Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Classes at Andy’s through March

The Feb. 7 session of Andy’s Garden Club, at 9:30 a.m., is a “Native Plants and Wildlife” program presented by Kathryn Gable, Past President of the Georgia Native Plant Society. A special slide presentation is also prepared for your enjoyment. Come and enjoy sharing the gardening experience with others. The program is open to everyone. 

A class on “To Prune Or Not To Prune — Pruning Basics” is set for Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. This hands-on class, taught by Judi Kubitz, covers the how, why, where and when of this important gardening chore, which is critical to the health and well being of trees, shrubs, perennials and many other types of plants. You will learn about what equipment to use, techniques to use in pruning, how to determine what plants need pruning and when it needs to happen. Bring your pruning shears or buy a pair at the class.

Andy’s Garden Club returns March 6 at 9:30 a.m. for “Garden Basics.” Learn about the difference between soil and dirt, how to select and use the fertilizers you will need in the garden, and about the use of mulch, watering, selection and planting, overall care and maintenance of most plants. This is an important program for the person new to the area and for those who want to learn more about being successful in the garden.

A special seminar, “All About Perennials,” is hosted by Andy’s Garden Club March 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. Whether your garden is big or small, this program will offer ideas to help you make the spaces in your garden special. This seminar will offer you everything you need to create the perennial garden of your dreams. We will take you from planning to planting to create sustained interest, drama and beauty in the garden. The program will cover the basics of planting and the introduction to plants that will create beauty in your garden through the four seasons. Program will include hands on workshops teaching dividing perennials, working with the soil and other topics where you will be involved. More information will be forthcoming concerning instructors, etc. The fee is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, phone Andy’s at 770-461-6089.

A Spring Festival Kickoff class on “How To Grow Beautiful Roses” is March 27 at 11 a.m., presented by Maxine and Steve Hunnicutt, consulting rosarians and Past President of the South Metro Rose Society. These folks grow award-winning roses and they will come prepared to teach you about growing the many varieties of roses, planting bare root and container grown plants. Learn how the pros select roses, planting and maintenance of roses for your garden. You will learn about soil preparation, lighting needs, fertilizers, watering, spraying for insects and diseases and about the pruning needed to get the best growth and form out of your roses. Steve is an expert on the miniature rose and he will cover how to grow these little beauties. Growing roses can and should be a fun and rewarding experience.

All of these program are at the Fayetteville location of Andy’s Nursery, 1807 N. Ga. Highway 85. For more information, phone 770-461-6089.

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