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GARDENING EVENTS FOR June 2016

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Summer Tree Identification

Date: 03 June 2016 - 03 June 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $50
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

About 200 tree species occur in Georgia’s Piedmont forests and woodlands. In this class, students learn to identify some of the most common of these by their leaves, bark, branching patterns, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple dichotomous key (decision trees) for woody plants to identify species. Class time will include both classroom exercises and a field trip to the woods at the State Botanical Garden.

Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival

Date: 04 June 2016 - 04 June 2016
Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: Free Admission
Location: 3603 Weems Road, Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: (706) 327-2067

Details:

The third annual Chattahoochee Valley Daylily Festival will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbus Botanical Garden, located at 3603 Weems Road in Columbus, Ga.

The Daylily Festival will feature an accredited daylily show, a marketplace with daylilies and arts and crafts for sale, and the opportunity to learn growing tips and see demonstrations. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. The daylily show is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m.

TREE PRUNING: MAINTAINING YOUR FRUIT FOREST

Date: 04 June 2016 - 04 June 2016
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $20 member/$30 nonmember
Location: Global Growers: Decatur's Kitchen Garden 500 South Columbia Drive Decatur, GA, 30030
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Details:

Planting your fruit trees is just the first step – a healthy fruit forest depends on knowing how to care for and prune your leafy friends. Join Daniel Ballard of Convivial Gardens to learn about the maintenance and care of fruit trees and ornamentals on your property. This hands-on workshop will focus on proper pruning, care and maintenance, though we may also cover planting (depending on the site’s needs).

Bring Summer to Your Miniature Garden

Date: 04 June 2016 - 04 June 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
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Details:

It’s time to update your miniature garden for summer or make a new miniature garden. RSVP – $20. Material cost includes pot, soil, moss and 3 Itty Bitty Plants. Miniature garden add-ons available at an additional cost. RSVP

Success Using Lavendar

Date: 04 June 2016 - 04 June 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Everyone should have Lavender in their garden but it can be a temperamental plant to grow. Come learn how to plant, grow and harvest Lavender successfully. RSVP- FREE

Identify Insects and Plant Diseases

Date: 07 June 2016 - 07 June 2016
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Clayton County Extension Office, 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-5434

Details:

Learn gardening practices to minimize and manage common insect and disease risks. Scout for insects, identify problems early, and broaden knowledge about how to manage risks to vegetables.

There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, email hortpa@uga.edu or call 770-473-5434. Provide your name and the name of the class.

Summer Perennials

Date: 07 June 2016 - 07 June 2016
Time: 3:30PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $35 for both, $20 for one
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join Cliff for a two-part class focusing on plants that thrive during the longest and hottest days of the year. The first session will highlight plants, both woody and herbaceous, that are at their most ornamental near the summer solstice. These include (but are not limited) to clematis, daylilies, iris and rose. The second class will highlight perennials that bloom in late summer. These include (but are not limited to) tall phlox, echinacea, and rudbeckia.

The American Hydrangea Society Garden Tour

Date: 11 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cost: $30/ single $40/couple/family
Location: Greater Atlanta Metro Area, more details at http://americanhydrangeasociety.org/Annual-Garden-Tour
Phone: (770) 956-7734

Details:

We have 7 beautiful gardens for your touring pleasure in the Greater Atlanta Metro area. The tour will feature the genus Hydrangea in several different types of settings in gardens both large and small. Rain or Shine. Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible . Ticket price includes a one year membership to the society.
Please go to http://americanhydrangeasociety.org/Annual-Garden-Tour for more details of the tour.

Ball Ground Botanical Garden Dedication

Date: 11 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: City Hall, Ball Ground, Georgia
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Details:

After much planning, organizing, fund raising and planting, a
dream come true with the Ball Ground Botanical Gardens.
Come see the courtyard paved with memorial personalized bricks.
Sit by the stream and contemplate the beauty of the Garden.
Various native Georgia plantings in addition to a separate
butterfly shaped garden.
Special guest speakers and refreshments.
After the dedication, enjoy the day exploring Ball Ground and
what it has to offer it’s visitors.

Annual Daylily Show at State Botanical Garden

Date: 11 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
Time: 11 am flower sales, 1 pm displays open after judging
Cost: FREE
Location: State Botanical Garden, Athens
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Details:

The North Georgia Daylily Society announces the 2016 daylily show and flower sale, State Botanical Garden Conservatory, On Saturday, June 11th. Flower sales begin at 11am and daylily displays will be open to the public after judging, around 1pm. Admission is free. www.northgeorgiadaylilysociety.com

Design a Meditation Garden

Date: 11 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Garden Want a garden where you can just sit and meditate? Come learn how to create that tranquil and serene garden. RSVP – FREE

Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting and Program

Date: 13 June 2016 - 13 June 2016
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Founders Hall, 5801 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (404) 641-8633

Details:

Robert Barr will present a program and demonstration on container bog gardens at the meeting of Mountain Shadow Garden Club on Monday evening, June 13, beginning at 7:30 pm. He will show how native and adapted species such as pitcher plant can be used in unique bog-like conditions in home landscapes. He earned his M.A degree at West Georgia College and has an extensive background in education. Program open to men and women of all ages. Refreshments and socializing follow.

Japanese Maple Pruning

Date: 18 June 2016 - 18 June 2016
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $34 (member $29)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404) 591-1543

Details:

Learn how to prune your Japanese maple successfully. Class emphasizes the science and art of aesthetic pruning. Seasonal pruning, form enhancement and early training are discussed.

Full Moon Hike

Date: 20 June 2016 - 20 June 2016
Time: 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Cost: $5/person or $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

The trails at the Botanical Garden offer so much to discover at night, especially during summer—come see the lightning bug display in June and July, search for glow worms and phosphorescent fungus, and hear the frogs, cicadas, and katydids. Each walk will focus on a different topic and we’re sure to discover magical moments each month! Bring family and friends of all ages and be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. Pre-registration is required.

Georgia Perennial Plant Association (GPPA) lecture meeting

Date: 21 June 2016 - 21 June 2016
Time: 7:30 PM meeting, 7:00 PM light refreshments
Cost: Free
Location: McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta, 30305
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Details:

“Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast” by Susan Varlamoff, Office of Environmental Sciences Director, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UGA. Susan’s book, Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast, is a vividly illustrated guide that offers simple techniques to help conserve water, reduce pollutants, and mitigate climate change while increasing biodiversity and attracting pollinators and wildlife. Gardeners will be inspired and empowered to protect and enhance the local ecology

All the Presidents’ Gardens author at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Date: 22 June 2016 - 22 June 2016
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Phone: (404) 865-7100

Details:

Garden historian Marta McDowell will be at The Carter Center to promote her new book, All the Presidents’ Gardens. She will be doing a reading and book signing.

Cacti and Succulents – What’s the Difference?

Date: 23 June 2016 - 23 June 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Clayton County International Park, VIP building, 2nd floor
Phone: (770) 473-5434

Details:

Where are cacti and succulents found naturally? How can a gardener successfully grow these plants at home? In this class, participants will learn the most desirable soil mixture, as well as sunlight and water requirements for cacti and succulents.

Directions: Go to 2300 Highway 138 in Jonesboro at the Clayton Co. International Park sign. Follow park signs to VIP building (right at 2nd stop sign); enter VIP building through double doors facing the beach and go to 2nd floor.

Creating a Garden for Year-Round Beauty

Date: 24 June 2016 - 24 June 2016
Time: 3:00PM
Cost:
Location: Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540
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Details:

Please join us for a presentation by Erica Glasener discussing ways to create beauty in your garden all year. Erica is a well-known horticulturist, author, lecturer, and was host of HGTV’S “A Gardener’s Diary” for 14 years. She will be speaking at the Gilmer County Library in conjunction with the the Garden Club of Ellijay’s Flower Show, The Language of Flowers.

Garden Club of Ellijay Flower Show

Date: 24 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
Time: June 24, 2:00-5:00PM. June 25, 10:00AM-3:00PM
Cost:
Location: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone:

Details:

The Garden Club of Ellijay will present a Standard Flower Show, “The Language of Flowers” at the Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 on Friday, June 24 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 AM to 3:00PM.

Where do the Hummingbirds “Hide” at the Botanical Garden?

Date: 25 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Cost: $15
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join us and learn where the hummingbirds perch and “hide” throughout the garden. Class time will be spent discussing the mapped hummingbird trail while discovering tips for spotting these tiny creatures in Georgia habitats. We’ll discuss a few photography tips too. A tour of the trail will be given after the class, so bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like! The last portion of the class is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds.

Beer Garden Silent Auction and Fundraiser

Date: 25 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40-$50
Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur
Phone: (404) 371-1920

Details:

The popular event brings together a number of local brews, food and music for a casual evening outdoors at the Oakhurst Garden in Decatur. A VIP Happy Hour begins at 4:30 p.m., while the main event lasts from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Beer Garden is presented by Chip Wallace of Keller Knapp Realty and all attendees must be at least 21 years old. Each guest will receive a free souvenir Wylde Center tasting glass so they can sample beers from local brewers.

Georgia Mountains Farm Tour

Date: 25 June 2016 - 26 June 2016
Time: 1:00p - 6:00p each day
Cost: $30/35 per car
Location: Northeast Georgia
Phone: (503) 758-8488

Details:

The 5th annual Georgia Mountains Farm Tour will take place Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2016, in Habersham, Rabun, White & neighboring counties.

With more than a dozen farms and multiple farm-to-table restaurants to choose from on the tour, guests can customize their experience by picking the locations they want to visit each day. This is a fun and educational event for families, farmers, backyard gardeners, and local food lovers!

Visit EatWellBuyLocal.org for full details.

Junior Beekeeper Program

Date: 25 June 2016 - 25 June 2016
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Location: Brookhaven
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Details:

One day educational event for kids 6-13 years old. Children watch a video presentation about honeybees and participate in a live beehive inspection, honey extraction and hive construction. Protective clothing and all equipment are provided. Where do honeybees live? Learn how they work. Discover how they make honey. Watch them fly. See them talk. Learn how they pollinate flowers and find out why honeybees are so important to us every day.