In July, gardeners can learn about monarch migration, join a nature journaling class and learn how to make plenty of planters.
Here’s a roundup of gardening events throughout Lancaster County and beyond. There are several workshops where you can dig in and make things like your own bug box or a floral arrangement.
Some local garden clubs are on summer break but there still are talks on topics such as bluebirds and animal corridors.
Space is limited at some of these classes and a few ask for advance registration, so don't wait if one sounds promising.
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Monday, July 1, 6:15 p.m. Spotted Lantern Fly talk by Penn State Extension Master Gardener coordinator Lois Mikas for Ephrata Area Garden Club at Udder Choice, Ephrata.
Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. Mysteries of monarch migration, a talk by Gail Steffy with the Lancaster Butterfly and Entomological Club at North Museum, Lancaster. Free. Details: bit.ly/LancBEC.
Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m. Plant Nite: succulents in a sloped bowl at 551 West, Lancaster. $45. Details: bit.ly/PNJuly2.
Wednesdays, July 3-24, noon-2 p.m. Nature journaling class with Carol Welsh at Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster. Journal and learn about 10 native plants each week. $83 for non-members. Details: pacrafts.org/workshops.
Friday, July 5 (also July 6, 12 and 13), arrive at 9:30 a.m. to fill out paperwork. Fort Indiantown Gap tour of regal fritillary butterfly habitat. Free. Details: bit.ly/FritTour.
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, 11 a.m. Little gardeners’ workshop: Build a bug box workshop at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. Learn about bugs and bees then build a bug box. $5. For children grades K-6. Registration required: bit.ly/KensBugJ6.
Saturday, July 6 10:30 a.m. 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.
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. For 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/ParkNative.
Monday, July 8, 7 p.m. Creating corridors for animals and their habitats presentation by Garrett Book of Earthbound Artisan, with Lancaster County Garden Club at Salem United Church of Christ, 2312 Marietta Ave., Roherstown. $5 donation for guests. Details: Lancastergardenclub.org.
Tuesday, July 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Farmer florist workshop at Flourish flower farm, East Earl. $395, includes lunch. Details: flourish.flowers.
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. Conestoga Herb Guild hosts a demonstration on making lemon balm hydrosols by guild member Susan Atkins. Also, the herb chervil will be discussed 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 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Low-tech mushroom cultivation with William Padilla-Brown, at Horn Farm Center, Hallam. $50. Registration required: http://bit.ly/MushroomHorn. Information: 717-332-8710 or email@example.com.
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 to create a custom-designed and painted bath for hummingbirds, butterflies and birds at Ken's Gardens, 3552 W. Newport Road, Ronks. $25 includes all materials; registration required: 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.
Sunday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Paint flower pots with Squeeze Spot at Weathered Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar, 900 W. Main St., Ephrata. $30 (includes supplies and glass of wine or beverage). Details: bit.ly/FlowerPotPaint.
Sunday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Make a summer floral arrangement with Alice’s Table Lancaster at Nicole Taylor Boutique, 325 N. Queen St., Lancaster. $65 (includes materials, wine and food). Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/AliceNTJ14.
Monday, July 15, 10 a.m. Make an 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.
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. Make a dynamic floral arrangement in a box at Flourish flower farm, East Earl. $75. Details: flourish.flowers.
Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Woody Plant conference with talks about the future of hydrangeas, beetles and more at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. $149. Details: woodyplantconference.org or 610-388-5238.
Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. Pollinator walk at Hershey Gardens. Join Sadie Smith, manager of conservatory habitats, for a 30-minute guided walk to learn how to attract pollinators to their garden. Included in admission. hersheygardens.org.
Saturday, July 20 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SuperStank Fest, a 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. Details: bit.ly/StankFest2019.
Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. What’s not to love about a bluebird? talk by Dean Rust, president of the Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania. See the Tanger Arboretum’s bluebird boxes and learn how to install your own boxes and plant to attract bluebirds. At Tanger Arboretum, 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster. $5 for adults and $3 for children. Details: 717-392-4633 or lancasterhistory.org/nature-series.
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-noon. Make your own paintbrushes from natural materials with Nathan Carlos Rupley, at Horn Farm Center, Hallam. $20. Registration required: bit.ly/PaintBrushesHorn. Information: 717-332-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer Garden Experience at Southeast Area Regional and Extension Center, 1446 Auction Road, Manheim. Tour idea gardens and flower trials, listen to talks about plants for planting for soggy sites, hemp, pruning and more. $10 per vehicle. Details: http://bit.ly/SGE2019 and 717-394-6851.
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.
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Outdoor fairy garden workshop at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $35; container, three plants, three accessories and supplies provided. Registration required: kensgardens.com.
Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. Family Science Saturday: Creating a Wildlife Habitat with the Lancaster County Conservancy at Ephrata Public Library. Lean how to create a wildlife habitat, start a nature journal and learn how to identify good, neutral and bad plants.
Sunday, July 28, 1-2 p.m. Make butterfly wing jewelry at Hershey Gardens. $45 for non-members and includes materials to make a pendent or a keychain. hersheygardens.org.
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, Hallam. $60. Registration required: bit.ly/habitatsJ29. Information: 717-332-8710 or email@example.com.
Daily through Aug. 31. Flower Trials at Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center are open dawn to dusk. Free. Details: trialgardenspsu.edu.
Fridays, 10 a.m. and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Take a one-hour guided tour of Hershey Gardens with biologist. Ray Barbehenn. Free with garden admission. Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Details: hersheygardens.org.
And looking into August:
Thursday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. Make an island-inspired tropical floral arrangement with Alice’s Table Lancaster at John Wright Restaurant, Wrightsville. $65. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/AliceJWR.
Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. Little gardeners’ workshop: Make a mason herb jar planter at Ken's Gardens, 2467 Old Philadelphia Pike. $5. For children grades K-6. Registration required: http://bit.ly/KGHerbJar.
Monday, Aug. 5, 6:15 p.m. Creating a year-round interest garden with native plants, pollinator plants and perennials talk by Penn State Extension Master Gardener Master Gardener Adam Barkafski for Ephrata Area Garden Club at Udder Choice, Ephrata. First-time guests are free.
Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. WQVC Invertebrate Counts: Data on stream health in Lancaster County, a talk by Matt Kofroth, Lancaster County Conservation District Watershed Specialist, with the Lancaster Butterfly and Entomological Club at North Museum, Lancaster. Free. Details: bit.ly/LancBEC.
Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. DIY Macrame hanging planter workshop at all Stauffers of Kissel Hill locations. Free to attend; pay cost of materials. Preregistration required at http://bit.ly/MacrameSKH.