Established July 9, 2008
Latest "New" information added to our website:
* On "Resources" Page:
* Added new website resources from Wild Bird Unlimited Discussion
* On "Members" Page:
* Updated Roster/Committee Members/
Board Meeting Member
* Added Sept. Minutes
* Added 2019 Programs & Refreshment List
* Added "Presenting Texas Flag" Picture
* On "Home" Page:
* Added new member.
* Added 2018 CHGC Home Tour Info
* "Home Tour" Page:
* Added new "Home Tour" Page
The Garden Club of
MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES
We invite you to join us:
Instructions for Application Form - Click on the link to open the form with Adobe Reader. You can fill in your information on the form and then print the form to your printer. The form can be 1) mailed to the Garden Club (see address below), 2) dropped off at Bluebonnet House and Garden Center, or 3) scanned to your desktop and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Payment must be received to become a CHGC member.
If you have questions, please use the contact form at the top of this page . . . or call club president, Dale Ramey, at 713-562-6191.
Scholarship/General Funding Request
If you are looking to request scholarship or general funding (due to an unfortunate circumstance), please submit the Scholarship/General Funding Form. All instructions for completion are on the form.
Plant of the Month - Little Volcano
This fast-growing floriferous shrub was brought to us by plantsman Ted Stephens. It originates from the gardens of Dr. Shibamichi on the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Although coming from subtropical conditions, it thrives here in Virginia in Zones 6-9. While its best show is in early fall, it features surprise blooms sporadically throughout the summer. The fuchsia-colored blooms arrive en masse along small, dark green leaves that burst from an upright clump, giving the appearance of fireworks weeping from the sky. Its beauty doesn’t end there. After flowering, the deciduous foliage then transfigures into a golden fall color. It is a no-fuss shrub that never seeds and is noninvasive. It flourishes in the worst soil conditions, though requires dry feet. It would be a perfect addition to a xeriscape garden, and I am quite sure its branches will be dancing outside my windows this fall.
Picture Furnished by: www.greenleafnursery.com
Texas Superstar Plants
Having trouble deciding what to plant . . . what will work in a particular spot? Texas A&M has compiled a list of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees that do exceptionally well in our hot, dry climate. See it here: Texas Superstars
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association serves the Washington, Colorado, Fayette and Austin Counties area of Texas. Visit their website and Facebook page for online gardening resources and information about becoming a Master Gardener.