Colleyville Garden Club

Garden Collection- 11am - 3pm, Saturday, April   2

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First member

Flowers include iris, day lillies, iris, phlox, iris, verbenna, iris, daisies.  Did I mention Iris?

Bushes/trees include pecan, pine, hydrangea, japanese maple, pistachio, pear, pittosporum, abelia. roses.

Other features - vegetable garden, tricky drainage, water fountains, both sun and shade

Special items - strawberry begonia from Anita Barnwell

Work in Progress - shady area on the west side of the house

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Second member

Flowers include iris, day lillies, iris, phlox, iris, verbenna, iris, daisies.  Did I mention Iris?

Bushes/trees include pecan, pine, hydrangea, japanese maple, pistachio, pear, pittosporum, abelia. roses.

Other features - vegetable garden, tricky drainage, water fountains, both sun and shade

Special items - strawberry begonia from Anita Barnwell

Work in Progress - shady area on the west side of the house

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Third member

Flowers include iris, day lillies, iris, phlox, iris, verbenna, iris, daisies.  Did I mention Iris?

Bushes/trees include pecan, pine, hydrangea, japanese maple, pistachio, pear, pittosporum, abelia. roses.

Other features - vegetable garden, tricky drainage, water fountains, both sun and shade

Special items - strawberry begonia from Anita Barnwell

Work in Progress - shady area on the west side of the house

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4th member

Flowers include iris, day lillies, iris, phlox, iris, verbenna, iris, daisies.  Did I mention Iris?

Bushes/trees include pecan, pine, hydrangea, japanese maple, pistachio, pear, pittosporum, abelia. roses.

Other features - vegetable garden, tricky drainage, water fountains, both sun and shade

Special items - strawberry begonia from Anita Barnwell

Work in Progress - shady area on the west side of the house

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5th member

Flowers include iris, day lillies, iris, phlox, iris, verbenna, iris, daisies.  Did I mention Iris?

Bushes/trees include pecan, pine, hydrangea, japanese maple, pistachio, pear, pittosporum, abelia. roses.

Other features - vegetable garden, tricky drainage, water fountains, both sun and shade

Special items - strawberry begonia from Anita Barnwell

Work in Progress - shady area on the west side of the house

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Colleyville Garden Club Member Garden Visits

This is your chance to see your CGC friends yards without interrupting them!

 Tickets are a $10 donation made to GCG and are only available online. Below is information about the gardens open 11am to 3pm May 7 with a link to get your tickets..

On the very bottom is the link to gardens that are open other Saturdays.

Hope you enjoy your Colleyville Garden Club Member Garden Visits

Saturday, May 7, 2022 Gardens Group
Open 11am - 3pm

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Anita Barnwell
Some things survive and some don't

     My garden is not the result of a grand design.  It just happened after years of planting bulbs, rhizomes and new plants and sowing seeds.  The placement of these plants was more a case of “where is an empty spot?” than an actual design.

      As a result, some things survive and others don’t.

      The front yard is part shade.  The back is part sun.  Over the 40 years that we’ve been here conditions have changed.  In the back yard, I planted a Savannah Holly tree, Phil rescued a Bradford Pear tree, and I planted a Curly Willow which I rooted from a piece that I got at a flower arranging class. Also, our backyard neighbors had to cut down a huge Cottonwood tree and a large Sycamore.  But as we gardeners know, things change and we have to adjust. Every year is different… some things die because they got too cold and others because they got too hot and dry. But that’s just the way it is here in Texas.

      But there is usually something blooming all year.

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Susan Starr
Backyard Shade Garden​

     We purchased our home in 2016 as second owners.  It was heavily treed with a dozen large Post Oaks and Jack Black Oaks, which needed trimming and feeding, and had very sparse, dying Bermuda grass covering the ground.

      I immediately saw the potential of a beautiful garden and started a design, complete with a stone pathway and an additional patio area.  The pergola was very simple and plain, so we added a stone fireplace.  It has taken 5 years to complete.  We removed the grass first, then added stone edging all around the garden space.  We added a flagstone patio, the garden pathway and modified the sprinkler system to accommodate garden plants.  Next, we modified drainage and put in the path lighting.  We fertilized and enhanced the garden soil, and finally, added plants.  Then we re-sodded the lawn.

     The garden is still a work in progress, as we discover the shade too intense for one plant and replace it with another.   But the basic work is finished and we heavily use the garden for entertaining friends and neighbors or just to simply enjoy the garden beauty in the company of our visiting birds and squirrels.

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Heather Derganc
 Packing It All In at Rosewood Villas

     We downsized our home 8 years ago and have re-landscaped our current property a few times.  The good thing about having a small property is that it isn’t the undertaking or expense of a larger property.  The downside is that I have to be selective with what and where I plant.

     Our only grass is in the front.  We replaced St Augustine with Zoysia and have been happy with it.  In the front, I’m replacing Purple Heart ground cover and Dwarf Mexican Petunias with Flirt Nandina for a neater appearance that is evergreen. Carissa Hollies replaced Indian Hawthorns lost in the “Freeze”.

     I’m having fun working on a pollinator garden in our narrow side yard.  The entrance arbor and trellises give me more room to grow vertically.

      With the loss of a cow pasture behind us, screening has become a priority, so we planted 8 Savannah Holly Trees along our back fence.  Needlepoint Hollies replaced Wax Ligustrum lost in the “Freeze”.

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Juli Findley
Lost a lot of shade in "snowmagedden"

     After moving 20+ times for my husband’s career, he finally retired and we bought this home 3 years ago.  I always pictured myself with an English style cottage garden but this house screams “Caesars Palace baby!”  We tried to stay true to the Italian vibe with urns and fountains but also snuck in some boxwood topiaries and English ivy here and there. 

     After snowmagedden we lost a lot of shade and now are trying to fight the afternoon death rays of the sun.  

     I would love advice from our knowledgeable members on a few problem areas.  Ground cover for erosion control, plants for the pool area, replacements plants for azaleas that are now getting too much sun etc. I look forward to seeing you all soon. 

   

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Debra Sanders
Have a View  of a Japanese maple from most rooms

    My husband Mike and I have lived on this property for five years. It’s the second time we’ve lived in Colleyville and it feels like home. 

 

     Our yard is populated with azaleas, camellias, clematis and cherry laurels.  I have views of a Japanese maple from almost every window in the house. We enjoy projects and have installed most of the hardscape ourselves—with some help on the oversized flagstone and boulders.  

 

     I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends on May 7. 

Your ticket is good for all 5 of the gardens that are open; and, there is no agenda - just come and go as you please