Here are two upcoming Raleigh gardening events:
▪ The Triangle Bonsai Society is hosting its annual public display of bonsai trees on June 6 and 7 at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.
Bonsai is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers.
More than 40 bonsai trees will be on display; some are more than 50 years old. Visitors should expect to see Japanese maples, pine trees, junipers, azaleas, crabapples and even tropical trees, such as those in the ficus family. The event is free and open to the public.
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The event’s hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6 and 10 a.m. -4 p.m. June 7.On each day, a society member will conduct an hour-long talk and demonstration at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The arboretum is at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. Info: trianglebonsai.com.
▪ The 20th annual Larkspur Party will be June 6 and 7 at the Raleigh home of Frances Alvarino-Norwood.
Once a year, Alvarino-Norwood opens her 3-acre gardens, filled with larkspur, of course, to the public. Thirty-four regional artists will be displaying and selling their work. The artwork includes live portrait oil paintings, carved and turned wood, paintings, raku, porcelain, poured concrete leaves, handwoven baskets, gourds and stone sculptures. Perennials and annuals also will be sale.
The event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 6401 Litchford Road. Info: LarkspurParty.com.