• Is your water-smart landscape thriving as those around yours wilt in the summer sun? Think about entering the EcoScape contest, sponsored by the city of Fort Worth and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Entry deadline is Aug. 16. Get details, including judging criteria and an entry form, at www.brit.org. Coming July 6: the First Saturday Farmer’s Market. BRIT is at 1700 University Drive. 817-332-4441• Get your “knee-high naturalist” outdoors, 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday for a program on butterflies. The class, for ages 5- to 8-years old, is free with paid admission ($2-$5). From 1-3 p.m. Sunday, go off the beaten path on an unmapped trail to see wildflowers, trees and wildlife; it’s $5 with paid admission. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.• Learn about plants that love the Texas heat during a free clinic at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at all area Calloway’s Nursery stores. Also, color repotting festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday with free soil, fertilizer and top dressing. www.calloways.com.• Learn how to create container, chair and fairy gardens at a show and tell class, 10 a.m.-noon July 9 in the Magnolia Room of the the Fort Worth Resource Connection, off Campus Drive, north of I-20. Cost is $5, and class limit is 40. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, contact Billie Hammack at 817-884-1296 or email email@example.com. edu.• Johnson County Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions and give horticultural advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday. Call the Johnson County Extension Office, 817-556-6370, and ask to speak to a master gardener. If a solution can’t be provided immediately, your question will be researched.
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