The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, continue their 2019 series of free monthly gardening classes open to the public. The topic will be “All About Camellias,” presented by Master Gardener Lee Anderson on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m
MGHC classes take place in the ground floor meeting room at the UT Extension, Agricultural Service Center, 6183 Adamson Cir., off Bonny Oaks Drive. For additional information and to register for the class, visit http://mghc.org/education-committee-classes/.
Mr. Anderson said, "Queen of the winter garden, Camellias are versatile evergreen shrubs or small trees valued for their exquisite flowers, lustrous foliage and attractive compact form. Blooming from fall to spring, when the rest of the garden is dormant, one or two Camellias around your home will provide splashes of color from October through May. Camellias can be grown as a single spectacular specimen, planted in rows to form a loose hedge, or trained to cover fences and low walls. After years of growing these beautiful plants in my own garden, I am happy to share what I have learned about selecting the right variety for our area and techniques for growing them successfully so others can enhance their home landscapes as well.”
Celebrating 25 years of education and service in 2019, the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County is a non-profit, educational, volunteer organization that plays a role in the civic life of Chattanooga and the surrounding area. MGHC sponsors annual events open to the public including: “Master Your Garden” Garden Expo, Spring Garden Tour, Hamilton County Fair Exhibit. Among MGHC’s many ongoing landscaping and garden partnerships and projects are: Alpine Crest Outdoor Learning Center & Gardens, Aquarium Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden, Bachman-McCoy Farm & Garden, Bonny Oaks Arboretum, Brainerd By Grace Community Garden, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga Zoo, Crabtree Farms, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, and St. Albans Community Rose Garden.
Here is the schedule for the remaining Saturday free public education classes:
Aug. 17 History of Plant Names
Sept. 21 Hosta & Other Shade Loving Plants
Oct. 19 Edible Landscaping
Nov. 16 Live Wreath Making