In June 2015, three friends and Junior League Sustainers – Cathy Brooks, Deanna Slone and Beth Ann Riechman* – began a conversation that bloomed into a sincere interest in forming a garden club. Their shared love of beautiful flowers, service and giving back to the community took root, leading to the establishment of the Marietta Daisies Garden Club. Instrumental in the formation of the club were Pril Buege and Mikel Vann, who remain mentors and constant supporters.
The Marietta Magnolia Garden Club officially sponsored the Marietta Daisies into the Marietta Garden Council, Inc. Our first planning meeting took place around the formal dining room table at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, appropriately our "home." The Daisies were the newest club formed in more than a decade and endorsed by the Jonquil and Flower Garden Clubs - that still encourage our efforts. Members are committed to beautification, education, service and leadership in our community. We thank our "founders" for their unwavering support and guidance, as we continue to grow together.
*Beth Ann moved to St. Louis shortly after the trio founded the club. In her own words, "The friendship I have with Cathy and Deanna are forever changed. I thank them for their fortitude, friendship and diligence to persevere into this endeavor with me. Wherever this road takes the Daisies, we will always have garden club."
NEWS & EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Our next garden club meeting will take place on Monday, February 15th. Please click here for a copy of the January newsletter. We will post a copy of the February newsletter prior to the meeting.
PLEASE NOTE: Please read this important reminder regarding DUES.
A word of congratulations to our dear friend, Jim Beardon (of the Friends of Green Meadow Preserve). Jim has been honored as the Georgia Recreation and Parks Volunteer of the Year...a much-deserved honor! Known affectionately as "The Bluebird Guy," Jim has been raising awareness of bluebirds for nearly a decade --- and has logged over 3,000 volunteer hours through the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County system.
WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED
* A special thank you to Joe Ranney and the folks at Wild Birds Unlimited for their continued support of our garden club - especially in our work with the Marietta Middle School students. We encourage you to visit their website and store to learn more about what they offer!
ROSES IN BLOOM
Click here for a comprehensive guide, full of tips and techniques, to grow and maintain a beautiful rose garden. Learn about the different varieties, as well as a month-by-month guide to their care and maintenance.
NEW ON OUR WEBSITE
To learn more about the Birney Memorial Rose Garden, click here for an informational video! Click here for a link to a special video on what to bring when you dead-head roses at Birney. CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ROSE GARDEN.
LINKS WE LOVE
Click here to redirect to the new "Links We Love" page. We'll share links to interesting information that we think our members will love. If you have a website you'd like to share, please email us at to mention it, and we'll feature it here!
With so many great resources and books available to gardeners of all experience levels, we thought it would be wonderful to share those resources with our Marietta Daisies members.
Click here to see what books we are currently recommending!