Relaxed and more intense gardening events are popping up everywhere now that spring begins. A sample:
• For those who want to know exactly what their plants are getting into, this is the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden offers a four-week virtual course on soil health that covers soil types, healthy soils, crops and the relationship between soil and water quality. Classes begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. and the series is $ 80 or $ 72 for members. For more information or to register, call 614-715-8000 or visit fpconservatory.org.
• Beginners can benefit from a free Zoom session offered on Sunday at 1pm Columbus Garden School. Learn how to make good plant selections and create a gardening checklist to keep track of things. Register online to receive session credentials. Beginning herbalists can collect plants and seeds at the Garden School, 1350 E. Cooke Road, to prepare for an online course in which they are grown and used. Classes take place on April 26th at 6:30 p.m. and cost $ 30. For more information, please call 614-404-7236 or columbusgardenschool.com.
• Gardeners interested in getting a local can learn to do so during a free online program offered by the. Is sponsored Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio State Parks, and Ohio Division of Natural Area and Preserves Wednesday at 10 a.m. By replacing invasive plant species with native plant species, you will learn how to tell the difference and make the substitutions. Further information and registration can be found on the sponsors’ Facebook pages.
• Mimosas make gardening in the garden even more relaxed Rhoads Garden Center “Garden with your friends” event that focuses on containerized gardening. Bring your own containers or purchase them at downtown at 1051 Route 56 E., Circleville. The event starts on Saturday at 9:30 am and includes instruction and inspiration, but not soil or plants for sale in the center. Tickets are $ 10 for a non-drinking person or $ 55 for a table of four with mimosas. For more information, call 740-474-2028 or rhoadsgardencenter.com.
• The Pearl market has hosted pop-up markets, one of which is located at Julian, 272 S. Front St. In addition to fresh products and baked goods, the event on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. offers visitors the opportunity to put together boxes of herbs and lettuce. Sign up in time for sessions at 5:15, 6:15, or 7:15 am, then pay $ 20 in the market for three herbs or salads of your choice, soil and an upcycling container, and planting instructions. Care and harvest of your “spring plant babies”. You can find more information on The Pearl Market’s Facebook page or at https://forms.gle/K8YooXhYVTp2GX1a6.
– Margaret Quamme