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It's a new year and Black Cat Pottery has a new look - welcome to the Black Cat Pottery Newsletter! We'll be sharing news about our upcoming events as well as other exciting opportunities. You might even see the occasional digression on things horticultural, artistic and/or feline in nature. We hope you enjoy this new format and look forward to hearing your feedback!

Detroit Garden Center's 25th Annual Winter Gardening Seminar

Make plans now to attend the Winter Gardening Seminar Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church on Gratiot Ave. near Detroit's Eastern Market.

The Saturday series offers presentations by Janet Macunovich and Steve Nikkila, morning refreshments, a delicious catered lunch, and vendors for shopping. (You must pre-register for the lunch to be included.) The program lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and qualifies for Master Gardener education hours. I will be there sharing Black Cat Pottery products as well as Notable Greetings notecards and prints.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Fees: Members: $50.00 and Non-members: $55.00.

For more information and a printable registration form, visit the Detroit Garden Center website at

Save the Date(s)!

May 7 - Clematis Pruning Workshop
Jun 8 - 8th Annual Spring Garden Tour
Aug 20 - 6th Annual Summer Garden Tour
Dec 3 - 7th Annual Holiday Open House

Wildflower Association of Michigan 29th Annual Conference:
Zooming and Zooming Out

The 29th Annual Michigan Wildflower Conference will be held March 6 and 7, 2016, at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University. We are happy to announce that Larry Weaner has been secured as a keynote speaker.

Larry is a nationally recognized, award-winning Landscape Architect with over 30 years of landscape and installation experience, combining expertise in horticulture, environmental science and the traditions of garden design. Our other sessions feature, among other topics, wildlife management strategies and tactics for updating municipal noxious weed statutes to reflect ongoing concerns with our native insects. The conference runs for two days and registration options include either or both days.

Amenities include lunch both days of the conference as well as shopping opportunities. 

For more information and a printable registration form, visit the Wildflower Association of Michigan website at

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