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Monday November 3, 2014for our annual graduation banquet. This year the banquet is on Monday, not the regular Tuesday. This will be at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens staring at 6:00 PM It will be a special evening celebrating our 2014 class, the Alabama Extension Service 100 year anniversary, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens 50th. anniversary. Our special guests will be Birmingham mayor William Bell, Kerry Smith, ACES director of the master gardener program FredSpicer, Director of the Friends ofBBG.

We are very grateful to Don Ehrett for inviting his fellow Master Gardeners to his home to learn about Dahlias and view he and his wife's Garden. He gave a wonderful presentation on Dalhias and then took us out into the garden to see the several hundred Dahlias in full bloom, talking with us about the process, progress and love of Dahlias that has gone into the garden. To think that each of these Dahlias will be dug up and separated each year is just amazing. That is just the beginning of what goes into the making of the garden he shared with us.

Don Ehrett giving a presentation in his home.Dahlias in the garden.Planted and maintained with great care.A magnificent displayRow after row will be taken up and divided each year.Speaking to Master Gardeners.MG’s came away with a new knowledge and awe.

JCMGA 2014