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July 2017
$29

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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August 2017

Beekeeping for Beginners: Varroa Mites and Overwintering Hives

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

  This is the seventh and final class for the Beekeeping for Beginners series.  Advance your beekeeping knowledge and skills as you perform a 24 hour Varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for Varroa and other pests. He will also discuss fall and over-wintering preparations for your hive.  Protective veil and gloves are required for this course. 9:00 – 11:00 am, $35. For more information visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

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Free

Alston Lecture: Annie Martin

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

  Annie Martin (aka Mossin' Annie) of Mountain Moss Enterprises and author of The Magical World of Moss Gardening provides valuable insight on how to transform a garden or lawn into a serene, green retreat showcasing the world’s oldest living land plants: eco-friendly mosses. Mosses are a great solution if year-round green appeals to you, you have a spot where nothing seems to grow, or you are just tired of mowing grass. A book-signing will follow. This is a free…

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$29

Autumn Veggie Garden: Planning Ahead

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

  In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash. All it takes is a bit of planning, and this class teaches you how. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well throughout the autumn months and learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest up to and beyond the first frost. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., $29, registration deadline: August 21. For information: atlantabg.org, 404-876-5859.

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Free

They are Back: the Hummingbirds and the Hummingbird Trail

August 26 @ 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 am – 11:00 am, Free. For more information visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

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$105

Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

August 26, Athens Plant Conservation: Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Class will include group discussions and tours of…

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$45

Flower Arranging Unit 1: Line/Line Mass Design

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA United States + Google Map

Our popular five part flower arranging series starts again. Upon completion of all five units, students will be awarded the Basic Design Certificate from The Garden Club of Georgia. Courses do not need to be completed in order. Participants will be provided a list of materials to bring to class. Limited to 20 participants. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, $45. For more information visit botgarden.uga.edu or call 706-542-6156.

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