Meeting January 11, 2022

Happy New Year!

We’re looking forward to seeing you and enjoying another fun gardening year with our club. Due to maximum occupancy limit in the meeting room, health precautions, and food preparation, you must RSVP by noon on Monday and you need email confirmation from Kathy to attend (members only; no guests). If you don’t feel well, please stay home.

Come any time after 8 am to help set up the room for the meeting starting at 9:15 am; social time is at 9 am. Turn left around the building and follow the garden club signs. There is parking near the meeting room entrance. Do NOT enter at the main building.

WHEN: 9 am to 11:45 am approximately
WHERE: Shenandoah Municipal Complex, 29955 I-45, Shenandoah, TX 77381
PROGRAM: Fun and Challenges of Gardening indoors – Fragrance, Fruit, Health and Improved Air Quality
SPEAKER: Tricia Bradbury, Corresponding Secretary, Houston Federation of Garden Clubs

Board members will update us on December activities – it was a busy month. You donated 527 Christmas gifts and Mary dropped off 76 cheerful bags to the women’s shelter! Our club helped the Federation of Garden Clubs with their “Winterlight Gala” and it was fabulous. Our Christmas luncheon and gift exchange at Black Walnut Cafe was a lot of fun. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make these events successful.

Member Pam Stephenson will present the horticulture program on growing tomatoes.

Volunteers needed on Friday and Saturday for the 46th annual Arbor Day tree giveaway on January 29th: participate in one of The Woodlands longest standing traditions and help plant trees today for our community to enjoy for years to come. Twelve native tree seedlings will be available and our club will be tagging trees on Friday and assist with handing out on Saturday. Mary will pass around a sign up sheet and you must also register with the township.

If you don’t have a Woodlands Garden Club apron to wear at Arbor Day, we will have them for sale at the meeting ($25). We are also selling beautifully embroidered TWGC t-shirts, sweat shirts, and personalized tote bags.

January is a good time to start thinking about the plants you will be donating for the spring plant sale. Transplant volunteer starts from your garden so they will have good roots and growth for the sale. We ask that everyone donate 10 well-rooted plants or make a $20.00 donation to our treasury. Let us know if you need containers, we have plenty!

Mary will be collecting toiletries for the women’s shelter, and food, blankets, toys for the animal shelter, too, plus non-perishable food for Interfaith.

Hospice Floral Group will meet on Tuesday, January 18th at Sharon’s house. Let Sherry know if you will be bringing flowers or greenery. If you have vases with a small mouth and not too tall, please bring them to the meeting.

TWGC garden tour: what’s growing in your garden? We’re planning on visiting 4 or 5 members gardens in lieu of the April meeting. If you would like to show off your garden, please let Katherine know.

Mark your calendar for Coushatta Camellia Show January 29-30th, Azalea Trail March 4-6, 2022, and GCA Flower Show “Color” April 21-22nd.

Happy gardening!

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