This week in the garden – vol 69

September Meeting is Tuesday, September 13th 6:30-8:00PM

6:00 Social time; Meeting-6:30-8:00pm Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd (

Program: “How to keep garden tools in tip-top shape and sharp,” presented by Orlando Beltran and Mel Brannon.  They will give a hands-on demonstration.

Teresa Stoker’s Container Plant Sale

From Leanne: Thank you to all the members who came out in support of Teresa Stoker’s Container Plant Sale. It’s difficult to let go of something you’ve cared for so long. She is very pleased to know her babies are going to a good home.

Norcross Community Market-Thrasher Park

This is the LAST Market of the season! Visit the Market from 4-7pm. Sign up to subscribe to the newsletter:

Garden Club Meetings Move Back to Our Cottage

Our meetings will be back at the cottage this fall.

Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, September 13, Evening 6:00 -Social, 6:30-8:00-Speaker & Meeting
Tuesday, October 11, Morning 10:00-Social, 10:30-12:00-Speaker & Meeting
Tuesday, November 8, Morning 10:00-Social, 10:30-12:00 Speaker & Meeting

Tuesday, December 13-Evening CHRISTMAS PARTY-DETAILS LATER

Tuesday, January 10, Evening 6:00-Social, 6:30-8:00-Speaker & Meeting
Tuesday, February 14, Morning 10:00-social, 10:30-12:00 Speaker & Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, Evening 6:00-social, 6:30-8:00 Speaker & Meeting

Tuesday-April 12-PLANT SALE PREP AND SALE April 22&23-More details later.

Meeting Topics
September 13, 2002-Orlando Beltran and Mel Brannon will be giving a hands-on demonstration on how to keep your garden tools in tip-top shape and sharp!!

October 11, 2002-Kathy Sumner will show us how to make our container gardens unique and appropriate throughout the year without a lot of hassle.
November 8, 2002-Using what grows in our own yard, or a neighbors, Cindi Aspinwall will demonstrate how to decorate our mailbox for the holidays.


January 10, 2023- “You are what you eat.”  Susan Davidson from Oli and Ve will enlighten us with her knowledge of healthy eating habits.  We will be doing a taste test on different oils and vinegars.
February 14, 2023-And the winner is….”   Topic most requested by those members responding to the survey.

March 14, 2023-Robert Brennan will help us improve our yards and give us awesome ideas to use in our landscapes with his good humor and incredible years of knowledge. He is a former UGA Professor.
Tuesday-April 12-PLANT SALE PREP AND SALE April 22&23-More details later.

Garden Therapy-Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries

Please save plastic grocery bags for the Co-op. These are used for the food and other items distributed to the clients.  Bring the bags to the September meeting. 

Pedal Norcross 2022-Saturday, October 22nd Noon-3pm

Garden club members Chelsea Youmans, Ana Brechtel, and Susan Bell-Ruchala

are chairing Pedal Norcross 2022 in Historic Norcross.  We are encouraging garden club members to sign-up as a group event.  While this is not a gardening activity, it is a celebration of the beautiful city of Norcross and a way to promote getting outside in nature. The event will include a pre-ride yoga stretch, a 2.5 mile (hilly) group ride, bike recycling, giveaways, and a prize drawing (an E-bike!).

Here is the event sign up

There also is a need for volunteers.  If you would like to be involved but are not interested or able to ride, please contact Linda Demaris at to be added to the volunteer list.

Attached is a flyer with more information about Oct2022_Norcross_PedalNorcross.

FALL PLANT SALE, Thursday, November 3rd 2p-6p and Friday, November 4th 10a-6p

Plant digs will start at the end of September.  Please contact Kathy Sumner if you would like help digging.  Text: 678.357.8684; Email:

Oakland Cemetery Fall Plant Sale - Saturday, September 24, 9 - 1:30 

The sale will take place at Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse.

Reserve Your Spot 

So that customers don’t have to wait in long lines, they have implemented a ticketing system to reserve a time slot. The reservation time slots on Saturday, September 24 are

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Reservations are $10 and are good for one or two people. You will receive a credit of $10 off your purchase when you check out. (You’ll receive a credit of your purchase total if your purchase is less than $10 and any remainder will be considered a donation to Historic Oakland Foundation. Offer excludes tax).

Each customer may reserve one time slot and will have 90 minutes to shop. Those arriving late will have the remainder of their time slot to shop. Again, each reservation is good for up to two shoppers. Reserve online at

Johns Creek 2023 Secret Garden Tour - May 6, 2023

Garden Tour Co-Chair, Donna Heinzelmann, asked if Norcross Garden Club members would be interested in any of these positions for the tour.  If interested contact  Committee Task Descriptions are attached.


Co- Chair of Marketing

Co- Chair of Sponsor Development

Volunteer Co- Coordinator

Co-Chair of Tour Brochure and Ads