August 2015 Monthly Meeting

Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association’s August meeting featured Sheri Dorn, an, Extension Horticulturist and State Master Gardener Coordinator at the University of Georgia in Griffin.  She has served as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Roanoke, VA and managed a family retail nursery and landscaping business with her husband.

Sheri chose “Color in the Garden” for her topic last night showing over 100 pictures to demonstrate sources of color for our gardens.  She highlighted bloom, foliage, and bark with a plant list illustrating her suggestions and also presented the plants by seasonal colors.  Our members enjoyed the talk and obtained many ideas.

President Carole Teja giving announcements & updates to a good turn out on a stormy evening

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July 2015 Monthly Meeting

Connie Cunningham joined us to talk about “Deer and My Successful Garden” at our GCMGA meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015.   She shared a comprehensive list of plants deer love as well as plants they avoid: annuals, perennials as well as shrubs and trees.  Her PowerPoint presentation of these plants was very informative and many deer questions were answered.

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The hospitality committee had lovely & fun centerpiece for our "Summer Picnic" theme.

June 2015 Monthly Meeting

Our June 15th meeting featured Karan Rawlins, the Invasive Species Coordinator for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia in Tifton.   Karan covered the entire range of invasives – not only plants, but animals.  Who knew feral hogs were not native to the United States?  She also shared information about First Detectors, a project that will offer tools and training to enable Master Gardeners ways to identify and report invasive species infestations.   Karen is a great speaker and those who attended enjoyed the program.

Karan Rawlins - June meeting speaker

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May 2015 Monthly Meeting

Our speaker for the May 18, 2015 meeting of the Gwinnett County Master Gardener Association was Vince Dooley.  Vince was the head football coach for the University of Georgia for 25 years.  Vince has many interests; now a Master Gardener, Coach Dooley approaches gardening with the same commitment and energy he once devoted to football.

His topic for the evening was “I Love Gardening” and he shared his gardening background, many pertinent stories as well as some beautiful pictures of his home garden.  What a knowledgeable man!  His talk was enjoyed by all in attendance.

Vince Dooley book signing

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