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Programs for 2019-2020

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 2019

National Garden Clubs Garden Study School 

August 27-28- "NGC Garden Study School Class 1" -  This course will be held in San Antonio, TX. Registrar: Cecelia Lussen (830) 837-5262

Monthly Meeting

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "GARDEN THERAPY with PLANTS" - Garden therapy has been at the forefront of Children’s Meadow master plan. Plants are therapeutic and Meg will share a bit about horticulture therapy: how to get started, projects with proven success, and effectiveness in engaging participants.

Presenter: Meg Belanger, Collin County Master Gardener

Details: 
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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Yearbook Inserts Handed Out, Fall Fundraiser Reservation Accepted

Service in Action

September 5  - "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.

Coordinator: Karleen Hoffman

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs

September 9  - "SEED LIBRARY AT DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY" - Monthly Meeting.  

Presenter: Mark Draz, Seed Librarian

National Garden Clubs Flower School 

September 16-18- "NGC Flower Show School 4" -  Container-grown foliage plant: dracaena, cut specimen: salvia.  This course will be held in Houston, TX. Registrar: Jody Rogers, (713) 562-0408                                                                       

Creative Designers

September 17  - Dana Serafine Master Judge will teach an L shaped design suitable for an entry table or any space where it will be seen from the front.  Please bring a low container and tall leaves like iris leaves.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Smyth Pastoral Center, Suite 101.

National Garden Clubs Fall Board Meeting

September 17-19  - NGC Fall Board Meeting will be held in St. Louis, MO.

National Garden Clubs Landscape Design Course

September 23-24  - "Landscape Design Course 3" -  This course will be held in College Station, TX.  Registrar: Michele Wehrheim, (313) 649-1067

Garden Spaders

September 30 - "TAGGING BUTTERFLIES" - Join us for an intown trip to the Environmental Education Center and Plano Community gardens, to view wildflowers and tag butterflies.  We will have butterfly tagging supplies ready and Sharon Russell will lead and instruct us through the tagging process.

Tour Guide: Sharon Russell   

October 2019

Monthly Program

October 1 - "ALL ABOUT DAFFODILS" - Daffodils, also known by their botanical name narcissus, are easy and reliable spring-flowering bulbs. They multiply quickly and return to bloom again each spring, year after year. They are not fussy about soil, will grow in sun or shade and are not bothered by deer, rabbits and other pesky critters.

Presenter: Keith Kridler

Details: 

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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Yearbook Inserts Handed Out, Fall Fundraiser Reservation Accepted, Collection for Food Pantry, Vision of Beauty Calendars

Service in Action

October 2  - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - Vegetable Planting with Eating Disorder Unit.  Activity contact is Al Baume

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs

October 7  - There will be no meeting of DCGC due to the State Fair of Texas in progress.

National Garden Clubs Flower School 

October 8-10 - "NGC Flower Show School 2" -  This course will be held in Meadow Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak, TX.  Registrar: Joyce Cochran (214) 357-1147

Creative Designers

October 15 - Peggy Consolver Master Judge will demonstrate a creative design.  Please bring a container and line material. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Smyth Pastoral Center, Suite 101.

Garden Spaders

October 16 - "SPRING 2020 GARDEN TOUR GARDENS" - Join us as we tour some of our own member’s beautiful home gardens, as we celebrate this year with our Spring 2020 Garden Tour. This Garden Spaders outing will be coordinated by Marilyn Ackerman.  As a highlight, we will share a pot-luck meal at one of our member’s gardens!

Meeting Note: Please be advised this date may change depending on home gardens.

Service in Action

October 17 - "PIONEER PLACE" - Fall floral craft project.  Activity contact is Connie Maurer.

Fall Fundraiser

October 24  - "SHADES OF AUTUMN" - Fall Fashion Show Luncheon and Fundraiser.  The event will be at The Clubs of Prestonwood, 15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX.  Gather your friends and create a table at which to laugh, eat, and enjoy. Included is a delicious three-course luncheon and the beautiful ladies of Plano Garden Club modeling the fashions. An assortment of gift baskets will be available for raffle.  Activity contact is Sharon DeFalco & Carol Duda.  

National Garden Clubs Flower School 

October 27-31 - "IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL" -  This course will be held in Meadow Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak, The course of the North & Central American Regional Conference, Dallas, Tx.  Chair: Patricia O’Reilly

Texas Garden Club, Inc.

October 29-31  - FALL CONVENTION - TGC Fall Convention-Holiday Inn, Tyler, TX.  Chair: Christine Fincher, Co-Chair Nita Beal

November 2019

Service in Action

November 1 - "TEXAS ARBOR DAY" - Celebration by PGC members with planting a tree.  Activity contact is Al Baume.

Service in Action

November 1 - "MEADOW GARDEN PUMPKINS" - Decorate the Meadow Garden with pumpkins for fall.  Activity contact is Al Baume.

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs

November 4  - "WOMEN VETERANS' 'GREEN HOUSE' IN LEWISVILLE" - Monthly meeting. 

Presenter: Jean Brown, Executive Director of Green Extreme House

Monthly Program

November 5 - "DRAGONFLIES and DAMSELFLIES " - Dragonflies are one of the harbingers of summer.  They have been the topic of poems, essays, and science research.  Omar’s has been studying dragonflies and damselflies for many years. His presentation will be on the biology and identification of dragonflies and damselflies and their role they play in a healthy garden environment.

Presenter: Omar Bocanegra, Endangered Species Coordinator for US Fish & Wildlife Service's Texas Field Office in Arlington

Details: 

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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Collection for Poinsettia Sale, Collection for December 3rd Holiday Luncheon - $35.00, Vision of Beauty Calendars, Nominating Committee Selected

District X

November 6  - "FALL ASSEMBLY" - Maracas Mexican Restaurant (Deep Elm) 2914 Main St., Dallas, TX

Service in Action

November 6 & 7 - "TREASURED TIMES" - Making pinecone angels.  Activity contact is Gail Alldredge.

Garden Spaders 

November 11 - "HYDROPONICS" - Hydroponics gardening is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent environment.  Plants in this environment grow much faster than in traditional gardens.   Join us as we travel east to Wylie, Texas to visit one of the largest hydroponic gardens in the area.  Activity contact is Sharon Russell

Alexandra's Christmas Tree Workshop

November 18 - "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.  The project will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center, 3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX.  Activity Contact are Charolette Loncar, Renee Shaw & Arlene Englert 

Alexandra's Christmas Tree Workshop

November 19 - "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.  TThe project will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center, 3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX.  Activity Contact are Charolette Loncar, Renee Shaw & Arlene Englert

Alexandra's Christmas Tree Workshop

November 20 - "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.  The project will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center, 3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX.  Activity Contact are Charolette Loncar, Renee Shaw & Arlene Englert

Alexandra's Christmas Tree Workshop

November 21 - "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 12 noon.  The project will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Formation Center, 3100 W Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX.  Activity Contact are Charolette Loncar, Renee Shaw & Arlene Englert 

Service in Action

November 22 - 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.  Activity Contact is Karleen Hoffman

December 2019

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs

December 2  - "HOLIDAY WREATHS"Monthly Meeting.  Presenter: Bobbie Mason and Sudha Ramakrishna

Monthly Program

December 3  - "CELEBRATING the HOLIDAYS with FLOWERS" - Deck the halls with floral designs!  Dana will create and present wonderful design ideas for our homes for the holidays.  

Presenter: Dana Serafine, Master Flower Show Judges

Details: 

Place:    Gleneagles Country Club
             5401 West Park Blvd., Plano, TX
Time:    Social Gathering at 9:30, Business Meeting at 10:00, Program at 11:00 and 
Holiday Luncheon at 12:00

Happening at the Meeting: Collection for Poinsettia Sale, Collection of Pajamas for Collin County Advocacy Center, Delivery of Trees to Children's Health Dallas Campus (right after luncheon), Vision of Beauty Calendars, Pay for Your Luncheon Reservation - $35

Service in Action

December 3 - "ALEXANDRA'S CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERY" - Christmas Tree delivery to Children’s Health Dallas, immediately following luncheon.  Activity contact is Charolette Loncar

Activity

December 4 - "POINSETTIAS DELIVERY" - Delivery of ordered poinsettias.  Activity contact is Betts Barraclough

Service in Action

December 5 - "CHRISTMAS DECORATION for MEADOW GARDEN" - Decorate the Meadow Garden for Winter.  Activity contact is Al Baume 

Garden Spaders 

December 10 - "BEE'S" - We will continue our study of bees from last October’s program, and we will take a tour to the Texas Bee Supply in Blue Ridge, Texas to see bee keeping firsthand and learn all of the specifics about tending to the hives and gathering honey!  Activity contact is Sharon Russell

January 2020

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs

January 6 - "TAKING BETTER GARDEN & BIRD PHOTOS" - Monthly Meeting.

Presenter: Jack Dunaway, Professional Photographer

Monthly Program 

January 7 - "WATER CONSERVATION and HARVESTING in our GARDEN" - Water is fast becoming a precious commodity.   When it rains, water is abundant, and conservation is not a topic that we think about.  However, Plano’s dry season or even one of its droughts gives pause to our water use.  Learn about rainwater harvesting and native plants.  Our speaker is also passionate about utilizing landscapes as beneficial habitats for wildlife. Take this opportunity to find out about the role of water in a different light. Our presenter Daniel Cunningham is also known as the Texas Plant guy on social media, he writes for Dallas Morning news, and has gardening segments on NBC Channel 5.  

Presenter: Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist of Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University

Details: 
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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Nominating Committee Report

Garden Spaders 

January 14 & January 15 - "PAINTED CHURCHES" - We will continue our study of bees from last October’s program, and

Garden Spaders are hitting the road for an overnight excursion towards Schulenburg, Texas to tour the painted churches.  One of the best places to spend a sunny day is out in the Central Texas countryside, to witness the delicate artistry of 19th-century Czech and German immigrants.  When Czech and German immigrants came to Texas in the 1800s, many settled in the central part of the state and in an effort to make their new churches feel more like the ancient Gothic structures of their homelands, these early settlers painted the walls, altars, and arches of their simple wooden sanctuaries in colorful patterns and clever tromp l’oeil images. These buildings came to be known as the Painted Churches of Texas and are located in the communities of Dubina, High Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville.  They appear unassuming as you approach them, but as you enter the front doors prepared to have your breath taken away by the incredible beauty found inside.  This would be an OVERNIGHT excursion and travel costs would be involved.  

Event Notes: Travel arrangements will be coordinated by Sharon Russell

National Garden Clubs Flower School 

January 20-22 - "NGC Flower Show School I" -  This course will be held in Houston, TX. Chair: Mary Vacek

Creative Designers

January 21 - Paula Brehm Ikebana teacher will demonstrate a simple Oriental Design.  Please bring a low bowl container or a tall cylinder container and branch material if you have some. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Smyth Pastoral Center, Suite 101.

National Garden Clubs Environmental School 

January 24-26 - "Environmental School I" -  This course will be held in Old Ft. Parker, Grosbeck, TX. Chair: Sarah McReynolds

Service in Action

January 25 - "BLUEBIRD HOUSE" - The project will be a Bluebird House Workshop .  The workshop will be conducted by Al Baume

National Garden Clubs Flower School 

January 27-29 - "Flower Show Symposium" -  This symposium will be held in Tyler, TX. Chair: Ann Brown

February 2020

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs 

February 3 - "FUN DAY/FUND RAISER" - Monthly Meeting.  Male Barbara Shop Quartet will sing the old songs.

Monthly Program

February 4 - "BEHIND the scenes at the ARBORETUM'S GARDENS" - The goal of the Arboretum gardens is to be beautiful 365 days a year. That is a tall order, but the Arboretum staff aces it on a continual basis.  Learn some of the tricks of the trade as our speakers guides us through a year behind the scenes at the Arboretum.

Presenter: Nancy Nance,  Dallas Master Gardener and Arboretum Liaison

Details: 
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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Membership Dues are Due for 2020-2021, Garden Tour Ticket Pre-Sales Begin

Service in Action

February 6 - "SPRING DECORATION for MEADOW GARDEN" - Decorate the Meadow Garden for Spring.  Activity contact Al Baume 

Garden Spaders 

February 11 - "POTPOURRI of SILK TEA" - Come join us for a very special treat as we dress up and go to the Potpourri of Silk Tea Room in Oak Cliff, 317 N. Zang Blvd, Dallas, Texas.

Service in Action 

February 12 & 13- "TREASURED TIMES GARDEN THERAPY" - This project will be creating a Herb Garden.  This event will be held at CRUMC (Custer Road United Methodist Church).  The activity contact is Gail Alldredge.

Creative Designers 

February 18 - Karen Murrell Master Judge and Ikebana enthusiast will hold a workshop on creative techniques.  She is planning something special.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

National Garden Clubs Landscape Design

February 24-25 - "STUDY COURSE IV" -  This course will be held in College Station, TX

March 2020

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs 

March 2 - "PREPARING FOR A FLOWER SHOW" - Monthly Meeting

Presenters: Panel of Dallas Council Flower Show Judge(s)

Monthly Program

March 3 - "TREES for TEXAS LANDSCAPES" - Learn about specific local trees and their identifying characteristics. There are many trees that grew ‘back home’ that don’t do well in our Texas soil and in our Texas weather.  Our tree expert will talk about the most beneficial based on land constraints that one might have in a local neighborhood.  Recent studies suggest more trees help reduce global warming.

Presenter: Chris Ebling, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist

Details: 
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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Membership Dues are Due for 2020-2021, Garden Tour Ticket Pre-Sales 

National Daffodil Society

March 12-16 - National Daffodil Society Meeting held in Dallas, TX

Creative Designers 

March 17 Dana Serafine will demonstrate the technique of Kokedama the Japanese method of planting in a ball. of soil. This was requested by a PGC Member. If you have a small bowl you would like to use to display your plant bring it.  We will furnish all supplies.  This event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Service in Action 

March 19 - 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.  This activity contact is Karleen Hoffman

Texas Garden Club

March 24-26 - "FLOWER SHOW SCHOOL III" - This course will be held in Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak, Dallas, TX.

Garden Spaders 

March 30 & March 31 - "DOGWOOD TRAIL TOUR" - Travel with us again for a second overnight excursion, this time to Palestine, Texas as we catch the train for the Dogwood Trail tour, then stay overnight and tour historic Palestine the next morning and stop at Plant World in Fairfield on the return trip to back to PlanoEvent Notes.

Event Notes: Travel arrangements will be coordinated by Sharon Russell

Texas Garden Club, Inc.

March 31- April 4 - "SPRING CONVENTION" - TGC Spring Convention will be held at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston, TX.

National Daffodil Society

March TBD - "DAFFODIL SOCIETY SHOW" - The show will be held Dallas, TX.

April 2020

Service in Action 

April - "CHILDREN'S MEADOW GARDEN" - There will be planting of spring vegetables with the Eating Disorder Unit.  The activity contact is Al Baume.

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs 

April 6 - "WATER CONSERVATION" - Monthly Meeting

Presenter: Maureen Nitkowski, Ellis County Master Gardener

Monthly Program 

April 7 - "BLUEBIRDS" - Whether it is a happy or a mad bluebird, our program will cover habitat, plants that provide best food and shelter, and nesting boxes. Keith is a life-long bird lover and bluebird enthusiast extraordinaire and he and his wife have fledged upwards of 1200 bluebirds a year from trails around Mt. Pleasant and have donated thousands of nesting boxes to youth groups and landowners. His bluebird trail is the oldest and most productive in Texas and may well have fledged more birds than any other single trail in North America.

Presenter: Keith Kridler, Charter Member of North American Bluebird Society (NABS), Co-Founder of Texas Bluebird Society, and Co-Author for Cornell University's "The Bluebird Monitor's Guide"

Details: 
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

Happening at the Meeting: Bring Horticulture from Your Garden, Pass-Along Plants, Membership Dues are Due for 2020-2021, May 5th PGC Luncheon Signup and Reservations - $15, Garden Tour Ticket Pre-Sales

Garden Spaders

April 15 - "BLUEBONNET TRAILS" - This time we are on the road to Ennis, which showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails, sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club.

Service in Action 

April 16 - "PIONEER PLACE SENIOR COMMUNITY" - The project will be making a spring floral craft. This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  This activity contact is Connie Maurer.

Service in Action 

April 24 - "ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION" - The Arbor Day Ceremony will be held with students, parents and faculty at Archgate Montessori school recognizing tree planted by PGC.  This activity contact is Al Baume 

District X

April TBD - "DISTRICT X SPRING CONVENTION" - The convention will be held in El Paso, TX with specifics to be announced.

Service in Action 

April TBD - "GIRL SCOUT FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP" - Details to be announced

Activity

April TBD - "2020 GARDEN TOUR PRE-TOUR OF HOMES" - Detail to be announced.  This activity contact is Monica Hendewerk & Linda Sullivan

May 2020

Activity

May 2 - "2020 GARDEN TOUR PRE-TOUR OF HOMES" - Detail to be announced.  This activity contact is Monica Hendewerk & Linda Sullivan

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs 

May 4 - "GROWING AND USING EDIBLE HERBS" - Monthly Meeting

Presenter: Arlene Hamilton, Ellis County Master Gardener

Monthly Program

May 5 - "CINCO de MAYO: UNA FIESTA & INSTALLATION of OFFICERS" - Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with flowers!  Bright colors, music and laughter . . . ending the year on a high note….!  We will install our 2020-2021 Officers and introduce out Spring Plano ISD Science Fair winners to wow us with their project presentations!

Meeting Details: Our lunch will be catered with a Mexican flair for Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Cost is $15.  For this meeting we will be meeting in the Great Hall

Details: 
Place:    St. Mark in the Great Hall
             1105 West 15th Street, Plano, TX
Time:    Social Gathering at 9:30, Business Meeting & Officer Installation at 10:00 and Program "Our Year in Review" at 11:00, Luncheon "It's a Fiesta" at 11:45

Happening at the Meeting: Pass-Along Plants, Membership Dues are Due for 2020-2021, Pay for Your Lunch - $15 

National Garden Clubs

May 11-16 - "CONVENTION" - The NGC Spring National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, WI.  Chair- Kitty Larkin

Garden Spaders

May 12 "MYERS PARK GARDENS" - Join us for a very special visit to the Myers Park gardens in McKinney, TX, which sits on 158 acres of beautiful rolling land in northern Collin County.  The Research and Demonstration Gardens are developed and maintained together by Collin County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife.  We will be given a tour by our own Collin County Master Gardener, Sharon Russell.  Myers Park is located at 7117 County Road 166, McKinney, TX.  Activity contact Sharon Russell

Garden Spaders

June 2 "LAKEN FARMS ORCHARD" - To celebrate all things fruit, this time we will take a June trip to Laken Farms Orchard, date depending on fruit availability. Larken Farms has over 7,000 trees with 30 varieties of Texas and California Peaches, Santa Rosa Plums, Hosui Asian Pears and several hundred blackberry bushes.  While not “certified” as organic growers, they practice organic methods for growing all of their fruits and vegetables.  We will also stop at the Cassaro Winery in Ovilla on our return trip back into Plano.   Activity contact Sharon Russell

Theme for 2018-2020

"Adventures in Gardening, to Inspire Our Souls

Motto: A Flower Garden for Every Yard

Plano Garden Club Motto
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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