This week in the garden – vol 70

September Meeting is Tuesday, September 13th 6:30-8:00PM.  At the Cottage.

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.

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.

Fulton Federation Meeting, September 12th 10:15 refreshments; 10:30 meeting

Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

September is the beginning of the Fulton Federation of Garden Club’s year.  Welcome to all, from Trudy Rudert, President, Fulton Federation of Garden Clubs.

Program: All You Want to Know About Roseswith speaker Chris Woods - an expert Rosarian, and wonderful speaker.

All Garden Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please wear your club’s name badge.

Bring some cash for the raffle.  There will be roses donated by the speaker included in the raffle prizes.

Cottage Garden

Please come by and give a 1/2 hour of weeding or deadheading. Every little bit helps. Bring a friend! Enjoy the cooler temps while helping keep our garden tidy.  Contact Pam Cammarata for questions and tasks (770.314.9541)

Cottage Rentals

Whenever there is a rental booked for the cottage, there will be cards that say:

“Cottage is Rental Ready” placed in the cottage.  This is a reminder that the cottage has been cleaned.  Please be respectful and keep it clean.

Norcross Garden Club 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:

Norcross Earth Team (NET)

9 NET Leaders: Susan Bell, Ana Brechtel, Angelika Domschke, Tixie Fowler, Sharon Palmer, Leanne Penman, Trudy Rudert, Gena Spears, Jill Swenson… and growing. All are welcome to join the team. See attached for more details about the upcoming NET Youth Activities.

Upcoming NET Youth Activities

Sunday, October 2, 2022   – 1PM to 4PM Sculpture Contest-Norcross Garden Club Cottage

The Norcross Garden club will partner with Sustainable Norcross inviting all youth to make sculptures from recycled materials during the Norcross Art Splash. The event will take place in the Norcross Garden Club Cottage at 33 College Street.

Sunday, November 6, 2022 – 2 to 4PM   Enchanted Forest in Johnson Dean Park                                     

The Enchanted Forest has become a community favorite for the Norcross Youth Earth Team, hosted by the Norcross Garden Club annually in the Johnson Dean Forest Preserve

Monday, January 16, 2023 (Martin Luther King Day) – 2 to 4PM 

Location: TBD   Tree planting in local park or forest. Details coming

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 9:30AM to 12:30 PM Rossie Brundage Park   

Sweep the Hooch - Privet Pull

Daylily Sale-Duluth Fall Festival-Saturday and Sunday, Sept 24-25, 9a-5p 

The Daylily Society of Greater Atlanta will have their annual daylily sale at Duluth Fall Festival- Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, hours: 9 - 5. The regular DSGA meeting will be at the Bellmere garden house on Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m.  Visitors are welcome!

Garden Club of Georgia announcement for Plant Sales, Plant Society Meetings and Flower Shows in September 2022. (See Attachment)

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

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 link:  Event Registration

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 ( to be added to the volunteer list.

Attached is a flyer with more information about Oct2022_Norcross_PedalNorcross.

Around the community

It’s the Fall Season-Lots happening in Norcross!

For complete information on Norcross events check out the city website:

British Car Fayre Sept 10th 10-3. Downtown Norcross. Many downtown streets will be closed.  Look for parking below city hall and the library parking deck. Free shuttle from One Heart Church on N. Peachtree and Hopewell Church. Handicap parking at City Hall.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 8:15-9:00 Betty Mauldin Park

Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Sat, Sept 17th 2p-6p Summerour Middle School Parking Lot

Final Jazz in the Alley concert-Sat, Sept 17th 7:30p-9:30p. Best seats are in our cottage garden facing Lawrenceville St.

Norcross Art Splash Festival Sat and Sun, Oct 1-2.  Downtown Norcross on South Peachtree. Sat: 10-6 and Sun: 10-5.  Parking is available at Norcross City Hall, 75 Lawrenceville St., Norcross Cultural Arts Center, 5 College St., Thrasher Park, Hopewell Baptist Church, 182 Hunter St. and the Norcross Library, 5735 Buford Hwy. Handicap parking will be in Thrasher Park. There will be no shuttles.

Movie Mondays, every 2nd and 4th Monday at 1:30p and 6:30p at the Norcross Community Center. Light refreshments are served.  See city website for more information.

Lionheart Theatre for schedule and tickets. On Golden Pond is next! Lawless Spirits Walking Tour in October.

Norcross Gallery and Art Studio, 116 Carlyle Street, Norcross;

Thurs, Fri, Sat 11-4. Admission is FREE.  Great Art by local artists.

Norcross Library Mon-Thurs 10A-8pm; Fri/Sat 10A-5P; Sun 12noon-5pm. There is a parking deck.  5735 Buford Highway, Norcross, GA 30071.  Check it out! It’s beautiful.

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