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Where You Can Find Cheryl

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:00am-4:00pm. Taylor Garden Club and the Taylor Conservatory Foundation presents "Growing Great Gardens". Wayne County Community College District, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180. Cheryl will be sharing her Black Cat Pottery products, including new birdhouse and bee bowl designs. A limited quantity of Notable Greetings notecards will also be available. CANCELLED. Look for a gardening program sponsored by the Taylor Conservatory Foundation in the summer.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm.  Trailwood Garden Club. Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170. "Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines for the Michigan Garden." Learn about the range of native "woodies" you can introduce to your garden, including trees, shrubs and vines ranging from deciduous to evergreen species and including annual vines as well as perennial plants. This amazing variety of native woodies is not only beautiful but "play well with others" while providing key habitat for native fauna. Black Cat Pottery products available for sale. POSTPONED. Look for scheduling updates.

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:00am-6:00pm. ZAB Cultural Collective, 16927 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48224. First Annual Spring Art Show and Sale. Cheryl will be sharing some of her newest designs, including Birdhouses, Toad Houses and her all-new Fern Series. CANCELLED. Look for Cheryl at future events at ZAB Cultural Collective.

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00am-12:00n. Black Cat Pottery, 3903 Grayton Street, Detroit, MI 48224. "Bird Nest Building HQ." Want to do something to help the birds this Spring? Help them build their nests! Create a one-of-a-kind bird-nest-building headquarters with all the materials a nest bird needs and learn a little about other ways you can help our native birds. Register on our Other Workshops page. POSTPONED. Look for scheduling updates.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Baldwin Public Library. Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009​. "Wildflowers in MI Garden." Often considered too wild and crazy for the average gardener, wildflowers can thrive and provide years of beauty even in a small urban garden.  Don’t limit yourself to the development of “well-behaved” “garden-worthy” cultivars.  Learn how the species themselves can be a successful part of your garden while providing an attractive environment for our local fauna as well.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Evening Primrose Garden Club. Chelsea Train Depot, 125 Jackson St., Chelsea, MI 48118. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a welcoming oasis for all species. Black Cat Pottery products available for sale. POSTPONED. Look for scheduling updates.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Lakes Area Garden Club. Wolverine Lake Village Office, 425 Glengary Road, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a welcoming oasis for all species. Black Cat Pottery products available for sale.

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Royal Oak Public Library. Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067. "Spring Beauties: Native Wildflowers for the Woodland Garden." Tired of Tulips? Find Daffodils dull? How about trying out some of our very own Spring ephemerals! From Trout Lilies to Trillium, from the exotic to the familiar, explore some native alternatives for the Spring garden. POSTPONED. Look for scheduling updates.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Livonia Public Library. Livonia Public Library, 3277 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48154. "Pollinator Preservation Strategies for the Home Garden: Native Plants and Their Unique Relationships with Beneficial Insects." Want to help out our native pollinators and other beneficial insects? Through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, you can provide a haven not only for our beautiful butterflies and moths but also other critical beneficial species, from bees to beetles.

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 10:00am-12:00noon. Detroit Garden Center. Belle Isle (meet at the parking lot near the racquetball courts). Wildflower Walk. Join us for a stroll through one of Detroit's hidden gems: The hidden paths of our own gem in the city, Belle Isle. See beautiful native species - including rare White Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum) - in situ in this remnant wilderness. Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather. We will also provide gloves and collection bags so we can contribute to the ongoing upkeep of this pocket of paradise.

Monday, May 4, 2020, 12:00noon-2:00pm. Farmington Garden Club. Spicer House, Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington, MI 48336. "Clematis Care and Culture" So, you’ve been bitten by the bug and want to know more about how to care for your Clematis. From plant selection and transplanting to pruning and diagnostics, learn how to get the most from your Clematis selections. Black Cat Pottery products and a limited quantity of clematis plants (species to be determined by Mother Nature) available for sale.

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Milford Garden Club. Milford Public Library, 330 Family Drive, Milford, MI 48381. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a welcoming oasis for all species.

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 10:00am-12:00noon. Elmwood Cemetery Foundation. Elmwood Cemetery, 1200 Elmwood St., Detroit, MI 48207."Elmwood Cemetery History and Tree Tour." Join your hosts Joannie Capuano and Cheryl English for a glimpse into Detroit's past, present and future. Meet at the gatehouse.

Saturday, May 23, 2020, 10:00am-12:00noon. The Greening of Detroit. Lafayette Gardens, 132 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226. "Getting Rid of Your Lawn." With increasing concerns about the environment - both in terms of energy use and habitat degradation, more and more folks are interested in replacing the traditional urban/suburban lawn with something a bit... friendlier. Cheryl will share her experience of transitioning her typical urban lot on the east side of the city into a habitat haven over the past 25 years, sharing her adventures and strategies.

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 10:00am-2:00pm. Calypso's Garden/Black Cat Pottery. 3903 Grayton St., Detroit, MI 48224. 12th Annual Spring Garden Tour. Join us for our Annual Spring Garden Tour, now in our twelfth year! See over 200 species of native plants - from Spring ephemerals to native trees, shrubs and vines - and numerous Clematis varieties under cultivation in this unique Detroit garden. We'll be conducting a special tour/program on "Gardening for the Birds" at 10:30am, so be sure to come early! Our good friend Michelle Serreyn will once again be joining us as a docent to share her invaluable knowledge of and experience with native flora and fauna.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:30-9:00pm. Livingston County Master Gardener Association. MDHHS - Livingston County (County Extension Office), 2300 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a welcoming oasis for all species. Black Cat Pottery products available for sale.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm. Elmwood Cemetery, 1200 Elmwood St., Detroit, MI 48207."Tree Identification." Join your hosts Joanie Capuano and Cheryl English to learn the tips and tricks of tree identification. Meet at the gatehouse.

Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020. Art of Fire. Washington, Avenue, Royal Oak, Michigan. Participating artist.

Saturday, June 27, 2020, 10:00am-12:00noon. The Greening of Detroit. Lafayette Gardens, 132 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226. "Gardening for the Birds: Strategies for Optimizing Habitat." Did you know that most of our native songbirds rely on native insects to raise their young? With the ongoing insect apocalypse, our native songbirds are at risk. Learn how you can help them through plant selection, garden design and maintenance protocols, making your garden a welcoming oasis for native species.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm. Macomb County Master Gardener Association. Location TBD"Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines for the Michigan Garden." Learn about the range of native "woodies" you can introduce to your garden, including trees, shrubs and vines ranging from deciduous to evergreen species and including annual vines as well as perennial plants. This amazing variety of native woodies is not only beautiful but "play well with others" while providing key habitat for native fauna.

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