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GARDENING EVENTS FOR May 2013

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The Intimate Garden Tour

Date: 04 May 2013 - 05 May 2013
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $20 non-members/Free to GPPA members
Location: Atlanta
Phone:

Details:

Georgia Perennial Plant Association’s annual tour of private gardens features eight gardens from Decatur, Virginia Highlands, and Sandy Springs. Listed by the New York Times as one of America’s best garden tours, this tour encompasses properties ranging from small in-town gardens to large estates, all of which are tended by their owners. This “quiet and intimate tour” is free to GPPA members, $20 for non-members.

Preserving your Harvest

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 10:00AM
Cost: Free
Location: Senior Center in Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Saturday, May 4 starting at 10:00 AM at the Senior Center in Canton.

“Preserving your Harvest,”
Here’s help with canning, freezing and drying your garden’s bounty. “Please note this is a two hour class.

To insure enough hand outs, please call the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension at 770-479-0418 to register and get directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Food Truck Rodeo

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 3-7 pm
Cost: free
Location: 3650 Colham Ferry Rd Watkinsville, Ga 30677
Phone: (706)310-0143

Details:

On May 4 from 3-7pm, Specialty Ornamentals, a plant nursery in Watkinsville, Ga, will open their business to host a Food Truck Rodeo. Flo Chaffin, owner of Specialty Ornamentals says “We’re really excited to host this first ever Food Truck gathering. We’re inviting folks to bring chairs, the kids, and an appetite. The idea is to stroll through our display gardens, sample some fantastic local food, buy plants, and enjoy an afternoon in beautiful Oconee County.”
Please, no dogs.

Henry County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Cost:
Location: 97 Lake Dow Rd, McDonough, Ga 30253
Phone: (770)288-8421

Details:

The Henry County Master Gardeners will hold their 12th Spring Plant Sale & Clinic on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, at the Nolan House Grounds, Heritage Park, 97 Lake Dow Rd, McDonough, Ga., from 9am till 3 pm. All plants are grown by the Master Gardeners and there will be Master Gardener’s on hand to share their knowledge and answer questions. For more information, call 770-288-8421.

Carnivorous Plant Conservation in GA

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 1:oo 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:

The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance and Georgia Department of Natural Resources will present on the status of these insectivorous plants using modern day restoration activities throughout the state. Much work has been done in the very rare mountain bogs and several state owned properties in South Georgia. Join us for this informative program on the recovery of rare plants and habitats. Ages 16 – Adult.

Southeastern Bogs and Carnivorous Plants

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 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:

Join us for an informative program on the bogs of the Southeast and the interesting carnivorous plants that make these habitats their home. After a short indoor presentation we will visit the CNC greenhouse where we will show how artificial bogs are created, what soil to use and which plants to select for your personal bog. From 4 – 5:30pm the nursery will open to the general public to purchase carnivorous plants that have been propagated here at the center. Many other plants will be available (

HISTORIC 1860 HOMES & GARDEN TOUR

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 9am TO 3pm
Cost: individual ticket-$30; family - $20
Location: Newnan, GA (Coweta County)
Phone: (770)251-0207

Details:

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society & the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers invite you to come and explore life as it was in the 1860s during their Historic Tour of Homes and Gardens.
Cost: Individual tickets $30 each, includes access to all three Historic Homes & Gardens + Lunch (1860s menu);
Family Tickets $20 per family, includes access to the “Working Farm” Historic Home & Garden featuring hands-on crafting, storytelling, blacksmith, farm animals, heirloom vegetables.

Plant Sale

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Location: Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street in Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (678)596-0340

Details:

The Roswell Garden Club presents its annual Plant Sale on the grounds of Historic Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street in Roswell. The sale features perennials, annuals, herbs, bulbs, seeds and heirlooms. All plants come with complete instructions and growing habits. Plants are priced to sell! Shoppers should park at Roswell’s City Hall, 38 Hill Street in Roswell for easy access.

Alternatives for Watering Your Garden: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 10-12pm
Cost: $5 Wylde Center Member, $10 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join conservation expert Paul Morgan of the rainharvestcompany.com we’ll discuss the costs and logistics of implementing systems that will enable you to collect rain water, grey water, air conditioning condensate and/or ground water for outdoor use. Cisterns, tanks, pumps and filtration will be explained and made easy so that anyone can assemble their own system.We’ll talk about what components to avoid and what components you can’t do without. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Alternatives for Watering Your Garden: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 10-12pm
Cost: $5 Wylde Center Member, $10 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join conservation expert Paul Morgan of the rainharvestcompany.com we’ll discuss the costs and logistics of implementing systems that will enable you to collect rain water, grey water, air conditioning condensate and/or ground water for outdoor use. Cisterns, tanks, pumps and filtration will be explained and made easy so that anyone can assemble their own system.We’ll talk about what components to avoid and what components you can’t do without. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Alternatives for Watering Your Garden: Stewardship of a Priceless Resource

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 10-12pm
Cost: $5 Wylde Center Member, $10 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, Ga 30030
Phone: (404)889-2925

Details:

Join conservation expert Paul Morgan of the rainharvestcompany.com we’ll discuss the costs and logistics of implementing systems that will enable you to collect rain water, grey water, air conditioning condensate and/or ground water for outdoor use. Cisterns, tanks, pumps and filtration will be explained and made easy so that anyone can assemble their own system.We’ll talk about what components to avoid and what components you can’t do without. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Dekalb Extension Master Gardener Spring Lecture

Date: 04 May 2013 - 04 May 2013
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $10.00, cash or check
Location: Art Station; 5384 Manor Dr.; Stone Mountain, GA
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

TARA DILLARD
DEKALB COUNTY’S FAVORITE LANDSCAPER

New Questions – Try Old Answers to Restore Your Landscape
Ideas to reduce labor, save time, save money,
and protect natural resources.
When restoring an older landscape think about sustainability!

Pre-Register by mailing check to:
DeKalb Extension
Att. Stone Mtn. Garden Lectures
4380 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

Make checks payable to: Dekalb Cooperative Extension

Native Plants that Make Great Garden Plants

Date: 07 May 2013 - 07 May 2013
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: William G. Long Senior Center in Woodstock
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Tuesday, May 7 starting at 7:00PM at William G. Long Senior Center in Woodstock.

“Native Plants that Make Great Garden Plants”
Come learn to incorporate wonderful native plants into your landscape.

To insure enough hand outs, please call the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension at 770-479-0418 to register and get directions.

We look forward seeing you there.

Basket Weaving: Gathering Basket

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: 65
Location: Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Discover the joy of weaving an heirloom Gathering Basket! This sturdy basket is woven on a 12” square hoop and is the perfect size for taking to the local farmer’s market or gathering vegetables or flowers from your garden. Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques and would be appropriate for both beginner and intermediate basket weavers. Weave the basket then use your creativity with natural materials to decorate and make it your very own. And just in time for Mother’s Day!

24th Annual Georgia Hosta Society Show and Sale

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 9:00AM-4PM
Cost: Free
Location: Tucker United Methodist Church Wesley Center, corner of Church and Fourth St Tucker Ga
Phone: (678)986-4919

Details:

Come out to our 24th annual Georgia Hosta Cut Leaf Show and sale May 11th. Members and non-members alike a encouraged to enter their leaves in the show. All leaves must be properly labeled and displayed by 9am. Vendors open at 9am and the show will be from 10am-4pm. Free admission

“Through The Garden Gate” 11th Annual Cobb County Master Gardeners Garden Tour, Plant Sale and Garden Faire

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $15 advance at www.cobbmastergardeners.org or 678 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta GA 30360 $20 day of event at any garden, plant sale or Garden Faire
Location: Cobb County Water Dept., 660 S. Cobb Dr., Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770)528-4070

Details:

Enjoy Mothers Day weekend with a tour of 7 unique private gardens in central Marietta. Tickets required for tour. Directions on the tickets. We are also featuring our popular Plant Sale and an expanded family-fun Garden Faire; both are free of charge. The Plant Sale and Garden Faire will be at the Cobb County Water Dept., 660 S. Cobb Dr, Marietta, GA 30060, and will have food, local artisans, childrens’ crafts and more. For more info and tickets, visit our website www.cobbmastergardeners.org.

Carroll County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 9:00-2:00
Cost: free
Location: Ag Center at 900 Newnan Rd. Carrollton, Ga
Phone: (770)834-2768

Details:

Thousands of plants, with trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, as well as vegetable plants,native azaleas, and plants to attract pollinators.

Insectival

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $4.00 per person
Location: 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

Eighth Annual Insectival
Something for the whole family! The Insectival is for those that love bugs and those that loath them! Join us as we celebrate insects and learn about these fascinating creatures. Activities include: Face Painting, Mealworm Races, Insect Collections, Honeybees, “See Like an Insect” Booth, Insects that live under the water! Insect Models, Edible Insects – join the ‘I Ate a Bug’ Club, Master Gardener Plant Clinic Booth, Cricket Spitting contest.

Marietta Gardeners Club Annual Plant Sale

Date: 11 May 2013 - 11 May 2013
Time: 8am-2pm
Cost: free to attend, plants $1 to $5
Location: Marietta First United Methodist Church
Phone:

Details:

Members propagate plants and share their special plants with the community.

We specialize in perennials, native plants and southern plants. Mother’s Day gift containers and a white elephant table with gardening items will be available.

Members will be there to answer questions and give advice.

Where: Marietta First United Methodist Church
Back parking lot corner of Polk Street and 120 loop
56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Georgia

Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden

Date: 12 May 2013 - 12 May 2013
Time: 1:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 121 Ellis Road, Griffin, GA 30224
Phone: (779)228-0704

Details:

The Friends of the Garden will be hosting a Mother’s Day Tea at the UGA Research and Education Garden located at 121 Ellis Road in Griffin, GA. Bring Mom and a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon exploring the beauty of the Garden. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sara Russell.

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 14 May 2013 - 14 May 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free except for parking
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Videographer Kate Marshall of Kate Marshall Graphics, a studio that specializes in the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains, will present a beautiful speaker-led video program showcasing favorite wildflower hotspots in the southern Appalachian Mountains. This exciting program will include fantastic video of wild flowering plants, their pollinators and nearby wildlife such as bear, turkey and deer seen in North Georgia, Western North Carolina and

28th Annual South Metro Rose Society Rose Show

Date: 18 May 2013 - 19 May 2013
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Church of Christ, 870 RedwineRd, Fayetteville
Phone: (770)631-3885

Details:

The Annual South Metro Rose Society Rose Show is on May 18-19th at Church of Christ, 870 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 18th. Members will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view and photograph hundreds of roses. Rose bouquets will be sold. There will be an Information Table and a raffle of gardening items.

Bee Day

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 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:

It’s going to be a BEE-utiful day at CNC as we celebrate those unsung heros – BEES! You can find so many different types of these essential insects living in the Chattahoochee River watershed and we want to tip our hats to them. Meet Bee Keepers between 11am and 3pm to see live bees (safely enclosed in an observation hive) and learn about how beekeepers harvest honey and care for these important insects. They’ll answer all of your beekeeping questions.

Tucker Historical Society’s 2013 11th Annual Garden Tour

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Advance $10.00/ Tour Day $15.00
Location: Tucker, GA
Phone: (770)496-9785

Details:

The garden tour inclues five private gardens in the Tucker area and the Master Gardener’s Butterfly Garden at Browning Courthouse. Artist’s in the Garden from Tucker Arts Guild members displaying and selling their art at the private gardens.
Advance Tickets – $10.00 and Tour Day Tickets – $15.00
Ticket Outlets:
Bena’s Hallmark, Brockett Square Barber Shop, Old Tucker Mill Antiques, The Garden Enthusiast -Backyard Nature Station, Tucker Flower Shop, Tucker Pet Supply.

Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15 before May 10, and $20.00 after May 10
Location: Gwinnett County Garden Addresses are printed on the ticket.
Phone: (404)408-6114

Details:

Grab your spring fever and get ideas for your yard at the Gwinnett County
Master Gardener Association, 2013 Tour of Gardens.Featured gardens include 5 certified National Wildlife Habitats, sun and shade gardens, a Nature Center and a circa 1930’s farm. This year we are showcasing 5 private gardens, one project in the Duluth/Norcross area, 5 private gardens and one project in the Grayson/ Snellville area. Details or on our website:
www. gwinnettmastergardeners.com or gmggardentour2013@gmail.com

Japanese Maple Pruning

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $34 ($29 members)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404)591-1543

Details:

Learn from Norm Mittleider, one of Atlanta’s Japanese maple experts on how to prune your Japanese maple successfully. The science and art of aesthetic pruning will be emphasized. Discussions include seasonal pruning, form enhancement, essence and early training.

Hall County Master Gardeners Garden Walk

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Rain or Shine
Cost: $10.00... day of the walk $15.00
Location: All Gardens in Hall County
Phone: (770)535-8293

Details:

Our Garden Walk features six of our members’ gardens and one of our community gardens, Gardens on Green. Each of the gardens is unique and reflects the interests and talents of its owner. Each garden uses a borrowed view to frame and enhance its beauty.
Prior to the day of the walk, tickets may be purchased for $10 at the Hall County Extension Office 734 E. Crescent Drive (Suite 300) Gainesville, GA (770) 535 – 8293. The day of the walk tickets may be puchased at any of the gardens for $15

Secret Garden Tour

Date: 18 May 2013 - 18 May 2013
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Cost: $25.00
Location: 2956 Buford Hwy, Duluth, Ga.
Phone: (770)232-7584

Details:

This ” One of a Kind” walking tour will feature nine breathtaking locations, each with it’s own secrets, trickling streams,historic foliage, 100 year old trees, charming and quaint Southern porches..meandering paths, and much more. Fun, funky and thought provoking garden art will be available for purchase. Gardens are located in Historic Duluth. Tour begins at the Strickland House Museum. Gardens NOT handicap accessible.

Atlanta Bonsai Society Spring Show 2013

Date: 18 May 2013 - 19 May 2013
Time: 9AM until 5 PM
Cost: Admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden / 1345 Piedmont Avenue / Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone:

Details:

The Atlanta Bonsai Society presents their 49th annual Spring Show.

Over 40 trees in various styles will be judged in Expert, Enthusiast, and Novice Categories.
Be Prepared to be amazed.

* Vote for your favorite tree in the People’s Choice Award
* Talk with bonsai artists (We love to talk about trees!)
* Participate in workshops and see presentations on the art of Bonsai

Dahlia Society of GA Dahlia Tuber Sale

Date: 20 May 2013 - 20 May 2013
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Garden Workshop located in the basement of the main building. The ABG is open for this event even though it is on a Monday night.
Phone: (770)447-1405

Details:

Heat tolerant dahlias grown in the Atlanta area will be offered for sale both through an auction format for Dinner Plate dahlias (giants and large dahlias) and a sale of all other dahlias (medium and smaller) which will include most of the 19 forms of dahlias.

We have a lot of fun doing the auction and it is so easy to join in the bidding for these dinner plate dahlias. After the auction the tables of dahlias are open for everyone to select.

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners May Meeting

Date: 20 May 2013 - 20 May 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free, Bring a dish to share for the covered dish dinner.
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Phone: (678)277-0179

Details:

Master Beekeeper, Virginia Webb, will be talking about the importance of pollinators and their status in north Georgia.Virginia received her first beehive in 1964 and has been an enthusiastic beekeeper ever since. She and her husband, Carl, are full time commercial beekeepers and queen breeders. With all this knowledge and her passion for pollinators in general, this is bound to be a very informative talk. Her topic is The Importance of Pollinators. There will be a covered dish dinner at 6:30.

Roswell Garden Club

Date: 28 May 2013 - 28 May 2013
Time: 10 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road in Roswell
Phone: (678)596-0340

Details:

Hydrangias