Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

I am a lay Parent Advocate assisting parents of children with disabilities in school IDEA, 504 and SST meetings. I am a former CHADD and LDA Coordinator, graduate of the 1st GA Advocacy Office PLSP legal training course and most importantly parent of two children with various disabilities.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Azalea/Rhododendron Show April 16th 12:00 Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Off-topic - I would like to invite everyone to our American Rhododendron Society - Azalea Chapter annual Flower Show & Plant Sale at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on April 16th 12:30 - late afternoon. I've posted more details and links below.

This is a great outing for everyone, including children and adults with disabilities. They love the garden and flowers. Take a tour of the Botanical Gardens while you come and see the Azalea Show. They have a spectacular children's garden!!

It's not too late to join, and put some clippings from your yard in the show as well!! We can teach you how!!

Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
GA Advocacy Office PLSP I Graduate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

Show 2004 - Carol Sadler and her Container Plant entries - Red Native won Best Container Plant

Show 2004 - Flower entries

Chapter meetings and activities are open to the public at no charge. Membership is $35 and includes a chapter newsletter and quarterly journal. For more information visit their web site at - Be sure to designate the Atlanta, GA Azalea Chapter

Saturday, April 16. 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM, The Exhibit Hall, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta
driving directions to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Azalea Chapter Annual Flower Show. Dr. Joe Coleman, Chairman, Flower Show Committee
The Azalea Chapter Annual Plant Sale, Hugh Denny, Chairman, Plant Sale Committee

Program at 2:00 PM in Arts and Crafts Room: Steve Yeatts,
"In Search of Native Rhododendron and other Native Plants"

The Chapter Annual Flower Show truly brings out the best of the Chapter membership. Our members select the finest blooms from their gardens, shape the material for presentation and present the results at the show for others to enjoy.

Joe Coleman, a master rhododendron specialist is in charge of this year’s show. Joe and wife, Donna, won the Best in Show award last year and past flower show tradition strongly suggests that such winners serve as the show coordinator the next year. What a wonderful tradition and how thankful we are to have Joe and Donna in charge of this year’s show.

The Chapter urges you to consider participating in the show by exhibiting some your rhododendron or azaleas. If needed, assistance will be given to those not accustomed to exhibiting. Contact Joe Coleman (770-482-1289 or for answers to questions and directions on bringing materials to the show.

Hugh Denny (404-633-9363 or is in charge of the Chapter Plant Sale held at the same time as the Flower Show. Members are encouraged to donate plants to the sale and to help support the Chapter. Contributions of azaleas, rhododendron and other plants are eagerly sought. Chapter members who support the show or sale are exempt from paying the normal ABG admission charges. When entering the garden, explain to the attendant that you are helping with the Show or Sale.

At 2:00 PM, there will be a presentation by member Steve Yeatts. Steve Yeatts, Azalea Chapter member and noted plantsman will share some of his experiences in hunting for various native plants throughout the Southeast. Steve's particular interests are native azaleas and trilliums. Steve and other noted associates conduct extensive plant search trips every year, traveling to various locations. Steve will present a power point presentation highlighting many of these trips and the plants found.

Another great GA plant association to join:
Georgia Native Plant Society -
They have monthly rescue digs around the greater Atlanta area. Join and help us save native GA plants! We rescue native azalea's and other native plants in the wild on weekly outings.

NOTE: If you have have property that is going to be developed, please contact the GA Native Plant Society and let us come and rescue the native plants on the site before they are demolished.

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