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Programs for 2016-2017

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 and meeting at 10:00


6 Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Are We Calling Grape Vines a Vegetable?" - Linda and her family created a vineyard in Celina, TX. in 2003. Today the family sells more than 2,000 cases of their wines across the country. Presenter: Linda Hornbaker, Master Gardner

15 Service in Action - "Heritage Farmstead Museum" - Prepare wreaths for the "Farmfest" and Fall Festival. Work will be from 10 am - Noon.  Chair: Karleen Hoffman

20 Creative Designers - "Magic of Colors Through the Years" - Learn and use the beautiful colors in the rainbow. Bring a medium sized container.  Leader: Linda McKay, NGC flower show judge.

28 Garden Spaders - "Member's Gardens Tour" - Enjoy visiting the gardens of five of our members. Jeff from Shades of Green is coming. There will be a Pot Luck Dinner at the end in Judy Aerdts’ garden. Chair: Marilyn Ackerman


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Pumpkinscape for the Holidays" - Travis studied Landscape Architecture at Texas A&M and in Germany. His passions lie specifically in discovering and understanding the plants that surround us and fostering that respect in peers and clients. Presenter: Travis Ward

13 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - Decorate photograph boxes. Leader: Connie Mauer

15 Service in Action - "Partnering with C.O.P. for Creek Clean Up, Chisholm Trail" -  Cleanup will be on Chisholm Trail from the bridge over 15th Street to the Senior Center. Revisiting the trail that we cleaned up in March! Bring your water boots, a hat, gloves and a pair of shades and join us. Chisholm Trail is the most popular trail in Plano and attracts visitors from all over the metroplex. Working with the scouts and youth volunteers, let’s give our visitors a positive view of our town! Chair: Patti Tuck

17—Garden Spaders - "Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas" - Tour the beautiful gardens. Cost includes admission fee, tour and a buffet lunch. Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

18– Creative Designers - "Midolino Creation' - Bring medium size, low or tall, containers. Leader: Patricia O’Riley, president of international Ikebana and Sudha Ramakrishna

25 Service in Action - "Children’s Meadow" - Gardening work morning, Bring your pruning shears. We will be doing maintenance, spreading poppy seeds and harvesting the pumpkins.  Leader: Al Baume


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Those Beautiful Poisonous and Murderous Plants We Love to Raise" - A MUST SEE: Educational and informative Bring your friends to see this entertaining speaker.  His personal taxonomic specialty is the family Cyperaceae, active with poison control. Presenter: Barney Lipscomb, Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Garden Spaders - "Dallas Arboretum" - Tour the Dallas Arboretum to see fall flowers and pumpkins and enjoy a picnic lunch in the Gardens.  Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

3 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - Christmas wreaths creations with the Seniors.  Chair: Connie Mauer

14-17 Service in Action - "Alexandra’s Holiday Tree Workshops" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  Chairs: Charolette Loncar or Renee Shaw.

21 Service in Action - "Heritage Farmstead Museum" - Prepare wreaths for the Lantern Lightning and Holiday Festival. Chair: Karleen Hoffmann.

30 Service in Action - "Treasured Times at CRUMC" - Decorating holiday wreaths. Chair: Beverly Carpenter


1 Service in Action - "Treasured Times at CRUMC" - Decorating holiday wreaths. Chair: Beverly Carpenter

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Terrariums to Last a Decade!" - Enjoy a presentation on creating terrariums.  Presenter: Marilee Crawford, Master Gardner


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Bugs in our Gardens" - Learn how bugs affect our future gardens. Bill, a retired veterinarian, began his interest by taking pictures and identifying insects, which turned into an interesting hobby.  Presenter: Bill Lilly, D.V.M., Master Gardner

17 Creative Designers - "Stretching It" - Learn how to expand the design by stretching it. Bring two or more containers, small or medium. Leader: DeNora Dial, our own flower show judge.

25-26 Service in Action - "Treasured Times" - Planting Spring flowers and bulbs. Chair: Beverly Carpenter


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "I've Got Your Iris" - One of our garden tour home owners will speak on Irises and her commercial garden.  Presenter: Del Perry

9 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - Turning pine cones into zinnias. Leader: Connie Mauer

13 Garden Spaders - "Propagating Flowers" - DeNora Dial will present a program on propagating flowers. Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

21 Creative Designers - "Timeless Underwater Creations" -  Bring medium size, clear glass container. Leader: Paula Brehm

28 Service in Action - "Children’s Meadow" - Come see the gardens and help with maintenance, replacing perennials and cleaning the beds. Chair: Al Baume


2 Service in Action - "Heritage Farmstead Museum" - Prepare wreaths for "Victorian Eggstravaganza" and Spring Festival. Chair: Karleen Hoffmann

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Learn How to Flower the Future with Bromeliads" - Learn the in's and out's of growing bromeliads.  Presenter: Gina Woods

9 Garden Spaders - "Tulip Gardens" - Enjoy a fun day at the Tulip Gardens in Pilot Point. Lunch will be at Ernesto’s Fine Mexican Restaurant. Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

21 Creative Designers - "Sedum Magic" - Create a special exhibit using sedums. This is something new added to creative designers class to promote designs creativity. LEADER: Bobbie Mason, the multitalented member, who wears many hats and Sudha Ramakrishna


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Hummingbirds Coming to Your Yard Now" - Top ten tips to attract birds to your garden. Carolyn graduated from Baylor. Her interest in birds led to forming a company in 2002 called “Natural Habitats” which specializes in choosing plants to attract birds, butterflies, and bees.  Presenter: Carolyn Oldham

5 Garden Spaders - "English Garden in Dallas" - Visit and marvel at the English Gardens in Dallas and enjoy a pot luck lunch is planned. Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

29-30 Fundraiser - Plano Garden Tour


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Encompassing the Past, Present, Future" - Spring Luncheon & Officer Installation.  Continue our celebration as Plano Garden Club turns 70. Looking forward to the next 70 years!  Presenter: Brice Creelman, Shades of Green

11 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - Fresh Flower Designs. Chair: Connie Mauer


June 7 Garden Spaders - "Hamm’s Orchard" - Tour Hamm's Orchard in Terrell, TX and have lunch in their restaurant Chair: Marilyn Ackerman

Theme for 2016-2017

"Preserve the Past, Plant the Present, Flower the Future"

Motto: A Flower Garden for Every Yard

Motto 2016-2017

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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