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Lectures are included with membership or admission. Lunch is served for an additional charge and is available beginning at 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER CATERER: Syl's
DECEMBER CATERER: Sweet Basil
JANUARY CATERER: Truffle's
A Talk with the Spice Man
Nov. 6 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Enjoy an open question and answer session with Bob Boewe, owner of The Spice Merchant, about coffee roasting, tea brewing, spice use and the unique history of the Mentholatum Building where his business operates.
Holiday Porch Pots
Nov. 13 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Decorate your porch for the holidays. Learn how to decorate pots with fresh assorted green, holly, pinecones and bows with Karen Hull from Johnson’s Garden Center.
Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus
Nov. 20 • 12:15-1 p.m.
The flowers of Christmas add a festive splash of color to home decor during and after the holiday season. Join Jerry DeRee of Dutch’s Greenhouse to learn about these brilliantly colored plants and see some of the new varieties for the season.
NO LECTURE OR LUNCH NOV. 27 DUE TO THE HOLIDAY
NO LECTURE OR LUNCH SERVED IN DECEMBER
Botanica Through the Seasons
Jan. 8 • 12:15-1 p.m.
The beauty of Botanica changes with each season. Join Karla Jahn, Botanica Tour Coordinator, for a look at how the garden changes throughout the year.
Jan. 15 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Short on time and ideas? Join Kay Neff of Neff Family Farms for new recipes and ideas using a crockpot to create easy meals. Come try a sample and take home recipes.
Jan. 22 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Is an Alaskan adventure on your bucket list? Gerald Schmitt, a Botanica tour guide, will share his photos of the beautiful scenery and wildlife in Alaska. His trip covers both land and sea from Vancouver to Fairbanks.
Happy Birthday Kansas
Jan. 29 • 12:15-1 p.m.
On this day in 1861 Kansas became the 34th state. Come learn some facts about our state and share some cake. Speaker to be announced.
Let’s Talk Habitat
Feb. 5 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Learn what we can do by planting native grasses and wildflowers for quail, pheasant, prairie chicken and other native Kansas wildlife. This presentation will be by Ardath Lawson, biologist with Pheasants Forever.
2013 Plants in Review
Feb. 12 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Like any garden, Botanica adds a wealth of new plants to its collection each year. Join staff horticulturist Janet Gordon to learn about some shrubs and perennials new to Botanica in 2013 and how they fared.
Return of the Purple Martins
Feb. 19 • 12:15-1 p.m.
The time is approaching when purple martins start returning to their nesting sites. Nick Clausen from Backyard Nature Center will discuss what to do for your current martin house or how to establish a new one.
Feb. 26 • 12:15-1 p.m.
Charolett Knapic with Echo Landscapes will introduce us to permaculture. Permaculture designs emphasize pattern landscape function and species assemblies for a sustainable natural ecosystem.
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Thu Nov 21 2013 except Wed Dec 04 2013, Wed Dec 11 2013, Wed Dec 18 2013, Wed Dec 25 2013, Wed Jan 01 2014.Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:15pm