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Charlotte garden and nature events: Feb 21 and beyond

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Budding Botanists -Smell Me: Feb. 21, 1:30-3 p.m., McMillan Greenhouse, UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd. Children are introduced to the smell of mint, cinnamon, gardenias...all the smells made by plants. Ages 4–8, UNCC Botanical Gardens. $5. www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45aca923a4fd0-budding1, pmgross@uncc.edu, 704-687-0719

Selecting, Caring for and Pruning Japanese Maples: Feb. 23, 10 a.m., Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Teri Edwards, manager of the Susie Harwood Garden at UNCC’s Botanical Gardens, will explain which Maple to select, when and how to prune. $25 (non-members $35) www.winghavengardens.org, 704-331-0664 x-101

The Truth About Organic Gardening: Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Jeff Gillman, UNCC Botanical Gardens Director, will discuss the safety and efficacy of organic gardening products and practices. $25 (non-members $35), www.winghavengardens.org, 704-331-0664 x-101

Shade Gardening: Feb. 27, 9 a.m., Pike Nursery, 12630 North Community House Road. Learn to plan and plant a shade garden using plants that thrive with limited light to bring color and texture to the garden. Free. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events

Hardwood Seedling and Shrub Sale: Feb. 27, 9-noon, NC Native Plant Society at Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 North Tryon St. Plant sale of native tree and shrub seedlings. www.ncwildflower.org

Pruning Roses: Feb. 27, 10 a.m. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 4401 Shopton Rd. 704-366-2566

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Guided Winter Garden Walk: Feb. 28, 1 and 2 p.m., McMillan Greenhouse, UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd. Garden walk, camellia shrub sale and short camellia presentation. Members free/Non-members $5. gardens.uncc.edu/education-events/certificate-in-native-plant-studies, ecarras1@uncc.edu

Nature

Raising Backyard Chickens: Feb. 24, noon-1:30 p.m., NC Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr. Sustainable Living Series. This workshop will provide beginner guidance for citizens interested in raising backyard chickens. $5, advance register at www.go.ncsu.edu/sls, 704-336-2082

Establishing Wildlife Habitats: Mar. 5-13, Registration closes Feb. 19. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1538 Sterling Rd. Interactive 4-day training focuses on habitats in any residential or commercial landscape. $55. Limited to 30 participants. www.crowncharlotte.org/habitat-steward-training, fostdebbie@gmail.com, 704-841-1372

Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

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