Thursday, March 6

A Year in the Garden: Caring for Perennials

, program with Master Gardener Leslie Bass at the Narberth Area Garden Club meeting, 7:45 p.m. Fee: $5. Narberth Borough Hall, second floor, 100 Conway Ave. (Conway & Haverford Aves), Narberth;


Up ahead

Cacti and Succulents

, program with Delaware County Master Gardeners: how to grow, plus make a dish garden to take home; 10 a.m. to noon March 8 at Smedley Park, Environmental Center, 20 Paper Mill Rd, Springfield; 610-690-2655;


Cost-Effective Ways to Manage Yard Waste

, forum with New Castle County Division of Recycling, Delaware Solid Waste Authority and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension; 7 to 8 p.m. March 12 at the Delaware Center for Horticulture, Wilmington. Free; pre-registration requested: 302-658-6262;


Beyond the Grass Ceiling: Less Lawn, More Natives

, slide talk by Nancy Beaubaire; 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 15 at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope. Fee: $15; pre-registration suggested: 215-862-2924. Information:


At the Flower Show

Following is a sampling of lectures and demonstrations scheduled at the Convention Center during the Philadelphia Flower Show. Events are free, and no reservations are required. (Asterisks indicate that a book signing follows a lecture.) All events subject to change. Updated information at


Sunday, March 2, Lecture Room 201-C. 1 p.m.:

Garden Confidential: Six Ways to Improve Your Yard with Trees & Shrubs

, program with Penelope O'Sullivan, author of

The Homeowner's Complete Tree & Shrub Handbook


Monday, March 3, Lecture Room 201-C. 5:30 p.m.:

Who Goes There? Bugs in Your Garden, Friend or Foe?

, program with Suzanne Wainwright, of Buglady Consulting.

Tuesday, March 4, Demonstration Room 201-B. 12:30 p.m.:

Arranging Fresh Flowers

, program with Bill Schaffer, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, Schaffer Designs, and Kris Kratt, AIFD.

Wednesday, March 5, Demonstration Room 201-B. 2 p.m.:

How to Make a Papercrete Trough

, program with Betty Barr Mackey, author of

Creating and Planting Garden Troughs


Thursday, March 6, Lecture Room 201-C. 4 p.m.:

The Spare-Time Gardener Tells All

, program with Barbara Freeman, author of

The Spare-Time Gardener


- Jerene Schroeder

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