This week in the garden – vol. 86

Plant Dig at the Cottage-Thursday, January 26th 11a-2p Help is needed to dig and pot plants from the cottage garden for our April Plant Sale.  Also looking for volunteers to take plants home to care for them until the Plant Sale. Please bring your favorite tools, gloves, and a smile!  Come for as long as your schedule allows.  Contact Kathy […]

Pollinator count 2021

Lizards, not an insect to be observed during the Great Georgia Pollinator Census but yet, an important reptile pollinator, hopping from plant to plant, enthusiastically feeding on the nectar and transporting pollen in the process. Such a beauty to be observed, not camouflaged but, standing “grand” in all his/her glory. the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census. The earlier group shown […]

Earth Team wins big @ NGC

The Jesse M. Connor Award – Youth Environmental Education OVERALL WINNER: Norcross Garden Club; YR-2(A)iii – Georgia Norcross Garden Club worked with “The Norcross Earth Team” youth garden club along with the City of Norcross Tree Preservation Board in an Arbor Day event. A coordinated effort to promote National Garden Clubs’ “Plant America” theme of “Each One Plant One” was […]

A message from Barbara B.

All, Barbara Bourque, President of the Garden Club of Georgia is asking all club members to contact our Georgia Senator and Representative regarding two important issues.  Details and links are in the message below from Barbara.  Also included is a request to send comments to the National Park Service in support of designating the Ocmulgee River Corridor as a National […]

Plant America – why it’s a good thing

Following is an excerpt from the National Garden Clubs ~ Plant America site The theme for President Gay Austin’s administration is Plant America, a singularly focused initiative on gardens and gardening. Both a call to service and a description of what NGC clubs do, Plant America supports the main reason that people say they join a garden club – to learn […]

Plant Sale Dig – an all year project?

It takes a tremendous amount of effort to put together the ultimate plant sale. Cathy Nelmes’ along with her expertise, guidance, patience, love for plants, and the list goes on, has been helping The Club for so many successful plant sales. This year, 2020, has been a challenge that has tested us as a community of gardeners, members, volunteers, and […]

Hot off the Press – State & National Award Winners

We’re number one, we’re number one… With the Norcross Garden Club heading into its 90th year, what better way to make an entrance than with being honored with number ONE garden club in all of Georgia. This prestigious achievement was not easy and the team of hard working and dedicated members made this all possible. We don’t just sit around […]

2020 Garden Diary

What’s in your garden? Let’s build a 2020 garden diary Submit pictures of what you’re doing in your garden, inspiration you find when walking around your neighborhood, or let us see what’s budding in your garden. In a recent email from GCG president, Barbara Bourque, mentions: “My own club started a Garden Diary – club members submit photos/captions of what […]