Stop by with the kids to “make and take” a Valentine’s Day potted plant for their mother or other loved one. We’ll provide the plants, potting soil, container and guidance; you bring the willing hands. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 12-14
Cost: $5 per pot.
There's always more to learn about gardening, so mark your calendars for these upcoming talks:
- 10 a.m. March 10: "Organic Vegetable Gardening" with speaker Lauren Jones, garden coordinator for Shreveport Green.
- 10 a.m. March 17: "Gardening in Small Spaces" by Akin's staffer Julie Rogers.
- 10 a.m. March 24: "Cooking with Basil and More" with speaker Cheryl Maxwell, retired Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service county agent/dietitian.
- 10 a.m. April 14: "Decorating with Natural Materials" by Sandra Poole.
Admission is free, but we appreciate advance registration by calling 318-868-2701.
The Hoover Watercolor Society will take advantage of the beautiful fall color in the nursery with a painting party from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Drop by and observe their creativity at work!
We love doing our Halloween potting parties for kids, so they are back again this year. We'll provide the pot, potting soil, decorations and hands-on help so the little ones can create a spooktacular masterpiece. Cost: $5 per pot. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 25-28 and 30-31. Hope to see you there!
Ready for a new twist on your Thanksgiving recipes? Be sure to sign up for our 10 a.m. Nov. 11 talk on cooking with herbs. Retired Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service county agent/dietitian Cheryl Maxwell will share ideas for adding fresh herbs -- primarily rosemary and sage -- to your holiday feast. Admission is free, but advance registration is appreciated. Call 318-868-2701 or drop by the nursery.
You can deck your halls for the holidays and bring Christmas cheer to homeless families on Saturday, Nov. 18. A portion of sales from Christmas trees, greenery, gifts and plants will benefit Providence House during Red, Green and Evergreen, an annual event at Akin's Nursery, 5901 E. Kings Highway, Shreveport.
Refreshments will be served and Santa Claus will be on hand for photos with children and pets.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call Akin's at 318-868-2701.