Plant Sale 2020 – SAVE THE DATE

Brighten winter’s grey and soggy days by dreaming of your Spring garden! Now is a great time to do a little digging into what blooms you’d like to add to your landscape, making lists of what needs to be done and what new plants can squeeze in where.  While you’re planning, save the date for the Gwinnett Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale – April seems a long way off, but the days have a habit of sneaking up fast! Our sale offers a diverse selection of native plants, perennials and annuals, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, trees and yard art. The sale takes place rain or shine – please bring cash or checks, as no credit cards will be accepted.  Saturday – April 25th – 8AM – 2PM – Lilburn City Hall/Library parking lot – 4817 Church Street – Lilburn.

November 2019 Holiday Meeting

It was a lovely evening with a chance to visit with friends and share great food dishes…….

 

Jack and Wes get ready to sign everyone in.

Jack and Wes get ready to sign everyone in.
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February 2020

Join us for a lunch meeting to hear Barbara Dorfman educate us to “Feel Empowered to Prune“.  Barbara is a Master Gardener and a landscape consultant and speaks well to this topic.  Barbara will help gardeners cut more confidently and suggest tools that make the job easy, explaining how shrubs and trees will respond to various cuts, and even offer tips on how to renew overgrown or butchered shrubs.  We’ll meet at 11:30 AM if you’d like to bring a sandwich; our program will start at noon at Bethesda Senior Center, Lawrenceville on Monday, February 17th.  

Trail of Terror 2019

This event provided families with a fun-filled night at Vines Park, Saturday, October 26th.  GCMGA members who work Vines Park weekly (known as the Viners) dreamed up this event and built props to create a haunted walk through Phantom Village in the Asian Garden area of the park. 

Families played games, watched for Godzilla and the T. Rex, snacked and enjoyed the Bouncy House while waiting for their guided tour to begin.  Folks helped investigate a murder in Phantom Village.  They walked past the Sheriff’s Office and Jail, Poker Zombies, and the Operating Room.  Then past Zombie barbies, over the Snapping Turtle Bridge, by the Witches Cauldron and cornstalks to enter through tunnel with creepy hands coming from the walls to enter Phantom Village.  They passed the fortune teller, the table with Zombie heads and were frightened in the cemetery.  On they walked past the Giant crow, the zombie Mom and baby to view the Gruesome Garden.  The Ptomaine Café offered Halloween snacks of worms, maggot pudding and brains.  Visitors were watchful for the Swamp Monster and the Zombie party at the Hotel of No Return where the two murder suspects argued about who did it! 

The Viners teamed up with Extension, Parks and Recreation, Drama Club members from Archer and Grayson High Schools, Master Gardeners and other volunteers, all who added their enthusiasm and expertise to the Trail.  Proceeds will go to benefit Vines Park.  Please see a few pictures below or watch the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9NVIsf-Ivk.

Tour Guide Bill Smith

Tour Guide Bill Smith
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