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Feb 4, 2011 1:11 PM CST
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
LAWRENCEVILLE: Gwinnett County Master Gardener Meeting February 21st 7pm, speaker Dr. Allan M. Armitage presents Tales from the Garden. Book sale and signing at 5:45: Armitage’s Vines and Climbers and Armitage’s Garden Perennials. Checks and cash accepted-no credit cards. Covered dish dinner at 6:30, bring a dish or dessert to share. Otherwise, come and hear Allan at 7:00 p.m. Join the master story teller for a short tour though the garden where history, fact and fable meet. Gwinnett Sr. Center at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville off of Ronald Reagan Parkway.

JASPER: Pickens County 4-H and Master Gardeners 2011 Plant Sale. 36 different varieties of berries, 17 special/unique feature plants for the landscape and over 75 varieties of favorite landscape plants. Orders will be taken through Feb 25th. Plants will be available for pick up on March 12th in Jasper, GA. Contact Pickens 4-H and Master Gardeners at 706-253-8840 or [email protected] for sale information or go to and click on Plant Sale 2011.

GRIFFIN: University of Georgia Horticulture presents: two sessions of How to Prune Your Landscape Like a Pro. February 25, 2011 OR March 4, 2011, 9am - 3pm. Griffin Campus Research Education Garden. $39 check only, no credit cards. Program speakers: UGA Horticulturists Bob Westerfield and Bodie Pennisi. Covered: proper pruning techniques for ornamentals; pruning fruit trees in brief; equipment selection and care in detail; when, where, and how’s of pruning specific plants; techniques for creating a professional looking landscape; pest prevention through proper pruning procedures. Indoor lectures and outside hands-on demonstrations; dress warmly for the outside portion. Pesticide credit in category 21 and 24 applied for. Refreshments and lunch are included in program. Registration required, for more information call Val Schott, at 770-233-5598.

ATHENS: State Botanical Garden: Organic Gardening: A Primer on Growing Herbs and Vegetables. Sunday, March 6, 2011 2 – 4pm. Members $18; non-members $20. Barbara Baker, The Gourmet Gardener and author of Gardening for Health: The 12 Most Important Fruits and Vegetable for Your Organic Garden. Participants will learn the basics of organic soil building, how to propagate herbs and make newspaper pots. Each participant will receive a copy of Container Gardening for Health: the 12 Most Important Fruits and Vegetable for Your Organic Garden. Bring a pair pruning shears and a cup to take home a few cuttings. Call 706-542-6156 or register online at

NATIONWIDE: Mantis Awards. In partnership with Mantis, the National Gardening Association (NGA) will select 25 programs to each receive a Mantis Tiller/Cultivator with border/edger and kickstand, and their choice of gas-powered, 2-cycle engine or electric motor (a value of $349). Mantis and NGA welcome applications from all nonprofits. Past winners include community gardens, schools, ministries, colleges, master gardening groups, and hospices. In addition to the application, candidates are asked to send a photo of the garden and a diagram of garden layout and dimensions. Application deadline is March 1, 2011.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESOURCES: For more grants, teaching resources, educational opportunities and to sign up for the eeingeorgia newsletter, visit

Save the Date:
ATHENS: ‘Plantapalooza’! Friends of the State Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale & Trial Gardens Plant sales Saturday, April 9, 8am - 2pm. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and The Trial Gardens at UGA combine spring plant sales in Athens. A different assortment of garden plants will be available at each of these locations at the same time, but both will have many horticulturists, volunteers and Master Gardeners on hand to help people with their plant selections. The Garden Gift Shop, with many books and locally crafted items, will be open.

GRIFFIN: Friends of the UGA Research and Education Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale. Saturday April 16, 8am-3pm. At the garden on West Ellis Rd across the expressway from UGA Griffin Campus. Woody ornamentals, native plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, and garden pottery.

FAYETTEVILLE: The Fayette Master Gardener Association 3rd Annual Plant Sale and Demonstrations Saturday, April 30, 2011. 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Fayette County Administration Complex. Also, Spring Garden Tour Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10am - 4 pm (rain or shine). Tour passes ($15.00 per person) will be available at local businesses beginning in April.

CUMMING: Forsyth County Master Gardeners will hold their Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 9:30am-2:30pm, at The Avenue Forsyth. A wide selection of high-quality garden plants grown expressly for the sale.

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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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