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Feb 4, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Kristine Hahn
Topic: Starting and Running a Successful Community Garden
More details to follow....
Feb 4, 2016
Thursday
8:30am - 4:00pm
Plants of Distinction
Location: Novi Crowne Plaza
27000 Karevich Drive, Novi, MI 48377

Cost: $80 including  handouts, a scrumptious plated lunch and refreshments

http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=16pod
Feb 6, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Fairy & Miniature Gardens
English Gardens
All locations
FREE. Learn what it takes to make your own fairy-sized garden. www.EnglishGardens.com
Feb 7, 2016
Sunday
Time TBA
Project Grow Winter Potluck
By Project Grow. Come see what it's all about! info@projectgrowgardens.org
Feb 8, 2016
Monday
7:00pm
Michigan Gardener Road Trips
Bloomfield Hills.

By Hardy Plant Society Great Lakes Chapter at the Congregational Church of Birmingham. Speaker: Julia Hofley.

Info: www.hardyplantsociety-greatlakes.org

Feb 11, 2016
Thursday
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rain Gardens 101
Pioneer High School, Room C217

Drew Lathin of Creating Sustainable Landscapes
Fee:  $25
Register through A2Public Schools, Community Ed and Red
https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search?ActivityCategoryID=67&isSearch=true&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true
Feb 13, 2016
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Seasonal Interest on Your Garden
Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center,
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd.,
Waterford, MI
 
Cost:  $20 includes a reference book and snacks
Registration deadline:  February 5
Instructors: Jackie Cohen and Carol Lenchek. 

https://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/brochures/2016_seasonal_interest.pdf

Feb 13, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Attracting Birds to Your Garden
English Gardens
All locations

FREE Learn the tips & tricks to getting birds to visit your garden.
www.EnglishGardens.com
Feb 13, 2016
Saturday
2:30 pm - 3:30pm
Kids Workshop: Make a Bird Treat
English Gardens
All locations

Materials fee.  Bring the kids to make their own bird treat to take home to bring birds to the garden.
Register:
www.EnglishGardens.com
Feb 17, 2016
Wednesday
7:00pm

Monarchs, milkweeds, and disease: Current patterns and future problems
Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association (SEMBA)
Nankin Mills Nature Center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48186
Parking on Hines Dr. or Ann Arbor Trail

Professor Mark Hunter, University of Michigan, will discuss the current patterns and future problems for Monarch butterflies.  $3.00 for non-members. Questions call 734-223-5510. Visit our website for a full calendar of events and more information at www.sembabutterfly.org
Feb 20, 2016
Saturday
11:00 am - noon
Orchids 101 Plus Potting Demo
English Gardens
All locations

FREE Gain some knowledge on Orchids including how to get them to re-bloom in your home. www.EnglishGardens.com
Feb 20, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Orchids 101 Plus Potting Demo
English Gardens
All locations

FREE Learn even more about orchids.
www.EnglishGardens.com
Feb 23, 2016
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
All members welcome
Feb. 25 – Mar. 24, 2016 Thursdays
9:30am to 12:30pm  (5 wks)
 Become a Master Rain Gardener
MSU Extension
Instructors:  Shannon Gibb-Randall, Harry Sheehan, and Susan Bryan
Fee:  $90
Register through A2Public Schools, Community Ed and Red
https://apm.activecommunities.com/aareced/Activity_Search?ActivityCategoryID=67&isSearch=true&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true

Feb 27, 2016
Saturday
9:00am - 1:00pm
Captivating Combinations
Location:  Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd.,
Waterford, MI

Cost:  $20 (Includes handouts and snacks) 
Instructors: Carol Lenchek, MSU Extension Educator and Laura Gaunt, Advanced Master Gardener

https://www.oakgov.com/msu/Documents/brochures/2016_captivating_combinations.pdf
Feb 27, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
landscaping Trends That Increase Your Home's Valus
English Gardens
All locations

FREE
Get ideas on landscaping & trends that could boost your property value. www.EnglishGardens.com
Mar 3, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Chris Lapinsky
Topic: Raising Native Mason Bees for Pollination

Honey bees are not our only pollinators. Learn all about one of our natives - the mighty mason bees and how to raise them.  More details to follow...
Mar 5, 2016
Saturday
9:00am- 4:00pm
Conifer Propagation Seminar
Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton, MI

Hands-on grafting & cuttings of plants from the Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers. Register: 517-431-2060, www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu
Mar 5, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Perennial Gardening 101
English Gardens
All Locations

FREE. Get information on perennials & some tips for keeping them healthy.www.EnglishGardens.com
Mar 6 - 7, 2016
Sunday - Monday
29th ANNUAL MICHIGAN WILDFLOWER CONFERENCE
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University

The Michigan Wildflower Conference is designed for persons who are interested in Michigan native plants and their habitats. There will be general and concurrent sessions both days. More info to follow....
Mar 7, 2016
Monday
1:00 pm
Flowers of the Boreal Forest & Shorelines of the Great Lakes
Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington Garden Club at Vagnozzi Visitor's Center in Heritage Park.

Slide tour of the plants & flowers of northern Michigan. 248-477-3854.

Mar 10, 2016
Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Michigan Herb Association Annual Conference
Michigan State University, 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI

By Michigan Herb Associates at MSU Plant & Soil Sciences Building. Theme:Garden Fiesta to Remember. Featured speaker Lucinda Hutson. bridgerherbs@hotmail.com. Register: wwwmiherb.org
Mar 12, 2016
Saturday
8:00am - 4:00pm
8th Annual Growing Great Gardens
WCCCD Educational & Performing Arts Center
21000 Northline Road Taylor, MI 48180

4 INSPIRATIONAL GARDEN TALKS - Includes Morning Beverages & Snacks Choice of Bag Lunch w/Bottled Water 30+ Garden Related Vendors Door Prizes & Raffle Tickets.  For more info...

Registration begins January 1, 2016 and is only $45 to attend.  Master Gardens receive 5 education hours. Contact me at smithnan88@yahoo.com or look for registration forms after Jan 1 at http://www.taylorconservatory.org
Mar 12, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Growing Seeds Indoors
English Gardens
All locations

FREE. Learn how to grow your own plants from seeds indoors that you can later transplant outside. www.EnglishGardens.com
Mar 12, 2016
Saturday
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kids Workshop: Paint and Plant A Pot
English Gardens
All locations

Materials fee. Bring the little gardeners in to paint a flower pot & plant their own seeds to take home.
Register:
www.EnglishGardens.com
Mar 12, 2016
Saturday thru
Mar 27, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Spring Bulb Show
Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton, MI

At Hidden Lake Gardens. Open daily 9am-4pm. For information, 517-431-2060 or www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu
Mar 19, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Get a Green Healthy Lawn
English Gardens
All locations

FREE. Learn the best tips to get the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. www.EnglishGardens.com
Mar 21, 2016
Monday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Spring Ephemerels
Mt Clemens

By MSUE at Mt Clemens Library. $10. Cheryl English presents Native Wildflowers for the Woodland Garden. 586-954-9998
Mar 22, 2016
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
All members welcome
Mar 26, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Live Healthier With Houseplants
English Gardens
All locations

FREE. Learn how some house plants can keep you healthier & what it takes to keep plants healthy too.
www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 2, 2016
Saturday
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wayne County Master Gardener Banquet
Stitt Hall
Dearborn, MI  48170

Cost: $25 | Dinner and Door Prizes
Special Guest Speaker will be Sandy Wilkins Braiding the Rivers (Interconnection of the River & The Land, the Flora, Fauna & Life on the River)  More info and Registration

Apr 2, 2016
Saturday - Sunday
Garden Party Weekend
English Gardens
All locations

FREE.
2 days packed with informative gardening & decorating seminars. Find details & complete schedule mid Feb: www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 4, 2016
Monday
1:00pm
All About Sharing
Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

By Farmington Garden Club at Vagnozzi Visitors Center in Heritage Park. Multiply plants, expanding your garden on a shoestring. 248-477-3854.
Apr 7, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting
Speaker: Kevin Collins
Topic: Organic Lawncare
Details to follow....

Apr 9, 2016
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
Tips for Dividing & Transplanting Perennials
English Gardens
All locations

FREE.
Learn the best ways to divide & relocate your perennials. www.EnglishGardens.com
Apr 19, 2016
Tuesday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
All members welcome
Apr 23, 2016
Saturday
All day
Gardening and All That Jazz – Adding Pizazz to YOUR Garden
Location: Oakland Schools Conference Center
2111 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI
Cost: $70, (after March 14 fee increases to $80)
Nationally-known speakers: Karen Bussolini (two presentations), Ellen Ecker Ogden and Barry Glick

http://www.mgsoc.org/2016MGSOC_ConfSpeakers.pdf
May 2, 2016
Monday
1:00pm
Intro to Pollinators
Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, MI

By Farmington Garden Club at Vagnozzi Visitor's Center in Heritage Park. Presentation with emphasis on the Polyphemus Moth. 248-477-3854, fgc1932@gmail.com
May 5, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting/ Greenhouse Plant Sale
Speaker: Sandy Wilkins
Topic: The Heartbeat of the Garden

What makes one garden unique and different from another?  If gardener’s use the same basic principles of landscape design, why don’t they look the same?  The answer lies in the heartbeat.  We will look at several different gardens in this PowerPoint lecture and discover what the heartbeat of the garden really is.
May 16, 2016
Monday
6:30pm
MGWWC Board Meeting
All members welcome
May 23, 2016
Tuesday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Who's In My Backyard?
Clinton Twp, MI

By MSUE at MSUE Assembly Room. $5. Learn all about birds with Pam Goros of Wild Birds Unlimited. 586-954-9998
Jun 2, 2016
Thursday
Refreshments
6:30pm |
Meeting 7:00pm
MGWWC General Membership Meeting

Details to follow....
Jun 17 -18
Friday - Saturday
Master Gardener College
Grand Rapids
Mark your calendars!  More info to follow...
Jun 30, 2016
Thursday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Iris Lady
Clinton Twp, MI

By MCMGA at MSUE Assembly Room. $5. Bring a clump of Iris & Betty Slominski will show how to divide it. Register: 586-954-9998.
Jul 14, 2016
Thursday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Viburnums
Clinton Twp, MI

By MCMGA at MSUE Assembly Room. $10. Cheryl English educates us on this diverse geneses of garden-worthy shrubs. Quarterly meeting to follow.