Plant Sale April 2nd!

On April 2nd we will have a brief membership meeting in the Great Room followed by our annual plant sale, which will be held 9:30am-12pm in the portico closest to the chapel entrance of University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

Proceeds from the sale support local charities and fund our fantastic gardening programs.

 

March 5: March of the ants

Our next program, March 5th, will focus on one of the most pressing issues for our area right now: invasive ants. They’re here and on the move. Dr. Paul Nester, Entomologist and Texas AgriLife Extension Specialist with Texas A & M University will present “Ants . . . Crazy and Fiery!!!”

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 a special educational presentation.

February 5, 2014: “Is your garden a reflection of you?”

On February 5, Margaret Sinclair, President of the Houston Federation of Garden Clubs and an accredited National Garden Clubs Flower Show Judge, will give an interactive presentation on how to express yourself in your garden. (This presentation was originally scheduled for March; however, she graciously agreed to switch dates with Dr. Paul Nester, who will give his presentation on crazy ants on March 5.)

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 a special educational presentation.

January 8, 2014 — Good Soil

John Ferguson of Nature’s Way Resources in Conroe will present “Get Down to Earth on Getting Good Soil”. He will cover soil science and how we can make our soil healthier. Mr. Ferguson and Brenda Beust Smith offer a free weekly newsletter you can sign up for at his Web site.

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 a special educational presentation.

December 4, 2013: “Good Gardening With Vegetables And Fruits”

Our own Mary Demeny, longtime Galveston County Master Gardener, will speak to us about her techniques for prolific produce.

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 a special educational presentation.

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

November 6, 2013

John Panzarella will introduce us to “Citrus Like You’ve Never Tasted”! His citrus farm in Lake Jackson is the 3rd largest privately owned citrus farm in Texas, with nearly 200 varieties.

Mr. Panzarella will also have an open house at his farm on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 2pm to 4 pm at which he will offer a special tasting of 30 to 40 of his citrus fruits.  Trees can be purchased. We will have a sign-up list at our meeting for interested attendees.

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 a special educational presentation.

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

October 2, 2013

October 2nd we will be honored with a visit from Dr. William C. Welch, author, professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service Landscape Horticulturalist at Texas A & M University, who will speak to us on “Heirloom Gardening in the South”.

He will bring books for sale and signing. His Perennial Garden Color and Antique Roses for the South have been national best sellers. His latest book is Heirloom Gardening in the South.

September 23-24 Dr. Welch will sponsor a nationally accredited two day Landscape Design Study Course in College Station. To attend, you must register through the Aggie Horticulture website aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu

September 4, 2013 – New season begins!

On September 4, 2013, Lucia Bettler of Lucia’s Garden will help us celebrate the beginning of fall gardening with a presentation on “Herbs from Your Garden to the Dinner Table”.

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 a special educational presentation.

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

April 3rd Plant Sale

Our plant sale will begin at 10am on April 3rd under the southwest portico at University Baptist Church, where we held it last year.

Please bring donated plants, labelled with the plant name and a fair price, between 8:30 and 9am for set up. We will have a brief business meeting and horticultural presentation in the Great Room at 9:30, followed by the sale.