This week in the garden – vol. 23

Monday, August 30th Norcross Earth Team Organizational Meeting - Cottage

Tixie Fowler, Trudy Rudert and Leanne Penman welcome any new energy to this award-winning youth team. To receive the GCG, Garden Club of Georgia, Standard of Excellence Youth Garden Club award five activities are required throughout the year. All are welcome to attend and to share ideas. If you’re unable to attend the meeting on the 30th but would love to participate with our youth, contact

Small Program/Workshop, Tuesday, August 31st, 7P Small Program/Workshop - Cottage

Cathy Nelmes and Gail Thompson are hosting a small program/workshop, “Enhancing our Fall Landscape”.  RSVP is closed due to participation limits.  Email or text Cathy to see if there are any openings. (raynelmes@aol.com404.455.9537).

Monday, September 6th Cottage Garden Care Team 6:30-8:30 pm. All welcome!

Monday, September 13th, 9:45 am Fulton Federation Meeting Northside Drive Baptist Church

NGC member, Betty Williams, is the featured speaker and will be making several arrangements.  (See Dogwood Dialogue for more information.)

Tuesday, September 14th, 7pm NGC Evening Program/Business Meeting

Lori Prosser- “The Magnificent Monarch Butterfly” Doors open at 6:30 at Norcross Community Center.

RSVP YES to by Friday, September 10th.   See attached invitation.

Thursday, September 16th Cottage Garden Care Team 9-11 am-All welcome (leader needed)!

Friday, September 17th 11am Gwinnett Tech Horticulture Greenhouse and Garden Tour

RSVP by September 8th to Dolores Stewart. Text: (818)421-3084 or

Wednesday, October13th, Wednesday, 9:30am- Dogwood District Fall Annual Meeting

At Dunwoody Country Club (See Dogwood Dialogue for more information)

All members welcome.  Cost $40. Registration deadline September 30th. Sign-up at September meeting. Featured speaker, Laura Martin, author, The Naturalist's Book of Wildflowers, Celebrating 85 Natural Plants of North America

Dogwood District Fundraiser-Amaryllis Bulb Sale, Order deadline September 30th (See order form in Dogwood Dialogue)

Saturday, October 30th, 10-3 Hills and Dales Garden Tour in LaGrange

Historic Landscape Preservation Fundraiser for Dogwood District. Cost is $40, lunch included. Drivers needed for carpools.  Sign-up at September Meeting. (More info in attached GCG Board briefs.)