April 2018 - As Georgia Mountain Master Gardeners, we have opportunities to volunteer throughout the community. There are lots of projects! Margie Greer recently started volunteering at the UNG Greenhouse, lending Andrea Bruce and Elaine Jones a hand. Margie has taken a few photos in order to give you an inside look at this project. The UNG greenhouse is a lab for the college biology students among other things. There are many interesting and unique plants there. We inspect the plants for pests and disease, repot and separate them, propigate new ones, and move plants to the Atrium in the Planetarium building, watering and caring for the plants there too. We are growing lots of new plants for a plant sale to help fund college greenhouse projects. It's been fun learning about plant care and how to propigate. This week we took cuttings of the zz plant to propigate it, learned how to start new hibiscus plants, divided and repotted several others, and sprayed for scale. When you visit the Planetarium (which is open to the public on certain days), be sure to inspect the Atrium which is beautifully furnished with tons of healthy thriving plants thanks to these ladies. The students love congregating there and the college professors love it too! We would love for you to join us!. We work at the greenhouse every Wednesday. There is always something to do! Contact Elaine Jones for more information.