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Jan 24, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Name: Red
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KENNESAW: Low Maintenance Plants Saturday presentation at Smith Gilbert Gardens. Saturday January 22, 10 am $15. See the entire calendar of events and garden information at: http://www.smithgilbertgardens.com/events-calendar/

DECATUR: Aesthetic Pruning Presentation. Tuesday, January 25 at 6 PM in the Northlake Library, 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Norm Mittleider is an aesthetic pruner living in Marietta, GA who specializes in pruning Japanese maples and specimen conifers. He has over twelve years of experience and a core foundation in aesthetic pruning gleaned from studying at Merritt College in Oakland, CA. Norm teaches classes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and volunteers in local public gardens. He will offer basic pruning instruction as well as timely tips for aesthetically pruning plants for beauty in all seasons.

ATLANTA: Pruning Trees and Shrubs Workshop Atlanta Botanical Garden Saturday, January 29 OR Saturday, February 12, 10 a.m. - noon A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles will be followed by a demonstration in the Garden. Early registration is recommended for this popular class. Fee: $29 (Members $24) Instructor: Jamie Blackburn, Atlanta Botanical Garden curator of woodland collections. Registration Deadline: January 23 or February 10 http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org/events-classes/classes

DECATUR: GPC Native Plant Botanical Gardens Winter Talks at GPC Decatur Campus. Sundays 2:00 - 3:30 pm Auditorium B - 1190. Sunday, January 30 - Fire & Ice: A comparison of the natural gardens of Hawaii and Alaska. - Two very diverse natural gardens with some surprising similarities. Sunday, February 6-Hell’s Garden: Plant Gems of the Arizona Desert. - A plant primer in the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix sets the stage for sojourns into the surrounding desert. Sunday, February 20 To be announced. Please follow signs at the garden to the auditorium for the talk. 3251 Panthersville Rd. Decatur, GA 30034 (678) 891-2668 http://www.gpc.edu/~decbt/

GREENSBORO: Landscape Safety Workshop. February 8, 2011 9:30 am -3:30 pm and repeated again on Feb 9. Objective is to provide landscape laborers with safety knowledge on how to prevent accidents and potential hazards. Free, but participants must register by 5:00 pm January 29. General safety, pesticide handling and management and equipment safety considerations conducted in Spanish and English simultaneously. Commercial pesticide or private pesticide credit available. Greene County Extension Office 1180 C. Weldon Smith Dr. Suite 110 Greensboro, GA 30642. For registration call the Greene County Extension office at 706-453-2083 or email [email protected]

STATEWIDE: Registration for Flavor of Georgia contest- deadline February 18, 2011. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, and jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged based on flavor, best use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. Final judging will be held March 21-22, 2011 at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta. http://www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu/

COBB GALLERIA: SEFS Preview Party. Preview the 24th annual Southeastern Flower Show "In Tune with Blooms" before the Show opens to the public at the Opening Night Party Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125. Sponsored by Brown & Co. Jewelers and the Maier Family and benefits the Southeastern Horticultural Society. http://www.sehort.org/events/2011_flower_show_opening_night_...

MORROW: Tara Beekeepers Spring Short Course Saturday, 26-Feb-11, 8AM - 4 PM Reynolds Nature Preserve, 5665 Reynolds Road, Morrow, GA 30260Cost: $50 pre-registration ($55 @ the door) Covered: The honeybee as an individual and colony; Beekeeping equipment and the Langstroth Hive; Ordering bees and installing them from packages & nucleus hives ("nucs");Apiary (bee farm) location, etiquette and safety; Smoker lighting workshop; Honey extraction demonstration; Current issues facing beekeepers; Foraging nectar plants.The fee includes all of the day's presentations, demonstrations and workshops. It covers food & drinks at lunch and breaks, as well as all handouts and a copy of the full-color textbook, "First Lessons in Beekeeping."and a one-year membership in the Tara Beekeepers Association. http://www.tarabeekeepers.org/Events.html

NEWNAN: Beginning Beekeeping Course offered by Coweta Beekeepers Association March 12, 2011, at 8:00 AM, at the Asa M. Powell, Sr. Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue, Newnan, Georgia. Topics include honeybee biology; the functions of the colony; equipment; assembling a beehive; lighting a smoker; best location for a beehive; honeybee installation; hive inspection; a year in the beehive; potential problems and how to harvest honey. $50.00 in advance or $55.00 at the door, includes instruction, snacks and lunch, a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping and 2011 membership in the Coweta Beekeepers Association. Early registration deadline is March 5, 2011. Registration will be accepted on the day of the class but space is limited. http://www.cowetabeekeepers.org/

OTHER AREAS: Find information about other beekeeping courses and associations throughout the state from the Georgia Beekeepers Association http://www.gabeekeeping.com

ROME: Georgia Master Gardener Association Spring 2011 Conference on April 29 and 30 in Rome, Georgia. When in Rome….Green Gardening for the Future. Floyd Master Gardeners invite you to come to Rome, Georgia for the Spring 2011 Georgia Master Gardener Association Conference. Located in beautiful northwest Georgia in an enchanted land where the rivers meet the mountains, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. On Friday, you can register early to get into the Forum to sneak and peek at all the goodies the vendors have for sale. A tour of the majestic Oakhill Museum and Gardens is planned for the afternoon. Then, join in the fun at the ECO Center for an evening of wine and hors d’oeuvres. You also will have opportunity to meet the speakers for the conference. And, best of all, you can take a ride on the Roman Holiday Riverboat. If you still have the energy, the conference continues bright and early on Saturday at the Forum. The focus of this conference is on ecologically sound practices that go beyond gardening. The agenda is jam packed with all sorts of interesting things to do and see. There’s more information at http://georgiamastergardeners.org/

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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."
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