Chappell Hill Garden Club Christmas Home Tour - Dec. 9, 2023
Established July 9, 2008
Welcome to our newest members:
(38 members have access to the Members area.)
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
Poinsettia is a perennial shrub native to Mexico. It is most often grown as an annual for winter holiday display, but it can also be grown as a perennial garden shrub in regions where winter temperatures remain above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The familiar red species have been joined by even flashier hues thanks to hybridizers who have expanded the range of colors from the familiar scarlet to white, cream, salmon, yellow, and pink. Its blooms are a cluster of tiny yellow flowers surrounded by large brilliant (usually red) floral bracts, which are modified leaves. Also known as Mexican flameleaf, these plants are forced into bloom in time for the holiday season, and they require specific care to look their best into the new year and beyond.
Contrary to a popular myth, poinsettias are not seriously toxic to people or pets. At most, they are mildly toxic to cats and dogs who ingest the plant material.1
Quick Facts about Poinsettias:
Common Name: Poinsettia, Mexican flameleaf, Christmas star
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Plant Type: Shrub
Mature Size: 3–10 ft. tall, 3–7 ft. wide
Sun Exposure: Full, partial
Soil Type: Loamy, well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral, acidic
Bloom Time: Winter
Flower Color: Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 9–11 (USDA)
Native Area: Mexico
Toxicity: Toxic to pets1
Read more at The Spruce: https://www.thespruce.com/poinsettia-care-guide-1403587