Grateful Deadheaders Gardening Club


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Autumn Hill

Grateful Deadheaders

 A Gardening Club Sponsored by

Autumn Hill Nursery

  Mission: To share gardening knowledge and build relationships in a creative and fun environment while offering community service by building and maintaining a garden bed in a public location. Who: Anyone that loves to garden or wants to learn more about gardening! What: Autumn Hill Grateful Deadheaders is a gardening club established by Autumn Hill Nursery to have some fun sharing the love of gardening. When: The club will meet every third (3rd) Tuesday at 7pm.                   Where: The current meeting place each month will be the Hickory Flat location from March to October. We meet at the Patterson dental office November to February. (subject to change). Why Join: Benefits of membership: - Be a Cool Cat! - Talk in depth with other gardening addicts! - Make new friends - Enjoy delicious dessert! - Learn valuable gardening tips & new methods - Receive members only e newsletter with more in depth gardening tips & info (6 a year) - Involvement in Community Service Project – giving back to your community - First shot at select new items & plant varieties (3-4 times a year) - Three field trip outings a Year to visit public gardens or venues of interest to gardeners - Only $20 a year to join, $35 for couples club-photo Come visit and bring a friend! Note: To receive Grateful Deadheaders E News & Information you must join the club as a member. You can join the club by attending a meeting and completing our membership form.    Below is the lineup of programs at the meetings for 2017 Grateful Deadheaders 2017 Speaker Schedule January 17   - Birds that Overwinter Here & how to attract    presented by Lauren Orem February 21 – Travel to Garden Destinations around the world  presented by Susan Ward of Ward Travel March 21 – Public Parks & What goes into planning & building them presented by Liz Cole April 18 – How to Plan & Plant a Cut Flower Garden   presented by Susan Wright May 16 – Soil, Amendments & Composting    presented by Eric Hill  June 20 – Flower Arranging  presented by Brenda’s House of Flowers July 18 – Garden Tools, Best Uses & Maintenance  Presented by Horizons August 15 – Herb Gardens   presented by Susan Franklin September 19 –  Watering Know How – when, how much, how often, winter vs. summer presented by Josh Fuder, Cherokee County Extension Agent October 18 – Health & Healing Benefits of Flowers by Susan Wright November 21 – Decorating with fresh greens for the holidays         presented by AH staff member December -   Holiday Party   no speaker    date TBD   The line up of field trips for 2017 are as follows: Grateful Deadheaders Field Trip Outings 2017 May 6, 2017, Saturday - Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden – Hiawassee, GA We are scheduled for an 11 am guided tour of the gardens. They are located inside the North Georgia Fairgrounds right off of Hwy 515.  This will be peak Rhododendron bloom season and they have a lot of other plants as well, over 1100. They have mulched trails so wear appropriate shoes and they suggested bringing a light jacket as they are on the lake and it can get suddenly cool.  There is a $5 per person fee for the tour. June 10, 2017, Saturday – Red Oak Lavender Farm – Lavender Festival – Dahlonega, GA They hold their lavender festival this day with music, food, activities and all the lavender is in bloom! No fee to attend. They will offer tours throughout the day. We will plan to arrive at 11am. September 9, 2017, Saturday - Gainesville Botanical Gardens – Gainesville, GA We will plan to arrive at 11am. They don’t offer tours on Saturdays, but they have a good walking map to guide you to all the areas of interest. $8 per person entrance fee. October 21, 2017, Saturday - Maple Ridge Nursery – Decatur, GA They specialize in Japanese Maples and Conifers. They offer a garden tour of the property at no charge. We are scheduled to arrive at 10:30 for our tour. Anyone is welcome to join us. Just email to let us know you will attend so we can be looking for you. We typically car pool from the nursery.