Tag: Gardening

Gardening Club news

Theresa L. Peoples Robson Ranch Gardening Club will meet on Monday, September 18, at 10:00 a.m. We will have as our guest speaker Susan Pohlen from the Elm Fork Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist organization. This is a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in affiliation with Texas A & M/AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks &…

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…

Landscaping tips to attract birds to your yard

Presenter Cecil Carter; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson On Monday, February 20, the Robson Ranch Garden Club heard a wonderful presentation from Cecil Carter titled, “Landscaping to Attract Birds To Your Yard.” Once again we heard that native plants, which tolerate our earth and climate, are the key to advertising “good food” to native and migrating birds. Carter suggests two top…

Robson Ranch Garden Club learns about trees

Scott Geer; photo by Mary Ann Rich

Barbara Anderson On Monday, January 16, the Robson Ranch Garden Club heard a presentation by Scott Geer from The Tree Shepherd about the value to our home landscapes of trees and the proper planting, care and maintenance of those assets. Trees are usually a permanent fixture of our landscapes, even as we redesign garden beds…

Garden Club gets down and dirty

Door Prize Winners: Jesse Lovelace, Dorothy Pointer, Russel Bafford, Linda Stewart, Ty Poynter, Avanell Patton, Clyde Roberts, Carol Johnston, Mary Beth Kuxhause; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson The Robson Ranch Garden Club got “down and dirty” on Monday, 21 November, as the membership potted either an Amaryllis bulb or three Paper Whites (Narcissus). In six to eight weeks we ought to enjoy beautiful blooms in our houses during the darker winter months. More than capably led, informed, and entertained by…

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…