Home & Garden

June 20, 2014

Tarrant County home and garden happenings for June 21 and later

Classes, nature programs and more.
• The Spring Trail Exploration Series moves to Spillway Road at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. The guided hike is free with paid admission ($2-$5). On Sunday, June 22, learn about the area’s spiders during a program with live specimens, 1-3:30 p.m. It’s also free with paid admission. At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, take an evening stroll with a naturalist.

The fee is $10, $5 for members and includes admission; participants should meet at the front gate. Registration is required. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, join the preschool discovery club for a program about bees. The $10 fee includes admission for one child and one adult. Also, register now for a kayak tour of the West Fork of the Trinity River, 8:30 a.m. June 28. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Registration ends Friday or when full. $20, $15 members. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.

• The River Legacy Living Science Center and the Arlington Public Libraries will have a children’s story time and related activity, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21. Space will be limited, so RSVP by calling 817-860-6752. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. www.riverlegacy.org.
• Still chasing the perfect emerald-green lawn? Learn some secrets during a free clinic at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at all Calloway’s stores. www.calloways.com.
• Bring your toddler to a “Little Sprouts” program about flowers at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s backyard vegetable garden at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. Activities are for kids ages 18 months to 3 years; one child per caregiver. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. fwbg.org.
•  De’Onna Garner and Kurt Beiharz, both of Arlington Parks and Recreation, will talk about the city’s Southwest Nature Preserve during a meeting of the Arlington Organic Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington. Social time begins at 7. For more information, contact Bob Ressl, 817-265-0696.
• Day lily peak bloom is expected this month at Clark Gardens, a 35-acre strolling garden. It is open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $5 seniors and children. 567 Maddux Road, Weatherford, 940-682-4856; clarkgardens.org.
• Get your gardening questions answered any weekday with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Call 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday with your horticultural questions.
• Johnson County Master Gardeners answer gardening questions and give horticultural advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Simply call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener. If a solution can’t be provided immediately, your question will be researched.

Mark your calendar

• For a composting workshop June 28 at Bob Jones Nature Center. The workshop, led by master gardener and composter Charlie Shiner, is $5, free for members. 355. E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake, 817-491-6333.
• For a Farm House on the Grapevine Prairie program for third- through seventh-graders 10 a.m.-noon June 28 at Nash Farm. Activities include making herbal sachets and playing games, $3. Free admission; hay rides $1. 626 Ball St., Grapevine, 817-410-3185.
• For vegetable gardening basics class led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club, 10 a.m. June 28 at River Legacy Living Science Center. The class is for adults and free but you must RSVP by calling 817-860-6752. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. www.riverlegacy.org.
• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind modular horticulture and master gardener classes will be held on occasional Saturdays through December. The classes, which cover botany, horticulture, plant propagation and more, will be in Fort Worth and other North Texas cities. Space is limited, so registration is recommended. For more information, call 817-884-1944 and ask for Steve Chaney, or visit http://tarrantmg.org for the schedule of classes.
• Members of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Perennial Garden Master Gardener Project and the Trial Garden Master Gardener Project will conduct free, informal tours of the perennial garden on the second Wednesday of the month and a guided tour of the trial garden on the second Thursday of each month, weather permitting. Look for signs at each garden and wait for the tour guide. To check on availability, call the main desk at 817-871-7686.

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