Piedmont Daylily Club
The Piedmont Daylily Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road. Tom Nesser of Carolina Orchids will present a program about growing orchids and will auction some of his favorites. Details: 704-962-9238.
Pike Nurseries will host a free winter birding class, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, 12630 N. Community House Road. The class will cover the essentials for attracting birds, foods that are best for different species and tips for providing for them during the crucial winter months. The store will also have a an “early birding” sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 20 percent off bird accessories. Details: bit.ly/1bWB27W.
Horticultural Highlight walk
The professional horticulture staff at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will lead this tour of the garden at 1 p.m. Saturday, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Highlights will include a discussion of what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and behind-the-scenes details. Every tour is unique; guides and topics will be announced on the garden’s Facebook page the week before. Walks are free with garden admission: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors over 60, $6 for kids 4-12, free for garden members and kids under 4. Details: www.dsbg.org.
Get to know trees in winter
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory Arboretum Curator Greg Paige will lead this seminar on how to identify trees in winter. The seminar starts at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wing Haven Gardens, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Paige’s presentation will cover tools for identification and basic tree physiology. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Details: www.winghavengardens.com.
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