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Colleyville Garden Club

P.O. Box 1302, Colleyville, TX, 76034

colleyvillegardenclub@gmail.com

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    Colleyville Garden Club

    General Meetings

     

        Our meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month September thru May and are held at the Colleyville City Center.  Guests are welcome, there is no charge and no need to RSVP.

    September
    Creating a Colorful Fall and Winter Landscape 

    Steve Huddleston, has been the Senior Horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens since 1994. He is the co-author of the book, Easy Gardens for North Central Texas, and has written articles for Neil Sperry’s GARDEN magazine, DFW House & Home, and Mansfield Magazine. 


    October
    Vertical Farming and Hydroponic Watering. 

    Aaron Fields is director of Horticulture at Eden Green Technology. He is also a horticulture consultant for outdoor, indoor, and greenhouse facilities. Specializing in hydroponics and vegetable production with experience in lighting, integrated pest management, irrigation, controlled environment management, and plant nutrition.  

    November
    Famous Trees of Texas 

    Wes Culwell is a Board-Certified Master Arborist, and has been involved in a study of the trees around Lake Worth since early 2011. He is in the process of producing a book celebrating the trees of Lake Worth and has teamed with Chuck Garrett, a local photographer. They are committed to producing a book full of beautiful photos and great information on trees. Wes is the owner of HortiCare. 

    No General Meeting in December

    January
    Lighting your Home, Gardens with Beauty, Elegance

    Alexandra Taylor, President and Senior Designer of Elegance Outdoor Lighting, has received the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals’ Award of Merit; she participated in the AOLP “Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer” Program and has a BFA in theater lighting. She is a licensed PMI Project Manager, a Texas Master Gardener, a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America,and a STEM educator. Alex is also a member of Colleyville Garden Club.

    February
    Gardening by the Signs of the Moon and Zodiac 

    Trip Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University with
    Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Horticulture. He was formerly the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Greenhouse Manager and has extensive experience in a number of horticultural areas including wholesale floral production of Chrysanthemums and Poinsettias. He enjoys speaking from his knowledge of Gardening by the Signs of the Moon and Zodiac.

    March
    Let’s Ketchup with Tomatoes

    More information to come

    April
    Power of Plants That Heal

    Dr. Judy Griffin is an internationally renowned aroma
    theapist, author, PhD, nutritionist, lecturer and herbalist. Challenged with Crohn's Disease and unable to be helped with Western medicine, she turned to nature for healing. For over 30 years she has shared her knowledge and wisdom in personal consultation, teaching and lecturing and creating natural products. She organically grows and produces over 500 products that are used in clinics and hospitals, including the Baylor Healing Environmental Program to reduce pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and stress.

    May
    No program. Luncheon and Installation of Officers

    Civic Beautification

    We work with the City of Colleyville and with our Parks Manager to help fund various garden-related projects for our city such as plantings for the Blue Star Memorial on Highway 26, wind sculptures installed in McPherson Park, and the Veterans’ Memorial at Sparger Park.  We create holiday wreaths for several of our city buildings, participate in Arbor Day, and work with some of our schools on special gardens.

    Community Concerns

    The Garden Club leads several workshops a year for residents at our local senior residences. Our senior citizens especially look forward to creating floral arrangements to brighten their rooms.

    Scholarships

    We provide several scholarships valued up to $1000 each for students from GCISD who meet the criteria set by the Executive Board.  The principle requirement has been that the student be enrolled in an accredited college or university and that he or she be engaged in a course of study related to horticulture. 

    Yard of the Season

    We recognize outstanding yards in our community with a monetary award and a sign designating the yard as a Yard of the Month.  As this program is most active during our primary growing seasons, it has become more seasonal than monthly.  We welcome suggestions from the community.