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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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April 30. West Texas Street Workday

In spite of persistent rain, the 2019 GGC Plant Sale was a success. the sale was extended to Sunday April 14, a better weather day. Intrepid shoppers turned out and were rewarded by an amazing variety of plants, including prized heirlooms. This year's new feature - vintage pots and gardening books - was well received. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this 2-day event a success.

Flowercade

Sponsored by Ft Worth Garden Club Council

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

April 13, 2019

GGC enjoyed another successful Flowercade. Details of the judging results will be available soon.

Above: Intrepid team of specimen identifiers: Barb Munn, Peggy Harris, Joan Stewart, Mary Ledeboer, Ninfa Gonzales.

Below: Table displays submitted for this year's Flowercade theme, "Food For thought."

 



More club photos may be viewed here.

 

January-April 2019 Programs

General Meetings

The January 22nd program. Experiencing the Monarch Migration. GGC members Karen Rice & Pam Braak will talk about their firsthand experience (along with Greg Braak and Chuck Voelker) of one of the most amazing phenomena in nature – the migration of millions of Monarch butterflies southward from their breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to overwintering sites in the mountains of south central Mexico.  Follow our intrepid human travelers from DFW up the mountains of Michoacán Mexico, and follow the path of the migrating monarchs over thousands of miles across unforgiving environments. 

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The February 26th program. Favorite Plants for North Texas Monarchs. What do Monarch butterflies need as they travel through north Texas? Well, it depends on whether they are on their way south to the mountains of southern Mexico or whether they are on their way north to procreate. Carol Clark, Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch and longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, will introduce us to the plants Monarch butterflies look for and use most as they travel through Texas. She’ll also provide free copies of a Monarch plant list developed specifically for the DFW area, so we can all get started transforming our own landscapes into Monarch oases.

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The March 26th program. Beekeeping. Our speaker, Chris Coy, started beekeeping in 2012 to add pollinators into his backyard for improved yields on fruit trees, grapevines, and vegetables on his property. Not only did the honey bees help improve production, but beekeeping opened a fascinating world of how honey bees work, organize their colonies, and affect a third of our food through pollination. With eight hives now in his backyard, he has abundant fruit, vegetables, and honey, and is passionate about educating others about these insects who are a vital part of our food chain.

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The April 23rd program. GGC Forum. We are branching out to allow members (and guests) the opportunity to share their expertise and ideas with a discussion format. The 5 topics will be Augmenting bird feeders (Native plants to provide food [seeds/nectar] for birds on a year-round basis); Shade gardening; Travel destinations for gardens and/or wildlife; Improving soils for successful gardening; Summer gardening in Texas heat. Come and share your knowledge.   

Other Special Events

Gardeners on the Go:

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

Please see the Calendar page for a program description and additional listings of 2018-2019 events.

TCMG Learning Opportunities:

TARRANT COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

Tue., April 16   Garden Design & Plant Selection for Butterflies. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Mansfield City Service Center. w/ Debbie Key, TCMG. To register, contact Rebecca Sales. 817.371.0656   

rebecca.sales@mansifeldtexas.gov

 

Sat., May 4  Hypertufa. 10 am – 12 Noon. GROW Adult Education Series. Botanic Garden Conservation GH classroom w/ Nancy Curl, Claudia Teague, Pat Higgins, Claire Alford. To register or more information,contacthttp://brit.org/  Laura Venhaus 817.332.4441 x 259 lvenhaus@brit.org

 

Wed., May 8  Native & Adapted Plants. 11:30 am - 1 pm. Brown Bag – Lunch & Learn Series. AgriLife Extension Office, downtown w/ Steve Chaney, AgriLife Agent. To register contact Veronica Cabral at VCabral@ag.tamu.edu  

817.884.1946

 

Wed., May 8  Gardening for Wildlife. 11:30 am - 1 pm.  Brown Bag – Lunch & Learn Series. Water Works Learning Center, 1801 Circle Dr.  w/ Sher Dunaway, TCMG. To register contact Veronica Cabral at VCabral@ag.tamu.edu  

817.884.1946

 

Sat., May 11  RWH & Rain barrel build.  City of Forest Hill. Location and registration details coming soon.

  

Upcoming GROW Classes @ the Fort Worth Botanic Garden & BRIT

For more information and to register, go to http://brit.org/

                                                

Apr. 23           Introduction to Watercolor

Apr. 30           Introduction to Watercolor

 

May 4 Hypertufa

May 4              Culinary Herb Gardening

May 7              Introduction to Watercolor

May 7              Taking the Mystery Out of Growing Orchids

May 9              Taking the Mystery Out of Growing Orchids

May 14           Taking the Mystery Out of Growing Orchids

May 18           Front Porch Citrus

May 18           Greening the Inside: The Care & Choosing of Houseplants

May 18           Herbal Oils, Vinegars, & Salad Dressings

For more April 2019 TCMG and BRIT learning opportunities, click here.