Next Program

Holiday Luncheon

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December 10, 2019

11:30 a.m.

1050 Buford Hwy, Cumming GA 30041

We will order from their menu and exchange gifts (limit $10.00) while food is being prepared.

November 2019 Program Recap

'It's All Interconnected'

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 Recommending "The Hidden Life of Trees" as a reference, Rick Barnes of Downey Tree Service discussed the interconnectivity of trees,

plants and other organisms and how they communicate with each other to warn of disease, predators and climate conditions.

Methods used for communication include wind-borne pheromones and chemical signals through extensive root systems.

October and November Horticulture Moments

Perennial Plants Aren't the Only Garden Interest

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Sherry Brownlee discussed how lichen feeds insects, small mammals and butterfly larvae, and is also an indicator of how clear of pollution the air is.

Some lichen grow with moss but are not moss; nor is lichen a plant. Lichen is a symbiotic relationship between algae and fungi.

There are many colors and about 20,000 species. The most common is the green we see growing on tree trunks and branches.


In November, Sherry displayed samples of fall leaf color, which included Sourwood, Red Maple, Kousa Dogwood, Bottlebrush Buckeye and native Blueberries.

September Horticulture Moment

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Inexpensive purchases from Dollar stores, along with garden finds, can make interesting arrangements.

Frances Tidd displayed and described a creative arrangement she made from foraged dried materials which included a bee’s nest. Materials were hot glued to several splatter screens wrapped with fabric; one protruding handle was wrapped in twine and the design was displayed in a placard stand. 

Calendar

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September 2019

  • September 10:  Club Meeting "A Florist's Point of View" . . . Cumming, GA
  • September 6-8: Yellow Daisy Flower Show . . . Stone Mountain, GA

October 2019

  • October 8:  Laurel District Fall Meeting . . . Dahlonega, GA
  • October 15:  Club Meeting "Live, Laugh, Learn" . . . Cumming, GA

November 2019

  • November 12:  Club Meeting "It's All Interconnected" . . . Cumming, GA
  • November 20-21:   NGC Landscape Design School II . . . Rome, GA

December 2019

  • December 10:  Club Meeting "Holiday Luncheon" . . . Cumming, GA

January 2020

  • January 14:  Club Meeting "House Plants and Containers" . . . Cumming, GA
  • January 16:  Native Plant Symposium . . . Athens, GA

February 2020

  • February 11: Club Meeting "Change That Old Landscape - Prune" . . . Cumming, GA
  • February 12-13: NGC Landscape Design School III . . . Rome, GA
  • February 26: Capitol Conservation Day . . . Atlanta, GA

March 2020

  • March 10: Club Meeting "Spring Luncheon" . . . Cumming, GA  
  • March 25-26: The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Convention . . . Macon, GA
  • March 25: South Georgia Native Plant Symposium . . . Tifton, GA

April 2020

  • April 14: Club Field Trip to Scottsdale Farms . . . Milton, GA  
  • April 13-16: Deep South Region Convention . . . Tampa, FL
  • April 19-25: Garden Week in Georgia
  • April 24: National Arbor Day
  • April 28-29: NGC Landscape Design School IV . . . Rome, GA 

May 2020

  • May 12: Club Meeting "Plant Exchange" . . . Cumming, GA 
  • May 11-14: National Garden Club Convention . . . Milwaukee, WI