SATURDAY, AUG. 16

  • BONSAI AUCTION: Tree viewing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., auction 6 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. Auction of more than 100 bonsai trees sponsored by the Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society. Free. (504) 458-6956, wevoodoo@cox.net.

TUESDAY, AUG. 19

  • HOW TO PROPAGATE IRIS: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Second Tuesday event features demonstration and discussion of propagating iris by division. Free. (504) 866-2381.
  • ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING & SWAP: 7 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (enter through rear gates). Orchid Basics, meeting, and orchid swap. Free. www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27

  • GROWING FALL CROPS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses planting crops for fall, especially those that can be grown in containers. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.

THURSDAY, AUG. 28

  • LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR: 5:30 p.m., 1421 Josephine St. Features a rare Gothic Revival home under renovation by Andrea St. Paul Bland, sponsored by the Preservation Resource Center. $10. (504) 636-3300, www.prcno.org.
  • BLESSING OF THE HERBS: 9:30 a.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. The Herb Society hosts a traditional blessing on the eve of St. Fiacre Day, following by a reception and talk on herbal liqueurs. Free with RSVP. (985) 781-4372.

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

  • IRIS SOCIETY MEETING & TALK: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn about new places to see Louisiana irises in and around New Orleans. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). Market featuring art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3

  • NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING: 7:30 p.m., Whitney Bank Room, 1441 Metairie Road. Meeting includes a demonstration of fall pruning of roses and discussion of how to prepare them for winter. Free. (504) 368-6885.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

  • FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

  • HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. Outdoor market features food, arts and crafts, activities for children, live music, and more. Free. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

  • DR. MARK PLOTKIN TALK & BOOK SIGNING: 10 a.m. registration and book signing, 11 a.m. lecture, Pavilion of the Two Sister, New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park. The ethnobotanist discusses “From the Amazonian Rain Forest to New Orleans Voo Doo: Plants of Power, Magic and Medicine.” $25. (504) 483-9473, www.nobgf.org.
  • THE GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SELLABRATION: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St. An “old house fair” featuring exhibits by dozens of New Orleans neighborhoods, free architectural advice, home-buying seminars and more. Free. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org
  • OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food, and refreshments. Focus this month on photography. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Sno-balls and food available. Free. (504) 269-3982, creemccree@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

  • GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses management of common garden pests. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

  • FALL GARDEN SYMPOSIUM: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Journey Fellowship Church, 30042 N. Dixie Ranch Road., Lacombe. The St. Tammany Master Gardeners and LSU AgCenter host a series of three talks titled “Harvest to Home” related to fall gardening. $10, but seating limited. (985) 875-2635, wafton@agcenter.lsu.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

  • DAYLILY SOCIETY TALK: 9:30 a.m. to noon, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter discusses “New Daylily Species,” sponsored by the South East Louisiana Daylily Society. Free. eehollan@bellsouth.net.

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