SATURDAY, AUG. 8

  • PELICAN GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE: 9 a.m. to noon, City Park’s Pelican Greenhouse, off of Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive and south of I-10 overpass. The sale includes gingers, salvias, roses, herbs and more. Free. (504) 483-5464, plants@nocp.org for a full list.
  • PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. This indoor and outdoor market offers dozens of vendors purveying food, refreshments, vintage goods, art, crafts and live music. Free. (504) 269-3982.
  • CUT FLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon plant sale, Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Learn about how to design your garden to produce a steady supply of cut flowers. Presented by Denise Richter and Megan McHugh, of Pistil & Stamen. Free. www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
  • BUTTERFLY GARDEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Learn how to create a gorgeous garden that will attract and host butterflies, sponsored by the New Orleans Unit of the Herb Society of America. $30 by advance registration. (504) 293-4721, jcohn@longuevue.com.

SATURDAY, AUG. 15

  • BONSAI AUCTION: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society offers a most diverse selection of bonsai trees, material and supplies. Free. www.gnobs.org.

SUNDAY, AUG. 16

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.

TUESDAY, AUG. 18

  • ORCHID SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden (use rear gates). The New Orleans Orchid Society begins the meeting with an “Orchid Basics” program, followed by “Hot Lips: A Look at the Inheritance of Lip Color and Structure in the Cattleya Alliance,” will be given by Jean Ikeson of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Free. (504) 888-6639, www.neworleansorchidsociety.org.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27

  • IKEBANA CLASS: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2011 Magazine St. Learn the art of Japanese floral arranging. $22 by reservation. (504) 235-1558.
  • RENOVATORS HAPPY HOUR IN CARROLLTON: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 7841 Fig St. Visit the renovation-in-progress of an early 20th century house and hear from the owners about the project. Light refreshments. $10. (504) 581-7032, www.prcno.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 28

  • SLIDELL LIBRARY GARDEN TALKS: 10 a.m. to a.m. 11:30 a.m., Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd. Enjoy talks on “Gardening with Kitchen Scraps,” “Care of Tools” and “Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers.” Free. Sebring222@bellsouth.net.

SATURDAY, AUG. 29

  • COVINGTON LIBRARY GARDEN TALKS: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Covington Library, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Enjoy talks on “Gardening with Kitchen Scraps,” “Care of Tools” and “Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds and Containers.” Free. Sebring222@bellsouth.net.
  • ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (South Carrollton at South Claiborne). The market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465, www.artsneworleans.org.