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This Week In The Garden – vol. 95

One Month to go ….

Annual Spring Plant Sale

Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th

Our members are our best advertisement, please share the Sale postcard with your family, friends and neighbors.

Thank you to all who have participated in recent plant digs. We are getting a great variety of plants.

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)

Save the date -May meeting- Norcross Garden Club End of the Year Celebration and Officer Installation -Tuesday May 9th 7pm at the cottage

 Duluth Garden Club at Duluth Library-Meeting, Tuesday March 28, 6pm

3180 Main Street, Duluth GA 30096

Speaker: Woody Bell, owner of Woody’s Nursery in Duluth

For those who do not know, the Norcross Garden Club is the mentoring club for Duluth. We earn credit on the President’s Report for this involvement.

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

Youth Sculpture Awards

Thanks to the Norcross Garden Club members who made the sculpture contest possible by having things available at the cottage during Norcross Art Splash.  Although we received only 6 entries to submit, half of those earned awards, and one third of the 6 went on to the Deep South Competition and won an award at that level.  That is a marvelous record. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

  • Michael McCullum 7th Grade 2nd Place in GA.  Michael is a student at Summerour Middle School.
  • Layla Bell 7th grade 1st place in GA and 3rd place in Deep South Garden Club
    Layla is a student at Coleman Middle School-Duluth, and her mother, Susan Bell is a member of our club.
  • Jaden Wells 5th grade 1st place in GA and 1st place in Deep South Garden Club (potentially an award winner nationally) Jaden is a student at Peachtree Elementary School.