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Home and garden events around the Charlotte area

Tuesday

Birding walk

Daniel Stowe Botanical volunteer Karen Gibson will lead this walk, 9-10 a.m. at the garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Scout for birds, observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts during a stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail.

Walkers at previous events have documented as many as 24 different species. Birding walks are free with garden admission: free for members; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $6 for children ages 4-12. Details: www.dsbg.org; 704-825-4490.

July 13

Heirloom gardening

Visit Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site for this program that covers historic roses and heirloom vegetables, 10 a.m.-noon, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, S.C.

Master gardeners Diana and Jim Glaser will discuss the plantation’s parterre rose gardens and how to keep heirloom rose bushes blooming and healthy through cultivation, fertilization and pruning.

Class attendees will then meet organic and heirloom vegetable specialist Rodger Winn, who will discuss site preparation, vegetable selection and planting an heirloom vegetable garden.

Program is $5 per person or free with a S.C. Park Passport Plus. Space is limited to 30 people, and reservations are required. Details and to register: bit.ly/1aw07u2; rosehill@scprt.com; 864-427-5966.

Hilary Trenda

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