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Programs for 2018-2019

When:   Monthly meetings 1st Tuesday of each month
Place:    St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church McGivney Hall
                1105 West 15th Street, Plano, TX
Time:    Social gathering at 9:30, business meeting at 10:00 and program at 11:00

September 2018

4 Program (regular monthly meeting) - "LEMON TREE GARDEN and TRUST" - Our own local celebrity, Stephanie Hunt, has dedicated her life to providing gardening initiatives in refugee communities as a way to restore dignity, purpose, and cultural identity, bringing people together through the provision of seeds and plants, garden competitions, and education centres.  This year, their refugee-inspired garden was showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London and won an award. There's so much more to see and hear - please don't miss this spectacular story.

Presenter: Carrie Perkins, Director of Operations

6 Service in Action - HERITAGE FARMSTEAD MUSEUM FARMFEST" -  Prepare wreaths for the Farmfest and Fall Festival.  Meet at the Young House.  Volunteer time from 10 a.m. to Noon.

10 Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "TRANSITIONING the GARDEN to FALL VEGETABLES"

Presenter: Andrew Demier, Urban Farms, Director at the Garden in Fair Park

12 Garden Spaders - "Bush Library Grounds" - Join us for a relaxing stroll through the beautiful Bush Library Gardens.  Their perennial gardens are a sight to behold.  We'll eat lunch at the outdoor café if it's not too hot.  Otherwise, we'll dine at Café 43.  Those who are interested can enjoy touring the library after lunch (there is a small entry fee).  Meet at St. Marks at 9:00 am

18 Creative Designers - Join us as we study Abstraction!  Two guest speakers, Kathleen Johnson and Patti Brown both Master Judges, will instruct us in leaf manipulation and other techniques to create an abstract design. Bring a creative container and line material.  Please RSVP to Arlene so we can purchase an appropriate number of plant materials.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

18 - 20 NGC Flower Show School - "COURSE II" -  This course will be held in Houston, TX

22 Service in Action - "GREAT AMERICAN CREEK CLEAN UP" – Cleanup will be on White Rock Creek along Preston Road between Hedgcoxe and Legacy.

24 - 25 NGC Landscape Design - "STUDY COURSE 1" -  This course will be held in College Station, TX

25 Service in Action - "Girl Scout Environment Youth Project"       

October 2018

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "HONEY BEE BIOLOGY" -Come prepared for an engaging and lively discussion of all things honey bees up close and personal - INCLUDING an observation box and a demonstration live hive box (enclosed!) of bees in action.

Presenter: Dr. Scott Rippel, UTD Professor & Thea Junt, Chilldren's Health Sustainability Manager

9-11 Texas Garden Club,Inc. - Fall Convention - Texas Garden Club, Inc. Fall Convention, hosted by District X, Crown Plaza hotel, 14315 Midway Rd., Addison, TX

10-11 Service in Action - "TREASURED TIMES GARDEN THERAPY" - The project will be the construction of a garland with Fall Leaves, which participants can place over a chair, table, or possibly hang in a window.  This event will be held at CRUMC (Custer Road United Methodist Church).

16 Creative Designers - Tricia Yurkovich, Master Judge, will instruct you on creating COLLAGES.  If you have any scrapbook papers, wallpapers, any interesting papers or dried plant material, you can use and found objects such as pieces of plastic, metal parts, jewelry pieces or chains you would like to incorporate please bring them.  We will provide some papers and an 18”x24” board to cover.  This will be a category in the flower show in March.  You may want to enter.  As always, RSVP.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

18 Service in Action - "PIONEER PLACE SENIOR COMMUNITY" - The project will be decorating fall wreaths.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

20 Garden Spaders - "CITY of PLANO'S WATER-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR" - Enjoy the City of Plano WaterWise Landscape Tour.  This beautiful self-guided tour of several of the city’s WaterWise gardens will help you learn which water conserving, drought-tolerant plants do well in our North Central Texas soil and climate.  We'll travel together to visit multiple gardens, and will enjoy a picnic lunch by one of the locations.  The event will begin by meeting at St. Marks Catholic Church at 9 am. 

21-23 Judges Symposium - This event will be held in San Antonio, TX.

27 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

November 2018

District X - "FALL ASSEMBLY" - This event will be hosted by Frisco Garden Club, at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, TX. 

5 Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "FALL GARDEN COLOR"  

Presenter: Josh Bracken, Nicholson Hardy Nursery

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "SUCCULENTS " - Rusty Allen, a local succulent expert from Northhaven Nursery will be exposing us to a host of those robust Texas loving plants that are bold, beautiful, and grow with gusto in our gardens!  He's promised lots of live specimens to view.

Presenter: Rusty E. Allen, TCNP, Northhaven Garden  Education & Outreach Coordinator

Garden Spaders - "HEARD MUSEUM" - The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney Texas, emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.  We'll be guided by Jessica, their highly regarded Horticulturist, along one of the groomed trails as well as through the butterfly and museum exhibits.  A late lunch will follow at a The Harvest restaurant in downtown McKinney.  Eat a hardy breakfast or bring a snack!  Meet at 9:00 am at St. Elizabeth Seaton Evangelical Church. 

Service in Action - HERITAGE FARMSTEAD MUSEUM" - Prepare wreaths for the Lantern Lightning and Holiday Festival.  Meet at the Young House.  Volunteer time from 10 a.m. to Noon.

12 Service in Action - "ALEXANDRA'S CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  For this service project bring your glue gun.  Volunteer time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

13 Service in Action - "ALEXANDRA'S CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  For this service project bring your glue gun.  Light lunch will be provided.  Volunteer time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

14 Service in Action - "ALEXANDRA'S CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  For this service project bring your glue gun.  Light lunch will be provided.  Volunteer time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

15 Service in Action - "ALEXANDRA'S CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  For this service project bring your glue gun.  Light lunch will be provided.  Volunteer time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

17 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

27 Service in Action - "NGC SCULPTURE PROJECT" - Project with Eating Disorder Group at Children's Health Plano.

December 2018

DCGC - "ENHANCE YOUR WINDER and HOLIDAY HOME WITH BOTANICAL ARTS" - TNT Judges Study Club

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "DESIGN IDEAS for OUR OWN HOMES & HOLIDAY LUNCHEON" - Our own National Garden Club Master Judges, DeNora Dial and Tricia Yurkovich, will present designs from the traditional to the imaginative.  Come and be entertained as theses Master Judges inspire and impress us with design ideas for our own homes.   You might just take home one of their designs for your home!  This event will be held at Gleneagles Country Club, 5401 W. Park Blvd and the cost will be $35.  Bring pajamas for Children's Advocacy Center.

Presenter: DeNora Dial and Tricia Yurkovich

January 2019

7 Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "HIGHLIGHTS FROM the CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW"

Presenter: Trennis Peters & Jeanne DeLeon

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "EDIBLE LANDSCAPES" - When Craig Lewis talks, people listen.  Come discover how to landscape with edible plants both for beauty and delectible delight!  Craig is the Greenhouse Supervisor at UT-Dallas and oversees all of the native plants, student and staff community gardens, and development of green scapes for the UT-Dallas campus.

Presenter: Craig Lewis, UT Dallas, Greenhouse Superisor & Thea Junt, Children's Health Sustainability Manager

10 Service in Action - "PIONEER PLACE SENIOR COMMUNITY" - The project will be making small floral arrangements.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

15 Creative Designers - Carol Coughran, Flower Show Judge, will teach LOW PROFILE DESIGN.  You will need to review the techniques sheet you were given in September as you are required to use several in this design.  The design is appropriate for a coffee or sofa table.  Please bring long branch materials and a low container. The completed design should be four times as long as it is high. Please RSVP so we can purchase enough flowers.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

February 2019

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "FUN DAY

Presenter: Rodney W. Pirtle, Musical Humorist

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "STEPPING THROUGH the GARDEN" - Our own National Garden Club Master Judges, Peggy Consolver and Dana Serafine, will challenge our immaginations and entertain us with the igenuity and originality of their designs!

Presenter: Peggy Consolver and Dana Serafine

13 Garden Spaders - "FLORAL DESIGN WHOLESALER" - "Be Prepared!"  In the spirit of either learning about or participating in our club's much anticipated March 29-30th Flower Show, we will be visiting either one or two wholesale florist supply shops.  Window shopping at a wholesale shop is worth doing and  purchase supplies at wholesale can add to the fun!  Meet 9 a.m. at St. Marks.

18 Service in Action - "GARDEN THERAPY" - Project with children at Children's Health Plano making leaf bowls.

19 Creative Designers - Carol Coughran, Flower Show Judge, will teach LOW PROFILE DESIGN.  You will need to review the techniques sheet you were given in September as you are required to use several in this design.  The design is appropriate for a coffee or sofa table.  Please bring long branch materials and a low container. The completed design should be four times as long as it is high. Please RSVP so we can purchase enough flowers.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

23 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

25-26 NGC Landscape Design - "STUDY COURSE 1" -  This course will be held in College Station, TX

27-28 Service in Action - "TREASURED TIMES GARDEN THERAPY" - This project will be creating a Garden Art Mobile for either outside or inside to reflect the sunlight and wind.  This event will be held at CRUMC (Custer Road United Methodist Church).

March 2019

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "DEMONSTRATION on ORCHID REPOTTING, CARE & REBLOOMING

Presenter: Dr. Delphinium & Sarah Bowen

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "BLACKLAND PRAIRIE: HISTORY, STRUCTURE, and PLANTS" - The Blackland Prairie is a vast ecoregion in which the geology, geography, soil and weather have dramatic effects on the plant life in the region and have a continuing dynamic that is spellbounding to learn about.  Don't miss this important historical and futuristic tour of a large portion of the Texas landscape.

Presenter: Richard (Dick) Zartler , Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter, Member since 2007

Service in Action - HERITAGE FARMSTEAD MUSEUM" - Prepare wreaths for the Victorian Eggtravaganza and Spring Festival.  Meet at the Young House.  Volunteer time from 10 a.m. to Noon.

13 Garden Spaders - "OLD CITY PARK" - There is a lot of history in the Old City Park.  Rosemary Brumley is famous for her extensive historical knowledge, perspective, and lore of Dallas.  See some of her heirloom items in the park and enjoy lots of details that we'll share from her great bank of information.  We'll eat lunch together at Mudhen - famous for using ingredients from the nearby Farmer's market.  Meet at St. Marks at 9 a.m.

16 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

19 Creative Designers - All Judges will be here to critique and help with your designs for the flower show.  We hope all of you will enter but even if you are not entering the Flower Show come and we will have flowers available.  Bring your container and any branch material you are using.  Please RSVP for flowers.  We will attempt to have the flowers you need except for tropical which are not in our budget.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

19-21 Texas Garden Club - Flower Show - "SCHOOL I" - This course will be held in Dallas, TX

28 Service in Action - "GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP" - Floral design workshop for Girl Scouts to enter their designs in Flower Show.

29-30 A Standard Flower Show - "THE WONDERS of MY GARDEN" - The event will be held at Plano’s Environmental Education Center, 4116 West Plano Parkway,  Plano, TX 75093    FREE event, and open to the public for viewing on Friday March 29 from 1 pm - 5 pm and on Saturday March 30 from 10 am - 4 pm.

April 2019

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "SEEDING FARM, WORK TO ESTABLIS COMMUNITY GARDENS

Presenter: Tyrone Day

1-4 Texas Garden Club - "CONVENTION" - El Paso, TX

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "THE IMPORTANCE of NATIVE PLANTS to NESTING and MIGRATORY BIRDS" - Our own Linda Ergonis and birding extrodinare will discuss why we need Texas native plants in our landscapes to protect and insure the future of our migratory birds.

Presenter: Linda Ergonis, PGC member is on point for this presentation

11 Service in Action - "PIONEER PLACE SENIOR COMMUNITY" - The project will be making floral designs with fresh flowers.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

12-13 SCR - "CONVENTION" - This event will be held in Oklahoma City, Bricktown, OK

16 Rosemary Rumbley's - "TOUR of FORT WORTH" - The cost of the event is $60. 

24 Garden Spaders - "PLANT GROWER" - "Where does it all begin?"  For the flowers and plants you buy at the stores like Calloways, Lowes, etc. life begins at a "grower".   Kenneth Cransfield at the Forest Grove Nursery will enlighten us with the specifics of the supply chain.  And you'll see more plants in one place than you've ever seen before!  Meet at St. Elizabeth Seton Evangelical Church at 9 a.m.

26 Arbor Day - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN CEREMONY" - Dedicating tree planted in cooler months on campus.

27 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

29 Service in Action - "GARDEN THERAPY" - Project with children at Children's Health Plano decorating birdhouses with EDO unit children in honor of Earth Day..

29 - May 2 National Garden Club  - "CONVENTION" -  This event will be held in Biloxi, Mississippi

May 2019

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "THE NEW SEED LIBRARY at the DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY" 

Presenter: Mallory Hudson

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN & INSTALLATION of OFFICERS" - Our club has built an award winning and rewarding garden at the Plano Children's Hospital that speaks volumes to the hearts and souls of our members.  Come see the garden and learn about the tremendous impact it has had on children with eating disorders and so many others at the hospital.  Our May Luncheon will be at Children's Health.

Presenter: Al Baume will be our MC as we visit the history of Children's Meadow and introduce you to our HOSTS at Children's Health

11 Service in Action - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Garden maintenance will be performed.  The work will begin at 9 a.m. to completion. 

26 Garden Spaders - "LAVENDER FARM (IRIS' in APRIL" - Not just Lavender!  Lavender Ridge Farm is known for the extensive lavender fields, lavender tea, and lavender in their café.  In addition, they have an extensive collection of iris'.  Let's hope they are in bloom when we are there!  We'll lunch together in the cafe.  Meet at St. Elizabeth Seton Evangelical Church at 9 a.m. 

June 2019

1-7 NGC - "NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB WEEK" 

Garden Spaders - "CELINA GARDEN TOUR, CELEBRATING NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK" - We'll travel in a group to the wonderful private-home gardens, farms and area wineries on the Celina garden tour.   We'll eat a box lunch at one of the stops along the way.  Ticket cost is approximately $25.  Meet at St. Elizabeth Seton Evangelical Church at 8 a.m.  Note Special EARLY Start. 

Theme for 2018-2019

"Adventures in Gardening, to Inspire Our Souls

Motto: A Flower Garden for Every Yard

Motto 2017-2018
Announcement

PGC Scholarship

If you are a college sophomore majoring in a field pertaining to horticulture or the environment then you might be eligible. 

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