GGC Video Programs

October 27,2020 Meeting:
Bats

Kate Rudogren, Director of Special Projects of the Bat World Sanctuary in Arlington Texas, revealed the many ways that bats impact life on earth, and explored some of the myths and mysteries surrounding these misunderstood mammals.

It was a fascinating, eye-opening, and even moving presentation.


September 22, 2020: Remarkable Native Plants for Diverse Home Gardens

Betsy Marsh, a local educator and native plant enthusiast, shares her own adventures with native plants, explains why they make a difference and helps you find the right native plants for your home garden or landscape. 


February 25, 2020 Meeting:
Lawn Gone

Randy Johnson, who has served as Director of Horticulture at the Texas Discovery Gardens,  discusses how to reduce or eliminate your lawn and replace it with a beautiful, functional, native-centric landscape.

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January 28, 2020 Meeting:
Japanese Gardens

Nick Esthus, Senior Gardener for the Fort Worth Japanese Garden, addresses themes, inspiration and cultural influence of Japanese gardens, both within Japan and abroad -- and how to recreate them in our own gardens.

After the morning program, Mr Esthus visited the Grapevine Botanic Garden for a hands-on demonstration of tree pruning.

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November 26, 2019 Meeting:
Vines

Steve Huddleston, Senior Horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, consider vines to be "Di-vine" plants for vertical spaces, and discusses which ones to grow where in North Texas. 

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October 22, 2019 Meeting:
Foodscaping
Daniel Cunningham, horticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University program, will teach us how to incorporate edible plants into our home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. 

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September 26, 2019 Meeting:
Sex In the Garden
Janet Smith, Master Gardener and Master Naturalists presented an entertaining and educational talk describing what really goes on in our gardens: pollinators. You will never look at the garden in the same old way again.

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March 26, 2019 Meeting:
Beekeeping
Our speaker, Chris Coy, started beekeeping in 2012 and is passionate about educating others about these insects who are a vital part of our food chain. Beekeeping opens a fascinating world of how honey bees work, organize their colonies, and affect a third of our food through pollination.

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February 26, 2019 Meeting: Favorite Plants for North Texas Monarchs What do Monarch butterflies need as they travel through north Texas? Carol Clark, Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch and longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, introduced us to the plants Monarch butterflies look for and use most as they travel through Texas.

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January 22, 2019 Meeting: Experiencing the Monarch Migration, where we saw firsthand one of the most amazing natural phenomena – the migration of millions of butterflies from breeding grounds in the USA and Canada to overwintering sites in the mountains of south central Mexico.

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November 27, 2018 Meeting: Creating Public Gardens program presented by Matt Nicolette, of Studio Outside shows us the process they use to design public landscapes that provide the ultimate in respite and enjoyment.

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September 25, 2018 Meeting: Blooms & Beyond - Year Round Color program presented by Toni Moorehead, a Tarrant County Master Gardener and Landscape Professional. She writes a blog titled signaturegardens.blogspot.com. A list of the plants mentioned in the program is attached.

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