Date:                September 28, 2018

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

Location:         Johns Creek Environmental Campus

Program:          “Native Plants & Gardeners as Ecologists”

L. Daniel Ballard, Is the owner and operator of Convivial Gardens LLC, based out of northeast Atlanta. An accredited Organic Land Care Professional with NOFA OLC, he has been landscaping in the Atlanta area for over 12 years. Convivial Gardens landscapes with the values of being ornamental, ecological, edible, educational and inspirational. Since only 3-5 percent of the lower 48 states is an undisturbed habitat for plants and animals, Daniel strives to bring nature back to our yards.

                                                          

                                                        

 

Date:                October 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:          "Flower Design"

Betty Williams is a self-taught naturalist who is a master flower show judge. She has served as past president of the Designers’ Club and the North Georgia Judges. Betty is also a member of the Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta, the American/Georgia Daffodil Society, the Georgia Perennial Plant Association, the Norcross Garden Club, and the American/Georgia Hemerocallis Society. Now semi-retired after 35 years working in the wedding floral design business, she stays busy arranging flowers for old clients like Tera Terroir, a French restaurant in Brookhaven; judging flower shows; singing in her church choir and enjoying her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

                                                 

                                               

Date:                November 16, 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:          "Decorating Your Home/Mantel For 4 Seasons From Your Garden”

Judy Peacock, grew up in Norcross when it was still a small, rural town. Judy’s mother, an avid gardener, taught her to identify trees and plants. As a child Judy would gather flowers and create small arrangements of violets and daffodils. While a student at UGA, Judy spent a lot of her free time volunteering in Founders Memorial Garden and University greenhouses. Judy’s first home was a cottage in Sandy Springs that sat in the middle of 40 acres. She explored the creek and woods identifying wildflowers and started her first herb garden. In her spare time, she served on her church’s flower committee and made 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.

                                       Christmas Luncheon

                                     Christmas Luncheon

Date:               December 7, 2018

Time:              11:30p.m.

Location:         TBA

                                                      

                                                    

Date:                January 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:          "Pruning to Retain the Natural Form of Plants”

Barbara Dorfman, after studying horticulture at Georgia Technical College, worked in sales at wholesale and retail nurseries and in landscape design. Since 2003 she has been self-employed as a home landscape consultant and pruning specialist. She has demonstrated her pruning techniques to the Georgia Native Plant Society, Douglas County Master Gardeners and to numerous garden clubs. Barbara’s lecture will cover:

·       Best tools to use

·       How shrubs and trees respond to various cuts

·       How to renew over grown shrubs or butchered shrubs

·       What the books assume and when you can ignore the rules on when to prune.

 

                                                                       

                                                                     

Date:                February 22, 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:          "Soil Structure and Conditioning"

A stone cottage nestled in the shadows of the Old Edwards Inn & Spa is home to Oakleaf, Highland’s
eponymous flower and garden shop. Filled with fragrant blooms, lush mountain foliage and the choicest antiques
and accessories, the shop is a feast for the senses. Co-owner Kirk Moore carries an exclusive collection of garden style products that have been popular garden items at Bergdorf Goodman, Gumps San Francisco, Anthropologie, Takashimaya and selected Saks Fifth Avenue stores. For years Kirk was the face of gardening with his popular show “American Gardener” on QVC as well as being a garden and lifestyle correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” An Oakleaf “outpost” is now open in Atlanta’s Peachtree Battle neighborhood.

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Date:                March 22, 2019

Time:               11:30a.m.

Location:          TBA

Program:          "Installation of New Officers Luncheon"

Spalding Garden Club will install its new officers at a celebratory luncheon where we honor and thank our outgoing officers for their service to our club, and we welcome our new officers and pledge our support. It is always a beautiful occasion. 

 

 

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Date:                April 26, 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:          “Unique Garden Plants”

Scott McMahan, a Decatur native, was the former owner of a north Georgia nursery and Garden Hood here in Atlanta before accepting the position of the Manager of International Plant Exploration at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. His lecture will focus on photos and stories from 16 years of plant exploration in Southeast Asia and how that experience now plays an important part in creating the new International Plant Exploration Program at our Botanical Garden. In particular, Scott will speak on the collection and conservation work he and his team have been doing in the wilds of China, Vietnam and India. The tales told during this lecture will enlighten even the most seasoned gardener as to what it takes to get plants from the jungle to our gardens.

 

                                                 Dunaway Gardens

                                               Dunaway Gardens

Date:                May 17, 2019

Time:               TBA

Location:         3218 Roscoe Road/Hwy 70, Newnan, GA 32631

Program:          Private Tour of Historic Dunaway Gardens

The story of Dunaway Gardens began when famous stage actress Hetty Jane Dunaway met dashing booking agent Wayne P. Sewell. Hetty Jane was a talented, vivacious actress from Arkansas, who rose to fame as one of the most popular on the Chautauqua Circuit. When her traveling show brought her in contact with the Wayne P. Sewell Production company in Atlanta, a courtship began and eventually marriage. The pair made their home on the Sewell's family plantation near Roscoe, Georgia. Her dream of a storybook garden as a setting for a theatrical training center came true, painstakingly nurtured over the course of some 15 years. Those exciting years brought many professional and world-renowned groups to the gardens, such as Minnie Pearl and Walt Disney. For nearly half a century the gardens were forgotten and buried beneath a blanket of vines and kudzu. Restoration of this memorable site began in the summer of 2000 when the property was purchased by Jennifer Bigham. Dunaway Gardens is now described as one of the south's largest natural rock and floral gardens. There are spring-fed pools, stone waterfalls and extensive hand-laid rock paths, walls, and staircases throughout the approximately twenty-five-acre tract.

Lunch to follow at The Hill Restaurant at Saranbe.