It was without a doubt a collaboration of members to think outside the box for the 2020 annual plant sale. We began making plans to sell online, thanks to the proposed efforts of member and webmaster, Jolyn Barrow. Then we came up with 'divide and conquer'...that stuck and so it began that several members would open their driveways and yards over several weekends and offer for sale the plants that would have been all located at the club's cottage. What dedication by the members who provided their time and efforts. Wow, it really paid off and we extended the sale so we included the Garden Week in Ga.
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9:30 A.M Registration & Hospitality;10:00 A.M. Business Meeting
The guest speaker is Spencer Tunnell. He will speak about the Olmsted Linear park design in Druid Hills. It was the last residential suburb designed by Olmsted, and the only one in the Deep South. It should be an interesting program. Members, please reply to Leanne Penman if you plan to attend by Saturday October 1st. (firstname.lastname@example.org; 770.715.4901) Please see attached document for additional information.
The Garden Cottage is booked for a private event.
Garden club members Chelsea Youmans, Ana Brechtel, and Susan Bell-Ruchla are chairing Pedal Norcross 2022 in historic Norcross. We are encouraging members to sign-up as a group event. While this is not a garden 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).
Sign up for the event here.
There is also a need for volunteers. If you would like to be involved but not interested or able to ride, please contact Linda DeMaris to be added to the volunteer list.
FALL PLANT SALE, Thursday, November 3rd 2p-6p and Friday, November 4th 10a-6p
Saturday, November 5th, will be the clean-up day.
What we need:
- Pictures of the plants you would like to donate.Send your pictures to Gena Spears
- If possible, take pictures, while the plants are in bloom.
- List of plants you want to donate, estimate the quantity of each plant. (i.e., 10 Shasta Daisies), specific name if known (i.e., Becky Shasta) Send list to Kathy Sumner
- Names of members who want to help with plant digs. Specify when you’re available, weekdays, weekends.Please send your information to Kathy Sumner.
- If you would like help to dig from your garden, please let us know.
- Any plants that are not blooming may be dug in fall. Examples:
Astilbe, Bleeding Heart, Bearded Iris, Daylily (NO orange), Japanese Iris, Lily of the Valley,
Oriental Lilies, Peony, Veronica, Oriental Poppies, Phlox, Hostas, Coneflowers, Shasta, Tickseed, Coreopsis, Coral Bells, Any bulbs.
Please no Walking Iris
If there are too many of a particular plant, we may ask you to hold it until the Spring Sale.
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.
Find plenty of plantings in your garden or a neighbors for holiday mailbox decorations. Come join Cindi Aspinwall as she shows us how to use what’s within reach of our homes.
Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd.
Cottage occupied for private rental.
Stay tuned for the details for the annual holiday member’s party.
“You are what you eat”. Susan Davidson from Oli and Ve will enlighten us with her knowledge of deathly eating habits. We will be dong a test test on different oils and vinegars.
Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd.