The Memorial Park Prairie and Some of its Special Plants

post on April 16th, 2014
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Thursday, April 17 Native Plant Soc. Meeting at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park. Join us for refreshments at 7 pm, and at 7:30 pm, enjoy the presentation. npsot.org/houston

“The Memorial Park Prairie and Some of its Special Plants.”
Speaker: Katy Emde, Conservationist Katy will show photos and talk about the Memorial Park Prairie​​, a topic of much discussion ​recently by various Memorial Park Long-Term Planning committees. The beautiful photos in Katy’s talk will introduce the public to this valuable prairie remnant. Please join us for this informative talk.

Bring plants you would like to have identified. We’ll have refreshments and door prizes and we would love to see you there!

Hope Farms Gardens annual open yard

We will open April 27 at 9:00 a.m. – - closing at 4:00 p.m. We
are open on Saturday and Sunday to the public. Our last day
this year will be Saturday May 24, 2013.

Location: 18750 F.M. 1484 – Conroe, Texas 77303

Check us on the Web at HopeFarmsGardens.com
or give us a call with any questions – (936) 264-1499

Method of payment accepted: Checks and cash only

We look forward to seeing you back this year.

UpcomingTexas Garden Club Flower Shows

post on April 11th, 2014
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Hallettsville Garden Club ( no website )

Lavaca Spring Awakening Horticulture Show
Hallettsville Garden Center, Hallettsville Municipal Park
Friday April 25th, 2014 11 am – 4 pm

Schulenburg Garden Club ( no website )
Celebrate A Standard Flower Show
Schulenburg Civic Center, 1107 Hillje, Schulenburg
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Noon-4 pm

April 8th meeting

post on April 1st, 2014
Posted in Meetings

The Woodlands Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month
September through May at 9:15 a.m.

The Woodlands Township
Room 150,
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
The Woodlands, Texas

Map

Plant Study: Aucuba

Program: Water, Now and Forever and Sprinkler System Parts
Bob Daily

A Legacy of Trees: Are They Important to You?

post on March 20th, 2014
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Please Join Us! Thursday, March 20 Native Plant Soc. Meeting at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park. Join us for refreshments at 7 pm, and at 7:30 pm, enjoy the presentation. npsot.org

Speaker: Michael (Mickey) Merritt, Bayou Region Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Texas Forest Service.

Presentation: “A Legacy of Trees: Are They Important to You?”

Mickey is a certified Arborist and a certified Forester. He works with communities and organizations in the Bayou region in developing long-term sustainable forestry and tree care programs. Projects include the Houston Green/American Forests Citygreen UEA, the Houston Regional Forest “UFORE” study, TreePrint Working Group, Galveston Hurricane Ike tree recovery and local community inventories. He is involved in programs that demonstrate the value of utilizing trees as a tool for meeting the Houston area’s air and water quality requirements. Please join us for this informative talk.

Bring plants you would like to have identified. We’ll have refreshments and door prizes and we would love to see you there!

Overnight Dallas Arboretum visit

post on March 19th, 2014
Posted in Cool places we found, Gardens we saw

We took an over night trip to visit the tulip blooms at the Dallas Arboretum Gardens

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Walk in the woods lecture March 20th

post on March 18th, 2014
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Discover the enchantment of monarch butterflies at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with Dr. Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Monarch Magic: Metamorphosis, Mimicry and Migration reveals the allure of the insect species, their life cycle, migration and threats. Learn about adding butterfly plants to the landscape.

The program will be held in the L.G.I. Lecture Hall at McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive.

For more information about Walk in the Woods Nature Lectures or wildlife in The Woodlands, please visit TheWoodlandsTownship-tx.gov/wildlife or call 281-210-3800.

March 11th meeting

post on March 4th, 2014
Posted in Meetings

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.

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(photos from: Mary Ann Evans)

Azalea Trail Time

post on March 4th, 2014
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The River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail will be March 7, 8, 9, 2014

More details

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.

Kingwood Garden Club private tour

post on February 28th, 2014
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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