Monday, October 27, 2008

Nov 15 - "Understanding Botanical Names" at Woodlands Garden

Please join us for "Understanding Botanical Names"
Saturday, November 15, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Woodlands Garden, 920 Scott Boulevard, Decatur 30030
$25 per person

Would you rather eat worms than deal with botanical names? Do you run in the opposite direction when hearing a multi-syllabic Latin name?

Many people avoid scientific names of plants because they are intimidating and overwhelming. This fun workshop features John Manion, Historic Gardens Curator at the Atlanta History Center. You will . . .
· Learn how fascinating, enlightening and even humorous botanical names can be!
· Learn plant names that mean mouse's ears, eagle's claws, and many others!
· Learn about some of the intriguing people for whom many plants are named.
· Learn about scientific nomenclature pronunciation, common prefixes and suffixes, receive excellent handouts and references, and much more.
You'll be amazed at how much you can discern about a plant merely by understanding its botanical name! SIGN UP!

To register, visit the Woodlands Garden website and click on "Calendar." Download, print, fill out, and mail the form and your check (payable to DPA) to Susan Cobleigh, Executive Director, Decatur Preservation Alliance, P.O. Box 1764, Decatur, GA 30031. Questions? Email:

Telephone: 404.371.4444

Oconee Azalea: Rhododendron flammeum
The Oconee is one of the most common deciduous native azaleas of the Georgia Piedmont. The blooms of the Oconee appear in early to mid-April, ranging in color from pink to yellow to orange to bright red. Because of its beauty and abundance, Woodlands Garden adopted the Oconee azalea as its signature plant.

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