Send us questions for Ask the Gardener
We’re seeking more questions from gardeners for our monthly Ask the Gardener column. If you send us a question, you could win a book.
Please send your gardening questions, including the city where you garden, to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31.
You will be entered to win one of these lovely gardening books: either “Shakespeare’s Gardens,” by Jackie Bennett, or “The New York Botanical Garden,” by Gregory Long and Todd A. Forrest.
We’ll choose two winners at random. Good luck.
Creative reuse center bootcamps
Durham’s The Scrap Exchange is hosting two four-day training sessions for those interested in starting a creative reuse center.
Participants will learn specifics about collecting and managing materials, developing creative arts-based programming, managing retail and online sales, curating in-house gallery shows, working with a board of directors, financial management and data tracking.
The bootcamps are June 14-17 and Sept. 13-16. Cost: $1,800 (although early bird registration is still available for the September session for $1,500).
Register on Eventbrite or contact Executive Director Ann Woodward at email@example.com for more information.
The Scrap Exchange is at 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham.
Trig Modern opens new location
Raleigh’s Trig Modern, a modern furniture and design center, has moved from its West Jones Street location to a larger space on Whitaker Mill Road.
The shop is having a grand opening event from 6-8 p.m. May 19. The free event will include food from Babylon restaurant, wine, beer from Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern and a special presentation by renowned New Zealand multi-disciplinary designer David Trubridge.
The shop now occupies 5,000 square feet inside Dock 1053, an emerging business and entrepreneur center in an 183,000-square-foot warehouse.
It is at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 109. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.
Wrong date for concrete sculpture class
Instructors Amelia Lane and Beth Jimenez of Lasting Impressions in Raleigh are offering two upcoming classes. I gave the wrong date for their concrete sculpture class. Here are the correct details:
▪ 9 a.m.-noon June 11, learn how to make a hypertufa trough, a versatile planting container that looks like stone yet is lightweight and has excellent drainage. All materials are provided. Cost: $75.
▪ 1-3 p.m. June 11, learn how to make a concrete leaf-shaped sculpture or birdbath for your garden or patio. All materials are provided. Cost: $65.
To register for the workshops, send payment to Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh NC 27612. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 919-787-6228 if you have questions.
For more information: lastingimpressionsleaves.com