The warm weather is ushering in an early spring — the perfect time to get back outside to plant gardens and freshen up your perennials.
Here are some upcoming gardening events and classes to get you inspired:
The Indianapolis Hosta Society will present ”When the Hosta Bug Bites” at 2 p.m. March 19 at Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis.
The talk is free and open to the public. Bob Solberg of Green Hills Farms in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, nationally known lecturer, hybridizer and expert on growing hostas, will take a light-hearted look at hosta collecting, fortunately (or unfortunately) based on reality. He will discuss the causes and cures. Lear more at indianapolishostasociety.org
The annual Morgan County Gardenfest and Pansy Sale is set for March 25.
The sale starts at 9 a.m. and will go to 3 p.m. at Hoosier Harvest Church, 4085 Lenvoil Road, Martinsville.
Morgan County Master Gardeners present the daylong public event featuring a pansy sale and more than 30 garden-related vendors. Speakers include Brambleberry Farm on permaculture tools and approaches; and Joni James on creating a backyard/land that attracts wildlife. Garden Cafe available for food service.
Free seeds and native trees will be given away. Pansy sale proceeds benefit MCMG projects including community demonstration garden, Boys and Girls Club of Mooresville partnership, and Purdue scholarship. mcmastergardeners.org.
Kids can learn all about herbs at a workshop just for them April 1.
The workshop starts at 10 a.m. at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis.
Kids will have fun learning about herbs and how to grow them. Handouts and recipes on making different kinds of herb gardens (salsa, pizza etc.). Each child will take home a small container garden to watch it grow. Goodies provided. Ideal for ages 6 to 12, reservations are required: 317-327-7184.