Of gardeners' interest
Published: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 10:15 p.m.
This month's program will be given by well-known camellia grower and exhibitor Eileen Hart on air-layering and grafting of camellias. Visitors are always welcome.
The society will also hold a pruning workshop at the rose garden at Kanapaha some time in February; details will be announced.
It's also known as Weaver's Bamboo, as its thin-walled canes can be split and used to weave baskets and other items.
The sale is only during January and February, when bamboo transplants well, and clumps are sold dug-to-order. There is usually a one- to two-week period between ordering and pick up and payment can be made at the time of pickup.
This year's bamboo workshop is Jan. 25 from 1-3:30 p.m. and early registration is recommended ($10 single, $15 per couple). Weather permitting, the workshop will be held in the bamboo garden and will include a tour of Kanapaha's collections.
Volunteers will be assigned natural areas to help rid them of this invasive vine. During winter, the vines are easily pulled from the trees, and the tubers can be picked up.
Volunteers receive a free T-shirt, food and are in the drawing for great prizes, including a mountain bike.
For more information or to register call 334-2231, or visit www.natureoperations.org. Registration on the day of the event (pre-registration is suggested) will be at Morningside Nature Center at 3540 E. University Ave., three miles east of downtown Gainesville. (It was formerly headquartered at Westside Park.)
This calendar lists events that have been submitted by garden clubs, plant societies, botanical gardens and others holding Florida garden-related events.
To add events, use form at www.floridagardener.com/FGE/FGEform.htm.
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