Tag: Gardening

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…

Free Fall Garden Festival October 1

Whether you prefer gardening, shopping, cooking demos or silent auctions, there will be plenty of activities at the 2016 Fall Garden Fest, held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Trietsch Memorial UMC Family Life Center, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Admission is free and includes a variety of activities…

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…

Gardening with an enchanted twist

While the stress-relieving capabilities and health benefits of gardening are well known, a twist on this timeless hobby offers a way to add charm and a whimsical feel to your home and garden. Creating an enchanted fairy garden can boost imagination and offer a family-friendly way to hone your green thumb. These miniature landscapes, often…

Robson Ranch Garden Club learns the fine art of Bonsai

Bonsai presenter Gene Holt; photo by Janie Cindric

Barbara Anderson 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…

Garden Club enjoys annual Christmas lunch

December Christmas Luncheon, photo by Lori Slocum

Barbara Anderson Robson Ranch Garden Club members enjoyed their annual Christmas lunch at the Grill on Monday, December 21, in The Heritage Room. Santa brought table favors and there was even entertainment! Did you know that there was a “drama group” in the Garden Club? Well maybe not, but a small ensemble participated in a…