Published on 05/05/11

Landscape professionals workshop set at UGA

A University of Georgia workshop - Between the Flowers and the Gardeners - set for June 15 in Athens, Ga., will help professional landscapers better serve home gardeners. It will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Athens Trial Gardens on the UGA campus.

Taught by professors from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the workshop will cover ways to provide clients with the highest quality plant material, how to grow specific plants like salvia and petunia, which plants should be partnered in the landscape and how to maintain healthy, beautiful color in the landscape. Other topics include integrated pest management, insect scouting and employee safety.

The workshop will also feature a roundtable discussion between university and landscape industry experts.

Sponsored by UGA Cooperative Extension, the UGA Department of Horticulture and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture, the workshop costs $30. Registration can be mailed in check form to UGA CAES Athens Conference Office, 202 Hoke Smith Building, Athens, Ga., 30602. Or, register with a credit card online at

For more information on the workshop, call (706) 583-0347.