Monday, March 9, 2015

At Callaway Gardens in Georgia

I am far from a gardener, but I try. And I visit Callaway Gardens, located in a pine forest south of Atlanta, at least every other year. The lovely gardens have some educational programs for the beginning gardener as well as the advance horticulturist.
I took a look at their website and found these two programs in March. We've had a horrid winter here in Georgia -- snow, rain, cold. What, you say, sounds like winter. Yes, but in the South it was a record-breaker in a lot of areas.
Nothing like songbirds in a garden and there are ways of attracting them. I have learned that bluebirds will not choose your carefully crafted house if they see a way for a predator, like an egg-sucking snake, to invade the nest.
Pine baskets are fun to make and are soooo Georgia.
Here's a handy link and a phone number to reserve your place.
The price is per person.
From the westsite:
$17.00 - $20.00
March 14, 2015, 10 a.m.-Noon

Encourage your favorite feathered friends to your backyard!  Learn how to attract year-round and migratory birds to your home landscape by using “homemade” bird feed, planting native plant species that provide cover and food.  Tour Callaway Gardens’ Certified Backyard Habitat to learn how to identify common, local backyard birds. Materials are provided; bring your own binoculars.

First, you go into the forest ... ;-D
$58.50 - $65.00
March 21, 2015, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

You’ll make a basket using pine needles and coil basketry techniques.  This beginner class covers the basic skills needed to make the basket.  Complete the class with a basket reflecting personal taste and design.  Lunch is not included in the workshop, but participants may bring a lunch or pick up something from the Discovery CafĂ©.  All supplies are included.

Happy Gardening!

This is not an ad, nor was the post solicited by Callaway Gardens.