Midlands home and garden calendar

March 27, 2014 

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USC A.C. Moore Herbarium: The A.C. Moore Herbarium at the University of South Carolina offers free plant identifications. Weeds, houseplants, blooming flowers, trees, shrubs and more. (803) 777-8196; plantman@herbarium.org

Richland County Master Gardener Presentations: “Butterfly Gardening,” 10 a.m. Friday at Cooper Library, 5317 N. Trenholm Road, (803) 787-3462.

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

Arbor Day Foundation: Join the Arbor Day Foundation during March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. The trees will be shipped post-paid with enclosed planting instructions. To become a member and receive free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Dogwood Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Sunday. Or join online at www.arborday.org/march.

White Knoll Band Booster Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5 at White Knoll High School, 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington. Hibiscus, ferns, majestic palms and more.

Kershaw County Farmers Market: The Farmers Market will run Saturdays April 5-Nov. 16 from 8 a.m.-noon at 631 W. DeKalb St., Camden. www.kcfarmersmarket.org

All About English Gardens: Benefit for Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, 3-4:30 p.m. April 6 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 301 W. Liberty St., Winnsboro. Sonya White will present a program on English gardens. Music will be provided by Susan Douglass Taylor. Fairfield County Master Gardeners will answer questions in the garden. The event will also feature a plant sale, refreshments and more. Registration/donation is $25; checks may be mailed to FMH Foundation, P.O. Box 1156, Winnsboro, SC 29180. No tickets will be sent; registered names will be at the door. (803) 608-5510; foundation@fairfieldmemorial.com

S.C. Department of Agriculture Spring Plant & Flower Festival: Midlands Plant and Flower Sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 10-12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 13 at the State Farmers Market, 3485 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia. More than 130 booths with plants, lawn furniture, yard art and more. (803) 394-9831; www.agriculture.sc.gov

Historic Columbia Foundation Gardening Symposium: “Growing Your Gardening Skills” will kick off with a reception and keynote presentation from Amanda McNulty, host of ETV’s “Making It Grow,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11 at Senate’s End, 316 Senate St. Workshops will be held at the Robert Mills Carriage House, 1616 Blanding St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by workshops at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Topics are: Discovering the Hidden Potential of Your Garden, Successful Container Gardening and Choosing Plants that Thrive in the Midlands. Following the workshops, participants will take a tour of the foundation’s newest garden at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home. Early registration (before Friday) is $35 for one day and $65 for both days for nonmembers (or $30 and $55 for members); after Friday, prices increase to $45 and $75 for nonmembers (or $40 and $65 for members). (803) 252-1770, ext. 27; www.historiccolumbia.org; lduncan@historiccolumbia.org

Lexington County Green is Clean Month: Rain Barrel Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon April 16 at the Lexington County Fire Training Facility, 436 Ball Park Road, Lexington. Registration is $25; deadline is April 15. Compost Sale at Red Bank Crossing, 9 a.m.-noon April 26. (803) 785-3340; www.lex-co.sc.gov/greenisclean

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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