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Garden Calendar: Week is jammed with home and garden show, special iris …

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW: The Collin County Fall Home Garden Show will feature exhibits, vendors and improvement ideas for inside and outside the house. 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Road, Allen. $8.50. allenhomeandgardenshow.com.

SAVING WATER: Learn how to save water and money with common-sense landscaping at two water-wise seminars. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave., Dallas. Free. Reservations requested. 214-670-3155. savedallaswater.com.

FALL LAWN CARE: Learn how to feed and treat your turf to get lush, green color all through fall.10:15 a.m. Saturday. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. Free. calloways.com.

BUTTERFLY GARDENS: Dallas Zoo horticulturist Randy Johnson will talk about butterfly gardening and the role our native milkweeds play for monarchs. He is a native-plant expert and is growing multiple species of milkweeds and other butterfly-friendly garden plants. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Gecko Hardware, 10233 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas. Reservations required; limited seating. $20 fee includes milkweed plant. info@geckohardware.com.

BUTTERFLY HOUSE CELEBRATION: The Texas Discovery Gardens will celebrate five years of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House. Activities will include exhibits, giveaways, crafts and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas. $5. texasdiscoverygardens.org.

MONARCHS: Learn about the state insect, its life cycle and its migrations. Participants also will learn how to help protect monarch habitats in Texas. 10 a.m. Saturday. Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. Free, with museum admission. heardmuseum.org.

GARDEN ED: North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, offers the following events. nhg.com. Vegetable gardening, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday. $35 Fairy and miniature gardening, 10 a.m. Saturday. Free Fall rose planting, 11 a.m. Sunday. Free Veggie cole crops, 1 p.m. Sunday. Free Fern Society meeting, 3 p.m. Sunday. Free

WILDFLOWER WALK: The Indian Trail Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists will lead a wildflower walk at Mockingbird Nature Park. 9 a.m. Saturday. 1361 Onward Road, Midlothian. Free.

TASTE OF FALL: Learn the best herb and vegetable varieties to plant in North Texas and how to grow them organically. Workshop also will offer ideas to ensure homegrown edibles are packed with vitamins and minerals, how to maximize production and how to handle pests and diseases using organic methods. Marshall Grain Co. 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fort Worth location, 2224 E. Lancaster Ave.; 817-536-5636. 1 p.m. Saturday at Grapevine location, 3525 William D. Tate. Free. marshallgrain.com.

BLACKLAND PRAIRIE: Author Matt White will discuss the flora and fauna of the Texas Blackland Prairie. 7 p.m. Monday. Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway, west of the Dallas North Tollway, Dallas. Free.

BASIL: The Garden Club of Dallas’ monthly meeting will include a program on how to grow basil and how to use it. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Free.

LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVES: This course will offer the basic steps in planning, designing and implementing a landscape. Class offered from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesdays, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1 or from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. Collin College Courtyard Center, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano. $59. Advance registration required. ccccd.edu/ce.

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