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Robson Ranch Garden Club happenings

Members took advantage of the “plant exchange.”

Barbara Anderson The Robson Ranch Garden Club meeting on Monday morning, May 15, had a full agenda and was fun too! Peggy Backesof, the nominating committee, presented the slate of officers for the program year 2017-2018 and there followed the election of the slate by acclamation. We look forward to the leadership of the following:…

Garden Club meeting notice

Denton County Master Gardener Zoe Broxson; Photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson On Monday, 17 April, Denton County Master Gardener Zoe Broxson presented a program about the value of herbs, and their importance both to our food and to our health. Many herbs grow very well in our north Texas climate. Mint loves water but not so much for rosemary. Spanish lavender is better for…

Garden Club visits unique property in Ponder

Viewing the garden of June and Bill Marquis; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson June and Bill Marquis have a large, beautiful and very unique property in Ponder, and they graciously opened their place to the Robson Ranch Garden Club on Monday, March 20. June is an incredible gardener and Bill is, well, a “collector” of almost anything; and between June’s eye for plants (mostly native) and…

Garden Club visits Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard

Photo by Joan Petre

Barbara Anderson The Robson Ranch Garden Club enjoyed a beautiful morning on Monday, October 17, at Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard in Roanoke, TX. Comfortable temperatures and a nice cloud cover enhanced the incredible colors of flowers galore. We learned that “if you plant them, they will come.” Plant Zinnias and Gregg’s Mistflower and Monarch butterflies…

Gardeners hold Q & A meeting

Lori Slocum, Bonnie West, Cathy Lustgarten and Ed Laube

Barbara Anderson The Robson Ranch Garden Club began its program year on Monday, September 19, with a panel-led “Question and Answer” time for those attending. Gardeners always have questions and love to share information! Janie Cindric, Denton County Master Gardener, and Clyde Roberts offered both to the gardeners’ questions. Janie is a flower specialist and…

Garden Club begins program September 19

Barbara Anderson, Garden Club President Calling all gardeners regardless of your skill level. The Robson Ranch Garden Club will begin its program year on Monday, 19 September, 10:30 a.m. in the Lone Star Room at the Clubhouse. The meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. We particularly invite our many new residents. If you have moved…

Garden Club on hiatus for the summer

Barbara Anderson, President, Robson Ranch Garden Club Wise are the people who learn from experience! Fact: North Texas has an average of 36 inches of rain per year. Fact: May is the wettest month of the year with an average of four inches of rain. For the second year in a row the long-anticipated Robson…

Garden Club enjoys presentation by Andrea Cloutier

Andrea Cloutier from The University of North Texas; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson On Monday, 18 April, The Robson Ranch Garden Club had a wonderful presentation by Ms. Andrea Cloutier from The University of North Texas. A master’s degree candidate at UNT, Ms. Cloutier explained that we are “urban gardeners” with unique climatic and soil conditions. First and foremost know the site where you wish to…

Garden Club learns about Wildlife Pollinator Gardening

Barbara Anderson, Garden Club President On Monday, February 15, the Robson Ranch Garden Club enjoyed a visit from three delightful ladies from Ponder, TX. Expert gardeners Pat England, June Marquis and Joyce Nuckels joined forces to talk about “Wildlife Pollinator Gardening,” encouraging the use of plants native to north Texas. Each presenter showed pictures of…