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This week in the garden – vol. 84

Happy New Year 2023! 

Monday, January 2, 2023, 11A -Moving rocks to Summerour Middle School

We have extra rocks to share due to the re-design of the hardscape at the cottage. Helping hands are needed to assist Tixie Fowler and Victor Wickham to move rocks (smaller size) from the cottage to Summerour Middle School.  Please bring gloves. If you know any youth in need of volunteer hours, please invite them to join the rock moving brigade!  Any questions, please text Tixie (check your email newsletter version)

Election of Officers for 2023-2025

Club members will vote to elect officers for NGC 2023-2025 at the February 2023 meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy O’Reilly (please check your email newsletter version). The new president appoints the committee chairs. So please reach out to Kathy Sumner (Check your email newsletter version) if you would like to help.

President - Kathy Sumner
1st VP - Membership - Debbie Boyd
2nd VP Programs - Gena Spears
Treasurer - Sue Wyatt
Recording Secretary - Dolores Stewart
Corresponding Secretary - Jeanette Shewbert

Membership Dues

Dues are $60 per member. Two household members may hold membership for a single payment of $70. Please contact Debbie Boyd by February 15th, of your membership intention. Your name will be removed from our club roster and the state membership roster if we do not hear from you by February 15th. If you have questions about membership or renewal payments, please contact Debbie. (Debbie.boyd@comcast)

Payment Options:

  • Mail check to Norcross Garden Club, PO Box 576, Norcross GA 30091.
  • Drop off your payment at the cottage. Leave payment in the Treasurer’s folder, located in the hanging file on the wall in the kitchen.
  • PayPal payment option from our own website.
  • Cash, Check, Credit or Debit card payments can be made at the January meeting.

If you mail a check or drop off payment to the cottage, please email Sue Wyatt to let her know. (suezq50@aol.com)

Save the Dates!  Please add these dates to your 2023 calendar

Program meetings will be held at the Cottage

Tuesday, January 10th, 6:00pm-Social, 6:30pm-8:00pm-Speaker & Meeting

“You are what you eat."  Susan Davidson from Oli and Ve will enlighten us with her knowledge of healthy eating habits.  We will taste test several different oils and vinegars.

Tuesday, February 14th 10:00am-Social, 10:30am-12:00pm-Speaker & Meeting

Program: "And the winner is.." Topic most requested by those members
responding to the survey.  Meeting: Election of officers for NGC 2023-2025.

Tuesday, March 14th 6:00p -Social, 6:30-8:00pm-Speaker & Meeting
Program: Robert Brennan will help us improve our yards and give us awesome
ideas to use in our landscapes with his good humor and incredible years of
knowledge. He is a former UGA Professor.

Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th Annual Spring Plant Sale
April will be here before we know it! Start you plan for what you can dig from your garden to pass-a-long. Remember to save the sale dates and time during the preceding week on your calendar. We need all hands on deck to prepare for the sale. Questions?  Contact Kathy Sumner (check your email newsletter version for her number)

Tuesday, May 9th -Time to be announced

NGC Annual Meeting and Celebration of our accomplishments and each other!  And Installation of Officers for 2023-2025.

Cottage Garden Path Update

The completion of the garden path project is under way. Thank you to Gail Thompson and Leanne Penman for leading this project to the finish line!  Our garden will have a fresh look, and the new path will be safer and easier to maintain.

Cottage House and Garden Appreciation

Thank you to members for showing extra love to our house and garden over the past few weeks:

Jane Cunningham for coordinating and handling three December rentals.
Kathy Sumner for winterizing the cottage prior to the cold blast over Christmas.
Leanne and David Penman for planting the Diane Watters memorial tree.

Did you plant a tree in 2022?

Please email Kathy Sumner(kesumner@att.net) and let her know what trees were planted and when they were planted.

January 2023 Norcross Newsletter

There are two tree articles in the current Norcross Newsletter—"Norcross is a Tree City USA”, which also talks about the Norcross Tree Preservation Board and Arbor Day 2023.  And “Healthy Trees make Healthy Watersheds”.