Chapter Meetings
  • Unless otherwise noted, Chapter Board and Public Meetings are held in the Carrollton Ag Center.
    Due to GPS issues, please check the above link for accurate directions.
  • The general public is welcome at all Public Meetings.
  • Chapter members are welcome at all Chapter Board Meetings.

Past Activities and Project Workdays
Please visit the Past Events Index.


Chapter Fundraising
The West Ga Chapter of GNPS has items for sale to raise funds to support activities and projects. Please take a look at our Chapter Fundraising page to learn more.


Other Organization Activities
From time to time, other organizations may have an activity that will be of interest to the Chapter members. To view these activities, please visit the Other Events page.


Buffalo Creek Workday
Thursday, October 5, Meet at the lower entrance, with parking at the Greenbelt parking lot on Old Newnan Rd. Work will begin at 8:30.

Dress with sturdy close-toed shoes, clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and spray for mosquitoes. Bring gloves, hand pruners, digging tools such as hand trowels, shovel, or turning fork and a yard or garden rake for spreading mulch. Since the days are getting warmer, you might want some sunscreen.

We will do a lot of privet pulling and mulching, pull some weeds, and possibly do some planting. Other jobs may be posted later, as rescued plants become available, or donations are given. Check back often to check on work updates.


Buffalo Creek Workday
Thursday, October 19, Meet at the lower entrance, with parking at the Greenbelt parking lot on Old Newnan Rd. Work will begin at 8:30.

Dress with sturdy close-toed shoes, clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and spray for mosquitoes. Bring gloves, hand pruners, digging tools such as hand trowels, shovel, or turning fork and a yard or garden rake for spreading mulch. Since the days are getting warmer, you might want some sunscreen.

We will do a lot of privet pulling and mulching, pull some weeds, and possibly do some planting. Other jobs may be posted later, as rescued plants become available, or donations are given. Check back often to check on work updates.


Buffalo Creek Workday
Tuesday, November 7, Meet at the lower entrance, with parking at the Greenbelt parking lot on Old Newnan Rd. Work will begin at 8:30.

Dress with sturdy close-toed shoes, clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, and spray for mosquitoes. Bring gloves, hand pruners, digging tools such as hand trowels, shovel, or turning fork and a yard or garden rake for spreading mulch. Since the days are getting warmer, you might want some sunscreen.

We will do a lot of privet pulling and mulching, pull some weeds, and possibly do some planting. Other jobs may be posted later, as rescued plants become available, or donations are given. Check back often to check on work updates.

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Salvia coccinea
    (SAL-vee-uh    kok-SIN-ee-uh)
Scarlet Sage, Hummingbird Sage, Texas Sage, taken on July 9, 2009.
Photo Credit: Mike Strickland

Salvia coccinea can do well in the home landscape.

Do you like red? Want to attract hummingbirds? Want blooms in the summer? Consider Salvia coccinea, also known as Scarlet Sage, Hummingbird Sage, Texas Sage. This is the only red flowered sage native to the US. This beautiful sub-shrub likes it hot so delay planting until late spring early summer. Salvia coccinea grows very quickly and blooms all summer if spent blooms are dead-headed but be sure to allow some seeds to fall for next year's bounty. Plant in masses for more hummingbird action; inter-mix with other flowering plants as an accent. Give this small shrub growth-room so it can reach its 2-4' height and 2.5' branching. Blooms best in full sun but can tolerate part-shade. Leaves are medium green providing a nice foundation for the amazingly red flowers that grow in loose whorls on 10" long upright stems. Deer do not seem interested in this plant, however, the tubular blossoms attract many pollinators in addition to the hummingbirds. Enjoy this beauty's blooms and its visitors all summer by dead-heading and providing water during no-rain periods. Forget that final dead-heading and surprise yourself next spring with volunteers.

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