— Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. Make a beach-themed fairy garden at Ken's Gardens Intercourse, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $35/garden, includes container, three plants and supplies. Details: kensgardens.com or 717-392-4875.
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Greetings from one of our native pollinators! This Ligated Sweat Bee (Halictus ligatus) is a ground-nesting bee that lives in small colonies with a rather basic (not very far evolved, you could say) social structure. They are one of the most abundant bee species in North America! The flower is Dracopis amplexicaulis, or Clasping Coneflower.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #sweatbee #halictus #nativebee #pollinators
— Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. Muhlenberg Botanical Society trip to Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark. Details: bit.ly/MuhlenbergMay.
— Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. Make an herb planter at Ken's Gardens Smoketown, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $30, includes container and five herb plants. Details: kensgardens.com or 717-392-4875.
— Friday, June 22, 2 p.m. Make a mini planter in this parent and child workshop at Ken's Gardens Intercourse, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $15/garden, includes all materials. Details: kensgardens.com or 717-392-4875.
-- Thursday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Class on deciduous shrub identification, cultivars, pest issues and garden choices offered by Penn State Extention at the Penn State Berks Campus, 2080 Tulpehocken Road, Reading, in the Janssen Center. Cost: $60, includes morning refreshments, lunch and handouts. Preregistration due by June 24, at 1-877-345-0691 or bit.ly/shrubsJ27.
— Thursday, June 27, 5:30 p.m. Three-hour workshop to make a set of ceramic garden markers with instructor Karen Peiffer at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen St. Fee of $40 includes materials and firing; participants receive finished markers within two weeks of the class. Preregistration required under the workshops tab of pacrafts.org. Details at the website or 717-431-8706.
-- Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. Tropical Plant lecture by Jay Good of Stauffer's of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Stores, at Demuth Museum, 120 E. King St. Tips on growing and overwintering in the Pennsylvania climate. Free; sponsored by Art Bridges. Tickets for admission available at Demuth Museum's Facebook page or Eventbrite.com.
— Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. Furnace Hills Fourth of July Butterfly Count hosted by Lancaster Butterfly and Entomological Club will meet at Riparian Park along Route 772 at Clay Road east of Lititz. Nominal fee. Details: 717-859-2521.
— Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. “Raising Insects for Food and Farm” workshop with William Padilla-Brown on setting up habitats and cooking edible insects, at Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, York. Fee: $35. Registration and details: 717-332-8710 or email@example.com.
— Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. “Attracting Hummingbirds” at LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave., sponsored by Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. Advance tickets strongly recommended; $5 for adults and $3 for children, free for Tanger Arboretum members, at lancasterhistory.org or 717-392-4633.
— Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. Make a fairy garden in this mommy and me class at Ken's Gardens Smoketown, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $35/garden, includes container, three plants and supplies. Details: kensgardens.com or 717-392-4875.
Looking into July
-- Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. Create a succulent planter workshop at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $35 per garden fee includes container, five succulents, soil and embellishments. Registration required: bit.ly/kensJ6.
-- Saturday, July 6 10:30 a.m. Seedling Squad's Create a Mini Bird Bath children's workshop, at Stauffers of Kissel Hill's Lititz and Rohrerstown stores. $5 fee; materials supplied, kids must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required at bit.ly/birdbathJ6.
-- Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. Create a Bug Box Little Gardener's Workshop, at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. Geared to kids in grades K-6; parent or guardian must be present. $5; registration required at bit.ly/bugboxJ6.
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-- Sunday, July 7, 1-2 p.m. Walk, observe and learn about the native wildflowers at Muhlenberg Meadow with Lancaster County Parks naturalist Laura Sizemore. Make flower seed bombs to plant in your own garden. Geared to ages 3-7. Cost $3 per child ages 3 and up; $1 for adults. Register by noon July 5 at 717-295-2055 or bit.ly/parksJ1.
-- Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. "Creating Corridors for Animals and Their Habitats" presentation by Garrett Book of Earthbound Artisan, at Lancaster County Garden Club, Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Roherstown. $5 donation for guests.
-- Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. Conestoga Herb Guild hosts a demonstration on making lemon balm hydrosols, at the Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Building, 54 W. Main St., Leola. Guests $5; preregistration required at 717-725-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. Herb Planter Workshop at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $30; container, five herbs and all supplies provided. Registration required: bit.ly/herbsJ13.
-- Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. Pollinator/Birdbath Workshop, creating a custom-designed and painted bath suitable for hummingbirds, butterflies or other birds, at Ken's Gardens, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $25 includes all materials; registration required at bit.ly/bathJ13.
-- Saturday, July 13 10:30 a.m. DIY Succulent Terrarium Workshop at all Stauffers of Kissel Hill locations. Free to attend; pay cost of materials. Preregistration required at bit.ly/terrariumJ13.
-- Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. DIY Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Board workshop, at Ken's Gardens, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $10 includes clay saucer, river rocks, paint and all materials. Registration required at bit.ly/gameboardJ15.
-- Saturday, July 20 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work session to carve and clear deadwood held by Lancaster Bonsai Society, at Superfly Bonsai, 1670 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Free. Potluck lunch; bring something to share.
-- Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Succulent Container Garden Workshop at Ken's Gardens, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $35 includes container, five succulents, soil and embellishments. Registration required at bit.ly/succulentsJ27.
-- Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31 9-11:30 a.m. Three-day Building Backyard Habitats training for ages 9-11, at Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, York. $60. Registration required: bit.ly/habitatsJ29. Information: 717-332-8710 or email@example.com.