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GARDENING EVENTS FOR May 2014

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Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests and Champion Trees with Jonah McDonald & Eli Dickerson

Date: 01 May 2014 - 01 May 2014
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316)
Phone: (404)681-4897

Details:

Please join Trees Atlanta for an exciting talk about intown hiking trails and champion trees by Jonah McDonald, author of Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests, and Trees Atlanta’s own Eli Dickerson. The program will introduce audiences to the many under-utilized and often unknown greenspaces, trails, and forests within the metro-Atlanta area.

Plant Sale and Garden Market

Date: 02 May 2014 - 03 May 2013
Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Columbus Botanical Garden 3603 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: (706)327-8400

Details:

Our annual Plant Sale & Garden Market is a one-stop shop for plant material, books on horticulture and garden art.May 2-3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — On Friday and Saturday, our sale is open to the public. Come and choose from a wide selection of blooms, trees, herbs and more to add to your collection or to start a backyard garden. May 1, 5-7 p.m. — On Thursday evening, members are invited to a special Preview Party where, along with music and hors d’oeuvres, you can enjoy first pick of all the items.

Let’s Talk Hydrangeas workshop

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 10:00am & 3:00pm
Cost: Free to public
Location: 4256 Earney Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a FREE workshop: Let’s Talk Hydrangeas.We’ll discuss different types of hydrangeas, where best to place them, proper pruning and feeding. We’ll cover it all. FREE- RSVP Canton 770-345-5252 & Hickory Flat 770-442-3901 Offered both at 10am and again at 3pm at both locations.

Georgia Iris Society Iris Show

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free to the public
Location: 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA. 30329-3604
Phone: (678)583-8603

Details:

“Theatrical Iris” will be the theme for the Georgia Iris Society Iris Show held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329-3604 from 11am-4pm.

There is no fee to enter. Entries can be placed from 7:00 AM to 9:00AM. Judging will be done from 9:30am-10:30am.

For more information contact Kathy Blackwell 678 583 8603

Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost:
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens Saturday, May 3, 10am-12pm $15 Wylde Center Members, $20 non members 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,” Chair of the October 5 & 6 Urban Coop Tour, and enjoys spreading the word about sustainable gardening and urban farming. The

Wild and Woolly Oasis: Food Gardening as an Ecological Experiment

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 2-4pm
Cost:
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

$25 Wylde Center Member, $30 non member. Join Véronique Perrot in her Lake Claire garden to learn about integrating chickens, bees, composting and more for abundant food while re-cycling nutrients and reducing work. Handouts will be provided. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required.
Contact: andrea@wyldecenter.org

Carnivorous Plants in the Southeast Workshop

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: Included with 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 this informative talk on Carnivorous Plants of the Southeast. Discover the diverse species of plants found in the southeast which have found a way to live in nutrient poor habitats by getting their food through insects they catch and digest. After a short presentation, head up to our greenhouse for a hands-on workshop on how to build a bog for your yard, learn to propagate these fascinating plants and help them thrive and survive. Stay for the Carnivorous Plant Sale at 3 pm!

Carnivorous Plant Sale

Date: 03 May 2014 - 03 May 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free to Browse at the Greenhouse, plant prices vary
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell GA
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

Come at 1 PM and attend the Carnivorous Plant Workshop (included with General Admission) and then visit the Carnivorous Plant Sale at 3 PM!

Start your bog or build your plant collection. We will have Venus Fly Traps, Sundews and many other species and hybrids of pitcher plants available for sale. Visit our greenhouse for these unique plants.

Georgia Iris Society Annual Iris Sale

Date: 04 May 2014 - 04 May 2014
Time: 1:00pm -5:00PM (or until sold out)
Cost: Plants individually priced
Location: 1916 Idlewood Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084
Phone: (678)583-8603

Details:

Georgia Iris Society will hold its Annual Iris Sale at Bolton Gardens, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1916 Idlewood Road, Tucker, Ga. 30084 from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM or until sold out.

Plants are individually priced.

For more information contact Kathy Blackwell – 678 583 8603.

Gwinnett Technical College’s Edible Plant Sale

Date: 06 May 2014 - 08 May 2014
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone:

Details:

Come join us for $10.00 vegetable flats, herbs, heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, squash, strawberries, watermelon and more. Enjoy homegrown food this summer!

Annual Hosta Show & HOSTA & COMPANION PLANT SALE

Date: 10 May 2014 - 10 May 2014
Time: 09:00AM - 3:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Wesley Center of Tucker First United Methodist Church
Phone: (404)545-9588

Details:

The Georgia Hosta Society is one of the oldest local Hosta Societies in the United States , the GHS holds the distinction of having the most local shows of any group within the American Hosta Society.
The Geogia Hosta Society holds these shows as an educational project to help introduce the general public to the genus hosta. Hosta leaves are displayed in vases and are judged by panels of judges accredited by The American Hosta Society.

Marietta Gardeners Club Annual Plant Sale

Date: 10 May 2014 - 10 May 2014
Time: 8am-2pm
Cost: free to attend, plant start at $1
Location: Marietta First Methodist Church 56 Whitlock Avenue Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770)443-7675

Details:

Members propagate plants and share their special plants with the community. We specialize in perennials, native plants and southern plants. A white elephant table with gardening items will be available. Members will be there to answer questions and give planting advice. Check website for plant sale updates and a list of anticipated plants. Our plant sale is held in back of Marietta First United Methodist Church in the parking lot on the corner of Polk Street and the 120 loop.

GEORGIA HOSTA SOCIETY 25th Annual Hosta Show And Hosta & Companion Plant Sale

Date: 10 May 2014 - 10 May 2014
Time: 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Wesley Center of Tucker First United Methodist Church, Church Street and 4th Street, Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone: (404)545-9588

Details:

THE GEORGIA HOSTA SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENTS its 25th Annual Hosta Show
and Hosta & Companion Plant Sale on SATURDAY, MAY 10th, 2014
at The Wesley Center of Tucker First United Methodist Church
Church Street and 4th Street, Tucker, Georgia 30084

Hosta Cut Leaf Show Open to the Public
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Hosta & Companion Plant Sale
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

This Show is accredited by The American Hosta Society.

9th Annual Insectival

Date: 10 May 2014 - 10 May 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $4/per person
Location: 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: (770)278-7373

Details:

The Insectival is an insect festival with something for the whole family! It is for those that love bugs and those that loath them! Join us as we celebrate insects & learn about these fascinating creatures. Activities include: Face Painting, Mealworm Races, Plant Clinic, Insect Collections, Honeybees, “See Like an Insect” Booth, Insects that live under the water! Insect Models, Edible Insects, Cricket Spitting contest. Learn about the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY of the insect world.

CONTAINER GARDENING

Date: 13 May 2014 - 13 May 2014
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Harmony on the Lakes Clubhouse, 297 Harmony Lake Drive, Canton, Georgia
Phone: (770)721-7803

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on “Container Gardening”, Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Harmony on the Lakes Clubhouse, 297 Harmony Lake Drive, Canton, Georgia. Registration is required, so please call the Extension office at (770)721-7803. Follow Cherokee County Master Gardeners on facebook at www.facebook.com/cherokeemastergardeners for gardening tips as well as upcoming seminars.

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 13 May 2014 - 13 May 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free except for parking
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Tim Spira will speak about “Wildflower Ecology: A Step Beyond Identification.” While it’s fun to know the names of wildflowers, it’s also satisfying to learn about the many interesting ways that plants adapt to their environments. In this presentation, Dr. Spira would like to help you learn to interpret the differences in features of native plants such as size, shape, fragrance and others.

How to Create a Butterfly Garden

Date: 14 May 2014 - 14 May 2014
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Free to public
Location: 4256 Earney Rd., Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770)442-3901

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a FREE workshop: How to Create a Butterfly Garden.Come find out what these beautiful creatures want, provide it, and watch them flock to you garden! We’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of creating a butterfly-friendly environment. FREE – RSVP Canton 770-345-5252 & Hickory Flat 770-442-3901 offered at both locations.

Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses

Date: 14 May 2014 - 14 May 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

Your shrubs and roses need to be prepared for our summer heat and possible lack of rain. They may also need to be pruned, at the right time. This class will teach you how to maintain and prune your shrubs and roses, covering: mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, pest control and pruning (where, when and how).

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.

Pest and disease

Date: 17 May 2014 - 17 May 2014
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $15 Wylde Center Member, $20 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join JC Hines, Wylde Center Urban Greenspace Manager, and learn how to identify common home garden pest and disease with a focus on vegetables, and traditional and nontraditional ways to treat them. In this essential class, JC will cover how to design an at home pest and disease management plan as well as in the field identification in our very own mini-farm. This is a short yet in-depth class.Approx. 5 spaces open to the general public.
contact: Andrea@wyldecenter.org

Principles of Permaculture; Work Where is Counts

Date: 17 May 2014 - 17 May 2014
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $20 Wylde Center Member, $25 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Explore the ethics, attitudes, and principles of a growing movement called Permaculture. Permaculture is an approach to designing our settlements and agricultural systems that is modeled on the relationships found in nature. Brandy Hall passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her smalle cological design firm, Shades of Green at shadesofgreeninc.org. 5 person minimum.
contact: andrea@wyldecenter.org

Tucker Historical Society’s 2014 Twelfth Annual Garden Tour

Date: 17 May 2014 - 17 May 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 Advance - $15.00 at Tour
Location: 4898 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770)496-9785

Details:

The Tucker Historical Society’s 2014 Twelfth Annual Garden Tour is a popular and enjoyable self paced tour of five private gardens in the local area and the Butterfly Garden at historic Browning Courthouse in Tucker, GA.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 26 at these local shops: Tucker Flower Shop, Tucker Pet Supply, The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station and at Brockett Square Barber Shop. Tickets are $10.00 each in Advance and $15.00 each on Tour day.

South Metro Rose Society 29th Annual Rose Show

Date: 17 May 2014 - 18 May 2014
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Fayetteville Church of Christ, 870 Redwine Rd.
Phone: (770)631-3885

Details:

A Rose Show will be held on May 17-18th at Fayetteville Church of Christ, 870 Redwine Rd. Rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view the hundreds of exhibited roses. Rose bouquets will be sold and there will be an Information Table where questions will be answered by Consulting Rosarians. Terrific raffle prizes!

the magic of Mushrooms

Date: 18 May 2014 - 18 May 2014
Time: 2:00-6:00pm
Cost: $20 Wylde Center Member, $25 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

$20 Wylde Center Member, $25 Non Member Join Duane Marcus, of the Funny Farm, at the Oakhurst Garden and we will explore the many ways in which fungi enrich our lives. Fungi provide us with food, fiber and medicine. They assist us in growing our own food, fiber, craft materials and medicines. They are nature’s internet allowing plants to communicate and nurture one another. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required
contact: Andrea@wyldecenter.org

Dahlia Society of Georgia Tuber Sale

Date: 19 May 2014 - 19 May 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden Basement
Phone: (770)447-1405

Details:

HEAT TOLERANT DAHLIAS, including dinner plate sizes, will be available for sale. The dinner plate dahlias will be auctioned at the start of the sale since there is a limited supply of them. All other forms, including Formal Decorative, Informal Decorative, Cactus, Waterlilly and Balls will be available. Most of the tubers are locally grown and use to our climate conditions. This is the only event that growers in the Atlanta area can purchase these HEAT TOLERANT DAHLIAS

The Hidden Chemical Ecology of the Garden: Why plants and animals sting, turn our tongues, and make us sick – FREE Living Green Class

Date: 20 May 2014 - 20 May 2014
Time: 10:30am-11:30pm
Cost:
Location: Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030
Phone:

Details:

Discover the venomous, the poisonous, and the terrible-tasting plants and animals in the garden and their secret chemical lives. Learn how organisms make or obtain these chemicals, how they deploy them, and how it affects their victims. We’ll even address the age old (and fascinating) question of why onions make us cry.
contact: andrea@wyldecenter.org

Create a Relaxing Zen Garden workshop

Date: 31 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: Free to public
Location: 100 Pea Ridge Rd., Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770)345-5252

Details:

Autumn Hill Nursery is offering a FREE workshop: Create a Relaxing Zen Garden.We’ll discuss the essential elements of a Zen Garden, water – wind – plants – rock, as well as the do’s and don’ts to consider. FREE – RSVP 770-345-5252

Creating an Abundant Garden Paradise with an In-depth Tour of an English Garden

Date: 31 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Saturday, May 31, 10:30am -12:30pm $20 Wylde Center Members, $25 Non Members
Location: 215 Clarion Ave Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Learn to make use every inch of your yard for beauty, food and relaxation. Graze on food plants while exploring how to make nature your partner and ally: using materials generated on site, incorporating chickens for waste disposal and compost… The tour will include advice on making the most of steep slopes, full sun, full shade and removing invasive species. Anne-Marie’s gardens were featured on the 2013 Decatur Garden Tour.
Contact: andrea@wyldecenter.org