What’s coming up on the garden calendar – The Journal News / Lohud.com

March 15

Bronx: The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary. Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island’s charm and ambience. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory’s sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones. Daily except Mondays through April 21. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd.

Yorktown Heights: Starting Seedlings. Registration required; $20 per person, $5 for children under 12. 1 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.

Somers: Spring Wreath Decorating for Two. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Fee $15; pre-registration required at 914-886-5108 or carolinesgardens@aol.com. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35.

Greenwich, Conn.: The Art and Science of Pruning. Nick Mancini will teach us how to achieve a desired shape by cutting and directing branches to maintain size, improve structural strength, increase air circulation, control diseases and augment plant longevity. Part of this class will be outdoors, so dress accordingly. Registration required. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $35 plus material fee. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, 203-869-9242.

Putnam County: Plant Putnam 2014 Putnam County Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale. The Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District is once again offering a variety of native trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowers to assist landowners in providing food and shelter for wildlife; groundcover for erosion control, riparian buffers and rain gardens; and general beautification. Plant material is sold bare root, hand-dipped in a moisture protection gel, wrapped and bagged. Orders need to be placed by March 26. Call 845-878-7918 or go to www.putnamcountyny.com for an order form.

March 19

Chappaqua: Seed Starting, with master gardener Caroline N. Fanelli. Sponsored by the Chappaqua Garden Club, topics include light and temperature requirements, grow lights, first and last frost dates and hardening off your transplants. Bring 4-inch pots or small plastic cups with holes in the bottom (i.e., yogurt cups). Questions: chappaquagardenclub@gmail.com. 12:30 p.m. Free. First Congregational Church Of Chappaqua, 210 Orchard Ridge Road

Greenwich, Conn.: Using Edible Plants in Your Yard. Lloyd Traven, owner of Peacetree Farm, will look at ways to work edibles into all areas of your landscape. $45. 11 a.m. Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible St. www.gecgreenwich.org, 203-869-9242

March 20

Bronx: Designing with Native Plants. 14th annual Winter Lecture Series. Landscape architect Thomas Rainer will critique current native plant design approaches and present his bold, ecologically expressive design aesthetic that interprets rather than imitates nature. Lecture has been approved for two credit hours by the AIA, APLD, and LA CES. 10 a.m.-noon. $35. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 800-322-6924.

March 21

Somers: Children’s Adventures in Agriculture. For ages 3-6. You and your child or grandchild can have fun exploring the world of horticulture through gardening activities, nature walks and special projects each week. $6 per child per session, includes materials; pre-registration required at 914-886-5108 or carolinesgardens@aol.com. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Also: March 28. Lasdon Park and Arboretum, 2610 Amawalk Road. For more information, go to parks.westchestergov.com or call 914-864-7268.

Yorktown Heights: Couples Cooking No. 1: 2014. Together you and your partner will learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine and someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a home-made meal. Limited to 12 couples; registration required; $95 per couple. 7 p.m. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., 914-962-2368.

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