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GARDENING EVENTS FOR September 2013

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Trees with Winter Interest

Date: 10 September 2013 - 10 September 2013
Time: 7:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Harmony on the Lakes, Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

Cherokee County Master Gardeners will be presenting a seminar on Tuesday, September 10 starting at 7:00PM at Harmony on the Lakes in Canton.

“Trees with Winter Interest”
Which fall trees have interesting characteristics for the winter 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.

Georgia Native Plant Society Meeting

Date: 10 September 2013 - 10 September 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free except for parking
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
Phone: (770)343-6000

Details:

Tree autumn coloration is part of a planned physiological slow-down in tree life — the better Fall color, the better Spring growth. Fall colors are made from four major color groups / pigment types: water colors, oil paints, Earth tones, and the fading greens of chlorophylls. Mixed together these pigments can generate a million different colors. This talk will focus on how trees prepare for Fall & generate colors. Dr. Kim Coder of the Warnell School of Forestry at UGA is the speaker.

Lawn Care for Spring and Summer

Date: 10 September 2013 - 10 September 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770)641-3760

Details:

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now. Early fall is the only effective time to reseed or plant cool-season grasses. If you have a warm-season grass, you need to prevent winter weeds from taking over. Class covers: warm vs cool-season grasses; soil testing; fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.
Class is run by Fulton Co. Coop Ext and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg.

Lawn Care for Spring and Summer

Date: 11 September 2013 - 11 September 2013
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: free
Location: Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678)297-6200

Details:

To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now. Early fall is the only effective time to reseed or plant cool-season grasses (fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to prevent winter weeds from taking over. The class covers: warm vs cool-season grasses; soil testing; fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.
Class is run by Fulton Co. Cooperative Ext, N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Comm. To register, call (678) 297-6200.

Pine Needle Basketry

Date: 14 September 2013 - 14 September 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $65
Location: Callaway Gardens, Discovery Center
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Pine Needle Basketry
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn how to use pine needles to make a basket using coil basketry techniques. This beginner class will cover the basic skills needed to make the basket. Complete the class with a basket reflecting personal taste and design. Lunch is not included in the workshop, but participants may bring a lunch or pick up something from the Discovery Café. All supplies are included.
Instructor: Talitha Norris
Fee: $65

Not a Pest -Soldier Flies are Best! The Champions of Compost.

Date: 14 September 2013 - 14 September 2013
Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Cost: $15-Wylde Center Member $20-Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

$15 Member, $20 Non Member-Advanced registration required
Join Véronique Perrot, evolutionary biologist and long-time Atlanta gardener. Learn to harness the power of the Black Soldier Fly to transform kitchen waste into high quality chicken feed and excellent compost in a few weeks. This class is of special interest for chicken keepers looking to reduce their feed bills & backyard composters trying to understand what happens to their compost pile during the course of the year. 5 person Minimum

Mission Impossible Gardening: Grow Everywhere!

Date: 14 September 2013 - 14 September 2013
Time: 1PM-3PM
Cost: $15 Wlyde Center Members $20 Non Members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

$15 Garden Members, $20 Non Members
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 minimum and advance registrations required.

Georgia Multicultural Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Date: 17 September 2013 - 17 September 2013
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $20 includes lunch & conference materials
Location: 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: (678)376-9518

Details:

The Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council, in partnership with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a conference for multicultural farmers and producers September 17, 2013 at the Gwinnett Center. Our keynote speaker will be K.Rasid Nuri, Chief Executive Officer and President of Truly Living Well Center in Atlanta. Other leading agriculture and conservation experts will speak at this event. Pre-registration is required, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/mecjba8

Greater Atlanta Rose Society Meeting

Date: 17 September 2013 - 17 September 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free (with exception of small parking deck charge)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678)895-3945

Details:

Gardening author and journalist LEE MAY will be speaking about the constantly changing garden. Lee and his wife, Lyn, have moved back to the Atlanta area after living in Connecticut for more than a 12 years. Lee completed Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1973 then spent 3 decades as a writer and editor. Lee has written two books: Gardening Life, a collection of essays, and a memoir, In My Father’s Garden. Everyone welcome! Please join us – refreshments will be served.

Create Stunning Garden Containers from Hypertufa

Date: 18 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
Time: 7PM-9PM
Cost: $30 Wylde Center Members $35 Non Members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:

Details:

Local artisan & succulent specialist Kurt Straudt of southeastsuccul​ents.com & learn about how to make garden containers from the stone-like material HYPERTUFA! Bring leaves for impressions, colorful stones and small objects to add extra decoration. We also ask that you bring containers to be used as molds. You will take home 2-3 projects: bowl, dish, small trough.These beautiful pots make great gifts as well! 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

DIVIDING DAYLILIES

Date: 19 September 2013 - 19 September 2013
Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting a seminar on, “Dividing Daylilies”, September 19, from 10 a. m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee County Senior Services Center Demo Garden. Come join us and learn how to divide your daylilies. Call the Cherokee County Extension Office at 770-479-0418 for directions.

Create a Garden for Health & Longevity in Just 3 Days!

Date: 19 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 8:15 am
Cost: opening day pass includes lunch, gala garden visits : $125 USe code SHSPASS
Location: Atlanta History Center
Phone: (404)231-3889

Details:

A 3 day masterclass workshop in healing garden design for homeowners, and you don’t even need to know how to draw!
Leave with a clear idea of what your utopia will look and feel like using 8 key components to health and longevity.
Visit gardens that exhibit these principles to visualize first hand what makes them tick, and how you can convert a garden that stresses you out into a garden that soothes your soul.

Presented by Mary Palmer Dargan, a licensed landscape architect and author.

Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Expo

Date: 20 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: Fri. 8:30am-5:00pm Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm
Cost: Adults $2.00 - Children free
Location: Chicopee Ag. Center 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville GA 30507
Phone: (770)535-8293

Details:

This complete Fall Garden Expo features an extensive selection of Southern plant vendors, garden art and products, informative seminars and lots of door prizes!

Rain or Shine – Covered Venue – Free parking – Food available – ATM on site – Please leave your pets at home.

Hall County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Expo

Date: 20 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00 PM Friday, 8:30AM-4PM Saturday
Cost: $2 per adult; children free
Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Rd, Gainesville, GA 30507
Phone: (770)535-8293

Details:

The Hall County Master Gardeners present their Fall Garden Expo Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21!

Among returning vendors: Nichols Nursery, Charles Street Garden, Smithgall Woodland Garden, Horizons Ltd and Gardeners Pottery.

Speakers and food vendors will be there. Carts available to borrow. There’s a Holding Area for shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their carts to place their goodies while they head back into the shopping arena with a newly empty cart to fill!

GA Hosta Society Social and Summer Auction

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 1:00PM
Cost: 0
Location: 1077 Bell Road, Duluth, GA
Phone:

Details:

Come Join Us in our annual meet and greet. This gives us a chance to get to know everyone and get answers of what happened in the garden that summer. Followed with our summer auction

Invite Birds into your Yard and Garden

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $20/$18 for Annual Pass holders
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Encourage your favorite feathered friends to your backyard! Learn how to attract year-round, as well as migratory, bird species to your home landscape by making “homemade” bird feed, identify native plant species that you can plant to provide cover and food for various songbirds. You’ll take a tour of Callaway Gardens’ Certified Backyard Habitat as we learn how to identify common, local backyard birds. Bird feed materials are provided; bring your own binoculars (limited supply available for lo

GEORGIA MASTER GARDENER EXTENSION VOLUNTEERS FALL PLANT SALE

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: Varies
Location: Cherokee County Senior Services Center , 1001 Univeter Road, Canton
Phone: (770)479-0418

Details:

The GMGEV of Cherokee County will be holding their Fall Plant Sale, Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Cherokee County Senior Services Center in Canton. Some of the plants to choose from are: Cannas, Sedums, Daylilies, Purple Coneflowers, Oriental Button Bush, Itea Shrub and January Jasmine Bush. Proceeds from the sale benefits the Cherokee County Co-Op Extension Office and promotes public knowledge and appreciation of plants through seminars.

Worm Power: Intro to Vermiculture AND Build/take home a Worm Bin!

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
Cost: $30 Wylde Center Member $35 Non Member
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Join Michael McLane and learn the power of using earthworms to grow stronger seedlings, enrich your garden soils, houseplants and ornamentals. Class participants will learn an easy, low maintenance way to significantly reduce kitchen waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a fantastic soil amendment. Students will build their own “condo-style” worm bin and leave with the knowledge and tools to get started vermicomposting ! 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Circle of life! Children Gardening Series from Soil to Harvest

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Cost: $75 Wylde Center Members $90 Non Members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Discover the wonders of watching plants grow, bloom, & produce food! Join Garden Educator Amy Foster every other Saturday for an ongoing adventure that will show your child the joy of planting & harvesting. Participants will cultivate a part of the Oakhurst Garden and discover the resources it takes to be a gardener. Drop off class perfect for ages 4-8. Registration ends September 17. Contact Andrea@wyldcent​er.org in advance for questions

Japanese Maple Primer

Date: 21 September 2013 - 21 September 2013
Time: 9:30am -12:30pm
Cost: $39 (member $34)
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (404)591-1543

Details:

Learn how to care for and prune your Japanese maple tree. Class covers the selection, planting and care of the Japanese maple. The identification of common problems and the methods used to correct them will be discussed.

Planting a Fall Garden

Date: 22 September 2013 - 22 September 2013
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: $15 Garden members, $20 non-members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Lyn and Bob Bernstein are ready to guide you as you sow seeds for peas, spinach, lettuce, beets, carrots as well as plant broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and other transplants into the ground. The planting will follow the smart space method developed by Mel Bartholomew in his book All New Square Foot Gardening. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Fall Gardens – DMGA

Date: 23 September 2013 - 23 September 2013
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Northlake Public Library
Phone:

Details:

The DeKalb Master Gardener Association will have it’s September Meeting on the 23rd at the Northlake Public Library. Arty Schronce (the Fall Guy) will present a program on “Making Your Fall Garden as Beautiful as Your Spring Garden”. Arty is with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and writes the column “Arty’s Garden” for the “Farmers & Consumers Market Bulletin” newsletter. He has recently been a contributing photographer for the New York Times article “The Garden in Autumn”.

Arty Schronce “Fall Guy” on Beautiful Fall Gardens

Date: 23 September 2013 - 23 September 2013
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free! Bring a Friend!
Location: Northlake Library, 3772 Lavista Rd Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

“Fall Guy” Arty Schronce will help your garden look as beautiful in October
as in April. Arty was a contributing photographer to The Garden in Autumn
by New York Times columnist Allen Lacy. He works for the Georgia Department
of Agriculture where he writes “Arty’s Garden” for the Market Bulletin and
a weekly Q&A column for the website and newspapers. He will discuss how
fall can be the most rewarding and beautiful time of the gardening year.

Free at the Northlake Library

Soil Prep, Seed Starting and Garden Planning for an Abundant Fall Harvest

Date: 24 September 2013 - 24 September 2013
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $20 Wylde Center Members, $25 Non members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Join our Urban Green Space Manager JC at our garden jewel, the Oakhurst Garden, for a hands on class about getting your garden ready for our next season. Participants will get the real dirt on healthy soil, great seeds for a happy fall plants, and where to place them with our changing light in consideration. We will start seeds in our green house with all materials included , to take home the beginning of a yummy fall garden. 5 person minimum and advance registrations required.

Growing & Using Herbs in Atlanta

Date: 26 September 2013 - 25 September 2013
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person
Location: DeKalb Extension Training Center
Phone: (404)298-4080

Details:

Speaker: Geri Laufer, Horticulturist and well known Herb Speaker
Geri will talk to you about how to be successful with herbs and which will do best in our area.

Please register in advance for this garden program.
Event location: DeKalb Extension Training Center
4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032
close to I-285 and Northern Ave., next to Tax/Tag Office

Family Fun! Kids in the Coop

Date: 26 September 2013 - 26 September 2013
Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Cost: $10 Wylde Center Member participant/fam​ily, $12 Non Member participant/fam​ily
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Join the Oakhurst Garden manager JC Hines for a fun family introduction to the basics of chicken care. You and your child will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with a chicken and learn where eggs come from. Parents can find out how chicken keeping can fit into your lifestyle and your child’s learning experiences. What better chore than caring for chickens? Perfect for ages 4-12, with parent in attendance. 12 max. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

Marvelous Monarchs

Date: 28 September 2013 - 28 September 2013
Time: 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Cost: $25
Location: Callaway Gardens Discovery Center
Phone: (800)225-5292

Details:

Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Attendees will learn all about these amazing insects: their astounding life cycle, mechanisms of flight and details of their yearly migratory journey. After lunch the group will go to the Day Butterfly Center to learn how to attract Monarchs to home gardens and even try catching and tagging these beautiful creatures. Participants will leave with lots of information as well as a plant for home gardens especially designed to attract these butterflies. Bring sa

Ready to Buy Rare Plants & Trees??

Date: 28 September 2013 - 28 September 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $75-150
Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: (404)681-4890

Details:

You’re invited to Trees Atlanta’s 2nd Annual Rare, Unusual Trees Party & Auction!

Join us for a spirited silent auction, featuring not only hard-to-find plants and trees, but also incredible items that celebrate the great outdoors, such as kayaks, fishing trips, triathlon gear, and more! It’s a great opportunity to be social while getting plants you love and supporting your local non-profit organization.

Beer & Wine * Local Fare * Valet Parking * Casual Attire

ORCHID PLANT AUCTION

Date: 28 September 2013 - 28 September 2013
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Cost:
Location: 135 SOUTH MT CARMEL RD. MCDONOUGH GA
Phone: (678)583-4096

Details:

SOUTH METRO ORCHID SOCIETY AUCTION & PICNIC
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE SIDE DISH, DESSERT & FOLDING CHAIR.
LUNCH: 12:00 AUCTION: 1:30
Join us for an afternoon of food, fun and spirited buying. Variety of orchid plants for beginners to experienced growers.

135 SOUTH MT. CARMEL RD.
MCDONOUGH, GA 30253

Dahlia Society of GA Annual Show

Date: 28 September 2013 - 29 September 2013
Time: Sat 12 - 5 PM, Sun 9 AM - 4 PM
Cost: Garden Admission
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Phone: (770)447-1405

Details:

Dahlia growers from four states will bring their dahlias to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for our annual show. There will be lots of dinner plate dahlias with some measuring up to 12″ in diameter. Lovely water lily dahlias with their beautiful form will also be on display.
Dahlias have 19 different forms and some of each will be in the show. If you want to see one of the best displays of floral color and unbelievable flowers then come to the Atlanta Dahlia Show.

Intro to Beekeeping

Date: 28 September 2013 - 28 September 2013
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: $25 Garden member, $30 non-members
Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Join our Bee Team Leader, Cassandra Lawson, and she will share her knowledge on bee-ing a beekeeper. Learn the basics: Best location to set up a hive, when to order bees and from whom, where do you find your materials. Talk about must have tools. This class is suited for beginner beekeepers and curious bee lovers. Cassandra will share wisdom to save you money, keep happy productive bees, and stay safe. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

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

Date: 28 September 2013 - 28 September 2013
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: $20 Wylde Center Members, $25 Non Members
Location: 215 Clarion Ave Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404)371-1920

Details:

Learn to make use every inch of your yard for beauty, food and relaxation during a personal tour of the abundant garden of Anne-Marie Anderson, The Celtic Gardener. Graze on food plants while exploring how to make nature your partner and ally. DeKalb county master gardener and certified beekeeper Anne-Marie’s gardens were featured on the 2013 Decatur Garden Tour. She speaks regularly to local groups about edibles, natives, Southern heirloom plants, chickens and beekeeping.

Primitive Skills – Thrive in the Wild

Date: 29 September 2013 - 29 September 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: $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 30075
Phone: (770)992-2055

Details:

From ancient methods of living from the land, to modern hybrid woodsmen, take part in a day all about surviving and thriving in the wild! Learn to make Lean–tos, Forts and Spider Shelters- 12:30-1:30pm. Our Naturalist will help you create the perfect hideaways using branches, pine needles and other natural stuff. Beneficial Trees Walk: 1pm & 3pm – Masterwoodsman lead guided walks identifying important woodland trees while sharing their uses to the early pioneers.