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Apr 21, 2011 5:15 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
More exciting events in Rome just in time for the GMGA Spring Conference.

http://georgiamgevents.blogspot.com/2011/04/spring-gmga-conf...



This week's Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves. Saturday on GPB Stations at noon & 6:30 pm.

http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=409...



June, July & August: Summer Events at State Botanical Garden in Athens. Tons of great classes, camps and events going on all summer! http://georgiamgevents.blogspot.com/2011/04/summer-events-at...



DECATUR: Saturday, April 23, 10:30AM. Join George Sanko for a Sun Garden Walk through GPC Native Plant Sun Garden beds from 10:30 to 11:30 am. George will highlight some of the outstanding sun loving natives we have in the garden. A portion of the walk will also include the Shade gardens. After the walk, the Plant Sale will be open from 11:30 to 12:30. Sun Natives ,Trilliums and Native Azaleas and many other native plants. Wednesday, April 27, Don Jacobs speaks at Lunch & Wildflower Series "Plants for changing times”. This year talks are being held in a new campus building SH, room SH-1500, just beyond the greenhouses. A link to the entire series is provided below. Wednesday Walks: 10:30 - 11:15 Talks: 11:30 - 12:30 - Classroom SH-1500 Plant Sales: 10:00 - 2:00 Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/sales11spring.html



LAGRANGE: CSI in The Garden: Hills and Dales Estate. Saturday, April 30, 2011. 10:00 a.m. - noon Join Alabama Horticultural Extension Agent, Kerry Smith, as she takes you on a detective journey through the garden. During your tour you will encounter aphids, mites, powdery mildew, nematodes and other garden criminals. Careful study of all the clues will lead you to the culprit so you can solve the crime. $20. Registration required. http://www.hillsanddales.org/ or 706-882-3242



CARROLLTON: Carroll County Master Gardener Mother's Day plant sale. May 7 from 9:00am til 2:00 pm at the Carroll County Ag Center located at 900 Newnan Rd. Carrollton. http://www.ugaextension.com/carroll/



COBB: Cobb County Master Gardeners present “Through the Garden Gate 2011” You are invited to stroll through the private gardens of the Cobb County Master Gardeners as well as other featured local gardens, Master Gardening projects, and the Plant Sale and Fair. This rain or shine event is Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Advance Tickets are $10.00 per person and may be purchased through the Cobb Extension office beginning in March. Tour Day tickets are $15.00 at any of the gardens or at the plant sale location. For more information visit http://www.cobbmastergardeners.org or call 770-528-4070.



ATHENS: Friends of the State Botanical Garden Spring Trip to South Carolina, May 19-20, 2011 On this overnight trip we will visit Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville (www.pearlfryar.com) and Kalmia Gardens at Coker College in Hartsville (www.kalmiagardens.org). There will also be a surprise or two along the way. The motor coach will leave the State Botanical Garden at 7:30am on Thursday, May 19 and return by 6:30pm on Friday, May 20. May 19 – Leave the Athens at 7:30am, lunch at Charlene’s Taste of Country in Bishopville (a favorite of Pearl’s),afternoon visit to Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden, check in at the Comfort Inn in Hartsville, dinner at B&B Restaurant in Darlington. May 20 – Continental breakfast at the hotel, guided tour of Kalmia Gardens after breakfast, lunch at Mr. B’s Seafood Restaurant in Hartsville (another favorite of Pearl’s), return to Athens. Cost is $149/person Double Occupancy; $179/person Single Occupancy. Price includes transportation, entrance fees, meals and lodging. For more information or to make your reservation, please call Beverly Morton at 706-542-6138. Deadline for registration is May 5. Please make checks payable to Friends of the Garden. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover.



ROSWELL: Roswell Lavender Festival June 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barrington Hall. Inspired by Evelyn Simpson, descendant of Roswell co-founder Barrington King, the event honors and commemorates the beauty and various uses of this ancient herb in a lively family-friendly festival setting. The site's gardens and grounds will feature a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, hands-on crafts and performances. Information: 770-640-3855.

http://www.experienceroswellgeorgia.com/2011/04/experience-r...



ATLANTA: Perennial Plant Association National Conference, Hyatt Regency Atlanta July 18-23, 2011

Schedule http://www.perennialplant.org/documents/resourcefiles/2011Pr...

Registration form http://www.perennialplant.org/documents/resourcefiles/Regist...



NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI: Mark Your Calendars! Southeastern Regional Master Gardener Conference hosted by Mississippi Master Gardeners & MSU Cooperative Extension. May 1-4, 2012 http://msucares.com/lawn/master_gardener/2012conference/inde...



Imageknoxred
May 6, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
THIS WEEKEND (see http://georgiamgevents.blogspot.com for more info)

Carroll Co Mother's Day Plant Sale

Cobb MG Garden Tour

Your Southern Garden Saturday at noon and 6:30 on GPB.

http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=411...



JONESBORO: Clayton County Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, May 7, 2011 8:00 A.M to 2:00 PM Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236. Healthy, beautiful plants at great prices; Plants of all kinds offered by Master Gardeners themselves; Advice on your purchases provided by Clayton County Master Gardeners; Plenty of free parking at the sale. This annual plant sale is a fund-raising activity of the Clayton County Master Gardener’s. Proceeds from the annual plant sale are used to support Master Gardener clinics, Youth Education and other Master Gardener programs. Info 770-473-5434



GRIFFIN: Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden UGA Research and Education Garden 121 Ellis Rd, Sunday May 8, 2011 1-4 pm. Free. Bring Mom for a stroll through the garden. This event marks the opening of the Sundays in the Garden. The Demonstration Garden will be open, weather permitting, 1-4 pm Sunday afternoons through October 23.

http://www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/garden/VisitGarden.cf...



UPCOMING

NEWNAN: The Backyard Association Speaker Cheryle Turner presents “Cuttin' Up and Showin' Out”, the art of creating centerpieces and decorations with fruits and vegetables. May 10, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall 275 Pine Road in Newnan. The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardeners. The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please call the Extension Office at (770) 254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes. http://www.ugaextension.com/coweta/anr/index.html



DECATUR: Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden Spring 2011 Lunch and Wildflower Series continues Wednesday, May 11,2011 11:30 am. Jim Rogers of Nearly Native Nursery on "Seed Collection, Storage, and Sowing". Lectures-Building SH, room SH-1500, beyond the greenhouses. Directions will be posted at the garden. Wednesday Plant Sales in May from 10:00 to 2:00 pm. Cash and personal checks only. GPC 3251 Panthersville Road Decatur, GA Phone: 678-891-2668 http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/



GRIFFIN: Art in the Garden UGA Research and Education Garden 121 Ellis Rd, Sunday May 15, 2011 1-4 pm. Free. Artists, Art and Music displayed in a lovely garden setting including photography, pottery, plein air painters, wood carvings, watercolors, oils, charcoals, pen and ink, gourds, textile arts and more. Rain date May 22. http://www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/garden/VisitGarden.cf...



GWINNETT: Master Gardeners – Garden Tour Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from the garden tour benefit the community projects of the Gwinnett Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners will be available at each site to answer your questions. General Information: Tickets are $10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at any of the tour gardens on the day of the tour. Garden tour will be held rain or shine. For additional information, please contact the Gwinnett Extension Office at 678-377-4010 or Genia Ryan at 404-583-1261 or http://www.gwinnettmastergardeners.org



CHARLESTON, WV 2011 International Master Gardener Conference. Early bird registration ends June 9 for the October 11 -14 conference in Charleston, West Virginia. After 6/9 the price of the conference will increase to $300, all pre- and post-tours will increase by $40 and all day tours will increase by $10. It's a lovely 8-hour drive or 2-hour flight. For flyers, Charleston Yeager Airport is served several airlines with Delta Connection (non-stop) and US Airways (connecting through Charlotte) being the ones with shortest routes. http://imgc.ext.wvu.edu/



ATHENS: UGA Trial Gardens Public Open House June 25, 2011 8 am-3pm Gardeners who participate in the 2011 Open House will be able to chat with horticulturists as well as have a selection of plants for purchase. All the plants sold will do well in any Southeastern garden. Dr. A. will have his portable mic and he'll be signing books. For more information on the Open House and information on plant performance at the Trial Gardens at UGA http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu/

Imageknoxred
May 13, 2011 10:39 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
THIS WEEKEND

Coweta Master Gardener Spring Garden Gate Tour-Newnan

South Metro Rose Show-Fayetteville

Art in the Garden UGA Research and Education Garden- Griffin



This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves airing Saturdays at noon & 6:30 pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Tomato transplants and tips, germinating okra seeds, smilax vine. http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=411...



DALTON: Southeast Garden Railroad Show Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 14. 2211 NW GA Trade and Convention Center, Dug Gap Battle Road, 30720Tickets – Adults $10 each ($18 two-day), available at the door kids under 12 free with paid adult. Garden tours, train theme art show, vendors, RR collectibles and memorabilia. http://www.segrs.com/



BUCHANAN: Haralson County Master Gardeners Plant Sale Saturday, May 14, 2011 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Little Creek one-room school house located at 159 Van Wert St. in downtown Buchanan.



STATHAM: The Georgia Club Foundation Inaugural Spring Tour of Homes and Outdoor Living Sunday, May 15. Tour depart times 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Private homes, gardens, pools, courtyards. Posh Pots, Orchid Ladies, Garden Magik and local artist Lana Mitchell will be on hand for demonstrations and advice. Brunch at the club available. 10 miles west of Athens. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets and info http://www.thegeorgiaclub.com or 770-725-8100.



UPCOMING EVENTS

DOUGLASVILLE: 4th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival June 3,4,& 5, 2011 New Courthouse Lawn, 8700 Hospital Drive 30134. Garden tours, festival market, display gardens, tea, standard flower show, progressive dinner http://www.pennymchenryhydrangeafestival.com/ or 770-949-4090



GREENWOOD, SC: Annual Festival of Flowers. Main Festival Weekend June 24-26, 2011 Events include garden tours, sporting events, musical performances and the Park Seed Trial Gardens Open House on June 25th http://www.scfestivalofflowers.org/



Imageknoxred
Jun 10, 2011 1:56 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
CORRECTION from last week- AUGUSTA: Basic Horticulture Workshops from last week's Snippets, class registrar Ginny Allen's corrected e-mail address should be [email protected]



Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves returns to regular GPB schedule June 25th. Saturdays at noon & 6:30 pm



THIS WEEKEND

DECATUR: (This information is not available on the GPC Native Plant Garden website due to technical issues) A Reminder of the Discount Plant Sales and Fern Garden Walks. Fern Garden Walks The British Pteridological (Fern) Society will visit the gardens the week of June 12. The garden has been prepared over the past weeks and months for this tour and the garden, especially the fern areas, are at their peak with over 355 taxa of ferns. This is a great opportunity and time to see the gardens and have a guided tour of the largest collection of ferns in the US and perhaps the world. We have both native and non-native species. Three beds also display xeric ferns. Garden walks of the fern areas will be given on Saturday, June 11 at 10:00am and Sunday, June 12 at 2:30pm. Each walk will last about an hour followed by a Discount Plant Sale. We are offering three Discount (10% - 25%) Plant Sales on the three dates noted above at special times. Details are given below. We only accept cash and personal checks for payment.

Schedule Summary

Friday, June 10, Discount Plant Sale - 11:00 - 1:00

Saturday, June 11, Fern Garden Walk - 10:00 - 11:00, Discount Plant Sale - 11:00 - 1:30

Sunday, June 12, Fern Garden Walk - 2:30 - 3:30, Discount Plant Sale - 3:30 - 4:30

We hope you get a chance to enjoy the garden and visit our Plant Sale area. This year we also have a new raised (~2' high, 10' x 20') garden bed which we believe you will enjoy. (Directions http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/map.htm )



LATER

ATHENS: UGA Trial Gardens Public Open House is Saturday, June 25th, 2011 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. featuring walk-abouts by Dr. Armitage, a plant sale, Heirloom Tomato tasting and a book sale/signing. A $5 donation is requested upon entry (make checks out to "The Gardens"). More information can be found on our website http://www.ugatrialgardens.com .

Imageknoxred
Jun 27, 2011 6:48 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
COWETA: Georgia's newest state park opens July 1. Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting seven miles of river frontage. http://gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend



RUTLEDGE: The 10th Annual Sunflower Farm Festival July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2011 9AM -5PM. Sunflower Farm is opened for cut-your-own sunflowers, tours, Country Market and photography June 17th- July 18th, 2011 http://www.sunflowerfarmfestival.com/



ATLANTA: The Georgia Native Plant Society would like to extend an invitation to members and friends of your group to attend our July meeting, to hear Patrick McMillan, host of the television show "Expeditions with Patrick McMillan" speak about "Nature On The Move -- Reclaiming Our Role In The Natural World."The presentation is free of charge, and will be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be in Day Hall, on the courtyard level, past the main entrance and front desk. Patrick McMillan is an energetic and entertaining speaker with a compelling message, and the Georgia Native Plant Society would love to share this opportunity with you and your organization. And the program is rated PG: your teenagers and young adults should find this subject interesting, too. No need to RSVP. We'll look forward to seeing you there. Questions -Contact David Haimbach [email protected]



HELEN, GA: Save Georgia’s Hemlocks will hold its Annual Meeting and Membership Picnic on Sunday, July 10 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fishcamp Pavilion of Smithgall Woods. The entrance is via Joe Franklin Rd. off Hwy 75 near Helen, not the main entrance off Alt Hwy 75. Among other things, we'll be holding Board elections and sharing some updated information about the hemlocks vs. the adelgids. PLEASE COME and bring a friend, chairs, and your favorite pot luck dish to share. We'll provide hot dogs, hamburgers, a vegetarian option, and drinks. There's a $5 parking fee at Smithgall, so feel free to carpool if you like. Driving directions, a printable invitation, and an election ballot (for anyone who cannot attend in person) can be found at http://www.savegeorgiashemlocks.org . RSVP to SGH Secretary, Donna Moorlag, at 678-910-1685 or [email protected].



ATLANTA: The Perennial Plant Association Presents: Plants - Design - Pizzazz: A Potpourri of Perennials Monday, July 18, 2011 -- Hyatt Regency Atlanta 265 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, Georgia -- Regency Ballrooms The one-day seminar is designed specifically for the benefit of Master Gardeners,

homeowners and plant enthusiasts.$80/Person (Before July 8) $85/Person (After July 8) http://perennialplant.org/documents/mondayprogramonepager.pd...



East Lansing & Grand Rapids, Michigan: American Horticultural Society's 19th Annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium July 21- 23, 2011. 3 dynamic days of workshops, lectures, poster sessions and field trips; network with others in children's gardening; meet and learn from leading youth garden experts and more! Registration $350. Option pre and post symposium workshops and tours extra. http://www.ahs.org/youth_gardening/2011/registration.htm



SW GEORGIA: Plumleaf Azalea grows naturally only in a few counties in Georgia and Alabama. You can see the Plum Leaf Azalea in bloom Jul-Aug at Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, GA http://www.gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon ; at Callaway Gardens along the Scenic Drive, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail and Laurel Springs Trail, http://www.callawaygardens.com/gardens/woodland/garden.aspx



Imageknoxred
Jul 1, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This weekend on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Fertilizer-free waterway buffer zones, propagating agave pups and landscape design layout. YSG airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting July 2 at noon and 6:30 p.m. http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=413...



PERRY: Junior Master Gardener Leadership Training offered by Houston County Cooperative Extension July 14, 2011, 9 AM-3 PM Cost: $20 per person, includes lunch. Houston County Extension Multipurpose Room, 801 Main Street, Perry, GA RSVP to Teddie Berry [email protected] by July 11.

http://www.ugaextension.com/houston/documents/2011Advertisin...



GWINNETT: The Gwinnett Master Gardeners meeting will take place at a temporary location on July 18 at the George Pierce Park, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m. Colleen Dudley, Senior Horticulturist at Atlanta Botanical Garden, will be the speaker at the Gwinnett Master Gardeners Meeting July 18, 2011, talking on “Planning and Installing a Fall Garden.” During this excessive hot weather, it will be great to be reminded that cooler weather is not so far away. Learn which cool season crops work well for our Georgia gardens, and even some that will overwinter. Get seed starting, fertilization and maintenance tips that will help you grow a healthy pest-free fall (and early spring) garden. Colleen oversees and tends the Edible Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, growing unusual garden favorites and surprising food crops. A degree in Horticulture from UGA and 7 years of experience professionally farming at ABG's Children's Garden have given her practical experience to helm the new Edible Garden. Come and learn with us!



ATLANTA: Trees Atlanta TreeKeepers Certification Program. TreeKeepers is Trees Atlanta’s volunteer training and certification program that applies skill, appreciation, and pride to the stewardship of our urban forest. TreeKeepers consists of seven workshops, including indoor & outdoor activities, presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each three-hour session takes place at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, and is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree professionals. Upon completion of the program, which includes volunteering 24 hours to tree projects, graduates will receive an official TreeKeepers hat, a native tree, a training manual, and a signed TreeKeepers certificate, as well as opportunities to put their new knowledge into action. http://treesatlanta.org/TreeKeepers.aspx Event Dates: August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and September 10th, 17th, and 24th Time:9:00 am – 12 noon Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta GA, 30316 Contact: Susan Pierce ([email protected]) 404-681-4896 Cost:$65 for full certification (or $30 if you would like to attend a single class)

Imageknoxred
Jul 14, 2011 7:53 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on "Your Southern Garden" with Walter Reeves: Pitcher plants, planters from recycled tires, and propagating coleus. YSG airs on GPB TV at noon and 6:30 Saturdays. http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/index.cfm?public=viewStory&...



The UGA Cooperative Extension website has been redesigned with a new look and better organization. The new site which is more topic-oriented is now live at http://extension.uga.edu/



International Society of Arborculture Detective Dendro Podcasts are a fun and entertaining way to learn about tree health. http://www.isa-arbor.com/education/onlineLearning/PodcastDet... Podcasts are free to download. Isa certified members can take the associated quizzes for CEU credits for a fee.



DECATUR: Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden Special Plant Sale this Friday, July 15, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with all sales at a 15% discount. The featured plant is Spigelia with sun plants and some ferns also available. The sun gardens are blooming so it's a great time to see the garden too. Don't forget the Xeric fern beds and the new raised bed close to the Meadow Garden. Garden Directions and info at http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/



ROSWELL: Chattahoochee Nature Center's Flying Colors Butterfly Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 16 – 17, 2011

$10 General Public/$8 CNC Members Children 2 and under FREE. http://www.chattnaturecenter.org./flying-colors-butterfly-fe...



NATIONWIDE: Great Sunflower Project Great Bee Count and Bee-a-Thon July 16th! Join thousands of others nationwide to participate in The Great Bee Count Saturday July 16th. It's easy and it takes just 15 minutes of observation. Go to http://www.greatsunflower.org/ for information, instructions and data sheets. If you don't have the Lemon Queen Sunflower growing, don't worry; the data entry page allows for other flowering plants with pollen including Goldenrod, Lacy Phacelia, Coreopsis grandiflora, Rosemary, Purple Conflower and other Sunflowers. And, if you aren't able to get out in the garden on Saturday, you can tune in to the first ever “Bee-A-Thon” - a 12-hour, worldwide online webcast designed to bring you current information about bee conservation. Throughout the day, experts will talk about bee biology and changes in global bee populations and ways to take action. A live, online broadcast dedicated to bees and other pollinators has never been done before, and we know it will be fascinating and informative. Just go to http://www.yourgardenshow.com and join the fun. You can find more details and RSVP online for the Bee-a-Thon.



ATHENS: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Music Series: Packway Handle Band (bluegrass/folk) Tuesday, July 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the Flower Garden lawn (Conservatory in inclement weather). Non-members $15 ($10 members, $5 children ages 6-12). This is a great way to spend summer evenings outdoors with family and friends. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy! Ticket prices include light snacks and beverages. More events at your State Botanical Garden are at http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/eventcalendar.html



Imageknoxred
Jul 22, 2011 8:24 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: How to have a pretty lawn, lawn mowing 101 and propagating figs. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV.



THIS WEEKEND

JONESBORO: Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00 A.M. in the Old Fire Station on Mill Street the Jonesboro Farmers Market, in conjunction with the Clayton County Extension Office and Master Gardeners, are sponsoring a free Master Gardener Program about “Poisonous Plants”. We live side by side with common plants that are poisonous, which we use for decoration and to add value to the landscape. Master Gardener Cliff Pauling will identify and discuss these plants and categorize them together with remedies for misuse of them. Please let us know if you will be attending so enough handouts are available for the program. To reserve your free seat please call Tom Bonnell, Clayton County Extension at 770-473-5434.



THOMASVILLE, GA: Birdsong Nature Center presents Gardening for Butterflies Saturday, July 23 10AM to Noon. Janeen Langley has had a passion for butterflies and butterfly gardening since the early 90’s. Her own garden has been her classroom and she has learned how to attract butterflies with the kinds of plants needed by all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle. Join us for a hands-on workshop to get you started on creating your own butterfly garden. Janeen will show photographs of some of the best nectar and larval food plants and then we will visit the Birdsong Butterfly Garden for on-site instruction. Janeen will also teach you how to raise these beautiful and valuable pollinators from egg to adult. $8 Friends $12, non-members, children half-price. RESERVATIONS PLEASE. Call or e-mail by Friday, July 22nd. 800-953-2473 or [email protected]. Participants will receive a free purple coneflower that Janeen has raised herself, a list of butterfly species and their larval host plants and preferred nectar plants, and a butterfly bumper sticker. A continental breakfast is included in the cost. http://www.birdsongnaturecenter.org/

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UPCOMING

GREENSBORO: Lunchbag Lectures The Greene County Master Gardeners are proud to present Dr. George Boyhan, Vegetable Specialist for the UGA Department of Horticulture on July 28th @ 11:30 am. Dr. Boyhan will be discussing Organic Vegetable gardening. Weed control, fertilization, disease control, insect control and tips for switching to organics are some of the topics on the agenda. Come and join us for the 4th in our “Lunchbag Lecture Series” at the Greene County Extension Office located at 1180 C. Weldon Smith Dr. (next to the Driver License office). Sandwich, chips and a drink are only $6.00 and are provided by the Master Gardeners. The seminar is free to all. While at the Extension Office check our demonstration vegetable garden. This garden shows 3 ways to grow veggies. Raised beds, container planting and in ground. If you have any questions or need directions contact Myra Stewart @ 706-453-2083.



JONESBORO: Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 A.M. in the Old Fire Station on Mill Street, the Jonesboro Farmers Market in conjunction with the Clayton County Extension Office, will offer a free Program about “Food Preservation - Preserving Summer”. Sandy Foster will talk about supplies, methods and correct up to date new information. Please let us know if you will be attending so enough handouts are available for the program. To reserve your free seat please call Tom Bonnell, Clayton County Extension at 770-473-5434.



CALHOUN: Three Sisters Dinner and Auction to benefit New Echota State Historic Site. Saturday, August 13, 2011 5pm at The Velo Vineyard 106 North Wall Street, Calhoun, GA. Social hour, dinner buffet based on the Three Sisters Garden, & auction. CALL 706-624-1321 FOR INFORMATION. http://friendsofgastateparks.org/newechota/events/110813.pdf



SUWANEE: Gwinnett Master Gardener Meeting August 15th- temporary location at the George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m. Speaker Aaron Poulsen will present a program on Tree Inventories – Why and How. He explains that Urban Forestry is the discipline of caring for the trees that we work, live, and play among every day and that our urban forests are becoming more and more valued and are receiving the attention they deserve. He will show us how to improve and grow the canopy of our trees starting with taking a proper inventory of what we have. Come find out what is going on statewide and what you can do on the scale of your own urban forest. Aaron Poulsen comes to us with a background in retail garden centers, public gardens, estate gardening, grounds management, and horticulture education. Aaron has been the Horticulture Program Director at Gwinnett Technical College since April of 2009. He is a Horticulturist, Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional, and a Certified Irrigation Contractor. Come join us and learn more about our trees. Gwinnett Cooperative Extension. (678) 377-4010 .



BLAIRSVILLE: Union County Farmer’s Market Community Flower Show, August 18 – 20, 2011. Entries accepted August 18th, noon – 3:00 p.m., Haralson Memorial Civic Center. Open to the public August 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and August 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No entry or admission fees. Email questions to [email protected]



PERRY: The Houston County Extension Office is offering a Fall Vegetable Gardening class to area homeowners who want to know how to double their growing season and enjoy fresh vegetables year round. The class will be taught August 18 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Extension Office Multipurpose Room located on the top floor of the old courthouse in Perry. Cost for the class is $10 per person. Tim Flanders, UGA Extension agent, will be discussing cool weather crops, planting times, and pests. For a registration form, call 478-987-2028, email [email protected] or download one from the Extension website at http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/houston/news.html

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SAVE THE DATE



ATHENS: Gold in Your Garden II September 14, 2011 with featured Speakers Coach Vince Dooley, Dr. Wilf Nichols, Rita Randolph and Matthew Chappell with a Gold Medal Plant Sale and Raffle for Garden Supplies.

http://georgiagoldmedalplants.org/

Imageknoxred
Jul 29, 2011 5:53 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Insect predators, Blueberry Varieties with UGA's Dr. Scott Nesmith, and palms at the Cloister. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. FYI-The show will be preempted on Aug 6, 13, & 20 for pledge programming and HS football and will return to the schedule Aug 27.



DECATUR: Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden Special Plant Sale this Tuesday, August 2, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with all sales at a 15% discount. Our featured plants are Trilliums - both Cuneatum and Yellow Trilliums. In addition, we still have some Spigelia remaining from our last sale. As noted, all plants have a 15% discount with the 10yr old Trilliums, which are grown from seed, with a special price after discount of $7.50 for Cuneatums and $7.99 for the Yellow Trilliums. Lastly, we still have a good selection of ferns and sun plants available. The sun gardens are blooming so it's also a great time to see the garden. Don't forget the Xeric fern beds, shade garden, our fantastic fern gardens plus our new raised bed close to the Meadow Garden. http://gpcnativegarden.org/



From the UGA FACS Extension Publications: We regret to announce that So Easy to Preserve books are OUT OF STOCK. An unprecedented number of orders have come in and emptied our stocked shelves in just a month. The word came on July 29, and although the printing will be fast-tracked, it is not an overnight process. Please check back near the end of August. We will post availability on this website in this location. DO NOT submit orders in the meantime, as we are not allowed to hold checks and will have to return your orders and payment to you. Thank you for your interest.

>There are free single fact sheets on the web in the meantime at: http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/food.php?category=Preserving



USDA People’s Garden Grant Program deadline is August 26. A particular focus of the program is on creating gardens in “food deserts” where low income areas have reduced access to access to affordable, fresh, healthy foods.

http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/peoplesgardengrantprogram.cfm

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Aug 5, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN

MILLEDGEVILLE: Preserving Fresh Produce: Workshop offered by the Milledgeville Community Garden Association & Live Healthy Baldwin Tuesday, August 9th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church 210 South Wayne Street, Milledgeville. Learn how to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables using various techniques including freezing and canning. This workshop is intended for beginning or experienced "canners" and is taught by avid farmer and MCGA board member, Dr. Julia Metzker, Georgia College professor of chemistry. Call 478-414-6433 for more information.


NEWNAN: The Backyard Association monthly meeting Tuesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Bonsai enthusiast Marianne Thomasson will talk about miniature trees. Thomasson has been working with bonsai trees for about 20 years. She is a past board member of the Atlanta Bonsai Society and past board member of Bonsai Clubs International. The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Extension Master Gardeners. The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds’ Exhibit Building located at 275 Pine Road, Newnan. Please call the Extension Office at (770) 254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes.


MILLEDGEVILLE: GCSU Book Signing Event As part of a year-long focus on sustainable living, health and wellness at Georgia College, the public is invited to a Q&A/Book Signing event featuring Camille Kingsolver, who contributed to her mother Barbara Kingsolver's highly acclaimed best seller, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Friday, August 12th, from 10:45 to 12:15 at Georgia College's Campus Theatre located at 137 W. Hancock Street in downtown Milledgeville. See displays and talk with representatives from various local businesses and organizations that are involved in these issues including Live Healthy Baldwin; the Milledgeville Community Garden Association; Sparta-Hancock Growers Association CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program which provides weekly shares of fresh produce and eggs to the public); Elm Street Gardens, a "no-till" organic garden operation that supports the CSA; Georgia Organics; Salamander Springs Farm, which practices "Permaculture" and Crooked Pines Farm, which offers groups and individuals an opportunity to experience fun family farm life. Free parking is available on the street or in nearby parking lots between the Mary Vinson Library and the City Hall Annex, next to the Catholic Church on Jefferson St., behind BB&T on Green St and on Hancock St. at the site of the farmers' market. The parking deck on McIntosh St. behind the theatre may also be available but charges a fee. If you have questions regarding the event, call 478-414-6433.


ATHENS: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Planning and Planting the Fall Vegetable Garden with Jeremy Friedman of Sunrise Farm, in Athens. Thursday Aug 18, 2011 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM The Fall garden is an opportunity to have vegetables on your table, not only in the Fall but throughout the Winter and Spring. Topics will include but are not limited to: plant selection, crop rotation, cover crops, planting beneficial natives, composting, and drip irrigation set-up. Learn some tricks to get more out of your garden during the cooler months.SBG Members $18.00; Non-members $22.00 To register http://uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html or 706-542-6156


AUGUSTA: Basic Horticulture Classes (updated schedule)Sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. September 10 – Native Plants—Scott Smith; Steve Willard—Tour Sandy Run Nature Trail, October 8- Bulbs, Annuals, Perennials; Perennials for Dry Shade—Ginny Allen; Karen Oliver –Tour Karen’s garden, January 14 – Trees and Shrubs—Suzanne Thomas, Laura Sheets, Cathy Black—Tour Augusta State University, February 11—Seasonal Gardening Interest; Vegetables & companion planting—Jacque Rees, Kay Pittman—Tour Summerville Wellness, March – Indoor Gardening; Container Gardening; Bromeliads and Begonias;--Judy Sanderlin, Peggy Glover, Jacque Rees—Tour Sanderlin Greenhouses, May 12 – Herbs –Mary Louise Hagler—Tour Golden Living Center Augusta greenhouse, June – New Cultivars—Mike Sikes—Tour Research Center for Applied Nursery Research. Price $25 per session. Take as many classes as you like. Get a certificate if you complete six of the seven offered. Space is limited to 35 participants.For more information call or e-mail Judy Kirkland at 706-556-3417; 706-533-1149 (cell); [email protected] or go online to http://www.augustacouncilgc.com for information on speakers and tour locations.


EEinGeorgia.org is a collaborative project involving environmental educators throughout the state. EEingeorgia e-news is a great resource for information on training, grant opportunities and events of interest to environmental educators throughout the state.
http://eeingeorgia.org/core/news/list.aspx
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Aug 12, 2011 4:21 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
SUWANEE: Reminder that the Gwinnett Master Gardener Meeting August 15, 7pm is at different location than the usual meeting place: George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. All Master Gardeners and the public are welcome to attend and hear Aaron Poulsen present a program on Tree Inventories.



ELLIJAY: Master Naturalist Program offered by Gilmer County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners starting Thursday September 8th and running every Thursday till October 27th. The class starts at 9 AM and runs till 4 PM. The cost of the class is $175. For more information contact Gilmer County Cooperative Extension 1123 Progress Road, Suite A Ellijay, GA 30540 706 635-4426



MILLEDGEVILLE: Introduction to Permaculture Class taught by Debbie Waugh. Mondays September 12—November 14 6 PM—8 PM Central Georgia Technical College, Milledgeville Campus, 54 Hwy 22 West, Milledgeville, Georgia. Course topics include: Definition and Ethics of Permaculture Observing and Understanding Patterns Conserving and Using Water in Your Home and Garden Building Soil Trees, Plants, and Seeds: What Will Work in Your Yard Applying Permaculture: Build a Garden that Works with Nature Attracting Bees, Birds, and Beneficials in Your Garden Aquaculture Social Permaculture. $125 For registration information on classes offered in Milledgeville, call Brent Rosencrantz at 478-445-2307 or the main information number at the Milledgeville campus, 478-445-2300



RALEIGH, NC: Open Garden Days September 17&18 , Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5. Five private gardens plus the JC Raulston Arboretum are open to benefit The Garden Conservancy. Admission to each participating private garden is $5 per person; children 12 and under are admitted free. Admission may be paid in cash or check. Tickets are not required to attend Open Days. Discounted tickets (6 for $25 for non-members, or 6 for $15 for Garden Conservancy members) in advance allow 7-10 days for processing and mailing. Open Days are rain or shine events and no reservations are required. http://www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays/open-days-schedule...



ATHENS: "An Evening in the Garden" presented by the UGA Trial Gardens. Thursday, September 29th, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Trial Gardens will be hosting an evening of wine and hors d'oeuvres, featuring live jazz by "Dial Indicators," guided tours by Dr. Allan Armitage, and a book sale and signing. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the entrances. This is a beautiful and relaxing evening that gives all visitors a unique view of the garden as the sun goes down.

http://www.ugatrialgardens.com/



PINE MOUNTAIN: Callaway Gardens Fall Gardening School October 22, 2011, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Come learn from the experts what, how and when to plant to ensure success with your landscape endeavors. Join horticulturists Hank Bruno, former Director of Horticulture at Callaway Gardens and now with Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and Mildred Pinnell Fockele, Horticulture Director of Atlanta Botanical Garden for a fun and information packed day. Fee: $55 (includes lunch) To register, contact the Callaway Education Department at 706-663-5153 or at [email protected].



Good IPM Resources from UC Davis

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/index.html



Plant Pathology Podcasts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://podcast.ics.uiuc.edu/blog/plpa200 /

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Aug 19, 2011 2:25 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN


ATHENS: Friends of the State Botanical Garden Flea Market Saturday, August 20, 8am - 1pm (rain or shine) in the Conservatory. Treasures can be found among the many donated items offered at our annual flea market: gardening items, jewelry, toys, linens, furniture, books, tools, household items and more! Free admission. http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/



TUCKER: DMGA Monthly Meeting Monday, August 22nd at 6:00 pm at the Northlake Branch of DeKalb Libraries 3772 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084. Speaker Karen Lindauer presents Flowers and Foliage for a Fabulous Fall. Karen, an avid gardener and active member of the Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS),Georgia Perennial Plant Association and the Georgia Botanical Society, is also a volunteer in the woodland gardens, a small granite outcrop and a new Xeric Sand Bed at the Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Gardens. Free and open to the public. More info or a library link with a map http://www.dmga.org or phone (404) 248-1027.



ATLANTA: Dig It Up and Throw It Away- Alston Lecture with Helen Dillon at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Wednesday, August 24, 7 p.m. Helen Dillon is revered as one of the most skilled and perceptive gardeners of her time. Much sought after as an author, broadcaster, and garden consultant, she travels extensively on plant expeditions and lecture tours. Dillon has lived in Ireland for the past 38 years, where her garden in Dublin is open to the public, and has been featured in magazines worldwide. This lavishly illustrated talk is about cultivating the courage to rethink your garden and finding joy in reinventing the design and plantings. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. No reservations are required. http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/



CUMMING: Introduction to Organic Farming and Gardening Course September 3 - November 19, 2011 (alternate Saturdays) Cane Creek Farm, Cumming. Georgia Organics members $450, nonmembers $475. This intensive training course on organic farming and gardening will include lectures, discussions, videos and power point presentations, as well as hands-on activities in the field and the greenhouse or on a field trip. Meeting dates for the class are: Sept. 3, 17. Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 12, 19 Time: 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Registration ends Sept. 1 http://www.georgiaorganics.org/



ATHENS: Gold in Your Garden II: Georgia Gold Medal Symposium Wednesday, September 14, 2011. State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Featured speakers Rita Randolph, Coach Vince Dooley, Matthew Chappell, and SB Garden Director Wilf Nicholls and announcing the 2012 Georgia Gold Medal winners. Shop for gold medal plants at the plant sale (we’ll be happy to plant-sit them until the end of the symposium), or buy raffle tickets for a chance to win specimen plants, garden books or ornaments, and more. $40 Master Gardeners and Friends of the State Botanical Garden, $48 for others. Lunch included. http://www.georgiagoldmedalplants.org/



GRIFFIN: Gourdiful Creations: Decorating and Embellishing Gourds Workshop Saturday September 17, 10 am – 1pm. University of Georgia Research and Education Garden, across from the UGA Griffin Campus 121 Ellis Road Griffin, GA 30223 $10 In this fun and educational workshop, each participant will learn fun techniques for embellishing dried gourds, including painting, embossing and woodburning, and make their own ‘gourdiful creation’ to take home. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration form http://tinyurl.com/3klt6mo



ATHENS AREA: Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day Friday, October 7, 2011 at the UGA Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. and tours start promptly at 9:00 a.m. rain or shine. Faculty will be stationed throughout the farm to discuss their research projects. This year, we will have 15 researchers presenting 12 research projects taking place at the farm. Topics will range from honey bee management to invasive species to organic vegetable production to new ornamental cultivars (and MANY more). An ‘after the show’ in-depth tour of pumpkin, veggie and organic trials will dig deeper into this research program for those who want to stick around after 2:00PM. Registration $25 per person. Lunch will be provided. Details and registration: http://www.areg.caes.uga.edu/#hortfieldday



COLUMBUS: The Columbus Botanical Garden 2011 Garden Gala Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Green Island Country Club Columbus, GA. $75 per person. Featured speaker Ben Page, award winning Landscape Architect of Nashville, TN specializing in residential design. Events: 10 – 11:00 AM- Reception & Silent Auction/Market; 11 -12:00 PM- Lecture & Slide Presentation 'Profiles in Design'.; 12 – 1:00 PM- Luncheon. Also, afternoon Garden Design Workshop at Columbus Botanical Garden 2:00 – 4:30 PM $150 per person. For information 706-327-8400 Columbus Botanical Garden. Sponsored by Flower Magazine and benefitting CBG.



CHARLESTON, WV: 2011 International Master Gardener Conference: Color it Green in a Wild and Wonderful Way. October 11-14, 2011 Charleston, WV. $300 Keynote speakers: Anna Caroline Ball, Joe Lamp'l and Rick Darke. Also, breakout sessions, featured speakers, plus pre, day, and post tours. Hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service and WVU Master Gardeners. http://imgc.ext.wvu.edu/



MACON: Autumn in Bloom: Fall 2011 GMGA Conference October 21 & 22, 2011. Early Registration for GMGA members till Sept 22 $65($75 nonmember/member after 9/22). Saturday Conference at Macon Marriott City Center 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. Session speakers Carmen Johnston, Peter Loewer, Wilf Nicholls, Brooks Garcia. Plus, 8 breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Friday, Garden Walk ($15member/$20 nonmember) 3:30-6:30 with Dr. Armitage (5pm) includes a tour of Dick & Rusty George’s gardens and refreshments. http://georgiamastergardeners.org/conferences/autumn-in-bloo...



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Aug 26, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN


This weekend on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Propagating camellias, repotting orchids, and sedums. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/

JONESBORO: Jonesboro Farmers Market is still open on Tuesdays from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. and Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. until Noon. As long as the local growers keep producing we will be open. Did you know that most of the Farmers Market produce is picked ripe and sold that day, you can meet the farmers who grow your food, ask when it was picked, how it was grown, and ways to prepare it? Also, Farmers Markets put more money in the farmers pockets. Commercial farmers get only a percentage of every dollar’s worth of produce sold in supermarkets. At the Farmers’ market, they get the whole dollar. Buying locally grown produce encourages regional farming. For more information call 770-473-5434 or email [email protected] .


ATHENS: Seed Saving Class. State Botanical Garden of Georgia. September 8, 2011 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM with Amanda Tedrow, Athens Clarke County Extension Agent. Are you interested in heirloom vegetables and saving your own seeds? Many gardeners are interested in this concept but unsure which seeds or plants to buy or where to start in the garden. Join Amanda for more information on saving your seeds from year to year. Members $14.00; Non-members $16.00 http://uga.edu/botgarden/edu or 706-542-6156

ATLANTA: Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:30 pm Day Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA. Mary Woehrel presents Introduction to Wild Mushrooming. Social Hour at 6:45. http://www.gnps.org


ATLANTA: Georgia Perennial Plant Association Meeting Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:30 p.m. Atlanta History Center McElreath Hall Atlanta History Center. Linda Askey presents "Second Spring". Social hour 6:30-7:30 p.m. http://www.georgiaperennial.org


MADISON: Mark your calendars Morgan County Historical Society Home and Garden Tour September 23 - 24: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Earlybird Tickets purchased before 4pm September 22nd, $20;regular $25. 706-342-9627 http://www.friendsofheritagehall.org/ Email: [email protected]


MCDONOUGH: Beekeeping Short Course. Learn about how to become a beekeeper. Most beekeepers are in it for the honey, although others maintain colonies of bees to pollinate crops, or for the beeswax, propolis, pollen or royal jelly. But did you know it could be a Family Hobby? Join us on Saturday, October 15th, 8:00 A.M., Public Safety Building Community Room, 116 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Georgia, when the Henry County Beekeepers will host a Beekeeping Short Course. To print out the registration application http://www.henrycountybeekeepers.org or for more information call 770-473-5434.


STATEWIDE: The Georgia Master Gardener Association needs your help in finding a Ways and Means Committee Chair. Please help them find the right volunteer for this important position. This committee is charged with exploring ways to ensure adequate resources for GMGA through membership, donations, gifts and sponsorships. Specifically, to develop a partnership or sponsors program to generate revenue to support educational programming and general operations, increase membership, develop a plan to fully fund the Georgia Master Gardener Scholarship, create a program of member benefits through relationships with retail outlets, public and private gardens, and other garden establishments, and promote sales of GMGA merchandise and attendance at the annual conference. Send your resume or a nomination to GMGA President WH Smith at [email protected] or phone WH at 770-834-4266 (H) or 770-328-2773 (M) to discuss the position.
ATLANTA: Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:30 pm Day Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA. Mary Woehrel presents Introduction to Wild Mushrooming. Social Hour at 6:45. http://www.gnps.org


ATLANTA: Georgia Perennial Plant Association Meeting Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:30 p.m. Atlanta History Center McElreath Hall Atlanta History Center. Linda Askey presents "Second Spring". Social hour 6:30-7:30 p.m. http://www.georgiaperennial.org


MADISON: Mark your calendars Morgan County Historical Society Home and Garden Tour September 23 - 24: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Earlybird Tickets purchased before 4pm September 22nd, $20;regular $25. 706-342-9627 http://www.friendsofheritagehall.org/ Email: [email protected]


MCDONOUGH: Beekeeping Short Course. Learn about how to become a beekeeper. Most beekeepers are in it for the honey, although others maintain colonies of bees to pollinate crops, or for the beeswax, propolis, pollen or royal jelly. But did you know it could be a Family Hobby? Join us on Saturday, October 15th, 8:00 A.M., Public Safety Building Community Room, 116 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Georgia, when the Henry County Beekeepers will host a Beekeeping Short Course. To print out the registration application http://www.henrycountybeekeepers.org or for more information call 770-473-5434.


STATEWIDE: The Georgia Master Gardener Association needs your help in finding a Ways and Means Committee Chair. Please help them find the right volunteer for this important position. This committee is charged with exploring ways to ensure adequate resources for GMGA through membership, donations, gifts and sponsorships. Specifically, to develop a partnership or sponsors program to generate revenue to support educational programming and general operations, increase membership, develop a plan to fully fund the Georgia Master Gardener Scholarship, create a program of member benefits through relationships with retail outlets, public and private gardens, and other garden establishments, and promote sales of GMGA merchandise and attendance at the annual conference. Send your resume or a nomination to GMGA President WH Smith at [email protected] or phone WH at 770-834-4266 (H) or 770-328-2773 (M) to discuss the position.
1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA. Mary Woehrel presents Introduction to Wild Mushrooming. Social Hour at 6:45. http://www.gnps.org


ATLANTA: Georgia Perennial Plant Association Meeting Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:30 p.m. Atlanta History Center McElreath Hall Atlanta History Center. Linda Askey presents "Second Spring". Social hour 6:30-7:30 p.m. http://www.georgiaperennial.org


MADISON: Mark your calendars Morgan County Historical Society Home and Garden Tour September 23 - 24: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Earlybird Tickets purchased before 4pm September 22nd, $20;regular $25. 706-342-9627 http://www.friendsofheritagehall.org/ Email: [email protected]


MCDONOUGH: Beekeeping Short Course. Learn about how to become a beekeeper. Most beekeepers are in it for the honey, although others maintain colonies of bees to pollinate crops, or for the beeswax, propolis, pollen or royal jelly. But did you know it could be a Family Hobby? Join us on Saturday, October 15th, 8:00 A.M., Public Safety Building Community Room, 116 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Georgia, when the Henry County Beekeepers will host a Beekeeping Short Course. To print out the registration application http://www.henrycountybeekeepers.org or for more information call 770-473-5434.


STATEWIDE: The Georgia Master Gardener Association needs your help in finding a Ways and Means Committee Chair. Please help them find the right volunteer for this important position. This committee is charged with exploring ways to ensure adequate resources for GMGA through membership, donations, gifts and sponsorships. Specifically, to develop a partnership or sponsors program to generate revenue to support educational programming and general operations, increase membership, develop a plan to fully fund the Georgia Master Gardener Scholarship, create a program of member benefits through relationships with retail outlets, public and private gardens, and other garden establishments, and promote sales of GMGA merchandise and attendance at the annual conference. Send your resume or a nomination to GMGA President WH Smith at [email protected] or phone WH at 770-834-4266 (H) or 770-328-2773 (M) to discuss the position.
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Sep 2, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves. Recycled Containers with Tony Johnson, Horticulturist at UGA Griffin Research & Education Garden; Trifoliate Orange; Propagating Stems in Water with UGA Horticulture Professor Dr. Paul Thomas; Mexican Bean Beetles. YSG airs Saturdays at 12:30 and 6:30 pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations.


ROSWELL: First and Third Wednesday Lecture Series: Historic Gardening at Barrington Hall presented by Janet Rigsby, Staff Horticulturist at Barrington Hall. Wednesday, September 7, 7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Complimentary light refreshments will be available. Presentation at 7pm. Plus question and answer period after the presentation. $5.00 donation requested for admission. Advance reservations are required. Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Dr. Roswell, GA 30075 770.640.3855 http://www.southerntrilogy.com


ATHENS: Georgia Gold Medal Plant Sale Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:00 am – 4:00 pm As part of the Gold in Your Garden II symposium, a plant sale featuring Georgia Gold Medal plants will be held in front of the Callaway Building at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens from 10-4. All are welcome to shop, whether or not they are attending the symposium. Come shop for proven performers for Georgia gardeners among plant experts, garden curators and Master Gardeners who are more than happy to help you choose the right plants for your garden. http://www.georgiagoldmedalplants.org


ATHENS:Gold in Your Garden Symposium Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:30 am – 2:30 pm The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens is the headquarters for the Georgia Gold Medal Program, which has selected easy to find, easy-care landscape plants with many seasons of interest for Georgia gardens. There are now over 75 plants in this versatile plant palette. Coach Vince Dooley and nationally known writer, photographer and lecturer Rita Randolph will highlight this second Gold in Your Garden symposium, a day at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens that includes speakers, a book signing, a plant sale, amazing raffle prizes and lunch. Join us for inspiration and ideas on how to incorporate these proven performers in your garden! For more information: http://www.georgiagoldmedalplants.org or 706-542-1244. http://www.georgiagoldmedalplants.org


SUWANEE: Gwinnett Master Gardener Meeting September 19th will take place in a temporary location at the George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 822-5414. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m. Debbie Cosgrove will be our speaker, presenting a program on: A 19th century Physician's Use of Medicinal Herbs with Emphasis on Native Plants. Debbie will introduce us to Dr. Durham's use of medicinal plants. Dr. Durham was one of the more renowned physicians of Georgia during the 19th century. Debbie is a graduate of UGA with a BS in Foods and Nutrition and an MS in Horticulture. In 2008 she and Ellen Whitaker co-authored a book containing the 19th century medicinal remedies of Dr. Lindsey Durham who resided near Athens, Ga. Debbie is affiliated with the historical preservation group the Friends of Scull Shoals. She has an interest in native plants and currently volunteers for the Georgia Perimeter College Native Garden in Decatur. She lives in Arnoldsville, Ga. Should you be interested, Debbie will have available copies of her book, "Dr. Durham's Receipts: A 19th century's Physician's Use of Medicinal Herbs" by Debbie C. Cosgrove and Ellen Whitaker. The book is $8 cash or check only.


CHARLESTON, SC: 35th Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens, September 22nd through October 23rd, 2011. Experience Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history and culture during the Preservation Society of Charleston’s 35th Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. Visit intimate gardens and architecturally significant private homes, churches and public buildings as you stroll through our historic streets. Self-guided tours highlight American architecture from the early Georgian Period into the 21st century. You will enjoy unique neighborhoods that represent Charleston’s flourishing culture from the Colonial era to the present. Most of the properties on tour are privately owned and are open to the public exclusively as a fundraising effort for the Preservation Society of Charleston. Street tours $45, Weekend tour passes $120. http://www.preservationsociety.org/tours_default.asp


GAINESVILLE: 8th Annual Hall County Master Gardeners’ Fall GARDEN EXPO September 23 - 24, 2011 Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center off of I-985N at Exit 20. Follow the signs. The best plant vendors in the state. Unusual and hard to find trees,shrubs, perennials, daylilies, ferns, Fall annuals, and native plants.Garden tools, equipment, art, door prizes and so much more! $2 Admission Per Person- Children Free. Great parking. Unbeatable prices. Easy loading.Food available. Rain or Shine. NO PETS ALLOWED. Info.770.535.8293
http://www.hcmgs.com


ATLANTA:Trees Atlanta 12th Annual Tree Sale Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316. Saturday, October 8th, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tree sale is an annual fundraiser which raises dollars for NeighborWoods, Trees Atlanta’s volunteer tree planting and conservation program. Excellent trees available for sale plus Tree Festival with music, speakers, demonstrations, and crafts, as well as opportunities to learn about the new Kendeda Center- a LEED-certified building. sponsored by Turner Broadcasting. http://www.treesatlanta.org/treesale.aspx


SAVANNAH: Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens Pumpkin Patch Opening Saturday October 8, 2011. Special opening day hours 9am to 4pm. 2 Cane Brake Road Savannah, GA 31419 Normal hours for Pumpkin Patch are: Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm Closed on Sunday For more information regarding the Pumpkin Patch, visit http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/bamboo or call (912) 921-5460 (Family Fall Festival Oct 22, 2011)


MACON: Don't forget to get your early bird registration by Sept 22 in for GMGA Fall Conference October 21-22, 2011 at the Macon Mariott City Centre Hotel & Conference Center. (Member early reg $65, all others $75. Fri-special event registration member $15, guest $20) Friday,visit and tour Dick and Rusty George's Quinta del Sol gardens with Dr Allan Armitage. Saturday's line-up features great speakers, vendors and break out sessions. Stay another night and Sunday spend the day exploring Macon area on your own: Aviation Museum, Massee Lane Camellia Gardens, historic homes and cemeteries and more(Macon area info http://www.maconga.org/ ) Conference info and registration http://www.georgiamastergardeners.org


CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS: 2011 Fall Flower & Garden Fest Friday and Saturday, October 21 & 22, at the Truck Crops Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Crystal Springs is about 25 miles south of Jackson. Hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days and food vendors will have food and drinks available. Gardens and demonstration plot tours, seminars, exhibits, plant swap and more. Free parking and free admission. Information including scheduled events, directions, and lodging http://msucares.com/fallfest/index.html


PINE MOUNTAIN: Callaway Gardens 26th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium January 27-29, 2012. Symposium Registration: $245 Includes Friday evening reception, two continental breakfasts, Saturday box lunch, Saturday banquet, Saturday and Sunday programs and materials. Deadline to register for SGS 2012 is Friday, January 20, 2012. Symposium Overnight Package Special room rates are available for Southern Gardening Symposium registrants, starting at $79* per night. Early Bird Specials · Register by October 31, 2011 and receive $25 off Symposium registration rate. To register or for more information, email [email protected] or call 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292), option 5, option 2, or 706.663.5153 (Master Gardeners can receive the discounted symposium registration fee even after the early-bird deadline is past by identifying themselves as such when making the registration.)
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Sep 9, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This Week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Bonsai 101, Scarification, Tomato Hornworm, Drying Apples w/Dr. Elizabeth Andress, UGA Prof. & Food Specialist. YSG airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting TV Saturdays at 12:30 and 6:30pm.



DECATUR: Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden 2011 Fall Lunch and Wildflower Series. Next up: Friday, September 16, with Dave Funderburk "Native Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers in Fall". Walks start at 11:00 and talks start at noon. Plant Sales on both Wednesdays and Fridays. Info on upcoming Plant Walks and Talks and Plant Sales- http://gpcnativegarden.org/sales11fall.html

Also- Special Event Sept 26-Oct 1 Ferntastic Madness week http://gpcnativegarden.org/Special_Events.html



MADISON: Morgan County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 9 am - 5 pm at the County Extension Office 440 Hancock Street. Master Gardeners will also be on site to help answer questions about how to grow the plants or gardening questions in general. Holding area will be available so visitors can pick out plants early and still be able to attend the Heritage Hall Tour of Homes, eat lunch or shop around town. Available at the sale: perennials, shrubs, roses, and many other treasures from the gardens around Madison. There will also be a planting table for children and they will be able to take home their treasure. (Info on Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens http://www.friendsofheritagehall.org/falltour.htm )



DECATUR: "Shady Character- How to Add Real Character and Wow to your Urban Shade Garden" presented by Flo Chaffin. Monday, September 26th at 6 pm Northlake Library, 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. As owner of Specialty Ornamentals in Watkinsville and past President and Director of the American Conifer Society, Southeast Region, Flo has tons of expertise, is a great speaker with lots of enthusiasm and will talk about growing interesting conifers in our gardens, specifically conifers for shade. She can get really excited about texture combinations and contrasts and knows the really good specimens for the Atlanta area. Info http://www.dmga.org/



BLUE RIDGE: Hike & Help for the Hemlocks Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continuing the theme of last year’s Hemlock Camp Meeting, “a gathering of kindred spirits to celebrate and preserve the magnificent hemlock,” Save Georgia’s Hemlocks and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association are teaming up to sponsor a Hike & Help for the Hemlocks along a wonderful section of the BMT that runs through the Cherry Log Mountain Development. All members, facilitators, volunteers, and friends are invited. Space is limited, so register early. For more information or registration, call 706-429-8010 or e-mail [email protected]. Details will be sent when you register. http://www.savegeorgiashemlocks.org/



PERRY: Horticultural Events at the Georgia National Fair, October 6-16th. Standard Flower Show October 7-9, Camellia Show October 15-16, and Dahlia Show October 15-16. General Fair info at http://www.georgianationalfair.com/ Standard Flower show competition info http://www.georgianationalfair.com/files/2011/07/Standard-Fl...



GRIFFIN: UGA Griffin Campus Continuing Education presents Growing Mushroom Varieties in Your Backyard: Mushroom Gardening. Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon at the UGA Research and Education Garden classroom. UGA professor Sarah Workman has grown shitake, nameko and loin's mane mushrooms in her backyard at her Watkinsville farm for some time now. Come learn how she does it! This certified organic course gives you, in a short period of time, the "ins and outs" of mushroom growing, taught by a passionate expert. You will get information on the optimal conditions for growing mushrooms and how to work with varieties that grow well in Georgia. $27 For info or to register by phone with credit card (770) 229-3477. Register by mail or fax http://www.ugagriffincontinuinged.com/docs/RevisedStandardRe...



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Sep 15, 2011 11:03 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This weekend on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Bonsai 102, New old & robot lawn Mowers, Mulch volcanoes, Lotus with Stephen Garton. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/



DULUTH: Atlanta Koi Club Annual Show of Koi and Goldfish on September 17-18 in the Gwinnett Convention Center Parking Lot. Saturday hours are 10-5P and Sunday is 10-2P. Open and free to the public. Great opportunity to see and learn about beautiful koi and goldfish. http://atlantakoiclub.org/Club Bulletins/showdoc2011.htm (fyi- JapanFest is inside the GCC http://www.japanfest.org/ )



LAGRANGE: Hills and Dales Estate Workshop: Leaf Casting Saturday, September 17 10:00 a.m. - noon $25. Staff from the estate will lead this hands-on leaf casting workshop. Create a large leaf casting for your home or garden. Choose from Magnolia, hosta, castor bean, oakleaf hydrangea and elephant ear. All supplies will be provided. http://www.hillsanddales.org/



CONYERS: 6th Annual Rockdale County Master Gardener Plant Sale. Saturday, September 24 from 10am-4pm at 1400 Parker Road. For sale: flowers, trees, shrubs. Also garden gift items, items from local artists and craftsmen, Chinese auction and more. Scheduled Events: belly dancing demo (11am), azalea gardening (11:30), cooking demonstration (noon), endangered wildlife presentation (12:30 and 2:30), fall wildflower art (1:30), crafts and fingerprinting for the kids, public safety vehicle display and k-9 demonstrations (2pm). Free. For information call the Rockdale County Extension office at 770-278-7373 or stop by the office and pick up a schedule of events.



GAINESVILLE: Hall County MG 2011 Fall Expo: Greatest Two-day Plant Sale in Georgia, with nearly 50 vendors selling plants, garden art and garden products. $2 admission at the gate. Friday, September 23 – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, September 24 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, near I-985 at exit 20 in Gainesville

http://www.hcmgs.com/



GREENSBORO: The Lunchbag Landscape Series presents “Composting: Bins of Gold”, a free program on the simple steps and advantages of composting for the back yard garden, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 11:30 to 1 pm. Dr. George Boyhan, UGA Professor and horticulture expert, will speak at the Greene County Cooperative Extension Building, 1180 Weldon Smith Drive in Greensboro. Participants are invited to bring a lunch or buy one at the lecture. Lunch consists of a Sub sandwich (Publix), chips, a drink and a brownie. The cost is $6.00. The Lunchbag Landscape Series is a presentation of the Greene County Master Gardeners and the Greene County Cooperative Extension Service. For information: 706-453-2083.



ATHENS: “An Evening in the Gardens” presented by the UGA Trial Gardens. Thursday, September 29th, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Trial Gardens will be hosting an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres, featuring live jazz by “Dial Indicators,” guided tours by Dr. Allan Armitage, and a book sale and signing. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the entrances.

http://www.ugatrialgardens.com/



WATKINSVILLE: UGA Horticulture Field Day Oct. 7, 2011 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM $25 includes lunch. Register at http://www.areg.caes.uga.edu/#hortfieldday More information http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/?public=viewStory&pk_id=421...



PERRY: Master Gardeners at the Georgia National Fair. The “Ask a Master Gardener” booth in Heritage Hall is open each day of the fair, Oct. 7-16, from 10 AM until 4 PM. Staffed by MG’s from the Central Georgia counties, volunteers will be available to answer questions about the home landscape and garden, and will have lawn calendars, information about classes, and various publications for sharing. There will be demonstrations on a variety of topics throughout the day. GA National Fair website daily schedule includes demonstration times (click on the day) at http://www.georgianationalfair.com/category/events/upcoming

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Sep 23, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Buying a Good Shrub, Favorite Plants at Leu Gardens, Sago Palms at The Cloister and Malabar Spinach. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/



This Week's Reminders (See previous Snippets for details)

Hall Co. MG Fall Expo Fri., Sept 23 8:30-5, Sat., Sept 24 8:30-4.

Morgan Co MG Plant Sale Fri., Sept 23 9-5, Sat., Sept 24 9-5.

Rockdale Co. MG Plant Sale Sat., Sept 24, 10-4

DMGA Shade Gardening with Conifers Mon, Sept 26th 6 pm

Greene Co. MG Lunchbag Landscape Tue. Sept. 27, 11:30-1.

Evening in the Garden UGA Trial Gardens Thur., Sept. 29th, 5:30-7:30.



Fresh Clippings

ATLANTA: 4th Annual Urban Coop Tour presented by The Oakhurst Community Garden Project and Georgia Organics. September 24 - 25 — 12 - 5pm. Tour of over 20 urban coops in: Decatur, Grant Park/Ormewood Park, Virginia-Highlands/Morningside/Inman Park. Each neighborhood will feature 8+ coops on the self-guided tour. The tour will highlight the benefits of backyard chickens as well as the potential pitfalls and solutions. Coop owners will be available to answer questions, provide details on their coop designs and to share their experiences with "the girls". Tickets $25 http://urbancooptour.com/tickets.php



DECATUR: Ferntastic Week at Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanic Garden. September 26 - October 1 It's a great week with talks by George Sanko each day except on Wednesday followed by plant sales. Learn where and how to plant ferns including xeric ferns with recommendations for the best ferns both native and non-native ferns. All those attending will be given a coupon for 15% off, which is usable any time this fall except with another discount. Special presentation "Cool Tools You'll Never See in Stores" Wednesday, Sept 28, at 11:30 by Walter Reeves (you might want to carpool for this popular event). Details http://gpcnativegarden.org/Special_Events.html



MILLEDGEVILLE: "Local Harvest Food Fair" sponsored by Milledgeville Community Garden Assoc. & Live Healthy Baldwin. Saturday, October 1st: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot between Georgia Military College and First Presbyterian Church (corner of Green and Wayne Streets). Sample and purchase pasture-fed meat, artisan cheese and local/Georgia-grown seasonal produce! Gardening and growing information provided by Oconee Master Gardeners, 4-H, and more! Call Debbie at 478-414-6433 for more information.



NATIONWIDE: American Horticultural Society 3rd Annual Online Auction. This year’s auction features exclusive opportunities for four people to have lunch and a garden tour with notable horticulturists and landscape designers throughout the United States. Some of the exciting experiences close to home for us: a private tour and lunch for 4 with UGA's own Allan Armitage, internationally known for his multifaceted teaching and research in new plants for the garden and greenhouse at the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens, or a package for 4 that includes a private tour of Atlanta Botanical Garden with Mary Pat Matheson, Buckhead private gardens, lunch at Serenbe and stay at Loews Atlanta Hotel. Among the other tours is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania with Landscape Architect Melissa Marshall, principal designer for the award winning firm MTR Landscape Architects. Visit http://www.ahs.org/auction/ for a full list of these exceptional experiences and more information about the auction process. The deadline to bid on the auction items is September 26, 2011, 5:00PM EST. All proceeds benefit the AHS's outreach programs and stewardship of its River Farm headquarters.

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Sep 30, 2011 2:31 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Propagating Begonias, Cane Cuttings with Dr. Paul Thomas, Prof. of Horticulture, UGA, The Language of Deadheading. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/



DALLAS: Paulding County Master Gardeners Fall Bulb Sale ends at NOON, Monday, October 3rd, 2011 Varieties, info and order form at http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/paulding/documents/Bulbsal... Late orders will NOT be accepted. Payment must accompany the order. Make checks payable to Paulding Co. Agri-Business. Drop orders off by NOON Monday 10/3/11 at UGA Extension Office Paulding County– 530 Memorial Drive – Dallas, GA 30132 Bulb orders may be picked up: Friday, October 14th 2 – 6:30PM or Monday, October 17th – 2 – 6:30PM call 770-443-7616 for more information.



ATHENS: UGA Horticulture Club Plant Sale. Two Weekends! Friday, September 30, Saturday, October 1 8am – 5pm, Sunday October 2nd, 1- 5pm; and Friday & Saturday October 7 – 8, 8am – 5pm; Sunday October 9, 1 - 5pm. Riverbend Greenhouse – @ Riverbend Rd & College Station Road http://www.hortclub.uga.edu/



ROSWELL: Chattahoochee Nature Center Native Plant Sale Saturday, October 1st 10:00am – 5:00pm There are many native plants suited to different garden situations, from full sun to full shade, and a wide variety will be available at this semi-annual sale of specialty plants. This year we will also be selling nutritious veggies for the winter vegetable garden in conjunction with our Unity Garden. Horticulturalists and Master Gardeners will be on-site to assist you in picking the perfect plants for your yard and to answer all of your plant questions, making this an educational visit as well! Stop by and see what unique native plants we have in stock to beautify your gardens and attract native wildlife to your yard! Event does not include Admission to CNC grounds. For directions http://chattnaturecenter.org/index.html



DECATUR: Walks and Talks at Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden. Friday, October 7, with George Sanko - "Flora of Alaska: From Denali to Thompson Pass". The following week on Friday, October 14, Tara Dillard will present "Pollinator Habitat: More Than Butterflies & Bees & Sustainable & Organic". Before each talk our guided garden walks are held starting at 11:00 followed the talk at 12:00. Follow the signs in the garden to the classroom. For more information about Tara visit her website. 15% off all Plant Sales in October. Plant Sales are held on Wednesdays and Fridays through October from 10:30 - 2:00. In addition, we are open this coming Saturday, October 1 and two more Saturdays in October - October 15 and October 29. Saturday hours are 10:00 - 2:00. http://gpcnativegarden.org/



ATHENS: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Friends First Friday October 7 - Lessons from the Lorax - The Latest Adventures in Plant Conservation at the State Botanical Garden - presented by Jennifer Ceska, Plant Conservation Coordinator. Please call Beverly for reservations at 706-542-6138 or email [email protected]. Members $10; Non-Members $12.



GRIFFIN Scarecrows in the Garden Display at the UGA Research and Education Garden. Daily. Monday October 10 through Sunday October 23, 2011. Free. Wild and wacky scarecrow creations by individuals, local organizations, schools, and businesses. Join the fun and create your own scarecrow for display. Registration deadline to enter a scarecrow is October 3. For more information and a registration form for entering a scarecrow, contact: [email protected] Visit the garden and the scarecrows weekdays 8 am-4:30 pm and Sundays 1-4 pm. Sunday October 23, Scarecrows in the Garden Celebration. Scarecrow judging, pumpkin painting, games, music, prizes and much, much more. Children are invited to wear fun and zany costumes for an afternoon of activities and treats. Rain date October 30. Free http://www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/garden/VisitGarden.cf...



ATHENS: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Medicinal Plant Symposium and Plant Sale**. Oct 18, 2011 9AM - 3 PM. During this day-long seminar, five medicinal plant experts will explore a variety of medicinal plants and some of the belief systems that guide their use. The program will introduce medical botany both in the botanically rich southeastern U.S. and in other parts of the world emphasizing traditional as well as current uses of medicinal plants. The program will also explore cultivation of drought resistant native medicinal plants in Georgia and herbal medicine making. Cost: Members $60.00; Non-members $65.00 **Although the plant sale complements the Medicinal Plant Symposium, it is open to anyone who wants to shop for herbs and other medicinal plants. You will find familiar herbs and perennials among the offerings and garden staff to help you select the best plants for your garden. To register http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html or Phone:706-542-6156

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Oct 14, 2011 9:58 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Propagating Leaves with Dr. Paul Thomas, Prof. of Horticulture, UGA, Repotting Carnivorous Plants, Ferns. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/


LAWRENCEVILLE: Gwinnett Technical College Fall Plant Sale! October 18th,19th & 20th, 2011Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4pm
This year's selection includes....Pansies and violas,Snapdragons,Ornamental Cabbage and Kale,Boxwoods,3 gallon Gardenias, Pink Stardust Magnolias,Confederate Jasmine, Nippon Lily, Japanese Painted Fern, Fig trees, Creeping Jenny, Assorted Hosta, Fall herbs and vegetables, And so much more! Come to the greenhouse!
http://www.gwinnetttech.edu/horticulture/content.cfm?PageCod...




AUGUSTA: Plant Exchange and Sale Saturday, October 22, 20119:00 – 12:00 Savannah Rapids Pavilion Parking Lot. Weather Permitting. Admission is Free.Bring plants and gardening items to sell or trade All participants need to bring their own tables and display equipment For more information contact Helene Hondrum 706-854-8215 Betty Crowther 706-825-8613 Jan Nelson 706-955-7776 [email protected] Betsy Ristroph 706-738-4684 [email protected]


ATHENS: State Botanical Garden Design Basics for Edible Landscaping Series 3 Sessions: 1/10, 2/21, 3/20 5:00 – 7:00 pm SBG Members $45; non-members $50 Instructor Kevin Yates, Owner, Hungry Gnome, Athens Session 1 - Tuesday, January 10: Principles of Edible Landscaping. Learn how to read your landscape, recognize and create microclimates, use plants for multiple functions (including food!), and to create biodiversity and work with nature for healthier plants and fewer pests. Session 2 - Tuesday, February 21: Bringing the Soil to Life and Inviting Water. We will discuss in detail soil ecology and how to improve soil fertility (both quickly and over the long-term) for optimal plant growth. Learn to create self-watering gardens that capture and store rainwater in the soil; we'll also discuss water- and labor-conservation techniques such as mulching, shading the soil, and drip irrigation. Session 3 - Tuesday, March 20: The Edible Plants - Annuals and Perennials Learn how to grow annual vegetables intensively for year-round production. Explore the amazing world of perennial edible plants, including trees, shrubs, "perennials," and reseeding annuals; these plants require little care and can fill many roles and niches in your landscape, including places too wet, dry, or shady for annual vegetables. Call 706-542-6156 or register online at http://www.uga.edu/botgarden
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Oct 21, 2011 9:43 AM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
This week on Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves: Orchids, Galls, Terrariums and Mint in the garden. YSG airs Saturdays at noon and 6:30 pm on GPB TV. http://yoursoutherngarden.com/ The next episode is the last show of the 2011 season; if you enjoy YSG, please take time to let your local GPB station know that you enjoy it and that you’d like to see it back for another season.



GRIFFIN: Landscape Update: All About Color Date: Friday November 11, 2011 Time: 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Griffin Campus, Research Education Garden Classroom, Griffin, GA 30223 This program is designed for the commercial landscaper (MG's welcome, too) who wants to hone his or her knowledge of annuals, perennials, shrubs and woodies—with special emphasis on color. Container combos and plant recommendations also will be included. Landscape weed identification and control and sustainable cultural practices to ensure healthy plants will be discussed. Pesticide credit in category 21 and 24 has been applied for. Refreshments and lunch are included in program. Sponsored by the University of Georgia Horticulture Department and the Center for Urban Agriculture. $50 Registration is required. For information or a registration form, contact Val Schott at (770) 233-5598 (afternoons 1-5) or email [email protected].



DECATUR: GPC Native Plant Garden Walks and Talks Friday, October 28, Arty Schronce will present "Creating a garden that is an oasis for Birds, Butterflies and other wildlife". Guided garden walk on Friday will be held at 11:00 followed by the talk at 12:00. Follow the signs in the garden to the classroom. Plant Sales with 15% Discount in October. Plant Sales are held on Wednesdays and Fridays through October from 10:30 - 2:00. Also, plant sales will be open Saturday, October 29. Saturday hours are 10:00 - 2:00. http://gpcnativegarden.org/

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"The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker, for it involves hours of walking round in circles,
apparently doing nothing. What I'm doing is forcing myself to evaluate certain areas....
Only during these quiet moments does a good idea suddenly occur."
~ Helen Dillon, Irish garden writer