Gardener’s almanac (June 28, 2014)

06/27/2014 11:32 AM

08/06/2014 12:10 PM

Plant — Tomatoes, pumpkins.

Garden events

Roses & Royal Fizz — That’s the theme of the next Tuesdays on the Terrace, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Botanica. The Emily Strom Trio will perform, and drinks will be for sale on the terrace. The gardens are open until 8. Cover is $7, $3 for members.

Jeff Scroggins and Big Twang reunion — Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine will be open Sunday for a concert by Jeff Scroggins and Colorado joined by a reunion of Big Twang (featuring the arboretum’s Robin Macy). Gates open at 3 p.m., and the show is at 4. Tickets are $10. Picnics are welcome, and food will also be for sale.

Hesston garden tour — Six gardens will be on a garden tour in Hesston from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Tickets are $10, available at each garden during the tour: 23 Meadow Lane, 22 Pheasant Run, 404 and 406 N. Weaver, 226 S. Lancaster, 229 S. College. Proceeds benefit the Hesston Mennonite Church Youth Group. Tickets

Marion garden tour — Three gardens in Marion — two in town and one in the country — will be on the Flowers in the Flint Hills tour from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Tickets are $5, for sale at the Marion City Library, which the tour benefits, and at the gardens on the tour. The library is at 101 Library St., two blocks off Main Street directly south of the County Courthouse. The gardens on the tour are at 747 S. Freeborn, 620 Hudson and 832 140th.

Blackberry talk — Master gardener Everett Price will be at Botanica on Wednesday to talk about growing blackberries. The lunchtime lecture, at 12:15, is included in Botanica admission. Ice cream will be served, and attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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