Garden calendar

April 18, 2013 

APRIL 22

Make a Bird Feeder: 5:30 p.m. April 22 at Lakeview Park, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue N., Nampa. Hands-on activity for children. Free. 468-5858.

APRIL 23

Introduction to Beekeeping: 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Talk by a member of the Treasure Valley Beekeepers. Free. 362-0181, adalib.org/victory.

APRIL 27

Fairy Gardens: 10 a.m. (adult/child workshop) and 1 p.m. (adult workshop) April 27 at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Participants will receive instruction on how to plant the container with fairy-sized plants and construct fairy furniture using corkscrew willow twigs and hot glue. Bring own 12-inch diameter container, no more than five inches deep. $15 IBG members, $20 nonmembers. Preregistration required. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Idaho Native Plant Sale: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise. Free. 867-6188, idahonativeplants.org.

MAY 4

Idaho Botanical Garden plant sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $5 general, $3 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

MAY 10

National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to dusk May 10 at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Garden tours throughout the day, environmental educational partners on site, food trucks and Indian Creek Winery. Free admission. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

MAY 10-11

Spring plant sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10-11 at 1211 S. Owyhee St., Boise. Annuals, perennials, herbs and veggies grown by garden club members and CWI Horticulture students. Proceeds benefit community service projects and scholarships. idhort.com.

MAY 18

Wacky Weeders Garden Club plant sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at 624 Los Luceros Circle, Eagle. 890-2695.

LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

The Garden Table: 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 25, July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Combining two events (Uncorked and The Garden Plate), the event features wine tasting and cooking demonstrations, focusing on items that can be prepared with food directly from the garden. $5 general, $3 children 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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