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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 if you have any questions or need more information. (kesumner@att.net; 678.357.8684)

February Meeting Tuesday, February 14th at the Cottage

10:00am-Social, 10:30am-12:00pm -Speaker & Meeting

Member and Master Gardener, Laurie Wakefield’s presentation “Grow Vegetables from Seed”, is a sure winner for us! Gathering fresh veggies from our own gardens would be a treat!! RSVP to Debbie Boyd (debbie.boyd@comcast.net)

Election of Officers for 2023-2025

Club members will vote to elect officers for NGC 2023-2025 at the February 14, 2023 meeting.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy O’Reilly (404-435-8579). The new president appoints the committee chairs.  Please reach out to Kathy Sumner (678.357.8684) 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 are DUE by February 15th!

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.net).  Prompt response and payment are appreciated.

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. Email Sue Wyatt if you drop your payment at the cottage or if you mail it. (suezq50@aol.com)
  • PayPal payment option: Visit our website to pay your dues online via your PayPal account. On the website, choose "Contact Us" Scroll down to Membership, Select Single or Couple, then click on Buy Now to get the paypal link.
  • Cash, Check, Credit or Debit card payments can be made at the February meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting and wish to pay with a card, text Jeanette Shewbert (770.329.1411).

New Member Orientation-January 31, 7pm at the Cottage

Please RSVP to Debbie Boyd (Debbie.boyd@comcast.net).

Cottage Rentals

Please note we have cottage rentals on February 4th and March 18th.  Whenever there is a rental booked for the cottage, there will be cards that say: “Cottage is Rental Ready” placed in the cottage.  This is a reminder that cottage has been cleaned.  Please be respectful and keep it clean.

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.

Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th Annual Spring Plant Sale
April will be here before we know it! Start your 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 (text:678.357.8684)

Saturday January 28th 11A-1P ,2nd Annual National Seed Swap Day, Duluth Library

Seed Exchange

Storm Bugs is coming to Lionheart next month-Saturday, February 4th,  

Two Shows 11A and 2P
Join author and educator Andrea Zoppo (Follow Ladybug), fondly known as Ms. Ladybug, for a fun-filled time learning about our pollinator friends and what happens to them and other crawlies during a storm! With her new book Storm Bugs, Ms. Ladybug will guide you through the story with puppets, sound effects, and interactive play. Come find out what happens during a storm, you might be quite surprised! Tickets are $5 for all ages and can be purchased on Lionheart's website:
https://lionhearttheatre.org/buy-tickets-2/  Storm Bugs-LionHeart.

American Hydrangea Society-Meeting February 27th 7p, Atlanta History Center

7p Social; 7:30p Meeting Speaker: Linda Cline, Master Gardener; Topic: “Let’s Talk Hydrangeas-Secrets to Success.” All AHS meetings are at the Atlanta History Center-130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW Atlanta 30305.  Annual Fundraiser-Soil3 Compost-details on the link.

Save the Date: Saturday, June 10th Annual Garden Tour, 9A-5P, Rain or Shine


American Daffodil Society’s Flower Show March 10-11, 2023

The American Daffodil Society and the Redbud District of The Garden Club of Georgia (GCG), Inc., are presenting a National Garden Club Standard Flower Show Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Crowne Plaza Perimeter Ravinia Hotel; 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road; Atlanta, GA 30346.  The flower show is free and open to the public (the hotel does have parking fees). The show hours are 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, and from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.  This is a unique opportunity to see a MAJOR flower society’s show! The Redbud District is recruiting volunteers to work at the show.  See attachment for more information. Daffodil Show Information Daffodil Show Volunteers Needed

This link provides detailed information for the convention and daffodil educational material  https://daffodilusa.org/events-show-calendar/national-convention/2023-national-convention/

Garden Magic on the Mountain, GCG’s 95th Annual Convention April 18-20, 2023

At Evergreen Lakeside Conference Resort, Stone Mountain, GA

The Dogwood District, which is our club’s district, is hosting the Convention. This is a great opportunity to network with garden enthusiasts from across the state.  No travel costs as the Convention is right here in Stone Mountain.  There are several choices for participation, so you don’t have to commit to more than your schedule allows. Cost varies depending on how many days you wish to attend.  The Garden Club of Georgia’s (GCG) website has been updated and has a new link: https://gardenclubofgeorgia.org/ There is a 2023 GGG Convention Registration Form registration form for the convention.  There will be an online registration option in February. Attached is the tentative schedule and speaker information. Hotel reservation information is also attached if you plan to stay at the hotel.

If you would like to volunteer at the convention, please contact Leanne Penman for information (leannepenman2@gmail.com; 770.715.4901)

If you have questions about registration, Trudy Rudert is the registrar for the event.  (trudert@comcast.net; 404-713-6934).

UGA Extension Gwinnett Annual Fundraiser Pre-Order Plant Sale!

All proceeds go to help 4-H and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) programs. Order now through Friday, March 3rd, then pick up your order at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Thursday, March 16th between 9am and 5:45pm. UGA Extension Fundraiser and plant list is attached.

Spalding Garden Club-A Garden Faire, Saturday April 15