Fall Bulb and Plant Sale: Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Union County Agricultural Center Greenhouse, 3230-D Presson Road, Monroe. Extension master gardeners have a great selection of fall bulbs –species tulips, narcissus, hyacinths, alliums, bluebells, blueberry bushes and fall blooming plants for sale. firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-283-3822.
Bulb-A-Palooza: Oct. 12, noon-1 p.m. Gaston County Extension Service at Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St, Gastonia. Learn which bulb beauties to plant now for an outstanding spring display. Register at www.gaston.ces.ncsu.edu; 704-922-2111.
Fall plant sale at UNCC Botanical Garden: Oct. 16-17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Road. Find a wide selection of shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals and native plants. Parking available near the greenhouse, attendants on hand to direct you. gardens.uncc.edu/blog.
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Daylily hybridizing: Oct. 17, 9 a.m. Piedmont Daylily Club at Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road. Scott Elliott of Maneki Neko Gardens teaches about double, spider and unusual form daylilies, as well as smalls and minis. piedmontdaylilyclub.com; 704-962-9238.
Mecklenburg Audubon Society 75th Anniversary: Oct. 10, noon-4 p.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road. Celebrate with an afternoon catered lunch, entertainment, presentations on M.A.S. history with advance reservations, purchase tickets online, adults $12, children $6 at www.meckbirds.org. Join a morning birding walk on the McDowell Prairie, register for field trip times and information at www.meckbirds.org/trips/trips.
Invasive plant workshop and removal: Oct. 11, 2-4:30 p.m. The Piedmont Chapter of the N.C. Native Plants Society at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. Identify exotic plant species that torment natural areas and may be in your yard. Gary Marshall, natural resources coordinator and supervisor, teaches identification and skills to control invasive plants. Register in advance email@example.com, www.ncwildflower.org/ncnps/events.
Help save the monarchs by planting milkweed: Oct. 12, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
Catawba Lands Conservancy at Buffalo Creek Preserve, 7911 Malibu Road, Mount Pleasant, N.C. Volunteers needed to clear areas and plant 700 native milkweeds. The planting is part of a national project to protect and increase monarch habitat needed for this iconic butterfly species. Ages 10 and older, advance register: 704-342-3330, ext. 205, or www.carolinathreadtrail.org.
Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.