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Native Plants: Their Role in Your Landscape

Native Plants

Diane Minick, an educator for 30 years in the biological and environmental sciences and currently owner/manager of Stormwater Landscapes, will present a program on “Native Plants: Their Role in Your Landscape” at the March meeting of the Mountain Shadow Garden Club. Stormwater Landscapes specializes in landscape-based stormwater solutions, including unique erosion control methods, that using native plants and working with the stormwater rather than against it will minimize erosion and allow rain, both heavy and light, to be a blessing not a curse for a garden.

 

One Writer’s Garden

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The Cherokee Garden Library will present “One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place,” a lecture by Susan Haltom, Preservation and Maintenance Coordinator of the Eudora Welty Garden in Jackson, MS, on Wednesday, February 22, 7 p.m. “One Writer’s Garden” tells the story of one of the South’s greatest writers and her deep ties to the natural world through her garden and the development of American gardening and the trends in early 20th century American life.

 

Five Pruning Tips

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Every few years, remove a third of the branches. Pruning shrubs helps produce new and healthier growth plus keeps them at a manageable size. Here are Five Pruning Tips to help you…

 

2012 Home Garden Training Series

Garden Training

On Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m., DeKalb Extension Service kicks off its 2012 Home Garden Training Series at the Extension Training Center, 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur. The evening’s topic is Basics of Home Landscape Design. Instructors are Lynwood Blackmon and Sarah Brodd of the Extension Horticulture staff. Whether it’s time to do a new landscape or revive an old one, you need to make a plan.

 

Create a Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat

Karen Lindauer, an avid gardener and active member of the Georgia Native Plant Society, will present a program on “Creating Habitat Using Native Plants” to the Mountain Shadow Garden Club at their January meeting. Following early retirement from the CDC, Karen and her husband moved from the Morningside area in Atlanta to Tucker, where they purchased a house on a nearly 2-acre property.

 
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