- "Turtle Tracks," book reading and signing by author Sally Plowden. 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Carolina Children's Garden, 900 Clemson Road in Northeast Columbia. (803) 771-0870;or palmettoconservation.org.
- Now is the time to start thinking about bulbs. Riverbanks Botanical Garden's bulb sale is set for Nov. 7. All of the bulbs are chosen by Riverbanks horticulturists. For best selection, you can order bulbs at riverbanks.org. Or you can shop at the sale 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 7 in the Bog Garden Plaza at the West Columbia entrance.
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- Join S.C. Midlands Master Gardeners to learn how to prepare beds for late winter vegetable garden or for spring planting. Learn a no till, no digging, no weeding method of bed preparation. Raised beds and cold frame alternatives for protection of winter vegetables and tender perennials will also be discussed.
Monday, 6:30 p.m. Irmo branch of the Lexington County Public Library. 6251 St. Andrews Road, Irmo. Reservations suggested, (803) 798-7880.
Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Sandhill branch of the Richland County Public Library. 1 Summit Parkway at Clemson Road. Reservations, (803) 699-9230.
Nov. 8. 3 p.m. Main branch of the Richland County Public Library. 1431 Assembly St. Reservations not needed.
Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Cayce/West Columbia branch of the Lexington County Library. 1500 Augusta Hwy., West Columbia. Reservations, (803) 794-6791
- S.C. Midlands Master Gardeners will be teaching techniques for caring for your holiday plants and extending the blooms of your amaryllis and paper white bulbs, Christmas cacti and poinsettia. Also learn how to incorporate these plants into your summer garden.
Nov. 4, 11 a.m. Cayce/West Columbia branch of the Lexington County Library. 1500 Augusta Hwy., West Columbia. (803) 794-6791
Nov. 6, 10 a.m., Irmo branch of the Lexington County Public Library. 6251 St. Andrews Rd., Reservations, (803) 798-7880.
Nov. 13, 10 a.m. Cooper branch of the Richland County Public Library. 5317 N. Trenholm Rd., Columbia. Reservations , (803) 787-3462.