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pg-21-hj_december_2016Thursday, Dec. 1

The Fayette County Extension Service will host a workshop on “Attracting Birds to the Garden,” Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. There is great joy in observing birds in the garden during the gray winter days. The workshop will focus on plants you may want to include in your landscape to attract them. Discussion will include the importance of habitat, nesting sites, water and feeders. The workshop will feature a variety of feeders and other items that will be awarded as door prizes. Free but must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Michler’s Greenhouse at 417 Maxwell Street is hosting a diversity of vendors to provide locally made ceramics, jewelry, cards, jams, soaps, ornaments and more. Michler’s wreath makers will be crafting wreaths all day and our florists decorating boxwood trees. This event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon until 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8

The Fayette County Extension Service will host a “Landscape Plants for Winter Interest” class Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place.  Is your landscape less than exciting after the leaves fall? Well-planned gardens are beautiful in all seasons. Showy ornamental plants are especially valuable in the darker months. Get to know some plants that have beautiful winter attributes, including foliage, bark, berries, seed heads and even flowers. Organizers will award several plants as door prizes. The class is free but must guests must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.

Friday, Dec. 9

Kickoff the Christmas season with the 10th annual Jingle Bell Bash Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 until 9:30 p.m., at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 N. Mill Street in Lexington.  Hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, this event celebrates 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks and a silent auction. Catering by Donna with music by Nicholas Penn and Warren Byrom.

Saturday, Dec. 10

A “Kokedama Make and Take” workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. at Wilson Nurseries, 2700 Palumbo Dr, Lexington,. Transform houseplants into sculpture with Kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai. Liberate your houseplants from their traditional container and create a work of art in the process. Organizers will walk through the steps of wrapping a plant’s root system in potting material, encasing it in moss and, finally, wrapping your living art in string.  For more information, call  859.269.5795.

The Bodacious Blooming Winter Container Garden workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Blooms and Botanicals, 671 Tech Drive in Winchester. Flowers say the nicest things, why not let them do the talking while joining us to create a magical winter garden  All materials provided but registration is required. For more information, go to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BluegrassBlooms/

Saturday, Dec. 17

The Arboretum at 500 Alumni Drive, will welcome the winter season through crafts, science experiments and outside activities. There are two sessions that offer the same programming. The first session is from 10 to 11 a.m. and the second session is from 2 to 3 p.m. They are located inside and outside the visitor center

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