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Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa Show

Create a new backyard environment with the products and services on display including in-ground and above-ground pools, spas, swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, decks, patios, fencing, outdoor kitchens and living spaces, landscaping, water features, brick paving, decorative concrete, patio furniture and accessories. 3-9 Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Adults, $8; children ages 6-14, $4; children ages 5 and younger, free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi. (734) 398-9700 or NoviPoolShow.com.

Perennial Fruit Cultivation and Care

The lowdown on growing great fruit. Presented by Keep Growing Detroit. Part of the Urban Garden Education Series. 1-3 p.m. Sat. $5 ($3 Garden Resource Program members). Earthworks Urban Farm, 1264 Meldrum, Detroit. (313) 579-2100.

Fifty Best Dahlias for the Modern Age

Tried and true techniques to naturally coax the best out of your garden. Southeast Michigan Dahlia Society meeting. Bring a dish for a potluck. 3 p.m. Sat. Free. Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine, Bloomfield Hills. semds.org.

Gardening for the Five Senses with Tovah Martin

Lecture on perceiving all the stimuli in the garden. 1 p.m. Sun. $15. Goldner Walsh Garden & Home, 559 Orchard Lake, Pontiac. (248) 332-6430.

Detroit Hoophouse Tour

Take a peek at a handful of these sites used to cultivate crops year-round to see what’s growing this early in the season. Meet at the Plum Street Market Garden near the MGM Grand Casino Parking Garage. Presented by Keep Growing Detroit. Part of the Urban Garden Education Series. 1-3 p.m. Sun. $5 ($3 for Garden Resource Program members). Plum Street Market Garden, 2202 Third, Detroit. http://detroitagriculture.net/urban-garden-programs/adult-education-programs.

12th annual Detroit Home Design Awards

Presented by the Michigan Design Center. 6 p.m. Wed. $100. The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit. eventbrite.com.

You Say Tomato I Say...: The Solanacea Family of Vegetables

Includes the history, cultivation tips and tricks to grow the best-tasting crops in this fruit class (includes tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, ground cherries and tomatillos). Presented by Keep Growing Detroit. Part of the Urban Garden Education Series. 6-8 p.m. Thurs. $5 ($3 Garden Resource Program members) Mathis Center, 19300 Greenfield, Detroit. (313) 342-8582.

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