Midlands home and garden calendar

March 6, 2014 




Richland County Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale: Richland County’s Sustainability Office has teamed up with Keep the Midland’s Beautiful, Carolina Clear and Columbia to offer rain barrels and compost bins at reduced prices. Rain barrels are $60 each and compost bins are $50 each. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Saturday; purchases can be picked up from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22 at the Gamecock Bi-Lo shopping center, 4464 Devine St. To order call (803) 733-1139 or visit www.enviroworld.ca/midlands.

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Centipede Lawn Care,” 7 p.m. March 13 at Sandhills Library, 1 Summit Pkwy., (803) 699-9230; “Fire Ants,” 5:30 p.m. March 18 at South Congaree-Pine Branch Library, 200 Sunset Drive, West Columbia, (803) 785-3050; “Butterfly Gardening,” 10 a.m. March 28 at Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462.

Ikebana Exhibition and Tea: Noon-4 p.m. March 19 at Garden Club Council Building, 1605 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. Demonstration by Li Yueh Huang at 1 p.m. and tea at 2 p.m. Presented by Ikebana International Chapter 182. (803) 738-0240

Garden Presentation: “Air Layering Camellias,” 6-7 p.m. March 20, Cayce-West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Presented by the Lexington County Master Gardeners. Free. (803) 794-6791; www.gardenlikeamaster.com

Springtime in the Garden Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22 at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. Enjoy garden-related activities, live music from Lunch Money and craft stations for kids. Participation is free with paid zoo admission. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

67th Annual Plantation Tours: Tour many of Georgetown’s historic homes, March 28-29. Sponsored by the Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Single-day tickets are $40 and two-day tickets are $70. Advance tickets are on sale through March 14; requests for tickets may be mailed to Mrs. Lee B. Jones, P.O. Box 1307, Georgetown, SC 29442. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door both days. The tour will begin at the Church Parish Hall, 300 Broad St., Georgetown, where participants can pick up maps, brochures and lunch bags. Proceeds will benefit local mission work and the preservation of the church’s historic buildings. (843) 545-8291; www.pgwinyah.org

Columbia Garden Club Spring Plant and Tree Exchange: 10 a.m. March 29 at Forest Park Shopping Center, 4711 Forest Drive. (803) 261-7471

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden: 7-9:30 p.m. April 25, 500 Wildlife Pkwy. Enjoy a variety of wine, live jazz and food samples from local restaurants. Advance tickets are $50 for the general public and $40 for zoo members; tickets purchased on the day of the event will be $60. (803) 779-8717; www.riverbanks.org

2014 S.C. Master Gardener Jamboree: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2, Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Old Bush River Road. Register at www.scjamboree.org by April 20. Cost is $50.

Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street. www.sodacitysc.com

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