Butterflies, Bees & Natural Plants Program - Mar. 25, 2023
Chappell Hill Garden Club Christmas Home Tour - Dec. 9, 2023
Established July 9, 2008
Welcome to our newest members:
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 o 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!
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 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.
"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: Deadline is May 1st.
Plant of the Month
Clematis is a very large group of vining plants belonging to the buttercup family. In history across China and Japan, this gorgeous flowering plant was predominantly used for medicine. The leaves of the plant were used in herbal teas to soothe sore throats. Other varieties were found in other parts of the world and favored for their ornamental flair.
The large flowering clematis, C. patens, was introduced to Europe in the early 1800s by Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold, a German traveler, physician, and botanist. He is credited with introducing Western medicine in Japan. Many Chinese species were introduced to Japan during this time and later made their way into Europe, the most prominent being the wild clematis, Clematis florida.
Following its arrival in Europe, clematis gained several meanings, especially during the Victorian era, when floriography (the language of flowers) regained traction. The flower then came to symbolize poverty as well as mental beauty.
Cultivation spread across the continent. Propagating different species and creating hybrids was of top priority. Larger varieties were particularly popular during the Victorian era. However, the disease which clematis is prone to, clematis wilt, destroyed commercial stocks. Propagation of these larger varieties was only possible again after World War II.
There are now hundreds of different species, varieties, and cultivars of clematis, each sporting unique flair and interesting names. Leather flowers refer to clematis with fleshy petals, Old Man’s Beard is known for its wrinkled-looking white flowers. Traveler’s Joy is the common name used in England for their native variety C. vitalba.
Plant type: Perennial Vine
Season: Winter to Late Summer
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Type: Well-draining
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Watering Requirements: Moderate
Picture credit & read more at All About Gardening: https://www.allaboutgardening.com/clematis/