Garden Club meeting

Speaker Janie Cindric. Photo taken by Tom Cindric.

Speaker Janie Cindric. Photo taken by Tom Cindric.

Barbara Anderson

The Robson Ranch Garden Club met on Monday, January 19, and heard a very informative program by the club president, Janie Cindric, on proper pruning techniques. With so many new folks moving to Robson Ranch from other parts of the country, the Garden Club is committed to offering some repeat programs in “Texas gardening basics,” and the size of the crowd indicated that pruning is a topic in which many residents are interested. Janie is a certified Denton County Master Gardener and delivers her programs with expertise and a wonderful sense of humor.

By the way, there are several Master Gardeners in the Garden Club, plus others with a wide range of training in many fields related to planting, soil, fertilization, insects and native plants to name a few areas of gardening interest. Our meetings are always very informative.

Rule of thumb, when thinking of pruning your roses: when we think Valentine’s Day, we often think of roses, and Valentine’s day, mid-February, is the time to get out those cleaned and sharpened clippers and carefully trim away!

The February meeting of the club will be on Monday, the 16th, at 10:30 a.m. in The Lone Star Room. A part of the program will be a short talk by Dick Anderson, Assistant Patrol Supervisor, on what the Patrol will and will not do with those “wild critters” that sometimes wander in to our yards. Watch for the HOA News updates for complete information as the date approaches.

With spring flowers about to pop, have you ever wondered what is the difference between a daffodil, narcissus and jonquil? Well, botanists are still unclear on that, but they “seem to agree that all daffodils are narcissi, though not all narcissi are daffodils, and it has to do with the length of trumpet and number of flowers per stem.” (100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names by Diana Wells) No matter the name, aren’t they beautiful!