This week in the garden – vol 53.2

Plant Dig-Norcross City beds-Sunday, May 1st, 2-4pm

Good news! There is a plant dig from the Norcross City beds this Sunday. And more good news! You can support the Norcross Garden Club Scholarship Program by coming and digging plants for you to put in your garden beds now. Dianthus and foxglove are looking great. (Pictures below) You can dig for yourself and a garden member who may not be able to. The cost is $3.00 per dianthus and foxglove. You will be able to cozy in 2 or 3 of the plants into a 3-gallon pot. Other plants in the beds are wall flowers, tulip bulbs and pansies. These will be free for the taking.

Digging great plants to support our Scholarship program is a nice way to spend an hour or two on May Day. Kathy Sumner and Cathy Nelmes will be stationed in the Crossing restaurant parking lot to show you where you might want to dig. Bring your own tools and containers. There are 3-gallon pots available at the cottage.  If you need a little soil for transporting the plants, you can take a bit from the beds.  Please do leave soil and plant debris in the beds and not on the surrounding surface.  The landscape company is coming on Monday to prepare the beds for new plantings.  A shovel, bucket, pots, and a tarp are the best tools for digging. Jeanette Shewbert will be collecting payments—cash, check, card, or PayPal are accepted. Looking forward to seeing you at the Dig!  Any questions, please contact Kathy Sumner (678.357.8684) or Cathy Nelmes (404.455.9537)

Plant Sale Plants-Last two shopping days-Wednesday and Thursday

There is still time to shop for plants! The remaining plants have been placed in the cottage garden. Please consider purchasing an American Beauty Berry or a Tutti Fruitti Butterfly Bush. Proceeds from sales of these two plants benefit the Scholarship Fund. These plants are located on the Lawrenceville Street side of the cottage.  Invite a friend or neighbor to shop with you. Tally sheets are on the metal table and envelopes are in the middle drawer of the table.  Please complete the tally sheet for any plants purchased (it’s not necessary to print the name of each plant, just record the quantity by each price point). If you purchase a scholarship plant, please list it on the tally sheet.  Put the tally sheet and your payment (cash or check) in an envelope and leave the envelope in the middle drawer of the table. All purchases must be completed by Thursday April 28th. If you have questions about the tally sheet or payment, please call or text Jeanette Shewbert (770.329.1411).

Tuesday, May 10th, 7PM-Norcross Garden Club Annual Meeting and Celebration-at the Cottage and in the Garden

RSVP to Debbie Boyd, our membership chair. (

2022-23 Budget Approval

Attached is the 2022-23 Budget for your review.  We will vote to approve the budget at our annual meeting.  Please let Nancy or Jenny know if you have any questions about the budget.

(Nancy-404.45.8579; Jenny-770.881.2134)

Garden Therapy

We will collect baby diapers for Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries at the May meeting.  All sizes are needed.  Thank you in advance for your donation.  Hazel and Barbara K will deliver the diapers to the Co-op.

Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

If you have pull tabs and can drop them off to the cottage by Friday, April 29th, we can bring them to the Fulton Federation meeting.

Annandale Village Plant Sales

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Annandale Village at our plant sale. The sales of their plants raised $980.00 for the Annandale Villagers!  Our Garden Club has a long history of partnering with Annandale and we are happy for their successful plant sale. To learn more about their operations and programs visit:

From Trudy Rudert, President, Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs:

Tuesday, May 10th The Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs Awards at Bellmere Garden House, 10777 Bell Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097

Registration begins at 10:30 with the meeting and award-winning floral design speaker Gretchen Collins at 11:00.  Lunch will be at 12:30 followed by the award presentations and raffle drawings.  RSVP to Leanne Penman if you can attend. (