Published on 02/25/10

So. Appalachian landscape seminar set

Gardening with Heat and Soil, a Southern Appalachian landscape seminar, has been set for Saturday, April 24, at the First United Methodist Church of Union County in Blairsville, Ga.

Sponsored by the Blairsville Garden Club, the seminar will be presented in cooperation with the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center and the Union County office of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The program will include a presentation by Nancy Beckemeyer and Dottie Meyers, known as the “Divas of Design.” Ina Warren will present a talk on Monarch butterflies and Rita Randolph will introduce participants to container design.

A panel of gardening experts will be on hand to answer participant questions throughout the day. A plant sale will also be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and raffle and door prizes will be awarded.

The $30 registration fee includes the seminar, breaks and lunch. Registrations must be received by April 19. Checks should be made payable to the Blairsville Garden Club and mailed to 195 Georgia Mountain Experiment Station Road, Blairsville, Ga., 30512-9719.

For more information, contact Lou Ann Bleakley at (706) 745-7033.