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Published:   |   Updated: March 24, 2013 at 01:57 AM

Events

FLEA MARKET AND PLANT SALE: Pick up garden doodads and plants, along with books, jewelry and antiques, at the Garden Club of St. Petersburg's sale. For $5 admission, get first dibs during a preview from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The bargains continue 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call (727) 381-8920.

'LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT': The Tampa African Violet Society will help you fall in love with its namesake plant and all manner of gesneriads at its judged show and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Farm Bureau,100 S. Mulrennan Road, Valrico. Parking and admission are free; call (813) 689-8700.

DON'T TELL GARFIELD: Bring your appetite to the Clearwater Garden Club's Lasagna Night: An Evening of Good Food, Music and Fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 405 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $10; order by Wednesday by calling (727) 595-2882.

BLOOMING YOUTH: See the fruits of Hillsborough students' labors during the Youth Plant Show and Sale at the Florida Strawberry Festival March 1 at the fairgrounds across from Tomlin Middle School, 501 N Woodrow Wilson St., Plant City. There will be a silent auction at noon and a live auction at 2 p.m. Call (813) 744-5519 or visit www.prohort.net for information

Classes

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EXTENSION:

Landscape Pitfalls, 7 p.m. March 3, Austin Davis Library, 17808 Wayne Road, Odessa; (813) 264-3901.

A-Z Herbs, 7 p.m. March 4, Southshore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin; (813) 273-3652.

Bulbs, 7 p.m. March 4, Bloomingdale Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico; (813) 273-3652.

CUT UP: Just like people, gardens need the occasional haircut. Learn how to prune with style - the basics and the benefits - during a workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at West St. Petersburg Community Library, 6605 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. The class is free. Call (727) 582-2100 for questions.

USE IT WELL: Learn how to get the most out of less water and pick up water-saving gadgets during a free workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. To sign up, call (727) 453-6500.

VEGETABLE MEDLEY: Start at the very beginning at the vegetable gardening workshop offered by Hillsborough County Extension from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. After the basics, the class moves on to organic gardening, growing veggies in containers, and dealing with pests. At 11 a.m., see demonstrations of various gardening techniques. The cost is $5; registration is required by calling (813) 744-5519, ext. 137, and leaving the name, phone number and e-mail address of each person attending.

Meetings

GROW TIME: New guests get a free begonia at the the Begonia Society of Tampa Bay's 10:30 a.m. Saturday meeting at the Tate Distribution Center, 6401 N. 54th St., Tampa. The program is propagation. Questions? Call (813) 779-7641.

ODD AND SPICY: "Herbs, Sauces and Other Oddities" are the program for the 10 a.m. March 4 meeting of the Davis Islands Garden Club at the clubhouse, 81 Columbia Drive, Tampa. Stay for lunch afterward. Questions? Call (813) 251-3123.


Send announcements of garden events and programs at least 10 days in advance of publication to baylife@tampatrib.com.

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