Home and garden calendar

June 13, 2013 

City Strolls, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Historic Columbia Foundation will host a guided tour of the Robert Mills Historic District Friday. See some of Columbia’s oldest homes. Tickets: $6 at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24

Dollar Sundays, Robert Mills House and Gardens: Take a tour of historic house museums 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Purchase tickets at the Museum Shop, 1616 Blanding St. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or email aposner@historiccolumbia .org.

W. Gordon Belser Arboretum: Monthly open house will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 4080 Bloomwood Road. (803) 777-3934

Making Your Garden Grow: The whole family will enjoy stories, games and crafts tonight at 7 p.m. at the Kershaw County Library, Bethune branch, 206 South Main St., (843) 334-8420

Garden Like a Master program: Clemson Extension Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller shares scientifically proven methods at preventing and treating fire ants Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Lexington County Public Library, Irmo branch, 6251 St. Andrews Road. (803) 798-7880

60th annual Holland Bulb Sale: Blooms from the congregation’s personal gardens as well as businesses across the Midlands will be for sale until Saturday. Hosted by the Tree of Life Congregation Sisterhood, proceeds support community efforts including Sistercare, Cooperative Ministries and Harvest Hope Food Bank. (803) 530-4307

First Nazareth Baptist Church Farmer’s Market: The market will be open Saturdays through Nov. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Millwood parking lot across from the church, 2351 Gervais St. (803) 254-6232

Garden Presentation: “Hydrangeas in your Garden:” Lexington County Master Gardener Ken Stevenson shares his love of hydrangeas Monday from 6-7 p.m. at the Lexington County Public Library, Cayce-West Columbia branch, 1500 Augusta Road. (803) 794-6791

Budding Botanists: The Richland County Master Gardeners will lead children in an investigation of plant parts and their functions Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Richland Library, Cooper branch, 5317 N. Trenholm Road. They will also dissect a flower to learn how seeds are made. (803) 787-3462

Garden Tour: Take a guided tour of the secluded gardens, which is located behind Wingard’s Nursery, 1403 North Lake Drive, Lexington, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. The garden is open for viewing from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (803) 359-9091

2013 Park Seed Flower Day Celebration: The 46th annual Flower Day Celebration features tours, refreshments, lectures by professional horticulturists and a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and shrubs. The event will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, 3507 Cokesbury Road, Hodges. Visit parkseed.com/flowerday

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 books. 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; www.keepthemidlands beautiful.org

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

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