Warbler Workshop Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. Info: 269-695-6491 or www.fernwoodbotanical.org.
Proven Winner’s 2014 Outdoor Living Extravaganza in Grand Rapids. An all-day event with nationally and regionally known speakers, a sit-down lunch and a Proven Winners store. The Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive, Hudsonville. $70. Info and registration: 877-865-5818 or www.provenwinners.com.
March 14 and 15
Wedel’s 19th Annual Spring Flower & Garden Expo 30 informative seminars. 25 product vendors. Garden displays. Door prizes. See spring gardens in Wedel’s greenhouses. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist and Garden Center, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo. (At the corner of Milham and 12th Streets). 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Free. For seminar titles and times: 269-345-1195 or www.wedels.com.
P. Allen Smith Demonstration and Tasting Event Watch P. Allen Smith create several recipes with garden-fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. Take away a Proven Winner plant, recipes, P. Allen Smith book and ideas for a healthier, tastier 2014. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist and Garden Center, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo. (At the corner of Milham amd 12th Streets). 6:30 p.m. $35 to $45. Reservations required. Limited seating. Info: 269-345-1195 or www.wedels.com.
“Principles of Design for Containers and Landscapes” A seminar and demonstration by P. Allen Smith. Add mystery, abundance, whimsy and more to your garden. Also: container garden design demonstrations. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist and Garden Center, 5020 Texas Drive, Kalamazoo. (At the corner of Milham amd 12th Streets). 11 a.m. $5. Includes plant, booklet, demonstration and gift certificate. Info: 269-345-1195 or
Spring Symposium at Fernwood. Speakers include Ken Druse, Thomas Smarr, Kelly Norris and Amanda Thomsen. Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration $80 before March 16; afterwards $90. Lunch by Fernwood chef Tim Carrigan. Register: 269-695-6491 or www.fernwoodbotanical.org. Note: This year, Fernwood is hosting garden tours to southern California, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to Isle Royale. Info: 269-695-6491 or www.fernwoodbotanical.org.