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GARDENING EVENTS FOR July 2012

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Classic City Band Concert

Date: 01 July 2012 - 1 July 2012
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6014

Details:

Join us in the air-conditioned conservatory to enjoy this popular annual concert filled with popular and patriotic tunes.

FRIENDS First Friday: FRIENDS of the Garden

Date: 06 July 2012 - 6 July 2012
Time: 9:00am -10:30am
Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $12
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6138

Details:

Gather for a made-from-scratch breakfast by Countryside Catering and find out what brings folks to the Garden to visit and volunteer. To make your reservation, call 706-542-6138 by July 2.

Ask the Gardener

Date: 07 July 2012 - 7 July 2012
Time: 10am – 12pm
Cost: Included with general admission ($8 adults, $5 children)
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 30075
Phone: 770-992-2055

Details:

Are you hoping to get a garden started this summer? Would you like to have a tour of our Unity Garden? Would you like to have a chance to chat with our garden coordinator? Here’s your chance! Grab your hat, some sunscreen, and a bottle of water and stop by for some informal gardening tips, and a chance to take a look at what we have growing over the summer. All Ages.

Marietta Gardeners Club Meeting

Date: 09 July 2012 - 9 July 2012
Time: 7pm-9pm
Cost: free for visitors, members pay annual dues
Location: Marietta Educational Garden Center 55 Kennesw Avenue Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 770-443-7675

Details:

7pm potluck supper and plant swap

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 10 July 2012 - 10 July 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: 770-343-6000

Details:

Catherine Zimmerman presents meadowscaping as a lawn alternative. She explains why meadow and prairie habitats are so beneficial both economically and environmentally and gives a step-by-step primer on reducing lawn size and organically installing a beautiful meadow or prairie in your own yard. No space is too small! Join the movement to bring back native habitat for wildlife and humanlife!

Catherine Zimmerman is a filmmaker and sustainable landscape designer based in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of “Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces” and has just released the companion video. The book and video offer the tools to create sustainable, organic landscapes in backyards, schoolyards, churches and communities.

Sunflower Music Series: Romper Stompers (featuring members of Bloodkin and Widespread Panic), Danielle Howle opening

Date: 10 July 2012 - 10 July 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: Members $10; Non-Members $15, Children 6-12 $5
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-1244

Details:

We’ve got a great line-up of musicians to perform for our popular annual Sunflower Music Series in one of the most beautiful and relaxing settings possible. This is a great way to spend summer evenings outdoors with family and friends. Being a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy!

Mission Impossible Gardening: Grow Everywhere!

Date: 14 July 2012 - 14 July 2012
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: $12 Garden Members, $15 Non Members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Join Mary Hines to learn about choosing plants and ground covers for the most inhospitable environments: bogs, deep shade, hard-packed dry clay, slopes, and high-traffic areas. Stop complaining that “nothing will grow there!” Learn how to take a difficult spot and turn it into a unique garden area by choosing the right plant for the job. 5 person min. Advance registration required. Register ONLINE at www.oakhurstgarden.org. Click on classes.
Contact andrea.zoppo@yahoo.com for questions or concerns.

Make a Mushroom Grow Basket!

Date: 14 July 2012 - 14 July 2012
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: $35 Garden Members, $40 Non Members
Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Deep South Mushroom Co. will show you how to have a continuous supply of delicious oyster mushrooms. We will supply all materials. You will learn how to inoculate pasteurized wheat straw and cottonseed hulls, colonize the substrate and fruit the baskets right at home! Oyster mushrooms contain significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and vitamins B-1 and B-2. You can find Deep South Mushroom Co. on Facebook and at the Decatur Farmers Market! 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 Meeting

Date: 14 July 2012 - 14 July 2012
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Cost: free to the public
Location: 248 Oakland Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Phone: 770 621 3864

Details:

Gerald Johnson will demonstrate dividing and planting iris at the historic Oakland Cemetery. This is the opportunity you have been requesting for a hands-on demonstration of what your iris need this season. We are partnering with the Oakland Foundation Gardens volunteers to divide, replant and or/ pot iris. They’d love to have whatever help our members or visitors feel like contributing as we are able. Bring your gloves. We will also have a business meeting in the meeting room.

Georgia Iris Society members Mary Bolton and Paul and Cookie Thomas donated many historic iris last year to the garden so we have a connection to the gardens. It is located at 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312. Established in 1850, the cemetery is 88 acres of historic monuments and beautiful gardens and plants.

Parking is in the adjacent parking lot or along one side of the roads through the cemetery. There will be a golf cart available to bring you from the parking lot to the meeting area if needed.

Family Fun Day at the Farmers Market

Date: 14 July 2012 - 14 July 2012
Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: Free
Location: Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Parking Lot, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, GA 30094
Phone: 770-278-7373

Details:

Enter our Pie contest! Win monetary prize! Fun for the whole family featuring vegetable races, taste tests, master gardeners to answer plant questions, and much more! Shop with our local farmers for fresh homegrown Rockdale County vegetables!

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Meeting

Date: 16 July 2012 - 16 July 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.
Phone: 770.564.4680

Details:

Gwinnett County Master Gardeners
July 16, 2012 Meeting Announcement

The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Monday, July 16th, 2012 Meeting at 7 PM will proudly feature Jack Driskell. Jack is a twenty two year Master Gardener, active with Georgia Perennial Plant Association, the Native Plant Society, and GMGA Director for eight years, who has served on both The American, and The Georgia, Hosta Society Boards. Jack’s topic will be “The Good, the Brilliant and the Adaptable Hosta” Let me show you why every garden needs a few Hosta.
The meeting will be held at: The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. 770.564.4680. The center is located at the intersection of Ronald Regan Parkway and Bethesda Church Road. 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

Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Date: 19 July 2012 - 18 July 2012
Time: 7 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person but great door prizes
Location: 4380 Memorial Drive, Dec. right at I-285
Phone: 404-298-4080 please register in advance

Details:

DeKalb Extension Training Center
4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, 30032
close to Tax/Voter Reg. offices

Speaker: Gary Peiffer, horticulture manager

Topic: will give you lots of ideas how to improve how your home looks from the street and will improve neighborhoods. Good suggestions to help you sell homes in a slow market.

Evening Concert by the Classic V Brass Quintet

Date: 24 July 2012 - 24 July 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-542-6014

Details:

We are looking forward to this free, lively evening concert by the Classic V Brass Quintet. Expect tunes like ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, ‘Stephen Foster Medley’ and American Patrol March, maybe with a piece of Baroque music mixed in. Make it an evening out – start with dinner at Donderos’ Kitchen inside the Conservatory.

Exploring Natives, Invasives, Pollinators & Wildflowers

Date: 28 July 2012 - 28 July 2012
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Cost: $15
Location: Elachee Nature Science Center
Phone: (770)535-1976

Details:

Exploring Natives, Invasives, Pollinators & Wildflowers
What is in your backyard? Come learn how and why to ID.

Saturday, July 28th, 9 am – 12:30
9 am “The importance of Natives in our Landscapes” Jennifer Ceska
11 am – “Exotic Invasives –What they are and how to ID” Cynthia Taylor

Saturday, August 4th, 9 am – 12:30
9 am – “Pollinators and their Habitats – The Importance of Bees” – Kim Bailey
11 am – “Native Wildflowers in our Backyards” – Rosalie Jensen