Come see us: upcoming classes, talks, workshops and webinars

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Complete year-long schedule and more information about recorded webinars (including links to our free recordings) on our View Webinars page.

Personal appearances:

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Our schedule is in chronological order below. Or click here for a calendar where you choose a date that links straight to the listed details.

To learn more about any topic you see coming up here or all the topics we can present, download our catalog of talks and workshops (59 pages).

Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm
Garden Renovation, Milford, MI

The Milford Garden Club hosts Janet, presenting the how-to of renovating an older garden. Club members and guests. Contact a member or beg an invite from lindagardengal@gmail.com. 1050 Atlantic Street in Milford.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Postponed due to Covid19 containment. Stay tuned!
Garden Study Day, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Gardeners of the Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary present a one-day workshop led by Janet. Topics are Local Color (boosting garden color in ways unique to your location), Renovating Perennial Beds and All the Right Tools (recommending particular garden tools and how best to use them).

Contact Cranbrook House and Garden office at 248-645-3149 for registration information.

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Monday, March 16, 2020, 7:30 pm  Cancelled due to Covid19 containment
Continuous Color in the Landscape, Royal Oak, MI

The County Downs Garden Club presents Janet, suggesting ways to improve and extend your landscape color. Open to all, no registration required. $5 donation suggested. At the First Presbyterian Church, 529 Hendrie Blvd. at 6th Street, Royal Oak

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Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm  Cancelled due to covid19 containment
Northern Lights Master Gardeners Annual Conference, Marinette, WI

A full curriculum including Janet's approach to Garden Renovation and how to Plant it Well Even When the Roots Are Wrong, plus expert led sessions on container gardening, planting for pollinators, native plants in the landscape, irises and more. This 25th annual show is hosted by the Northern Lights Master Gardener Association. $40. Advance registration required. Visit http://marinette.extension.wisc.edu for more information

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Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8:30 - noon  Cancelled due to covid19 containment
Designing Senses-ational Gardens, Norwalk, OH

Janet leads this half day workshop on making more of scented, tasty, tactile and aurally pleasing plants and elements in the landscape. At the high school on Shady Lane in Norwalk. Presented by the Huron County Master Gardeners, $15, open to all, to register email to jstan99@roadrunner.com

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Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:00 - noon Cancelled due to covid19 containment
Plant it Well, Enjoy it Forever, Kalamazoo, MI

Steven leads this half day workshop sponsored by ReLeaf of Michigan and the Kalamazoo Conservation District. Selecting trees, planting and essential aftercare are the topics. At the Drake Farmstead, 927 N. Drake Road, Kalamazoo. Free. For more information and registration go to http://www.kalamazooconservation.org/calendar-of-events/tree-planting-care-and-maintenance/  

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Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2020 Cancelled due to covid19 containment.
Best Gardening Advice Ever, English Gardens stores, southeast MI

Janet joins the English Gardens stores staff for their annual Garden Party weekend, having accepted the challenge to deliver the best gardening advice ever. For time and day, check your English Gardens store for the weekend's events schedule. Free. Stores in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Hts., Eastpointe, Plymouth, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield.

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Waterford, MI Cancelled due to covid19 containment. Volunteers are welcome to drop in on your own to pluck weeds! Call Janet any time to consult!

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9:00 - noon  Cancelled due to covid19 containment.
Plant it Well, Enjoy it Forever, Grand Rapids, MI

Steven and Janet lead this half day tree planting workshop sponsored by the Grandville Tree Board. A presentation, demonstration and hands-on learning in choosing, planting and insuring good growth from new trees. For more information and registration call 616-291-1630.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:00 - noon Cancelled due to covid19 containment.
Great Garden Tools and Free-for-all Q&A, Macomb, MI

As part of Ray Wiegand's Nursery's annual spring celebration, Steven and Janet hold forth to help you choose, use, sharpen and maintain great tools. By popular demand, Janet and Steven will follow their presentation with a no-holds-barred Q&A session. At Ray Wiegand's Nursery on Romeo Plank Road north of 21 Mile in Macomb. Free. No registration required.

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
50 Great Before-Afters, West Bloomfield, MI

Janet explores great landscape transformations and lessons learned, at the Michigan Division meeting of the Women's National Farm and Garden Clubs. Check with your local garden club to attend.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:00 - 7:30 pm Free Webinar
Plant it Well Even When the Roots are Wrong, LaPorte, IN

Janet continues the crusade to stop tree failures. 90% of all trees and shrubs - all sizes, all sources - have root systems so compromised that the plants die soon after planting, fail to thrive, or survive only to die suddenly 10-15 years after planting. In this presentation sponsored by the LaPorte county Master Gardeners, Janet explains the causes and demonstrates solutions. Become one of the informed, and help change this terrible trend in plant production. Email us for your e-ticket, or contact the Purdue LaPorte Extension.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Simple, Successful Garden Design, Youngstown, OH

Janet describes her simple, tried and true steps in garden design. At Mill Creek Metroparks' Fellows Riverside Gardens. For more information and to register, call the Gardens office at 330-740-7116 or go to friendsoffellows.org

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m.  Cancelled due to covid19 containment.
Growing and Using Cut Flowers, Troy, MI

Janet shares her recommendations of the best cut flowers you can grow in your garden and provides directions for cutting and keeping them so they last and last. At the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver. For more information and to reserve a seat, 248-524-3538.

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Natives in the Landscape, Saline, MI

The Saline Stone and Thistle Garden Club invites the community to learn from Janet about choosing and tending native plants in our landscapes. What to grow, where and an introduction to the many advantages of a native landscape. At The Liberty School Board Room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor Street in Saline. Stay tuned for details of registration.

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Saturday, September 12, 2020
Ohio State University Master Gardener Conference, Beachwood, OH

Janet joins an all-star line-up at this annual extravaganza, covering ecological gardening, butterflies and hummingbirds in the garden, and planting well when the roots are wrong. Watch https://extension.osu.edu for details and registration.

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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday, Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Second Wednesdays at the Waterford Township Library Gardens

(Exceptional 1st Wednesday this month) November 4, 2020, Waterford, MI

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Garden with Janet

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Learn with Janet and the library gardeners

Every month on the second Wednesday (this month we make an exception), Janet leads the Waterford Township Library Gardeners in planting and tending the library's Children’s' Garden and Rain Garden. It's a fun group of people and a beautiful, diverse garden. A great place for hands-on learning. All are welcome. You can drop in to watch or join in the gardening. No registration or fee.

When the gardening is done the gardeners head in to the library for refreshments and an educational session. Again, all are welcome. Free.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 
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Monday, November 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Tool Care and Sharpening, South Lyon, MI

Janet and Steven show you how and lead a hands-on tool bee to clean, oil and sharpen your garden tools. At the Lyon Township Library, 27005 Milford Road, South Lyon. Call the library, 248-437-8800 x 617 for details and registration.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesdays at the library, Waterford, MI

In January and February the Waterford Township Library Gardeners take a gardening break but continue to learn. Join us this month for our annual tool cleaning party. Bring your clippers, shovels and pruning shears, weeders and trowels. You will learn how to clean, oil and sharpen them as we all work together under expert guidance from Janet and Steven. No registration required. No fee.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 

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Saturday, February 6, 2021, 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Detroit Garden Center Seminar, Detroit, MI

Janet and Steven and friends get the garden year started right. Topics to be announced. Watch here for details and registration.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesdays at the library, Waterford, MI

In February the Waterford Township Library Gardeners take a gardening break but continue to learn. Join Janet and the other gardeners this month at our educational program. Topic to be announced. No registration required. No fee.

At the library in the Waterford Township campus 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan. Call the library's Adult Services at 248-674-4831 for more information or to put your name on the email list for reminders of meetings, each meeting's agenda and educational topic. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2021, noon
Ann Arbor Garden Club, Ann Arbor, MI

Cast off winter's chill with a warm lunch while enjoying Janet's beautifully illustrated (thanks, Steven!) presentation. Watch here for further details and registration.

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Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Meadow Brook Hall Gardeners Meeting, Rochester, MI

Janet's topic to be announced. Watch here for details and registration.

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Calendar Index: Quick look for dates and places.

Click on any date to zap straight to the details.

Date alone indicates event is in southeast Michigan. Letters following dates are locations outside southeast Michigan: State/Province abbrevations; Web for webinar; in Michigan, (MI), seMI is eastern lower peninsula, mMI is middle lower peninsula, wMI is western lower peninsula, etc. and uMI is upper peninsula Michigan.

*Asterisks indicate hands-on Garden by Janet & Steven sessions.

January 2021    

 1/13

 

 

 

 

 

February 2021  

  2/6

 2/10

 2/11

 2/26

 

 

March 2020  

3/11*

3/12

3/14

3/16

3/21 WI

3/28 OH

April 2020

4/4 wMI

4/4 & 4/5

4/8*

4/11 wMI

4/18

 

May 2020

5/13*

5/20

 

 

 

 

June 2020

6/4 IN

6/9 OH

6/10*

6/23

 

 

July 2020

7/8*

 

 

 

 

August 2020

8/12*

8/27

 

 

 

September 2020

9/9*

9/12 OH

 

 

 

October 2020I

 10/14*

 

 

x

November 2020

 11/4*

11/16

 

x

December 2020

 

 

 

x