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GARDENING EVENTS FOR September 2016

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Garden in Small Spaces

Date: 06 September 2016 - 06 September 2016
Time: noon - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: 1262 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA
Phone: (770) 473-5434

Details:

With thoughtful planning, sufficient sunlight, and access to water, even small spaces can provide a garden oasis. See what others have accomplished in tiny spaces and gain the tools to create a space where plants can flourish.

The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 770-473-5434 or email hortpa@uga.edu. Provide your name and the name of the class. Or, register online: http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/clayton.html

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Date: 06 September 2016 - 06 September 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
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 of year to reseed or plant cool-season grass (tall fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (e.g. Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to take steps to prevent winter weed grasses from taking over. This class will cover: warm-season vs cool-season grasses, importance of soil testing, fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.

Lawn Care for Fall and Winter

Date: 07 September 2016 - 07 September 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
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 of year to reseed or plant cool-season grass (tall fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (e.g. Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to take steps to prevent winter weed grasses from taking over. This class will cover: warm-season vs cool-season grasses, importance of soil testing, fertilizing, watering and weed prevention.

“Trees of Our Lives: Small Native Trees for the Landscape”

Date: 08 September 2016 - 08 September 2016
Time: 1-2PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station
Phone: (404) 474-4072

Details:

Dawn Hines, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, will present this PowerPoint Presentation which includes many local photographs about all aspects of tree care: choosing, planting, pruning, and the danger of non-native invasives (or exotics) in our landscapes and native areas. Georgia native trees are highlighted.

Build an Insect Hotel

Date: 08 September 2016 - 08 October 2016
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: $20 per person
Location: 4
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Insects need a place for shelter from bad weather and to live. Come make an Insect Hotel that you can put out into your garden. $20 Fee, Call to RSVP.

Thyme to Read Book Club

Date: 09 September 2016 - 09 September 2016
Time: 1015a - 1130a
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 998-8737

Details:

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver, facilitator Marge Igyarto

Lunch & Learn

Date: 09 September 2016 - 09 September 2016
Time: 1200noon - 100p
Cost: free
Location: Cobb County Water Lab, 660 S Cobb Dr & Atlanta Rd
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Cobb Master Gardeners present Lawn Care – Weeds and All – Five steps to a beautiful lawn including the most practical turf grasses for Georgia with Debra Stockton, Cobb MG Bring a lunch and join us.

33rd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo

Date: 09 September 2016 - 11 September 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: $10 general admission, free for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older (with ID)
Location: Cobb Galleria Centre
Phone: (678) 822-9806

Details:

The Fall Atlanta Home Show will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Over 300 exhibitors will showcase some of the newest and most innovative interior and exterior home improvement products and services, along with garden design ideas, tools, hardscapes, outdoor furniture, spas, water features and more for home landscapes. Walter will speak Sept. 9 and broadcast his radio show live Sept. 10. Don’t miss the “Top 10 Life-Changing Home Improvement Products”!

Junior Beekeeper Program

Date: 10 September 2016 - 10 September 2016
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00
Location: Brookhaven
Phone:

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.

Plants that Perform Well for Me

Date: 13 September 2016 - 13 September 2016
Time: 700p - 800p
Cost: free
Location: West Cobb Regional Library
Phone: (770) 528-4070

Details:

Cobb Master Gardeners present Gardeners’ Night Out – with Jack Driskell, Cobb MG. Plant materials from my garden will be used to demonstrate how location and other factors are important in creating a successful garden.

“Tame Wildflowers: Native Plants for Your Garden”

Date: 17 September 2016 - 17 September 2016
Time: 11AM-12PM
Cost: Free
Location: The Garden Enthusiast-Backyard Nature Station
Phone: (404) 474-7072

Details:

Dawn Hines, Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, will make this PowerPoint presentation which contains a collection of lush photographs and information to introduce a few good Native Plants for the garden. Also included in the presentation is an excerpt on Heritage Plants and Non-Native Invasives.

Magnificent Monarch Madness

Date: 17 September 2016 - 17 September 2016
Time: 10:00Am-2:00PM
Cost: $12 includes lunch (cash only)
Location: 2316D Main Street Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (404) 474-7072

Details:

The population of monarch butterflies has declined by almost 80% over the past couple of years due to habitat loss, storms, and the loss of their primary food source, milkweed.
The Garden Enthusiast – Backyard Nature Station and Monarchs Across Georgia are sponsoring this monarch event that coincides with the monarch’s migration to Mexico. To celebrate this miracle of nature we will be doing activities with children ages 5-10 that educate them about monarchs and their lives. Register by 9/12/16

Atlanta Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Date: 17 September 2016 - 17 September 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $20
Location: Cobb County
Phone: (678) 973-2437

Details:

Join us for the annual Atlanta Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary Tour. This year’s tour features 5 properties along a 22-mile route in Cobb County. Each property has been certified by Atlanta Audubon as a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary because it provides five essential criteria for attracting wildlife and birds: food sources, nesting sites, bird feeders, shelter, and water sources.

Shade Gardening

Date: 20 September 2016 - 20 September 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Building, Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 641-3760

Details:

As your trees mature, you may find more of your property is shaded and some of your plants and lawn may not be doing as well. This class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each. We will then discuss the various types of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers you should consider. Class is run by Fulton Co. Extension and N Fulton Master Gardeners.

Designing Dynamic Landscapes for the Piedmont

Date: 21 September 2016 - 21 September 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Trees Atlanta TreeHouse -- 112 Krog Street, Suite 7, Atlanta 30307
Phone: (404) 458-4515

Details:

Join Trees Atlanta for a special presentation led by Darrel Morrison, FASLA, a pioneer in the use of native plants and natural processes in the design of urban landscapes, will look at the composition and evolution of native forest communities for design inspiration. Darrel will do a visioning demonstration design utilizing Atlanta’s Tapestry greenspace, merging ecology, art and music.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open by 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and networking.

Carnivorous Plants of the Southeast

Date: 22 September 2016 - 22 September 2016
Time: 12:15 - 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: VIP Building, Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro 30236
Phone: (678) 473-5434

Details:

Learn how and why pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus Flytraps catch, kill and digest their prey. Grow these hardy, non-fussy natives in your yard and you will be the talk of the town. Taught by Suzanne Norman, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer.

Hall County Master Gardener Fall Garden Expo

Date: 23 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 8:30AM-5:00PM Friday; 8:30AM-4:00 PM Saturday
Cost: Adults $2, Children Free, No Pets
Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville, GA 30507 Two miles from Exit 20 off I-985
Phone: (770) 535-8293

Details:

Garden related vendors as far as you can see from around Georgia and neighboring states. Vendors carry a wide variety of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetable plants, and fun things you won’t find elsewhere like crafts and garden art, hardware and garden accessories. Four expert speakers provide free sessions on ‘What’s Old and New in the Fern Garden’, ‘As Your Garden Grows, Transplant and Divide’, ‘Eye Catching Color All Year Long!’ and ‘Lawn Care by Turf Type’. Held in open air arena.

Environmental Studies School course 1

Date: 23 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 9-5
Cost: $90
Location: Augusta
Phone: (706) 556-3417

Details:

course 1 of 4 two-day classes on the environment sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc. held in Augusta area at Phinizy Swamp.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Date: 23 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: Admission is free to the horticulture area – at the Chattahoochee Nature Center Greenhouse.
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.

Monet Waterlily Festival -French Market and Artist Market

Date: 24 September 2016 - 02 October 2016
Time: Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00PM, Sun.11AM-5PM
Cost: Adults $10, Children $5
Location: 1987 Gibbs Dr. , Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone: (770) 893-1881

Details:

Celebrate with us during our French inspired Festival. Hundreds of waterlilies in bloom ! Music, Food and Family Fun, including Mimes. Purchase French influenced cuisine from Madeline’s Coast 2 Coast Catering or delicious sandwiches and salads from the Arbor Café.
French Market with locally sourced food and products. Artists will be selling original works of art in a variety of mediums.
Live Accordionist on Saturdays and Strolling Classical Musicians on Sundays.
2 weekends

Oakland Cemetery Fall Plant Sale

Date: 24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Oakland Cemetery. 248 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 688-2107

Details:

A variety of fall plants will be available at Oakland Cemetery’s annual fall plant sale! The sale will be held at the Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. Prices start at $1, and all proceeds benefit the gardens at Oakland Cemetery. Every dollar raised during the plant sale will go directly to purchasing tools, equipment, more bulbs and trees for our gardens team and volunteers. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. Because we do not have carts, be sure to bring your own method to transport your buys.

Tweak Your Yard Design Days

Date: 24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $25 per half hour
Location: 4256 Earney Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 442-3901

Details:

Meet at the nursery with one of our designers to plan that perfect little spot in the back yard, redo an area in front of your house, or design the perennial garden you have been dreaming of. This is your chance to get professional help without laying out a lot of dough. Bring photos and rough measurements. Please limit the area to about 500 sq. ft. $25 Fee for ½ hr. appointment. You will also receive a 20% discount on plants purchased that day only. Call to schedule your appointment.

DeKalb Master Gardener Assoc: Mike Fillon Growing Fruit in Georgia

Date: 26 September 2016 - 26 September 2016
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Cost: Free-- Bring a friend!
Location: Northlake - Barbara Loar Branch of the DeKalb Co. Public Library at 3772 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084
Phone:

Details:

Separating fact from fiction about growing fruit trees and bushes in Georgia; what to plant, what to avoid, and how to do it organically. Mike Fillon is the lead Master Gardener of the organic 50- tree orchard at the Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard, and founder of the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild.
Mike Fillon is a Master Gardener specializing in fruit trees and bushes. He plans to add at least 1,000 fruit trees in the spanking new City of Tucker over the next few years.

Shade Gardening

Date: 28 September 2016 - 28 September 2016
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Alpharetta Engineering /Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30023
Phone: (678) 297-6200

Details:

As your trees mature, you may find more of your property is shaded and some of your plants and lawn may not be doing as well. This class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each. We will then discuss the various types of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers you should consider. This class is run by the Fulton County Extension, North Fulton Master Gardeners and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission