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Durham Garden Forum: Controlling Invasive Plants
December 11, 6:30pm-8pm
What are the invasive plants that threaten North Carolina and how can we control these plants? Johnny Randall, the director of conservation programs at NC Botanical Garden, discusses which plants to avoid and how to prevent problems before they begin or address them once they’ve happened. Fee, pre-register. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham. 919-668-1707 or [email protected]

Photography Walk: Indoor Macro
December 13, 2pm-4pm
This is 3rd in the series of indoor classes. Various subjects will be available in addition to flowers. A variety of surfaces for your subjects will be discussed and provided for the hands on portion. With Susan Bailey, Susan Bailey Photography. Fee. Pre-register. JC Raulston Arboretum, NC State University, Raleigh. 919-515-3132.

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture
December 13, 7:30pm-9pm
Diagnosing and Solving Problems: Step One to Garden Solutions with Frank Louws, Ph.D., Head, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.Fee. Pre-register. JC Raulston Arboretum, NC State University, Raleigh. 919-515-3132.

The Gift of Good Soil
December 14, 10am-11am
Good soil is the key ingredient to healthy plants, and the gift so many gardeners long for! Join us for this class with Shannon Hathaway where she’ll cover both the science of soil and a crafting project. At this class you’ll learn about: The basics of good soil, how to take a soil sample, and how to test pH; How to properly pot a living Christmas tree with Soil3 that you’ll move outside after the holidays; The technique for planting spring bulbs in a container for gifting (or for keeping). Every participant will take home one potted plant!. Free. RSVP required so we have enough materials for each participant. Pre-register by calling 919-836-0492 or email [email protected] Super-Sod of Cary, 1900 NC Hwy 55, Cary. (not at our Raleigh store at the State Farmers Market).

Christmas Bird Count
December 15, 7am-12noon
Join members of Wake County Audobon Society as we stroll along the greenway looking and listening for birds. 2016’s Christmas Bird Count netted 49 different species. Please bring your own binoculars, or you can borrow a pair of our children’s binoculars. This event involves walking up to two miles, at a very slow pace. There is no charge for participating, but registration is required – barcode#226765 at or 919-996-2760. Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh.

Breakfast with Mrs. Claus
December 15, 9am-10am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year here at Garden Supply! We are excited to welcome back Mrs. Claus for our annual Breakfast with Mrs. Claus event! Join us for a continental breakfast (juice, muffins, fruit, juice, etc.), a story read by Mrs. Claus, and photo opportunities. Be sure to bring your letter for Santa that Mrs. C can take back to the North Pole for you. We will have pony rides available on 12/1 and 12/15 from 11am – 1pm! Space for this event is limited, so please be sure to register in advance (when registering, you only need tickets for the children attending). We will begin promptly at 9am!

Edibles on Paper: Holiday Pears
December 15, 1pm-4:30pm
A favorite around the holidays, the pear has historically been depicted in artwork as a symbol of yuletide elegance and prosperity. Discover painting a pear in transparent watercolor. Techniques covered include color matching, wet on wet washes and detailing with drybrush. Watercolor experience helpful. Fee, pre-registration required. 919-962-0522. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill.