Monday, December 30, 2013

Conservation Challenge Categories

Example of a water
collection method
from one of our
garden tour homes.
For more information about our Conservation Challenge, visit Conservation Challenge: How Can One Person Make a Difference?
1. Composting
2. Recycling
3. Mulching
4. Plant a tree
5. Plant natives - plant to attract butterflies, birds and hummingbirds
6. Water features - bird bath, fountain, pond
7. Provide shelter - birdhouses, woody shrubs, meadows
8. Protection - native plants, thickets or brush piles
9. Water conservation - rainwater collection, drip irrigation, rain gardens
10. Limit use of garden chemicals
11. Other

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Conservation Challenge: How Can One Person Make a Difference?

Hello League City!

The Conservation Committee is asking club members to participate in a challenge to conserve natural resources. Because we live in an area where there is severe loss of wildlife habitat, destruction of native plantings due to construction and parking, it is important for homeowners to consider adding some elements back into their gardens to achieve a balance with nature. One homeowner can make a difference.

We are not asking for big changes, but would like to see some individual conservation changes that will keep nature close. The Conservation Committee has developed a challenge for the garden club members. The Committee has identified 10 different areas where garden club members can add positive changes in their garden. A category was also added for "other" so we could identify changes being made that we did not recognize. No one will be checking your progress; it is an honor system. Bees, butterflies and birds are important in keeping our green space, along with practicing water-wise consumption. Please work with the Conservation Committee by participating in the conservation challenge.

Practicing conservation in the garden can lead to the certification as a Wildlife Habitat®. We would love to see many of our members have their gardens designated as a Wildlife Habitat®.

The challenge is voluntary; members are invited to share photos of their project on the website and discuss it during the conservation report at club meetings. Small changes are welcome, but everyone can participate to the full extent of their comfort level.

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Meetings for 2014 (January - May) announced

Visitors welcome!

Wed., Jan. 8th: "Ins and Outs of Butterfly Gardens" by Tish Ruestle, Galveston County Master Gardener.

Wed., Feb. 12th: "Spring's Incredible Edible Gardens" by Kenneth W. Steblein, Galveston County Master Gardener, Master Composter, and horticulturalist.

Wed., March 12th: Container Gardening at Maas Nursery - field trip with lunch after.

* Separate field trip to Shangri La scheduled for April 9th.

Wed., May 14th: End of meeting year (2013-2014) covered dish luncheon and tablescape contest.

* Social events are scheduled during June-August.

September 2014 begins the 2014-2015 meeting year, kicked off by the annual home gardens tour, tba for September.

Additional meeting information

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Service Project: Flower arrangements for assisted living centers.

Each December we make flower arrangements at our holiday potluck to spread Christmas cheer to those living in assisted living centers around League City. Members spend some time making arrangements and then we hand deliver them.  A number of vases this year included Christmas ornaments like these glass balls.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ye Olde Clocke Shoppe: December Business Landscape of the Month

Does anyone really know what time it is?  Just couldn’t resist!  The Business Landscape of the Month Committee is pleased to recognize “Ye Olde Clocke Shoppe.” 

The Clock Shop located at 1405 West Main (FM 518), League City, Texas 77573, has been serving the local area for over 20 years.   Their business is clocks, watches, jewelry and gifts; they also do repairs.  The building is neatly landscaped with Redbud, oaks, azelas, and Crape Myrtles.  Ty plant, sweet potato vine, plumbago and ginger add color and texture to the design.  Quirky art has been added to give the building an “Alice in Wonderland” feel. 

Christmas swags over the windows and a wreath at the door invites patrons into the clock shop for holiday shopping.  Congratulations to Linda Lee, owner and manager, for the Christmas Spirit she has created in the heart of League City.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

City of Oak's Annual Holiday in the Park

Garden Club members and city staff decorated the town's gazebo in League Park earlier this month.  This weekend is the 16th Annual "Holiday in the Park" Parades & Festival (Dec. 6-8).

The gazebo is decorated for the annual festivities.
Ornaments and ribbon strung along the gazebo fence.

Visit the City's web site for location information: