The Woodlands Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month
September through May at 9:15 a.m.
There’s a change in this month’s meeting location:
The succulents in the Cypress Garden didn’t survive the cold winter, instead we’ll be meeting at Jone’s Forest again.
The meeting for March WILL be at G. W. Jones State Forest
– where we will take the tour of the forest with John Warner to see the Cockaded Woodpecker nesting sites and other birds of the forest that he spoke about during the introduction to last months meeting. Park in the lower or upper parking lots. Wear clothes suitable for a “hay ride” transport through the forest roads.
Plant Study: Nandia Domestica
We will be doing refreshments, so if your name’s on the list contact Kathy.
If the weather is too bad for a tour we’ll be in the training center again for an indoor meeting.
Carpooling will be available from the usual location, Randall’s parking lot in Panther Creek be there between 8:30-8:50
We rescheduled the tulip tour for March 16-17 (Sunday/Monday)
Here we go again… this time with less drama we hope. The tulips have been slow to get going this year due to the cold so they should still be in color for this new date.
The Hampton Inn has offered us the same deal as before for arrival on SUNDAY March 16th, departing TUESDAY March 18th. $79/night plus tax, including hot breakfast. You will make reservations with the hotel directly at 972-243-6488. You MUST mention The Woodlands Garden Club in order to get our discounted rate, otherwise you will pay the higher regular rate. We will have 20 rooms, with the special rate good until Friday March 14th, at which time the rooms revert back to the hotel.
We will meet in the lounge at 5:30 Sunday to sort out where everyone wants to go for dinner. On Monday, after breakfast, we will have a private tour of the Dallas Arboretum led by a local Master Gardener starting at 10:15 and ending at the DeGoyer Restaurant where we have reservations for lunch. The minimum to book the tour is 10, so this will depend attendance. Check in time is 3 PM and check out is Noon. They may be flexible on Sunday about check in times.
The trip is set up to allow lots of free time to hit other attractions in Dallas and on the way up and back. The group will see the Dallas World Aquarium on Tuesday morning before going home. Other sites to work into the plan include the Bush Library, a Civil War library in Corsicana, Rose gardens in Tyler, or the Galleria, or the numerous art districts and art museums in Dallas.
The River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail will be March 7, 8, 9, 2014
In 1927 the River Oaks Garden Club was organized by 27 residents of the new River Oaks area. It was not until 1935 that they held the first Garden Pilgrimage as it was called then. That first year there were 12 gardens on the tour, 5 of which were on Lazy Lane. The tour was also held the last weekend in April. The proceeds from the tour were used to beautify the grounds of River Oaks School which we know today as River Oaks Elementary. In 1936 the Pilgrimage changed its name to the Azalea Trail as three gardens were open in March to show azaleas in addition to the April Pilgrimage. People were not familiar with the beautiful azaleas as there were not native to the area so the garden club used the Azalea Trail
as a means of educating the public on azaleas and horticulture.
The Kingwood Garden Club Cordially invites you on a self-guided tour of four of Kingwood’s private homes and gardens.
Friday April 4, 10 AM. – 4 PM.
Saturday April 5, 10 AM. – 4 PM.
Sunday April 6, 12 Noon – 4PM.
Admission: $20 Single site admission: $5
Children under the age of 12 free
Sites are not stroller or wheel chair accessible
Tickets are being sold at:
Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware Garden Center, Kingwood Garden Center, Gayle’s Hallmark, and Warren’s Southern Garden Center
There will be a Caladium sale featuring some the clubs favorite varieties including Miss Muffet, White Christmas and Red Flash, just to name a few. A Botanical Boutique will offer a selection of quality garden-related items for sale. Also there will be a raffle of items valued at $50 or more.
This is a wonderful event for anyone who loves floral design and gardening. Perhaps carpooling over to Kingwood and visiting with another Garden club would be a fun day trip for our club? Tickets are being sold at several locations in Kingwood, I also have tickets for sale.
For more information: www.Kingwoodgardenclub.org