Brigman to host upcoming garden club meeting

The Uvalde Garden Club’s 2017-2018 year has started. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of every month. For more information about meetings contact Ruby Brigman at 830-278-5875.

The club’s next meeting, which will be hosted by Ruby Brigman at 877 Brigman Lane, will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15. The meeting will include speaker Lee Tailor, who will talk about planning for, planting and protecting begonias.

On Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m., the club meeting will be hosted by Rose Brook at 214 Martin St. Residents of the Martin Street assisted living facility will talk to garden club members about their own gardening memories.

The Jan. 10, 2018, meeting will be hosted by Beverly Heyen, 2 Cypress Circle, at 2 p.m. Herb specialist Leah Byrd will talk about planning for winter in the garden.

On Feb. 14, 2018, the club meeting will be hosted by Ann Fleming, 27 E. Tanglewood Dr. at 2 p.m. Ellen Balke, who previously owned The Flower Patch in Uvalde, will talk about arranging holiday designs.

The club meeting on March 14, 2018, will be hosted by Ann Fleming and Beverly Heyen at The Veranda, 201 Ham Lane, at 2 p.m.

Fleming and Heyen will also be speaking about local birds.

On April 11, 2018, United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource conservationist Mark Ramirez will discuss native plants at 2 p.m. at El Progreso Library, 301 W. Main St. The meeting will be hosted by Ruby Brigman and Yolanda Moreno.

The final meeting for the 2017-2018 year will be held May 9, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. Ann Fleming and Jenny Russell will host the meeting at the Uvalde Country Club, 407 E. Garden St.

San Antonio Garden Center representative Sylvia Lent will talk about landscaping with drought tolerant plants.

The club’s first meetings of the 2017-2018 activity year were held Sep. 13 and Oct. 11.

The Sep. 13 meeting featured Shelia Senghas from the Iris Society located in Austin. Senghas talked about iris bulbs.

The Oct. 11 meeting featured master gardener Jim Reed, who talked about organic gardening.

About the club

Uvalde Garden Club’s theme for this activity year is to, “Plan, plant and protect for future generations.”

Projects include contributing to the state endowment fund, observing Arbor Day, supporting themes of the National Council of Garden Clubs and Texas Garden Clubs, continue highway wildflower plantings, maintaining the landscaping at the triangle in North Uvalde, providing flowers and vases for Uvalde Memorial Hospital’s hospice program and local nursing homes, and purchasing National Council Books as memorials for deceased members.

In addition to meetings, the chapter’s activities will include hosting parties at local nursing homes upon request, organizing fundraising projects for club activities, sending delegates to district and state meetings, and participating in the City of Lights project.

Uvalde Garden Club officers include Ruby Brigman as president; Beverly Heyen, vice president; Ann Fleming, recording secretary and parliamentarian; Rose Brook, corresponding secretary; and Barbara Blair, treasurer.

Other active members include Brenda Carter, Yolanda Moreno and Jenny Russell. Associate members are Lucy Clark and Isabell Reed.

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