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This Week In The Garden – vol. 109

Dunwoody Nature Center is hosting a free presentation this Saturday, August 5 from 11am to 12:30 pm.

The presentation will outline ways that you can make your garden a more suitable habitat for wildlife and other pollinators! Our yards can play a significant role in providing much needed habitat, food/water, and nesting places for pollinators. Join Vicki Mann and Leslie Inman for an action-oriented presentation on how to help nature flourish in your corner of the earth. Using the books Your Yard is Nature by Leslie Inman and Bringing Nature Home by Dr Doug Tallamy, you will learn ways to transition to a more pollinator friendly garden or greenspace and enhance your connection with nature. No yard is too small to make a difference!

More information and registration via this link:


Dogwood District Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 8th--10am Refreshments; 10:30 Meeting

At Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Road, Sandy Springs

Club Presidents and Representatives are encouraged to attend, to learn the latest information about what is happening in the Garden Club of Georgia and the Dogwood District.  All club members are welcome to attend.

The Summer Edition of the Dogwood Dialogue is attached.  Please take a few minutes to peruse it to learn about what’s happening in our district, at the State level (Garden Club of GA), at the National Garden Club and at other clubs in our district.  Norcross Garden Club is featured on pages 5,6, and 16. 

Next Cottage Care Dates are Monday Aug 7th, 4P-6P and Thursday, Aug 10, 10A-12P and Wednesday, Aug 16, 6p-8p

Members are most welcome to stop by anytime it’s convenient for you. Make it a fun outing -bring a friend or family member with you to pick up debris, pull a few weeds and share some smiles and conversation! We especially need to pull all the oak tree seedlings before we have our own forest! If you have any questions, please text Pam Cammarata (770-314-9541).

Cottage Care Days

1st Monday of the month, 4p-6p

2nd Thursday of the month, 10A-12P

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6p-8p

Day and Time June July Aug
1st Mon 4p-6p 5th 3rd 7th
2nd Thurs 10a-12p 8th 13th 10th
3rd Weds 6p-8p 21st 19th 16th 

Great Southeast Pollinator Census August 18-19, 2023

Are you getting ready to count pollinators? We are asking members to participate by counting pollinators on a specific plant of your choice in your garden or any outdoor area that you visit on August 18 or 19. A copy of the Census form and Insect identification guide is attached. If you have questions, please contact Trudy Rudert (404.713.6934) or Dolores Stewart (818.421.3084)

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census is a citizen science project created by the University of Georgia. This project is designed for everyone to participate and make a difference for pollinator conservation. Visit this website (https://gsepc.org/)  for more information. It includes a short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJkR8eVXgY0) demonstrating the ease of participating in the count from your own backyard or favorite outdoor space.

For ideas to add pollinator plants to your containers or gardens, read “Creating a Pollinator Paradise” on p17 of the Garden Gateways, Summer 2023 edition for some ideas. Or check out Pike Nurseries for pollinator plant suggestions. (https://shop.pikenursery.com/plants/?Attracts=Pollinators)

Free workshop for Kids Who Count-Great Southeast Pollinator Census

Saturday, August 19, 11am-Noon at Discovery Garden Park

See Flyer below. A copy is also attached to share with others. To volunteer at this event, please text Dolores Stewart (818.421.3084)