"Adventures in Gardening, to Inspire Our Souls"
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
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.
7 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
8 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Motto: A Flower Garden for Every YardMotto 2017-2018