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Garden Grit: Upcoming gardening events

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Peaches at Armstrong Apples. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.
Peaches at Armstrong Apples. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010.
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25th Annual Green Bay Botanical Garden Walk: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at five private gardens in the Green Bay area: Craig Schenk, east Green Bay; Jon and Diane Hatfield, east Green Bay; Bethel Baptist Church, Allouez; Jules and Julie Blank, west Green Bay; and Tom and Carol Mertens, Oneida. Ticket holders can also visit Green Bay Botanical Garden. $20. www.gbbg.org.

Canning Fruits Class: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ag & Extension Service Center, 1150 Bellevue St., Green Bay. Judy Knudsen, family living educator, teaches how to can peaches and make cherry pie filling and other canned treats. $7, includes handouts and samples. Register at (920) 391-4610 or email Judith.knudsen@ces.uwex.edu.

Prairie Yard Tour: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at home of Harold and Bonnie Vastag, 995 Highland Springs Court, Hobart. Features back and side yards planted in 1997 with flowers and grasses for partial shade and a 2000 section in full sun. Low-maintenance, drought-resistant prairie created for birds, butterflies and insects and requires no fertilizer or pesticides. Free. Hosted by Wild Ones Green Bay. (920) 217-7737.

De Pere Beautification Committee: Accepting nominations through July 26 for Garden of Merit Awards to recognize yards for creative plantings and landscaping. Two nonresidential and two residential properties will be honored. Nomination forms at Kress Library, De Pere City Hall, De Pere Greenhouse & Floral.

Allouez Beautification Committee: Accepting nominations for Yard of the Month. Four yards will be recognized with a sign during July, August and September. Yards must be visible to the public, have curb appeal and no visible garbage cans. (920) 336-6047 to nominate a neighbor's yard.

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