Mission Statement for Cherokee County Master Gardeners

To stimulate the love for and increase the knowledge of gardening and
to voluntarily and enthusiastically share this knowledge with others

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Master Gardener Class 2023

                    Master Gardener Class of 2023

Cherokee County Master Gardeners welcome eleven new members who will begin their training to become  Georgia Master Gardener Volunteers.  Over the next few months they will attend classes to broaden their gardening knowledge and skills that will enable them to work effectively with residents of Cherokee County.  We welcome:  Jocelyn Green, Donnah Brnger, Mary Beth Price, Jennifer Unser, Ashley Frasca, Mike Smith, Emily Weak, Carol Smith, Stacy Ellis, and Diane Hodgins  Missing in photo is Coleen Tyner.  For more information on becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, Click Here to Read

Freeze Damage to Plants?

           Freezing Weather—How Bad on Plants?

     By Marc Teffeau, Cherokee County Master Gardener


A question that I am sure is on many Cherokee County gardeners’ minds is how much damage my plants received from the record-breaking low temperatures we experienced in late December of 2022. So, did those temperatures kill the plants or just set them back? The answer is “it depends.”

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The Edible Landscape

Woodstock Senior Center 223 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

A landscape so nice you can eat it! Join Cherokee County UGA Extension Agent Josh Fuder and the Cherokee County Master Gardener Barb Schirmer to learn what plants will work …

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Canton Arbor Day

Cherokee County Master Gardener Volunteers will work with the City of Canton to help promote the Arbor Day event that is held on the third Friday of February at the …

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Building a Bluebird Paradise

Encompass Ministries (Papa's Pantry) 6551 Commerce Parkway, Woodstock, GA

Cherokee Master Gardener and bluebird expert Mike Lloyd presents insights into a gardener's good friend, the happy Bluebird. Mike will explore the following: * How to attract bluebirds to your …

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Container Gardening

Woodstock Senior Center 223 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

Come join Master Gardener Mariana DaVita and explore the wonderful world of container gardening basics. Mariana will discuss plant selection (such as annuals, perennials, grasses, etc.) for the greatest impact. …

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Join Turf Grass Expert and Cherokee Master Gardener Ron Fister with Cherokee County Extension Agent Josh Fuder who will explain the management and care of Turf Grass Lawns in Georgia and types of grass, herbicides, watering and other elements to make your lawn successful.

Restoring and Establishing Turf Grasses

Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal with exciting session with Cherokee County Master Gardener Volunteer, Nancy McCarthy.  Nancy provides some tips and tricks to improve the exterior of your home whether for getting ready for market or just want improvement to showcase your home and update your exterior yard.

Landscaping for Curb Appeal

Heavenly Hydrangeas Cultivation & Variety Selection

Join us for a lively and informative webinar about Hydrangeas.  Cherokee County Master Gardener, Mariana DiVita discusses the different types of hydrangeas, varieties, and how to succeed with them in north Georgia

Join Veronica Steffensmeier, Extension Master Gardener, as she discusses the advantages of Fall vegetable gardening. Variety selection, growing conditions and timing are also discussed.

Fabulous Fall Vegetable Gardening

Mariana DiVita, Extension Master Gardener and Vice President of the Greater Atlanta Begonia Society, shares her passion for this beautiful family of plants. She explains cultivation, varieties, classification and propagation

Wonderful World of Herbs

Join us for a lively and informative webinar about Hydrangeas.  Cherokee County Master Gardener, Mariana DiVita discusses the different types of hydrangeas, varieties, and how to succeed with them in north Georgia

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