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Master Gardeners Fran Kane, left, and Linda Kay Pressley work repotting plants for the organization's annual sale, in this file photo. This year's event will be held Saturday, May 4, and takes months of planning and prep work — all of it from volunteers. 

— Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Town and Country Garden Club, “The Buzz About Bees” with speaker Joyce Wilder at the Bachman Center of Homestead Village, 633 Community Way. $5 for nonmembers. Details: townandcountrygardenclub.net.

— Thursday, May 2, 6-8 p.m. Pine cone-shingled birdhouse gourd workshop with Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen St. $45 includes all materials. Registration required: bit.ly/birdhouseM2. Details: 717-431-8706.

— Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. until sold out Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County’s annual plant sale at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. Featuring “Plants of Merit”; planting designs and prepacked gropus of plants for mailbox, pollinator and container gardens; annuals and perennials; and a Garden Shed sale of gently used tools (opens at 7:30 a.m.). Details: 717-394-6851 or bit.ly/MGsaleM4.

— Saturday, May 4, 8-11 a.m. Plant exchange hosted by Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy. Bring any number of plants (8-9 a.m.); take home that same number of plants (9-11 a.m.). Noninvasive, indoor or outdoor plants must be donated in nonreturnable containers and properly identified. Registration required by Thursday, May 2: mslibrary.org or 717-653-1510.

— Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to noon Master Gardener Plant Sale sponsored by Lebanon Master Gardeners at Lebanon Valley Exposition Center and Fairground, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, with plants and garden accessories. Details: 717-270-4391 or bit.ly/LebanonM4.

 
 
 
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— Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heirloom Plant Sale of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers at Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education, 4945 Horn Road, York. Information: 717-332-8710 or educationdirector@hornfarmcenter.org.

— Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. “Blooms & Birds” program hosted by Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, at LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave. Fee: $5 for adults; $3 for children; free for Tanger Arboretum members. Details under the events tab at LancasterHistory.org.

— Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Craft your own planter with the help of in-store experts, at Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Center locations. Cost determined by materials used. Preregistration required at skh.com/events.

— Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. “Little Gardeners Workshop: Seed Starting” at Ken’s Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike, Smoketown. Grades K-6; cost $5. Reservations at 717-392-4875 or kensgardens.com/registration.

— Sunday, May 5, 1:30-2 p.m. Annual plant exchange hosted by Lititz Historical Foundation and Lititz Garden Club, behind the Lititz Museum, 137-145 E. Main St., Lititz. Exchange plants must be perennials, tagged with ID and in containers for transportation. Details: 717-627-4636.

Regal fritillary

A Regal Fritillary sips nectar from an orange milkweed at Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County. 

— Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. “Regal Fritillary Research with Distance Sampling Methods,” with entomologist and ecologist Alice Puchalsk, hosted by Lancaster Butterfly and Entomological Club, at North Museum of Nature and Science, 400 College Ave. Details: bit.ly/butterflyM6.

— Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. “Garden Hacks” garden shortcut ideas, and annual plant and seed exchange for members and guests, hosted by Conestoga Herb Guild, Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Building, 54 W. Main St., Leola. Guest fee of $5; must register in advance at atkinsateb@aol.com or 717-725-7451.

— Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Herb & Garden Faire at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road. Heirloom, native and hard-to-find plants, vendors and garden tours. Details and ticket info: landisvalleymuseum.org.

TOADFLAX

Liabria toadflax blooms at Landis Valley Museum.

— Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annual plant sale of Town and Country Garden Club, at Manheim Township Community Park Pavilion, East Petersburg Road, Neffsville. Locally grown vegetable, herb and flower plants, seedlings, tools and garden-related items. Details: townandcountrygardenclub.net.

— Saturday, May 11, 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. Flower-potting sessions hosted by Move It Studio, 1180 Erbs Quarry Road, No. 1, Lititz. Cost: $25, includes ceramic pot with seasonal summer flowers and all planting materials. Registration required under “Our Blog” at moveitstudio.com.

— Monday, May 13, 7 p.m. “Dragonflies: Aerial Acrobats,” presented by Dr. Hal White, 2013 Delaware Professor of the Year, at Lancaster County Garden Club, Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Rohrerstown. Guest donation of $5. Details: lancastergardenclub.net.

— Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m. Flower-arranging fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network, by Alice’s Table Lancaster, at Loxley’s Restaurant, 500 Centerville Road. $75 includes all materials, beer flights, light fare. 10% of food sales go to the charity. Tickets and details: bit.ly/AliceLancasterA28.

— Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. Members’ Night and Plant Exchange of the Muhlenberg Botanical Society, at North Museum of Nature and Science, 400 College Ave. Bring slides on a flash drive, photos or copies of old magazines as well as plants to exchange. New members welcome with or without plants. Details: bit.ly/MuhlenbergA18 or muhlenbergbotanic@gmail.com.

— Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bus trip to Eleanor Tickner’s peony garden, Wedgewood Garden Center and the 1895 Cairnwood Estate, sponsored by Town and Country Garden Club of Lancaster. Tickets are $99 for members; $105 for nonmembers. Reservations at 717-872-2701, details at townandcountrygardenclub.net.

Looking into June

— Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. “Tips for Container Gardening” with Lancaster County Master Gardener Chris Abel 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 1, 10 a.m. “Introduction to Plant Communication” with a music of the plants demonstration with Jen Frey at Horn Farm Center, 4945 Horn Road, York. Fee of $45; registration required at 717-332-8710 or educationdirector@hornfarmcenter.org.

— Saturday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Plant-your-own container herb garden at Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home and Garden locations. Free to attend; pay according to materials used. Preregistration required at skh.com/events.

— Monday, June 3, 7 p.m. Lancaster Butterfly Club hosts program on plant/insect interaction research, at North Museum of Nature and Science, 400 College Ave.

The Native Plants in the Landscape Conference

The Native Plants in the Landscape Conference returns to Millersville University June 5-8. 

— Wednesday, June 5, through Saturday, June 8 Native Plants in the Landscape Conference presented by Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve at Millersville University. Speakers, field trips, plant sales, workshops. Registration now open at MillersvilleNativePlants.org; some events open to the public. Full schedule, details and questions at 717-690-0634 or email nativeplantconference@gmail.com.

— Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m. Town and Country Garden Club hosts “A Few of My Favorite Flowers” with Erica Shaffer of Highland Gardens, Camp Hill, plant presentation and cash sale at the Bachman Center of Homestead Village, 633 Community Way. Details: townandcountrygardenclub.net.

edible flowers

Fresh salad with edible flowers. 

— Monday, June 10, 7 p.m. “Edible Flowers” program with Denise Schreiber, author of “Eat Your Roses and horticulturist for Allegheny County Parks, at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Rohrerstown. Guests welcome with $5 donation. Details: lancastergardenclub.org.

— Wednesday, June 12, 6-8 p.m. Workshop on making geometric plant hangers, with instructor Amy Burk at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N. Queen St. Fee of $40 includes all materials; preregistration required under the workshops tab of pacrafts.org. Details at the website or 717-431-8706.

— Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. Muhlenberg Botanical Society trip to Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia, a National Historic Landmark. Details: bit.ly/MuhlenbergMay.

— Thursday, June 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Workshop to make a set of up to six 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. 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 educationdirector@hornfarmcenter.org.

— 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.