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Charlotte area home and garden events

Saturday-Monday

Yard Art Day

Now in its second year, Charlotte’s Yard Art Day is actually a 72-hour event on Labor Day weekend. Area residents are encouraged to express their creativity in their yard or on a balcony for the benefit of those who will walk, bike or drive past. All art mediums – from hula-hooping to sculpture – are welcome. To see an online map of participants and details: www.yardartday.org

Tuesday

Natural resource management

September’s “First Tuesday” presentation will focus on natural resource management, noon-1 p.m. at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Garden Horticulture Manager Peter Grimaldi and Catawba Lands Conservancy Stewardship Associate Andy Kane will discuss managing invasive species, looking after the local ecosystem, protecting the Catawba watershed and more. Bring a lunch.

First Tuesday presentations are free with garden admission: members, free; adults, $12; seniors 60-plus, $10; free for children 4-12.

Details: 704-825-4490; www.dsbg.org.

Sept. 7

Planting roses

Witherspoon Rose Culture will host the free class “How to Plant a Premium Rose Garden” at 10 a.m. Sept. 7. Details: 704-366-2566; www.witherspoonrose.com.

Hilary Trenda

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