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This Week In The Garden – vol. 94

Annual Spring Plant Sale --Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th
Thank you to all who have participated in recent plant digs. We are getting a great variety of plants.

Plant Dig at Kathy Sumner’s garden-Thursday March 23rd 10a-Noon

Text Kathy if you can help dig, pot or label plants (678.357.8684)

Let Kathy know:

  • If you have nursery pots to donate.Gallon size is most needed.
  • Need dirt for potting your pass alongs? Text Kathy for dirt location.
  • Days and times you are available to help with a plant dig. There are a variety of tasks for each dig: digging, potting, labeling and taking plants for home care.
  • If you need help digging in your garden. Or if you need dirt, pots, labels for your pass-along plants.

Keep in mind that we also need house plants, indoor and outdoor decorative 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 to the cottage until we let you know that it’s ok. We have cottage rentals prior to the sale and need to keep the cottage inside and out neat and tidy.

We need everyone’s help to make this the best sale ever.   Please 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)

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


At Evergreen Lakeside Conference Resort, Stone Mountain, GA

Dogwood District (our district) is hosting. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend the 95th convention without incurring travel expenses.  The registration fee for Tuesday or Wednesday is $30 and includes the afternoon workshops and access to the Vendors and Exhibits. If you wish to attend a luncheon or dinner, see registration form for cost.  Parking fee is $20 per car.  Consider carpooling to reduce this cost.

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 and specific convention details.  Garden Gateways, Spring Edition, p.15-19 also has complete convention details.

Message from Dogwood District:

Now is the time to register for Garden Magic.  Dogwood District invites you to come celebrate.  Our chairmen are working extra hard to make sure this year’s Convention is the best ever:  Great speakers at the meals - Fantastic presentations at the afternoon workshops - Interesting Vendors for your shopping pleasure - Raffle Baskets galore!  District Officers will be installed on Tuesday during the cocktail hour.  Awards Banquet is Wednesday night when we honor all the many accomplishments of our hard-working clubs.   Incoming GCG officers will be installed at the Thursday Membership Luncheon.  Convention Registration Deadline:  March 31st to avoid late fee.   Form attached or you can click here to register on-line. https://form.jotform.com/211994690426161

Other Gardening News

Cherokee Garden Library Spring Talk-Wednesday, April 12th 7pm, Atlanta History Center

Speaker: Fergus Garrett- “The Gardens of Great Dixter”


April 14th, 10:30-11:30 State Botanical Garden of Georgia FREE EVENT

(Registration Required)

Inaugural Deen Day Sanders Porcelain and Decorative Arts Museum Lecture Series- featuring Asen Kirin-“Women, Power, and Intellectual Pursuits: Catherine the Great’s Collection of Porcelain”

More Information

Planting and Growing-March 2023 Gardening Edition by Linda Doiron

Georgia's coastline is one of the most beautiful in the United States. For those fortunate to live there, this article provides planting and design options for your best coastal garden. For the rest of us, many choices abound to visit the coast, and this article discusses charming gardens, fun activities, and top-rated beaches. Linda is GCG’s Gardening Newsletter Editor and a member of our club. See attachment.

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