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* Gnomes in the Hood at Flower Hour! *
Saturday, May 11 * 4:00-7:30pm
It's our first Flower Hour of the season, and we're thrilled to present Cabbagetown Clay & Glass Works as our special guests with their first-ever silent auction fundraiser: Gnomes in the Hood!
Cabbagetown Clay & Glass Works (CCGW) is a cooperative studio dedicated to furthering the pursuit of extraordinary works in ceramics and glass. They provide studio space to the member artists and hold classes for artists of all ages and experience levels in a number of different media. They also happen to be one of Garden*Hood's across-the-street-neighbors, and we think they're GREAT!
Gnomes in the Hood is a silent auction of 20+ ceramic garden gnomes each hand-decorated by a different Atlanta artist. Some are sweet, some are funky, some are creepy, and one or two might even be a bit risque! All proceeds from the auction benefit CCGW. It's a unique chance to own a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork AND contribute to an amazing cause.
As per our usual Flower Hour protocol, there will be a bevy of adult beverages provided by Stone Soup Kitchen and a plethora of outstanding plant life to tempt you into the garden despite wind, rain, locusts, or anything else Mother Nature might throw our way that evening!
So, bring your friends, bring your dogs, bring your Wellies and your umbrella, and head on over to Garden*Hood this Saturday for Gnomes in the Hood!
Mother's Day Weekend Bouquet Buffet!
Sat & Sun, May 11 & 12 * 10am - 4pm
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day this year? Come to the Bouquet Buffet! It's a chance to bundle up all that love and gratitude you have for your mom into a super-special container garden planted just for her.
We'll set up a "buffet" of all the supplies you'll need (potting soil; baskets and pottery for planting; ribbon; and, of course, a colorful selection of plants perfect for growing here in Atlanta). You can come on your own to make a surprise gift for your mom; dads can bring all the kids so mom has a morning to herself; or you can bring your mom with you and collaborate on a planter together.
Kids of all ages are welcome. There's no charge to participate; you simply pay for materials that you use. G*H staff will be on hand to help you conquer any design hurdles or creative stumbling blocks.
The Bouquet Buffet is open Saturday and Sunday, May 11th and 12th from 10am until 4pm.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday
10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 4pm
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'
Green twisted & contorted stems are heavily armed with thorns, providing terrific architectural interest throughout winter months. White spring flowers are followed by small, extremely bitter miniature oranges. A unique centerpiece for containers, or a thorny hedge that can keep intruders at bay! "More effective than a good watchdog"-Dr. Michael Dirr
Camellia japonica quer. 'Pink Mermaid'
Evergreen shrub with an upright, dense habit. Dark green, glossy foliage is fanned at the end, resembling a mermaid’s tail.
Large, fragrant, pink flowers with yellow stamens cover the plant in late winter/early spring.
Use for screening or as a single specimen. Plant where you can enjoy the fragrant flowers and unusual foliage.
Grows 8’ tall x 4’ wide.
Part sun to part shade. Does best in strong morning sun and afternoon shade or high, filtered light all day.
Amended, moist but well-drained soil. Appreciates mulch in winter.
More fragrant than lilacs! Deep pink blooms in early spring cover the plant’s old growth. Intense ruby-plum fall color, deciduous. Site in sun, mature size 6’ x 6’. Easily kept smaller by pruning immediately after flowering.
Amsonia tabernaemontana salicifolius
A lesser known, but equally awesome cousin of Arkansas Bluestar (A. hubrichtii— Perennial plant of the year for 2010).
Dark-green, glossy, willowy leaves hold up very well throughout summer’s hottest months. Orange-yellow fall color is specatcular!
Showy clusters of blue, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring. Smells a little like vanilla.
Compact habit. Grows 1˝’ tall x 2’ wide.
Best in sun to partial sun and average, well-drained soil.
Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'
Wiry, silver-white grass blades are slightly curled on the tips. Perennial.
Inconspicuous blooms. This one is definitely grown for the foliage.
Grows 1’ tall x 2’ wide.
‘Frosty Curls’ has many uses! Great in containers, trailing over low walls or massed in the filtered sun garden.
Best in partial shade or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Spirited'
This sweet selection of golden hinoki cypress really lends itself to container use. Slow growing to a manageable 4' high x 2' wide, 'Spirited' holds its golden color well & doesn't burn even in full sun.
Gardenia 'Crown Jewel'
Finally! A low-growing, heavy blooming, cold-hardy gardenia!
Developed in North Carolina, this double blooming gardenia has more prostrate growth than other cultivars and prolific blooms in both late spring AND fall.
Dark green, medium sized foliage is evergreen, giving way to beautiful, fragrant blooms in mid-June. Prune after the first flush of blooms to encourage heavier flowering in autumn.
Grows 2’ tall x 4’ wide.
Part sun to part shade.
Prefers moist but well-drained soil.
Garden*Hood is an independent retail garden center located in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood.
Founded by plant people for plant people, Garden*Hood is a nursery where horticultural expertise, exceptional plants, and friendly, knowledgeable staff come together in a unique environment that fosters community, inspires creativity, and nurtures the gardener in all of us.
Garden*Hood is owned by plantsman Scott McMahan.
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