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GARDENING EVENTS FOR February 2015

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DMGA Meeting: Hydrangeas, Hibiscus, and Asters… Oh My!

Date: 02 February 2015 - 02 February 2015
Time: 6:00PM-7:30PM
Cost: Free, bring a friend!
Location: Northlak Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

Grab your notepad and take advantage of the cold winter months to start making plans for your mixed garden border, Atlanta style! From initial design to planting and maintenance, we’ll explore those things that are unique to gardening in the South, and discuss lots of options that are applicable to gardens of all sizes and light conditions. Tim Martin, past President of Ga Perennial Plant Assoc will help us design the Southern equivalent of the English Perennial Border. End “Zone Envy”!!!

Georgia Native Plant Society 20th Annual Plant Symposium

Date: 02 February 2015 - 07 March 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Members; $50; Non-Member: $55;
Location: Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston campus
Phone: (478)471-2751

Details:

The 20th annual GNPS Plant Symposium will be held at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus on March 7th, 2015. The symposium will touch on broad themes of interest with respect to native plants including herbal medicine, birds and the native plants they rely on, xeric landscaping and much more, including our keynote speaker, Alan Weakley of the UNC Herbarium. The symposium will also include an optional tour of the Georgia Perimeter Native Plant Botanical Garden. Register today online!

Full Moon Hike Series

Date: 03 February 2015 - 03 February 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: $5.00/person or $15.00/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center
Phone:

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! 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!
Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor’s Center.

FRIENDS First Friday: All-American Selections

Date: 06 February 2015 - 06 February 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Cost: $12.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center Downstairs
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

All-American Selections promote new garden varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America. One of those trial gardens is in our Flower Garden. Each year Shelly Prescott creates a new design using the trial plants and reports on their performance. Shelly is also in charge of the Georgia Gold Medal Program. This monthly event includes a full breakfast and an opportunity to meet new people while learning about the Garden, gardening or garden history. Please

18th Annual North Atlanta Home Show

Date: 06 February 2015 - 08 February 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: $8 general admission, free for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and up.
Location: Gwinnett Center
Phone: (770)998-9800

Details:

Over 150 home improvement experts will showcase the latest products and services for home remodeling, interior decorating, landscaping and outdoor living. The three-day event includes expert speakers, giveaways, live radio broadcasts and buyer discounts. Speakers include HGTV real estate and decorating expert Tonya M. Williams, Georgia Gardener Walter Reeves, HGTV gardener Joe Washington and others on the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show stage. See times and schedule at www.AtlantaHomeShow.com

Natural History of Georgia Plants (Core Course)

Date: 07 February 2015 - 07 February 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $105
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Georgia is one of the most botanically diverse and ecologically interesting states in the US! This course introduces Georgia’s diverse natural vegetation, emphasizing basic ecologi¬cal principles of plant distribution, prehistoric and contemporary influences on Georgia vegetation, major vegetation types in Georgia, and the plant species that characterize each vegetation type. We will also discuss invasive species and their impact on natural plant communities, and potential climate change influen

Georgia Hosta Society’s General Meeting

Date: 07 February 2015 - 07 February 2015
Time: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Bellmere Garden House, 10777 Bell Rd., Duluth, GA
Phone: (678)353-6689

Details:

Don Dean, President of the American Hosta Society, will be our guest speaker at the Bellmere Garden House, 10777 Bell Road, Duluth, GA at 11:30 AM.
We are honored to welcome Don Dean, well-known hosta hybridizer and the current President of the American Hosta Society, as our guest speaker.

Gardeners’ Night Out – The Art of Pruning

Date: 10 February 2015 - 10 February 2015
Time: 700-800pm
Cost: free
Location: West Cobb Regional Library - 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

Tools, timing and techniques

Gardening 101

Date: 10 February 2015 - 10 February 2015
Time: 7:00p-9:00p
Cost: Free /open to the public
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center
Phone: (770)427-3494

Details:

Mickey Gazaway, plant expert from PIKE Nursery will present a Show and Tell of plants and guidance on getting our gardens ready for Spring.
This lecture is free and open to the public

Reservations are required by February 6 2015
Call to reserve your seat 770-427-3494
or email your reservation mgardenc@bellsouth.net

Bring a friend!

Marietta Educational Garden Center
505 Kennesaw Avenue
Marietta GA 30060

Dance with the Classic City Swing Band

Date: 12 February 2015 - 12 February 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: $15
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center and Conservatory
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Come listen to the lively Classic City Swing Band, or spend the evening on the dance floor alone or with a partner. The evening starts with a 7:15 demonstration and dance lesson, then the Swing Band starts playing at 7:30. Tickets include a light reception by Friends of the Garden. Please visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-9353 for tickets. Tickets are limited to 70 guests.

Lunch & Learn – Dahlias!

Date: 13 February 2015 - 13 February 2015
Time: 12noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

with Renae Lemon, MG Coordinator
Dahlias are beautiful, colorful, varied in form, long blooming and prolific. Learn about this exotic and versatile bloomer. There are over 20000 named Dahlias and Renae will share some of her favorites.

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Monthly Meeting

Date: 17 February 2015 - 17 February 2015
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free (with exception of small parking deck charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

Open the public! Everyone welcome to come hear our honored speaker, Wayne Myers, Consulting and Master Rosarian, who will give us a presentation on “Roses in South Africa” and “An Update on Chili Thrips.” Wayne Myers is a retired Air Force pilot and a serious rose hobbyist with over 300 varieties of roses on his half-acre in Orange Park, FL. Should be a very informative evening, so please join us! Refreshments will be served.

To Prune or Not to Prune?

Date: 19 February 2015 - 19 February 2015
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cost: Free
Location: Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Rd., Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardener Merrily McLaughlin will present this hands-on demonstration to take the mystery out of how, when and if to prune. Call for questions, or email uge1057@uga.edu .

Arbor Day Celebration – Tree Trail Ramble

Date: 20 February 2015 - 20 February 2015
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Shade Garden Arbor
Phone: (706)542-9353

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. 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! Join Linda Chafin to learn about and celebrate the trees at the Garden.

Arbor Day Celebration — Free tree saplings

Date: 20 February 2015 - 20 February 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Canton Gazebo Park, 100 North St Canton, Georgia
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

In celebration of Arbor Day Cherokee County Master Gardeners are giving away tree saplings appropriate for landscaping: White Dogwoods,Virginia Pines, Wax Myrtles, Red Maples, Bald Cypresses, Red Buds, and Crepe Myrtles, plus a few more varieties.

For questions: uge1057@uga.edu, or call

Winter Family Hike

Date: 21 February 2015 - 21 February 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $5.00/person or $15.00/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Meet at Fountain in front of Visitor Center
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Join Education Staff, Andie Bisceglia, for a family hike this winter! Even at this quiet time of year there is so much to learn and enjoy out in the woods. Learn about bird migration, neat tricks for identifying trees without their leaves, and more! Bring along friends and family of all ages. Wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and get ready to explore! (Recommended for children that are at least 5 years old).

Native Plant Propagation – Elective Course

Date: 21 February 2015 - 21 February 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies - Head House
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Learn the basics of propagating 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.

Watercolor Paintings Inspired by Nature

Date: 21 February 2015 - 22 February 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Saturday; 12:00 noon - 4:00PM on Sunday
Cost: $160
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Gardenside Room
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

This class provides students the opportunity to develop compositions based on the elements and principals of design. Students may bring their own sketches or photos or use the wonderful sources at the Botanical Garden for developing compositions. There will be demonstrations during each class, which include various techniques and approaches to working with watercolor. Students will have individual work time during classes with one-on-one instruction. A material list will be provided.

Date: 21 February 2015 - 22 February 2015
Time: Saturday, 1pm - 5pm & Sunday, 9am - 5pm
Cost: Show is free. The parking deck cost is an est. $2 an hour
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404)355-4478

Details:

Brighten up your winter week-end by visiting the CAMELLIA SHOW at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, in Day Hall on Saturday, February 21st, 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Sunday, February 22nd, 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. We meet the second Monday evening, September – May, at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Public is Welcome!

International Phalaenopsis Association SE regional winter Meeting

Date: 21 February 2015 - 21 February 2015
Time: open 9 AM, usually finished by 3 PM
Cost: free, buy your own lunch
Location: Peach State Orchids, 920 Homer Rd, Woodstock, GA.
Phone: (770)751-8770

Details:

David Kessler of Atlanta is growing exceptionally well in his light garden. His string of recent AOS awards speaks to his success. David will be presenting our keynote program on Growing Orchids Under Lights. Don’t have space and/or the resources for an outdoor greenhouse, then this may be best route for you. Our second speaker will be Tom Harper presenting his new program on Micro Mini Phalaenopsis – Beyond the Standards and Multifloras.

Growing Camellias and Companion Plants

Date: 23 February 2015 - 23 February 2015
Time: 6:oo-7:30 pm
Cost: Free, bring a friend!
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

Carol Simpson speaks as a nursery professional, and knows firsthand the growing conditions that camellias prefer and which plants grow well with them. Bring your questions about when, where, and how to plant camellias here in Atlanta … when and how to fertilize, prune, and mulch. She knows which types are the hardiest (or the most drought tolerant, or moisture tolerant).

Go to the Camellia Show this weekend at the Atlanta Botanical Garden to see the incredible variety of blooms!

Garden Travels: Desert Southwest Flora with Carol and Hugh Nourse

Date: 24 February 2015 - 24 February 2015
Time: 6:30PM
Cost: Free, please donate at the entrance
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Gardenside Room
Phone: (706)542-9353

Details:

Carol and Hugh Nourse are award-winning photographers who have traveled the world to observe and photograph indigenous plants. During this talk, they will relate their adventures in photographing desert wildflowers in the Mojave Desert (Joshua Tree National Park), the Sonora Desert (Anza-Borego California State Park, Saguaro National Park, and other Tucson area places), and the Chihuahuan Desert (Big Bend National Park).

Dr Michael Dirr, Ph.D. – To speak at Hydrangea Society Meeting

Date: 24 February 2015 - 24 February 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church - McDonough Hall, 4465 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (770)547-4243

Details:

The famous Michael A. Dirr, Ph.D will be our featured speaker at the American Hydrangea Society Meeting. Dr. Dirr is a world-renowned horticulturalist, and author of 14 books. Learn about the newest cutting edge Hydrangeas in the world including the popular remontant or re-blooming hydrangeas – that have changed the market forever. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Refreshments will be served.

Flower Arranging Unit 3: Design for Dining Table

Date: 25 February 2015 - 25 February 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $45
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia - Visitor Center, Gardenside Room
Phone: (706)542-9353

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. Limited to 20. Priority will be given to those participants that have completed Units 1-2. Bring a bag lunch.

Beautiful Birds of the South

Date: 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Cost: Free
Location: Hickory Flat Library, 2740 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners Seminar Series

Learn about housing, feeding, habits and needs. Class taught by Helen Ogren.

Registration required by February 25th.

Call or email to register.

Wildlife Habitats: If you Build it, They Will Come

Date: 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
Time: 10:00 am to 12:oo pm
Cost: $20 General Public/$10 CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Attracting beautiful native wildlife to your yard is easy if you have the knowhow! Join Horticulturist Lisa Cole for this exciting new program that takes a deeper look at the connections between plant and animal worlds. The right plants added into a garden space will provide food, shelter, and nesting habitats for bees, birds, and butterflies. Advance Registration Required by February 25th.

CNC Greenhouse Open House

Date: 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
Time: 12:oo pm to 1:00 pm
Cost: Free - General Admission is not required for open house
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Stop by the CNC greenhouse to start early for your spring plantings – we will focus on plants for backyard habitats including Witchhazels, Buckeyes, native Azaleas just to name a few.

Do your roses shriek when you come near with Pruners?

Date: 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery in Woodstock is offering a FREE workshop on Pruning Roses presented by Professional Rosarian Ryan Tilley. Must RSVP

Date: 28 February 2015 - 28 February 2015
Time: 10:00am- 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bogan Park, Buford Georgia
Phone: (678)350-8473

Details:

Activities:
• 8:30 to Noon… Pruning of the Earth Kind roses at Bogan Park’s garden. Drop in and learn about rose care. Observe or help!
• 10:00…Get your tools sharpened for a small donation
• 10:00…Learn to make roses out of Rolled Fondant. Fun, hands-on activity!!
• 11.00…Learn how to sharpen your own tools from an expert.
• 12:00….Rose Raffle. Who knows, you may take more than 1 plant home!
Call Henry at 678-350-8473 if you have any questions.