Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

UGA - Gilmer County Extension

706-635-4426

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Master Gardener Hour @ The Dig April 14, 2020 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA
  • Master Gardener Hour @ The Dig April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am – 10:00 am Gilmer County Library, 268 Calvin Jackson Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, USA
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2/19 – WEDNESDAY – Establishing a Pollinator Garden (RESCHEDULED FROM 2/6)

Gilmer County Library, 2/19/20, 6PM
Life-long Ellijay resident Karen Hyde will be sharing her knowledge about plants for pollinators that do well in our area.
We’ll have light refreshments and LOTS of seed packets to take home.

Pollinator Program Cancelled

The Wildflowers for Pollinators event at the Gilmer County Library tonight 2/6/20, has been CANCELLED due to hazardous road conditions and flooding. Be safe out there.

Establishing A Pollinator Garden

Feb. 6, 2020 – Here are some links that you may find valuable related to the Library Program being provided this evening!

Butterfly

Native plants of Georgia: Bulletin 987- 3

https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%20987-3_4.PDF

Monarch Watch

https://www.monarchwatch.org/garden/plant-list-monarchwatch.pdf

Georgia Native Plant Initiative (includes local resources for seeds and plants)

Tray Gardening

Tray Gardening Make & Take

Last Saturday we had a very successful Make and Take program.  The program was led by Julie Keller and Cindy Tesar.  Our educational component was “Health Benefits of Plants and Gardening”.  Now that the outdoor gardens have been put to rest, we created Tray Gardens.


Christmas Market 2019

The Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will host the 2nd Annual Christmas Market.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm

If you have any questions, please email us at, ellijayfarmersmarketgc@gmail.com

or call/text Margaret at 706-273-9163.

 

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Meet Our New Extension Agent, Ashley Hoppers

Check your milkweed plants!

Monarch butterflies are 100% dependant upon milkweed to support their young. They feed and breed in Georgia on the northbound migration as well as the return trip to Mexico in the fall.  You can find the caterpillars on the underside of the milkweed leaves. Look closely as some may still be very small and hard to see.

Fierce Looking caterpillars!!

You can catch a glimpse of the Gulf Fritillary caterpillars in the native plant bed now.  They look fierce but will not hurt you.  They eat Passionflower foliage exclusively. IMG_3580.jpeg

Register Now for Fall Programs!

Registration is now open for our Fall Make and Take Programs. Space is limited for each program and they do fill up!  Click Here for Registration Forms.

September 14, Carol Harris will show you how to create Rustic Hypertufa pots for your garden.  October 12, Back by popular demand, Pumpkin Decorating.  November 9, New this year, Tray Gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

GMGA Grant for the D.I.G.

Brooke Nations, District NE1 Director for the Georgia Master Gardener Association, presented Gilmer County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers with a Grant of $150 to add Signage at our demonstration garden, the D.I.G. (Discover, Inspire & Grow).DIG Grant.jpeg

From left to right: Patty Stanfield, Wendy Widmann, Brooke Nations, Julie Keller, Karen Hyde, Deborah Ashley and Barbara Gelman (front).

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