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Feb 24, 2011 1:19 PM CST
Name: Red
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COBB: 2011 Southeastern Flower Show February 25-27 In Tune With Blooms-presented by the Southeastern Horticultural Society. The 24th annual Southeastern Flower Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre, In Tune with Blooms,

celebrates music in the garden. Experience professionally-designed Landscaped Gardens, Artistic Floral Design and Horticulture Divisions, Discovery, Photography and Bonsai Exhibitions within the Show, and garden shopping in the Marketplace, Bookstore and Raffle. Celebrity speakers, Vignettes by foremost southeastern Event Designers, informal demos, live musical performances and children's workshops are presented daily. Friday - Saturday, Feb. 25-26, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday Feb. 27, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. General Admission: $18 Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339 (free parking).For more information, hotel packages or tickets visit http://www.sehort.org. or http://www.flowershow.org Telephone: 404-351-1704


STATEWIDE: Registration is now open for Walk Georgia through March 9. Walk Georgia is a program designed to encourage citizens of Georgia to be healthy and active. Other physical activities including gardening can be counted toward mileage as you "walk across Georgia." Individuals or four person teams can participate. Note: this is the only session offered for 2011. http://www.walkgeorgia.org


GAINESVILLE: Apple Grafting Class Come join the fun! Saturday, March 19, 2011 2 sessions: 9-11:30am & 1-3:30pm $25.00 includes 5 trees to take home. Learn to graft apple trees in this hands-on workshop led by Dr. Stephen Garton, Forsyth County Extension Coordinator and Charlie Whittle from the Master Gardeners of the Blue Ridge. Choose from over 15 apple varieties including many heirloom varieties from the orchards on the Blue Ridge. Ashmead’s Kernel, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Thomas Jefferson’s favorite Esopus Spitzenberg will offer delicious fruit in your back yard garden. Your investment includes five trees of your very own plus a sampling of delightful local apple snacks. TO REGISTER: Call 770-887-0051 or on-line at [email protected] Cedar Hill Enrichment Center, Located at 5735 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville.


ATHENS: Plantapalooza now includes 3 plant sales! 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2011 Gardeners who participate in the 2011 Plantapalooza will be able to see two gardens, chat with horticulturists, and choose from a large selection of plants in three venues. All the plants are selected to thrive in Southeastern gardens. Plant lists, directions, and more information are available online at http://www.ugatrialgardens.com/

Coffee and light snacks will be sold at the two gardens. Admission is free for all plant sales. Information on Athens hotels and attractions can be found at http://www.VisitAthensGA.com Site Locations: 1. State Botanical Garden of Georgia, http://www.uga.edu/botgarden 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens 2. The Trial Gardens at UGA

http://www.ugatrial.hort.uga.edu behind Snelling Dining Hall and next to the Pharmacy building on the UGA Campus, Athens 3. The UGA Horticulture Club http://www.hortclub.uga.edu near the intersection of Riverbend Road and College Station Road.


ATHENS: Starting a New Food Business in Georgia seminar Friday, April 15th, at the Food Science Bldg., UGA Campus, in Athens. The cost is $100.00, which includes lunch, workshop materials and notebook. This one-day seminar is co-sponsored by the UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the UGA Center for AgriBusiness Development, and features speakers from the food industry as well as entrepreneurs who have started their own food businesses. The deadline to register for this workshop is Monday, April 4th - to register online with a credit card, go to the CALENDAR link at http://www.EFSonline.uga.edu and look for the Starting a New Food Business brochure and online registration links. The brochure has important information about parking and directions. Space is limited to 40, so register early!



VIRGINIA: Historic Garden Week in Virginia. This spring, visitors will step through the gates of more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House,” April 16-23, 2011. Three dozen Historic Garden Week tours present a rich mosaic of some of the country’s finest properties at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color. Sponsored by The Garden Club of Virginia, local events are scheduled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Allegheny Mountains and will span the centuries from the early 17th through the early 21st. http://www.vagardenweek.org/


MACON: Hay Day: Gardening and Going Green at Hay House, Saturday, April 16, 2011,10 a.m. - 3 p.m. FREE - No reservations required. Springtime activities for the whole family will highlight the theme of gardening. Take a tour of the Hay House historic gardens and grounds, make a potted plant holder to take-home, visit 'green' special exhibits, and enjoy music and lemonade on the lawn. Sponsored by Georgia Power, Ficking Family Foundation, Virgil P. Warren Family Foundation, and the Medical Center of Central Georgia. http://www.georgiatrust.org/historic_sites/hayhouse/



ATHENS: Athens Area Master Naturalist Program 2011. The Athens Area Master Naturalist program will be held in April and May on Fridays from 9-4pm in Athens. The classes cover many environmental topics including native plants, birding, human impact, urban forestry, mammals and wildlife, local agriculture, entomology, herpetology, water issues and stream monitoring. The majority of the classes will be held in Athens at Flinchum’s Phoenix but some will be in the Athens area in topic specific locations. The cost of the program is $185 and includes name badge, polo shirt, weekly refreshments, reference materials, certificate and a graduation lunch. The first class is April 2nd and registration is due no later than March 15th. Class size is limited to 25 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to register http://www.ugaextension.com/clarke/anr/documents/MasterNatur... or contact Amanda Tedrow at 706-613-3640 or [email protected]



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.

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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