Colleyville Garden Club
We meet the 1st Wednesday of each month September thru May at Colleyville Center.
Social time is 9:30 to 10am with the meeting and program starting at 10am.
There is no charge, no need to RSVP for most meetings and guests are welcome!
Changing Weather, Changing Gardens
Jeff Ray, Senior Meteorologist at CBS 11 and avid local gardener will present some valuable information on what we need to know, especially after this brutally hot summer! What is going on with our weather and how can we adapt ourselves and our gardens to the climate. He holds degrees in communications broadcast, meteorology, and a master’s degree in science education.
Wings over North Texas: Birds in North Texas Gardens
A local gardener and bird lover, Jenny Wennerberg will share the wonder of birds with us. She has participated in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Feeder Watch Program and numerous classes about wildlife. She will teach us, not only about the birds in our area, but also attracting them to our garden.
Amira Matsuda, an award-winning Ikebana instructor since 1995, will demonstrate the art of Japanese flower arranging in the Ikebana way. She is the owner of the Ikebana 4U Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Plano Texas. In addition to her numerous accolades, Amira was promoted to RIJI, the highest rank the Sogetsu foundation can offer and the first ever given in Texas.
Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Come celebrate the season at our holiday luncheon! Enjoy the festive member decorated tables, live music, and silent auction. All auction proceeds go to charity. (RSVP required)
Native Wildlife in Winter
Sam Kieschnick, an urban wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will present a talk on how the native animals in our area adapt to the cold of winter. He will talk about how we can help animals in our midst in the cold. Sam previously has worked as a nature instructor for the City of Mansfield, a naturalist at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, a science interpreter at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a biologist with BRIT, and as an instructor at Weatherford College.
Basics of Tree Pruning- a Positive Approach to Reduce Cost
Wesley Rivers, Vice president and co-owner of TreeNewal in Southlake will present us with some basics of tree pruning to save trees and enhance them. Wes is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and is ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified and Texas Oak Wilt Qualified. He has a passion for customer service and educating others.
Toni Moorehead is a Tarrant County Master Gardener and owner of Signature Gardens- a design consultation business. She will present a program to help us choose and design a garden that is in a shady yard.
Wildflowers in our Region
Going along with our Wildflower theme this year, Kim Conrow will present a program highlighting native wildflowers with an emphasis on those that can grow well in our gardens. Kim is a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the Texas Native Plant Society.
Luncheon and Installation of Officers
Come enjoy our end of year luncheon with member decorated tables, live music, and a silent auction. All auction proceeds go to charity. (RSVP required)