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Upcoming Meetings

Learn Something New

 

September Meeting

September 8th @ 9:30
N. Shallowford Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Road

Why Native Plants Are Important in Our Landscapes by Barbara Dorfman

Barbara is a landscape consultant. Her specialties are teaching homeowners and garden clubs how to handle their overgrown landscapes and eliminate exotic invasive plants. She is an active member of the Georgia Native Plant Society, which has sponsored several of her pruning seminars, and is passionate about promoting the use of native plants in home landscape.  Barbara will draw from Doug Tallamy's "Bringing Nature Home" to explain why homeowners have a crucial role to play in the survival of native birds, butterflies and other threatened wildlife. Her presentation will include photos of native plants to illustrate how to use them in a home landscape.

October Meeting

October 13th @ 9:30
Location TBD

Native Plants by Robyn Fletcher

The Gardens of the Blue Ridge is a family owned business operating as North Carolina’s oldest licensed nursery since 1892.  The nursery remains in the family today with Robyn Fletcher, great grandson of the founder.  Their Christmas tradition is providing Christmas garlands, arrangements, and bundles of favorite greenery, as well as greenery for weddings throughout the year.  Robyn has worked for the business for 30 years. His PowerPoint presentation will be about native plants.  He will include pictures of some of his best-selling wildflowers and where to plant them in the garden.  He will also discuss which ones are good pollinators, as well as ones with medicinal properties.  Robyn will be bringing some plants for purchase.

November Meeting

November 10th @ 9:30
N. Shallowford Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Road

State of the Chattahoochee River by Jason Ulseth


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Jason Ulseth, is a Georgia native who grew up fishing and boating on the Chattahoochee River. During his childhood, he developed a love and passion for the river and our natural environment. In further pursuit of this passion, he attended the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health in 2003. He then went on to work for nearly 5 years for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  Jason will discuss the work of a Riverkeeper and current issues facing the Chattahoochee including Water Wars, water pollution and more.

January Meeting

January 12th @ 9:30
N. Shallowford Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Road

Wildlife in Winter by Rose Guerra

Rose is a Naturalist/Environmental educator.  She leads environmental education programs around Atlanta. Rose currently contracts with several environmental organizations, including Atlanta Audubon Society, Dunwoody Nature Center, Blue Heron Nature Preserve, City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks and Chattahoochee Nature Center.  Rose is a New Orleans native who moved to the Atlanta area in 1988 with a freshly-minted computer science degree, but her true passion has always been nature and wildlife.  Rose’s wildlife/education experience includes animal rehabilitation, performing in Zoo Atlanta’s free-flighted bird show, and leading many bird walks, field trips, canoe trips, scout programs, and lectures. How do tiny birds survive an ice storm?  Do any local animals hibernate?  What happens to our butterflies and other insects?  How can you make your yard a winter haven?  Learn the answers to these questions and about some of the amazing adaptations that allow our local wildlife to survive our Georgia winters.

March Meeting

March 9th @ 9:30
N. Shallowford Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Road

All Things Hydrangeas

Jennifer is a horticulturist who specializes in small scale design work, garden writing and garden coaching. She has been a board member of the American Hydrangea Society for several years and is the current newsletter editor. Previously, she worked at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Atlanta History Museum as a horticulturist. She has also worked as a private estate gardener. She is a certified plant nut and possible plant hoarder. Hydrangeas are among her many favorites! She gardens at home in Dunwoody, Georgia (7B) with her husband, three daughters, dog, cat and small flock of chickens.  Her presentation will take a look into some of the other species of the genus Hydrangea, tips on how to plant and care for your Hydrangeas and ideas for companion planting with these versatile shrubs.
Websiste: Jenniferpetritz@wakerobin.garden

April Meeting

April 13th
Locations TBD

Member Garden Tour

A tour of some members' gardens begins the day.  How interesting and rewarding to see the attention and care someone has given to special places?  Flowers, shade plants, water features, yard art, bird attractions, miniatures and giants!  Each garden is as unique as it's devoted caretaker.  And then, the plant swap.  This is a time to enjoy sharing one's bounty and also to admire and appreciate what others have brought.  At the final garden, refreshments will be offered.  It is a delightful day and a very popular event among our members.

May Meeting

May 11th @ 9:30
N. Shallowford Annex - 4470 N. Shallowford Road

I Do Not Care for Roses, but I Have a Lot of Them in My Garden by Chris Woods

Chris is a consulting rosarian, a strong contender in the horticulture and arrangements contests at local, regional and national rose shows and a very lazy gardener. He has been growing great roses for about 50 years, but does not like pruning, spraying, fertilizing, watering, etc. So how? Because roses are far easier than most flowering shrubs to grow, if you know how.

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Past Meetings

Looking Back

 

May 2021 Meeting
Annual Luncheon

Wednesday, May 12th

The Dunwoody Garden Club May Luncheon was held at Vintage Pizzeria.  Kudos to Betty and her team for putting on a fantastic party!  Not only did we take home garden gloves and a special DGC stenciled candle holder, but most of us also took home our leftovers from the abundant lunch along with a big "Nothing Bundt Cake" for dessert. In addition, some lucky door prize winners took home lovely centerpiece plants.  Congratulations to Allison for being awarded Member of the Year; so well-deserved after this past year!

April 2021 Meeting
Member Garden Tour

Wednesday, April 14th

A great time was had by all!  It was so much fun to be ‘normal’ again, to socialize and to see some spectacular gardens.  Everyone worked very hard sprucing up their gardens.  It was a great incentive to ‘get 'er done’.  Everyone went home with new plants from the plant exchange and what was supposed to be a light lunch turned out to be an elegant luncheon!

March 2021 Meeting
Camellias

Wednesday, March 10th

John Scarpucci from the North Georgia Camellia Society gave his presentation on the history of the camellias, types, as well as planting and caring for them.