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Mum society monthly meeting and more upcoming home and garden events

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Monthly Meeting has its monthly meeting from noon-2 p.m. June 20 at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh.
Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Monthly Meeting has its monthly meeting from noon-2 p.m. June 20 at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. jleonard@newsobserver.com

A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.

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Culinary Herbs

Come learn about growing, preparing and incorporating culinary herbs to add zing to your favorite dishes, drinks and desserts. 9-10 a.m. June 11. Free. Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.

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. June 11. Free. The Garden Hut, 1004 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina. 919-552-0590.

Hypertufa Workshop

Create a unique English stone-like planting trough for your garden or patio. 9 a.m.-noon. June 11. $75. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr., Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.

Concrete Leaf Workshop

Lasting Impressions’ Concrete Leaf workshop teaches you to use a real leaf to form and create a unique concrete leaf for your home or garden, Each one has the exact details found in your leaf. All materials are provided and you will take your leaf home with you. 1-3 p.m. June 11. $65. Lasting Impressions, 4904 Hermitage Dr., Raleigh. 919-787-6228, lastingimpressionsleaves.com.

Native Plant Propagation

Students learn fundamentals of vegetative propagation and techniques for propagating southeastern native plants by means of stem and root cuttings. Class includes hands-on propagation and a tour of the vegetative propagation facilities of NCBG. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 11. $38. $34 members. North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/.

Junkyard Containers

Bring your junk to be turned into beautiful containers filled with flowers. Whether it’s an old colander, shoe, desk drawer or rusted pot, bring it to be transformed. The class fee includes one bag of potting soil and lots of help with construction and design. Plants, moss and accessories will be extra. 2-3:30 p.m. June 12. $15. Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.

Nature Adventures Camp

Plant, tend, harvest and taste fruits and vegetables in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden. Each day campers will have work time and dirt time in the children’s garden, and the week will end with a harvest of delicious seasonal produce to take home. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13-17. $200; $170 additional sibling; $100 extended care (4 p.m.). Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.

Pollinator Festival

This event features games, crafts, and all sorts of other activities celebrating everything that pollinators do for us and the rest of the planet. There will be prizes and cool stuff for you to take home, local experts to answer your questions and food trucks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. Free. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, www.wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/Pages/default.aspx.

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Monthly Meeting

Noon-2 p.m. June 20. Free. JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.

Water Gardens for your Home

Hear from an expert about creating a living water system in a small pond or even a container. Jonathan Kidder designs and installs custom designed ponds, fountains and water features in both residential and commercial landscapes. Location: Doris Duke Center. No preregistration necessary. 6:30 p.m. June 21. $10. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.

Talking Tomatoes

Craig LeHoullier, the NC Tomato Man, will be talking tomatoes at the Gardeners Of Wake County meeting at JC Raulston Arboretum. Meeting is open to all. Refreshments at 7:00 PM, program starts at 7:30. June 21. 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu.

Success in the Shade

Instead of looking at the shadow-zone as a problem, it’s time to look at these areas as assets. This presentation will introduce you to what allows certain plants to adapt to shade and discuss a variety of plants that will fill your shady landscape with lush foliage and color variations. Registration/information: 919-668-1707 or gardenseducation@duke.edu. 6:30 p.m. June 23. Free. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.

Become a Birdwatcher

Birdwatching is a popular hobby for both kids and adults. Learn what makes birds unique and interesting and gain knowledge and skills needed to become a birdwatcher. Earn a birdwatching patch, explore the park habitats, and create bird-friendly items for your home and yard. 9 a.m.-noon. June 24. $10. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-3390, www.wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/Pages/default.aspx.

Botany of Gardening

What makes a seed wake up and germinate? How are flowers pollinated and how are fruit formed? This workshop delves into the science of gardening as we journey through a growing season. Discussion and hands-on activities will cover seeds, flowers, fruits, vegetables and the science behind gardening practices. 9:30 a.m.-noon June 25. $30; $28 members. N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu/calendar/

Compost

Learn about how breaking down that organic material makes great fertilizer for plants; make a starter kit to take home. 9-10 a.m. June 25. $5. Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Dr., Raleigh. 919-828-5337, logantrd.com.

Fairy Gardens

Enter the land of the little people and create the perfect home for your fairies. Learn all of the basics on building, design, and care of your wee garden. Bring your own container or select one from the store. $25 includes all of the “building materials,” including gravel, activated charcoal, moss or soil that you will need. Plants and garden accessories are extra. Please register online. 2-3:30 p.m. June 26. $25. Garden Supply Company, 1421 Old Apex Rd., Cary. 919-460-7747, gardensupplyco.com.

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