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The Education Committee of the Hamilton County Master Gardeners offers a series of public classes on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. All classes will be held at the AG center on Bonny Oaks Drive and are free unless otherwise noted.

 
April 15, “Trees and Bushes” Presented by Lisa Lemza
Last year Lisa shared her presentation on trees and bushes but one vital element was missing. The projector broke and we were unable to see her wonderful and informative slides which enhance her vast knowledge of the subject. The class was requested again in all its components so here it is.
Lisa has had a varied career helping mankind, first she is retired vet, second she is in charge of the community gardens at her church, Grace Episcopal on Brainerd Road, as well as their beautiful butterfly gardens, thirdly she is a fifteen year member of the Master Gardeners where she has held many responsibilities among which she has been an avid speaker on many environment issues. Her common sense approach to trees and bushes in your landscape is a most valuable class.

Advance registration is preferred. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 
May 20, “Herbs” Presented by Ivana Patterson
Herbs are often a mystery plant. We hear about them, sometimes we use them in our cooking, they are a big part of medicine and are known to help the environment, but what are they actually? How do you grow them? Why would you grow them? How do you harvest and use them? Herbs go back to ancient times even to biblical times. They are among our oldest and most valuable plants and a must for a healthy garden. Easy to grow and easy to care for, many of these little plants also have a pleasant fragrance.

Ivana has been growing herbs most of her life. She is the owner and operator of a lavender farm in Lafayette, GA and the current President of the North Ga Master Gardeners and past member of MGHC since 2001. Ivana has so much to share about these wonderful plants that you will want in your garden. You will be surprised that many of the “weeds” in your yard are not weeds at all but instead are beneficial herbs worthy of cultivating.

Advance registration is preferred. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 
June 17, “Daylilies For a Day” Presented by George Gannaway
Daylilies are among our most valued plants. Their beautiful pinnacle shaped blooms welcome hummingbirds to their most colorful flowers. Each flower blooms for only one day but for that day it is spectacular. Plants are easy to grow, a multitude of variations and can be as little as free on the roadside to $500 plant depending on the cultivator.

George grew up with the daylilies all around his childhood home. As an adult, the love of this flower continues to hold a special place in his heart and many places in his yard. You can never have just one is a quote we associate with a particular potato chip, but it is the only term fitting the show this plant can put on.

George is an avid golfer and gardener especially after he and his wife, Ginny, joined the Master Gardeners four years ago. He often shares his love and appreciation for the daylily with other gardening enthusiast. This class will be informative and full of surprises as you study the daylily with George.

Advance registration is preferred. To register for this class click here to send mail to the MGHC Education Committee. Please include your name, email address and phone number in the email.
 
 
The AG Center is located just off of Bonny Oaks Drive at 6183 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga