This week in the garden – vol 53

What a week, what a sale! Garden Club of Georgia Week, Earth Day, Volunteer Day, and NGC Plant Sale all in one! Well done Norcross Garden Club! Whew!

Thank you to the many, many, many, hands that made the sale happen- so many hours of labor! It would not have been possible without Cathy Nelmes and Leanne Penman organizing and orchestrating in so many ways. THANK YOU!  A special thank you to the young people who helped us on Saturday-Victor Wickham, Paxton Joseph and Tixie’s youth team. The weather was perfect, and we got to spend time with garden club friends and helped customers find the perfect plants for their gardens. Thank you to the many hard-working Members who helped make this a successful sale- you are amazing!

There is still time to shop for plants! The remaining plants have been moved to the cottage garden. Check out the American Beauty Berry and the Trutti Fruitti butterfly bush. Proceeds of sales from these two plants benefit the Scholarship Fund.   There are tally sheets on the metal table and envelopes in a drawer of the table.  Please complete the tally sheet for any plants purchased (it’s not necessary to write the name of each plant, just record the quantity by each price point).  Put the tally sheet and your payment (cash or check) in an envelope and leave the envelope in the 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).

We would like to keep our garden looking tidy, so members please take a stack or bag of pots to store at your home for future use.

News Flash!  Kathy Sumner has agreed to be Plant Dig Chair for the 2023 Plant Sale.  Debbie Boyd will be her right-hand assistant along with a strong committee. Thank You to Kathy and Debbie and their committee members for stepping up to fill this key role.

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. (

We will have a chance to visit and enjoy light refreshments until 7:30. Then we will recognize Meryl Wilkerson, past club president. Meryl is retiring from her position with the City of Norcross. She has been instrumental in helping us acquire the scholarship plants from the city flower beds. A brief Business Meeting will follow.

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.  The designs Gretchen makes will represent different locales as we take a floral excursion.  Her designs will be available for purchase. Lunch will be at 12:30 followed by the award presentations and raffle drawings.

Club members are encouraged to attend as representatives of their respective clubs. Attached is the invitation and a registration form.

Each attendee will receive a free door prize raffle ticket.  There will also be additional items to be raffled, for which you can purchase tickets.  There will be at least one silent auction basket.  It has a beehive theme. The table centerpieces will be available for purchase. Note: Please bring cash or checkbook since credit cards will not be accepted. 

We are looking forward to this event and hope to see you on May 10th.

Please email Leanne by Monday, April 25th if you will be attending. (  Leanne will be submitting a consolidated registration form.

Gwinnett Master Gardeners Plant Sale, Saturday, April 30th

We have another great weekend of plant shopping coming up this Saturday. The Gwinnett Master Gardener Plant sale is this Saturday April 30th. We will be contributing many of our plants that did not sell during our plant sale. Please support this group if you have a chance. Please see the details below.