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7:20 PM, Feb. 15, 2013  |  Comments
- -A potted arrangement of blooming spring bulbs can brighten up a room during winter.
- -A potted arrangement of blooming spring bulbs can brighten up a room during winter.
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Cottonless Cottonwood Cuttings: Mark Sprague, a NEW Master Gardener Volunteer, will have cuttings of "Sir William'' and clone 252-4 cottonwoods (varieties that don't produce cotton and are resistant to problems associated with Eastern cottonwoods) available in April. Order in advance ($2 each) at (920) 391-4653 by leaving name, address, phone number and number of cuttings.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Marinette County Courthouse, 1926 Hall Ave., Marinette. Two-hour session on learning basics of pruning young or older trees for optimal health and fruit production. Sponsored by UW-Extension of Marinette and Oconto counties. $3. Registration appreciated. (715) 732-7510 or sreuss@marinettecounty.com.

What's Hot in 2013 & Sunnypoint Gardens' 40th Year: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Collins Learning Center at Cross Roads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. Kori Zawojski, co-owner of Sunnypoint Gardens & Gift Shop, on the latest gardening trends and new plant varieties. Sponsored by Door County Master Gardeners Association. Free. (920) 868-1749

Enjoy the Nature of Your Backyard: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road. Barb Brebner of For the Birds gives a presentation as part of Soup with Substance series that includes hiking or skiing the gardens in the afternoon, followed by homemade soup and desserts and music by Recorders by the Bay. Advance: $10 GBBG members, $15 non-members; $2 more at the door. (920) 490-9457 or www.gbbg.org.

Make a Bulb Garden: 11 a.m. Saturday at Schroeder's Flowers, 1530 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. $15, $20 or $25. (920) 436-6363.

Buckthorn Removal: Baird Creek Preservation Foundation needs volunteers to help pull and cut down buckthorn, an invasive species, at 8 a.m. Saturday and March 9 and 23 at Triangle Hill, 500 Beverly Road, Green Bay. Bring work gloves and hand pruning/cutting tools if possible. RSVP to (920) 328-3505 or execdirector@bairdcreek.org.

The Colorful Truth About Fruits & Vegetables: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road. Dr. Debra Pearson, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay nutrition sciences, on how phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers play critical roles in the life of plants and provide health benefits. $7 GBBG members, $14 nonmembers. Registration required: (920) 490-9457 or www.gbbg.org.

Bay Area Daylily Buds: 6 p.m. March 1 at Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road. Meeting followed by presentation by Ohio daylily hybridizer Bob Faulkner. Free. (920) 468-6881.

Pruning Grapevines: 9-10:30 a.m. March 2 at LedgeStone Vineyard, Greenleaf. LedgeStone owner Tim Abel on how to prune cold-climate grapes. Followed by hands-on pruning outside. Bring hand pruners. $7 GBBG members, $14 nonmembers. Registration required: (920) 490-9457 or www.gbbg.org.

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