It’s a good time of year to learn how to work in the shade and avoid weeds. There are a few options in this week’s programs.
• • Shade gardening does not have to mean ferns and hostas. An online course on Wednesday at 7 p.m., led by the Columbus Garden School, covers shade-tolerant shrubs, undergrowth trees, and lesser-known perennials that enjoy a little break from the sunlight. The class also provides a list of possibilities with clues as to which of them are native plants and resistant to deer. The class fee is $ 22. For more information, call 614-404-7236 or visit www.columbusgardenschool.com.
• Enthusiasts can get a double serving of herbs on Saturday at the Ohio Herb Center, 110 Mill St., Gahanna. At 9:30 am, help the staff at the center Harvest herbs Check out the drying shed in the garden and learn how to use the herbs that are harvested. The fee for the class is $ 25. At 1pm, learn the basics of “Edible Ohio Natives” with information on how to identify and grow native plants for use in the kitchen. The fee is $ 30. For more information, call 614-642-4372 or visit www.ohioherbcenter.org.
• The Annual meeting of the Inniswood Garden Society, which is virtual and open to the public this year, will take place next Sunday at 2 p.m. Spokesman Lee Reich, who calls himself a “farmer” – more than a gardener, less than a farmer – and who writes a syndicated garden column for the Associated Press every two weeks, will speak about it “Weedless gardening.” Pre-registration is required for the free program. For more information, call 614-895-6216 or visit www.inniswood.org.
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