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June 2017

Garden Club of Ellijay Flower Show

June 24 - June 25
Gilmer County Library, Ellijay, GA United States + Google Map

  The Garden Club of Ellijay will present a Standard Flower Show, “Architecture: The Art of Expression”, on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Laura C. Martin, well-known horticulturist and author of 26 books, will present a program, “Taming the Natives: Gardening with Southern Wildflowers” on Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. Free. Phone: (404) 290-6422

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Refugee Recipe Celebration

June 24 - June 25
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

  Our Garden Chef, with special guests from Friends of Refugees, will be spicing up the cooking demonstrations this weekend. In honor of World Refugee Day, refugee cooks from Sudan, Burma, Nepal and Syria will visit the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen to create tastes from freshly grown food highlighting authentic recipes. Families will enjoy seed planting and other discovery activities. Come celebrate edible plants and global connections! Free with garden admission, 10 am - 3 pm, atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.

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July 2017

Friends First Friday: Summer Blooming Bulbs – New Summer Perennials for Your Garden

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

  Growing many iconic bulbs can be difficult for our climate. Clifford Brock, Botanical Garden curator of the Chapel and assistant curator in the Flower Garden would like to introduce First Friday guests to some easy-to-grow yet infrequently planted summer perennial bulbs that will add interest and color on a perennial basis to our gardens. These bulbs are warm season bloomers that can perform well in our hot and humid climate as they add a new dimension to our gardens.…

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Heritage Park Workday with the Georgia Native Plant Society

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Park, 60 Fontaine Road
Mableton, GA United States
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  Come to this central Cobb County park to help remove invasive exotic species and allow natives to retake their rightful place along the trail. 9:00 am - 11:00 am Contact connieg6474@gmail.com by Aug.10 to indicate you will be attending and/or to get further information.  Bring work gloves and any hand landscape/gardening tools you are comfortable using.

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Shade Gardening

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $29, registration deadline: July 10. For information: atlantabg.org, 404-876-5859.

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They Are Back—The hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

Join us for a ramble as we walk through the Hummingbird Trail to find the hummingbird’s secret hiding places.  Bring a camera or binoculars if you’d like and join the adventure! The last hour of the ramble is intended for participants to have time to independently photograph or observe the hummingbirds. Judy will be available to answer questions during this time. 9:00 – 11:00 am, Free. For more information visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

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Orchids for Beginners I: Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

  Orchids can be divided into two broad groups that dictate cultural requirements. Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum belong to the group whose care requirements are closest to other typical houseplants. Examine how to grow these plants and their relatives in the typical home environment. Each class participant will go home with an orchid plant. 10 a.m. – noon, $34, registration deadline: July 12. For information: atlantabg.org, 404-876-5859.

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The Misunderstood World of Reptiles and Amphibians

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground, Ga United States + Google Map

  Back by popular demand. Leave your fear at home and join Lee and Pam Cheever. Explore the interesting world of snakes, turtles, lizards and more. The instructors will talk about the role of these creatures in the animal kingdom and enlighten us about the difference between venomous and non-venomous. Attendees will have the opportunity to see these animals up close and touch or even hold, them, if desired. Only hand tamed, non-venomous animals will be part of the demonstration.…

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