Connect to Protect
It is no secret that pollinators and native plant biodiversity are in trouble. This is a call to action. We can no longer
leave conservation up to those who are professionally trained in botany, ecology, or restoration. Each of us has an
opportunity to create ecologically rich gardens at our homes, places of worship, and greenspaces.
Learn how the State
Botanical Garden is facilitating biodiversity through Connect to Protect gardens throughout the state.
Led by Lauren Muller, Conservation Outreach Coordinator at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Through her work,
Lauren aims to ignite a passion for native plants and conservation in her fellow Georgians. Through invasive plant
removal, pollinator gardens, and learning to grow native plants, we can all do our part to conserve the incredible
biodiversity found in Georgia. Lauren is eager to share some simple ways to support and connect to nature in our own
backyards. Indoor presentation followed by a brief tour of the garden. $10 Register by Aug 14. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask the Horticulturist Seminar Series:
Ask the Horticulturist Seminar Series: Casual Horticulture for the Inquiring Plants-person
Gatherings for the dissemination and provocation of horticultural interest. Usually, an assessment of a plant family will
be followed by an idea-laden discussion of a Gardening Topic. Come with plenty of questions. French Horn concertos
available by request. Led by UGA Horticulture graduate and SNCA volunteer, Jake Blaydes.
No charge, no registration. Location will be confirmed prior to each session on the weekly e-update.
Get acquainted with the heavyweights of Georgia landscape horticulture as we go over commonly used ornamentals
and what situations to use them in. The Ericaceae will be expounded upon.
Join me as I try to cram as much info about carnivorous plants (CPs) and their culture into a 60-minute session and
warn you against the dangers of compulsive social media CP purchases, ending with a shameless plug for the CPs
I'm trying to sell. Coverage will include Mexican Pinguiculas, Tropical sundews, Nepenthes, Sarracenia, Venus fly
traps, and more.
Been procrastinating on your Summer pruning? Good, let's take the opportunity to make sure you do it right. Get in a
mindset that will make you cut back your spring flowering woodies, discipline your fruit trees, and deadhead all manner
of flower makers. Discussion of the Asteraceae included. Bring a pair of pruners to practice with.
Rampantly taxonomize any plant with identifiable characteristics
present including trees, shrubs, grasses, forbs, and ferns.
Just kidding, but I'm trying to emotionally prepare you for it. Learn about cover crops, fall tillage, and other options for
wrapping up the growing season so you can hunker down for winter with a healthy garden. To pick things up, we can
also go over Fall planting. The truths of the Lamiaceae will be made available.
A seminar for people who didn't think they'd get this far and/or that want to learn how to make kimchi. We will also
discuss how long different winter squash lasts (hope you picked a good one to grow), fruit and flower preservation,
and storage. The consequences of the Cucurbitaceae will be particularly exposed.
Come to this seminar if you want bold takes on the most controversial topics in all of plant topic-dom. Heirlooms,
GMO's, and overly editorialized seed-saving tips, all will have things said about them in a generally tactless manner.
Plant breeding and the notion of "plant improvement" will be pointlessly deconstructed for vanity's sake, but there will
be enough practical information to make it worth sitting through. Also Brassicaceae.
Defy the will of Nature by spitefully growing frost sensitive plants in your home. All manner of interior scaping
organisms will be presented, from easy to hard cultivation difficulty. Particulars about fertility, pests, and watering
along with an appreciation for oaks, hickories, and walnuts, will be presented.
Learn from past mistakes by getting on top of your winter pruning. Fortify your fingers for the trimming you will deliver to
Spring-flowering woodies, structurally unadjusted fruit trees shrubs vines canes, and more. The Rosaceae will be