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.
Create a Fall Vegetable Garden COMPLETED
Monday, August 26th 7:00-8:30pm
Our extended growing season allows us to take advantage of three seasons of vegetables. If you already have a garden, you can extend its productivity through Fall and Winter. If you are just beginning, you can learn how to get started without working in the heat of the Summer. Autumn's mild temperatures create perfect growing conditions for cool-season crops, sustainable gardening techniques, direct seeding and transplanting, frost protection, and preparing the garden for Winter.
To have a beautiful lawn next year, you need to start now, in the fall. Early fall is the only effective time of year to reseed or plant cool-season grass (tall fescue). If you have a warm-season grass (e.g. Bermuda, Zoysia), you need to take steps to prevent winter weed grasses from taking over. This class will cover warm-season vs cool-season grasses, importance of soil testing and adjusting pH, and fall/winter activities for each type of grass (fertilizing, watering and weed prevention). Learn the Top Ten Lawn Care Mistakes.
Gardening in the Shade COMPLETED Monday, September 23rd 7:00 to 8:30 pm
As your trees mature, you may find more of your property is shaded and some of your plants and lawn may not be doing as well. This class will explain the different types of shade (partial, full and dry) and how to successfully work with each. We will then discuss the various types of trees, shrubs, perennials and ground covers you should consider.
Compost consists of partially decomposed organic matter that is essential for healthy soil but is normally missing in our red clay. Learn how you can create your own compost from commonly available materials. This class will cover the major steps involved, required ingredients, hot vs cold composting, various methods you can use and additional considerations. And, learn about Vermiculture compost.
Early spring-flowering bulbs add color and interest after the long winter. November and December are the best times to plant daffodils in Georgia. We will discuss bed preparation, the importance of drainage, planting and maintenance. While we will concentrate on daffodils, we will also cover other bulbs that should be planted in spring and summer for additional interest.
Fall in Georgia - The Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs COMPLETED
Monday, October 28th 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
While many of us get energized to improve our yards and gardens in the spring, fall is the best time in Georgia to plant shrubs and trees. Most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter. This class will cover planting trees, preparing soil for ornamentals, selecting shrubs for desired location, planting/moving shrubs, and mulching, watering and fertilizing.
Gardens of the North Fulton Master Gardeners: Finding Gardening Inspiration Through Shared Ideas COMPLETED
Monday, November 4th 7:00 to 8:00 pm
This class showcases North Fulton Master Gardeners’ gardens providing gardeners with ideas and inspiration that they can bring to their own home garden. The class is not a detailed “how-to” but an overview of the possible. The class will demonstrate that gardening is as varied as your individual creativity and the fun is in the discovery, the failures and the success.