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Home and garden events around the Charlotte area

Saturday

Ask a master gardener

Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners will be available from 8 a.m. to noon at the Davidson Farmers’ Market, 120 S. Main St., Davidson. They’ll answer questions about garden issues ranging from organic gardening, native plants, lawn care, plant selection, composting, vermiculture and more. Details: www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.

Crape Myrtle Care Class

This free class will start at 10 a.m. at Pike Nurseries Ballantyne, 12630 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. Plant experts will discuss tips on selecting, planting and pruning these low-maintenance trees. Details: 704-341-7453; bit.ly/1bWB27W.

Sunday

Woodland Walk for Children

UNC-Charlotte’s McMillan Greenhouse will offer this children’s class from 1:30 to 3 p.m. , starting at the greenhouse.

Children ages 4 to 8 can enroll to hear a story, collect natural treasures and make a craft. Parents can stay for the program or return at 3 p.m. The fee is $2 per child. To register: pmgross@uncc.edu.

Hilary Trenda

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