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Upcoming Events for 2024

CHGC Summer Garden Talk
Jun. 15, 2024

(Tickets go on sale 3/8/24 @ 10:00 a.m.)

Thank You to all who attended our Summer Garden Talk program.  We hope you learned a lot and enjoyed yourself!  Hope to see you again at the Christmas Home Tour.

Thank You to our Sponsor:
Brenham National Bank, Parker Ranch, Laura Snell & Family, Jack & Ginger Buono, Bluebonnet House & Garden Center

CHGC Christmas Home Tour
Dec. 14, 2024

(More to come.)

If you would like to be one of our wonderful sponsors, please contact Dale Ramey - 713-562-6191.

We hope everyone had a great time at the 2023 Christmas Home Tour and can't wait to see you next year!  You can still visit our Sponsors below.

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Established July 9, 2008

Welcome to our newest members:

Bonnie Wills
Jean Mason
Dee Brummond

Meetings & Activities

Regular meetings are usually held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, at the Fellowship Hall of the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church, 5195 Church Street.

 

Monthly meetings include speakers, raffles, door prizes and refreshments.  In addition to our meetings, we have different projects, sponsor scholarships, garden art, plant swap and field trips.  Annual Club Fundraiser:  Christmas Home Tour.

We invite you to join us!

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One of the Club's most visible projects is maintaining the flower beds in front of the town's Post Office, also a few other areas along Main Street. We hold monthly work days to do the planting and weeding.  

Instructions for Application Form - Click on the link to open the form with Adobe Reader.  You can print the form to your printer and fill in all the information needed.  The form can be 1) mailed to The Chappell Hill Garden Club (PO Box 24, Chappell Hill, Tx 77426), or 2) bring the application to one of our meetings.


Note:  Payment must be submitted with the application to become a CHGC member.

 

If you have questions, please use the contact form at the top of this page . . . or email us directly at chappellhillgardenclubtx@gmail.com.

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singling, and the lawnmower is broken."
                                     --- James Dent

"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden."
​                                         --- Robert Brault

Scholarship/Financial Aid Requests

If you are looking to request scholarship or general financial aid (due to an unfortunate circumstance), please submit either the Scholarship form or Financial form.  All instructions for completion are on the forms.

Note:  April 1 is the deadline for submitting Scholarship forms.

Upcoming Events

Bluebonnet House & Garden Center Program

Topic:  Vine Program - Heather Thormahien-Molik

Date:  Jun. 22, 2024 / Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location:  Masonic Lodge at 5055 Main St., Chappell Hill

Rockport Hummingbird Celebration

Dates:  Sept. 19-22, 2024

See the website for more info:  http://members.rockport-fulton.org/events/details/hummerbird-celebration-58779?calendarMonth=2024-09-01

Herb Society Festival - Gifts & Plant Sale

Date: Mar. 16-17, 2024 (Over for this year but watch for 2025 dates)

Location:  Festival Hill at Jasper Rd., Round Top, Tx

Check website for further info:  https://www.herbsocietypioneer.org/

John Fairey Garden - Budding Out Plant Sale & Festival

Date: Mar. 16, 2024 / Time: Members (8am-4PM)/General Public (10am - 4pm)

Location:  John Fairey Garden 20559 FM 359 Rd in Hempstead, Tx

We're exicted to offer an expanded sale this year with returning and new vendors, more food options, and music.  Members have early access and get in for a discounted entry fee of $5.  Non-member admission is $10.  Children 12 and under are free.

Check website for further info:  https://jfgarden.org/budding-out-plant-festival/

Plant of the Month

Barbados Cherry Shrub

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Native Barbados cherry, a small shrub/tree 4-6′ tall, is a great choice for small landscapes, to screen a view, or to accent a habitat garden. Like most plants, it needs a little extra water during the first few years but is very drought-tolerant once established.

There are dwarf varieties available (Malpighia punicifolia ‘Nana’) that grow to 2-4′.

Barbados cherry is not deer resistant.

The small pink flowers, which bloom in spurts from April through October, look very similar to the flowers of a crape myrtle. They attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Barbados cherry produces a lovely bright red fruit that is edible and high in vitamin C, but quite tart. These fruits are truly a wonderful food source for birds.

Barbados cherry performs well in part shade to full sun and is evergreen during most winters. In a harsh winter, it may lose its leaves but will bounce back when spring arrives. Simply cut back dead branches. You can also prune to shape. It’s adaptable to most soils, including clay, but does require good drainage.

 

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Info from Central Texas Gardenerhttps://www.centraltexasgardener.org/resource/barbados-cherry/

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