On Sat., Feb. 16, from 10-11:30 a.m., Aldridge Gardens will present “Hummingbirds Galore!” Through a PowerPoint presentation, nationally renowned instructors Martha and Bob Sargent will teach you all you need to know to make your yard a haven for hummers as they migrate back to our area in March.
You’ll see a huge array of different hummingbird species; find out about their habits, the best feeders and plants; and learn how discourage pesky ants, wasps and bees. Participants will also take a look at all the North American nesting species and learn which have occasionally spent the winter in Alabama. A question and answer session will follow.
Course fees are $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Class size is
limited. Pre-registration is suggested.
Gardening 101 for Busy People
On Sat., Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Aldridge Gardens’ Horticulture
Instructor David Henderson will present “Gardening 101 for Busy People: Spring Landscape Seminar.” This seminar has been planned just before major spring planting season and is designed for anyone who has a yard.
In this day-long seminar, you’ll shorten the years of experience needed to attain “green-thumb” status. Each of the instructors will present an insightful and practical approach to help you plan garden changes: quality soils, selecting the best plants that grow well in our area, and really “seeing” your landscape.
Seminar fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Boxed lunches may be reserved by Wed., Feb. 21, for an additional $8 each. You may also bring a sack lunch. Drinks will be provided. Pre-registration requested.
Aldridge Gardens is located at 3530 Lorna Road. For more information or to make reservations, call 682-8019 or visit aldridgegardens.com.