Presented by Bonnie Steidley, Ann Price, Annette Griffith, and Diane Parrott
A presentation on the ACCOMPLISHMENTS of our Club in 2022-2023
This meeting is a LUNCHEON
Installation of New Officers
A Presentation by our Scholarship Students
The recepients of the SCGC Horticultural Scholarships will discuss their Theses and Graduate Projects
Enjoy Touring (5) Fabulous Backyards!
The BACKYARD GARDEN TOUR is $20 per person. A $20 Ticket admits one to a self-
guided tour of five Sugar Creek Backyards. There will be a raffle at one of the homes.
Tickets may be purchased at the Sugar Creek Guard House on the day of the event or at anyone of the individual homes.
Event is held rain or shine!
A ticket is required at each home.
Home Addresses include:
350 Sugar Creek Blvd.
1902 Country Club Blvd.
114 Blancroft Ct.
218 S. Keswick Ct.
818 Edgewick Ct.
3003 Country Club Blvd.
Dayna Druke A Texas Master Naturalist
Member, Ft. Bend Beekeeping Assocation
Author for the Texas Beekeepers Association Journal
Dayna will tell us how bees are beneficial to us because of their pollination services and their help in providing food.
About the author
Dayna Druke is a professional beekeeper, ethical bee remover, and wannabe weightlifter in Fort Bend County, TX. She lives on a small ranch with her husband, 5 children, miscellaneous farm creatures, and about 200,000 bees, give or take a few.
Our program changed from Randy Merslovsky of Outdoor Innovations....
SO... A BIG Garden Club Welcome to Ann De Stefano!
Ann describes herself: " I'm a daughter of a farmers's daughter with a love of farming...." She has been a Master Gardener since 2018. Ann is a retired teacher. "gardening, to me, offers optimism, artistic expression and appreciation of Mother Nature".
Her Subject this month is going to be Succulents.
A cactus spread out, like a grand affair
Appearing to be such a prickly pear
Living in the heat of the desert's day
This is life, it knows no other way
Living where others wouldn't dare
Growing without much effort or are.
Not all succulents are just Cactus. Succulents can make you happy. Join Ann for her talk and knowledge of caring for succulents.
We are ready to get cookin' and get plantin' after the January freeze and Robert is sharing his advice. Join us on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 9:30 AM.
Robert Grove is a horticulturist with Brookwood Community. Robert will share his expertise with us on which herbs to grow, harvest and use in our Texas Gardens.
More and more local gardeners are learning that herbs are easy to grow and can add flowers, fragrance and texture to the landscape. Herbs are also vital to flavor many dishes.
Local gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of herbs, although some,
such as French Tarragon and Lavender, often succumb to our hot, wet summers despite careful culture. When selecting which herbs you want to grow in your garden, consider what you commonly cook with. Look at the herbs in your kitchen cabinet and start off growing
those types of herbs that are recommended for growing in the Texas Gulf Coast region; there will likely be a diverse range of herbs that fit this bill.
Come find out which herbs are best to plant in your spring garden.
We are anxious for Spring and Kathy has great ideas for us. Join us on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:30 AM.
Kathy Adams Clark, is a columnist for the Houston Chronicle. She is the past President of the North American Nature Photography Association. Kathy is a photographer, naturalist, and teacher. Her goal as a businesswoman is to promote photography and the natural world through teaching. When people understand photography they can enjoy it for a lifetime. When people experience the natural world they will work to preserve it for future generations.
Every week her photos appear in her husband’s ‘Nature’ column in the Houston Chronicle. Since 1999, Gary’s column has taught readers about the birds, butterflies, and natural world around Houston and the world.
Kathy and her husband Gary live in the Woodlands. Photography has been her passion since she was a child. Her world centered around playing outside but as a young adult she morphed into a full-fledge naturalist. Mentors taught her the names of the birds, butterflies, flowers, trees, and dragonflies.
Come discover how to garden with nature, not against it.