The Georgia Perennial Plant Association welcomes plant lovers of all kinds, because no garden is complete with perennials only.  We want to share that love along with knowledge, expertise and helpful information regarding buying, planting, caring for and sharing plants. We hope you will consider becoming a member.

 
Benefits of membership include invitations to our lectures at no charge, mini-talks, Q&A's with the experts, workshops, and local garden tours and visits. 
 Members also receive regular newsletters mixing updates on our activities with educational material about perennials and gardening.  

 

The Members' Only Content section gives members exclusive access to our lectures, newsletter and article collection, our expansive Plant Nursery Guide to Atlanta and Beyond, a list of Open Gardens that members can arrange to visit anytime, and other helpful gardening materials. 

 

Our low membership prices are a great value. Memberships for 2024 are $35 Individual, $50 Dual, $65 Business and $100 Sponsor. Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 of each year with renewals beginning in the fall prior to the new year. New members who sign up in the fall have memberships from the date of joinder to December of the following year.

 

 

Our 2024 Speaker Series

 

 

 

 

🌱 Five inspirational nationally known garden speakers that members can watch live, live-streamed and/or recorded will include:

 

 

January 15  (Zoom only - TBA soon)

February  19 - Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum, "The Razor's Edge, New Woody Plants to Try" - Live and Zoom

March 18 - Live and Zoom (TBA soon)

September 16 - Live and Zoom (TBA)

October 21 - Live and Zoom (TBA)

 

Our regular meetings are held on the 3d Monday of the month at the Dunwoody Nature Center.  Find directions and info about where to eat nearby here: Dunwoody Nature Center. (Note the restaurants change days and hours; we do not keep up all the time, so check before going). Check our Calendar of Events and Upcoming Events on the bottom of this page for more info about specific events.

 

 

Organized garden trips beyond Atlanta including but not limited to:

 

 ðŸŒ± April - UGA Trial Garden Sale, UGA Hort Clubs Sale and Athens Nurseries

 ðŸŒ±April 20 - Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Athens Georgia Gardens

🌱 Possible other "local-ish" garden tours (NC? TN? We are working on it; share ideas)

 

 

More local garden visits and garden-based parties including but not limited to:

 

🌱 Midtown Garden Stroll (April 2024)

🌱 A Spring Garden Event in Grant Park (date to be announced)

🌱 Spring Midtown Plant Swap at Kathleen Dumitrescu's Home (May 11, 2024)

🌱 A Fall Garden Event (to be announced)

Plenty of informal "Shop and Sip" nursery visits, where -- on short notice -- we visit local nurseries and then visit a local watering hole for a nosh and drinks. It's a great way to really get to know fellow gardeners.

  

Be sure to regularly check our calendar or Upcoming Events columns below for news and details on these and more events to come. We are calendaring and planning fast and furiously!!!!! Meanwhile:

 

 

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2024

ARE NOW DUE 

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All memberships expire 12/31/2023 unless already renewed.

Click on the Plant Tag below to renew.

 

 

Not ready to join, but like to help?  Please consider donating:


 

 

Recent content with quick links in blue:

 

 

Ajuga Grows Up

October & November Shop & Sip Recap & Pictures

Lessons from Tara Dillard's Talk and More 

Gardening Articles - A Hummingbird Slot Garden; Aster Yellows Disease and Coneflower Rosette Mite Disease; Hydrangea Pollinator Madness; A Deep Dive Into Pollinators

2024 Perennial Plant of the Year - Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

 

Plants for Dry Shade

Clay Busting Plants and Techniques

 

 

 

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Ajuga Grows Up

Ajuga 'Canary Cordial'

Ajuga  is a well known evergreen ground cover good at choking out weeds. As an added bonus, it is deer and rabbit resistant due to the bitterness of its leaves. It is virtually a carefree plant. In recent years, I've not only allowed what I have to run, but I've moved it around and added new forms in lieu of mulching empty spots.

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October and November Shop and Sips

Our insatiable appetite for plant shopping and socializing was in full force in October and November as unseasonably warm temps increased our cravings beyond reason!

 

 

We hit up Gwinnett Tech Horticulture's Fall Sale, The Kai Garden and Grower's Outlet. Each event had a different cast of characters and all were low key, plant-nerding fun. Follow the link to see more pictures. A special shout out to our guest, Elijah Dumitrescu, who brought a little male energy to lunch as well as great information about trees and microrrhizae.

 

Follow the link for more pics in no particular order (like my brain) and details.

 

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