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Established July 9, 2008
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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 print the form to your printer and fill in all the information needed. The form can be 1) mailed to the The Chappell Hill Garden Club (PO Box 24, Chappell Hill, Tx 77426), or 2) dropped off at Bluebonnet House and Garden Center in Chappell Hill.
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 call club president, Dale Ramey, at 713-562-6191.
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 - Coral Bean
The fact that this plant is beautiful is unchallenged. Its attractiveness to hummingbirds and butterflies is well documented. However, its beans are very poisonous. The leaves and stems have prickles, and sharp, recurved spines arm the stems. Decide for yourself whether or not the coral bean would be a good addition to your landscape.
All of us have those places in our gardens-places where the soil is poor or where the irrigation system does not reach. It is for these places that we choose tough, native plants. If wisely chosen and given some modicum of care during the establishment period, such plants will flourish with little or no supplemental irrigation. They often need no fertilizer, and no chemicals will be needed to control insect pests.
The showy coral bean (Erythrina herbacea) is one example of a native plant that will survive in an out-of-the-way place in the landscape with very little effort on the gardener's part. Sometimes called Cherokee bean or cardinal spear, this native legume grows naturally in hardwood hammocks throughout the southern portions of the United States and on into Mexico. Most references place it in USDA Zones 8-10, but there is some evidence that it can be successfully grown somewhat beyond this range.
For more info: https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2174
2019 Business of the Year - CHGC
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.