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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.