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Down To Earth Community Fundraiser Plant Sale

Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St
Every May, the Down to Earth Garden Club, a non-profit group, holds its annual plant sale community fundraiser. The plants are from the members' own gardens, so they are knowledgeable about their characteristics and landscape potential. This event will be rain or shine, offering plants for shade or sun, Natives, Herbs, Vegetables, Perennials, Wildflowers, Grasses, Hostas, Shrubs, Trees and Irises. Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship, such as Habitat for Humanity; Florence Crittenton Home; Chrysalis House; Peace Meal Community Garden; Floracliff Nature Sanctuary; Seed Leaf Community Garden; Raven Run Nature Sanctuary; Walnut Woods; Green Acres Community Garden; Lower Howard's Creek Nature Preserve; The Women's Garden at Wellington Park; Ashland/ Henry Clay Estate; Port Royal NA; London-Ferrill Garden; Yates, Squires, Sandersville, and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools’ teaching garden projects; Montessori Middle; Edith Hayes Middle; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Memorial Garden; the Garden Club of Kentucky; Ashland Terrace Retirement Center; UK/LFUCG Arboretum; Fayette County Cemetery Trust; the Women's Prison Garden Project; Lexington Youth Green Corps; Cross Keys Community Park; Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center; Roanoke Greenway Project; Prometheus Farms; Locus Trace Agri-science Farm; The Wallis House; Bluegrass Legacy Trail; Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden; Faith Feeds; Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center; educational grants, such as The Lida Evans Memorial Scholarship and yearly maintenance on the Waveland Perennial Garden. The 2014 sale is on Saturday, May 10th, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St. in Lexington, KY. Please visit our website for more information and see descriptions & pictures of some of the plants we will be selling.
http://www.downtoearthky.com/PlantSale.html



Autumne


Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp (ages 8-12)

The Arboretum, Lexington, KY
Junior Master Gardeners will develop a life-long enthusiasm for environmental stewardship. They will learn practical gardening skills, identify native species, delve into horticulture, and much more! Please pre-register. Cost: $50 (FOA $45)

Emma Trester-Wilson
859-257-6955



10th Annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace

Jun 8, 2013 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Extension Office at 317 S Third, Bardstown, KY
Seven fabulous private gardens are on this year’s self-guided tour that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The gardens range in size from a small garden spilling over with daylilies to a ten-acre paradise with over 3,000 trees planted in the French style of allee and a one and one-half acre lake. Guests will be able to feed the fish in the lake during the tour. A koi fish pond with a peaceful waterfall, large and small vegetable gardens, creative outdoor “rooms,” container gardening, sun and shade gardens, and comfortable outdoor dining areas are included on this year’s tour of selected gardens in Bardstown and Nelson County. There will also be such features as pergolas, grape arbors, rain barrels, ornamental grasses, multi-level decks, wooded paths, hundreds of birdhouses, and enough garden art to keep you smiling all day. St Monica’s community vegetable gardens are also on the tour as well as Bardstown’s first ever rain garden on W. Broadway and a demonstration garden at the Nelson County Extension Office, 317 S. Third, which is where the tour begins.

Local artists will once again be practicing their crafts in the gardens during the tour. Their artwork will be for sale after the tour.

The Marketplace will be open at the Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purchase of a tour ticket is not necessary to enjoy the events taking place at the Marketplace. Visitors can purchase their garden tour tickets, grab a bite to eat, visit the Nelson County Homemakers/4-H baked goods booth, sign up for the door prize and submit their bids in the Silent Auction. There are over fifty items available for bid in the Silent Auction including three one-hour plane rides for up to 3 people, a one-night stay for up to 8 people at the Bernheim Lake House plus a one year family membership to Bernheim Forest, a double-wide compost bin, a 10’ x 3’ wooden bridge, gift baskets from the local distilleries, Stihl hedge shears, handcrafted garden art, a signed Maker’s Mark barrel head, plenty of gift certificates from generous contributors, and much, much more. Local vendors will have garden-related items for sale and the Kentucky Home Master Gardeners, who sponsor the event, will be selling annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, houseplants, and flower seeds. They will also be selling hand-crafted items for the garden such as birdhouses, stepping stones, and uniquely planted containers along with gardening magazines and books, equipment and yard art.

Tour tickets, available in May, are $8 in advance at the Extension Office at 317 S. Third and the Tourist Commission at One Court Square in Bardstown, KY. They will be sold on the day of the tour for $10 only at the Marketplace and only until 2 p.m.

Check out pictures of past garden tours and the items that are up for bid at the Silent Auction at Facebook.com/Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour. For more information, call the Extension Office at 502-348-9204.


Extension Office
502-348-9204



Down To Earth Community Fundraiser Plant Sale

May 11, 2013 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St., Lexington, KY
Every May, the Down to Earth Garden Club, a non-profit group, holds its annual plant sale fundraiser. The plants are from the members' own gardens, so they are knowledgeable about their characteristics and landscape potential. This event will be rain or shine, offering plants for shade or sun, Natives, Herbs, Vegetables, Perennials, Wildflowers, Grasses, Hostas, and Irises. Money raised will be donated to local projects that promote gardening, education, preservation, conservation and environmental stewardship, such as Habitat for Humanity; Florence Crittenton Home; Chrysalis House; Peace Meal Community Garden; Floracliff Nature Sanctuary; Seed Leaf Community Garden; Walnut Woods; Green Acres Community Garden; Lower Howard's Creek Nature Preserve; The Women's Garden at Wellington Park; Port Royal NA; London-Ferrill Garden; Yates, Squires, Sandersville, and Martin Luther King Elementary Schools’ teaching garden projects; Montessori Middle; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Memorial Garden; the Garden Club of Kentucky; Ashland Terrace Retirement Center; UK/LFUCG Arboretum; Fayette County Cemetery Trust; the Women's Prison Garden Project; Lexington Youth Green Corps; Cross Keys Community Park; Roanoke Greenway Project; Prometheus Farms; Locus Trace Agriscience Farm; The Wallis House; Bluegrass Legacy Trail; Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden; Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center; educational grants and yearly maintenance on the Waveland Perennial Garden. The 2013 sale is on Saturday, May 11th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Christian Church, 530 E. High St. in Lexington , KY. Please visit our website for more information and see descriptions & pictures of some of the plants we will be selling.

http://www.downtoearthky.com/PlantSale.html

Kathy,dtegcwebmaster@gmail.com


Master Gardener Flower & Garden Show

May 4, 2013 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

London Community Center, Downtown London
Horticulture and information booths, vendors with an array of garden themed products. Children's activites. Free heirloom bean samples.

Sheila Truett,Appalachian Master Gardeners, President
sheilarrouse@yahoo.com 606-877-4685



Accessible Gardening at The Arboretum

Jun 6, 2013 5:00 P.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Accessible Gardening

Agriculture Extension Agent in Campbell County David Koester leads this class on accessible gardening. Making gardening available to all regardless of special needs is the goal of the Accessible Gardening Program at the Campbell County Extension Service. The Horticulture team will discuss and demonstrate techniques they’ve implemented to insure all have the opportunity to take part in the therapeutic benefits of gardening. Weather permitting we will tour the Accessible Garden established at the Arboretum. Cost: $5/ Friends $4

The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Rain Water Gardens at The Arboretum

May 14, 2013 10:00 A.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Rain Water Gardens

Speakers: Dr. Brad Lee, Plant and Soil Science
Dr. Rick Durham, Horticulture
Homeowners are becoming more aware of storm water management. Many are choosing to manage the runoff from their property with rain gardens, shallow depressions that effectively collect storm water and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape or included in initial landscaping plans. To effectively manage storm water, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This presentation will demonstrate a method for sizing, designing, and selecting appropriate plant material for a rain garden. FREE. Pre-register at 859-257-6955


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Spring Plant Exchange at The Arboretum

May 11, 2013 10:00 A.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Spring Plant Exchange

Plants are to be delivered beginning at 9:00 a.m. Exchange begins promptly at 10. Cost: $1/ Friends Free


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Growing Orchids in and Around the Home at The Arboretum

May 2, 2013 10:00 A.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Growing Orchids in and Around the Home

UK Extension Professor Dr. Rick Durham will share tips he has learned through his hoppy of home orchid growing. Information will include what sites in the home are best for orchids, types of containers and growing media to use, and what types of orchids are easiest for beginning enthusiasts. The talk will conclude with a tour, weather permitting, of the native orchid planting in The Arboretum's home demonstration garden. In addition, Tim Brooks, Vice-President of the American Orchid Society, will make a presentation on growing cypripedium orchids in the Blue Grass. Not all ladyslipper orchids are tropical plants. Tim will talk about cypripediums being just another perennial and how you can add these intriguing plants to your own garden. Cost: $5/ Friends $4


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Arbor Day at The Arboretum

Apr 27, 2013 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
The Arboretum’s Arbor Day celebration is the best attended Arbor Day event in Kentucky. We hope you will join us in continuing this tradition on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 22nd annual Arbor Day celebration begins with a reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, followed by the planting of the Arbor Day tree, and the fun continues from there!

This year’s events will focus around the theme “Plant, Nurture, and Cherish.” Over 40 exhibitors and demonstrators will be on hand to offer expertise on planting and nurturing our trees and environment. Free tree seedlings will be available for you to take home.

Expect plenty of fun activities for children including a puppet show put on by the Lexington Public Library. The Kentucky Children’s Garden will be free and open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so bring the whole family will

Arbor Day is the culminating event of “Party for the Planet” sponsored by KU during Earth Month. Kentucky Utilities (KU) is proud to be our presenting sponsor in addition to co-sponsors Lexmark International and Kentucky American Water. Support is also provided by the Lexington-Fayette County Environmental Commission, Big Beaver Tree Service, Keep Lexington Beautiful, and Community Tree Care.


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Spring Plant Sale at The Arboretum

Apr 20, 2013 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Spring Plant Sale

If you are looking for special perennials, native plants, shrubs or peonies you won’t want to miss this sale. Great plants, good prices and advice will be available. These are selection that have been donated, divided or selected for our area. FREE


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Rain Water Gardens at The Arboretum

May 15, 2013 4:00 P.M.

The Arboretum: 500 Alumni Dr Lexington, KY 40503
Rain Water Gardens

Speakers: Dr. Brad Lee, Plant and Soil Science
Dr. Rick Durham, Horticulture
Homeowners are becoming more aware of storm water management. Many are choosing to manage the runoff from their property with rain gardens, shallow depressions that effectively collect storm water and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape or included in initial landscaping plans. To effectively manage storm water, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This presentation will demonstrate a method for sizing, designing, and selecting appropriate plant material for a rain garden. FREE


The Arboretum
859-257-6955
mfarr2@uky.edu



Garden Plants and Flower Sale

May 4, 2013 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

John M. Stumbo Elementary, Floyd County Kentucky
Fundraising event coordinated with Mountain Comprehensive Care Greehouse Program in Auxier, Ky. Garden plants, flowers, hanging baskets for sale.

Stephanie Little 606-587-2122


First Ever Heirloom Seed Swap

Apr 6, 2013 9:00 A.M.

Pike County Cooperative Ext. Office
Heirloom seed buy, sell, swap event. Along with the swap, door prizes and several topics of interest.

Pike County Cooperative Ext. Office
(606)432-2534



Woodford County Woman's Club Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale

May 11, 2013 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Various locations in the community
4th Annual Spring Garden Tour. Tour includes historic and suburban gardens

Carol Duffy, 859-879-6782


Getting the Most out of Your Garden

Mar 29, 2013 10:00 A.M.

Johnson County Extension Office
Free informational workshop sponsored by Big Sandy Area Community Action Program. Brian Jeffiers, Johnson County Extension Agent, will be the guest speaker.

Tim Lazar
(606) 789-6515
tlazar@bsacap.org



Getting the Most out of Your Garden

Mar 27, 2013 2:00 P.M.

Roy F. Collier Community Center
Free informational workshop sponsored by Big Sandy Area Community Action Program. Melissa Stepp, RAMP Field Program Director, will be the guest speaker.

Phyllis Walker
(606) 298-3217
pwalker@bsacap.org



Redbud Garden Party

Apr 19, 2013 1:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Bell County Tourism Office - 2215 Cumberland Ave., Middlesboro, KY
TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) invites you to celebrate Redbud Month April 19, 2013 at the Redbud Garden Party in Downtown Middlesboro. The event will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT at the American Association Building/Bell County Tourism Office, 2215 Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro, KY. The Bell County Tourism Commission, Discover Downtown Middlesboro, Middlesborough Garden Club and Cumberland Park Garden Club are partnering with TOUR SEKY to sponsor the free event.

Refreshments will be served and redbud seedlings will be available for participants. A ladies hat contest will also be held during the event. The categories are: Most Original Hat, I Can’t Believe She Wore That-Crazy, Crazy Hat and the Royal Hat (The best of the best hat).

The 2012 Redbud Trails photography contest entries will be on display and everyone at the event will have a chance to vote on their favorite pictures. The winning photos will be featured in the 2013 Redbud Trails marketing materials. Voting will only be held during the event, but the photos will remain on display through April 26, 2013.

Redbud photo entries must be submitted by April 10, 2013. There is a $15 contest entry fee. Photos must be full color and contain an entire Redbud Tree, blossom or branch. The photographs must be on a CD and a full color 10x8 un-matted and un-framed hard copy of the image is required. Entries must be submitted with payment to the TOUR SEKY offices in Somerset, KY to be eligible for consideration. For complete contest rules and information on how to submit your photo, contact Maggie Bill, mbill@tourseky.com or 606-677-6093. The official guidelines and entry form can be found at tourseky.com.


Bell County Tourism
1-800-988-1075 or 606-248-2482



4th Annual Garden Club Meeting

Mar 9, 2013 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

It will meet here at Perspectives. 352 Longview Plaza Lexington, KY 40503
4th Annual Garden Club meeting Saturday March 9th from 10a.m. to 12p.m. Free to the public. We can order plants from a local green house at club discounted prices. Speakers Dr. Abe Fosson Master Gardner speaking on vegetable gardening. Kara Sayer Blue grass Pride on Rain barrels, rain gardens, and lawn care Cynthia Carr from Crosswinds potterey wonderful artistic pottery for the gardens and Distinctive Faux for out door faux finishes. We all give helpful tips on how to keep up the already porch , patio and decks products looking great. We don't need to buy more. We just need to keep up what we have.

(859) 277-0521



Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Contest

Masterson Station Park
How Does Your Garden Grow? Show off your green thumb and bring your garden to the fair! No cost to enter! Cash prizes! Divisions include Horticulture, Design, Bees & Honey and Youth. Entries accepted July 14 from 9:00 - 11:30 am. More info at www.bgflowershow.com

Fayette Co. Extension Office
859-257-5582



Living in History Home & Garden Tour

101 Duntreath, Frankfort, KY 40601
Living In History Home & Garden Tour, presented by Garden Club of Frankfort & Frankfort Tourist Commission. June 9, Frankfort, KY; Tour: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; $15 - Advance tickets and information at Frankfort Tourist Commission 502-875-8687. Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $15 (reservations recommended). Boutique shopping: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All proceeds benefit local beautification projects.




Linda Hill
502-695-9604



"Lexington in Bloom" contest

Jun 8, 2012 - Jul 1, 2012 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

Gardens that are visible from the street within Fayette County
The contest, sponsored by The Lexington Council Garden Clubs recognizes the most outstanding gardens in Fayette County. Categories: Residence, front yard, amateur design. Residence, front yard, professional design.
Business, large garden.
Business, small garden.
Miscellaneous -- containers, window boxes, neighborhood entrances, non profits, schools, etc.

Liz Pattengill, Chair, Lexington in Bloom
859-223-4362
lexingtoninbloom@gmail.com



SEKY Home & Garden Show

Jun 2, 2012 - Jun 3, 2012 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

The Arena at the David L. Williams Southeastern KY AG & Expo Complex
The SEKY Home & Garden Show that was scheduled for April 21 and April 22, 2012 has been rescheduled.

It will now be held on June 2 & 3, 2012. For any inquiries, please contact Smith Marketing @ 606-682-1571.

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 3, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Adults $5

Children ages 10 and under are free


Smith Marketing @ 606-682-1571


Plant Sale benefiting Faith in Action Elder Outreach

Lexington Senior Citizens Center (corner of Alumni and Nicholasville)
Come join us and find plants for your spring garden while supporting a very worthwhile cause!

Julie Melloan
(859) 806-8183



Master Gardeners Flower and Garden Show

London Community Center South Main Street London KY
Demonstrations and exhibits will be available on both Satruday and Sunday.
Subjects include gardening using straw bales, Square Foot method, Vertical Planting. On Saturday Dr. Thomas Barnes at 2:00 PM. Lots of activities for children, beekeepers will have a demo, worms at work in a vermicomposter, insect observatory, make and take crafts and specially made Zoopoopydoo compost from the hooved animals of the Louisville Zoo. Our vendors will have a wide arrays of products for your garden or Mothers Day Shopping. Admission is free!

Sheila Truett
President, AMGRO
Appalachian Gardeners Reaching Out
606-877-4685



Master Gardeners Flower and Garden Show

London Community Center South Main St. London
Come join us for demonstrations on Straw Bale, Vertical and Square Foot Gardening. For our young gardeners, a working beehive, vermicomposting (watch the worms work!) hands on make and take crafts and an insect observatory. At 2:00 PM on Saturday Dr. Thomas Barnes, author of Kentucky's Last Great Places will be speaking. At our vendors row you'll everything from beautiful plants to salvage art. Stop by an pick up a free hardwood seedling while supplies last or check out the antique tractors on display. Free Admission.

Bonnie Sigmon
Laurel County Horticulture Ext. Agent
606-864-4167