Annual Plant Sale - Save the Date for 2018

In 2018, the club plans to hold the sale Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

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May
1
Tue
2018
Rising 5th & 6th graders Summer Camp Scholarship Opportunity
May 1 @ 12:38 am

If you have a rising 5th or 6th grader interested in the environment they may be interested in this summer’s camp. See attached flyer for details.

May
6
Sun
2018
Field Trip – Lyndy Broder’s Stockbridge Clematis Garden
May 6 @ 1:00 pm
Clematis

Lyndy is the vice president of the International Clematis Society. Erica Glasener has written about Lyndy’s clematis collection. Lyndy’s Clematis Garden

May
10
Thu
2018
Member’s Summer Cookout @ Discovery Garden Park
May 10 @ 5:30 pm

Gather ye members of the Norcross Garden Club for an evening cookout.

Details on what to bring and what will be included to be determined.

Fear or Fact? Exploring the Human/Coyote Conflict @ Norcross Community Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm

 

FREE PRESENTATION

Whether you are captivated, concerned, or just plain curious about coyotes, it’s important to learn about them from a relevant and credible source. Dr. Chris Mowry, Professor of Biology at Berry College, is part of a group of scientists who have organized a research effort called the Atlanta Coyote Project. The project’s goals include providing the public with general information about the biology and natural history of coyotes, as well as offering strategies for avoiding human/coyote conflict.

In addition, Norcross resident and independent filmmaker Suzan Satterfield, producer of the series “EcoSense for Living” will present her short documentary on urban coyotes (look for scenes shot in Norcross….you might even see some cameos!)

This educational presentation is free and open to the public – all ages welcome. Donations to the Atlanta Coyote Project may be made online at www.atlantacoyoteproject.org.

 

May
12
Sat
2018
Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour @Prestwick @ Prestwick Subdivision
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
8 homes, all in the City of Johns Creek and in the part of the City closest to Gwinnett County.  All are very convenient to Norcross and Peachtree Corners as half of the homes are in Prestwick.  Artists and or musicians will be at each of the homes, which should be a nice touch.  Homes range from a 5 acre estate to a cozy backyard owned by two artists.  Passes are $25 each and benefit Johns Creek Beautification.
Visit the website for an opportunity to volunteer and to read about each of the homes on the tour.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10am to 4pm
May
21
Mon
2018
The Fern Lady – Gwinnett Master Gardener Meeting @ The Bethesda
May 21 @ 7:00 pm

Eleanor Craig is known across the southeast as “The Fern Lady”. Based out of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, her small specialty nursery known as “Fern Ridge Farms” ships all over the country, offering over 75 varieties of hardy garden fern, as well as select annuals, tropical ferns, perennials, natives, and many fern companion plants. Previously located in Canton, Georgia, the nursery’s exhibits and garden displays have earned numerous awards at Atlanta’s Southeastern Flower Show. In addition, Fern Ridge Farms is recognized as a resource for locating unusual ferns in the recently published book Plant Lovers’ Guide to Ferns.

With 20+ years experience in landscaping, lawn maintenance and the nursery industry, Eleanor has been a huge supporter of Master Gardener programs across the Southeast as both a lecturer and vendor. Her Gwinnett presentation will include insight into growing many familiar and new garden ferns, including managing the impacts of climate change, identifying location needs and plant care. Beware, her love for ferns is contagious!

GCMGA meets on the third Monday of each month at The Bethesda Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The public is welcome at no charge, and is invited to bring a covered dish to join club members for dinner at 6:30. Otherwise, the presentation begins promptly at 7pm. For program updates and any cancellations, please visit www.gwinnettmastergardeners.com.

 

Jun
4
Mon
2018
National Garden week in Norcross @ City Hall - Norcross
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am
Floral arrangement 2017 NGC week

The Norcross Garden Club members invite you to witness the making of a floral arrangement on the fly. Please join us in the rotunda of Norcross’ City Hall. The arrangement will then be on display in celebration of the 2018 National Garden Club week.

For additional ideas, consider visiting the NGC site for more info.

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Bat Education, Conservation and Mosquito Control @ Norcross Community Farmers Market
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Imagine the mosquito population being controlled naturally. If you are interested in building a three chamber bat box and learning the methods in controlling pests naturally with bats as your weapon, then join us from 10-12 at Norcross Community Farmers Market June 16 at Lillian Webb Park.

The cost to build the bat box is $60 payable at the event.

Please be sure to sign up though so we’ll have the supplies needed. See you there.

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Earth’s Powerful Medicinal Plants @ Norcross Community Farmers Market
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn the ways the Earth helps those looking for information on plant’s medicinal properties.

Perfect for kids of all ages.

Look for the Kids Market tent at Norcross’ Community Market at Lillian Webb Park.

Aug
18
Sat
2018
Build a Butterfly Garden @ Norcross Community Market
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kids of all ages, but especially kids are welcome to join Norcross Garden Club Master Gardeners Tixie and Trudy show you how to organize a beautiful butterfly garden.

Join us at Lillian Webb Park from 9-1 during the Norcross Community Farmers Market event. See you there.