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March

March 1
“The Millennium Reserve: Shaping the Future of the Calumet Region”
The program for the monthly meeting of the Gibson Woods Wild Ones. Presented by Suellen Burns, senior advisor of the Millennium Reserve, Illinois DNR. Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond. 10 a.m. Info: www.gw-wildones.org.

March 1
“The Dark Side of Plants: Poisonous”
Hear how plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac, castor bean and others have adapted over millions of years, and learn to identify them. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

March 1
“The Dark Side of Plants: Carniverous”
Venus fly traps, sundews and pitcher plants can survive as vegetarians, but why would they? Learn to provide the conditions they like. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso.1 to  2 p.m. $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

March 15
“How to Start a Vegetable Garden”
Tips and tricks from seasoned gardeners. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

March 22
“De-winterizing Your Lawn Equipment and Tools”
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

March 29
“Introduction to Rose Gardening”
Learn the proper way to plant roses in the Midwest. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. Noon to 1:30 p.m.  $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

April

April 5
“Bird Banding”
Hear about the centuries-old process of attaching a metal or plastic band to a bird’s leg for research purposes. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 9 to 11 a.m. Price TBD. Info: 219- 462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

April 5
“How to Grow Knock Out Roses”
Sponsored by the Duneland Rose Society. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso. 10:30 a.m. to noon. $17. Info: 219- 462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

April 12
“Create Your Own Fairy Garden”
Learn to use recycled materials, plus mosses, ferns and miniature plants in a fairy garden. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso.10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $17. Info: 219-462-0025 or www.taltree.org.

April 26 and 27
13th Annual Waterscape Weekend Garden and Pond Expo.
Pond and patio displays, sponsored by the Iliana Garden Pond Society. 60 vendors. Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5. Info: kbartley49@yahoo.com or www.illianagardenpond.org.

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