Photo by Lee Dunn, Lake District, England

Photo by Lee Dunn, Lake District, England

Date:                September 27, 2019

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          All Things Hydrangea

Speaker: Gloria Ward is an Accredited Flower Show Judge for National Garden Club Flower Shows and a Cobb County Master Gardener. Her love affair with hydrangeas began shortly after meeting the illustrious Penny McHenry in 1993. Penny founded the American Hydrangea Society in 1994 and invited Gloria to be a charter member. Her garden now includes 8 different hydrangea species, with over 100 different cultivars, totaling over 280 hydrangea plants! Gloria continues to serve as the past president on the American Hydrangea Society board and as co-chairman of the annual June Hydrangea Tour. Our own Carole McWilliams will open her garden for the Hydrangea Tour on June 8, 2019.

Photo by Lee Dunn, wreath by Carole McWilliams

Photo by Lee Dunn, wreath by Carole McWilliams

 

Date:                October 25, 2019

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          Wreath Making and Mailbox Decor

Speaker: Judy Peacock, grew up in Norcross and as a child she would gather flowers and create small arrangements of violets and daffodils. In her spare time, she serves on her church’s flower committee and make arrangements for friend’s wedding. After working full time for 28 years, Judy found herself job fee and applied to become a Master Gardener. She says that working with the North Fulton Master Gardeners has been a rewarding and educational experience.

featured_herbguide.jpg

Date:                November 15, 2019

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:         Growing Lavender and Other Herbs in Atlanta

Speaker: Rebecca Pinckney is a retired teacher of 39 years, who is currently active with the North Fulton Master Gardeners and the Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America, having served as Secretary, Vice President and President of both organizations. In her role as a teacher she was a Reading Specialist, having taught at both public and private schools in Atlanta, along with home schooling her two adult sons from grades one through eight. Rebecca will enlighten us about the joys of growing herbs.

Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon

Date:               December 6, 2019

Time:              11:30p.m.

Location:         TBA

Photo by Lee Dunn

Photo by Lee Dunn

Date:                January 25, 2020

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          Success With Succulents

Speaker: Eve Neumeister is a lifetime gardener and a member of the North Fulton Master Gardeners. She is a “plant person” having a passion for all things green. Eve can be found exploring, discovering, learning and sharing the gardening experience with the goal of bettering the world by connecting people to nature. She will be sharing her knowledge of succulents with us.

s-l500.jpg

Date:                February 22, 2020

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:        Birding in the Southeast

Speaker: Giff Beaton is the author of six books on birding in Georgia and the Southeast…..a birding and nature enthusiast always trying to learn and see more. He was a former pilot in the U.S. Navy and currently a pilot for Delta Airlines. Giff and his wife are the parents of 7-year-old twin boys.

Mar. Eleanor Craig Picture.JPG

Date:                March 27, 2020

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          Ferns, Ferns and More Ferns

Speaker: Eleanor Craig is the owner of Fern Ridge Farms, a small specialty nursery located in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Growing over 70 varieties of perennial/hardy garden ferns, the nursery has been recently recognized as a source for locating unusual ferns in the book Plant Lovers Guide toFerns.With over 30 years-experience in landscaping, lawn maintenance, and the nursery business, Eleanor will share some insights to many old and new garden ferns - their hardiness in our changing climate, location needs, and care.  

 

Apr. In Place of Personal Picture.jpg

Date:                April 24, 2020

Time:               Meeting Sign-in at 9:15 a.m. Program begins at 11:00 a.m.

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          Container Gardening

Speaker: Mickey Gazaway, a native Atlantan, has worked for Pike Nurseries for 25 years as a Store Manager and now is the Garden Club Coordinator. She does the “Pikes Pick” portion of the Walter Reeves Garden Show on Saturday mornings and sometimes gets to host or co-host the show. She holds a degree in Environmental Horticulture. Mickey has been a Georgia Master Gardener since 1983 and is a Certified Arborist who writes her own garden column. Her passions are herb gardening, bee keeping,  birding and communing with her small flock of very spoiled chickens.

A32_touched_Tall.jpg


Date:                May 13, 2020

Time:               9:00am All Saints Parking Lot

Location:         1915 Hills and Dales Drive, LaGrange, GA 30240

Program:          Private Tour of Historic Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange

Envisioned in 1841, the boxwood gardens were designed by Sarah Ferrell and for over a half a century she nurtured the gardens until her death in 1903. Inspired by the time Fuller E. Callaway spent in Miss Sarah’s garden in his youth, he purchased the property in 1911 with his wife Ida Cason Callaway and built their family home there, designed by Neel Reid and Hal Hentz. Following the death of the elder Callaways, Fuller E. Callaway, Jr. and his wife Alice Hand inherited the home and devoted their lives to the maintenance and upkeep of the estate. Sarah Ferrell’s boxwood garden is still lovingly maintained. Today the estate is open to the public and is managed by the Callaway Foundation.

 We will enjoy a private tour of the home and gardens followed by lunch in LaGrange.