A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Containers for Edibles + Ornamentals + Low Maintenance
Learn how to plant containers that survive droughts, produce flowers or food and look great with minimal attention. Garden tour, refreshments, handout, plenty of Q&A time. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19. $35/$40. 1412 N. Mangum St., Durham, 919-824-2239. Reserve your space at: frankhyman.com.
Cooking from the Garden: Fresh Autumn Salads
The season is abundant with bounty from the garden! Learn how to use that produce in this class series. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. $25; $20 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
North American Rock Garden Society Piedmont Chapter Lecture
Jenks Farmer presents a lecture titled “Deep-rooted Wisdom: Stories from Generations of Gardeners.” 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. $5; free for members. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Seed Saving & Advanced Plant Breeding Workshop
Join farmer Doug Jones for a primer on seed saving with an optional advanced portion on plant breeding. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m. Sept. 19. $50-$60. The Plant, 220 Lorax Ln., Pittsboro.
In addition to plants that provide nectar, butterflies and moths also need host plants for their caterpillars to complete their life cycle. Learn about the fascinating larval stage of these pollinators and which plants can attract them to your home. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 20. $15; $10 members. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, www.unc.edu/depts/ncbg/.
Banquet & Presentation by Paul James, HGTV’s “Garden Guy”
This is the North Carolina Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (NCEMGVA) 2015 Conference. The banquet and Paul James presentation are open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. $49. Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary. 919-677-1840, embassysuites3.hilton.com.
Effective Planting Combinations for Your Garden
The best gardens feel somehow effortless and exciting. 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 22. $15; $12 members, students and staff. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Gardening For Families
From seed to harvest, learn how a garden grows in this hands-on class. Participants are welcome to harvest from their plot throughout the growing season. All ages welcome. 919-668-1707; firstname.lastname@example.org. 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 22. $60; $48 members, staff and students. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Intro to Plant Identification: The Path to Successful Gardening
Knowing the art and science of plant identification and plant nomenclature makes all kinds of gardeners more successful in their gardening endeavors. This class will equip you with the basics. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 22. $220; $180 members. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Raising Butterflies: Monarch & Eastern Swallowtails
Explore the curious lifestyle of butterflies. You will learn how to house and care for them through multiple life stages until you release them as adults.6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $35. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
School’s Out: A Seedy Adventure
Children are invited to explore, gather, create, and play with the seeds in the garden. Students should bring a lunch and snack and dress for the weather. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. $70; $55 members. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Floral Design Workshop
North Raleigh Florist hosts floral design workshops with a different theme each class. 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $20-$50. North Raleigh Florist, 7457 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 919-847-3381,
Autumn in the Organic Vegetable Garden
Autumn brings rich rewards in the vegetable garden with salad crops and root vegetables, along with cabbage, broccoli and kale. Sarah will take you through the basics of autumn crops, strategies to extend the season, and how to prepare for next year’s garden with compost, cover crops and other techniques. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Sept. 30. $99; $79 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Seeds of the Future
Sara will work with you to discuss the process of seed harvesting, the methods to save seeds and then how to grow them for the next season. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $15; $12 members. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Southern Ideal Home Show: Fall Edition
The Triangle’s biggest and best home and garden event features three buildings filled with hundreds of exhibitors to answer questions, help with your next building or remodeling project, decorating or landscaping your home. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27. $9; 15 and under free. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
Fairy Garden Class
Create your own tiny oasis. Bring your own creative container or buy one on site and receive help with planting it after class. 11 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 26. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Fall Plant Sale
Enhance your home garden with rare and unusual plants and bulbs, as well as some standards every southern garden should have. A wide selection of Duke Gardens propagated plants and hand-picked material from local suppliers will be offered, in addition to free expert advice. 9 a.m.-Noon. Sept. 26. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Plant Walk & Talk
Fall is the best time to plant in this area, and horticulturist Nelsa Cox will show you how. 10 -11 a.m. Sept. 26. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.
Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale
This sale offers rare and unique annual, perennial, and woody ornamentals. Proceeds benefit horticultural charities, scholarships and organizations. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Backyard Birding: Save the Garden for the Birds!
As we clean up our gardens for the year, there is a lot we can save for the birds! We’ll talk about what to get rid of and what to keep $10. Register in advance. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 3. $10. Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. 919-878-8877, atlanticavenuegarden.com/.
Fall Plant Sale
NCBG’s Fall Plant Sale showcases the Garden’s sustainable and organically produced native plants of the Southeast including many plants for pollinators. 9 a.m.-Noon. Oct. 3. Free. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, unc.edu/depts/ncbg/.
Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
This event of public horticulture is where thousands of choice and rare plants are freely given away. 9-9:15 a.m. Oct. 3. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.
Inviting Native Plants with Dale Batchelor
Explore a woodland garden while learning to identify a number of plants that are native to the Piedmont. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3. $20. Swiftbrook Gardens, 5508 Swiftbrook Circle, Raleigh. gardenerbynature.com.
NC State Fairground Flea Market
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton, and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Free. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.
JC Raulston Arboretum Sunday Tour
Join one of the JCRA’s volunteer tour docents and learn about the arboretum’s plants, people, history, future and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA’s collections and gardens. 2-3 p.m. Sundays. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
HappymessART Open Studio
HappymessART opens its studio for relaxed art-making alone or with company. Staff will be on hand to assist and offer inspirational material. Use the studio’s supplies, tools and space., but you are welcome to bring anything of your own that you want. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. $25. HappymessArt, 718B Iredell St., Durham. 919-286-9763, happymessart.com.
Free Expression Tuesdays
Bring your work crew out to Art Bar all day Tuesday for this special, relaxing, expressive, free-flowing painting experience. Wine is 10 percent off all day. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays. $25. Art Bar Raleigh, 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct., Raleigh. 919-307-8107, artbarraleigh.com.
Well Fed Community Garden
Come and work in the garden and then sit down to a shared mea. Bring a hat, bottle of water and dish to share. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays. Free. Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh. 919-833-8898, irregardless.com/garden/.
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,silercityfarmersmarket.com
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.comSouth Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/