September 2, 2015: “Insects in the Garden — Friend or Foe?”

Join us on September 2, as we kick off our 2015-16 season with a program by renowned Galveston County horticulture extension agent Dr. William Johnson: “”Insects in the Garden — Friend or Foe?” Come learn the difference between those you’ll want to attract an keep and those you might not.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.

Plant Sale April 1st

The annual Gardeners by the Bay Plant Sale will be on April 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to noon. The sale will include hard to find and unique annuals, perennials, herbs, and shrubs transplanted from members’ gardens. Members who are also Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions.

9:30 a.m. at the University Baptist Church, southwest corner by the portico, 16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston, TX, 77059.

March 4, 2015: Heirloom Vegetables

March 4, Leah Gunter will speak to us about the history heirloom vegetables. Gunter’s Heirloom Vegetables supplies the vegetables for Arbor Gate nursery. Some plants will be available for purchase at our meeting.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

Our big annual plant sale will be April 1!  (no fooling)

February 4, 2015

Norman Arnold will present ”Secrets of Managing and Installing Your Landscape” at our February meeting. Norman is a Galveston County Master Gardener and CEO of Glorious Gardens, Inc.

The emphasis of his talk will be about creativity and self expression. His goal is to stimulate the inner designer in gardeners and free them of inhibitions so they can be imaginative and playful when planting their gardens.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.

January 7, 2015: “For the Love of Roses”

Join us for our first program of the new year: “For the Love of Roses”, presented by Galveston County Master Gardener and American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian John Jons. He has successfully grown and hybridized roses in Clear Lake area for over 15 years.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.

December 3, 2014

December 3, seasoned Galveston County Master Gardener Herman Auer will teach us about “Fruit Bearing Trees for Our Yards”.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.

November 5, 2014

On November 5, Corrie Ten-Have will present “Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds”, including the decorative and culinary uses of these seasonal curcurbits.

In addition, Mary Demeny will speak briefly about the wonders of cilantro.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.

A Note from Our President, Patrick McKinney

Being President gives me an opportunity to assist our Club in achieving our primary goal of improving the quality of life in the Houston Bay Area through the dissemination of better gardening techniques. Our Club is blessed to have access to the talents and knowledge of members within our Club and others within our Federation. Assisting our Club in the dissemination of this knowledge through our programs and newsletters is my job. However, continued success in achieving our goal requires the participation of all members. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Patrick McKinney
President
Gardeners by the Bay

October 1, 2014

October 1, local media personality Randy Lemmon will answer gardening questions, and his book will be available for sale.

Bring your friends! Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on programs, please see our calendar.

September 3, 2014

Hooray! Our new season begins September 3 with a presentation on mulches and compost by John Ferguson, Owner, Nature’s Way Resources in Conroe.

October 1, local media personality Randy Lemmon will answer gardening questions.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

For more information on future programs, please see our calendar.