Garden Club holds plant swap and election

Garden Club members select a plant to “adopt.” Photo by Tom Cindric

Garden Club members select a plant to “adopt.” Photo by Tom Cindric

Barbara Anderson

The April 20 meeting of the Robson Ranch Garden Club was busy with the election of officers for the 2015-2016 program year and a plant swap.

The club officers for the coming year are: president, Barbara Anderson; vice president, Mary Ann Rich; secretary, Kathy Marrou; and treasurer, Nancy Buenzow.

After several announcements of the gardening kind from our president, Janie Cindric, those in attendance had the opportunity to look at the plants dug from members’ yards to share with others and then to decide which they’d like to have a chance to take home. Four tables were covered plus a few plants were on the stage in The Lone Star Room. Yes, careful preparation of the area is accomplished before the plants are set out! Using raffle tickets, numbers were chosen for each plant, and the lucky winners were able to choose the healthiest for their own gardens. At the conclusion, plants not chosen were offered to everyone. A lot of happy gardeners left the meeting with their work cut out for them! Happy planting, and may the rains keep coming!

The May Garden Club meeting will be a road trip for members only, and then the club takes a hiatus during the months of June, July and August. The program year will begin again on Monday, September 21.

As you enjoy your patios in these months, keep your eyes open for more varieties of birds. The trees in the older sections of Robson Ranch are getting large enough to offer food and shelter for our feathered friends. A cardinal “couple” is in residence somewhere along Ed Robson Blvd and Crestview, and a female Downy Woodpecker was sited on a Callery Pear in the same area. And every once in a while the Scissor-Tailed Flycatchers perch on the fence. Happy birding!