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GARDENING EVENTS FOR September 2015

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POND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Date: 01 September 2015 - 01 September 2015
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Cost: $15.00
Location: UGA Cooperative Extension, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

Here’s your opportunity… an evening to learn and understand pond biology and proper management. Dr. Gary Burtle, UGA Aquaculturist, will be speaking on the following topics: Water Quality & Testing, Liming & Fertilizing a Pond, Weed ID & Control and Population Assessment & Management. Registration required by August 26, limit to 40. Two CEU credits in Category 26 – Aquatic and/or one CEU credit. For more information call Josh Fuder, Cherokee County ANR Agent.

FRIENDS First Friday: Native Plant Sale Preview

Date: 04 September 2015 - 04 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center Downstairs
Phone: (706) 542-6138

Details:

Heather Alley has been developing the Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies and it’s collections of both rare and common Georgia native plants for several years now. Specially selected plants grown at the Center are sold at our gift shop and annual fall Bluestems & Bluejeans Native Plant Sale. Come hear about what drives our passion for native plants and get a sneak peak at a few of our most favorite offerings at this fall’s plant sale.

Gardens! Gardens! Gardens!

Date: 08 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: West Cobb Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Gardeners’ Night Out – Take an armchair voyage across five continents and visit gardens from the grand and breathtaking to the quirky and strange with Susan Fisher, Cobb Master Gardener

Concrete Leaf-casting

Date: 08 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $35, Pre-registration required
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, SBG Greenhouse, Maintenance Center
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Garden décor with a large effect! Lauren Zeichner, Registered Landscape Architect and Local Athens Artist, will teach us how to use large leaves to cast concrete forms. These forms can be used for bird baths or creative garden accents. Please wear something you do not mind getting wet or dirty.

Lawn Care Class

Date: 08 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
Time: Lawn Care for Fall and Winter
Cost: free
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, 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 UGA Ext in Fulton Co. and N Fulton Master Gardeners. Register online at www.roswellgov.com, Rec Program Registration (Activity 52020) or stop by Community Bldg

Every Gardener Deserves a Day in Bed/Callaway Gardens

Date: 09 September 2015 - 09 September 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 per person
Location: Callaway Gardens
Phone: (855) 421-3161

Details:

Wednesday, September 9th| 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden
Join Mr. Cason’s Vegetable Garden Staff as they rework some of the floral areas. Get hands-on experience in dividing perennials, amending the soil, planting and sharing gardening tips. Plants that don’t go back into the garden will be divided among workshop participants! Don’t miss out on this fun gardening experience.

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Date: 09 September 2015 - 09 September 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Cost: free
Location: Alpharetta 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 the UGA Ext. in Fulton Co., N Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Comm. To register, call (678) 297-6200

Georgia Master Gardener Association State Conference

Date: 11 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: varies
Location: Hoag Auditorium University of North Georgia
Phone: (770) 300-9891

Details:

The 2015 Georgia Master Gardeners Association State Conference, which is open to the public, will be held in Dahlonega this fall. The schedule for the conference is filled with notables. Sharon Collins from Georgia Outdoors fame will be speaking, along with Kip McConnell from Southern Living & Georgia’s own, Walter Reeves. Also included on the schedule are four amazing breakout workshop sessions and wonderful Marketplace Vendor Shopping, selling numerous varieties of plants & gardening items.

Making Your Garden a Bird Habitat

Date: 11 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
Time: 12noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

MGVOCC Lunch & Learn – You can make your garden irresistible with a bird habitat and enjoy natural pest control. With Les Cane, Atlanta Audubon Society

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 11 September 2015 - 11 September 2015
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Footprints Across the South: Bartram’s Trail Revisited by James Kautz
Facilitator Katie Sanstead

FALL PLANT SALE

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: VARIES
Location: Senior Service Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be holding their annual Fall Plant Sale. Some of the plants are: natives and drought tolerant; plants for butterfly gardens; both sun and shade perennials and yard art. We will also have UGA Master Gardeners available to answer your gardening questions. Proceeds from this event are utilized to fund educational programs provided by the UGA MGEV and support our local extension office.

PLANT PROPAGATION

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: FREE
Location: SENIOR SERVICE CENTER, 1001 UNIVETER RD, CANTON, GA
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting the following seminar: “Plant Propagation”, start plants from seeds, cuttings, and dividing. Seminars are free; pre-register by September 9, call 770-721-7803.

FALL AND WINTER GARDENING

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Cost: FREE
Location: SENIOR SERVICE CENTER, 1001 UNIVETER RD, CANTON, GA
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting the following seminar: “Fall and Winter Gardening”, ways to grow a variety of cool season veggies and extend your growing season. Seminars are free; pre-register by September 9, call 770-721-7803.

Georgia Hosta Society General Meeting

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Bellmere Garden House,10777 Bell Road, Duluth, GA.
Phone: (678) 353-6689

Details:

We are honored to have our own GHS member, Jack Driskell as our guest speaker for our September 12th meeting. Jack is one of the most knowledgeable plantaholics in Georgia and spends much time exploring gardens and nurseries all over the country in search of new discoveries. If it is a great plant, if it can be grown in Georgia, if it is a must have collector plant – Jack grows it in his Powder Springs, Georgia garden!
Jack’s program will be about companion plants, both woody and perennial, tha

Life without Flowers: Mosses, Liverworts, Ferns, and Horsetails

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 am
Cost: $50.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

These ancient plants have been around millions of years longer than flowering plants – they must be doing something right! Even though they don’t have big, showy blooms or grow 300 feet tall, they are fascinating all the same. They’ve seen dinosaurs come and go, and a lot of climate change along their way. In this course step back 300 million years with Dr. Wilf Nicholls, Director of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, getting to know these plants, their structures, and their reproduction.

5th Annual Half-Moon Outfitters Trail Run

Date: 12 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am
Cost:
Location: State Botanical Garden o Georgia, Nature Trails
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

This is the only trail race held at the Garden. Half-Moon Outfitters created and manages this run to raise money for and raise awareness of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Half-Moon Outfitters has nine stores in South Carolina and Georgia, including a store in Five Points. For more information and to register, visit www.halfmoonoutfitters.com.

Fall Wildflowers of Stone Mountain

Date: 16 September 2015 - 16 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50.00
Location: Stone Mountain Park Education Annex, Stone Mountain, GA
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

In this class, Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, will teach students how to recognize this and other fall-blooming wildflowers of granite outcrops. Basic botanical terminology used in identifying and describing fall-flowering plants will be introduced, with an emphasis on plants in the Aster (composite) family. We will then apply that knowledge to plants at Stone Mountain based on characteristics readily observable in the field.

Plants & Pollinators: Co-dependence & Conservation

Date: 17 September 2015 - 17 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

This class taught by Anne Shenk, Director of Education, and Shelly Prescott, Flower Garden Curator, includes a field search for pollinators along with their host and nectar plants. Also included is an indoor lab on life cycles of these interesting organisms. Students will also learn techniques for propagating pollinator-friendly plants. As part of the Monarch Watch Citizen Science project, participants will learn to tag and release monarchs on their migration to Mexico.

AAS Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Date: 19 September 2015 - 19 September 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $15 members/$20 non-members
Location: Decatur, Georgia
Phone: (678) 973-2437

Details:

Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS) will host its annual Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The tour will feature properties in Decatur, Ga and other areas on the east side of Atlanta.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.AtlantaAudubon.org beginning in August 2015. Tickets are $15 for AAS members and $20 for non-members. All proceeds will support the education and conservation efforts of Atlanta Audubon Society.

108 Sun Salutation Festival

Date: 20 September 2015 - 20 September 2015
Time: 5:30 pm (Please arrive at 5:15 for set up)
Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $10
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Flower Garden Lawn
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Celebrate nature, the change of season, the Autumn Equinox, and National Yoga Month with this ancient and powerful practice. A Sun Salutation is a series of 12 linked yoga poses. It is said to detoxify, massage and stimulate every organ in the body. For the mind and spirit, the benefits are many – calms the mind and connects you with your own breath and soul. Please bring a yoga mat, water, towel, and friends.

Entomology: Insects, Sustainable Foods, and You!

Date: 24 September 2015 - 24 September 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free, $5 to partake in food tasting
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center Great Room
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Join us for Entomology: Insects, Sustainable Foods, and You!,brought to you by the UGA Bug Dawgs, the Athens Science Café and the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia as we embrace entomophagy by promoting the eating of insects. Come celebrate with us as we partner with local chefs, bakers, musicians, and artists to bring you a night of edible insects and entomophagy insight. It will be an unforgettable, sweet and savory event!

Fall Native Plant Sale

Date: 25 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: FREE ADMISSION TO THE GREENHOUSE AREA
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA
Phone: (770) 992-2055

Details:

Fall is the PERFECT time for planting! A long cold winter enables plants to develop dense root systems for strong healthy growth in the spring. Native plants adapt easily, require less maintenance, and exhibit lower pest loads. All proceeds support gardens, education, and conservation by the Horticulture department. Horticulturists and Master Gardeners will be on site to answer all your plant questions.

Plant Sale & Festival

Date: 26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: Free
Location: Rockdale County Extension 1400 Parker Road SE, Conyers GA 30094
Phone: (770) 278-7373

Details:

11th Annual Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Plant Sale & Festival—fun for the whole family! Plants for sale, food and drink, children’s activities, gardening advice, seminars with gardening experts and lots of gardening related vendors selling local produce and artisan crafts. Rain or shine. FREE Admission. For further information, contact the Rockdale County Extension Office, 1400 Parker Road SE Lobby A, Conyers. 770-278-7373

BOG GARDENING

Date: 26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cost: FREE
Location: Senior Service Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA
Phone: (770) 721-7803

Details:

Gardeners Seminar: The UGA Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting the following seminar: “Bog Gardening”, learn how to make a native bog container using pitcher plants and other natives. Seminar is free; pre-register by September 23, call 770-721-7803.

Fall Wildflowers of the Georgia Piedmont

Date: 26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $50.00
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center, Classroom 2
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

In this class, Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, will teach students how to recognize the most common fall-blooming wildflowers in the Georgia Piedmont and introduce them to the basic botanical terminology used in identifying and describing fall-flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants in the Aster (composite) Family. We will then apply that knowledge to plants in the field, learning to recognize families, genera, and species based on characteristics readily observable in the field.

23rd Annual Insect-ival!

Date: 26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $5/person, $20/family, children under 2 years old are free
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Visitor Center
Phone: (706) 542-6014

Details:

Join Garden staff and volunteers for this creepy, crawly, and definitely fun Family Festival. Discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and, of course, lots of live insects will also highlight this year’s event! At 11am we will host our annual butterfly release on the lawn of the International Garden. Insect-ival is sponsored by the Garden, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA Department of Entomology, and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.

DMGA Meeting: Sara Henderson Heirloom Flowers: Passing the Test of Time

Date: 28 September 2015 - 28 September 2015
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Cost: Free! Bring a Friend!
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library at 3772 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc is please to have Sara Henderson, noted and famous gardener, present speak about Heirloom Flowers. There are many advantages to growing heirlooms including reliable performance, lovely flowers, and fragrance. Sara is an avid and well known gardener and speaker. She’s been active with the GA Perennial Plant Assoc. and the American Hydrangea Society. Sara is currently Director of Gardens for Oakland Cemetery. Join us, you’ll be glad you did!

Full Moon Hike

Date: 28 September 2015 - 28 September 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/person, $15/family
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Meet at the Fountain in front of the Visitor's Center
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Come see the garden come alive at night! Each walk will focus on a different topic such as the moon, constellations, or nocturnal creatures. Bring family and friends of all ages along to enjoy the mysterious world of nature at night! Be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on our wooded trails and in the garden. If you have young children or infants, a backpack carrier is suggested.

Sunflower Music Series: Arvin Scott

Date: 29 September 2015 - 29 September 2015
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15; $5 children ages 6-12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Flower Garden Lawn
Phone: (706) 542-9353

Details:

Our September concert features Arvin Scott will bring jazz to the Garden. Dr. Scott teaches at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at UGA, and will feature a full combo for the concert. Jazz singer Marti Winkler will open the show. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with family and friends. Concert moves indoors in wet weather.

Sunflower Music Series: Arvin Scott

Date: 29 September 2015 - 29 September 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $15, $5 children ages 6-12
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Flower Garden Lawn (Conservatory in inclement weather)
Phone: (706) 542-6156

Details:

Our September concert features Arvin Scott will bring jazz to the Garden. Dr. Scott teaches at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at UGA, and will feature a full combo for the concert. Jazz singer Marti Winkler will open the show. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket, kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors with family and friends. Concert moves indoors in wet weather.