Home & Garden calendar
April 17: Memphis Fern Society: 7:15 p.m. meeting at the Town Village Audubon Park, 950 Cherry Road. Dr. Eugene McKenzie speaks on ferns and flora of Costa Rica. April 18: Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series: 6:30 p.m. at Baker Community Center, 7942 Church St. in Millington. Free and open to the public. Julie Morgan, Memphis Area Master Gardener. Topic, “Azaleas, Queen of the Spring Garden.” 901-872-2609. April 20: Keeping Your Landscape Looking Good All Summer: Noon-1 p.m. lunch and learn program at the Shelby County Extension Office, Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Suite “B.” Speaker: Dr. Chris Cooper and Booker T. Leigh, Extension Agents. April 20: Botany Talks: 5-6 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. $8 per month, $70 per year (Dixon members $5 per month, $50 per year). Lily Family (Liliaceae) — Hurley Shephard, biology professor, Baptist College of Health Sciences. 901-761-5250. Dixon.org. April 20: Mid-South Hosta Society: Rita Randolph, owner/operator of Randolph’s Nursery in Jackson, Tennessee, speaks on “Containing Your Hosta Collection.” $5 for non-members. Refreshments 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m.at Memphis Botanic Garden. April 21: Date Night Campfire Party: “Botanical Brews”: 7-9 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $15 ($12 MBG members). An evening of outdoor fun with tunes by Josh Cosby and Jeremy Stanfill. Bernoulli Brew Werks shares how-to’s for home brews and you can sample their flavors. Explore the Herb Garden. Hot dogs and smores provided for roasting over the open fire; beer available for purchase. Enter to win a party bike night with Sprock ‘N’ Roll. April 21-22: Spring’s Best Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. A huge assortment of perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs, shrubs and trees, plus specialty garden items by local artisans. Expert Garden staff and Master Gardeners on-hand to assist with purchases and plant care tips. Proceeds from plant sales directly support the educational and horticultural growth of the Garden. Free admission. Also, the Memphis Herb Society will present informative and entertaining talks at the MBG Plant Sale. April 21-22: Volunteer Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 22 at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road. Thousands of native and wildlife-friendly plants grown on site for this once-a-year sale. Experts on hand to answer questions about plants offered, as well as other gardening topics. Special focus on butterfly gardening. Free admission and parking. Memphismuseums.org. April 21-23: Bartlett City Beautiful Commission Shrub and Bedding Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21-22 and noon-4 p.m. April 23 at 6777 Stage Road (under the green and white tent in front of Holiday Flowers). 901-386-7539. April 22: Half Price Plant Sale: 2-4 p.m. at Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Road. Native, wildlife-friendly, selections from the Lichterman Salvia Collection, heirloom plants and other plants offered at half regular price. Free admission/parking. Memphismuseums.org. April 25: Vine to Wine: “Conserve Water…Drink More Wine” 6-8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $45 ($30 MBG members). Celebrate Earth Day with a selection of eco-friendly and biodynamic wines. 901-636-4131. Memphisbotanicgarden.com/winetastings. April 25: Memphis Bonsai Society: 7 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Matt Smith presents a program on “All About Bonsai Azaleas.” April 29: Cooking Up Fun at the Garden: 10-11 a.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $15 per child ($10 MBG members). Adults pay regular Garden admission. Ages 4-6 explore whats growing in My Big Backyard and pick ingredients to prepare a healthy snack. Enjoy your treat while listening to “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. 901-636-4126. April 29: West Tennessee Iris Society (WTIS) Iris Show: Anyone can submit named iris stems for horticultural exhibit from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Public show opens at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Some potted iris rhizomes also available for sale during the show. Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike, Germantown. April 30: Memphis Orchid Society: 2 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Susan Wilson presents “The New Paph Species and their Hybrids.” Charles Wilson presents “A Photo Romp through Bulbophyllums, including How to Buy One.” Visitors welcome. Memphisorchids.org.
Home & Design
Through May 5: Woman’s Exchange of Memphis annual “WE Consign” Sale: Antique and upscale vintage household items such as sterling and plated silver, china, crystal, furniture, decorative items by prestigious makers and more. Stock replenished throughout the sale. Proceeds benefit the Memphis Woman’s Exchange, a non-profit organization helping others to help themselves since 1885. 88 Racine St. (near Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library). 901-327-5681. April 27: Decorative Arts Trust Talk, Past Present: A Lecture by Susan Sully: 6:45 p.m. lecture at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Included with museum admission. After experiencing her own reckoning with an inherited collection of treasures and countless oddments, author Susan Sully sought the advice of dozens of professionals and distilled the best of it into a beautifully illustrated and practical guide. Brooksmuseum.org. April 28-30: Agnes Stark Pottery Spring Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28-29 and noon-5 p.m. April 30 at 12675 Donelson Road, Eads, Tennessee. Call 901-458-2354 or 901-488-4050 or 901-867-9240. Starkpottery.com. TODAY’S CRYPTOQUIP: MY WIFE AND I SIMPLY ADORE THE CITY OF PORT-AU-PRINCE. YOU COULD SAY WE HAVE A LOVE-HAITI RELATIONSHIP.