Master Gardener visits the Women’s Club

Ty Pointer walks amongst his plant filled stage

Ty Pointer walks amongst his plant filled stage

Tanya Jones

Robson Ranch’s 457 member Women’s Club had one of its favorites at its October monthly lunch: Ty Pointer, manager of Calloway’s Nursery in Flower Mound, a Master Gardener and a frequent and always welcome speaker at the Women’s Club.

Mr. Pointer filled the stage with plants that do well in the Texas fall season, including snapdragons, pansies and dianthuses, and surrounded them with pumpkins, beautiful shrubs and yard art. He was kind enough to allow these to be raffled off as door prizes plus the pumpkins and chrysanthemums.

Callaway’s manager discussed the challenges of growing plants in the North Texas climate and dirt. He suggested ways to conquer these problems and also informed the ladies about plants that are mosquito repellants, including the citrosa plant, lemon grass, rosemary and lavender.

Judy Ondina announced that the club collected $373 at the lunch for Friends of the Family, which assists abused women. It was the vice president of membership, Moe Fitzgerald, who proudly announced the group’s ranks now totaled 457 members.