, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Herbalism: Beyond the Basics, 6:00 to 8:45 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

27, Thursday, Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Michael Balick, virtual, 7:00 pm, fee and must register, American Horticultural Society https://connect.ahsgardening.org/virtual-programs/2021/michael-balick-webinar—non-members?erid=13157766&trid=5b9c76fd-a284-4395-a1b0-e6523022319d

27, Thursday, Native Plant and Sustainability Conference. 1 to 4:00 Zoom, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

27, Thursday, Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchid Collection, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

28, Friday, Grass to Garden: Creating a New Garden Space, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free but must register, online/Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

29, Saturday, Garden Talk: Easy Garden Makeover Tips, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

29, Saturday, Virtual Class: Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Saturday, Northern Shenandoah Master Gardeners Association Seed Exchange, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Blandy Experimental Farm, free admission https://nsvmga.org/

29, Saturday, Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Brookside Gardens 12:30 to 4:00 pm. https://montgomeryparks.org/
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/

29, Saturday, 6th Annual Seed Swap, 9:30 to 1:00 pm, free admission and two presenters, presented by the Master Gardeners of the Central Rappahannock Area, Stafford, VA. https://www.mgacra.org/seed-swap-event.html

30, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: Being a Good Bluebird Box Landlord, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

30, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Houseplants by Design with Tovah Martin, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
January 17, 2022, to June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
January 17, 2022, to June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
August 15, 2021, to February 28, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, fee and must register
January 19, 2022: Floral Spotlight: Philadelphia
January 20, 2022: The Wild Garden, Designed, four sessions
January 26, 2022: Growing Dahlias: Early Spring Preparation

Around the corner:

December 2021

1, Wednesday, Holiday Wreaths Workshop, 6 to 7:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Wednesday, Sustainable Design Series: Branches, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Wednesday, Advanced Ecological Design workshop with Larry Weaner, two session workshop, December 1 and December 15, 1 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

2, Thursday, Virtual Talk: Beyond Wild: Gardens and Landscapes with Raymond Jungles. 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

2, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: Winter Decorations at Colonial Williamsburg, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

2, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 7 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Rewild plant store at Ballston Quarter, Arlington VA. https://rewilddc.com/

3, Friday, Holiday Greenery Sale and tour of private homes in Georgetown, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, St. Albans School, DC https://www.stachristmashousetour.org/

3, Friday, Ecological Plant Conference, 8:30 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

4, Saturday, Colonial Yuletide Celebration, William Paca House and Garden in Annapolis, 2 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, free for HA members and volunteers https://www.annapolis.org/contact/william-paca-house-garden

4, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, register and fee for nonmembers and free for members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Saturday, Community Tree Planting at George Washington University Mt. Vernon campus, free but must register, volunteer to plant trees with Casey Trees, no experience necessary. https://caseytrees.org/

4, Saturday, Holiday Greens Workshop, 10 am to noon, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Saturday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 12 and 18.  https://store.anxodc.com/

7, Tuesday, Getaway: Lewis Ginter Gardenfest of Lights, fee and must register, leaves Greenspring at 2:00 pm and returns 11:00 pm. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

7, Tuesday, Lecture: The Science of Tree Communication, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Tuesday, Nature’s Splendor Urn, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

8, Wednesday, Willow Growing for Fun and Function, 6 to 7:30 pm virtual fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Wednesday, Webinar: Taking on the Big Places: How to Build and Maintain Self-sufficient Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

8, Wednesday, Garden Goodies: Favorite Gardening Tools, Accessories, Books etc. 11:00 am to noon, Prince William County Master Gardeners, free and must register, https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

8, Wednesday, Spice Trade: Where Do Your Holiday Spices Originate? 3:00-4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

8, Wednesday, Festive Wreath Workshop, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on December 9 is a Festive Centerpiece Workshop. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

8, Wednesday, through Friday 10, Turning a New Leaf Conference, virtual, with optional field trip on the 10th in person. Fee and must register. Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council https://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/

9, Thursday, New Technologies for Urban Farming, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Thursday, Flower Arranging at Home, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Thursday, Webinar: Gravel Gardening: A Sustainable Solution, 5 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  https://phsonline.org/

9, Thursday, Lecture: How Trees can Save the World and What we Can Do to Help, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, online, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

9, Thursday, Old Williamsburg Style Della Robbia Christmas Wreath, 7 to 9:00 pm virtual free and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

9, Thursday, Festive Centerpiece Workshop, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on December 8 is a Festive Wreath Workshop. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Thursday, Virtual Floral Design: How to Holiday Blooms, 1:30 to 2:30, online, fee and must register, free for members, Hillwood Museum and Estate https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

10, Friday, Webinar: Eco-Friendly Healthy Eating: Nutrition to Support Landscape Professionals and Gardeners, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

11, Saturday, Winter Tabletop Tree Workshop, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Saturday, Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/

11, Saturday, Winter Tree ID Walk and Holiday Potluck with Sustainability Matters, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/

11-12, Saturday and Sunday, Christmas Tree Sale and Holiday Market, Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. https://www.fona.org/

12, Sunday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 4 and 18.  https://store.anxodc.com/

14, Tuesday, Holiday Wreaths Workshop, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, online. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: The Making of a Tree, 7:00 pm, Horticultural Society of Maryland, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register https://mdhorticulture.org/

15, Wednesday, Plants to Cut for Winter Flower Arrangements, 3 to 3:45 pm, online free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

15, Wednesday, Winter Sowing, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

15, Wednesday, Floratopia with Jan Johnsen, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Wednesday, Webinar: Sharing the Adventure: Design Communications for Ecological Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

18, Saturday, Winter Solstice Celebration in the Garden, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

18, Saturday, Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/

18, Saturday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 4 and 12.  https://store.anxodc.com/

19, Sunday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am, register but pay what you can, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. https://www.fona.org/

21, Tuesday, Winter Solstice Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am, register but pay what you can, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. https://www.fona.org/

22, Wednesday, Sowing Seeds Now that Need Winter Chill, 3:00 to 3:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

31, Friday, New Year’s Eve Forest Bathing, register but pay what you can, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. Offered at different time slots https://www.fona.org/

The U.S Botanic Garden’s conservatory is closed but the outdoor gardens are open. For the holidays, there is an outdoor display, complete with train, starting November 24 and running through January 2, closed on December 25. This is free and tickets are not required. See website for more details: https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Elegant Garlands, December 1
Fire and Ice Holiday Centerpiece, December 9
Branches and Boughs, December 15
A Very Citrus Christmas: Holiday Cocktails, December 17

November 2021

1, Monday, All About Pruning: Theory, Tools, Techniques, and Timing, 6:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

1, Monday, Empathy and Inclusion in the Public Realm with David Rubin, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Tuesday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Tuesday, Shade Gardens with Peg Bier, noon, free and must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

2, Tuesday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Tuesday, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Tuesday, Intro to Landscape Design, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Wednesday, Lecture: Tree Planting, 11:00 am to noon, virtual, free and must register, Prince William County Extension agents  https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

3, Wednesday, Plant-Lover’s Tour: Fall Color and Winter Interest, 3:00 pm, online, free and must register. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

3, Wednesday, A Garden Design Primer, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Wednesday, Chrysanthemum Tour, 10:00 to 11:15 am and also 1:00 to 2:15, fee and must register, tour of the conservatory is in person, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

4, Thursday, Winter Interest in the Garden, noon, virtual, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

4, Thursday, Cut Flower Farming, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Thursday, Lecture: Flower Flash with Lewis Miller, author of Flower Flash, fee and must register, 2:00 pm, Zoom, Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

4, Thursday, Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

4, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

4, Thursday, Learning from Nature: The Importance of Field Botany, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

5, Friday, Symposium: Humans in the Landscape: Heal the Land, Heal Ourselves, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. In person and virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  https://www.lewisginter.org/

5, Friday, Horticulture as an Act of Conquest with Justin Robinson, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

5, Friday, Caring for Seasonal Plants and Holiday Gifts, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Homestead Gardens, Zoom or Facebook Live, https://homesteadgardens.com/

5, Friday, Winter Care for Shrubs, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, webinar. National Garden Bureau. https://ngb.org/

6, Saturday, Direct Seeding for Dynamic Displays, 10:00 to 11:30 am, with Brie Arthur, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

6, Saturday, Nature’s Pharmacy, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, fee for nonmembers, free for members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

6, Saturday, Gardening for Pollinators in Fall and Winter, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free but must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

6, Saturday, Lecture:  Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Devon Mihesuah, author and professor at University of Kansas, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

6, Saturday, Native Plant Saturday, takes place on three Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online, register for individual Saturdays or all three New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Saturday, Insect Identification and Management, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Monday, Introduction to Urban Ecology, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Tuesday, Vegetable Gardens: Clean up and Prep for Next year, noon, virtual, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

9, Tuesday, Urban Nature: Human Nature with Peter Del Tredici, 7:00 pm, virtual lecture. Fee for nonmembers and free for members, must register. Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

9, Tuesday, Disease Identification and Management, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Tuesday, Gardening for Habitat, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

9, Tuesday, The Garden of Good and Evil: Edible and Toxic Flowers (used regularly in floral arrangements), 7 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

10, Wednesday, Five Plants that Changed the World, 10:00 to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Wednesday, The Commuter’s Garden, Plants to Appreciate After Rush Hour, 3 to 4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

10, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Thursday, Our Mysterious Orchids: Hidden Connections Below and Above Ground, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

11, Thursday, A Journey Through Your November Garden with David Culp, 6:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Sponsored by Garden Design https://www.gardendesign.com/davidculp/

11, Thursday, 2021 Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes, 8:30 to 4:30 pm, an online virtual conference, fee and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

11, Thursday, Forest Bathing at the National Arboretum, sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, 9 to 11:00 am., pay what you can and must register.  https://www.fona.org/

11, Thursday, Ecosystem Management: How Plant Diversity Influences Bird Conservation, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online. Fee and must register. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

11, Thursday, and 13, Saturday, Fruit Talks and Field Walks: American Persimmons. Thursday, zoom lecture, Saturday is a field walk at Oak Spring Garden. Fee and must register. Sponsored by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia https://www.osgf.org/fruit-talks-and-field-walks-american-persimmons

12, Friday, Native Plants in American Gardens: A Brief History, 1 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

13, Saturday, The World of Soils Class with Tony Avent, 10 am to noon, Plant Delights Nursery, fee and must register, virtual. https://www.plantdelights.com/

13, Saturday, Lecture: Unearthing the Secret Garden with Marta McDowell, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, U.S Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

13, Saturday, Lecture: Restoring Your soils: The Tools You Need to Heal Your Damaged Soil with Dale Strickler, 3:00 pm fee and must register, virtual, sponsored by Pith and Vigor. https://programs.pithandvigor.com/offers/FFk2hvYF/checkout

14, Sunday, Orchids for Beginners, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Sunday, 22nd Annual Chanticleer Lecture: A Garden for all Seasons: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood with Kate Markert, 3:00 pm, live via zoom, free and must register. Sponsored by Chanticleer, register at Radnore Memorial Library  https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8388913

16, Tuesday, Supporting Immunity with Herbs webinar, 1:00 pm. Free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. Must register.  https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

17, Wednesday, USNA Herbarium, 2:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. National Arboretum. https://www.usna.usda.gov/

17, Wednesday, Holiday Dinner Prep – Growing and Using Rosemary, 3 to 3:45 pm, online free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

18, Thursday, Horticulture Fact and Fiction: Debunking Gardening Myths, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

18, Thursday, Trees and Birds, Rooted Together, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

18, Thursday, Lecture: Sleepy Cat Farm with Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor, authors of the book Sleepy Cat Farm: A Gardener’s Journey, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

18, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum and Wassail, 6:30 pm, fee and must register, Historical London Town and Gardens, https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

19, Friday, Garden Talk: Cacti and Succulents, 1:30-2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

20, Saturday, Lecture: A History of Crevice Rock Gardening, cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Northern American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

20, Saturday, Smoothie ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

24, Wednesday, Herbaceous Perennials: What to Cut Down and What to Leave for Winter Interest and Wildlife at the JCRA, 3:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

29, Monday, Flower ID from A to Z, 6 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/

Beginner Bonsai, ends December 1
Floral Design Basics, ends December 2
Landscape Design I, starts September 15
Botanical Art: Painting with Pollinators, starts September 29
Sketching for Floral Designers, starts October 4
Annuals, Perennials, and Vines, from October 11 to November 22
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, from October 11 to November 22
Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, from October 11 to November 22
Houseplants, Succulents and Cacti from October 11 to November 22
Autumn Photography at Abbondi, starts October 14
Capturing Fleeting Fall in Our Gardens, starts October 15
Introduction to Floral Design I, starts October 18
Understanding Plants, starts October 25
Asian Inspired Garden Design, starts October 28
Floral Design Basics II, ends February 28, 2022
Leaving a Lasting Legacy, starts November 3
Putting Your Garden to Bed, November 10,
Floral Spotlight: Contemporary Harvest, November 17
Wreath Workshop: Autumnal Abundance, November 22

 



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