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.

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.