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Concerts in the Garden returns to one of Atlanta’s most popular outdoor music venues this summer for its 10th annual season. This year’s stellar lineup features eight great acts performed on the Great Lawn


Concerts in the Garden Returns for 10th Year


Concerts in the Garden returns to one of Atlanta’s most popular outdoor music venues this summer for its 10th annual season. This year’s stellar lineup features eight great acts performed on the Great Lawn


Native Plant Sale

Native plant

The Georgia Native Plant Botanical Garden will continue their Friday and Saturday Spring Native Plant Sales on May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 25 from 10 am-2 pm. Available for the Spring Native Plant Sales are many varieties of Native azaleas; a wide selection of Spring ephemerals, a great assortment of Native trees and shrubs and lots of perennial bedding plants. A very special offering is a variety of mature Trillium. And there are many choices of ferns now ready for sale. Purchases can be made by cash or personal check only.


“Poison” Ivy

Poison Ivy

No, we are not referring to the noxious, tri-leafed skin irritant that is the bane of campers. The ivy in question is not chemically poisonous. Yet in certain circumstances, it can be far more insidious than its caustic cousin. English ivy (Hedera Helix) is a staple in many metro Atlanta landscapes. It is cheap, spreads quickly, has pretty leaves, stays green all winter and thrives in poor soil as well as shade. As such, it is valued as a groundcover where grass won’t grow and as erosion control on slopes. Many also use English ivy as an accent in container plantings.


Spring Garden Tour


he DeKalb Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, April 28, 9 am – 5 pm. Three private gardens of DMGA members will be opened to the public. Located in the Brookhaven, Druid Hills, and Dunwoody communities of metro-Atlanta, the three gardens will demonstrate the diversity of gardening styles and opportunities in DeKalb County. More than 100 plants have been dug from each respective garden and will be available for sale onsite. Visitors will have an opportunity to visualize how these plants might be best utilized in a garden setting.


Gigantic Azalea and Rhododendron Plant Sale

Plant Sale

The Azalea Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will be holding its Annual Plant Sale at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church in their parking lot at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Fairoaks Road on Saturday, April 2. The Church is located at 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur 30033.


Herb Gardening in a Kit

Herb Kit

The Growers Exchange is introducing the Culinary Herb Garden Kit, their most convenient herb kit to date, to let people choose their favorite flavors based on their cuisine preference. To make herb gardening even more full of life, twenty percent of proceeds from each Culinary Herb Garden Kit supports Plant A Row For The Hungry, a nonprofit organization that shares locally homegrown food with American families in need.


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


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


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…

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