August 2022 Meeting

AugustJohn Magyar, owner of Universal Aquatics, was our guest speaker at our August 15th meeting.  John’s presentation of “All Things Water Features” from fountains to waterfalls to koi and goldfish ponds, exploring different designs for your backyard was extremely informative. The water features they’ve built are beautiful and they inspired ideas for our own yards!

John has worked in the water feature industry for 25 years. Universal Aquatics specializes in backyard water feature installation, repair and maintenance. This includes installing or repairing koi ponds, waterfalls, water fountains, pondless waterfalls and more.  For further information you can contact John through their website at Universal Aquatics.

2022 Photo Contest

Delores Stewart put together a wonderful presentation of the 83 photos submitted for the contest. Enjoy!

Bluebird Grant Workshop May 24th 2022

Seventeen of us had a great morning at the Community Garden at Snellville learning how to make predator guards for bluebird houses.  These guards prevent raccoons, squirrels, and snakes from reaching the nests.  Terry Dempsey (GPLT) and Carol Hassell (GCMGA & GPLT) let the teaching and all of us shared in the different parts of building these guards.  This year’s grant was part two of raising awareness of the importance – and enjoyment – of having bluebirds in our environment.  The houses were built last year in July.  The Community Garden received a second bluebird house and it was installed today by Wes Nettleton and Martha Whitman.  Other houses are going to other community gardens, butterfly gardens, parks and schools.

May Garden Tour 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022 — Our Garden Tour titled: “Gardening for Beauty and the Environment,” was the place to spend a Saturday. Blooming in Gwinnett County in our six gardens displayed…

  • A community vegetable garden surrounded by pollinator plants
  • A half acre garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation
  • A half acre garden with vegetables, pollinator plants and many flowers
  • A large garden by a lake with vegetables and flowers and certified by the Audubon Society
  • A two acre garden with blueberries, vegetables, pollinator plants and many flowers
  • A demonstration garden at a commercial establishment growing vegetables and flowers.

Master Gardeners were be on hand to answer any questions.