This Week In The Garden – vol. 96
APRIL IS HERE AND IT’S PLANT SALE TIME!
Annual Spring Plant Sale --Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th
Our members are our best advertisement, please share the Sale post card with your family, friends and neighbors.
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.
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.
Plant Sale Prep Days April 25 and April 26
We need everyone’s help to make this the best sale ever. Please save the plant sale prep days and the sale dates on your calendar. We need all hands on deck to prepare for the sale and to work at the sale. Questions or to volunteer contact Kathy Sumner (text:678.357.8684)
Save the date - May meeting, Tuesday May 9th, 7pm at the Cottage
Norcross Garden Club End of the Year Celebration and Officer Installation
Garden Fest at Gwinnett County Public Library, Grayson Branch (700 Grayson Hwy, Grayson, GA 30017) Monday, April 10, through Thursday, April 13. 12pm-6pm
Calling all gardeners, garden enthusiasts, and everyone in between! Garden Fest is returning for our fourth year with a week’s worth of programming on April 10-13 at the Grayson Branch. Our garden-themed programming includes topics like birding, composting, beekeeping, and designing that perfect garden. Featuring guest speakers, live demos, and all things gardening! Garden Fest is open to all ages and experience levels. https://www.gwinnettpl.org/news/garden-fest/
PLANTING FOR POLLINATORS WORKSHOP SERIES
Saturday, April 15 • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. City Hall Pollinator Garden
Together with master gardeners, we'll define the garden beds and start planting. Don't miss this'un-bee-lievable' opportunity to gain hands-on experience and contribute to our award-winning community project! Gardeners of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and we'll provide water, snacks, and gardening tools - just bring your own work gloves. To reserve your spot, buzz on over and email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know rain barrels capture rainwater and help reduce stormwater pollution. Sediment that travels into rivers and streams because of stormwater runoff can directly impact water quality. By capturing water when it rains, these rain barrels eliminate some of that runoff, reducing its impact. Water can then be saved until needed during dry periods to water plants, wash cars and for other non-drinking water needs. Not only does this reduce water usage, it also saves money.
Gwinnett Water Resources is available to provide a workshop if there is interest. If you are interested, contact Dolores Stewart at (818) 421-3084, ok to text. The cost is $40. Barrels are donated by Coca Cola, all materials included for set up.
SPRING BREAK FIELD TRIP IDEA
Free and easy walkable garden donated by a family with many natives in bloom with labels.
One block away visit the Intown ACE Hardware. They offer 1st timers a gift kit. Great for gifts and garden goodies. They have the beautiful seeds Laurie Wakefield mentioned in her talk.
Then visit and shop for native plants at
Beach Hollow Wildflower Farm
Scottdale, GA 30079
Open Thursday – Sunday; https://beechhollowfarms.com/
Bring a picnic for the garden or stop to eat at Corner Pub-yummy food, outdoor seating.
627 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, https://pubalicious.com/
Dekalb Farmers Market is right there and has lunch seating.