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GARDENING EVENTS FOR October 2015

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Bluestems and Bluejeans Native Plant Sale

Date: 01 October 2015 - 03 October 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

4th annual Bluestems and Bluejeans Native Plant Sale held behind-the-scenes at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.
Six days of shopping for natives to incorporate into every urban garden and patio. We will teach you how! Support pollinators! Plant gorgeous species!
Nearly 200 species. Majority are local seeds. Grown organically.

October 1st – 3rd 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 to noon Saturday
October 8th – 10th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 to noon Saturday

4th Annual Bluestems & Bluejeans Native Plant Sale

Date: 01 October 2015 - 03 October 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Held behind-the-scenes at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.This is a rare opportunity to find plants that help support Georgia birds and insects and see behind the scenes in the Conservation greenhouses. All sales benefit the Garden’s Conservation program. There will be details and a plant list the weeks of the sale at botgarden.uga.edu and directional signs in the Garden to help you find the Center.

FRIENDS First Friday

Date: 02 October 2015 - 02 October 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: $12.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center Downstairs
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Cora Keber, Education Coordinator, will demonstrate and explain how complex subjects are communicated through a child’s perspective, ideas and values that will stay with that child for a lifetime. Then you will hear an update and some amusing and insightful insider stories from Garden Director Wilf Nicholls and Development Director Juli Fields. Please make your reservation the Wednesday before by calling 706-542-6138.

Trees Atlanta’s 16th Annual Tree Sale

Date: 03 October 2015 - 03 October 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
Location: 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 681-4898

Details:

Come to our Sweet 16! Our 16th Annual Tree Sale will feature over 1,500 of the best native and exotic plants available, including 200 species of trees, shrubs, native perennials, and tree-friendly vines. Fruit and nut trees, too—persimmon, pear, plum, walnut, pecan, and many others!

Take a curated shopper’s tour that focuses on native, pollinator, and shade trees available for purchase on site.

Held rain or shine.

Proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s planting and education programs.

Contain Yourself: Fall/Winter Container Gardening Workshop

Date: 03 October 2015 - 03 October 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (855) 546-9740

Details:

Expand your concept of container gardening by looking beyond the pair of pots by the front door to the role that mixed planters can play in home landscapes, on decks and patios. Container gardening offers both ease and opportunity for a successful gardening experience. This informal, ‘hands-on’ class includes a discussion on design and cultural know-how. Participants will plant their own container to take home.

Waterlily Festival

Date: 03 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
Time: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: Admission to Gardens
Location: Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881

Details:

Hundreds of Waterlilies blooming in every color, French food and wine for purchase.
“En Plein Air” artists painting in the Gardens, juried photography exhibit, face painting, live music two weekends, Oct. 3-4, 10-11, admission to gardens entitles you to attend all events at the Gardens. Tour 220 acres of Gardens, with ponds, rolling hills, formal borders and more. Michael Allen Band on Saturdays, Classical music on Sundays.

Grow Your Own Cocktail

Date: 06 October 2015 - 06 October 2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $45 (includes admission to Twilight Toasts)
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Impress your guest with not only with your beautiful garden but also by making them specialty cocktails with ingredients that you are growing. Join Cora Keber, Education Coordinator, to learn a few fun tricks about adding some of your garden harvest to your next garden party.Cora will provide garden growing tips and discuss the properties of each specialty ingredient. Limited to 15.

Twilight Toasts in the Garden

Date: 06 October 2015 - 06 October 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 Friends members)
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Callaway Building / Theater-in-the-Woods
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

We have a new area in the Garden! Let’s celebrate the new Children’s Garden Amphitheater adult–style, with wine and cheese tasting by Healthy Gourmet, music by the Athens Guitar Duo, and a poetry reading. Come enjoy this evening event in a new location, on the front plaza of the Callaway Building and the Children’s Garden Amphitheater. Meet new people, enjoy music and wine in a natural setting, chat with us about the plans for the rest of the Children’s Garden.

Bluestems and Bluejeans Native Plant Sale

Date: 08 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

4th annual Bluestems and Bluejeans Native Plant Sale held behind-the-scenes at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.
Six days of shopping for natives to incorporate into every urban garden and patio. We will teach you how! Support pollinators! Plant gorgeous species!
Nearly 200 species. Majority are local seeds. Grown organically.

October 1st – 3rd 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 to noon Saturday
October 8th – 10th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 to noon Saturday

4th Annual Bluestems & Bluejeans Native Plant Sale

Date: 08 October 2015 - 10 January 2012
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 to noon Saturday
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Held behind-the-scenes at the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies.This is a rare opportunity to find plants that help support Georgia birds and insects and see behind the scenes in the Conservation greenhouses. All sales benefit the Garden’s Conservation program. There will be details and a plant list the weeks of the sale at botgarden.uga.edu and directional signs in the Garden to help you find the Center.

Morning Poetry Reading with the Nature Ramblers

Date: 08 October 2015 - 08 October 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Theater-in-the-Woods
Phone:

Details:

Since 2011, the SBG Nature Ramblers have been exploring the natural areas, flora and fauna of the Garden while making new friends and enjoying nature. Sessions start with an inspirational reading by a nature writer such as Annie Dillard, John Muir, or Janise Ray. Our featured poet is Bob Ambrose.His poems exploring spirituality and nature are published online in “Reflections in Poetry” (bobambrosejr-poetry.blogspot.com).

Adaptive Gardening

Date: 09 October 2015 - 09 October 2016
Time: 12noon - 100p
Cost: Free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Gardeners’ Night Out – Master Gardener Joe Washington has developed a “one stop shop” with tools, tips, and techniques to gardening on your lifetime “can-do” list.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 09 October 2015 - 09 October 2015
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston Facilitator Beth St Jean

Plains Chautauqua: The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail: Connecting History and Nature

Date: 09 October 2015 - 11 October 2015
Time: 8:00AM - 9:00PM
Cost: $150 for Weekend Passport
Location: Plains, Georgia
Phone: (229) 824-4567

Details:

The theme for our annual weekend event will be the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of the Monarch Watch. Saturday sessions will include information about host and nectar plants needed to attract butterflies and encourage the full life cycle. Weekend Passports include all Friday, Saturday and Sunday events. Some meals and receptions are included in your passport. Registration information and details is online at www.plainschautauqua.com

Whoooo’s in Your Neighborhood?

Date: 10 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to Noon
Cost: $35
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (855) 546-9740

Details:

Join us as we explore the amazing world of owls including the habitats of Eastern Screech Owls, Barred Owls, and Great-horned Owls, and meet a living representative of each species. Learn how to make your area “owl-friendly” and to identify native owls by their calls. Assist in constructing an owl nest box and one lucky attendee will be able to take the finished product home. Recommended for ages 6 and above. Walking may be over uneven surfaces.
Instructors: Birds of Prey Staff

“Travels on the Bartram Trail: Beth Thompson’s Possible Perceptions”

Date: 10 October 2015 - 29 November 2015
Time: 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

This showing is the grand finale of a nearly four-year project during which Beth Thompson followed in the footsteps of the naturalist William Bartram along trails in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and the Carolinas. With Bartram as a guide, Thompson photographed many of the plants, animals, and places described in Bartram’s influential Travels. Her results were first made available in 52 blog posts, “Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail”

“The usefull, the beautifull, the singular or the fragrant, are to us the most material – John and William Bartram and Southern Plants in the Garden”

Date: 10 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Administration Building
Phone:

Details:

Presented by Joel T. Fry, Curator, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA
Early American gardeners like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington traveled to see this extensive collection of North American plants collected at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia. The Garden and its international plant trade and nursery business thrived under the care of three generations of Bartrams. Following the lecture, the Garden will host a reception with Joel Fry at 2:00 pm.

Bartram Plant Walk, led by Conservation Botanist, Linda Chafin

Date: 10 October 2015 - 10 October 2015
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, meet in the Administration Building Front Plaza
Phone:

Details:

This garden tour will highlight plants discovered by the Bartrams now featured in the Garden’s collection. Bartram plants also will be available for purchase during the annual Fall Plant Sale.

The Art of Pruning: Tools, Timing, and Technique

Date: 13 October 2015 - 13 October 2015
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: Mountain View Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Gardeners’ Night Out – Learn the basics of good pruning for aesthetic value as well as for promoting the health of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape with Pam Bohlander, Cobb Master Gardener

Sweet Pea Hour!

Date: 14 October 2015 - 28 October 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cost: $18 (covers parent helper and one child in all 3 sessions), second child fee: $14
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Open to children ages 3 – 5 and their parent helpers! Developed especially for young nature lovers, the Sweet Pea Hour offers a marvelous introduction to the natural world. Each session focuses on a different “earthy” topic. If it rains, program will be moved inside.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 Oli Earthworm’s Recipe for Soil!
Wednesday, Oct. 21 Madame Squirrel’s Restaurant
Wednesday, Oct. 28 A Visit with Old Man Spruce

Plants We Love to Hate: Identifying and Controlling Exotic Pest Plants

Date: 14 October 2015 - 14 October 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50.00, LIMIT of 20 participants
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone:

Details:

Gary Crider, Naturalist and Exotic Pest Plant Control Specialist, will teach students how to identify the major offenders, their current ranges and habitats, and how these plants impact natural plant communities. Basic management and control strategies will be discussed and demonstrated. A portion of the class will be indoors, followed by field identification exercises and control demonstrations in a nearby park where control efforts are underway. Bring snacks and water for field portion.

Japanese Arts and Culture Festival, October 17-18, 24-25

Date: 17 October 2015 - 25 October 2015
Time: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: Admission to Gardens
Location: 1987 Gibbs Dr. , Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881

Details:

Visit one of the largest Japanese Gardens in the country. With ponds, hand carved lanterns, ponds and over 2,000 Japanese maples.

Japanese tea ceremonies, classic dancing, Taiko dancing, archery, sumo wrestling, Origami instruction, martial arts, Bonsai demonstration, Ikebana and crafts sale. Japanese food available for purchase. Bonsai will also be offered for sale.

Live Music

Salamander and Stream Ecology Ramble

Date: 17 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, meet at Visitor Center Back Patio
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join husband and wife herpetology team, Matt Elliot, Co-Author Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia and Stacy Smith, Environmental Educator, 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.

Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont

Date: 23 October 2015 - 23 October 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00pm
Cost: $50.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, will teach us how 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.

Basic Botany: Lives of the Plants

Date: 24 October 2015 - 24 October 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $105
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Robert Wyatt, UGA Professor of Botany and Ecology (retired), presents the basic information about plants on which other courses in the native plant certificate program will built. Students will be introduced to plant cells, tissues, and vegetative organs, as well as reproductive organs. Basic life processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration will be discussed, as well as Mendelian genetics.

‘I Love Ukulele’ Festival

Date: 25 October 2015 - 25 October 2015
Time: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Theater-in-the-Woods
Phone:

Details:

Enjoy a performance by the botanical garden’s own Ukulele Philharmonic, with solo performance by William Tonks. Bring your ukulele and play along with the Ukulele Philharmonic. Uke instruction provided. All ages welcome. Register for the drawing for a ukulele donated by Musician’s Warehouse, Athens.

DMGA Meeting: Weather Or Not To Garden with Betsy Abrams

Date: 26 October 2015 - 26 October 2015
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Cost: Free, so bring a friend!
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084 (inside I-285, corner of Harobi Dr. and LaVista Rd., turn at the BB&T Bank).
Phone:

Details:

DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc is pleased to present Betsy Abrams, Meteorologist and Master Gardener speaking about gardening in Georgia Weather. Betsy will go month by month talking mainly about different weather hazards and extremes that are common to our area. The basic times that she plants, transplants and prunes will be discussed. Betsy was a Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Channel. She grows daffodils, native plants,herbs, and vegetables. She’s exciting, join us!

Full Moon Hike

Date: 27 October 2015 - 27 October 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor's Center
Phone:

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.