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May Garden Happenings

May Garden Happenings

Flowers aren’t the only thing in bloom this spring. Expand your gardening knowledge at these must-see events. If you know of an event in your area not listed, please feel free to add in comments below. Sign up to get your monthly happenings email sent to you, just enter your email in the Newsletter sign-up at the bottom of this page.

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All May - Thursdays 4 PM to 5:30 PM & Fridays 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Spring Into Gardening | Brooklyn Botanic Garden
(For children with accompanying adults) These one-day programs are a mix of guided and self-guided activities that include watering, seeding, nature crafts, potting up, compost explorations, digging, and more. Register for as many days as you like.
Link: https://www.bbg.org/learn/childrens_garden_classes  

Saturday, May 8, from 10 AM to 11 AM

Growing Fun with Kids | Michigan State University Extension
Join us for this virtual interactive series on home vegetable gardening. Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden for the first time or are you an experienced veggie gardener looking to explore new ideas? All levels of experience are welcome at this new series designed to encourage and support home vegetable gardeners!
Link: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/msu-tollgate-farm-homegrown-gardening-series-2021-session-4-growing-fun-with-kids  

Monday, May 10, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Best Roses for Your Garden | Chicago Botanic Garden
Roses dazzle, delight, and romance us in many ways. Explore the world of roses as we dive into the commonly available varieties and touch on heirlooms, species, and exciting new selections. Learn which rose to match with your space and expectations.
This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.
Link: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/adult_education/horticulture/best_roses_your_garden_online  

Saturday, May 15, Noon to 2 PM
Hydrangeas 101: Care and Techniques | Chicago Botanic Garden
Do you have hydrangeas at home but don’t know how to care for them? Learn about the most commonly planted hydrangeas in northern Illinois, pruning and care techniques, and how to adjust pH for color in this introductory class.
Link: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/adult_education/horticulture/hydrangeas_101_care_and_techniques  

Thursday, May 20, from 7 PM to 9PM
Pollinators and Their Flowers | Community Education & Recreation, Ann Arbor, MI
Honey bees are important pollinators, but they aren’t the only ones! Not only that, but they were introduced to America from Europe. Find out about all the other pollinators that are visiting your garden and how to keep them happy and well fed. We will explore the relationship between flowers and pollinators, how it evolved and how native plants and pollinators depend on each other.
Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search/55050  

Thursday, May 20, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meditation in the Garden | Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Enjoy a relaxing nature-inspired guided imagery and sound healing meditation with Dorit Brauer. She is the founder and owner of the Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine, Award-Winning Artist and Author. The guided meditation is accompanied by the relaxing sound of Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, which induce alpha wave level activity of the brain, balance the hemispheres of the brain and resonate within every cell of your body, creating health, balance and harmony.
Please bring a mat, blanket, and pillow or a folding chair and wear comfortable clothing.
Link: https://pittsburghbotanicgarden.org/events/meditation-in-the-garden-3/

Wednesday, May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grow the Garden Day | Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
Join our horticulture staff and fellow volunteers as we work to maintain our gardens and woodlands. All levels of gardening experience are welcome. Suitable for volunteers 14 years of age and older if each 14 year old is accompanied by an adult.
Link: https://pittsburghbotanicgarden.org/events-calendar/

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