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Feb. 12: Terrariums and Kokedama for Valentines: 1-4 p.m. at Green Mansions Memphis, 700 N. Belvedere. 901-828-3685 or Greenmansi­onsmemphis.com. Feb. 15: “Biddulph Grange Gardens in Staffordsh­ire, England”: Noon-1 p.m. munch-and-learn lecture in Winegardne­r Auditorium at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Tom Pellet, garden designer. 901-761-5250. Dixon.org. Feb. 16: Botany Talks: A Casual Discussion of Plant Families: 5-6 p.m. at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. “Orchid Family” (orchidacea­e) with Laurie Williams, adult education manager, Memphis Botanic Garden. $8 per month/$70 per year ($5 per month/$50 per year Dixon members). 901-761-5250. Dixon.org. Feb. 16: Mid-South Hosta Society: Dr. David Sams, retired horticultu­re extension specialist with the University of Tennessee in Jackson and first coordinato­r for the Tennessee Master Gardener program, presents “Practical Ideas for the Southern Hosta Garden.” $5 for non-members. Refreshmen­ts at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Feb. 18: Tillandsia­s Collection: 10:30 a.m.-noon workshop in the Catmur Horticultu­re Building at Dixon Gallery and Gardens. $45 ($30 Dixon members). Make a support and basket system in six vases that features Tillandsia­s. All garden workshops are family-friendly and require registrati­on. 901-761-5250. Dixon.org. Feb. 21: Millington City Beautiful Gardening Series: 6:30 p.m. at Baker Community Center, 7942 Church, Millington. Free and open to the public. Tom Mashour, Tipton County Master Gardener. “Starting Plants from Seeds” — Seedlings provided for attendees to pot and take home. All materials provided. 901-872-2609. Feb. 23: Memphis Herb Society: 7 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Roxi Phillips, Memphis Herb Society member and a Tennessee Master Gardener, presents the “Homemade Herbal Apothecary” in a mini-workshop about simple herbal infused oils, tinctures, healing salves, lip balms, lotion bars and more. Hands-on activities with take-home samples. $5 non-members. Refreshmen­ts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26: Memphis Orchid Society: 2 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Leo Schordje presents the program “Ever Blooming Orchids for Under Lights and the Windowsill.” Visitors welcome. Memphisorc­hids.org. Feb. 28: The Memphis Bonsai Society: 7 p.m. meeting at Memphis Botanic Garden. Program: “Bring Your Own Tree.” Feb. 13-17: Woman’s Exchange of Memphis annual “WE Consign”: Smaller consignmen­t items accepted 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 13-Feb. 17 and again every Monday in March between 9 a.m-1 p.m. or by appointmen­t. 88 Racine. 901-327-5681. Feb. 25: Decorative Arts Trust Talk, The Gentleman’s House: Presentati­on by Dr. Stephen Hague: 10:30 a.m. lecture at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Included with museum admission. Hague’s presentati­on will discuss the architectu­re, landscapes, gardens and furnishing­s of several Georgian houses with illustrati­ons from his most recent book “The Gentleman’s House in the British Atlantic World 1680-1780.” Brooksmuse­um.org. Feb. 27-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. “Preview Party” 2-4 p.m. Feb. 26. 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. Feb. 28:Altered Books: 6-8:30 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. $35 ($30 MBG members). Prepayment by Feb. 24. Turn old hardback books into artistic visions by aging paper, folding pages, decorating old text with collage, painting and cutting niches and drawers. All supplies, books and embellishm­ents provided. Register by calling 901-636-4128.

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