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This Week In The Garden – vol. 93

March Meeting-Tuesday, March 14th at the Cottage

6:00pm-Social; 6:30pm-8pm– Meeting and 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. LAST CALL! RSVP to Debbie Boyd by Monday, March 13th (Debbie.boyd@comcast.net).)

Fulton Federation Meeting, Monday March 13th

CHANGE IN LOCATION: Roswell Area Park Community Activity Building

10495 Woodstock Rd, Roswell GA 30075 (Driving directions attached)

Refreshments: 10:15 AM; Meeting: 10:30 AM

Speaker: Diane Ricker - Certified judge for the American Gourd Society

Program: Gourds. Many gourd specimens will be on display as well as gourding tools.

The Nominating Committee will be presenting a slate of officers and voting will take place.  Each club is entitled to one vote.

All Members of Garden Clubs are encouraged to attend the Fulton Federation meetings. Please wear your Garden Club name badge. Please bring cash for the raffle.

Rental Help Needed

We need a few more volunteers to help work with rental clients for use of the cottage. We can work around your travel schedule or other. If you can help with this important need of our club, please contact Nancy oreilly1@mindspring.com for more information. 

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


At Evergreen Lakeside Conference Resort, Stone Mountain, GA

The Garden Club of Georgia’s (GCG) website has been updated and has a new link: https://gardenclubofgeorgia.org/ There is a downloadable registration form for the convention.

See Garden Gateways, Spring Edition, p.15-19 for complete convention details.

Annual Spring Plant Sale --Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th
From Kathy Sumner:

There will be sign up sheets available for the plant sale tasks at the March meeting. We’re asking for help with plant digs which includes digging, potting, labeling and taking plants for home care until the sale. We will be asking what dates you may be available as we have at least six digs to schedule and will need 5-10 helpers at each location.  Please think about how you can help and be prepared to add commitments to your calendars.

Other items needed for the sale:  house plants, indoor and outdoor pots in good condition, garden tools, yard or garden related items that you would like for your garden. PLEASE do not drop off any items at the cottage until we let you know when we can start receiving plants and other items at the cottage.

Let Kathy know if you need help digging in your garden or just need pots and labels.  We need everyone’s help to make this the best sale ever.    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)

Johns Creek Secret Gardens Tour-May 6th -Volunteers Needed and Tour Information

Johns Creek is holding their Secret Gardens Tour on May 6, 2023. NGC Member, Beth Strickland, is the volunteer co-coordinator for the Johns Creek Garden Tour.  The tour is looking for individuals (ages 18 years and older) to volunteer. All volunteers will receive a complimentary pass for the tour (value: $35), so that they can also enjoy the garden tour during the hours before and/or after their shift.

Go to https://www.johnscreekbeautification.org/volunteer-for-the-secret-garden-tour.html to sign up to volunteer. A variety of positions and shifts are available. The event will take place, come rain or shine! Gwinnett Master Gardeners can get credit for this volunteer time. If you have any questions, contact Beth Strickland at bhstrick85@gmail.com or Jennifer Schau at jennifer.schau@johnscreekbeautification.org

Great Southeast Pollinator Census August 18-19, 2023

The Monarchs are Coming!

Attached is a great article from the UGA Extension Office about the migration of Monarchs.  Please take a moment to Monarchs Article from UGA Extension Office.

Norcross Happenings

The March 2023 Norcross newsletter is attached.  Irish Fest is the March highlight.  It is Saturday, March 18th from 12pm to 5pm in Skin Alley. Food, Music, Irish Dancers and more.