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Archives for July 19, 2017

Home and garden events July 22 and beyond – The Courier

Events

Children in the Dell. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Aug. 26. The classes gives children ages 5-12 a chance to spend some time in the garden. Topics include planting and growing veggies, nature-inspired scavenger hunts and more. Parents must stay on the grounds and are invited to participate in the day’s activities. Preregistration encouraged, drop-ins welcome as space allows. Free with regular admission. www.yewdellgardens.org.

Homearama Poplar Woods. Oldham County, through July 30 (5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday). Nine custom-built homes fully furnished, decorated, landscaped and featuring the latest in building trends, technology and interior design. Visitors can tour the homes and meet the local builders, interior designers and suppliers of the variety of home products featured. Tickets are sold on site at the Homearama entrance tent. $10, $15 for a two-day pass; free for ages 12 and younger. For more information, Homearama.com.

Fourth Fairy Fun Thursday. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Hands-on opportunity to get acquainted with fairy garden life and its creatures. Free with regular admission. 502-241-4788.

Superhero Plants Insects: What’s in Your Garden? Louisville Free Public Library, Highlands/Shelby Park Branch, 1250 Bardstown Road, 2 p.m. Friday, July 28. The Jefferson County Master Gardeners will have a show and tell of plants and insects with superhero traits, camouflage, night vision, shape-shifting and more. Participants will also create a simple craft. For ages 5-12. Free. To register call, 502-574-1672.

Planting Seeds Indoors for Fall Louisville Free Public Library, Portland Branch, 3305 Northwestern Parkway, 1 p.m. July 29. Learn about growing seedling plants for a fall garden, the various types of fall crops, their planting dates, containers, lighting, soil and maintenance. Free. 502-574-1744.

In The Garden: Pollinators A Plenty. Jefferson County Master Gardener June Sandercock will describe pollinator behavior, desirable plants and other garden elements to welcome and nurture pollinators, 9 a.m. July 29. After the short program, participants can see many of these plants in her garden. RSVP is required. Call, 216-8950 or email junesandercock@outlook.com.

Superhero Plants Insects: What’s In Your Garden? Louisville Free Public Library, Shawnee Branch, 3912 W. Broadway, 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Join the Jefferson County Master Gardeners for a show and tell of plants and insects with superhero traits. For ages 5-12. Free. 502-574-1722.

Bernheim First Sunday Nature Hike. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, 2 p.m. Aug. 6. $5 per car. 502-955-8512. www.bernheim.org.

Classes

Gardening at the Shively Library. Louisville Free Public Library, Shively Branch, 3920 Dixie Highway, 9 a.m. July 31. Learn gardening tips and tricks working in raised beds. Topic: how to identify beneficial critters, how to garden without weed and how to get rid of garden pets naturally. Free. 502-574-1730.

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