Date:                September 22, 2017

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          “Pruning For The Season”

Rick Smith, owner of The Pruning Guru, will share basic pruning tips about when and how to prune a variety of herbaceous plants (perennials and annuals), shrubs, trees, and conifers. Rick is a certified Georgia Nurseryman and a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, both through UGA> He has a Pesticide License and worked for over 15 years in specialized landscaping with Georgia's largest apartment association, Post Properties. Rick has worked in the landscape industry for 36 years and is affiliated with Georgia's Urban AG Council, the UGA Certified Landscape Professional Program, and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

                                                         Sara Henderson

                                                         Sara Henderson

 

Date:                October 27, 2017

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          "Creating a Winter Garden"

Sara Henderson will share her ideas on how to create lovely winter gardens with a creative powerpoint presentation of examples. Sara is a garden educator and frequent lecturer throughout the SE, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden, State Botanical Garden, SE Flower Show, American Hydrangea Society, Atlanta Garden and Patron Show, Spruill Center for the Arts, Lanier Museum of Natural History, and many others. She is presently the Director of Gardens for Historic Oakland Cemetery Her personal garden has been featured on the Georgia Gardener for PBS and HGTV's A Gardener's Diary.

 

                                                Laura Iarocci

                                                Laura Iarocci

Date:                November 17, 2017

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          "Turkey Flowers and More: Thanksgiving Table Decor”

Laura Iarocci,  owner of Faith Flowers in Atlanta, GA, is a nationally recognized speaker and teacher on flower arranging. She is the owner and lead designer at Faith Flowers, a wedding and event design company. Faith Flowers is a flower studio and school located in historic Virginia Highlands. Laura is a Certified Floeral Designer (CFD) with AIFD. She has studied with leading floral designers around the world and leads an annual flower tour i Europe to study floral design and experience European flowers in bloom. For 17 years, Laura has chaired the 50-member Flower Guild at the Cathedral of St. Philip. She is a featured contributor to Judith Blacklock's book, Church Flowers, and her work has been featured in numerous publications. She will deliver a hands-on demonstration.

 

                                                                                       Candlelight Christmas Tour

                                                                                       Candlelight Christmas Tour

Date:               December 3, 2017

Time:              5pm to 9pm

Location:         Dunwoody Community

Program:          Spalding Garden Club will once again light up the Dunwoody community with a beautiful Candlelight Christmas tour of homes on Sunday, December 3, 2017. This is our bi-annual fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting our community.

 

                                                    John Newsome

                                                    John Newsome

Date:                January 26, 2018

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          "Camellias”

John Newsome was born in Washington, GA and grew up in Warren County. His grandmother had camellias in her garden, and he became interested in them. This interest increased while attending the Atlanta Camellia Show in the early 70's. He joined the local society and soon afterwards joined the American Camellia Society and began showing his blooms. After sever winters in the mid 70's, John built a camellia greenhouse and began his collection of plants. He has served on the board of the American Camellia Society in a number of capacities and presently grows, shows and judges camellia blooms all over the Southeast. John is President of the North Georgia Camellia Society and chairman of the annual Atlanta Camellia Show. John will show samples of his most prized camellias. 

 

                                                                     Margaret Young

                                                                     Margaret Young

Date:                February 23, 2018

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          "Making Burlap and Deco Mesh Wreaths"

Margaret Young holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) from Columbia Theological Seminary and has been a Bible Study and Sunday School teacher in Atlanta for over twenty years. Margaret was so full of creative ideas that she started a website called mysunshineroom.com to share her philosophy on health, faith, crafting and fun. Margaret's site is a hodgepodge of all the things that have brought sunshine into her life, and hopefully, will do the same for us! Margaret will be sharing some of her craft ideas including a workshop on making burlap and deco mesh wreaths and bows for packages.

 

Date:                March 23, 2018

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

Location:          Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          "How To Make Beautiful Container Gardens"

Johnnie Berry will show us how to create lovely container gardens. She is a single mother of three, an avid gardener, an expert in growing African violets and has been chosen a "Favorite Speaker" by Georgia garden club presidents. Johnnie has served as president of Foxglove Garden Club, and the African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta. She is an accredited Master Flower Show Judge, a Lifetime Master Gardener, a state Director of the African Violet Society of America, and is a board member of The Garden Club of Georgia and Dogwood District.

 

                                                              Coleus                           

                                                              Coleus                           

Date:                April 27, 2018

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

Location:         Parlor Room, Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Program:          “Getting Ready For The Summer Heat, Featuring Coleus”

Mickey Gazaway has a degree in environmental horticulture and has been a Georgia Master Gardener since 1983. She is also a Certified Arborist. An Atlanta native who has worked for Pike Nurseries for 23 years, Mickey has been a store manager, is currently the Garden Club Coordinator, and writes some of the training materials for Pike employees. Mickey does the "Pike's Pick" portion of the Walter Reeves Garden Show on Saturday mornings and occasionally hosts and co-hosts the show. She will have a slide presentation and handouts to share.

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Date:                May 18, 2018

Time:               9:00 a.m. Carpool from All Saints parking lot 

Location:         1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville, GA 30501

Program:          Tour of Atlanta Botanical Garden-Gainesville

The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville is as new destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Complete with a visitor center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater, it is a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs. During our visit, a volunteer docent will treat us to a guided tour. Don't forget your hats, unblock, and sunglasses. We will meet for lunch in Gainesville at Luna's Restaurant after our tour of the gardens.