Saturday, May 1, 2021

Jr Gardener Event - Butterfly Gardens Renamed

 The garden club came together with an outdoor event and light rain.

Signs were planted with the 20 names submitted for Garden A.

Garden B signs were hung up.
Great day to play on the wall and newly replaced sawdust playground
Bonnie and Tracy handled the seed planting strip making area.  Super windy!
Refreshments were served
Families took plants donated by garden club members
Ruth donated plants to sell.  Thank you to Jeff, Gwen, Norma C., Norma I, Cathy, Dale, Mark, Ellen, Bonnie, Louise, Tracy, Ian and Debbie.
Round Top Collection donated 2 large butterfly signs for the new garden names. Liz will be painting.
Winners of the naming contest and committee:
Mark Jones with Butterfly Haven (Garden A)
Ellen Jones with Butterflies on Brazos (Garden B)
Naming Committee: Bonnie Buhl, Louise Rugaard and Cathy Oland
Cathy and Carl are celebrating 50+ years of marriage. 
The gathering sight was also a chance to view the memorial bricks in garden pathway.
Social media postings encouraged others to come and take plants after the event was done.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Replanting Butterfly Gardens


Plants donated by IMS Landscaping were planted in both butterfly gardens.

Plants included 

Red Yarrow

Turk's Cap

Coneflowers

Blue Plumbago

Firecracker

Indian Basket flower

White Mist flower

Lantana

Zinnia  

Milkweed

Angelonia

Black Eyed Susan

Rose Gaura      

Lime Sizzler




Thank you Dale, Mike, Mark, Ellen, Ann,  and Tracy for doing an increditable job on a super pleasant morning!




Monday, April 12, 2021

April General Meeting

 The April meeting was by Zoom.

 Attendees: Bonnie Buhl, Norma Chiaramonte, Debbie Haluch, Bea Huriega, Ellen and Mark Jones, Jeff and Gwen Klorer, Alma Rielly, Ann Sansbury, Dale Smothers, Michelle Sobczak (visitor), Tracy Walker and Ruth Westra.

 Speaker: Marty and Greg Graves with the Lone Star Hibiscus Club spoke on everything hibiscus including many varieties, propagation and growing beautiful hibiscus.

 Minutes –  March 8th Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes.

Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Secretary/Treasurer, Ann Sansbury and approved by all.

 Birthdays – Dave Mausolf, Bea Huriega, Alma Rielly and Ian McWilliam

 Old Business:

·       Bonnie spoke on the naming of the butterfly gardens and went over the rules. The winner will be announced May 1 at 11:00 at the Plant Giveaway and Sale.

·       The Plant Giveaway and Sale will be on May 1 from 10:00 until noon.

 New Business:

·       Debbie announced that we need someone to step up and take the Presidents and Secretary/Treasurer offices for the next two years. She will plan the programs.

·       Planting of the gardens will be April 24th at 9:00. Kyle will deliver the plants to the clubhouse the day before.

·       We would like to have a Yard of the Season winner for Spring before the next meeting.

·       Debbie shared pictures of members’ plants that survived the freeze.

·       The May 10 meeting will be in person at the Community Center.

 Tips:

  • ·       Books and newspaper are great for combating weeds.
  • ·       Now is a great time to plant vegetables.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Butterfly Gardens clean up after freeze

We waited a few weeks after the freeze before cleaning up the butterfly gardens.  It was an opportunity to see what plants were coming back.

  • Native coneflowers
  • Yarrow
  • Plumbago
  • Fennel
  • Rue








Special thank you to Ann, Ian, Mike, Mark, Ellen. Dale, Lyn and Norma for getting the beds ready for planting.  This will happen April 24th.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

 

Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club announces:

            A Contest to name our 2 Butterfly Gardens!

Garden A, 11810 Cypress Creek Lakes Drive (Site of the Quarantine Caterpillar)

 


Garden B, 20441 Brazos Sage Drive


Prizes are a $100 Arbor Gate or Plants for All Seasons gift certificate to the person with the winning name for each garden.

Naming guidelines:

1)      Visit each garden for name inspiration

2)      A name is to be short, simple, creative & 3 words or less.

3)      Not a person’s name because we offer bricks for honorariums or memorials for that purpose.

4)      Nominations are due 04/15/2021 to CCLGC1@gmail.com. The 2 winners will be selected by the committee.

5)      The Contest is open to Cypress Creek Lakes Residents, only, and they may nominate one name per park.

6)      Submissions should include the park A or B name, the name of the person making the nomination, email address and phone number.

7)      Winners will be announced at 11 am on 05/01/2021, at the Plant Giveaway/Exchange, at the Community Center, 10702 Cypress Creek Bend Lane.

Monday, March 8, 2021

March General Meeting

 

The March meeting was by Zoom.

 Attendees: Larry and Beverly Allen, Bonnie Buhl, Norma Chiaramonte, Tessa Ellis, Debbie Haluch, Ellen and Mark Jones, Jeff and Gwen Klorer, Marsha and Dave Mausolf, Ian McWilliam, Cathy Oland, Mike Owens, Louise Rugaard, Ann Sansbury, Dale Smothers, Tracy Walker and Ruth Westra.

 Speaker: Helen Lombardo, our Honorary Life Member, spoke on yearly maintenance of garden beds, trees and grass and how to recover from the ice storm.

Minutes –  January 11 Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes. Motion was made by Norma Chiaramonte and seconded by Larry Allen.

 Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Secretary/Treasurer, Ann Sansbury and approved by all.

 Birthdays – Cathie Oland and Debbie Haluch.

 Old Business:

·       No Old Business

New Business:

·       Debbie gave a review of local nurseries.

·       Louise went over the guidelines for the Garden Naming Contest. It begins March 15 and ends on April 15. It is open to Cypress Creek Lakes residents only. Each person can submit only one name per garden. The winners will be announced May 1 at 11:00.

We will award two $100 gift certificates, one for each garden. 

They will be from Arborgate and Plants for All Seasons.

Announcements will be on Facebook and Next Door

·       Clean up of the gardens will be 9:00 on March 20.

·       Yard of the Season will resume for the summer season.

·       The May 10 meeting will be in person at the Community Center.

 Tips:

  • ·       If you have anything that is mushy, go ahead and clean it up to prevent bacteria.
  • ·       Cut plants back until you see green.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

February General Meeting

 The February meeting was by Zoom starting at 7pm

 Attendees: Bonnie Buhl, Debbie Haluch, Ellen and Mark Jones, Marsha and Dave Mausolf, Ian McWilliam, Cathy Oland, Mike Owens, Louise Rugaard, Ann Sansbury, Dale Smothers Tracy Walker and Ruth Westra.

 Speaker: Kyle Franklin, spoke on Finding Space for Edible Plants in our Urban Landscaping. Edible plants included berries, vegetables and fruits mixed with annual color plants. Kyle’s company, I.M.S. Landscape Services is the landscaper for Phases 1 and 2.

Minutes –  January 11 Meeting Minutes –we dispensed with reading of the minutes. Motion was made by Mike Owens and seconded by Mark Jones.

Treasurer’s Report - Treasurer Report was given by Secretary/Treasurer, Ann Sansbury and approved by all.

 Birthdays – No member birthdays this month.

 Old Business:

·       There are still organic vegetable and flower seeds available.

 

New Business:

·       Debbie read a note from the Young family thanking us for our Christmas donation to them.

·       Debbie will announce March speaker soon.

·       Debbie showed us plants from her yard and various items she has made from her fruit trees.