Jul
11
to Jul 14

National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, Ithaca, NY, $

Registration is open for the American Horticultural Society's 26th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, a professional development conference for adults working with young people in gardens. This year's event will take place in Ithaca, New York from July 11-14, and will feature over 50 educational sessions and exciting keynote presentations. 

Enhance your experience with pre- and post-Symposium tours including a workshop at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a tour and make-and-take art project at Gourdlandia, and a tour and farm-to-table dinner at the Finger Lakes Cider House. Space is limited on these tours, so only offered until filled. 

Register today online or by mail!  The deadline to receive discounted early bird registration rates is Friday, May 25.  

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.
  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.
  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.
  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.
  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.
  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.
  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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Sep
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dahlia Hill, Midland, Free

  • 2809 Orchard Drive Midland, MI, 48640 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

http://www.dahliahill.org/garden/

Dahlia Hill is located on Main Street, about one mile north of Downtown Midland, directly across from the entrance to Emerson Park. On a prominent intersection in Midland, Dahlia Hill is at the center of a group of cultural and historical Midland attractions. Because of these proximities, over 11,000 cars drive past the hill every day.

Dahlia Hill is a peaceful spot to stop and relax, take photos or have a picnic lunch. The garden is open from dawn to dusk every day, free of charge. The best time to view the dahlias is from late July through October. For visitors who have walking difficulties, access to the top of the Hill can be arranged by calling us.

Please be courteous while taking pictures. Contact us if you wish to photograph a group event at Dahlia Hill.

If your club or organization would like to tour Dahlia Hill, contact us to make arrangements for a guide to show you the garden and studios. Parking is available on site, accessed from Orchard Drive. 

To ensure that coming to Dahlia Hill is a pleasurable experience for everyone, please be considerate while on the property.

  • Keep children under supervision at all times.
  • Do not walk or run on retaining walls.
  • Admire the flowers, but please do not pick them.
  • Stay on the gravel paths and grassy areas
  • Keep pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them.
  • Enjoy picnics on the grassy areas only and please use trash containers.
  • Feel free to look closely at the sculptures, but do not touch.
  • Bicycling, skateboarding, skiing, rollerblading etc. is not allowed beyond the parking area.

While in Midland, you'll want to visit beautiful Dow Gardens if you have time.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending
Jun
17
to Jun 21

International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC), King of Prussia, PA, Fee Pending

Join Master Gardener volunteers and paid Extension staff from the United States, Canada and South Korea for keynotes, information on Search for Excellence volunteer projects in several categories of community service, and a variety of classes and tours at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This location outside of Philadelphia is rich in impressive gardens and arboretums--including Chanticleer Garden, Longwood, Mt. Cuba, Nemours Estate and Gardens, Barnes, Jenkins, Morris and Scott Arboretums--that will be included in tours and/or can be visited on your own.

For more information as details are published, keep checking internationalmastergardener.com.

See you in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania!

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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May
25
to May 27

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Gardening Show on WJR, 760AM

Dean Krauskopf, Ph.D., hosts The Gardening Show on News/Talk 760 WJR.

Dean retired from MSU as the Integrated Crop Management Agent for Southeastern Michigan. He taught many Master Gardener training classes, often spoke at Growing with Master Gardeners, and is the inspiration for MGAWC's Dean Krauskopf Award for volunteer contributions to community education. His doctorate in horticulture is from North Carolina State University.

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Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Stewardship Saturday at U of M-Dearborn Natural Areas

MGAWC members and friends are welcome to volunteer with Stewardship Saturdays at UM-D to assist in any once-a-month afternoons doing invasive plant removal in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area. Pick one or more days to come out and help. This year-round, ongoing effort will help address the many threats posed by various invasive plants to the continuation of habitat health and quality. Each month will bring opportunities for optimal removal of various invasive plants according to current best management practices.

All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Environmental Interpretive Center. But, if you have a sturdy pair of long-handled branch loppers that you can bring, please do. Also, please bring your own drinking water and work gloves for use while we are out in the field.

This activity involves moderate physical activity in off trail natural habitat areas. Wear suitable work clothes that can be scraped and poked by twigs and/or the occasional thorny plant, or have contact with sticky bur seeds. A good pair of sturdy work shoes/boots is also a must. For additional info, http://umdearborn.edu/eic/involved/stewardshipdays.html.

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May
18
to May 20

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

The Gardening Show on WJR, 760AM

Dean Krauskopf, Ph.D., hosts The Gardening Show on News/Talk 760 WJR.

Dean retired from MSU as the Integrated Crop Management Agent for Southeastern Michigan. He taught many Master Gardener training classes, often spoke at Growing with Master Gardeners, and is the inspiration for MGAWC's Dean Krauskopf Award for volunteer contributions to community education. His doctorate in horticulture is from North Carolina State University.

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Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)
May
12
to May 14

Perennial Accents of Royal Oak (Andy Torvinen's Hosta & More Sale)

  • 1322 Catalpa Drive Royal Oak, MI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annual Plant Sale on 3 weekends in May

"On the days of our sales our garden is open for touring, you don't have to buy anything just come by and see our garden.

PERENNIAL ACCENTS OF ROYAL OAK HOSTA SALE DATES
Since we started Perennial Accents this is the coldest spring we can  remember. Three weeks ago we didn’t think anything would be ready for the sales. Things finally broke dormancy and they will be ready!

In years going forward we will sell on the last three weekends in May including the Monday of Memorial Day weekend. This may or may not include  Mother’s Day weekend.

As always, even if you don’t need any plants at this time stop by and say hello!

Andy and Elaine

Please see detailed plant list at our website: http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com

Mother’s Day Weekend
Sat. May 12                 8 am - 5 pm                 
Sun. May 13                9 am - 3 pm       

Sat. May 19                  8 am - 5 pm       
Sun. May 20                 9 am - 3 pm

Memorial Day Weekend    
Sat. May 26                 8 am - 5 pm
Sun. May 27                9 am - 5 pm
Mon. May 28               9 am - 3 pm

1322 Catalpa Drive (11.5 Mile Road), East of Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak

Plant list at http://www.perennialaccentsofroyaloak.com/plant-list.html. Prices $5 - $75, cash or personal checks. 

 

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May
11
to May 13

Wildtype Native Plants, Public Sales, Mason, Michigan

2018 Public Sales

  • Native perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • Emergent, wetland, prairie and woodland plants

Last 3 weekends of May and the last full weekend of August

  • Fridays from 9 AM to 5 PM:  May 11, 18 & 25, and August 24
  • Saturdays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 12, 19 & 26, and August 25
  • Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM:  May 13, 20 & 27, and August 26

2018 price list available at www.wildtypeplants.com

Phone:  517-244-1140

Email:  info@wildtypeplants.com

 

 

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Apr
28
8:00 AM08:00

Gardening & All That Jazz, Waterford, $80-90

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (8am - 4:15pm)
Oakland Schools Conference Center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, 48328

Keynote speakers:
- Ken Druse – The New Shade Garden: Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
- Vanessa Gardner Nagel - Garden Evolution: A Designer's 25-Year Landscape Challenge
- Craig LeHoullier - Epic Tomatoes For Your Garden
- Kerry Ann Mendez - The Budget-Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less!

This conference is open to the public, you need not be a Master Gardener to attend.
Master Gardeners receive 5 educational credits for the day.

Early Bird Registration Fee: $80
After March 14th fee will be $90.
Registration at the door is not available.
Registration deadline:  Wednesday, April 14, 2018

Registration Flyer:http://mgsoc.org/2018RegistrationForm-paper.pdf

For additional information contact: Laura.Miehls@gmail.com

http://www.mgsoc.org/2018Conference_registration.php

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Apr
23
10:30 AM10:30

DIA Lecture by Per Benjamin, Detroit, $35-70

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) & Friends of Art & Flowers

19th Annual Elizabeth Sites Kuhlman Lecture

Per Benjamin from Stockholm, Sweden

Floral Designer for 2016 Nobel Prize Banquet & Intraflora World Cup Winner

Demonstrating new trends in floral design

Luncheon will follow the lecture/demonstration

Tickets on sale beginning February 15, 2018

Since his Interflora World Cup Win, Per Benjamin's international schedule of teaching and competitions has kept him at the forefront of floral design. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden he has been honored as the floral designer for the past three Nobel Prize Banquets.

As he creates arrangements on stage, he will demonstrate new trends in the Nordic tradition of floral artistry. Optional luncheon in the Great Hall and Rivera Court will follow his presentation.

https://www.dia.org/events/friends-art-and-flowers-2018-elizabeth-sites-kuhlman-lecture-luncheon

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Eco-Fair, Romulus, Free

Free Earth Day Celebration with free activities, door prizes, and eco-friendly information sources or vendors including Metro Parks with park info, DTE Energy with energy efficiency info, Romulus Public Library with seed saving, Romulus Garden Club with gardening tips, MSU Extension Council with health and wellness info, Southeastern Michigan Butterfly Association with info on pollinators, Romulus Schools Recycling for green/clean living, Master Gardener Volunteers with info on plants, and Old City Acres Farm with an organic farmer.

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