Plano Garden Club
Programs 2012 - 2013
Theme: Fun, Friendship and Flowers
All regular first Tuesday of the month meetings are held
at Custer Road Methodist Church, 6607 Custer Rd., Plano, Tx 75023
These meetings are open to prospective members or guests.
Social: 9:30 am, Meeting : 10:00 am
September 4, 2012 (regular monthly meeting)
Propagating presented by DeNora Dial, accredited flower show judge. This program will be a demonstration clinic and teaching seminar on "making more plants". Learn about the science, art and joy of propagation.
September 18 Creative Design Study Group
Fun with Floral Design “Inventive, Ingenious, Innovation with Flowers”.
Subject: Creative Floral Design.
September 25 Garden Spaders
Private tour at the Heritage Farmstead Museum and grounds, the location for Plano Garden Club’s new container garden project and site of the new Prairie Garden. We will tour the formal, vegetable, and container gardens, and see the farmhouse interior.
October 2, 2012 (regular monthly meeting)
The Secrets of Saffron presented by Mary Nell Jackson, Herb Society of America. Learn about the origin, history and special value of saffron in the herb family. Through lecture and slides, Mary Nell explain why Saffron is a hidden gem.
October 16 Creative Design Study Group
Fun with Floral Design “Power Packing Petites”
Subject: Miniature & Small Designs.
October 25 Garden Spaders
Pilgrimage to Chambersville Tree Farm, also known for roses.
November 6, 2012 (regular monthly meeting)
Miracles of Monarchs presented by Janet Smith, Dallas County Master Gardener The state butterfly of Texas migrates through Texas to its winter home in Mexico. If you like butterflies, you will love the slides Janet will share about the Monarch and its journey in this informative lecture.
December 4, 2012 (regular monthly meeting)
Holiday luncheon for members and guests at Stonebriar Country Club, Frisco.
Because we had so much fun with it last year, our members will play our horticulture game, which earned the club a Best Program Award from South Central Region of Garden Clubs.
January 8, 2013 (regular monthly meeting)
Herbal Cornucopia presented by Marian Buchanan, Dallas County Master Gardener. A little of this and a little of that…simple recipes for homemade herbal products and crafts, including herb sugars, butters and vinegars will be shared as a hands on workshop by Marian. There will be handouts and tasting of a recipe or two.
January 15 Creative Design Study Group
Fun with Floral Design “Versatile Vegetable Visions”
Subject: Incorporating Vegetables into a Centerpiece.
January 24 Garden Spaders
Pilgrimage to NorthPark Center for a tour of their landscaping and art, followed by lunch at NorthPark.
February 5, 2013 (regular monthly meeting)
Founding Fathers and How They Gardened presented by Rose-Mary Rumbley, historian, humorist, author and actress. Rose-Mary Rumbley is a fascinating speaker who injects humor into her program about history and famous gardeners.
February 19 Creative Design Study Group
Fun with Floral Design “The Heart of Design—Floral Design Tips and Tricks”
Subject: Mechanics, Etc.,
February 26 Garden Spaders
Nature Craft Workshop.
March 5, 2013 (regular monthly meeting)
Sex in the Garden presented by: Janet Smith, Dallas County Master Gardener
In this entertaining and educational lecture and slide show, we will learn how flowers lure insects to help with their reproduction and how they reward the pollinators.
March 4 Garden Spaders
Pilgrimage to Blue Moon Gardens, followed by lunch and shopping in Edom, TX.
March 19 Creative Designers Study Group
Fun with Floral Design—“Designing for One”
Subject: Designing a Breakfast Tray or Luncheon Tray.
April 2, 2013 (regular monthly meeting)
Orchids, Bromeliads and Tillandsias presented by Gina Woods
Join our off-site pilgrimage to Gina's beautiful home and greenhouse. With over 19 years experience growing Gina will offer lead us on a tour of these tropicals with tips about how to grow them. Some will be offered for sale.
April 4 and 5, 2013
Plano Garden Club Flower Show at Pioneer Place, Plano
April 5 PGC Flower Show, Pioneer Place, 1928 Avenue K, Plano.
April 16 Creative Designers Study Group
Fun with Floral DesignInstead of a meeting, we will visit to a local florist or flower wholesaler for a behind-the-scenes look at floral arts.
April 23 Garden Spaders
Pilgrimage to Sudha Ramakrishna’s glorious spring Garden.
May 7, 2013 (regular monthly meeting)
Spring Luncheon for members at Deerfield Club House. Share a trip down PGC memory lane through photos before installation of officers .
May 21 Garden Spaders
Pilgrimage to the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch with lunch in historic downtown Carrollton.