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GARDENING EVENTS FOR April 2012

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GARDENERS’ CIRCLE OF LIFE

Date: 01 April 2012 - 21 April 2012
Time: 800AM - 4:00PM
Cost: $75.00++
Location: Cherokee County Conference Center at "The Bluffs", 1130 Bluffs Pkwy, Canton, GA 30114
Phone: 770-479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners presents “Gardeners’ Circle of Life”, State Conference, Georgia Master Gardener Association. This event is open to everyone, not only master gardeners and there will be only one conference this year. Don’t miss all the fun, sign up today and we’ll see you there!

April 20, registration begins at 8:00A.M., with many different events planned for the day. You can take a tour of the Funk Heritage Center, go for a guided tour through Burgess Arboretum, tour Gibbs Garden, participate in a hands-on craft workshop or meet and shop with our vendors. All vendors do not accept chargecards so be certain to bring cash or checks. Then later in the evening you can join us at the Meet and Greet being able to interact with our speakers and members.

April 21, the Conference begins. Don’t miss out, sign up early and join our captivating speakers: “The Lady of the Forest”, Inventor of the Encore Azalea, Woodland gardens new design with thriving plants in drought conditions, Explore where you are in the circle of life “gardening life that is”, and Learn about new plants and garden lifestyles trends.

Greater Gwinnett Rose Society April meeting

Date: 03 April 2012 - 3 April 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Gwinnett Justice and Administrative Center, 2nd floor, Room C
Phone:

Details:

The Greater Gwinnett Rose Society’s April meeting features our annual non-rose plant raffle. We will be digging up those plants that have made themselves just a little bit too plentiful and bringing them in to the meeting to share with others. Visitors can also bring perennials, annuals, seeds, books; yes even rose bushes will be accepted. You don’t have to pot them up, just keep the roots moist with paper toweling or newspaper. Please identify each specimen. The exchange will be raffle style and lots of fun. You will end up taking home something special for your garden that you may treasure for years.

In addition, Adolf von Wurttemberg will give a short presentation on Soil Chemistry. Who better than a chemist to explain what makes our soil tick, that is healthy? Since we live in an area where “soil” is primarily red clay, this will be a lesson of great worth.

Creating a Vegetable Garden

Date: 05 April 2012 - 5 April 2012
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park.
Phone: 770-641-3705

Details:

Whether you are new to growing vegetables and herbs or interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. Ages 15 & up, age on date of class. This free workshop, conducted by the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners, is held at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area Park. All classes are free but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.roswellgov.com/or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park.

Totally Tomatoes!

Date: 05 April 2012 - 5 April 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: $8.00
Location: The Candy Room at 125 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany
Phone: 229-436-7216

Details:

Don’t give up trying to grow tomatoes, come let ou Horticulture Agent, James Morgan, show the the best way to handle the problems and diseases that may arise. Please call 229-436-7216 to register for the class.

Hall County Master Gardeners 10th Annual Spring Garden Expo

Date: 06 April 2012 - 7 April 2012
Time: Friday, 8:30 - 5:pm; Saturday, 8:30 - 4:pm
Cost: $2 per Adult - Children free
Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural 1855 Calvary Church Road - Gainesville, GA 30507
Phone: 770-535-8293

Details:

The Hall County Master Gardeners & UGA Cooperative Extension–Hall County present the ‘Spring’s Greatest 2 Day Plant Sale in GA’. This Complete Garden Event, featuring over 50 Southeastern vendors, interesting gardening demos from those who know, hands-on workshops and a children’s activity booth plus face painting. Ask our Master Gardeners all your gardening questions!
Buy direct from the growers and save. Unusual and hard to find native plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, vegetable starts, summer annuals, daylilies, ferns, and hostas. Garden tools, equipment, garden art, apparel, lots of door prizes and so much more! ATM on site, food available, free parking, and we’ll even hold & load your plants. Save the date for Easter weekend-It’s the perfect time to get everything you need for your garden! www.hcmgs.com

Georgia Hosta Society General Meeting and Annual Plant Auction

Date: 07 April 2012 - 7 April 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost:
Location: Confrence Center at Dekalb Tech, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone:

Details:

Information corner starts at 1pm with experts to advise you on how to get your plants ready for the Cut Leaf show in May. General meetingstarts at 1:30pm. Our annual Plant auction will start shortly after the general meeting with a large varity of Hostas and companion plants to raise money for the Cut Leaf Show in May.

Planning for Fruit Trees

Date: 07 April 2012 - 7 April 2012
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $25
Location: Local Food Community Center, 1870 Murphy Ave, Atlanta GA
Phone:

Details:

Have you been dreaming of one day harvesting your own delicious fruit right from your yard? The window for planting fruit trees this year is coming to a close, but it’s the perfect time to get your plans in place for next year.

Robby Astrove of Concrete Jungle, will lead this workshop covering site design, choosing appropriate locations, planting techniques, and yearly maintenance.

This will be a hands on course where you’ll get to assist in planting the beginnings of the community center’s fruit orchard. $25 / per person.

North Georgia Camellia Society

Date: 09 April 2012 - 9 April 2012
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: No charge except parking fee
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, GardenHouse Workshop
Phone: (404) 355-4478

Details:

The program will be presented by Vice President Jim Pruckler. Jim will give us advice on pest control with our camellias.
He will also give a short slide presentation of photos from the
Spring Meeting of the American Camellia Society which he recently attended in Norfolk, Virginia.

MEETING LOCATION: The Atlanta Botanical Garden in the GardenHouse Workshop.

The Workshop is on the lower level of the GardenHouse and may be accessed via the elevator or stairwell.

PARKING: The parking deck costs about $2 an hour. The meeting usually lasts two hours.

Marietta Gardeners Club Monthly Meeting

Date: 09 April 2012 - 9 April 2012
Time: 7:15pm-9:00pm
Cost: free for visitors, members pay annual dues
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 505 Kennesaw Avenue Marietta GA 30064
Phone: 770-443-7675

Details:

7:15pm refreshments

7:30pm club meeting with educational speaker

Marietta Gardeners Club Monthly Meeting

Date: 09 April 2012 - 9 April 2012
Time: 7:15pm-9:00pm
Cost: free for visitors, members pay annual dues
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 505 Kennesaw Avenue Marietta GA 30064
Phone: 770-443-7675

Details:

7:15pm refreshments

7:30pm club meeting with educational speaker

Garden Design 101

Date: 12 April 2012 - 12 April 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 Garden Member, $25 Non Members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join professional Garden Designer Brandy Hall and discover ways to meet your goals in the garden by learning the keys of the Design Process, Site Analysis, and Patterning. With these tools, you will work smarter, not harder! Brandy Hall passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her small ecological design firm, Shades of Green at www.shadesofgreeninc.org. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Oakhurst Community Garden Plant Sale

Date: 13 April 2012 - 15 April 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm April 13,14,15
Cost: FREE
Location: 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

50 varieties of tomatoes! 30 varieties of pepper! 20 varieties of eggplant! 5 varieties of basil! And over 500 varieties of herbs, fruit trees, perennials, annuals, natives, and succulents! Plants from Ison’s Nursery, Southeast Succulents, EcoAddendum, and Holy Spirit Nursery will be featured. The Plant Sale Festival will also feature free speakers throughout the weekend. Check out the website for the complete schedule. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Oakhurst Garden Member Preview: Thursday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Open to the Public: Fri April 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat, April 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun, April 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lettuce and other spring greens are available for purchase at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project starting April 1. Check out the website for more details. www.oakhurstgarden.org.
Summer vegetable transplants will be available for purchase until June 15, 2011.

Native Plant Sale

Date: 14 April 2012 - 14 April 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: McFarlane Nature Park, 280 Farm Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067
Phone: 770-343-6000

Details:

Georgia Native Plant Society’s annual plant sale will be in Marietta, GA at McFarlane Nature Park. Hundreds of beautiful, useful and hard to find native plants will be for sale: Trees, shrubs, azaleas, ferns, shade and sun perennials, vines and groundcovers.

The Trial Gardens at UGA present PLANTAPALOOZA

Date: 14 April 2012 - 14 April 2012
Time: 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Cost: free!
Location: The Trial Gardens at UGA (220 W Green Street), The UGA Horticulture Club (at the corner of Riverbend Road and College Station Road), and The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens)
Phone: (706)542-6014

Details:

The Trial Gardens at UGA, The UGA Horticulture Club and The State Botanical Gardens will be hosting a joint plant sale on Saturday, April 14, 2012. We also have many local nurseries participating in the event by offering discounts and a special drawing at each location for PLANTAPALOOZA participants. Check out our website for more information.

Annual Herb Plant Sale by The Herb Society of America

Date: 14 April 2012 - 15 April 2012
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: Admission to Atlanta Bot Garden
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-633-0078

Details:

The Herb Society of America, Chattahoochee Unit, will hold its Annual Herb Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 – 15 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 9 am to 5 pm. Rare and unusual herbs will be available for purchase as well as hand-made, artistic crafts for your garden and home. Members will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. For more information see www.cuhsa.org. Membership or entrance fee to ABG is required.

Rabies Vaccination Day

Date: 14 April 2012 - 14 April 2012
Time: Various times
Cost: $8.00
Location: Cherokee County
Phone: 770-479-0418

Details:

BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER
RABIES SHOTS REQUIRED
It’s a Georgia Law! ALL DOGS AND CATS (3 months & older) MUST BE VACCINATED.

CHEROKEE COUNTY 4-H RABIES CLINIC
You do not have to live in Cherokee County to participate…
APRIL 14, 2012
RAIN OR SHINE- ONE DAY ONLY

9:00a.m. 11:15 am
R. M. Moore Clayton
Hickory Flat Woodstock Elem
Oakgrove Sixes

2:00pm
Ballground
City Hall
Holly Springs
Historic Courthouse

CLINICS ARE HELD IN FACILITY PARKING LOTS FOR 1 HOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (R.M. Moore, Clayton, Hickory Flat, Woodstock, Oak Grove, Sixes) OTHER FACILITIES *Ball Ground City Hall / **CC Historic Court House
FEE: $8.00 PER ANIMAL

FOR SAFETY REASONS, PLEASE LEAVE ANIMALS IN YOUR VEHICLE.

*This is a Community Service project sponsored by Cherokee County 4-H (770)479-0418 and Cherokee County Environmental Health Department (770)479-0444. A one day event held annually, rain or shine, at various locations.

Holy Comforter Plant Sale

Date: 14 April 2012 - 1 January 2010
Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM
Cost:
Location: Holy Comforter 737 Woodland Ave SE, Atlanta, 30316
Phone: 404.627.6510.

Details:

10am-2pm Plant Sale at Holy Comforter Episcopal at 737 Woodland Ave SE, 30316
We have vegetable starts, perennial plants, a few trees and a few shrubs, blackberries, herbs, beautiful annuals, some succulents and house/porch plants. Our specialties are old fashioned plants perfect for period homes in Atlanta! We also have a bake sale and gardening books for sale. Come join the fun!
All proceeds benefit the Friendship Center, a place of love and fellowship for people diagnosed with a mental illness.
We are tight on parking lot space but have ample street parking.

Garden Dialogues: Private Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Don Childress Residence, Buckhead

Date: 15 April 2012 - 15 April 2012
Time: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: Mr. and Mrs. Don Childress Residence, Buckhead
Phone: 202-483-0553

Details:

Get exclusive access to this private garden and hear directly from the landscape architect, Edward Daugherty, and his patron about the design process. How do patrons and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides this unique opportunity for a small group to visit this beautiful garden, a ten-acre Buckhead property, with a distant view of the city, which cleverly blends with the surrounding forest of the Chattahoochee National Park. It features native plants and a modern use of stone, wood and steel.

Garden Dialogues: Private Gardens at William E. Mitchell House + Charles C. Case House, Buckhead

Date: 15 April 2012 - 15 April 2012
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: William E. Mitchell House + Charles C. Case House, Buckhead
Phone: 202-483-0553

Details:

Get exclusive access to these private gardens and hear directly from the landscape architect, John Howard, and his patrons about the design process. Explore the exquisite classical landscapes of these two stately homes and gardens, from the Front Motor Court Garden, to a Hydrangea Garden, formal Boxwood Garden, Woodland Garden and more.

How do patrons and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides this unique opportunity for a small group to take a leisurely visit these beautiful gardens and hear about their creation.

Garden Dialogues: Private Garden at the Watson-Brown Foundation/Goodrum House, Buckhead

Date: 15 April 2012 - 15 April 2012
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Cost: $35.000
Location: Watson-Brown Foundation/Goodrum House, Buckhead
Phone: 202-483-0553

Details:

Get exclusive access to this private gardens and hear directly from the landscape architect, Spencer Tunnell, and his patrons about the design process. Explore this remarkable English Regency house and garden, designed by Philip Shutze in 1932, that is currently being restored, complete with Italian Theater Garden, the Serpentine Wall Garden, and Dogwood Allée.

How do patrons and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides this unique opportunity for a small group to take a leisurely visit this beautiful garden and hear about its creation.

Drought and Rain Gardens – Prepare for Both!

Date: 16 April 2012 - 16 April 2012
Time: 10-11am
Cost: FREE
Location: Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030.
Phone:

Details:

The Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the City of Decatur, and the DeKalb County Public Library are pleased to announce their collaboration on offering you an exciting FREE series of classes in 2012. Join Glynis Ward in an informative class on growing plants in extremes. Learn how to grow plants without a massive water bill. Channel water into productive places to grow while reducing erosion and clarifying the water. Discover which plants do best in dry and wet conditions.

Dahlia Society of Georgia Spring Tuber Sale

Date: 16 April 2012 - 16 April 2012
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Garden Workshop in the Basement of the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: 770-447-1405

Details:

Dahlia tubers grown in the Atlanta area will be offered for sale with the dinnerplate dahlias (Giant & Large sizes) being auctioned. The auction portion of the sale is always fun and you can get some great tubers for much less than from commercial growers. These dahlias are heat tolerant and will grow in our Atlanta heat. All sizes, colors, and forms will be available for sale.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Meeting

Date: 16 April 2012 - 16 April 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: George Pierce Park's Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: 770-831-4173

Details:

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners
April 16, 2012 Meeting Announcement

The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Monday, April 16th, 2012 Meeting at 7 PM will feature Jamie Blackburn. Jamie has held the position of Curator of Woodland Gardens at Atlanta Botanical Garden since 2005. Before that time, Jamie was Rainforest and Horticulture Exhibits Manager at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida. He holds a master’s degree in urban horticulture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, as well as a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. The presentation, “Right (Native) Plant, Right (Urban) Place: Underutilized Trees for Southeastern Landscapes” highlights Jamie’s experience working in the landscape and nursery industry in Colorado, as well as in Alabama, where he volunteered in the curator’s office at the Birmingham Botanical Garden. Jamie also worked as a curatorial intern at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia.

The meeting will be held at: George Pierce Park’s Senior Activity Center, 55 Hwy 23 NE, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone 770-831-4173.
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; otherwise come for the program at 7 p.m.
Please check our web site for updates and cancellation info www.gwinnettmastergardeners.com

The World is My Garden: The Gardens of Eastern Australia

Date: 17 April 2012 - 17 April 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cost: $10 includes a $2 voucher to Donderos' Kitchen
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-1244

Details:

Noted horticulturist Allan Armitage will speak about gardens around the world in a series of talks at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This series is cosponsored by the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, with proceeds benefiting the garden and library.

Gwinnett Tech Spring Plant Sale

Date: 17 April 2012 - 19 April 2012
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Cost:
Location: Gwinnett Technical College
Phone: 678-226-6298

Details:

Gwinnett Technical College
18th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Gwinnett Tech Horticulture
There will be guest speakers, door prizes and of course………….

$10 Annual Flats
Herbs
Gallon and 6 inch Perennials
House plants
Shrubs
Edibles
Mixed containers

April 17th, 18th and 19th Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-4pm at the greenhouse!

Landscape designer Jane Bath will speak Tuesday , April 17 at 11:00 am. Her books will be available for purchase and signing 9 am to 12 pm.

Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Building 600 Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Contact: Roni Trimble 678.226.6298 rtrimble@gwinnetttech.edu

Greater Atlanta Rose Society April Meeting

Date: 17 April 2012 - 17 April 2012
Time: 7:30 PM -9:00 PM
Cost: Free (except for small parking deck charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: 678-895-3945

Details:

Everyone welcome! Our speaker this month will be Susan Ruxton. Her topic will be, “Old Garden Roses – My Secret Garden”.
Susan is an American Rose Society Bronze Medal winner, and currently serves as President of the Tri-State Rose Society in Chattanooga, TN. Refreshments will be served! Don’t miss it!

MEETING LOCATION: The GardenHouse Workshop at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Workshop is on the lower level of the GardenHouse and may be accessed via the elevator or stairwell.

37th Annual Savannah NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

Date: 20 April 2012 - 21 April 2012
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $45/person, $40/ person for groups of 10 or more
Location: Savannah, GA Historic District
Phone: 912-961-4805

Details:

Savannah’s Historic District is the setting for a walking tour of lovely secluded gardens nestled among centuries old oaks. The tour highlights eight walled gardens, the Massie Heritage Center(unveiling its own newly renovated gardens), and an Iced Tea Social in the Garden of the Harper-Fowlkes House. There in the garden sumptuous delicacies, both sweet and savory, and live entertainment will be provided for your enjoyment.

Eight different gardens are chosen each year for this tour. Proceeds will be used to support the Massie Center and other community gardens in Savannah.

37th Annual Savannah NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens

Date: 20 April 2012 - 21 April 2012
Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $45/person, $40/ person for groups of 10 or more
Location: Savannah, GA Historic District
Phone: 912-961-4805

Details:

Savannah’s Historic District is the setting for a walking tour of lovely secluded gardens nestled among centuries old oaks. The tour highlights eight walled gardens, the Massie Heritage Center(unveiling its own newly renovated gardens), and an Iced Tea Social in the Garden of the Harper-Fowlkes House. There in the garden sumptuous delicacies, both sweet and savory, and live entertainment will be provided for your enjoyment.

Eight different gardens are chosen each year for this tour. Proceeds will be used to support the Massie Center and other community gardens in Savannah.

Georgia Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Date: 20 April 2012 - 20 April 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: None
Location: McFarlane Nature Park, Marietta, GA
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Open to the public. Come find the native plants you’ve been looking for. Our plants are raised from seed, rescued from construction sites, donated by nurseries, and donated by our own members. Knowledgeable folks are available to answer your questions about plant selection. Cash and checks only. Bring a wagon to cart off your great finds! For more details, visit our plant sale page or our website: www.gnps.org.

The Piedmont Gardeners’ Annual Tour of Athens, GA Gardens

Date: 21 April 2012 - 21 April 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Cost: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of tour
Location: 355 Greystone Terrace, Athens, GA
Phone: 706-546-7346

Details:

The Piedmont Gardeners’ Nineteenth Annual Tour of Athens, Georgia gardens will feature five private gardens. The ticket is a booklet that includes a map, directions and information about the gardens.

Tickets will be available at: Cofer’s Home and Garden Showplace 706-353-1915: Thomas Orchard and Greenhouse 706-769-5011, Always, Always Flowers 706- 227-0805 and Week-End A’Fair at Charmar 706-543-6001.

Make the Best Compost: The Basics of Vermiculture

Date: 21 April 2012 - 21 April 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Cost: $10 Garden member, $15 Non-member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Michael McLane and learn a centuries-old organic technology for enriching the soil in your gardens and containers with Red Wigglers. Class participants will learn an easy, low maintenance way to significantly reduce kitchen waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a fantastic soil amendment. Vermiculture is experiencing a surge of interest as gardeners, farmers and municipalities employ this technology to reduce food waste and improve soils organically. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 24 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Roswell Area Park Community Activity Building, 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell GA 30075
Phone: 678-596-0340

Details:

John Kreiner will give a presentation on Dahlias.

Gardening For Food and Nutrition

Date: 24 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 Garden members, $15 non-members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Learn how save money on your food bills with gardening! Join Glynis Ward as she teaches you about the seasons of food and how to construct tasty meal plans around your garden. You will learn about plants that give the highest yield/nutrition and methods to keep costs down. Eat the freshest and most nutritious meals from your backyard. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Establishing and Growing Perennials

Date: 26 April 2012 - 26 April 2012
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area Park
Phone: 770-641-3705

Details:

Perennials add year-to-year color and form to your gardens, whether you have sun, shade or a mixture of both. This class will cover getting started, as well as tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come. This free workshop is conducted by the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and North Fulton Master Gardeners. Ages 15 & up, age on date of class. Held at Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park. All classes are free but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.roswellgov.com/or stop by the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park.For any questions regarding on-line registration, please call 770-641-3705 or e-mail recweb@roswellgov.com

FMGA Plant Sale

Date: 26 April 2012 - 26 April 2012
Time: 8AM-2PM
Cost:
Location: 140 Stonewall Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Phone:

Details:

The Fayette Master Gardener Association holds its annual plant sale at the Fayette County Administration Building. 140

Earth Day is on the same day on the lawns of the Old Courthouse.

Plants tended by master gardeners will be sold. Many of the plants are rare and new plants. There will also be a raffle.

Green Thumb Gardening Series – Class 6

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Cost: $30.00 including lunch & snacks
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center; 505 Kennesaw Avenue; Marietta, GA
Phone: 770-426+0536

Details:

“Annuals and Container Gardening” The instructor, Sue Dean, is a Cobb Co. Master Gardener and a container designer at Lost Mountain Nursery. She has been designing containers for over 15 years and is well known for her elaborate and creative designs.
This is the 6th in a series of 7 classes sponsored by the Marietta Council of Garden Clubs following NGC guidelines.

Build Your Own Worm Bin

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 Garden Member, $25 Non Member
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Michael McLane in building and maintaining your own worm bin. Class participants will be provided the materials, tools and instructions needed to build their own low-cost bin. Instructions on care and maintenance will also be provided. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 non members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our popular chicken crash course. This class will cover the basics of coop design, relevant ordinances, breed selection, care and feeding and outside resources. Anne-Marie is a local keeper of an “urban flock,” and learned about chickens through our courses and events. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes. Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Georgia Iris Society Annual Iris Show

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: 1790 LaVista Road, NE, Atlanta, GA. 30329
Phone: 678 583 8603

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will host it’s annual IRIS SHOW “Musical Notes” on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11AM-4PM at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Entries and admission are free to the public. Entries are accepted from 7:30AM until 9:00AM. Judging will take place from 9:30am-10:30AM. Show is open to the public at 11am.

North Fulton Master Gardeners Garden Faire 2012

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.,
Cost: FREE
Location: Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue Roswell, GA 30075-4420
Phone: 770-992-1731

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North Fulton Master Gardeners Announce Garden Faire 2012, Everything for the Garden– Even Scarecrows.

Botanical bargains and unique, hard-to-find plants, gardening accessories, delicious food and much more will be featured at the North Fulton Master Gardeners 9th Annual Garden Faire. Held on the grounds of historic Bulloch Hall in Roswell, GA on Saturday, April 28, 2012, Garden Faire hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine.
This year’s theme — “Scarecrows in the Garden” – will showcase five unique scarecrows that will be available for sale. There will also be vendors with garden accessories and tools, along with specialty plant vendors and the popular “Pass-Along-Plant-Sale” featuring plants from the Master Gardeners’ own gardens, along with food.
“For anyone who likes to ‘collect’ plants, our annual Garden Faire is a wonderful place to find some of the more unusual plants to spotlight in your garden,” said Debbie Brennan, Garden Faire chairperson. “Some plants are shared by the Master Gardeners themselves and others will be sold by a wide selection of nurseries throughout the state who will be here as vendors. Plan to come early for the best selection!”
“I love seeing the community come out to learn about plants that grow well in this area and then be able to obtain those plants to take home and put in their gardens,” said Chris Adams, President, North Fulton Master Gardeners. “The revenue we raise from Garden Faire is used to support school and public garden projects in the North Fulton communities, including the Demonstration Garden here at Bulloch Hall.”
Admission is free and proceeds from Garden Faire will benefit the six community project gardens supported by the North Fulton Master Gardeners volunteer organization.
Master Gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers choose the plants that best meet their needs and answer gardening questions.
THE ESSENTIALS
WHAT: 2012 Garden Faire at Historic Bulloch Hall

WHEN:
• 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, rain or shine.
Presentations
• 10:30 a.m. “Plant a Birdbath: Bath Time for Sedums.” Demonstration by landscape designer Tim Stoddard, who will show how to plant a cement birdbath with a variety of popular sedums and succulents. Raffle tickets will be available for sale and the lucky winner will take home the birdbath planter for their own garden!
• Noon: “Trend Alert: Burlap.” Presented by author Lynda Mee, who has co-authored an entertaining and cook book, “Romancing the Home Entertains.” Lynda’s presentation will introduce earthy, shabby chic incorporating burlap as a major decorating feature. Come see the new twists Lynda offers as she creatively inspires burlap use in the home.
• 1:30 p.m. “Seed and Feed: How to Attract Birds to Your Garden – Safely!” David Boyd, Program Manager, Dunwoody Nature Center. Learn how to maximize birding enjoyment in your garden while minimizing damage to your garden area. Find out how to get those beautiful bluebirds to hang out in your garden!
WHERE:
Bulloch Hall
180 Bulloch Avenue
Roswell, GA 30075-4420

http://www.bullochhall.org

770-992-1731

FEATURING:
• Pass Along Plant Sale. Most of the plants offered for sale are grown in the home gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners.
• Specialty Plants. Great selection of more than 20 varieties of herbs, along with hard-to-find spring ephemerals, such as three kind of trillium, celadon poppy, Solomon’s seal, epimedium, and more.
• Vendors. A wide variety of plants, garden tools, birdhouses and gardening accessories.
• Fleatique and Bake Sale.
• Food. The Lunch Cart will be provided by Roswell’s The Real Deal.
• Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions

About North Fulton Master Gardeners
North Fulton Master Gardeners (website: http://nfmg.net/index.html) are volunteers, trained and certified by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Program, who share their horticultural training and experiences with the general public by conducting classes and workshops, as well as through entertaining and educational gardening projects. Our goal is to provide education, service and inspiration in the North Fulton community. North Fulton Master Gardener project gardens include: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, Big Trees Forest Preserve, the Demonstration Garden at Bulloch Hall, Orchard Hill at Bulloch Hall, the Archibald Smith Plantation Home, and the Williams-Payne House at Heritage Green.
For more information, visit: http://nfmg.net/index.html

Spring Garden Tour by DeKalb Master Gardener Association

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $10 for one; $15 for two
Location: 1130 Springdale Rd.,NE; Atlanta, GA 30306
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On April 28, a Spring Garden Tour will be sponsored by the DeKalb Master Gardener Association. Gardens belonging to 3 of the Association’s members will be featured and plants (already potted) from the gardens will be available for purchase at the gardens on the day of the tour. The locations are in Dunwoody, Chamblee, and Druid Hills. The tour will start at 9am and close at 5pm. The ticket price is $10 for one and $15 for two. More detailed information can be found at the Association’s website: www.dmga.org .

Spring Garden Tour by DeKalb Master Gardener Association

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $10 for one; $15 for two
Location: 1130 Springdale Rd.,NE; Atlanta, GA 30306
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On April 28, a Spring Garden Tour will be sponsored by the DeKalb Master Gardener Association. Gardens belonging to 3 of the Association’s members will be featured and plants (already potted) from the gardens will be available for purchase at the gardens on the day of the tour. The locations are in Dunwoody, Chamblee, and Druid Hills. The tour will start at 9am and close at 5pm. The ticket price is $10 for one and $15 for two. More detailed information can be found at the Association’s website: www.dmga.org .

Zoo Atlanta Plant Sale

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: No admission fee for the plant sale
Location: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315, enter at Conservation Education Gate
Phone: 404-624-5894

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Perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, tropical foliage plants and many more are available for purchase.

Learn more about native and low-maintenance species. Choosing appropriate plant material and planting at the correct time are key to the success of your landscape. Browse proven species that already grow viably on Zoo grounds.

Support local growers. Plant sale features locally-grown materials.

Get landscape design tips from Zoo Horticulturists. Zoo Atlanta is proud of its beautiful botanicals, and they look great for a reason! Zoo Horticulture professionals will be on hand for questions, advice and suggestions on how to plant for your lifestyle.

Arrive early for best selection. Checks, cash, and credit card accepted! Rain or shine.

Sale takes place at Conservation Education Gate near the Cherokee Avenue parking lot. Proceeds benefit Zoo Atlanta’s Horticulture Program.

14th Annual McDonough Garden Club Plant Sale

Date: 28 April 2012 - 28 April 2012
Time: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Cost: free
Location: McDonough City Market
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Plant sale to benefit club projects and agricultural scholarship to deserving high school students. Trees, Shrubs, perennials.

Raising Chickens for Meat: How to Process Chickens

Date: 29 April 2012 - 29 April 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost: $20 for Garden members, $25 for non-members
Location: Darby Farms 2795 Nunnally Shoals Rd Good Hope, GA 30641
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Join Daniel at Darby Farms and learn about how he manages his business and see the hands on process. This class is for adults only. Participants will learn how to humanely process chickens and see why this method is superior. Participants may Camp out the night before for a small donation. Please contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com 4 days in advance if you want to camp. 5 person min. Register in advance ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes. Contact email: andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com.