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GARDENING EVENTS FOR January 2013

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FRIENDS First Friday: The Tree That Owns Itself

Date: 04 January 2013 - 04 January 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: $12
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6138

Details:

The Tree That Owns Itself has been a beloved icon of the Athens community for more than a century. Gather for a made-from-scratch breakfast by Countryside Catering and listen to Debbie Mitchell as she gives a brief history of the tree and lessons it has taught our town. To make your reservation, please call 706-542-6138 by Wednesday, January 2.

Design Basics for Edible Landscaping Series

Date: 08 January 2013 - 12 March 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: $50 for 3 sessions
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Session 1: Tuesday, January 8 Session 1: Principles of Edible Landscaping
Session 2: Tuesday, February 12 Session 2: Bringing the Soil to Life and Inviting Water
Session 3: Tuesday, March 12
Session 3: The Edible Plants – Annuals and Perennials

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 08 January 2013 - 08 January 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free except for parking
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

What’s up at the South Carolina Botanical Garden? with Patrick McMillan – Join Patrick as he discusses the new and exciting projects and the fulfillment of long-held visions for the Garden. After nearly two decades, The Heritage Gardens are seeing their completion – Patrick will describe the project and the new President’s Walkway as well as the Founder’s Garden. Gorgeous pictures and Patrick’s unique presentation style will make this an exciting meeting. Join us!

Garden Geology

Date: 09 January 2013 - 27 February 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 27
The sessions will focus on the rocks of Georgia’s six geologic provinces. We will learn how they were formed by the processes of plate tectonics, how to identify them and how they affect plants, animals and people. Participants will make their own collection of Georgia rocks. Each participant will receive a copy of ‘Rocks of Georgia’, a companion to the sessions.

Winter Tree Identification (A Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course)

Date: 12 January 2013 - 12 January 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $50
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Learn to identify deciduous trees in their dormant condition by observing and describing twigs, bark, leaf scars, nuts, branching patterns, and tree form. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip to the deciduous forests at the Botanical Garden.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 12 January 2013 - 12 January 2013
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
Cost: free to the public
Location: Northlake-Barbara Loar Library, 3772 LaVista Rd. Tucker GA. –
Phone: (404)679-4408

Details:

The Georgia Iris Society will host our first meeting of the year on January 12, 2013 at 2 PM. Northlake-Barbara Loar Library, 3772 LaVista Rd. Tucker GA. – 404 679 4408

“Fun with Iris”
Diana Wright, GIS member, iris lover and novice grower, will share some humorous situations in the iris world illustrated with beautiful photographs from the American Iris Society.

For more information – Call Diana Wright – 770 621 3864

Art Exhibit – Women on Paper: Lauren Kerbelis, Gail Smith, Caroline Swanson, Nancy Schultz, Karen Banker, Lillie Morris and Ingrid Hofer

Date: 13 January 2013 - 03 March 2013
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6130

Details:

Women on Paper is a small group of professional artists from Augusta, Georgia. They have been gathering weekly since 1989 to paint en plein air using a variety of media on paper. The purpose of the group is to celebrate the individual creative spirit while providing each other with encouragement and support.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners

Date: 14 January 2013 - 14 January 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (770)564-4680

Details:

Dan Long is the owner of Brushwood Nursery, a mail order nursery specializing in vines and climbers. At this meeting you will learn about an amazing array of vines, both classic and new, suited to a wide variety of growing conditions in all colors of the rainbow. His topic will be Grow Up! Using Vines and Climbers In Your Garden.There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m. You are welcome to join us for dinner but please bring a dish to share.

January Meeting of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association

Date: 15 January 2013 - 15 January 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta
Phone: (404)841-6616

Details:

The Selection, Design and Maintenance of Appropriate Ornamental Shrubs for the Perennial Border

Jamie Blackburn, Curator of Woodland Gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Garden,
and a favorite GPPA speaker, will share information about the use and care of shrubs in our gardens. He will discuss plants used for foliage and stem color, plants that flower on new wood, shrubs that repeat flower and have multi-season interest. Most importantly he will give tips on shrub maintenance.

Native Plant Symposium—Plants, Pollinators and People

Date: 16 January 2013 - 16 January 2013
Time: 8:45 am -- 3:30 pm
Cost: $60 (lunch included)
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Native plants are uniquely adapted to local conditions, having co-evolved with other area plants, animals, pollinators, and soil biota. Therefore they require little maintenance and withstand temperature and moisture extremes. Most importantly, native plants provide diverse sources of food and shelter for a wide variety of insects and birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles, etc. in the complex web of life.

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 22 January 2013 - 22 January 2013
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road in Roswell
Phone: (678)596-0340

Details:

Arrangements Using Grocery Store Flowers

27th Annual Southern Gardening Symposium

Date: 25 January 2013 - 27 January 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $248 Symposium Registration; $89 Mountain Creek Inn Room Rate per night; Register by Oct 31t for Early Bird Rate of $25 off Symposium and $79 Mountain Creek Inn Room Rate per night
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (706)663-5153

Details:

Three-Day Symposium Devoted to Gardening in the South. Join our outstanding speakers and fellow garden enthusiasts as you immerse yourself in a weekend full of gardening topics as well as a chance to pick up some great garden plants.
A one-stop Gardening Marketplace, Workshops (optional pre-conference), Silent and Live Auctions for unique plants, garden items and private garden tours.

Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 26 January 2013 - 25 February 2013
Time: 7:00pm -- 8:30 pm
Cost: $5/person, $15 max per family
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Saturday, January 26 and Monday, February 25
Come see the Garden come alive at night this winter! Each hike 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. Sign up soon — space is limited to 20!

Winter Tree Identification (A Coastal Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course in Savannah)

Date: 26 January 2013 - 25 January 2013
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $50
Location: Friday, January 25 9:00am – 1:00pm Bamboo Farm Education Building, Savannah
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Trees may be at their most beautiful in the winter, when they are stripped down to their basic architecture. But can we know them without their leaves? In this class, students will learn the basics of identifying trees in the winter by learning about twigs, bark, leaf scars, fruits, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple key for woody plants to identify species. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal.

Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants (A Coastal Certificate in Native Plants Core Course in Savannah)

Date: 26 January 2013 - 26 January 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $105
Location: Bamboo Farm Education Building, Savannah
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Explore the biology of flowering plants in this introduction to general plant anatomy, morphology, and physiology that emphasizes the relationship of form to function. Using live material, students will make detailed observations of root, stem, and leaf tissues and discuss the processes of water and nutrient movements. The mechanisms of flower pollination, seed dispersal, and germination will be explored, along with the basics of plant genetics, photosynthesis, and evolution. Bring a sack lunch.

Nature’s Healers: Medicinal Plants and Aromatherapy for Women

Date: 26 January 2013 - 26 January 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $25 General Public/$20 CNC Members, Ages 16 – Adult
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Get a holistic start to the New Year with a fun and interactive look at what Mother Nature has to offer to your health regiment! Join CNC Horticulturalist Lisa Cole for this introduction into the amazing world of healing plants. This beginners’ class focuses on herbs and oils used since antiquity to treat a variety of ailments, with an emphasis on women’s needs and particular energizing blends that help to chase the winter blues away. Class includes a hands-on presentation and crafting of flo

Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables

Date: 26 January 2013 - 26 January 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Buckeye Creek Farm
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, 10:00 AM, January 26:

Home Grown Fruits and Vegetables
Learn to plant and care for edible plants in your landscape.

Please register to attend this seminar by calling the Cherokee County Extension Office at 770-479-0418 and for address and directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Beekeeper Club Meeting

Date: 28 January 2013 - 28 January 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road SE, Lobby A, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Rockdale Cooperative Extension. Open to anyone who has bees or wants to start a hive. Potluck dinner. Bring a dish that feeds six. Pre-registration required by Jan. 21. We will be discussing the Association – voting on officers, etc. RSVP 770-278-7373.

DeKalb Master Gardener Association Program Meeting

Date: 28 January 2013 - 28 January 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Northlake Public Library(Barbara Lorh Branch)
Phone:

Details:

The DeKalb Master Gardener Association will have a program titled “A Winter Day in my Garden” by Jack Driskell. He will describe winter activities that need to be done in the garden. More details can be found at the DMGA website: www.dmga.org .

Certificate in Native Plants – Orientation for New Participants

Date: 30 January 2013 - 30 January 2013
Time: 9:00am – 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Anne Shenk and Cora Keber, State Botanical Garden Education staff, will introduce the Certificate program and answer questions about the classes and other requirements. Learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available to CNP participants including projects with Botanical Guardians, Citizen Science projects, and opportunities with the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance. Information on field trips will also be provided. This orientation is optional and free.

Backyard Chickens in the City

Date: 30 January 2013 - 30 January 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $5.00/person
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road SE, Lobby A, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Location: 1400 Parker Rd. SE, Conyers 30094. Learn how to care for your backyard chickens. Discussion includes breed selection, housing, nutrition, flock health, local code enforcement, etc. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the Rockdale Cooperative Extension office at (770)278-7373