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October 2021

1, Friday, Seasonal Vegetable Gardening Online Q&A, noon to 12:45 pm, free and online. Must register. https://www.usbg.gov/

1, Friday, Creating a Naturally Beautiful Water Garden, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Morris Arboretum https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, and every weekend in October, Greenstreet Gardens’ Fall Festival, tickets required https://greenstreetgardens.com

2, Saturday, Landscape for Curb Appeal, 10 to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Saturday, All About Containers, three online classes, register for all or individually, Container Gardening 101, fee and must register, virtual. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Saturday, Fall Bulb Sale, 9:00 am to noon, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held in the New York Avenue parking lot inside the entrance of the National Arboretum, DC. https://www.fona.org/events_programs/

2, Saturday, A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage with David Culp, 10 to 11:30 am, free, must register, webinar. Brookside Gardens  https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

2, Saturday, Golden Garden, 10:30 am, fee and must register, in person tour of garden and plants with gold. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/

2, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

2, Saturday, Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, 9 to 2:00 pm, parking lot of Church of St. Clement at 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. http://www.northernalexandrianativeplantsale.org/

2, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden, 9:00 am to noon, free admission, Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Road, Bristow, VA. Sponsored by Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://mgpw.org/

3, Sunday, Put Your Garden to Bed, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

4, Monday, 23rd Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Design Intent: Places for People, three Mondays, October 4, 18 and November 1, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Monday, Forest Bathing, 3 to 5:00 pm, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum, DC, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/events_programs/

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

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

5, Tuesday, Lecture: Native Perennials, noon, free, must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

5, Tuesday, Growing Organics: Backyard Botanicals, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

6, Wednesday, Native Evergreens, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Morris Arboretum https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

6, Wednesday, Webinar: Implications of Climate Change for Invasive Species, noon, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

6, Wednesday, Fall Vegetable Gardening, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. Sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

6, Wednesday, Birdscaping: Designing Your Garden with Birds in Mind, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

7, Thursday, Introduction to Bulbs, 5 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Thursday, Lecture: Putting the Gardens to Bed, 7 to 8:00 pm, free, virtual. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

7, Thursday, Virtual Fall Lectures: Growing Fruit and Vegetables in Pots with Aaron Bertelsen, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

7, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic on Zoom and Facebook Live, 2:00 to 2:45 pm, Merrifield Garden Center, free also offered on October 21 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

7, Thursday, Repotting Houseplants Demonstration, noon, free, must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

7, Thursday, Growing Flowering Vines, 7:00 pm, fee, must register, webinar, Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi https://www.gardeningwithcharlie.com/webinars/growing-vines/

7, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens Series: Saving Seeds: Saving Memories, Diversity or Funds? Smithsonian Learning Series, noon, free, must register, virtual Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

8, Friday, Plant Diversity, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Friday, Conversations with Great American Gardeners series, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. American Horticultural Society https://ahsgardening.org/about-us/news-press/introducing-conversations-with-great-american-gardeners/

8, Friday, Hyacinth Planting, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

8, Friday, Botanical Beverages: Cocktails and Mocktails from the Garden, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

8, Friday, Native Flowers, Fruits and Foliage for All, 10 to 11:30 am, free must register, Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

8, Friday, DIY Holiday: Forced Bulbs for Beautiful Arrangements and Gifts,7 to 8:30 pm, online free and can register for Zoom or watch on Facebook Live. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

9, Saturday, Dealing with Deer and Other Mammal Pests in your Garden, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Saturday, Fall Fest, 10 to 3:00 pm, free admission, at Richard’s Fruit Market, Middletown. Sponsored by Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association.  https://nsvmga.org/events/fallfest/

9, Saturday, Chile Celebration, 1-4 pm, free. Sponsored by the mid-Atlantic Units of the Herb Society of America, in person at the National Herb Garden, U.S. National Arboretum in DC. For more information, contact the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. https://www.herbsocietypotomac.org/

10, Sunday, Native Plants for Your Home Pollinator Garden, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Morris Arboretum https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

12, Tuesday, Healthy Soil for the Vegetable Garden, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, webinar, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

12, Tuesday, Deer Resistant Gardening, noon, free, must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

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

12, Tuesday, The Art of Kusamono with Young Choe, 7:00 pm, fee for nonmembers, free for members, must register to receive zoom link, Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

13, Wednesday, Slow Gardening with Low Maintenance from Innisfree, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, fee, must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

13, Wednesday, Mastering the Art of Tomato Gardening, 6:15 to 7:45 pm, fee, must register, online. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

13, Wednesday, Webinar: Understanding Soil Health and Its Principles for Improving Landscape Resilience, noon, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

13, Wednesday, Putting the Garden to Bed, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, virtual, sponsored by the Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

14, Thursday, Virtual Fall Lectures: Pressing Botanicals: Preserving the Wonder of Ladew with Anne Blackwell Thompson, fee and must register, 4:00 pm, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

14, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens Series: A Soil Management Plan for the Future, Smithsonian Learning Series, noon, free but must register, virtual. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

14, Thursday, Groundcovers, noon, free, must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Friday, Journey to Ganna Walska Lotusland, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Morris Arboretum https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

15, Friday, Native Trees: How to Select, Plant and Transplant, 10 to 11:30 am, free, must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia  https://mgnv.org/

15, Friday, Perennial Plant Conference, all day, virtual, fee and must register. https://www.perennialplantconference.org/

15, Friday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 2-3:00 pm, fee and must register, in person. Audubon Naturalist Society at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD https://anshome.org/

16, Saturday, Floral Wearables Using Adhesive, online demonstration, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free but must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

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

16, Saturday, All About Containers, three online classes, register for all or individually. The Very Best Plants for Pots, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Saturday, Keep the Animals Out, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

16, Saturday, Smoothie ‘n Walk, 11 to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, a walk through the wood ending with a smoothie and lunch Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

16, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Fall Flowers and Foliage, 1:00-2:30 pm in person, fee and must register, Greens Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/

17, Sunday, Environmental Landscaping: Design Your Yard with Native Plants, 2 to 3:30 pm, in person at the James Duncan Jr. Branch Library in VA. https://alexlibraryva.org/event/5597718

18, Monday, Composting Workshop, in person, fee and must register, 11:00 to 1:00 pm, Audubon Naturalist Society, at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD https://anshome.org/

20, Wednesday, Webinar: Rewild in 10 Action Steps, noon, free for members, fee for non-members, Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

20, Wednesday, Groundcovers, noon to 1:00, free, must register, virtual. Sponsored by the Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

20, Wednesday, Lotusland: A Plant Collector’s Paradise, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee, must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

20, Thursday, Webinar: Kid and Pet Friendly Houseplants with Melinda Myers, free, must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/

21, Thursday, The Art of Leaf Embroidery, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic on Zoom and Facebook Live, 2:00 to 2:45 pm, Merrifield Garden Center, free and also offered on October 7 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

21, Thursday, Parking Garden and Sustainable Landscape Tour, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person. Also offered from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

21, Thursday, Forcing Bulbs Indoors, noon, free, must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

22, Friday, How to Care for Houseplants, 10 to 11:00 am, free, must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

22, Friday, How to Overwinter Dahlias, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

23, Saturday, Plant Pruning and Fall Clean Up, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual, Plant Delights Nursery https://www.plantdelights.com/

23, Saturday, All About Containers, three online classes, register for all or individually. Great Native Plants for Containers, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Saturday, Botanical Latin, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Saturday, Garden Talk: Tips on Growing Beautiful Bulbs, 10:30 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/

23, Saturday, Extending the Pollinator Buffet into Fall and Winter, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

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

26, Tuesday, Shade Gardens: Part I, noon, free but must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

26, Tuesday, Vertical Gardening: Living Walls and Espalier Trees, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

27, Wednesday, Webinar: Pruning Tips for Shrubs with Melinda Myers, free, must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/

27, Wednesday, Seed Saving, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, virtual. Sponsored by the Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

27, Wednesday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 10 to noon, fee and must register, in person, Brookside Gardens. Also offered on Saturday, October 30. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Thursday, Overwintering Tropicals and Houseplants, noon, free but must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

28, Thursday, Glory of Fall Garden Tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, in person. Brookside Gardens. Also offered on Friday, October 29. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens Series: Garden Allies: An Introduction to Life in the Landscape, noon, free but must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

28, Thursday, Virtual Fall Lectures: Friends in the Shade: Keeping Your Hosta Company with Jason Reeves, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

29, Friday, Glory of Fall Garden Tour, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person. Brookside Gardens also offered on Thursday October 28. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

29, Friday, Composting: Leave the Leaves and Other Beneficial Practices, 11 to 11:30 am, free, must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

29, Friday, Explore Washington DC City of Trees book talk with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

30, Saturday, Native Habitats of Woodend, 9 to 10:30 am, in person, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD https://anshome.org/

31, Sunday, Halloween Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum, DC. Pay what you can https://www.fona.org/events_programs/

Longwood Gardens has the following online learning opportunities:

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
Plants with a Purpose: Late Season Natives, October 5
Floral Spotlight: In Season Fall Foraging, October 6
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
A Touch of Hollywood, October 14
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

September 2021

1, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens, hosted by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 10 to 1:00 pm. (held first Wednesday of the month) https://vnps.org/

1, Wednesday, Grow Native series of six sessions from September through November, virtual, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

4, Saturday, Paw Paw Fruit and Tree sale, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also on the September 12th. Long Creek Homestead Nursery, Frederick, MD https://www.ecologiadesign.com/2021/05/26/long-creek-nursery/

4, Saturday, Saturday in the garden, theme is cover crops, 9:00 am to noon, free, in person, Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. Hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County. https://mgpw.org/

4, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, fee if non-member, free if member, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Saturday, Saving Garden Treasures: Taking Plant Cuttings, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

4, Saturday, Garden Talk: Rocks Rock! (rock garden), 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

4, and 5, Saturday (10 to 4) and Sunday, (10 to 2:00 pm), Brookside Gardens Sale of Vintage and Antiquarian Horticultural Books. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/visit/marylandica-gift-shops/

8, Wednesday, Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Practice of Forest Bathing, noon to 12:30 pm, free and registration required, Zoom webinar. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

8, Wednesday, Webinar: Designing for a Dry Stone Wall in the Landscape, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, free for members, fee for non-members, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

8, Wednesday, Urban Tree Summit, fee and must register. This is offered on different days with different times, some are virtual, some in person, check the website. Sponsored by Casey Trees.  https://caseytrees.org/urban-tree-summit-2021/

8, Wednesday, tour of the new Kennedy Center Gardens with landscape architects, 4:15 pm, fee and must register. Kennedy Center, DC https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/film2/2021-2022/r-conservancy-gardens/

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

9, Thursday, Forgotten Fabrics and Ancient Dyes with Justin Fornal, 7 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

9, Thursday, Native Plants of Fall, online and in person, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Six online sessions on Thursdays including six on site tours on Fridays, Mt. Cuba Center,  https://mtcubacenter.org/

9, Thursday, Growing Great Fall Vegetables, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Thursday, Webinar: Plants, Passion and Perseverance: A Focus on Positive Solutions and Experience Gained with Janet Draper, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens series, virtual, free but must register, noon to 1:00 pm. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

9, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, Facebook Live and Zoom, noon to 12:45 pm, free and must register, Also offered on September 23. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

9, Thursday, Webinar: Fall and Winter Containers, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

10, Friday, Webinar: Combination Containers for the Fall, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau. https://ngb.org/

10, Friday, Virtual Workshop: Plan and Plant a Fall to Spring Edible Garden, 7 to 8:30 pm, free, register for link, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

10, Friday, Webinar: Tree Care: Managing Pests and Diseases, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

10-12, Friday – Sunday, National Capital Area Chapter of the Gesneriad Society Annual Show and Sale at Homestead Gardens, both locations, times vary, see Homestead website. https://homesteadgardens.com/

11, Saturday, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Native Plant Sale, 9 to 3:00 pm, Morven Park, Leesburg. https://loudounwildlife.org/event/fall-native-plant-sale/

11, Saturday, Hands on Orchid Repotting, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

11, Saturday, Plants and Design: Perk up your Fall Garden, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

11, Saturday, Online Lecture: Sustainable Gardening with Vincent A. Simeone, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

11, Saturday, Pepper Fest! In person event at the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, 2 to 5:00 pm, free admission. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

11, Saturday, Mt. Vernon Plant sale, at the production greenhouses next to Mt Vernon, Virginia. 8 to 3:00 pm, free admission to the plant sale.  https://www.mountvernon.org/

11 and 12, Saturday, 10 to 4; and Sunday, 9 to noon, Friends of Brookside Gardens Plant sale, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

11, Saturday, Paw Paw Fruit and Tree sale, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also on the September 4th. Long Creek Homestead Nursery, Frederick, MD https://www.ecologiadesign.com/2021/05/26/long-creek-nursery/

12, 19, and 26, three sessions, Webinar: Vegetable Gardener’s Workshop, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Sunday, Live Butterfly Release Event, plus Butterfly Speaker, 10 to noon, Homestead Gardens, Severna Park location. Will also be on September 18 at the Davidsonville location. https://homesteadgardens.com/

12, Sunday, Webinar: The Native Garden in Fall and Winter, 10:00 to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Monday, through October 25, Virtual Seed Saver School, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Seed Savers Exchange https://www.seedsavers.org/

14, Tuesday, Webinar: Gardening for the Birds, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

14, Tuesday, Rain Garden Design for Homeowners, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

14, Tuesday, Webinar: Flowering Arranging at Home, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

14, Tuesday, Webinar: Landscape Design History, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Tuesday, Lecture: The Once and Future Woods with William Bryant Logan, 7:00 pm, fee for nonmembers, free for members, Zoom, must register. Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

15, Wednesday, Water Infiltration and Improved Soil Carbon Storage, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for non-members, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

15, Wednesday, Webinar: Underrated Fall Bulbs with Joseph Tychonievich 7:00 pm, free and must register, Fine Gardening magazine.https://www.finegardening.com/webinars

16, Thursday, Webinar: Seeds and How to Find Them with Philip Evich, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens series, virtual, free but must register, noon to 1:00 pm. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

16, Thursday, Seeds: Wild Versus Commercial, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

17, Friday, Virtual Floral Design How To: Flowers Fit for Gatsby, online via zoom, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/events

17, Friday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am at the U.S. National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, Donation requested, must register. https://www.fona.org/

17, Friday, Garden Talk: Landscaping with Shrubs 1:30 to 2:30 pm., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

17, Friday, Lunch and Ikebana Demonstration with Ikebana Master, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, must reserve a ticket. Sponsored by the DC chapter of Ikebana International https://iichapter1.com/

17, Friday, 18th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Native Plant Society, virtual, free and open to the public. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

18, Saturday, Webinar: Shrubs: The Backbone of the Garden, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Saturday, 6th Annual Paw Paw Fest, Long Creek Homestead, Frederic, MD. Noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets required https://www.ecologiadesign.com/2021/07/26/paw-paw-festival-longcreek-homestead/

18, Saturday, Under the Arbor event at the National Arboretum, presentation will be on Scented Geraniums, hosted by local chapters of the Herb Society of America. 1 to 4:00 free admission. https://www.herbsocietypotomac.org/

18, Saturday and 19 Sunday, Native plant sale (including paw paw trees) 10 to 2:00 pm, in person, Locus Grove Nature Center, Bethesda Maryland. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/pawpaw-pollinators-festival/

18, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: European Hand-Tied Bouquets 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

18, Saturday, Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival, every weekend from September 18 to October 31, at Lothian location, Tickets required. https://greenstreetgardens.com/fall-festival/?v=7516fd43adaa

18, Saturday, Webinar:  Unearthing the Secret Garden: A Conversation with Marta McDowell, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Saturday, Live Butterfly Release Event, plus Butterfly Speaker, 10 to noon, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville location. Will also be on September 12 at the Severna Park location. https://homesteadgardens.com/

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

19, Sunday, Cut Flower Farming, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Monday, Full Moon Walk, 8 to 9:30 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

20, Monday, Gardening Strategies for Climate Change, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

21, Tuesday, Webinar: Great Native Plants for Green Gardens, noon to 2:00 pm, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

21, Tuesday, Autumn groundcovers, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center  https://mtcubacenter.org/

22, Wednesday, Tudor Place 29th Annual Garden Party, 5:30 to 8:30, tickets required. Tudor Place, Georgetown. https://tudorplace.org/event/29th-annual-garden-party/

22, Wednesday, Webinar: Forest Bathing 101: Tapping into Everyday Nature, noon to 1:00 pm, fee for members and free for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

22, Wednesday, Webinar: Master the Art of Tomato Gardening, 6:15 to 7:45 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Wednesday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 10 to 11:15 am, or on Saturday September 25, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

22-24, Wednesday through Friday, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes, 9 to 5:00 pm. Virtual class, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Thursday, Webinar: Fall Bulbs, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

23, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, Facebook Live and Zoom, noon to 12:45 pm, free and must register, Also offered on September 9. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

23, Thursday, Webinar: Getting the Most out of Small Space/Urban Gardens with Kathy Jentz, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens series, virtual, free but must register, noon to 1:00 pm. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

23, Thursday, Ladew Fall Lecture Series: Styling the Home with Autumn Florals, fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

23, Thursday, Webinar: Italianate Garden Design with La Foce, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

23, Thursday, The New Workhorses of the Garden: Native Grasses and Sedges, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

24, Friday, Zoom, Putting Your Garden to Bed, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

24, Friday, Webinar: Fall is for Planting Perennials, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

25, Saturday, Unexpected Fall Foraging, online lecture with Alexis Nikole Nelson, 11:30 to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

25, Saturday, Online lecture, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 to 12:30, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 3 to 5:00 pm, at the U.S. National Arboretum, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Donation requested, must register. https://www.fona.org/

25, Saturday, Fall Plant Sale, 9 to 2:00 pm, free admission to plant sale, Historic London Town and Gardens, https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

25, Saturday, Family Fall Festival, 9 to 3, free admission, at Green Spring Gardens, sponsored by friends of Green Spring, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

25 and 26, Saturday and Sunday, 2021 Maryland Native Plant Society Fall Conference, hybrid zoom and in person, fee and must register. https://mdflora.org/event-4446844

25 and 26, Saturday and Sunday (Saturday 1 to 5 and Sunday 9 to 3 with a dahlia plant sale from 3 to 4 on Sunday) National Capital Dahlia Society’s Dahlia Show and Sale, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

26, Sunday, Autumn Fest, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, free admission. Glencarlyn Library Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

26, Sunday, Garden Day, 1 to 4:00 pm, free admission, Sponsored by All Hallows Guild, at the Washington National Cathedral Gardens in DC.  https://allhallowsguild.org/

26, Sunday, Online Lecture: Pruning Bigleaf and Mountain Hydrangeas, 10:00 am to noon. Fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Tuesday, Webinar: Solutions to Landscape Plants, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

28, Tuesday, Zoom Webinar: Native Grasses, Sedges and Rushes for Garden and Landscapes, Maryland Native Plant Society, free and open to the public, must register to receive the Zoom link https://mdflora.org/event-4364969

30, Thursday, Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening, series of 8 classes, fee and must register, 1 to 3 on Thursday at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

30, Thursday, Ladew Fall Lecture Series: Making Windcliff: People, Places, and Plants, fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

30, Thursday, Native Plant Walk with Blandy’s Assistant Curator, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

30, Thursday, Webinar: Washington National Cathedral Gardens: Divine Inspiration and Earthly Challenges with Sandra Flowers, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens series, virtual, free but must register, noon to 1:00 pm. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

30, Thursday, Five Things You Should be Doing with Your Trees this Fall, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Beginner Bonsai, ends December 1
Floral Design Basics, ends December 2
The Artist Dives into the Archives: Here Comes the Sunflower, September 8 (botanical drawing)
Landscape Design I, starts September 15
Botanical Art: Painting with Pollinators, starts September 29
Dazzling Dahlias, September 30
Seed to Shaker, Cheers to the Bees, September 30



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