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GARDENING EVENTS FOR March 2013

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Rose Day at Bogan Park

Date: 02 March 2013 - 02 March 2013
Time: 9am - 1pm
Cost: Free
Location: 2723 N Bogan Rd, Buford, GA 30519 (Bogan Park
Phone:

Details:

Rose Day at Bogan Park is Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Greater Gwinnett Rose Society. ARS Consulting Rosarians will be on hand to answer questions regarding rose selection, planting, pruning and overall rose care. Workshops will be held to build birdhouses and garden structures. There will also be a rose raffle and garden tool sharpening. Refreshments will be served. For more information go to our website at http://gwinnettrose.org/ or like us on Facebook.

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Date: 02 March 2013 - 02 March 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, March 2 at 10:00 AM at the Canton Senior Center:

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Are you new to vegetable gardening and unsure where to begin; join us for beginning techniques.

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

Georgia Daffodil Society

Date: 02 March 2013 - 02 March 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $10 or less, Free for CNC Members
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

CNC ‘s Kingfisher Hall will once again bask in the gold, yellow, white and pink glow of hundreds of daffodils for the American Daffodil Society (ADS) Southeast Regional Daffodil Show co-sponsored by the Georgia Daffodil Society and North Georgia Council of Flower Show Judges. Spreading the joy of growing daffodils and educating the public has been the core of the Society’s mission since its founding in 1954. Enter your blooms Friday from noon to 6 pm & Saturday from 7:30am – 9:30 am. For more

Tree Climbing Championships

Date: 02 March 2013 - 02 March 2013
Time: 8am - 5pm
Cost: no cost
Location: Martha Hope Cabin Park 538 Prior Gainesville 30501
Phone: (404)320-6202

Details:

Georgia Arborist Association invites you to attend the 16th Annual Tree Climbers Competition in Gainesville. The best climbers in the Southeast will begin at 8am.
Tree Climbers International, Inc. will hoist your family into the canopy in fun, family climbing all day.
On Friday, March 1 a technical class for new and novice groundsmen with a Spanish language instructor. The class is free, but you must register.
The event is free. Martha Hope Cabin Park 538 Prior St. Gainesville 30501

BACKYARD CHICKENS

Date: 05 March 2013 - 05 March 2013
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 (extension training center)
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speakers:
Walter Reeves, WSB lawn & garden host, who grew up with chickens
Anne Marie Anderson, Chics in the City and a master gardener/landscaper

They will share their love and expertise for raising chickens and having a positive experience.

Come see us before you decide to jump into it!!!

Lawn Care for Spring and Summer

Date: 05 March 2013 - 05 March 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Beautiful healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing. Cool-season and warm-season grasses require similar activities, but at different times to be effective. Designed for homeowners, the class covers: what different grasses require; value of soil testing; fertilizing, weed control, aerating, watering.

Class is 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.

Lawn Care for Spring and Summer

Date: 06 March 2013 - 06 March 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Dept, 1790 Hembree Rd, Alpharetta, GA
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Beautiful healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing. Cool-season and warm-season grasses require similar activities, but at different times to be effective. Designed for homeowners, the class covers: what different grasses require; value of soil testing; fertilizing, weed control, aerating, watering.

This class is run by Fulton County Cooperative Extension, N Fulton Master Gardeners and Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Without Flowers: Mosses, Liverworts, Ferns, and Horsetails (A Certificate in Native Plants Elective Course)

Date: 09 March 2013 - 09 March 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:

These ancient plants have been around millions of years longer than flowering plants–they must be doing something right! Even though they don’t have big, showy blooms or grow 300 feet tall, they are fascinating all the same. They’ve seen dinosaurs come and go, and a lot of change along their evolutionary way. In this course, we’ll step back 300 million years, getting to know these plants, their structures, and their reproduction.

Pine Needle Basketry

Date: 09 March 2013 - 09 March 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: 65
Location: Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to use pine needles to make a basket using coil basketry techniques. This beginner class will cover the basic skills needed to make the basket. You will complete the class with a basket reflecting your own taste and design. Lunch is not included in the workshop, but you may bring a lunch or pick up something from the Discovery Café. All supplies are included.

Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Date: 09 March 2013 - 09 March 2013
Time: 10:ooAM
Cost: Free
Location: Buckeye Creek Farm
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 AM at the Buckeye Creek Farm:

Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Visit a working farm to expand your basic knowledge of fruits and vegetables

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 for the address and directions.

Georgia Iris Society Meeting

Date: 09 March 2013 - 09 March 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:

Georgia Iris Society Meeting – March 9 at 2 PM
“Trees of Our Lives: Small Native Trees for the Landscape”
Dekalb Master Gardener, Dawn Hines will be our speaker. All aspects of tree care: choosing, planting, pruning, and the danger of non-native invasives (or exotics) to our landscapes and native areas. Georgia native trees are highlighted. For more information – Call Diana Wright – 770 621 3864

Create a Rain Garden

Date: 09 March 2013 - 09 March 2013
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Dunwoody Nature Center
Phone: (770)394-3322

Details:

Using our rain garden as an example, we will talk about how to do a similar project at your home. Rain gardens are a simple, effective way to combat erosion and storm water runoff. Come and join us to learn everything you need to know to create your own rain garden including location, design and construction, suggested plants and maintenance. You’ll leave the class with a complete understanding of how to create your own rain garden at home – a perfect spring gardening project.

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 12 March 2013 - 12 March 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: None
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Atlanta Botanical Garden Rare Plants: Jenny Cruse-Sanders of the Atlanta Botanical Garden will talk about the Garden’s rare plant collections from Georgia and their conservation research.

Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Date: 16 March 2013 - 16 March 2013
Time: 1000AM
Cost: Free
Location: Buckeye Creek Farm
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 AM at the Buckeye Creek Farm:

Advanced Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

Visit a working farm to expand your basic knowledge of fruits and vegetables.

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 for the address and directions.

Holy Comforter Plant Sale

Date: 16 March 2013 - 16 March 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost:
Location: Holy Comforter Episcopal in 737 Woodland Ave SE, 30316 Ormewood Park, downtown Atlanta
Phone: (404)601-5320

Details:

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church is having it’s first plant sale of the 2013 season today! Our gardeners have all-naturally grown a beautiful selection of cool weather vegetables, annual and perennial herbs, annual and perennial (sun and shade) garden plants including many native plants, a wide variety of house plants, succulents and a wide variety of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants!

We fertilize only with fish fertilizer or chicken manures, and grow in certified organic potting soils.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Assoc Meeting

Date: 18 March 2013 - 18 March 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (770)564-4680

Details:

Plants have evolved an amazing array of ways to replicate themselves and adapt to the environment and we humans have taken advantage of those since antiquity. Dr. Pennisi will explore the biology of seeds, cuttings, and grafting, and share tips for successful techniques of plant propagation. His topic is “Seeds, Cuttings and Scions: The Exciting World of Plant Propagation”.
There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30 (please bring a dish to share) with the program following at 7pm.

Creating a Vegetable Garden

Date: 19 March 2013 - 19 March 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. The class covers: soil preparation; seasonal planting (cool-season vs warm-season crops); planning your garden; mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control.

Class is 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.

Georgie Perennial Plant Association

Date: 19 March 2013 - 19 March 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center
Phone:

Details:

“Vines in the Landscape”

Rita Pelczar, associate editor of The American Gardener, will share information about annual, perennial, and woody vines that make attractive additions to our gardens, discussing their strategies for climbing and the structures that suit them. We often forget that walls and vertical elements are strong defining features of a complete garden, and Rita will offer several suggestions for making the most of your home garden’s features with climbers.

Program at 7:30 PM

Lawn Care on a Budget

Date: 19 March 2013 - 19 March 2013
Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $6/person or $10 couple (1 set of materials)
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension, 1400 Parker Road SE, Lobby A, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Discussion includes how to maintain a nice looking lawn as well as how to save a little money doing it. Pre-registration required. For more information, call the Rockdale Cooperative Extension office at (770)278-7373.

Plant Fair and Sale

Date: 21 March 2013 - 24 March 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (706)663-5153

Details:

The Annual Plant Fair and Sale scheduled for March 21-24, 2013, offers vendors bringing a wide variety of plants and unique garden items all under one roof.

Native Plants for the Landscape

Date: 21 March 2013 - 21 March 2013
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Dec., GA 30032
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Geri Laufer – well known horticulturist, writer and speaker shares her knowledge on using native plants in your landscape.
These are tough plants that are well adapted to our conditions that may help you resolve tough landscape pro blems.

Come and bring your questions

2013 Georgia Master Gardener Annual Conference

Date: 22 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Time: Fri 2-8 pm, Sat 9 am- 4 pm
Cost: $85
Location: Oconee County Civic Center, Watkinsville
Phone: (706)425-7487

Details:

You don’t have to be a master gardener to attend Nature’s Bouquet, this year’s annual conference. Speakers include Douglas Tallamy of Delaware and Chris Wiesinger of Texas, plus UGA’s John Ruter and Tim Smalley. Add to that shopping from numerous vendors, a tour of Piccadilly Farm, a reception at the State Botanical Garden, plus breakfast and lunch. For more information visit georgiamastergardeners.org

Forsyth Master Gardeners Plant Sale–Daylilies for sale

Date: 22 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.
Cost: event free
Location: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770)410-0548

Details:

The Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta will be having a huge sale of beautiful daylilies with great prices.

Landscape Update

Date: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $59.00
Location: UGA Griffin Campus
Phone: (770)228-7214

Details:

Program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel & will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics include site analysis, planting and fertilizing, how to select the best trees and ornamentals, how to manage turf and how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for. Speakers are Bodie Pennisi andBob Westerfield. For more information, please call Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

Landscape Update

Date: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $59.00
Location: UGA Griffin Campus
Phone: (770)228-7214

Details:

Program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel & will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics include site analysis, planting and fertilizing, how to select the best trees and ornamentals, how to manage turf and how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for. Speakers are Bodie Pennisi andBob Westerfield. For more information, please call Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

Landscape Update

Date: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $59.00
Location: UGA Griffin Campus
Phone: (770)228-7214

Details:

Program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel & will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics include site analysis, planting and fertilizing, how to select the best trees and ornamentals, how to manage turf and how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for. Speakers are Bodie Pennisi andBob Westerfield. For more information, please call Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

Landscape Update

Date: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $59.00
Location: UGA Griffin Campus
Phone: (770)228-7214

Details:

Program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel & will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics include site analysis, planting and fertilizing, how to select the best trees and ornamentals, how to manage turf and how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for. Speakers are Bodie Pennisi andBob Westerfield. For more information, please call Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

Landscape Update

Date: 22 March 2013 - 22 March 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $59.00
Location: UGA Griffin Campus
Phone: (770)228-7214

Details:

Program is designed for the commercial landscaper or ground maintenance personnel & will cover a number of landscape management issues. Topics include site analysis, planting and fertilizing, how to select the best trees and ornamentals, how to manage turf and how to troubleshoot problems in the landscape. CEU and pesticide license credits have been applied for. Speakers are Bodie Pennisi andBob Westerfield. For more information, please call Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or e-mail bhorne@uga.edu.

Spring Forward Paulding

Date: 23 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Paulding County High School, Auditorium, 1297 Villa Rica Highway
Phone: (770)443-7616

Details:

Come learn about vegetable and landscape gardening, water conservation, energy conservation, beekeeping, local food and farmers markets, and local businesses from experts and enthusiasts including UGA Cooperative Extension Experts and Master Gardener Extension Volunteers.
 
Arty Schronce, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be the keynote speaker.
Entry to the festival is FREE!

Create a Child’s Garden

Date: 23 March 2013 - 23 March 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Hickory Flat Library
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting the following seminar on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00 AM at the Hickory Flat Library:

Create a Child’s Garden

Put a kid in a garden and watch what grows. Learn creative ideas that will sprout a love of gardening in our young gardeners.

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 for the address and directions.

Spring Bloomers Tour

Date: 24 March 2013 - 24 March 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cost: Included in General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2- and under
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Spring has arrived and the world comes alive again! Explore the beauty of nature with a relaxing and informative hike with Lisa Cole, CNC’s Environmental Horticulturist, through the woodlands and gardens. We’ll look closely for the first signs of spring and share stories about this special time of year. This program is suitable for all ages.

DeKalb Master Gardener Association

Date: 25 March 2013 - 25 March 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Northlake Public Library(Barbara Loar Branch) ; LaVista Rd & Harobi Dr.
Phone:

Details:

Farmer Jeff Collins will be the speaker at the DeKalb Master Gardener Association’s March Meeting at the Northlake Public Library on March 25. He will talk about growing organic vegetables for the local markets such as the Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market. Recedntly, there has been much interest in growing locally as witnessed by the “Farm-to-School” Program.
More information at : dmga.org .

Roswell Garden Club

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

Details:

Easy Spring Flowers

Creating a Vegetable Garden

Date: 27 March 2013 - 27 March 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Dept, 1790 Hembree Rd, Alpharetta, GA
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. The class covers: soil preparation; seasonal planting (cool-season vs warm-season crops); planning your garden; mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control.

This class is run by the Fulton County Cooperative Extension, North Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Creating Great Containers

Date: 28 March 2013 - 28 March 2013
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Cost: free
Location: 530 West Memorial Drive, Dallas GA
Phone: (770)443-7616

Details:

Learn how to make stunning container arrangements with spring annual flowering plants. Master Gardener Judy Howd will teach this class at the Paulding County Cooperative Extension Office. Bring your gardening questions!

Walkabouts with Dr. A

Date: 30 March 2013 - 30 March 2013
Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Cost: $5
Location: The Trial Gardens at UGA
Phone: (706)583-0285

Details:

Dr. Armitage will be giving tours around the garden, talking about great plants, helpful gardening hints, and sharing garden stories. This is his last year with the Trial Gardens, so everyone will want to come.