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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


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "HISTORY OF PLANTS IN TEXAS" - Join us for a unique presentation on historical plants. Carol has compiled a comprehensive narrative on the history of plants. Due to so much information on this subject, she will present Part II in January.

 Presenter: Carol Clark, President of the Collin County Native Plant Society

11 Dallas Council of Garden Clubs  - "CITY OF DALLAS ZERO WASTE" 

 Presenter: Shawn Smith, City of Dallas

13 Garden Spaders "Member's Gardens Tour" - Visit beautiful gardens of members, ending at Children's Medical Center, Plano where we will hear presentation of their work with children with eating disorders.  Meet at St. Elizabeth Seton at 9 a.m. 

19 Creative Designers - "LOW TABLE DESIGN" - Learn low table design for a coffee or end table.  Cut and condition your garden flowers a day before.

21 Heritage Farmstead Museum - "FARMFEST" -  Prepare wreaths for the Farmfest and Fall Festival.  Volunteer time from 10 a.m. to Noon.  Chair: Karleen Hoffman

21 Celebrating 70 Years of Plano Garden Club - "BBQ PARTY AT HERITAGE FARMSTEAD" -  Prepare to celebrate this milestone of the Plano Garden Club.  The event will be held at Heritage Farmstead Museum from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.    Chair: Karleen Hoffman

25-26 Landscape Design Schools - "COURSE III" - This course will be held at George Bush Library, College Station, TX.

26-28 Flower Show School - "COURSE IV" - This course will be held Houston.

 Presenter: Carol Gaut 


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "BATS" - Although this is the notoriously scarymonth, bats have erroneously been included in the category simply for being black in color. Learn why, without bats, there would be no humans. Come prepared to learn about their key role in our world. Lee will share her rescue and rehabilitation techniques.  

Presenter: Lee Theisen-Watt, A local small mammal rehabilitation specializing in bats and horned lizards

12 Garden Spaders - "DISCOVERY GARDENS" - Tour the Discovery Gardens and view the Quilts at the Texas State Fair. End the fun enjoying lunch together.  The event will begin by meeting at St. Marks Catholic Church at 9 a.m. 

10-13 Flower Design Course - "COURSE IV" - Meadows Conference Center

11-14 NGC Flower Show - "SCHOOL II" - TBD

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

17-19 Texas Garden Club - "CONVENTION - CHANG IS IN THE WIND" - Kileen, TX

17 Creative Designers - "FALL SPLENDOR" - Arrangements will be completed using fall flowers.  Call Arlene Englert to reserve flowers.  Leader: Tricia Yurkovich

25 Service in Action - "Children’s Meadow" - Routine maintenance will be the agenda for this work day.  Complete morning gardening with your pruning shears. We will be doing maintenance, spreading poppy seeds and harvesting the pumpkins.  Leader: Al Baume

26 Fundraiser - "FALL FASHION SHOW" - Hats, Gloves, And Pearls, Oh My, Its Fashion Show Time. The event will be held at the Eldorado Country Club.  


Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "Benefits of Organic Gardening"

Presenter: Carol Bailey, Espoma Organic natural Garden Solutions

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Japanese Maples" - There are hundreds of varieties of Japanese Maple trees. There is also a specialty nursery right here in our midst. Come get an introduction to Japanese Maples.

 Presenter: Scott Hubble, Metro Maples in Ft. Worth

District Convention - "2017 Fall District Convention" - San Antonio Garden Center 

13-16 Service in Action - "Alexandra's Holiday Tree Workshops" - Create decorated Christmas Trees for the Children in the hospital.  For this service project bring your glue gun.  Light lunch will be provided.  Chairs: Charolette Loncar, Renee Shaw and Arlene Englert

15 Garden Spaders - "Bonton Farm & Dallas VA Hospital" - Visit a unique and vibrant urban farm.  Tour the VA gardens with raised beds for wheel-chair bound veterans. Lunch will be at the VA.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church.  Tour Guid: Bobbie Mason.

16 Service in Action - "Heritage Farmstead Museum" - Prepare wreaths for the Lantern Lightning and Holiday Festival. Meet at the Heritage Farmstead Museum at 10:00 a.m.  Chair: Karleen Hoffmann.


Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - "Holiday Wreaths & Easy Holiday Arrangements for the Table Tops".  

Presenter:Rusty Allen and Paula Spletter, North Haven Gardens

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Flower Show Design Techniques and Holiday Annual Luncheon" - A highly respected and experienced flower design judge will provide us with guidance on competitive flower design and will be demonstrating her design techniques. This is an opportunity you wont want to miss. Her designs created during the demonstration will be available for purchase through an auction at end of the presentation.  The Holiday Annual Luncheon will be held at Maggiano's in Plano.  

Presenter: Lynn Fronk, Flower Design Judge

Social - "Holiday Party" - Join the party celebrating the 20th anniversary of Alexandra's Holiday Trees.

11 Garden Spaders - "Dallas Arboretum" - Visit the Arboretum for the 12 Days of Christmas.  Meet at St. Mark Catholic Church at 9 a.m. 


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "History of Plants in TX, Part II" - A continuation of the September program.  Come hear an interesting talk on Texas historical plants.  Presenter: Carol Clark, President of the Collin County Native Plant Society

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - Fun Day with Kathleen Cunningham, book reviewer in dance and song.  She will review a Broadway legend.

10 Garden Spaders "Toyota Headquarters Tour" - Tour the new Toyota Headquarters in Plano, built with "green" initiatives.  Lunch at new Legacy West at True Food Kitchen.  Meet at Saint Elizabeth Seton at 9 a.m. 

11 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - Decorating clear plastic picture frames.  Choice of paint, silk flowers, and stickers.  Time from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  

Creative Designers - "Winter Cascades" - Think of flowers cascading down a tall vase or candle stick.  Call Arlene to reserve flowers. 

25-26 Service in Action - "Treasured Times" -  The group will be making Tussie-Mussies as a gift giving project.


Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - Municipal Water Recycling, The Wave of the Futureby Dezanson, from the Texas Conservation.

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Mardi Gras! Beauty of Orchids" - Learn how to cultivate thriving orchids. After this in-depth lesson on how to properly care for orchids, youll be craving to visit some of the local greenhouses where you can see a sea of orchids from all over the world.  Presenter: Dottie Wootsen, Local TV Celebrity21 Creative Designers - "Driven to Distraction" - Create a design in an abstract container. Call Arlene to reserve.

28-1 Mar Service in Action - "Treasured Times" - The group will be planting rye seeds for Spring Easter project.  Chair: Beverly Carpenter

28 Garden Spaders - "Orchids" - Greenhouse tour with Dottie Wootsen. Lunch at Wood Smokehouse, owned by the famous Tim Love. Meet 9 a.m. at St. Marks.

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


1-3 Flower Show School

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - “Let it Rotby John Hunt, Dallas County Master Gardener

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "March Into Spring, Klyde-Warren Park" - Definitely one of the “Wonders of our Worldhere in Dallas-Ft Worth. The tale of this magnificent park from the inception of the idea, through the funding, the engineering feats, and its final completion is well worth your attention.  Presenter: Tara Green, President of Klyde-Warren Park

15 Service in Action - "Heritage Farmstead Museum" - Prepare wreaths for the Victorian Eggtravaganza and Spring Festival. Meet at the Heritage Farmstead Museum at 10:00 a.m.  Chair: Karleen Hoffmann.

20 Creative Designers - "Everything is New Again" - Create new designs from the handbook. Call Arlene to reserve.

22 Garden Spaders - "Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Texas Garden Club Headquarters" - Enjoy a brief introduction to the gardens.  Lunch will be at Garden Restaurant.  Meet at St. Marks at 9 a.m.


Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - “Flower Show” 

Program (regular monthly meeting) - "April Showers Bring May Flowers, Dallas Arboretum" - A Tasteful Place, a 3.5 acre garden at the Dallas Arboretum, was inspired by the movement toward growing and eating sustainable fresh locally grown food. Visitors can sample delightful daily tastings based on the seasonal abundance of the gardens offerings, watch demonstrations of the best growing and gardening methods and learn about the newest and best cultivars for our region.  Presenter: David Forehand, 2nd Vice President of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum

12 Service in Action - "Pioneer Place" - The group will be creating flower arrangement using fresh flowers

17 Garden Spaders - "Cathy's Surprise Excursion" - Enjoy a delightful day you wont want to miss. Cost is $55. Details to be revealed at December luncheon. Meet at St. Marks at 9 a.m.  Chair: Jo An Rosen

18-21 Convention - Texas Garden Club Spring Convention


Program (regular monthly meeting) - "Celebrate The Last Two Years, May Luncheon" - Spring Luncheon & Officer Installation.  Continue our celebration as Plano Garden Club turns 70. Looking forward to the next 70 years!  Enjoy Our Video Presentation

Dallas Council of Garden Clubs - Through the Lens - Photography in the Garden”, by Starla Willis, Master Gardener

16 Garden Spaders - "Klyde Warren Park" - Lunch at the Lark on the Park restaurant. Meet at St. Marks at 9 a.m. 

21-24 Convention - National Garden Club Convention, Philadelphia, PA


Theme for 2017-2018

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

Motto: A Flower Garden for Every Yard

Motto 2017-2018

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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