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|Sunday's Winter Talk at Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Gardens. Sunday, January 30 2:00 - 3:30 pm GPC Decatur Campus Auditorium Room SB - 1190 Topic: Fire & Ice: A
comparison of the natural gardens of Hawaii and Alaska. - Two very diverse natural gardens with some surprising
JOHNS CREEK: Workshop Series on Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary Garden. Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and/or Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center; 8615 Barnwell Road; Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. Fun, informative, and exciting workshop with nationally recognized naturalist and environmental educator, Jerry Hightower, that will assist residents in creating, improving, and enjoying wildlife sanctuary gardens at homes and schools. Participants can attend one or all classes. Classes will be held at the. The program is FREE to the public, but registration is required. Please call 678-538-1201 to make reservations.
CUMMING: Forsyth County Master Gardeners Winter & Spring 2011 Library Lecture Series Forsyth County Public Library, Cumming Branch, 585 Dahlonega Highway, Select Saturdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Everyone is Welcome! Saturday, February 5-Much Ado About Mulching: How to Apply Mulch to Promote Health and Vigor in Landscape Plants, presented by Dr. Stephen Garton. Info 770-887-2418 or http://www.ugaextension.com/forsyth/
ON THE WEB: Water Conservation Series Webinar February 8 from 10:30 am to Noon. titled: Water-efficient irrigation technologies: Florida, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. Free. Visit the Water Conservation Learning Center to
register and learn more about this program:
FAYETTEVILLE: Fayette County Master Gardeners present: Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Garden!
with Mr. Lester Bray. This class is suited for the backyard farmer and for the general homeowner. Based on Mr. Bray’s 35 years of farming and teaching, his presentation will include information on seed selection, planting dates, when and how to tie tomatoes properly for the best yield, plus fertilization and pesticide applications and sources for seeds and equipment. (If you are interested in learning about plasticulture in the vegetable garden-you should attend one of these sessions.) Mr. Bray welcomes gardening questions and comments at the summation of his presentation. Two sessions will be offered. Saturday, February 19, 2011,1pm – 3pm or Saturday, March 5, 2011,1pm – 3pm. Fayette County Administrative Complex Public Meeting Room. RSVP by phoning Fayette Co Extension at 770.305.5412 ext 7.
MCDONOUGH: Henry County Beekeepers (HCB) presents “How to become a Beekeeper” short course. Saturday, February 19, 2011, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (1 hour you-are-on-your-own lunch break) Public Safety Building Community Room, 116 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, GA 30252. Cost: $25 pre-registration ($30 at the door). Children under 18 years of age free with paying adult. Covered: Beekeeping Vocabulary, Meet the Honey Bee Colony, Equipment Assembly, Where do I get my Bees, Hive Manipulation, Extracting your Honey, Issues facing the Beekeeper, Smoker Lighting plus a Question & Answer session. All full fee applicants includes a 2011HCB family membership. For an application, brochure or more information call Tom Bonnell 770-473-5434 or view our website at http://www.henrycountybeekeepers.org
MACON: Spring Garden Symposium sponsored by Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens at Macon State College, Saturday February 26th from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Keynote speaker, Ms Dorinda Dallmeyer, author of Bartram’s Living Legacy: The Travels and Nature of the South, will discuss her book; Tom Patrick, Georgia DNR Natural Heritage Program, will discuss the importance of the recent Oaky Woods acquisition; Mike Sikes, Horticulturist and Marketing Coordinator for McCorkle Nurseries, will tell the attendees, ‘What’s New from the Plant World at McCorkle’; and a concurrent session featuring Hal Massie on butterfly gardening, Dr Tim Smalley (UGA) on propagation, and Ian Campbell (Bartlett) on ornamental pruning. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served. See http://www.maconstate.edu/botanical for the registration form and additional information. Click on the Symposium link on the right side of the page.
ATHENS: State Botanical Garden. Two Events Celebrating the opening of the new Outdoor Art Exhibition-Forged From Nature. Opening Reception Friday, March 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Visitor Center & Conservatory. Members $15;non-members $18. Be among the first to view our first outdoor art exhibition and meet artist Andrew T. Crawford for
this very special event. The vine gate will be located within the Alice Hand Callaway Visitor Center and Conservatory,
as will a gallery display illustrating the design and construction process and sculpted works. Five more gates will be
outdoors within the display gardens, placed to complement the setting and the theme. Enjoy live jazz music, hors
d’oeuvres, and wine and beer in our tropical conservatory. This opening reception for the exhibition is sponsored by
Athens First Bank and Trust. Wine selections from Five Points Bottle Shop. 706-542-1244 http://uga.edu/botgarden/
Saturday, March 5 12:00 pm Artist Walk and Gallery Tour. Sculptor Andrew T. Crawford will lead a tour through
Forged From Nature: an Exhibition of Garden Gates, explaining the design, installation and construction of the six
metal sculpted gates in this exhibit. Visitor Center. free.
COLUMBUS: Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society Show Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 from 1:00 – 5:00 at the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia. American Camellia Society sanctioned show will have 30 judges, led by well known Camellia enthusiast John Newsome. There will be categories for growers of all levels, including novices, and cash prizes. This will be the first Camellia Show for Columbus since 1951. It is open to the public free of charge and it welcomes spectators as well as competitors. There is no preregistration and no deadline for entry or attending. All blooms must conform to the American Camellia Society rules and may be brought to the museum between 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 12. Camellia society members will be available to help those entering a show for the first time. You do not need to be a society member to enter or to attend. ACS Rules http://www.camellias-acs.com/assets/Rules and Regulations-Am...
CLARKSTON: Georgia Hosta Society’s Twenty Second Annual Cut Leaf Show Plus Hosta & Companion Plant Sale!
Saturday, May 7th 2011 at DeKalb Technical College Conference Center, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston,
Georgia 30021. Love Hosta? Join us and see hundreds of Hosta cultivars on display and for sale. Learn about these
great plants and add beauty to your garden. Georgia Hosta Society members will be on hand to answer questions. Show open to the public 10 am to 3:30 pm. Hosta & Companion Plant Sale 9am to 4 pm http://www.gahosta.org
FMG BRANDYWINE VALLEY TOUR May 10-20, 2011- Florida Master Gardeners have graciously invited Georgia
Master Gardeners to join them as they tour and learn in the gardens of the beautiful Brandywine Valley area of
Pennsylvania and Delaware. This tour is scheduled to begin at Philadelphia International Airport; stated tour price
does not include airfare, but the tour planner can make air arrangements for GA travelers. Also, if there is a large
enough group from Georgia, it is possible that they could ride the motorcoach leaving from Macon. There be an
additional charge as this would involve overnight stays both ways. Tour highlights -Bartram Gardens, Morris
Arboretum, Temple University Arboretum, Hershey Gardens, Hagley Museum and Library, Mt Cuba, Dutch House and Gardens, Rockwood Gardens, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Tyler Arboretum, Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens and more. RATE: Single-$2645.00 per person, Double-$1985.00 per person. For information contact Tavia Henderson at [email protected] or 478-737-6310.
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