pg-21-hj_november_2016As the weather beings to cool off, here are some home and garden events in the Hamburg area.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Best Orchids for Beginners, a workshop being held Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Fayette County Extension Service, will examine how to grow these potentially difficult plants. This is an introduction to some of the easier species for the novice. The extension service will provide an easier orchid plant for visitors to take home.  To register, call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Green up your indoor space for fall and winter with a burst of vibrant tabletop life. Guests and the staff of Wilson’s Nursery in Frankfort will create a Mason jar harvest-themed garden in glass. Register online or onsite.

Saturday, Nov 12

Wilson’s Nursery in Frankfort will host a Big Green Egg Thanksgiving cooking class and tasting Saturday, Nov. 12 at noon. Register online or onsite.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

The Friends of The Arboretum 2016 Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the E. S. Good Barn, Culton Suite at 1451 University Drive.

There will be a special report on the 25th anniversary of the Arboretum. There will also be the election of officers and new board members, an update on fundraising and the Legacy Campaign to expand the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center.


The Arboretum has announced the winners of the 2016 birdhouse contest: 


Best in Show: Blue House by Ezra Haggard

2016 Fan Favorites: Adult: His and Hers Birdhouse by Thomas Mullaney; Junior: Cardinal Castle by Katherine Zimmerman

Awards – Adult Level: Most Creative and Artistic: C’est la Vie by Barton Goley

Best Use of Natural Materials:Mayfairy Village by Mayfair  Manor Residents

Best Use of Recycled Materials: Knocking Around by Ed Klee

Most Functional for Birds: The Greatest by Charlotte Haney; Honorable Mention:  Bed and Breakfast by Jane Kirn and Duck Duck Box by Central Kentucky Audubon Society

Awards – Junior Level: Most Artistic: Cardinal Castle by Katherine Zimmerman

Most Creative: Magna Tweet by Zoe Breitgan

Best Use of Recycled Materials: Penny Palace by Kalton Zimmerman

Most Functional for Birds: Rainbow Birdhouse by Robert Manna