We had to cancel the meeting for Monday, February 16th at Bethesda Senior Center due to inclement weather. We hope to be able to schedule Gary Peiffer at a future date. We will learn there is a native tree that will perform excellently in every corner of your property. When you plant a tree you are making a huge property investment. The right tree (or shrub), in the right place will anchor your home for 20 and perhaps 100 years. Gary Peiffer, the current DeKalb County Extension Agent with an extensive background in forestry practices and a certified arborist, will identify the good and the poor characteristics of some trees native to Georgia. He will make some recommendations and provide us with quite a few pointers on proper tree care.
Did you know that Terrarium Gardening has been popular for nearly 200 years? Our Monday, January 19th meeting featured a wonderful terrarium presentation by Emily Robinson. In addition to sharing the history of terrarium gardening, she brought us good advice on selecting suitable containers and plant material and gave tips for how best to create and maintain a healthy eco-system in a new terrarium. Emily also did a hands-on demonstration by building a new terrarium and graciously answered numerous questions from our members.
Enjoy a pictures from our meeting.
The November meeting does not have a speaker and is our holiday get-together for members and their guests. There is no meeting in December for GCMGA.
Our October 20, 2014 GCMGA meeting featured Dr. Stephen Garton to our members and guests. Dr. Garton retired this year as the Extension Office Agent from Forsyth County.
A knowledgable speaker growing lotus for over 20 years, he spoke explained the difference between a lotus and water lilies. It was an entertaining program and extremely informative, giving us all ideas about having our own water gardens.