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June 2020

Online Program: Blooming Bonsai – Azaleas in Springtime

June 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - June 26, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Free

Join Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Collection Specialist Carmen Leskoviansky for a tutorial on Satsuki azalea. Satsuki azalea bonsai are prized for their spring flowers and year-round beauty. Carmen will cover spring care including watering, fertilizing, flower removal, pruning, and wiring.  Come with your questions! Registration required. Contact aabonsaisociety@gmail.com for more information and to register for the meeting. The program begins at 7:00 pm. 

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July 2020

Evaluating Honeybee Brood Frames: Online Program

July 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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Free

Learn to distinguish between a healthy and sick brood and to recognize signs of European Foulbrood, American Foulbrood, chalkbrood, and varroa parasitic mite brood syndrome. Speaker Ana Heck joined Michigan State University in January 2019 to support pollinator education initiatives, honeybee research, and implementation of policies to protect pollinators. Heck learned how to keep bees in Nicaragua while working with a sustainable agriculture team and women's beekeeping cooperative from 2011 through 2013. She joined the University of Minnesota Bee Lab's Bee…

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Online Program: Getting Ready for the November Election

July 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Christy McGillivray and Tiim Minotas from the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter will provide an update of our plans for the November election. Sierra Club of Huron Valley has updated the topic for its July Sierra program, as shown below.  It will again be done via an on-line presentation; more information about the link will be available at https://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/huron-valley.

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Basic Juniper Care: Online Program with Ann Arbor Bonsai Society

July 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Junipers are one of the most commonly used plants for bonsai. Join Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Collection Specialist Carmen Leskoviansky for a lesson on basic juniper care. Carmen will cover juniper care through the calendar year and demonstrate commonly used techniques. Registration required. Contact aabonsaisociety@gmail.com for more information and to register for the meeting. The program begins at 7 pm. 

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The Visitor Center, Conservatory and Display Gardens at Matthaei Botanical Gardens are scheduled to be closed on Monday, June 27 until 12:30 PM while maintenance is performed on the facility. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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