Programs, Meetings and Events
SEPT.2, 2021 9:30 SOCIAL, 10:30 MEETING, "THE ART OF SEED SAVING," WITH BECKY GRIFFIN (ZOOM LINK FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON)
Becky Griffin will speak to us on the "Art of Seed Saving," In Heritage Hall, 6110 Blue Stone Rd., Sandy Springs, Ga 30328 (the bottom level of the building where we met pre-pandemic). Becky is the Community and School Garden Coordinator for the UGA Cooperative Extension, as well as a Georgia Certified Beekeeper and Pollinator Health Program Associate. She is also the coordinator of the annual Georgia Pollinator Census.
OCTOBER 7, 2021 9:30 SOCIAL, 10AM MEETING, "WHY NATIVE PLANTS?" WITH BARBARA DORFMAN (ZOOM LINK FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON)
On Thurs., Oct. 7 at 10:00 am, Barbara Dorfman will speak to us on why it is important to include native plants in our gardens. Barbara is a member of the Georgia Native Plant Society and explains why homeowners should include the use of native plants to sustain Georgia’s wildlife. The meeting will be in Heritage Hall, 6110 Blue Stone Rd., Sandy Springs, Ga 30328 (the bottom level of the building where we met pre-pandemic). Please arrive at 9:30 am, to socialize.
OCTOBER 7 MEETING WRAP UP Our October meeting was very informative, constructive, and fun. We learned why native plants are so important to wildlife and our environment. If you missed receiving the handout for native plant resources, prepared by our speaker, Barbara Dorfman, please click here. Thank you to our hostesses (Mary Leslie, Karen Clydesdale, Mary Clare Kearse, Elaine Stephens, and Linda Ware), for providing a lovely creative setup and delicious treats, and a special thanks to Ginny Wolf for taking numerous photos at our meeting.
October 31, 2021, Saturday
Historic Landscape Preservation Fundraiser and Tour
Location: Hills and Dales
NOVEMBER 4, 2021 MEETING, "HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS: FROM GROCERY STORE BOUQUETS TO HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS," WITH CLARE WEAVER
On Thurs., Nov. 4 at 10:00 am, Clare Weaver will demonstrate how to use grocery store bouquets, glass containers, and yard greens to make a beautiful holiday table centerpiece. She will talk about colors, composition, tricks to give confidence, and will do Q&A during/after. The finished products will be donated for auction at the meeting.
Clare is a popular speaker and an interior design consultant primarily in the residential market. She does floral design as a hobby and occasionally for clients. She is a Life Member of the Iris Garden Club which was founded in Ansley Park. With Iris, she has entered the Southeastern Flower Show multiple times, winning “Best In Show“ in what was then the Novice category. She has have taken many workshops and seminars on floral design, and her goal is to share some of this information so that we can learn to design our own successful table arrangements.
The meeting will be in Heritage Hall, 6110 Blue Stone Rd., Sandy Springs, Ga 30328 (the bottom level of the building where we met pre-pandemic). Please arrive at 9:30 am, to socialize.
Holiday Luncheon – DECEMBER 2, 2021 11:30-2PM Cherokee Country Club
JANUARY 6, 2022 VIRTUAL MEETING - "PRESERVING OLD ROSWELL CEMETERY," WITH JANET JOHNSON
In light of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of COVID 19 and the health and safety of our members and speaker, the Executive Committee has decided that the January meeting with be virtual via Zoom rather than in person.
Janet Johnson, “The Cemetery Lady” and Chairperson for the Roswell Historical Society, will present the program "Preserving Old Roswell Cemetery," at our meeting on January 6.
Janet is the Old Roswell Cemetery Chairperson for the Roswell Historical Society, and she will be speaking to us not only about the history of the Roswell Cemetery but also about the work that has been done to preserve this important part of Roswell’s history.
Check out the Roswell Historical Society newsletter by , to see a sample of the work the Historical Society has been doing.
FEBRUARY 3, 2022 VIRTUAL MEETING - "GROWING ROSES: IT'S NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU THINK," WITH JIM MYNES
Jim Mynes ("Dr. Jim") will present our February 3rd program on "Growing Roses: It's not as difficult as you think." at our meeting on February 3.
Jim attended the University of Tennessee originally to play football but stayed long enough to receive both his bachelor degrees in Horticulture and Botany as well as a PhD in Plant Pathology. He executed research in a variety of plant systems including roses, dogwoods, day lilies, ornamental grasses, hydrangeas, African violets, and many others. After finishing his doctoral dissertation he worked for the USDA Agricultural Research Service for several years until the funding for that position ran out. After that he did Organosolv Fractionation chemistry helping to make sustainable carbon fiber out of renewable wood chips and grass clippings. He moved to Atlanta in 2017 and has been running his own business Rose Gardens of Atlanta ever since.
The meeting will be held via Zoom. Join us at 9:30 AM to socialize with fellow members. Our speaker will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by our business meeting.
MARCH 3, 2022 TRISHA THOMPSON FOX – “HOW LOST CORNERS WAS SAVED”
Trisha Thompson Fox will share the story of how Lost Corner Preserve was saved to become a passive park in Sandy Springs. Because of this effort, you will find quiet solitude and more. The Cottage, a community garden, a greehouse and close to a mile of wooded walking trails. Trisha will share stories about the Miles family, the former owners of this property.
March 6-10, 2022 – Deep South Garden Clubs Convention – Natchez, Miss
APRIL 7, 2022 PLANT SWAP AND POTS OF CHEER
Join us as we bring plant treasures to share with other club members. Dig up and divide some of your favorite plants to share with others and bring home something new.
We will also be making 'Pots of Cheer' to donate to a senior center to be placed on meal trays and spread some cheer.
April 12-13, 2022 - Garden Club of Georgia State Convention
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Annual Convention
Oleander District invites garden club members to the 94th Annual Convention at Marriott Macon City Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 12-13, 2022. The Oleander District proudly hosts “Gardening in Macon”. Our special guest is NGC President Mary Warshauer.
Online registration: https://form.jotform.com/211994690426161
Marriott Macon City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31212
Third week of April 2022
Georgia Garden Week
MAY 5, 2022 - SPRING LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL MEETING
May 15-21, 2022 – National Garden Clubs, Inc. Convention – Orlando
For more information and registration form visit
https://gardenclub.org/2022-ngc-convention-details Or check out the Winter Issue of National Gardener https://gardenclub.org/sites/default/files/2022-01/the-national-gardener-winter-2022.pdf