This week in the garden – vol. 12

Celebrating National Garden Week-June 6-12, 2021


Monday June 7th 10am Change of Location - We will meet at the cottage to design arrangements from our garden flowers. Please gather flowers from your garden or a shop. Betty Williams will be designing a large arrangement for display in Norcross City Hall while other members make mini arrangements for Neighborhood Meals on Wheels.


Thursday June 10th 9:15-4:30 Monday is last day to RSVP. Carpool to Athens for

guided tour at 11am and boxed lunch following in the garden catered by UGA. And

then off for a visit to the State Botanical Garden. Cost $10. Drivers needed. RSVP to

Nancy 404-435-8579

Saturday June 12th 10am Atlanta Hydrangea Society’s Garden Tour

The Board met this past week, and these are some of the plans…

  • Cottage Refresh – Pressure washing and painting begins on Monday.
  • Meeting day/evening will be 2ndTuesday of the month– calendar to be announced in the next few weeks.
  • We have a Volunteer for Membership VP – members will vote in September.
  • We will be raising dues as there has not been an increase in over 10 years.
  • There are some minor by-law changes that will presented to membership in August for September vote.


Thank you to all who helped make the plant sale such a success. It takes many hands and many parts. One of the parts that is foremost of the supplies we need is pots. Since we have never counted the number of plants at the sale, we really don't know how many pots are needed. Please keep one-gallon size pots in reasonable condition at your home.  Some members may have accumulated a large supply of pots on their own or are storing pots that were previously collected. Please contact me with an estimate of the number of pots you have. Thank you so much, Cathy Nelmes, 404-455-9537.

In the Community…Norcross Community Market Reopening June 9th!

NEW location in Skin Alley in Historic Downtown. GRAND REOPENING Wednesday (6/9) and weekly from 4-7pm. Live music, local farmers, artists, prepared foods for dinner and children's activities. Grab a beverage from one of the local restaurants and shop the many vendors.  The market is continuing the NCM Online Store, which can be used for contact-less pick up or for making pre-orders. There will be a handful of vendors who are only on the NCM Online Store, so be sure to check it out. You can shop the online store here:  Ordering closes on Tuesdays at 9am for Wednesday pickup. Follow Norcross Community Market on Facebook and subscribe to their Newsletter for updates and event alerts.