Robson Ranch Garden Club prepares for spring blossoms

Lucky winners Maureen Varnes, Dorothy Pointer, Jena Suarez, Avanell Patton and Patti Stockhausen. Photo taken by Tom Cindric.

Barbara Anderson

The Robson Ranch Garden Club met on Monday, March 16, for a program of general questions and answers pulling on the considerable expertise of those in attendance. Club president Janie Cindric, a Denton County Master Gardener, led the discussions with input from many others.

Vice-president and program chair, Barbara Anderson, spoke about the plans for the April and May meetings, which are limited to members only and reminded everyone that the Garden Club takes a hiatus during June, July and August, resuming with a meeting on the third Monday of September, the 21st.

Before the meeting ended, five lucky people won the raffle for north Texas hardy plants plus a lovely Shamrock in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

As we enjoy these warmer days and yes, even the rain, let us contemplate the iris, a member of the lily family, having survived the winter and now preparing to lavish us with its glorious blooms. Iris means, “I have a message for you,” and is named after the Greek messenger goddess who guided the soul to eternity after death. In ancient Egypt the iris was deeply honored, and a garland of irises even graced the brow of the Sphinx. In another myth it is named after the goddess of the rainbow because of its many hued blooms. The Meaning of Flowers, by Gretchen Scoble and Ann Field, and The Meaning of Flowers, by Frederick Warne.