The Woodlands Garden Club Co-founder Sharon Podolski told us “The Story of the Understory.” The management of our community’s forest is guided by the Integrated Forest Management, a comprehensive plan for The Woodlands to protect and conserve our native forest ecosystems. The management plan combines forestry, wildlife and natural resources conservation into a plan which will perpetuate the forest for years to come. The Woodlands is known for its woods, so the major emphasis of the plan is to maintain the existing land as a healthy forest as well as promote native species of plants and wildlife.
Vice President Katherine Plenger also arranged for new member Cherie Murphy to talk about “100 Years & Growing,” a book she compiled to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Elgin, IL Garden Club. Cherie explained how the gardening movement of the 1920s inspired community beautification.
We enjoyed a delicious luncheon and the beautiful spring decor.
Mauri Holguin’s presented the Plant Study about the Bird’s Nest Fern, an attractive and easy care houseplant. Donna Marie Thornton gave us the details about the upcoming field trip to Florescence at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to view “Metamorphosis,” and Sharon provided a summary of another successful plant sale. Thanks to Judy for managing the monthly drawing.
The Brief: important dates below. Check the meeting agenda for all pertinent club information and gardening events in our area.
- Field Trip to Florescence on Thu, April 27
- Hospice Floral Group meets at St Anthony of Padua on Fri, April 28 to make floral arrangements with the Middle School science students.
- TWGC Member Garden Tour on Tue, May 9 including Installation of Officers
Thanks to Detlev for the photos.