Reminder of New Meeting Place & Upcoming November Oleanders

Due to renovation of the University Baptist Church, Gardeners By The Bay (GBTB) garden club now meets at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston, 77062. Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 am, followed by monthly presentation at 9:30am. We still meet on the first Wednesday of every month.

On November 2nd, Lydia Miller, President of the International Oleander Society in Galveston will speak to us about “Looking at Oleanders with Different Eyes”.

Change to Web site

Great news!

After 7 years, GBTB.org will have a new web master, David Smith, husband of President Mary.

A great club like Gardeners by the Bay deserves a great web site.

I launched the site seven years ago as part of a graduate-student project. I had already earned an MA in literature but wanted to improve my web skills. Rather than get deeper into web design, however, I became a master gardener and a master naturalist. Surely my time with GBTB had a hand in that.

A family tragedy took me away from updating the site in a timely manner this September.

The Web site is mostly up-to-date at the moment, and now I gratefully hand things over to David.

All the best, Martha

March 2, 2016: Ferns for Sun and Shade

Join us for our March 2nd meeting, when Darla Harris, President of the Texas Gulf Coast Fern Society, will speak to us about the many varieties of hardy ferns for both sun and shade in our area.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. (Though this location will change in the near future due to renovations.) Hospitality with refreshments begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by special educational presentations.

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

February 3, 2016: Delightful Daylilies

At our February meeting, Nell Shimek of Shimek’s Gardens in Alvin will speak to us about the many varieties of daylilies and the best practices to grow and multiply them. Nell and her husband have grown over 800 different registered daylily cultivars along with thousands of their own daylily seedlings in their display garden.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. (Though this location will change in the near future due to renovations.) 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 6, 2016: Blooming Tough

We will kick off 2016 with a presentation by Galveston County Master Gardener Sandra Devall on “Blooming Tough Plants through Deluge and Drought”.

Visitors are always welcome to GBTB monthly meetings. We meet in the “Great Room” of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. (Though this location will change in the near future due to renovations.) 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 2, 2015: Gardening and Health

John Ferguson, Owner of Nature’s Way Resources in Conroe will speak to us on December 2 about “Our Gardening and our Health”.

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 4, 2015: Skip Richter Talks Fall

On Wednesday, November 4, Harris County Extension Agent and author of Month by Month Gardening – Texas, Skip Richter will give us an overview of fall gardening activities and discuss the preparation and use of compost to enrich our 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.

October 7, 2015: Successful Propagation Techniques

October 7, Galveston County master gardener and propagation specialist Herman Auer will speak to us about proper techniques for taking cuttings to establish starter or passalong plants.

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.