SATURDAY, AUG. 9

  • HEAT LOVING PLANTS TALK & SALE: 10 a.m. talk, 9 a.m. to noon sale, Parkways Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Steve Murphy of Kenner’s Sunrise Trading Company talks about plants that love the heat of summer. Greenhouse sale features cacti, succulents, tropicals, and semi-tropicals. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org
  • 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

SUNDAY, AUG. 10

  • LIFE DRAWING AT LONGUE VUE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd. Opportunity to sketch a live model on the grounds of the historic estate. $10. (504) 293-4721, www.longuevue.com

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13

  • GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Humana Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Sarah Bertrand of the LSU AgCenter speaks. Free. (504) 840-0906, ASchneider3@humana.com

SATURDAY, AUG. 16

  • BONSAI AUCTION: tree viewing 4 to 6 p.m., auction 6 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St., Kenner. Auction of 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 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 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

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

  • IRIS SOCIETY MEETING & TALK: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Rd. Learn about new places to see Louisiana irises in and around New Orleans. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com/

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