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GARDENING EVENTS FOR October 2014

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Bluestems and Bluejeans: Native Plant Sale

Date: 01 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
Time: 4- 6pm Wednesday - Friday, 9 am - noon Saturday
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

October 1-4 4-6 pm Wednesday-Friday, 9am-noon Saturday
October 8-11 4-6 pm Wednesday-Friday, 9am-noon Saturday
At this special native plant sale the plants – nearly 200 species – are raised here at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies. There will be experts on site to help you choose plants and answer your questions.All sales benefit the Garden’s Conservation program. Stay in touch on the Conservation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sbgcnps

Friends First Friday: Arts in the Garden

Date: 03 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Connie Cottingham will talk about many alliances formed that bring concerts, drama, sculpture, classes, exhibits, and our annual Student Art Competition to the Garden and our community. You will also experience a short performance from the Circle Ensemble, who will be performing Romeo and Juliet at the Garden October 3-5, and hear a bit about how they planned the play and set to be performed inside the Conservatory. Please make your reservation by Wednesday, October 1 by calling 706-542-9353.

Circle Ensemble Theatre Company represents Shakespeare in the Garden: Romeo and Juliet

Date: 03 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for students
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Circle’s production is going back to the First Quarto, which many scholars believe is the version that best represents the actual script that Shakespeare used both while touring the country and in London. . Tickets will be available August 1st at CircleEnsembleTheatre.com or call 706-362-2175.
Morning school shows available October 2 & 3. Call 706-362-2175 for details.

Outdoor Learning Symposium

Date: 03 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $35 for members of the Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) of Georgia or $50 for non-members (which includes a one-year membership)
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, GA
Phone:

Details:

The theme of the 2014 Outdoor Learning Symposium is Greening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Join us for a fun filled-day of hands-on learning! Session strands will be organized around engineering design challenges, citizen science programs, and outdoor learning resources. Registration is now open!

GPC Fall 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series

Date: 03 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: free
Location: GPC 3251 Panthersville Road Decatur, GA
Phone:

Details:

Plant Sales 10am – 2pm continue on Friday thru October 31

Walk 10:30 – 11:30 Finding Fall Color in the Garden Susan Todd

Talk 12 – 1pm Identifying Georgia’s Native Ferns George Sanko

Check website for directions and upcoming events gpcnativegarden.org

Circle Ensemble Theatre Company represents Shakespeare in the Garden: Romeo and Juliet

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for students.
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Circle’s production is going back to the First Quarto, which many scholars believe is the version that best represents the actual script that Shakespeare used both while touring the country and in London. Most people today, however, are only familiar with the revised Second Quarto and the First Folio versions, which were possibly edited for reading, adding considerable length and convoluted poetry to the mix. Tickets will be available August 1st at CircleEnsembleTheatre.com or call 706-362-2175

Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $105
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, and genetics, with an emphasis on relating form to function. Students will be introduced to plant cells, tissues, and vegetative organs (roots, stems, and leaves), as well as reproductive organs (flowers, fruits, and seeds). Basic life processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration will be discussed, as well as Mendelian genetics.

Let’s Build a Halloween Miniature Garden

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: Free workshop. $15 material fee
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

We’ll show you how easy it is to garden small scale! This is a hands-on workshop where you will build a miniature garden. No shovels, no sweating, but beware miniature gardening is addictive.
FREE workshop, $15 materials Fee. Come join the fun. RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

Adding Landscape Lighting to Your YArd for Year Round Interest

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 2pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Brian Watters will discuss where to begin to think about adding landscape lighting, what options are available and what is involved in the process. Fall is a perfect time to consider landscape lighting as it adds an element of interest even when the trees are bare! FREE workshop, RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

Demo Building Halloween Gypsy Garden

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd. Canton, GA
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

We will demonstrate how to create a Gypsy Garden for Halloween. FREE workshop, RSVP Canton 770-345-5252

15th Annual Tree Sale & Jamboree

Date: 04 October 2014 - 04 October 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404)681-4898

Details:

This year, Trees Atlanta’s Annual Tree Sale—its fifteenth!—will be held at The Carter Center. The new venue offers more space for the more than 1500 plants available for sale, as well as much more available parking.

The Tree Sale & Jamboree, held rain or shine, will offer trees, shrubs, perennials, and tree-safe vines for sale. It’s the best selection in town, including over 200 native and exotic species!

Circle Ensemble Theatre Company represents Shakespeare in the Garden: Romeo and Juliet

Date: 05 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $18 general admission and $12 for students
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Circle’s production is going back to the First Quarto, which many scholars believe is the version that best represents the actual script that Shakespeare used both while touring the country and in London. Most people today, however, are only familiar with the revised Second Quarto and the First Folio versions, which were possibly edited for reading, adding considerable length and convoluted poetry to the mix. Tickets will be available August 1st at CircleEnsembleTheatre.com or call 706-362-2175

Fall in Georgia – the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Date: 07 October 2014 - 07 October 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees and prepare soil for next year’s plantings. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover: preparing soil, selecting shrubs, planting trees and shrubs, and mulching/watering/fertilizing.
Class run by Fulton Co. Coop Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg

Hydroponics – Soil-less Gardening

Date: 07 October 2014 - 06 October 2014
Time: 6:45 to 8:15 pm
Cost: $10 per person, master gardeners $5
Location: 4380 Memorial Dr., Dec., GA 30032 Extension Auditorium
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Presented by Walter Reeves host of WSB Lawn & Garden
A great way to grow plants without a soil mix. Can be used in limited space and indoors. Easy to do and just involves a little bit of chemistry. Walter will discuss and give you a demo of how to do it!

Full Moon Hike

Date: 08 October 2014 - 08 October 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested. Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor Center.

Fall in Georgia – the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

Date: 08 October 2014 - 08 October 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees and prepare soil for next year’s plantings. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover: preparing soil, selecting shrubs, planting trees and shrubs, and mulching/watering/fertilizing.
This class is run by the Fulton County Cooperative Extension, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Trial Gardens ‘ An Evening in the Garden’

Date: 09 October 2014 - 09 April 2014
Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Cost: A $7 donation is requested upon entry
Location: 220. W Green Street, Athens Ga
Phone: (770)298-9151

Details:

Trial Gardens at UGA Evening in the Garden : Thursday , October 9th, 2014 6:30 – 8 p.m. Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the Trial Gardens while experiencing a taste of the Mediterranean. See the plants that have survived the summer heat and are flourishing this fall. Featuring : live jazz music by the Paul Nelson Jazz Combo, a taste testing of Healthy Gourmet’s beverages and Oli + Ve’s olive oils and garden tours with Dr. Ruter, Director of the Trial Gardens. Park at McPhaul Parking lot.

Tower Garden Workshop

Date: 10 October 2014 - 10 October 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person or $40 couple
Location: 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: (678)410-6981

Details:

Attend a Tower Garden workshop and learn how to be successful in growing fresh fruits and vegetables in a very limited space. Perfect for urban farming on a deck, balcony, roof or any small space that has 5-6 hours of full sun. Requires minimal effort with no weeding, tilling or any of the problems that come with planting in soil and it only uses 10% of the water used in conventional gardening.

Wine Tasting

Date: 10 October 2014 - 10 October 2014
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $35 per person
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd. Canton, GA
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Gerry Whitson from Unparalleled Taste is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Gerry will educate us on the five S’s of wine – See, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Savor. $35 per person, Limited space available, Max. 16. Must register with Canton 770-345-5252. Must pay when you register.

GPC Fall 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series

Date: 10 October 2014 - 10 October 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Location: GPC 3251 Panthersville Road Decatur, GA
Phone:

Details:

Plant sale 10am-2pm thru October 31

Walk 10:30am-11:30am Native Ferns of Ga George Sanko

Talk 12 -1pm Native Clematis for the Southern Garden Lyndy Broder

Check website gpcnativegarden.org for directions and e-mail sign-up

Create a Spectacular Fall/Winter Planter for your Porch or Deck

Date: 11 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

We’ll show you how to incorporate Fall & Winter plants and unique items into a planter to create that WOW factor and a beauty to enjoy through the Winter. FREE workshop, RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901.

Tower Garden Workshop

Date: 11 October 2014 - 11 October 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person or $40 couple
Location: 6976 Frix Rd., Cumming, GA 30028
Phone: (678)410-6981

Details:

Attend a Tower Garden workshop and learn how to be successful in growing fresh fruits and vegetables in a very limited space. Perfect for urban farming on a deck, balcony, roof or any small space that has 5-6 hours of full sun. Requires minimal effort with no weeding, tilling or any of the problems that come with planting in soil and it only uses 10% of the water used in conventional gardening.

Art Exhibit: Carol and Hugh Nourse “Wild Flowers, Wild Places”

Date: 12 October 2014 - 23 November 2014
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Carol and Hugh Nourse are free-lance photographers specializing in plants and their habitats in Georgia and the Southeastern United States. There will be an opening reception in the Visitor Center on Sunday, October 12, from 2-4 pm.

North Georgia Camellia Society Meeting

Date: 13 October 2014 - 13 October 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: No cost other than parking deck fee, est. $2 an hour.
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, GardenHouse Workshop which is located behind Day Hall. The Workshop is on the building’s lower level.
Phone: (404)355-4478

Details:

Russell Clayton will speak about “Athos Menaboni: Georgia’s Greatest Painter of Flora and Fauna.” Russ is currently the guest curator for Athos Menaboni: Six Decades of Painting in Georgia at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Georgia. A retired educator and personal friend of Sara and Athos Menaboni, he has researched their lives and collected the artist’s work for almost thirty years. He, along with Barbara Gray, is currently working on a new biography of Athos Menaboni.

Candle Luminaries

Date: 14 October 2014 - 14 October 2014
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $30
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join us for an evening of learning how to make beautiful luminaries to decorate your house or give as gifts. Our instructor will discuss a technique that she has perfected over the years and introduce a variety of possibilities that you can incorporate into your own luminary to make it have your own personal twist.

Gwinnett Technical College’s Fall 2014 Plant Sale

Date: 14 October 2014 - 16 October 2014
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: Free
Location: The Greenhouse at Gwinnett Tech 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone:

Details:

Come early for a great selection of annuals, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs as well as fall vegetables and herbs! Great prices support the Horticulture Program at GTC. Follow the signs to the greenhouse, using the north entrance to the school off of Sugarloaf Parkway.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Date: 14 October 2014 - 14 October 2014
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: $11 supply fee
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 505 Kennesaw Ave Marietta GA 30060
Phone: (770)426-4971

Details:

Reduce your outdoor watering bill! Build a rain barrel to take home for personal use. Environmentalist Mike Kahle from the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program will lead the class. Registration required
To reserve a barrel -mail check for $11, with name, phone and email address included.
Make check out to MCGC (Marietta Council of Garden Clubs)

Send to:
Marietta Educational Garden Center
Attn Rain Barrel
505 Kennesaw Ave
Marietta GA 30060
phone 770-427-3494

Flower Arranging Unit 2: Mass Design and Foliage Design

Date: 15 October 2014 - 15 October 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Unit 2 in this National Garden Club series focuses on Mass and Foliage Design. Additional units of study include Designs for Dining Table, Fruit and Vegetable Design, and Creative Miniature Design. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. The class is limited to 20 participants. Priority will be given to those participants who have completed Unit 1. Pre-registration is required.

Fall Bird Ramble

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 8:00 am
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Come join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for a morning bird walk at the Garden. Look and listen for our fall migrants. First time birding? No problem. ORAS members will help you spot and identify the feathery creatures. All birding levels are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. For more information, visit www.oconeeriversaudubon.org.

Off Trail Exploration

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: Free but limited to 15 participants
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Wade has been working at the Garden for 25 years. He has maintained the trails and grounds during his time here and has found all of the hidden gems at the Garden. Join Wade for an off trail exploration of the Orange Trail to find some of these hidden gems. Meet at the Visitor Center back patio.

Incorporating Bulbs into your Garden for Maximum Impact

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

We’ll discuss different varieties of bulbs, when to plant what, how to prepare the soil and how to plant for maximum impact. FREE workshop, RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901.

Design Day

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $25 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Bring photos of an area in your yard you want to transform and Eric Hill, owner of AH Nursery, will work out a design drawing with plant list for you to use to create an oasis in your yard! We offer a 20% discount on any plants purchased that day only. Limit one area per person, $25 fee. RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

Make & Take Fall Containers

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE workshop. $25 materials fee
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd. Canton, GA
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Come make a fall container using perennials, annuals, pumpkins, and much more. Show your family and friends your creativity. $25 per person. Limited space available, max. 12. Must RSVP to Canton 770-345-5252.

Make Your Own Garden Trough, Callaway Gardens

Date: 18 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens, Overlook Pavilion
Phone: (855)421-3161

Details:

If you have always thought troughs were only for watering horses in the field, think again. They are marvelous for growing all sorts of plants and add a wonderful decorative element to any garden. Herbs, cacti, ferns and bonsai all work well in troughs both indoors and outdoors.

Join Helen Phillips in this hands-on art and gardening adventure to make your own trough garden to take home with you. Limit 15 people.

Athens Flute Choir performs Peter and the Wolf

Date: 19 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The Athens Flute Choir’s Fall concert will feature Sergei Prokofiev’s fanciful fairy tale “Peter and the Wolf”, selections from “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and “Fur on Wheels” a jazz influenced,free-form work with improvisation written and arranged for flute choir by Athens composer, Jayna Nelson and inspired by her cats. The Athens Flute Choir is a non-profit community music ensemble dedicated to the enrichment of Athens and the surrounding areas through music performance

Soap Making 101 – Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Date: 21 October 2014 - 21 October 2014
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Soap Making 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the “cold process” soapmaking method. We will cover what soap is, soap process, choosing fats and lye safety. NOTE: This is an age 16+ class since making soap from scratch involves working with lye (aka sodium hydroxide). Also, cold process soap needs about a month to cure before using.

Growing Fruit in Georgia

Date: 21 October 2014 - 21 October 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Learn about fruits that grow well in Georgia, even in small backyards. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes, along with selection, planting, pruning, disease and pest control, and harvesting.
This class is run by Fulton County Cooperative Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Recreation Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg.

Growing Fruit in Georgia

Date: 22 October 2014 - 22 October 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Learn about fruits that grow well in Georgia, even in small backyards. This is the best time of year to plant. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes, along with selection, planting, pruning, disease and pest control, and harvesting.
This class is run by the Fulton County Cooperative Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont

Date: 25 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Grasses are the most economically and ecologically important plant family but most of us know very little about them and fewer still know how to identify grasses. In this class, we will learn to recognize common grass species of the Georgia Piedmont and will dissect grass plants to learn the basic structures that are useful for identification in the field. The last two hours of the class will be spent in the field examining a variety of native and exotic grasses. Bring a hand lens.

Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

Date: 25 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join husband and wife herpetology team, Matt Elliott and Stacy Smith, for a ramble along and in the streams and wet areas of the Botanical Garden. You’ll learn about what salamanders are found around Athens and about the habitat conditions they need to survive and thrive. Come ready to get wet and dirty. Families are welcome. Insect repellents are discouraged when handling these fragile creatures.

Attracting Birds to Your Garden & Making Bird Treats

Date: 25 October 2014 - 25 October 2014
Time: 11am
Cost: Free workshop. $15 material fee
Location: 4256 Earney Rd. Woodstock GA
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Enjoy bird-watching in your own backyard and learn how to create a bird-friendly environment. In addition, there will be a hands-on workshop to create a delectable bird treat the birds will enjoy.
FREE workshop, $15 materials fee. RSVP Hickory Flat 770-442-3901

Dressing Your Holiday Table

Date: 30 October 2014 - 30 October 2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $5 per person materials fee
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd. Canton, GA
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Come see all the different ways you can set your table using materials you have at home. $5 per person. RSVP to Canton 770-345-5252