Columbia home and garden calendar

March 7, 2013 

Year Round Telephone Book Recycling: As the new 2013 phone books are being delivered, Keep the Midlands Beautiful encourages residents to recycle last year’s book. In Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia, take phone books to a drop-off facility and put them in the recycling bin for newspaper. Residents of Columbia, Forest Acres and Lexington County can also recycle phone books in their recycling bins curbside. Richland County will accept them in their recycling roll carts curbside. (803) 733-1139

HGTV Dream Home Tour: Take a tour of the 2013 HGTV 3,000-square-foot Platinum LEED Certificated dream home located in Indigo Park on Kiawah Island Friday-Sunday. Tours on Sundays are noon - 5 p.m. and all other days are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The last tour is at 4 p.m. Ticket are $20. Please reserve a tour online at

Carolina Classic Home & Garden Show: The 47th annual show features over 270 construction, home improvement and outdoor products exhibits Friday-Sunday at the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Admission is $6 per person; children 14 and under are free. Free admission for seniors 62 and older March 8; free admission for military with ID on March 9. For more information about exhibits, show time, seminar schedule, new products and prizes, go to or call (803) 256-6238.

Rain Gardens: Discover why rain gardens are important to the environment and how they benefit us, 10 a.m. March 15, Cooper branch, Richland Library. The Richland Master Gardeners will teach you how to create a rain garden and which plants do well in them. (803) 787-3462

Carolina Yard Gardening School: Choice of two garden lectures and two workshops, a soil test, lunch and refreshments, educations exhibits, plant problem diagnosis clinic, books and plants for sale, door prize and complimentary compost, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 16, Charleston Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson. Contact Amy Dabbs for more information and cost, (843) 722-5940, ext. 122, or sign up online at

Adaptive Gardening: Whether you have limitations due to a physical condition or your space, you can still enjoy gardening. The Richland County Master Gardeners will show you simple solutions to your specific issues, 10:30 a.m. March 16, Blythewood branch, Richland Library, 218 McNulty Road, Blythewood. (803) 691-9806

Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum

Master Gardeners

Springtime at the Garden Festival

Chapin Community Residential Recycling Day

Palladium Society’s Renovation Rodeo

Midlands Farm Tour

Square Foot Gardening

Second annual Herb Festival

Ikebana International Annual Exhibition and Tea

English Garden Trough

Centipede Lawns

Rhythm and Blooms

Seventh annual Aiken Garden Show

Adaptive Gardening

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