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The Grapevine Garden Club is an organization of men and women who enjoy gardening, sharing plants and having fun. Through its monthly programs, field trips, annual plant sale, scholarship program and civic beautification projects, the club promotes interest in gardening and floral design. We offer a common ground to build lasting friendships and to learn more about gardening, wildlife, conservation and the environment.

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GGC meeting location
1209 S. Main St. Grapevine

Grapevine Convention Center

General Meetings

The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, Texas. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. We do not meet in June, July or August. Guests and visitors are welcome.

Membership Information

We always welcome new and returning members! The membership application can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted "Membership application" below, or click on the Membership application tab in the upper right hand corner. Membership application Fill it out and send your check to the GGC P.O. Box.



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Wondering if your garden has Rose Rosette disease?

Texas A & M AgriLife Extension has published a concise guide to help you determine if you have the dreaded disease, as well as additional information. Click here or go to the Learning Resources section to learn more.

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West Texas St. Work Party - Oct 30

Veteran's Day Parade - Nov 10

Butterfly Flutterby

The 21st Butterfly Flutterby on Oct 20 at Grapevine Botanical Garden was a rousing success. The rain FINALLY subsided and the public showed up in droves. 

 

   

GGC members volunteered in record numbers. Thanks to all who participated. Volunteers had as much fun as the kids. 

The new educational venue, Nectar Plant Information, was a success.

Butterfly Flutterby Art Contest

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More club photos may be viewed here.

 

Sept - Nov 2018 Programs

General Meetings

The September 25th program, Blooms and Beyond: Year-Round Color in the Garden. Does your garden seem to have a boring downtime when it is just not pretty? Toni Moorehead, a longstanding member of our club, will be speaking to us this month on the topic, Blooms and Beyond: Year-Round Color for Your Garden. Toni, a Tarrant County Master Gardener and Texas Certified Landscape Professional, has her own landscaping business, and her expertise is well known. Go browse her blog, http://signaturegardens.blogspot.com, and check out her Signature Gardens Facebook page for a world of information about how to garden beautifully in our area. View the program.

The October 30th program, Poisonous Plants. We all know that Socrates was poisoned by Hemlock, but did you know that Hemlock grows in Texas? Since the plant resembles wild carrots or parsnips, it has been responsible for deaths of humans harvesting and consuming the roots. Beautiful but poisonous plants are often used as garden ornamentals, potted plants, and even florist flowers. So BEWARE! Barney Lipscomb from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will share his vast knowledge of poisonous plants—especially appropriate at this frightening time of year! 

The November 27th program. Creating Public Gardens. Most agree that a stroll through a public garden is good for the soul. But how many of us imagine the planning involved in making gardens so satisfying and relaxing? Our speaker, Matt Nicolette, has been creating meaningful and memorable landscapes as a leader in the Public Garden Team at Studio Outside since 2013. We will learn the inspiring process Matt uses to design public landscapes that provide the ultimate in respite and enjoyment.

 

Other Special Events

GGC Gardens on View: Carpenter and Ostronoff gardens. After the October 23 GGC General meeting. See October 2018 newsletter for details.

Gardeners on the Go:

Pumpkins and Succulents at North Haven Gardens, Dallas. October 25. See September 2018 newsletter for details. Signup requested.

Trip to Asheville, NC April 30-May 5, 2019. Get your reservation in early, as space is limited. See September 2018 newsletter for details.

Please see the Calendar page for a program description and additional listings of 2017-2018 events.

Butterfly Flutterby, continued.

A detailed summary of Butterfly Flutterby will appear in the November 2018 GGC newsletter.

In the meantime, a huge thanks goes to GGC members Cindy Miller and Harriet Perrello, event co-chairs. Chairs of the various committees also are to be applauded. And, thanks to Pam Braak and her excellent photography. 

The Kids Art Contest exceeded expectations. There were more entries this year than in the previous years. The art work was exceptional. The kids put forth extra effort to produce quality submissions. The judges had a monumental task to pick the winners. Congratulations to all for their creativity. Hopefully, you came out to admire the artwork. Here are a couple examples of their creativity.