The Robson Ranch Garden Club enjoyed a wonderful program on bonsai on Monday, 21 March, in The Lone Star Room with Vice-President Mary Ann Rich presiding. Bonsai is the traditional Japanese art of dwarfing and shaping trees and shrubs in shallow pots by pruning and controlled fertilization. Gene Holt, a Robson resident, gave the presentation and led the attendees through the whole process with words, visuals and plants. Gene is willing to teach the art, so if you might be interested please give him a call at 940-262-1516.
At the conclusion of the meeting there were door prize items awarded including a small bonsai donated by Mr. Holt. Thank you so much!
The club continues to accept members, with dues at $5 through the program year ending after our May gathering. If you are interested please call the membership chair, Barbara Warren, at 425-443-4578. Membership has its benefits: our “road trip” programs are usually limited to members-only because of space limitations, and such a trip will be coming up for our May meeting.
In the meantime we look forward to our April meeting on April 18. The time is 10:30 a.m., and we meet in The Lone Star Room entering through the doors by Althea Parent’s desk. The program is titled: “What Is In Your Garden: Ecological Choices Of Denton County.” Our presenter will be Ms. Andrea Cloutier, a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. It is so necessary to know what plants will tolerate the earth and weather conditions in our area, so please come to learn and enjoy. Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings held here at the Ranch.
As spring settles in, Victor Hugo reminds us to “Be Like The Bird.” “Be like the bird, who halting in his flight on limb too slight feels it give way beneath him, yet sings, knowing he hath wings.”