This Week In The Garden – vol. 97
APRIL IS HERE AND IT’S PLANT SALE TIME!
Annual Spring Plant Sale --Thursday and Friday April 27th-April 28th
Members are our best Marketers, please share the Sale Post Card on social media and with your family, friends and neighbors.
Plant Sale Prep Days April 25 and April 26
For a successful sale, we need all hands on deck to prepare for the sale and to work at the sale.
It’s time to commit to volunteering for Plant Sale Prep and the Plant Sale. Use the link to the Sign-Up Genius event page for our sale to pick tasks and times you can help. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kathy Sumner (678.357.8684)
Let Kathy know: (678.357.8684)
- 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 save boxes for plant transport to customers’ cars.The best are the produce/fruit type boxes that you see at Costco and other places. They are sturdy and some have handles.
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.
Save the date - May meeting, Tuesday May 9th, 7pm at the Cottage
Norcross Garden Club End of the Year Celebration and Officer Installation
At the May meeting membership will be asked to vote to approve the budget for the 2023-2024 year. Attached is a copy of the budget for your review. Our treasurer, Sue Wyatt, is happy to answer any questions about the budget. Please email your questions to Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: email@example.com.
If you can volunteer at the workshop to help guide volunteers on proper planting techniques and provide care tips for existing plants, please let Nancy O’Reilly know by Tuesday, April 11th.
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/
Rain Barrel Workshop
Gwinnett Water Resources is available to provide a rain barrel workshop. 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.
Successful Cottage Garden Dig Day for Plant Sale
Eleven members came together on Tuesday, April 4th to dig and pot plants from the Cottage Garden for the upcoming Plant Sale. We dug Epimedium, Mayapples (native), Oakleaf Hydrangeas (native) and Southern Shield fern(native). Thank you to Dorothy Archer, Cathy Nelmes, Nancy O’Reilly, David Outten, Joy Penland, Leanne Penman, Susan Rohrabaugh, Gena Spears, Kathy Sumner, Jackie Swann and Gail Thompson.