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GARDENING EVENTS FOR February 2013

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FRIENDS First Friday: There’s More to Life than Flowers

Date: 01 February 2013 - 01 February 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:

Gather for a made-from-scratch breakfast by Countryside Catering and listen to Wilf Nicholls, Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, talk about garden design with foliage, bark and berries. To make your reservation, please call 706-542-6138 by Wednesday, January 30.

Wonderful World of Roses

Date: 02 February 2013 - 02 February 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Ball Ground Community Center
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 AM:

Wonderful World of Roses
These beautiful ornamentals can flourish in your garden with special care.

Please register to attend this seminar so we can have the proper number of handouts by calling the Cherokee County Extension Office at 770-479-0418 and for address and directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Cooking in the Garden: Gnocchi Times Two—Potato and Parisian Gnocchi

Date: 05 February 2013 - 05 February 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $36, Couple fee (any party of two): $60
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Join Chef Dean Neff as he demonstrates a five star menu. The evening’s delights include potato gnocchi dumplings with smoked ham hock served with seared mustard greens and roasted Anaheim peppers topped with parmesan and sherry brown butter. He will also provide instruction on Parisian style gnocchi. Are your tastes buds watering?

To make your reservation, please call 706-542-6138 by Wednesday, January 30.

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society Meeting Notice for February 2013

Date: 05 February 2013 - 05 February 2013
Time: 7:pm - 9:00
Cost: Free
Location: Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center 75 Langley Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30046. upstairs in Conference Room B.
Phone:

Details:

Speaker John Wermuth: “How the Tucker Historical Society Began a Successful Garden Tour and so Can You”

Native Plant Propagation (A Coastal Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course on Jekyll Island)

Date: 09 February 2013 - 09 February 2013
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: $50
Location: Jekyll Island, Greenhouse
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

Learn basic vegetative propagation methods applicable to native plants, including an introduction to the basics of plant growth and morphology, as well as the technical and mechanical skills required for successful propagation. Directions to the Jekyll Island greenhouse supplied with registration.

How to Start your own Plants

Date: 09 February 2013 - 09 February 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Canton Senior Center
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, February 9, at 10:00 AM:

How to Start your own Plants
Start plants from seeds, cuttings and layering

Please register to attend this seminar. This seminar is limited to 20 attendees. Please call the Cherokee County Extension Office at 770-479-0418 to register and to get the address and directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting

Date: 11 February 2013 - 11 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: 5801 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain
Phone: (770)934-4726

Details:

Scott Arrington will be doing a presentation on Vegetable Gardening.

You are cordially invited to join us at 7:30 PM Monday, Feb. 11, at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 5801 Hugh Howell Rd, Stone Mountain. Admission is Free. Call 770-934-4726 for directions.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners

Date: 11 February 2013 - 11 February 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free, Please bring a covered dish to share if you are sharing supper with us
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville 30044.
Phone: (770)564-4680

Details:

The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners will proudly feature Wilf Nicholls, Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
Born in London, England, Wilf graduated with a B.Sc. (Botany) from the University College of Wales, in 1972 and then a Ph.D. (Botany) from the University of British Columbia in 1984.
The topic for his presentation is “Adding Interest to thto the Garden with Foliage, Berries, and Bark.”. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30, with the program following at 7 p.m.

Tree Care & Arbor Day

Date: 14 February 2013 - 14 February 2013
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 (extension training center
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speaker: Gary Peiffer
Extension Agent, Arborist & Forester

How to plant and nurture trees
mature tree care
and Arbor Day Plantings
nice door prizes – several small trees

Southern Garden Heritage Conference—Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables

Date: 15 February 2013 - 15 February 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $105 (includes lunch)
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The 2013 Southern Garden Heritage Conference is a day-long learning experience for gardeners, cooks, landscape architects, preservationists, and plant lovers of all levels of expertise who want to know more about finding, sharing, and growing heirloom fruits and vegetables as well as exploring the rich gardening traditions in the South. Call 706-542-6156 or visit botgarden.uga.edu to register or receive a detailed schedule for this conference.

Arbor Day Celebration—Tree Trail Ramble

Date: 15 February 2013 - 15 February 2013
Time: 2:00 -- 3:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

In 1872, an industrious newspaper editor and political leader, J. Sterling Morton, began a campaign to plant trees on Nebraska’s treeless prairie. The first Arbor Day observance was on Morton’s birthday, April 10, of that same year, and by 1894 every state and some foreign countries participated in Arbor Day celebrations. In 1941, Georgia chose the third Friday in February to observe Arbor Day. Become involved in Arbor Day this year and discover humanity’s true best friend!

Natural History of Georgia Plants (A Certificate in Native Plants Core Course)

Date: 16 February 2013 - 16 February 2013
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $105
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

This course will introduce students to the wonderfully diverse natural vegetation of Georgia, emphasizing basic ecologi¬cal principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia, and common plant species that characterize each vegetation type.

Preparing your Landscape for Spring

Date: 16 February 2013 - 16 February 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $10 General Public/$5 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Late winter is the ideal time to spruce up your yard for the arrival of spring. Join Lisa Cole, CNC Horticulturalist, in a hands-on presentation of late-winter projects in the garden. She will share topics about what to prune and when, how and why to add mulch to the garden, and planting basics. By taking these small steps, you will ensure a beautiful garden with the coming of spring. Advance Registration Required by February 11 due to Limited Spaces, Ages 16 – adult.

Become a Beekeeper

Date: 16 February 2013 - 16 February 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $25.00 or $30.00 day of the program
Location: Public Safety Building, 116 Zack Hinton Pkwy South, McDonough, GA
Phone: (770)473-5434

Details:

Henry County Beekeepers Short Course, Agenda: Registration, Welcome, Meet the Honey Bee Colony, Equipment Assembly, Ways to Procure & Install, Smoker Lighting, Hive Manipulation, Extracting your Honey, Issues facing the Beekeeper and Questions & Answers.

Georgia Native Plant Society Symposium

Date: 16 February 2013 - 16 February 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 4:oo pm
Cost: $50 or $55
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Topics include ‘Desert Islands in a Forest Sea: Flora and Vegetation of Granite Outcrops in the Southeast’; ‘Connecting Kids to Gardening’; ‘Fall Color: Where, Why, When and Wow’; and ‘Georgia Natives for Shady Areas: Some Myths, Realities and Delights.’ Outdoor activities included, weather permitting. Cost is $50 for members, $55 for non-members and includes a coffee/danish in the morning and lunch. To register or for more information, please see our website: www.gnps.org.

ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW – NORTH GEORGIA CAMELLIA SOCIETY

Date: 16 February 2013 - 17 February 2013
Time: 2/16/13 1:00pm-5:00pm; 2/17/13 9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE with ABG entry
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone:

Details:

Brighten up your winter week-end by visiting the CAMELLIA SHOW at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in Day Hall on Saturday, February 16th, 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Sunday, February 17th, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Admission to the show is free with your ABG entry.

This beautiful display of blooms is sponsored by the North Georgia Camellia Society, a member of the American Camellia Society.

The North Georgia Camellia Society meets the second Monday evening, September – May at the ABG.

January Meeting Georgia Perennial Plant Association

Date: 19 February 2013 - 19 February 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center, 130 W Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta
Phone: (404)841-6616

Details:

Where We Were, Where We’re Headed
Jenks Farmer
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Jenks has spent a year roaming the East Coast to interview and write about old gardening methods and to find people who integrate these into modern gardens. He’s asked questions like, “How did we go from simple, soulful, organic gardening to a complex, stressful, and expensive habit?” You’ll meet through photographs and stories, old people who’ve never changed and young people leading us to new ways of growing.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association

Date: 19 February 2013 - 19 February 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Kennedy Auditorium, Atlanta History Center, West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
Phone:

Details:

Jenks Farmer “Designing Public Gardens”

Jenks Farmer, noted South Carolina plantsman, will discuss his involvement with two well-known garden projects, The Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, and Moore Farms in Lake City, SC. Jenks brings a lifetime of experience gardening in the South, and will walk attendees through the development of these projects, with lots of ideas to apply to one’s own garden.

Social hour at 6:30; program begins at 7:30 PM

Greater Atlanta Rose Society – Monthly Meeting

Date: 19 February 2013 - 19 February 2013
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free (except for small parking charge)
Location: Workshop Room - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

The Greater Atlanta Rose Society is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society. Our mission is to encourage people to grow and enjoy roses. Our monthly meetings feature speakers on topics pertinent to rose growing. Refreshments will be served and our ARS Consulting Rosarians will be glad to answer your rose questions. All rose growers from novice to expert are welcome to attend at no charge. We look forward to seeing!

Flower Arranging Unit 3: Designs for Dining Tables

Date: 20 February 2013 - 20 February 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

This is the third in a series of five units taught by a National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge and will focus on dining table arrangements. Participants will be provided with a list of materials to bring to class. This class is limited to 20 people and priority will be given to those participants that have completed Units 1-2. Bring a bag lunch.

Watercolor Painting Inspired By Nature – A Weekend Workshop

Date: 23 February 2013 - 24 February 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, February 24 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $160
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706)542-6156

Details:

The natural world with its endless variety will be the focus of inspiration for this two-day workshop. This workshop is designed for students with a variety of experience levels. Students should have basic knowledge and experience with this medium. This class provides students the opportunity to develop compositions based on the elements and principals of design. After developing initial drawings, students will explore using value studies as important building blocks to a successful painting.

Plant Propagation (A Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course)

Date: 23 February 2013 - 23 February 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 propagate native wildflowers and shrubs by seeds, cuttings, and division. Models for inexpensive grow-light systems and a propagation timeline will be provided to ensure that your seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors in early spring. Participants will leave with several types of seeds to propagate at home. Time and weather permitting, we may walk along the White Trail to collect woody cuttings for propagation, so please dress for the outdoors.

The Incredible Edible Grow-It-Yourself Fruit Tree, Vine, and Berry Bush Sale

Date: 23 February 2013 - 23 February 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $8 - 20
Location: Georgia International Convention Center
Phone:

Details:

The Atlanta Local Food Initiative’s (ALFI) 4th Annual Fruit Tree, Vine, and Berry Bush sale will be held on February 23, 2013 at the Georgia International Convention Center. Local experts have carefully chosen a wide selection of fruiting plants that thrive in Georgia’s climate; donations can also be made to benefit the installation of school orchards. Pre-ordering is encouraged. Detailed descriptions of each fruiting plant can be found at www.atlantalocalfood.org

The Inspired Gardener Symposium

Date: 23 February 2013 - 23 February 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $79
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone:

Details:

Join us for a day of inspiration as we learn from the experts and prepare for the abundance of the coming seasons. An extraordinary lineup of speakers will lead the conversation about bringing one’s garden to “the next level.” Presented in conjunction with the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

This much-anticipated annual event incorporates a silent auction of garden-related services and items, book signings, lunch and access to the gardens at ABG. Discounted registration for ABG/GPPA members.

February DMGA Meeting

Date: 25 February 2013 - 25 February 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Northlake Public Library on LaVista Rd.
Phone:

Details:

Joe Washington will speak on gardening with conservation in mind. Former TV reporter and Atlanta personality, Joe Washington, will describe how gardeners can conserve resources and still be successful. Joe’s website is : www.JoeWashingtonSpeaks.com .

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 26 February 2013 - 26 February 2013
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road in Roswell
Phone: (678)596-0340

Details:

Organic Vegetable Gardening