Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward
Rarely seen private gardens will be open to the public revealing secret green worlds tucked behind courtyard walls. Walkable, self-guided tour. $20. Tickets sell out early, purchase at www.fofw.org. noon-4 p.m., May 14-15.
Right Plant, Right Place
McMillan Greenhouse, UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd. Thoughtful plant selection and placement in your landscape are essential to developing a beautiful, earth-friendly landscape. 1-1:30 p.m. Margaret Genkins, Extension Master Gardener (EMG), explains the basics of plant environmental requirements and design factors to help you plant the right plant in the right place. Afterward, stroll the many UNCC botanical gardens. EMGs will be available to answer gardening questions and provide landscape advice. Free. 704-336-4011, email@example.com. 1-4 p.m., May 15.
Hydroponic Gardens for Small Spaces
N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, 1418 Armory Drive. Steven Capobianco, Extension Agent, will teach how to build a hydroponics system, limit the need for pesticides and eliminate the need for soil. A convenient way to grow herbs and vegetables for your kitchen when you have limited access to space. $35, register at 704-336-2082, www.go.ncsu.edu/sls . noon-1:30 p.m., May 18.
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