Garden design services for fall


The early morning air is a little crisper, there’s a change in the quality of late afternoon sunlight, and leaves are beginning to drift down with increased frequency and purpose.  Sure, there are still highs in the 90s ahead, but around the edges of these late summer days you can tell that fall is hovering in the wings.

So what does this mean for your garden?  In Atlanta’s 7b/8a climate zone, where our average first frost date isn’t until mid-November, fall is a fantastic time to plant trees, shrubs, and a good number of different types of perennials.

You’ll notice that our inventory at the nursery will be expanding over the next weeks in anticipation of the fall planting season.  We also usually see a significant uptick in garden design inquiries in fall.  If you’ve been contemplating a landscape overhaul or have a blank slate that you need help filling, get a jump on the fall rush and sign up for a design consultation now before our wait list grows to monumental proportions come October.

You can schedule a consultation for your whole yard, a specific section of your yard, your vegetable garden, or even for your balcony/patio/rooftop garden. We have designers on staff who would love to help you elevate your container gardening game this fall.  Follow this link to our design services page where you can read all the fine print and submit an online consultation request:  G*H’s Garden Design & Maintenance Services.

September Classes:


Class:  Houseplants!
Saturday, Sept. 8:  9:00-10:30am
$15 general admission/$10 Homestead Atlanta members

G*H’s Halley Beagle and Sam Nash are teaming up to bring you this encore presentation of one of our most popular classes! Halley and Sam will cover the basics of houseplant care and delve into the more complex nuances of houseplant husbandry.  This class is a great learning opportunity for both beginners and folks with an intermediate level of houseplant experience.

Topics covered:

  • How to assess and define light conditions
  • Watering needs and techniques
  • Potting tips
  • Identifying & troubleshooting problems

Purchase Tickets for Houseplants Class, Sept. 8 at 9:00am:

 Houseplants – General Admission: $15


Houseplants – Homestead Atlanta Members: $10



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Interactive Walking Tour:  Pollinator Gardening
Saturday, Sept. 15:  9:00-10:30am
$10 general admission/$5 Homestead Atlanta members

Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and more!  G*H’s resident pollinator guru, Halley Beagle, leads this fun and engaging educational walk-and-talk  discusses the many ways in which you can make your landscape a veritable buffet for all sorts of pollinator friends. Halley isn’t just talking the talk; she’s walking the walk and creating a pollinator sanctuary in her home landscape.  It’s an on-going process that takes several years to bring to fruition – ask her about what she has learned so far!

Topics covered:

  • Pollinator plants for all seasons
  • Flower colors, shapes, heights, and placement
  • Avoiding chemicals and excessive mowing/blowing, and other ways to foster a safe pollinator environment
  • Integrated pest management techniques for handling unwanted pests in the pollinator garden

Note:  The walk-and-talk takes place at the nursery on gravel surfaces. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and anything else you might need to tackle the weather.

Purchase Tickets for Pollinators Tour, Sept. 15 at 9:00am:

 Pollinators Tour – General Admission: $10


Pollinators Tour – Homestead Atlanta Members: $5



Fruiting Plants 2018

Class:  Fruiting Plants
Saturday, Sept. 22:  9:00-10:30am
$15 general admission/$10 Homestead Atlanta members

This class will introduce the basics and touch on some of the more confusing aspects of growing fruiting plants.  G*H’s Alex Wilkinson has a wealth of experience tending fruiting plants in orchards and farms throughout the Atlanta area.  Whether you’re a novice ready to make your first foray into fruit-growing or an old-hand looking for feedback on troubleshooting some of the more confounding challenges of fruit cultivation, this class will serve up a bounty of useful information.

Topics covered:

  • Which plants need pollinators to yield fruit
  • Watering and light requirements
  • Pruning, fertilizing, and pest/disease control
  • How/when to harvest

Purchase Tickets for Fruiting Plants Class, Sept. 22 at 9:00am:

 Fruiting Plants – General Admission: $15


Fruiting Plants – Homestead Atlanta Members: $10