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GARDEN SPADERS:

Mission Statement: 
"To learn, explore and share information about gardening in our area of Texas."
  
 
This is a horticultural group intended to have fun while learning more about gardening—presentations on a variety of gardening related topics, field trips to gardens and nurseries and show and tell activities.   Chairs:   Monica Hendewerk and Debbie Doorn
 
 Meeting place:  Various sites depending on topic
 Dues: No dues but membership in PGC is required.
 Additional events may be added through the year as long as the dates do not conflict with other dates on the PGC calendar.

September 2018

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

October 2018

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. 

November 2018

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. 

February 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

April 2019

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.

May 2019

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

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. 

CREATIVE DESIGNERS' STUDY GROUP:
Mission Statement:
"To cultivate enjoyment, experimentation and confidence in creating floral designs."
 
 
This is a design study group meeting to cultivate enjoyment, experimentation and confidence in creating floral designs. It purpose is to teach members to make floral arrangements for their homes and prepare them to participate in club Flower Shows. The group meets five times during the club year at the Smyth Pastoral Center, in Suite 101 (the Community Center), LOCATED AT 1100 W. 15TH ST., PLANO, TX. Membership and hands on participation is limited due to space, but auditing is unlimited. Chair: Dana Serafine, Hostess: Marilyn Winter
 
Social: 9:30 am     Meeting: 9:45 am
Dues:  Full membership for club year: $30.  Audit membership for individual meetings is $7.00 with advance reservation.

September 2018

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.

October 2018

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.

January 2019

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

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.

March 2019

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.

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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