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National Garden Week: Bird Lore by RGC Blogger Dotty Etris

National Garden Week: Bird Lore by RGC Blogger Dotty Etris

I was fortunate to have a father that loved nature and would often point out birds and plants to me when I was very young. My first memory of birds (although there probably were others) is of him pointing out the towhee and telling me their name sounds similar to the sound they make. To listen closely and if I heard what sounded like “joree” if would be the towhee singing. I think this is what spurred my interest. All my life I have enjoyed birds and the folklore, myths, and superstitions that surround them – in many cultures and religions. Such beautiful creatures and so fascinating.

Throughout time birds have in general represented “Freedom.” Easy to understand as we watch many of them soar above us. Now we…

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National Garden Week: What’s Your Spark Bird, Part 2 by RGC Members

National Garden Week: What’s Your Spark Bird, Part 2 by RGC Members

Linda B: I would say my Spark Bird is a Goldfinch. They are not regular customers at my feeders, but as far back as I can remember they always got my attention. I even like them as artwork!

Dawn: I like seeing birds but am not a “birder”. My favorite bird that I’m most fascinated with is the Owl in general with my favorite owl being the white snowy owl, though I’ve never seen one in person. As far as a “spark” bird that makes me happy to see would be the Red Cardinal as I see them at my feeder year round and the Cardinal is that bright spot on a cold dreary and …

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National Garden Week: What’s Your Spark Bird? by RGC Members

National Garden Week: What’s Your Spark Bird? by RGC Members

Gardens and birds go hand in hand, so this National Garden Week we asked RGC members to share their Spark Birds. According to birdwatchinghq.com, “A Spark Bird is defined as the bird that helped spark your interest in birding. It helped open your eyes to the incredible beauty, mystery and excitement of birds and nature. It’s a pivotal moment where your world is changed, and there’s no way you are going back!

A Spark Bird can appear anywhere and be any species. For some, it’s an exotic hummingbird on a Caribbean vacation. For others, it’s a magnificent snowy owl that comes down from the Arctic during winter. For many, it’s a sparrow or songbird that has been ignored for years but finally makes a lasting impression…

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Memorial Day 2022: Roswell Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers Dedications

Memorial Day 2022: Roswell Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers Dedications

Roswell Garden Club invites you to join us on Memorial Day, 2022, for our Blue Star Memorial Marker and Gold Star Families Memorial Marker Dedication at the 23rd annual Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony. The markers honor those who have served or will serve in the US Armed Forces (Blue Star) and those who have lost a family member in service to the United States (Gold Star Families). The event starts at 11:00 am at Roswell’s City Hall.

History of the Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorial Markers

The Blue Star Memorial Program honors service men and women who have served, are serving or will be serving in the United States Armed Services. The program was established by the…

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Garden Week in Georgia: Friendship is a Garden Club

Garden Week in Georgia: Friendship is a Garden Club

JoAnn: We are not always in the garden, our friendship happens all around Roswell. Last week some of us got together at Jeanne’s home and stitched 50 of the cutest “Happy Sacks” to be placed on each meal delivered by Meals on Wheels this spring.

We had many laughs and caught up on our families. Besides Jeanne and myself, JoAnn, Marcia, Carolyn, Stephanie, Donna, and Dawn helped with Happy Sacks. We missed those who were not able to join us.

Amy L: Proust said “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

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Remembering Mary Ann Booth Cabot by RGC Friends Lisa Ethridge & Others

Remembering Mary Ann Booth Cabot by RGC Friends Lisa Ethridge & Others

Mary Ann Booth Cabot, nationally acclaimed nature artist and longtime member of the Roswell Garden Club, passed away peacefully February 6. One member of the club remembered her with these words, “She was so talented, kind, and had such a darling sense of humor.” Another said, “Mary Ann was an incredible woman, an outstanding artist, and a great gardener. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

Mary Ann was a strong, energetic woman…

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Garden Week in Georgia: Sharing a Little Peace of Our Gardens by RGC Blogger Suzy Crowe with a Little Help from My Friends

Garden Week in Georgia: Sharing a Little Peace of Our Gardens by RGC Blogger Suzy Crowe with a Little Help from My Friends

One of the things I love about being part of a community of gardeners is getting to share plants with each other. Whether you are the giver or the receiver, when you share plants, you are sharing a teeny tiny part of the happiness and peace that gardening brings. To close out Garden Week in Georgia, here’s a peek at RGC members sharing pieces of plants and the peace of their gardens.

Dotty E – Due to a new fence and other challenges in my back yard, I had to completely redo areas of it. Florence Anne graciously…

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Garden Week in Georgia: Volunteer @ or Check-out Johns Creek Beautification’s Secret Gardens Tour by Guest Blogger Jennifer Schau

Garden Week in Georgia: Volunteer @ or Check-out Johns Creek Beautification’s Secret Gardens Tour by Guest Blogger Jennifer Schau

If you are interested in a great gardening-related volunteer opportunity or a fantastic tour, check out Johns Creek Beautification’s Secret Gardens Tour on May 1, 2021.

Secret Gardens is a drive-yourself and walking tour of seven homes and the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Each stop has its own special, charming features. The tour features a beautiful hillside oasis and beehive fireplace; a woodland garden with a hand-made stone bridge; an iris garden; a creek-side garden…

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Garden Week in Georgia: Appearing in Georgia Gardens on April 18–Pink Lady’s-slipper as Seen and Painted by Botanical Artist and RGC Guest Blogger Linda Fraser

Garden Week in Georgia: Appearing in Georgia Gardens on April 18–Pink Lady’s-slipper as Seen and Painted by Botanical Artist and RGC Guest Blogger Linda Fraser

RGC had the privilege of hearing botanical artist Linda Fraser at a recent meeting. Linda is a renowned botanical artist specializing in native plants of the southeastern United States. Linda has created over 100 watercolor and colored pencil paintings, grouping those found blooming side by side in their specific environment…

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