Friends of Lost Corner is pleased to host The North Fulton Master Gardeners’ Lecture Series at the Lost Corner Cottage . The North Fulton Master Gardeners and the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County conduct these classes for Sandy Springs homeowners on selected Monday evenings. Each class emphasizes practical activities at the time of year that is best suited for that activity so you can enjoy your property with reasonable effort and cost. Lost Corner is located at 7300 Brandon Mill Road at the Riverside Dr./Dalrymple Rd intersection. Donations gratefully accepted to support Friends of Lost Corner programs and projects at Lost Corner Preserve. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL OF THE CLASS OFFERINGS.
Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses
Monday, February 17th 7:00-8:30pm
Homeowners will soon begin pruning and fertilizing roses and shrubs to be prepared for our summer heat and possible lack of rain. If plants have grown too large for their location, they may need to be pruned at the right time and done the right way. This class will cover the when, where and how and provide a hands-on demonstration how to prune. And, it will provide a review of mulching, weed control, watering, fertilizing, and pest control for spring and summer.
February is the ideal time to plan to treat your lawn turf - before weeds germinate. Beautiful, healthy lawns require more than simply mowing and fertilizing. Cool-season and warm-season grasses require similar activities, but at different times, to be effective. This class will cover how cool and warm-season grasses differ and what they require, soil testing, fertilizing, weed control, aerating and watering. Even if someone else takes care of your lawn, this seminar will enable you to work with your lawn service more effectively.
Good Soil and Composting Monday, March 9th 7:00 to 8:30 pm
This class is the foundation for our Spring classes on growing and maintaining vegetables, perennials, shrubs and roses. It provides an understanding of the science of soil and how to improve your soil emphasizing sustainable methods. It will cover the use of compost and mulch to improve and protect your soil. It includes a presentation on the benefits of worm composting and demonstration how to do it.
Hydrangeas are one of the most popular shrubs in North Fulton where they flourish in many landscapes blooming in shades of blue, purple, pink and white. This class will cover how to select the right ones for your landscape, how to plant them and how to maintain them. There will be a hands-on demonstration how to prune them to optimize blooming.
Get a jump on summer vegetable gardening. Whether you are new to growing vegetables or are interested in learning how to increase your garden’s bounty, this class is for you. It will cover planning your garden, sustainable (organic) garden practices, spring vegetables, herbs, as well as, mulching, weed control, fertilizing and pest control. Learn from a lifelong gardener.
Learn the secrets of creating enchanting fragrances in your garden to add a new dimension to it. This class identifies fragrant plants for each season. Learn about fragrant container plants as well as annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, roses and trees. Fragrances attract pollinators, too.
Container Gardening for Gardens, Patios and Apartment Decks
Monday, April 6th 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Containers with plants contribute additional color, form, texture and variety to our gardens, patios, and apartment decks. With seasonal changes, they can also be used throughout the year. This class will cover types of plants to consider, choosing containers, soil requirements, selecting and arranging plants and regular care. If you have never had a patio or deck garden, now is an opportunity to learn how.
Perennials add year-after-year color and form to your gardens, whether you have sun, shade or a mixture of both. This class will cover getting started, selecting perennials and easily grown varieties good pollinator plants. Learn tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come including soil preparation, planting and dividing, mulching, watering, fertilizing and weed control. The class will show perennials you may like to consider and some invasive ones you may want to avoid.