Garden Calendar

Posted: August 03, 2007

Today and Tomorrow

Heronswood Nursery Open House: flower-arranging demonstrations and sale of perennials, annuals and herbs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., plus lectures by Fine Gardening contributing editor Sydney Eddison (11 a.m.) and European plant explorer Simon Crawford (2 p.m.). Fee: $5 (portion benefits the Garden Conservancy); lectures, additional $10 each. Fordhook Farm, 105 New Britain Rd., Doylestown; 215-674-4900, Ext. 1401; www.heronswood.com.

Sunday, Aug. 5

Plant Sale Highlights, a guided tour of plants in the Sept. 8-9 plant sale with director Claire Sawyers; 1 to 3 p.m. Free; inclement weather cancels. Swarthmore College, Scott Arboretum offices, Rte. 320 & College Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-8025.

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Tour of historic formal gardens and newly planted round garden; 1 to 3 p.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early). Fee: $10; advance registration required. Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, Del.; 302-234-4244; www.mtcubacenter.org.

A pictoral tour of society members' rose gardens will be the program at the West Jersey Rose Society's meeting, 7:30 p.m. Free. Cherry Hill Township Complex, Tilelli Community Center, 820 Mercer St., Cherry Hill; 856-234-6583.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Montgomery County 4-H Fair, with pie contest, wagon rides, pet show, fabric sale, art and crafts, flower, clothing, textile and other displays, more; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 10, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Fee: $4 parking fee. Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Rd. (Rte. 113), Collegeville; 610-489-4315; http://montgomery.extension.psu.edu.

Up ahead

City gardening series: "Flowering Houseplants" with Eva Monheim, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Whitman Branch, 200 Snyder Ave.; "Herbs for the Home Garden" with Doris Stahl, from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St. Free; registration required: citygardening@pennhort.org; 215-988-8872; www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org.

Perennial Orchids: Grow Them Outdoors, workshop for adults with Phil Oyerly, orchid grower for Mt. Cuba Center, Delaware, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Camden Children's Garden. Fee: $15 includes orchid to take home; pre-registration required: 856-365-8733 or www.camdenchildrensgarden.org (click on "education").

Mid-Atlantic Conference on Invasive Plants, "Invasive Plants: Research, Removal and Renewal," with author C. Colston Burrell as keynote speaker; sponsored by Morris Arboretum and Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council Inc., on Aug. 15-16 at the University of Pennsylvania. Fee: $100 day; $185 both days; for students, $50 day; $95 both days. Information: 215-247-5777, Ext. 156 or 125; www.morrisarboretum.org.

- Jerene Schroeder


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