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Jan 6, 2011 6:20 PM CST
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GWINNETT: Gwinnett Master Gardeners Meeting January 17, 2011. Camellias (& possible misconceptions about them) with Douglas Ruhren, Horticulturist at the American Camellia Society (ACS) in Fort Valley, GA. Covered dish dinner at 6:30. If you would like to eat with us, please bring a dish to share. Otherwise, come and hear Mr. Ruhren at 7:00 p.m. We meet at the Gwinnett Sr. Center at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville off of Ronald Reagan Parkway. (You may also want to mark your calendar for next month as well. February 21st Dr. Allan Armitage “Tales from the Garden.” He will have copies of his books to sign and sell too.)



ATHENS: Native Plant Symposium at the State Botanical Garden. Wednesday January 19, 2011 8:45 am - 3:30 pm. A day-long program that considers gardening with wildflowers, medicinals and other native plants along with related conservation issues. Learn how to incorporate your appreciation of these plants into your home landscape plan during this day long series of presentations. Members $55.00; Non-members $62.00

http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html 706-542-6156



ATHENS: Certificate in Native Plants: Orientation for New Participants. January 25, 2011 9:00 - 10:30 AM. State Botanical Garden Visitor Center, Classroom 2. SBG education staff will introduce the overall CNP program. Learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available to CNP participants. Information on field trips will also be provided. This orientation is free and optional for CNP participants. http://uga.edu/botgarden/educnp.html



GWINNETT: GGIA Georgia Green Industry Association Wintergreen Conference January 26-28, 2011 – Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth, GA. (EDUCATIONAL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!) Prices are before/after January 11. After Jan 17th, register onsite only. Full and half day seminar registration includes same day admission for trade show. http://WWW.GGIA.ORG

Schedule of educational events at GGIA Wintergreen:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Multifunctional Landscapes – Planting Beautiful Food (8:00AM – 5:00PM Workshop) $75/ $95

Get the most out of a landscape and learn how to design, plant, and take care of vegetables, blueberries, fruit trees, herbs and medicinal plants. Featuring Dr. Scott Nesmith, Bob Westerfield, Karen Rawlins, Dr. Will Hudson, Paul Pugliese, Dr. Bodie Pennisi, David Berle (MLA), and Sheryl Wells.



Propagation and Grafting (9:00AM – 5:00PM Workshop) $75/$95

Propagation and grafting is as much an art as a science. We will walk you through both sides of the equation as we discuss seed propagation, propagation by cuttings, and summer grafting. There will be hands on activities, so bring your gloves and ‘dirty shirt’. Featuring Dr. Matthew Chappell, Dr. Tim Smalley, Michael Martin, and David Freed.



Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Plants Session (10:00AM – 3:30PM) $40/$60

What are the latest trends in natives, trees, shrubs, and perennials? This all-star lineup will walk you through the latest and greatest plant material for the southeastern U.S. Featuring Dr. Jim Affolter, Ted Stevens, Dr. John Ruter, and Dr. Mike Dirr.



Pest Control Session (10:30AM – 12:30PM) $20/$30

Learn more about cool season landscape diseases and some new (and old) landscape insect pest problems and solutions while earning 2 GA Pesticide License recertification credits. Featuring Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward and Dr. Kris Braman.

For more detailed information and registration information, visit: http://WWW.GGIA.ORG and click on the brochure.



PINE MOUNTAIN: 25th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium at Callaway Gardens. January 28, 29, and 30, 2011. Three-day symposium devoted to gardening in the South. In-depth workshops; garden tour; a silent auction and garden marketplace, and topics including Scott Burrell's Dwarf Conifers for the South, Rick Darke's The New Wild Garden, Dr. Michael Dirr's Thirty Years of Gardening in Georgia, Bobby Green's Camellias, Joe Lamp'l's Greening Your Garden, Lucinda Mays' Growing Your Own Food, Erin Weston's Winter Garden, and Kari Whitley's Southern Gardening. $245 Preconference events $79

http://www.callawaygardens.com/info/calendar/calendar.southe...



ATLANTA: Georgia Perennial Association 2011 Symposium & Silent Auction: The Pleasure Garden. Saturday, February 5, 2011 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Atlanta Botanical Garden $57 GPPA and ABG Members / $67 Non-members. $5 Pre-paid parking / $10 Boxed Lunch(register by January 19, 2011 for discounted parking)Registration Deadline: January 31, 2011 http://www.georgiaperennial.org/events/2011/index.htm



FORSYTH COUNTY: Intro to Organic Farming and Gardening Course presented by Georgia Organics, join Lynn Pugh at Cane Creek Farm near Cumming to learn beginning from the soil up. The fundamentals of organic growing including: soils, plant biology, insect types, disease and weed management, composting, marketing and certification will be explained in a lively, interactive fashion. In order to receive the most benefit from this educational course, participants should be in good physical condition and willing to learn by doing. No prior knowledge or experience in growing is required. $450 for members of Georgia Organics and $475 for non-members. Meeting dates for the class are: Feb. 5 & Feb. 19; March 5 & March 19; April 2, April 16 & April 30. Time: 9 a.m - 4 p.m.

http://www.georgiaorganics.org/EventDetail/10-12-16/Introduc...



MACON: Green Up Landscape Update 2011 Sponsored by UGA Extension, Tuesday February 15, 2011 Macon State College. Management track for business issues, Basic and Review for your crews, Green Landscaping for environmental practices, New Ideas to introduce the latest trends. Four hours of commercial pesticide credits from the GA Dept of AG in Category 24- Ornamental and Turf or private pesticide applicator. For more information, contact Karen Atkins Houston County Cooperative Extension 478-987-2028, [email protected] or http://www.ugaextension.com/houston/



FT VALLEY: Massee Lane Gardens Camellia Garden peak bloom time is Feb-March. Massee Lane Gardens is a 100+ acre botanical garden in Middle Georgia. The gardens are the historic home of the American Camellia Society and is home to their camellia collection. Massee Lane Gardens has been designated as "A Garden of Excellence" by the International Camellia Society. Gardens hours Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 a. m. - 4:30 pm

Sunday: 1:00 p. m. - 4:30 p. m. Closed on Monday

http://www.camellias-acs.com/display.aspx?catid=7,138



ATHENS: Southern Garden Heritage Conference. Friday February 18, 2011. $110, $95 members (lunch included). 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Callaway Building Auditorium, State Botanical Garden. http://www.uga.edu/botgarden/eduregister.html

Contact: 706-542-6156



MILLEDGEVILLE: 2011 Lockerly Arboretum Arbor Day Program. Saturday, February 19th. This Arbor Day, Lockerly Arboretum will be hosting an exciting program for gardeners and all interested in Southern landscaping! "21st Century Trees" Jim Garner;"Gone cone Crazy: A Craving for Conifers" Flo Chaffin; Tour through Conifer Reference Garden with Flo Chaffin; "Tree Planting 101: Location and Sustainability"workshop with Bradley Roberts; Conifer Sale at Lockerly Hall. For information, contact Bradley Roberts at (478) 452-2112 or [email protected] http://www.lockerly.org



TIFTON:Southeast Lawn and Garden Expo February 25-26, 2011 UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center More Info: 229-382-0505 or visit http://www.selawnandgarden.org



METRO ATLANTA: 2011 Southeastern Flower Show: In Tune With Blooms. Cobb Galleria Centre. February 25-27, 2011. Friday Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Advance Tickets (before Feb. 24, 2011): $15; General Admission Tickets: $18. Discounted tickets for Youth, seniors & groups. http://www.sehort.org/news/2011_southeastern_flower_show/



COLUMBUS: Gardening with the Masters at Columbus Botanical Garden. Weekly March 3-April 28. $12 per session $10 for Master Gardeners. Full series $80.

http://www.columbusbotanicalgarden.com/forms/Gardening with ...



Historic CHARLESTON Glorious Gardens Tours. Thursdays March 17 - April 16, 2011. Tickets are $45 and can be ordered online or by calling 843-722-3405.

http://www.historiccharleston.org/news_events/festival_glori...



STATEWIDE: Master Gardener Day in Georgia Saturday, March 19, 2011. Local groups celebrate by conducting plant clinics, tree plantings, and other educational events. Share your events and photos on the Georgia Master Gardener Program page on Facebook.



ROSWELL: Georgia Daffodil Society Show at Chattahoochee Nature Center. The CNC ‘s Kingfisher Hall will bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils Saturday, March 19th and Sunday March 20th, 2011 as The Georgia Daffodil Society presents its annual show. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of this Society’s mission since it’s founding in 1954. Many past year entries have topped more than 500 blooms. Every year sees outstanding blooms from a range of climates. Exhibitors come from Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. Many exhibitors grow hundreds of varieties, while others grow just a few. And a bloom from a first-time exhibitor is just as likely to be a ribbon winner as one from a veteran. The GDS encourages newcomers, regardless of age, to join and enter their blooms. Daffodil Society membership is $10. Chattahoochee Nature Center Admission is $8, ($6 for 65+ and $6 those days for GDS members). For more information contact GDS President Darrin Ellis-May at [email protected] . http://www.gadaffsoc.org/



LITHIA SPRINGS: Early Spring Wildflower Hikes at Sweetwater Creek State Park. Sundays 2-4pm March 20, 27, April 3.2-mile ranger-led hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through a variety of wildflower habitats and beautiful areas. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876. http://www.gastateparks.org/



ATLANTA Blooms: 200,000 Watts of Flower Power March 22 - May 1. Springtime explodes in a colorful extravaganza of tens of thousands of tulips and other bulbs when the Atlanta Botanical Garden unveils Atlanta Blooms: 200,000 Watts of Flower Power! http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org



TIFTON: South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium. March 23, 2011UGA's Tifton Campus Conference Center. $30, Lunch $10. http://www.nespal.org/wildflower/



76th Annual SAVANNAH Tour of Homes & Gardens - March 24-27, 2011

http://www.savannahtourofhomes.org/ Ticket price range is $25-$40.



PINE MOUNTAIN: Callway Gardens Garden School & Plant Fair and Sale March 24 -- 25, 2011. Featuring horticulturist, author, and design expert Erica Glasener, Thursday, March 24th day-long Landscape Design workshop. Friday, March 25th, garden school lecture by Erica followed by an extensive Question and Answer Session with Erica and other gardening experts from Callaway Gardens and plant vendors. Thursday and Friday - $110.00; Thursday Only - $79.00; Friday Only - $45.00 . Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair & Sale March 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2011

http://www.callawaygardens.com/info/gardens/education/events...



SAVANNAH: Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens Spring Festival March 26, 2011 9am-4pm. Family-friendly fund­raising event for the BFC Garden includes educational lectures, activities for children, plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and demonstrations. http://www.ugaextension.com/bamboo/AboutUs.html



LAGRANGE: Heirloom Plants for Garden Fragrance at Hills and Dales Estate. March 26th, 10 am to Noon $20.00 per person. $16.00 per person for annual passholders. Jo Phillips, Horticulture Manager at Hills & Dales, will present a workshop to inspire you to create a more fragrant garden. http://www.hillsanddales.org/



ROSWELL: Garden Faire at Historic Bulloch Hall presented by N Fulton Master Gardeners. April 16, 2011 9-3. http://www.bullochhall.org



ROME: 2011 GMGA Spring Conference- When in Rome, Green Gardening for the Future. April 29th 2:30-7:30 and April 30th 8:30-4:30. Proudly hosted by the Floyd County Master Gardeners. Speakers: Tara Dillard, Dr. Wiliam Welch, Joe Cook, Dr. Martin Cipollini, Paula Refi, Terry Kay, Malcolm Hodges. Friday activities include Oak Hill Gardens tours, ECO Center reception & Riverwalk tours, Roman Holiday Riverboat. Register online or download and mail registration form. GMGA Members early Registration before April 1 $65. Guest, public and member registration after April 1, $75. Friday events are additional $7.50. http://georgiamastergardeners.org/featured/spring-conference...



AUGUSTA: Sacred Heart Garden Festival April 29-May 1, 2011 Tickets for exhibits, vendors & tour $25 Other event tickets vary. http://www.sacredheartgardenfestival.com/



Don't forget to check these for more events:

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Walter Reeves' garden calendar http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-events/

Explore Georgia http://www.exploregeorgia.org/

Georgia Organics http://www.georgiaorganics.org/

Atlanta Botanical Garden http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.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