Garden staff will teach attendees how to grow and succeed with orchids at home, 1-3 p.m. Satuday at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Participants will leave with two orchids, one that they pot themselves and one already in bloom. Staff will also discuss tips for growing and re-potting orchids. Class has $25 materials fee, and cost is $20 for garden members and $25 for nonmembers. Details: www.dsbg.org, 704-825-4490.
As part of its centennial celebration, Lincoln County Cooperative Extension will host a breakfast with Emmy winner Bryce Lane, host of the North Carolina show “In the Garden.” Lane will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the James Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. Tickets to the breakfast are $10 and available in advance through the Cooperative Extension office or website, lincoln.ces.ncsu.edu.
After the breakfast, coffee and a book signing with Leah Chester-Davis, co-author of the “Successful Gardener Guide,” will begin at 9 a.m. A public lecture with Lane will begin at 10 a.m. The lecture is free, but reservations are requested: 704-736-8452.
Master Gardener registration
The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Gaston County is enrolling participants in its six-week spring Master Gardener program. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 25-April 10 at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. Cost is $105, and the deadline to register is Feb. 10. Details and applications: 704-922-2112, gaston.ces.ncsu.edu, www.ncstategardening.org.
Art & Orchids
Through March 23, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden will host a display that pairs thousands of orchids with the works of North Carolina artist Rick Lazes. The display will feature works from two of Lazes’ colorful sculptural collections, which feature wood, metal and acrylic. The art will be available for purchase. The living art display shows orchids of varying colors, textures, shapes and sizes.
Special classes for orchid and art lovers will be held through the duration of the display. Admission to the garden and the Art & Orchid exhibits is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for children ages 4-12 and free for members. The garden is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Details: www.dsbg.org; 704-825-4490.
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