Columbia home and garden calendar

Columbia - The StateApril 25, 2013 


Seeds germinated in soil blocks develop healthy root systems ready for outdoor planting. (Gardener's Workshop/MCT)


Free plant identifications: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina provides free plant identifications. Bring your unknown plant by Coker Life Sciences. (803) 777-8196

Heathwood Hall Spring Plant Sale: Support the Heathwood SEED and Sophomore class Friday from 9 a.m.-noon at 3000 South Beltline Blvd. Plants start at $2. (803) 231-7787

Plants for the Blazing Sun workshop: Wingard’s Nursery, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, hosts a workshop on which plants are best for the summer months at 10 a.m. Saturday. (803) 359-9091;

Beginning farmers spring training workshop: Learn about the complete farming process and the resources available Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tabernacle Worship Center, 1200 South Main St., Darlington. (803) 410-1936 or (843) 319-7212

Plant sale: The Richland County Master Gardeners host a plant sale Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Sparkleberry Fair, Clemson Extension Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road. Soil samples will be accepted for testing for $6. (803) 865-1216, ext. 127;

Pine and Lake Garden Club Tour of Hartsville: Take a tour of gardens in the Prestwood Lake area Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit the Boys and Girl’s Club of Hartsville. (843) 858-4370

2013 Camden Kitchen Tour: The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County hosts the 2013 Camden Kitchen Tour and pottery show and sale Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Douglas Reed House on the Fine Arts Center campus, 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the day of. (803) 425-7676, ext. 300;

2013 Home Builders Association Tour of Homes: Columbia’s largest open house of new homes for sale concludes Sunday from 1-6 p.m. The five featured communities include Cobblestone Park, Lake Carolina, Lexington Villas, Saluda River Club and Springhill Lake.

Rhythm and Blooms: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden hosts music and flowers after hours featuring live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. A cash bar and food will be available. Admission is free for members, and $5 for the general public. (803) 779-8717;

Earlewood Plant Sale: Check out a variety of plants that aren’t easily found in garden centers such as Red Hyacinth Bean Climbers and Moon Flowers from 8 a.m.-noon May 4, Earlewood Park, 1113 Parkside Drive.

Seventh annual Aiken Garden Show: Explore several gardens and enjoy the beauty of an all-arrangements American Rose Society Show, May 17-18, Aiken County Historical Museum. Show features a speaker series, food by Banksia Bistro, vendors and dueling designers who face off creating containers and floral arrangements. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 at the door and are good for two-day admission and off-site gardens and events at the museum. (803) 641-6777 or

Adaptive Gardening: Learn some techniques and tips by Richland County Master Gardeners Amelia Coty and Linda Olson, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 20, main branch, Lexington County Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington. Free. Reservations not necessary. (803) 785-2600

Lexington County Master Gardeners 12th Annual Garden Tour: Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers 12th annual tour is May 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour proceeds go to the Sam Cheatham Scholarship for Lexington County horticulture students. Details:


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