Pollinator count 2021

Lizards, not an insect to be observed during the Great Georgia Pollinator Census but yet, an important reptile pollinator, hopping from plant to plant, enthusiastically feeding on the nectar and transporting pollen in the process. Such a beauty to be observed, not camouflaged but, standing “grand” in all his/her glory. the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census. The earlier group shown […]

Field Trip to Daybreak Flower Farm

Pictured left to right: Jane Cunningham, Carol MacGregor, Diana Thomas, Leanne Penman, Gail Zorn (owner & operator of Daybreak Flower Farm), Cathy Nelmes, Mia an intern @ the Gwinnett County Conservation District, Dot Ransom, Sandy Pagano, and Tixie Fowler. Members gathered June 5th for a trip to the Daybreak Flower Farm. The weather was gorgeous and all had a great […]

The Art and History of Tussie Mussies by Shante Hassel

On Sept 26, 2018, the Norcross Garden Club had the pleasure of attending the Indian Creek Garden Club meeting to enjoy  a program with their very own Geri Laufer author of Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers. The term tussie-mussie (also tussy-mussy) comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), when the small bouquets became […]

Fulton Federation Field Trip 9/10/18 – Amanda Dew Manning

by Shante Hassel Four members of the NGC carpooled together to Cantebury Court a lovely retirement home with a beautiful garden that is a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary. There were over 15 people in attendance for the 4x/year Fulton Federation meeting representing garden clubs from across Metro-Atlanta. The wonderful reception was sponsored by the Atlanta Begonia Society and even included a […]

Atlanta Botanical Gardens Field Trip with Docent Cyndy Franklin

by Shante Hassel The Norcross Garden Club attended the ABG on September 15, 2018 for a docent tour of the spectacular story-book themed exhibition, Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time. The exhibition was created by International Mosaiculture of Montreal. Mosaicultureis the horticultural art of creating giant topiary-like sculptures using thousands of annual bedding plants to carpet steel armature forms. Mosaïcultures […]

The clean dozen does the 59th Annual Dogwood District Meeting

Dogwood District Meeting – 10/26/17 The Norcross Garden Club has hit the ground running after becoming the newest club to join the Dogwood District. Previously a member of the Laurel District, the move to Dogwood has proven much more advantageous logistically and we could not have been welcomed any better nor made our presence known to other clubs in the […]