Sunday, December 28, 2014

January's Program (Jan. 14th): Kitchen Gardening

Roger and Mary Demeny, Galveston County Master Gardeners, will present a sprinkling of garden ideas pertaining to plants used in the kitchen and on the menu.  For meeting location information, click here.

December Business Landscape of the Month: Joe Pugh Insurance Agency

The holiday season is a festive opportunity for League City business to "Deck the Halls".  If you take a drive down Main street, notice the buildings outlined with colorful lights, ribbon wrapped lamp posts and garland strung with bright red bows.  So many buildings have put on their holiday cheer, it was difficult to select just one to recognize as the December Business Landscape of the Month.  Congratulations to all of the League City business for civic pride; it certainly creates a festive League City.

The Joe Pugh Insurance Agency was chosen as the December Business Landscape of the Month.  The Agency is in the heart of League City under the old oak trees.  As a former residence, the building has been maintained as commercial establishment at 921 East Main Street.  The landscaping is by BTC Landscaping and features gardenias, manias, lorapetulum, holly fern and the cast iron plant.  On the porch, potted plants and hanging baskets create an inviting welcome.  The building is sporting an evergreen wreath, bright red ribbons and Christmas bells along with lights.

Joe Pugh is the Agent; Dana Cooper is the Office Manager at Joe Pugh Insurance Agency. The League City Garden Club recognizes the Joe Pugh Insurance Agency as the December Landscape of the Month.  Holiday Cheers to Joe Pugh and his team for their holiday spirit and making League City look good.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Meeting Location Starting December

Beginning with our December meeting, next Wednesday the 10th, the Club has a new meeting location:

2105 Dickinson Avenue 
League City, TX 77573
This is directly across the street from our old location.
Meetings will take place on the stage area starting at our usual time, 10 am.  See you there!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

September 2014 Beautification Report

Twelve League City Garden Club members & friends spread wildflower seeds on Sept. 24, 2014. (in back: Rhonda Quillan, Bettie Moss, Fran Ring, Jennifer Corley, Kimberly Nitschke, Kay Anderson, front: Debbie Groce, Leslie Wong, Heather McKnight, Judith Taub, Denise Mallet, Alisa Rasmussen).

Read the full report here.

Photo Album of 4th Annual Garden Walk

Miss the Garden Tour? Or want to revisit the day?  See our photo album of landscapes at

Weeks Service Company: November Business Landscape of the Month

The League City Garden Club is recognizing Weeks Service Company as the November Business Landscape of the Month. 

Weeks is a long time League City business that was established in 1972. 

The business relocated to the current location two years ago, and it was then the landscaping was designed by Lynn’s Landscaping. 

The plantings include several different palm trees, oleanders, hibiscus, plumbagos, lariope, yucca, sago’s and crepe myrtles.  Enhancing the planting beds are a nice selection of sitting rocks. 

Weeks is a family company that leads the way in the residential and commercial electrical, heat and air conditioning business. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 12th meeting: Natural Holiday Decorating

Photo from the First Lady Tribute Ornaments Gallery at
League City Garden Club welcomes all interested in gardening to join them at the club's November meeting.

Club member Kris Murphy will be speaking on Natural Holiday Decorating, demonstrating how to create a festive garden display using natural components found in nature.

For meeting location and time, click here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Arbor Day Celebration

Visit our Facebook Arbor Day photo album for photos from the Arbor Day celebration. Heather McKnight - City Arborist was our Chairperson.

Monday, October 27, 2014

League City Garden Club in the news: Arbor Day this Saturday, November 1st

The City of League City is partnering with the League City Garden Club to host an Arbor Day celebration and tree planting at Rustic Oaks Park. The event is set for Saturday, November 1 at 2 p.m. at Rustic Oaks Park located at 5101 Orange Blossom.

Read more about the City's history of trees at

League City Arbor Day Celebration
Rustic Oaks Park, 5101 Orange Blossom
November 1, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Headcover's Unlimited: October's Business Landscape of the Month

Hidden in the historical area of League City is a family business that may be best known on the internet, but maintains a “good neighbor” image.

With majestic oak trees on the property, landscaping a shade garden is a visual treat with textured plants of wisteria, magnolias, ivy, cannas, and azelas. Oleanders, roses and lantana are featured in the sunlit landscaping.

Headcover’s Unlimited grew from a personal experience with cancer. Chemo may be a life saver for cancer patients, but it can be a problem for the patient’s self- image. The business has been serving cancer patients since 1995, making headcovers available to those who have lost their hair through treatments, accidents or unplanned circumstances.

Read more about their business at

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Vermiculture is our education topic for next meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 4th.  Linda Brown, Master Gardener, will discuss the virtues of vermiculture, including recipes and crafts.  Pre-meeting social begins at 10am.  Click here for meeting locale.

Upcoming Plant Sales

Houston Bulb and Plant Mart
Oct. 2-4, 2014
(good place to get irises, new location this year)

2014 Perennials & Vegetables Seminar and Sale
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Galveston County Master Gardeners in La Marque, Texas

SEMINAR: 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener John Jons will give a presentation highlighting the plants available at the October 11th GCMG Annual Fall Sale.

SALE: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Annual sale focusing on unique landscape plants and perennials that perform well in Galveston County. For the very first time, this fall's sale will include a good selection of high-quality fall vegetable transplants including, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, greens and other vegetables for the fall garden, as well as strawberry transplants and cold-hardy citrus.

Wayne Johnson Community Center, Carbide Park

Bay Area Community BBQ & Festival, Garden Market, St. Chrisopher Episcopal Church, League City
Oct. 16-18 and 18-20, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

4th Annual Garden Walk: Living Texas Style

Official Press Release

Our Garden Walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, 10 am - 4 pm.  Tickets available from garden club members, and also at our September meeting, and at Nana's Attic and Tate's Frame Shop.  Our next meeting is on Wednesday, September 10th.  Details available here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Our 2014-2015 programs kick off September 10th!

Program: The state of the parks and water conservation in League City.

Speaker: Rusty Bolen, Park Operations Superintendent of League City & Heather McKnight, League City Arborist will provide an update on the parks of League City and water efficiency efforts.

Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Grand Villas: September Business Landscape of the Month

The “Business Landscape for September” was nominated by a League City Garden Club member.  The Grand Villas at 1800 Hwy 270 are 3-year-old luxury apartment homes.  The property is part of Tuscan Village development; the Property Manager is Lavondra Connally and Frank Williams is the Maintenance Supervisor.

The plantings are a mix of tropical and traditional.  The Italian Cypress, signature tree for Tuscan Village, is an anchor planting.  Wisteria, bottlebrush trees, and a wide variety of palm trees create a lush tropical environment.  The property is next door to a retention  
pond where wildlife and open spaces extend the visual living space.  Amenities include boat parking, garages, car care area, picnic area, gym and club room.   The pool, cabanas and bar-b-que are inviting and lushly planted with large potted plants.

Grand Villas have been selected as the BLOM to kick off the new garden club year.  Congratulations to them and the staff at Grand Villas.  


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Jimmy Changas: May Business Landscape of the Month

Jimmy Changas is a new, Mexican food restaurant in League City at the Victory Lakes shopping area at 2504 Gulf Fwy. This is a family friendly place that is great for kids with free ice cream and a giant play area.

For the adults, there is a beautiful patio for outdoor dining, or a lively choice of tables and booths for indoors. The popular Houston restaurant was designed with a tropical landscape and a sense of fun. Banana trees, palms and sago’s anchor the plantings with an abundance of colorful annuals.

Heather Alexander, one of the Managers at Jimmy Changas, met with the League City Garden Club members Jane Turner and Judy Anderson to talk about the landscaping. Rocks, sitting benches, and lush tropical plantings have created a welcoming environment for relaxing and dining.

For some tropical inspiration for your garden, visit Jimmy Changas, our new League City neighbor.

Garden Walk 2014


Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014
10 am-14 pm
Details and ticket information will be provided during mid July!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Meeting

Please join us as we wrap up the year on May 14th at 10:00 am at the Village of Tuscan Lakes clubhouse with beautiful tablescapes, social time, and new officer introductions.  You may bring a labeled plant for the plant swap. For a map to our meeting location, click here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Signature Car Wash: April Business Landscape of the Month

Where do you find a good car wash? In League City, look for Signature Car Wash at 1299 E. 518, owned by Tony and Carol Griffith. Not only is this car wash clean and safe, it is beautifully landscaped.  Lights and cameras are on hand to keep the area secure.  The owner is on site to attend to any concerns.

Signature Car Wash features a “putting green” perfect lawn with palms and succulents. The agave and sago palms stand out against the rock and stone mulched beds. Space is part of the design, with all the plants and rocks given breathing room. Nothing is crowded in this landscape. It gives the feeling of an oasis, but instead of tranquility, it is a busy place where hurried drivers come in to clean their car and be on their way.

Please join the League City Garden Club as we recognize Signature Car Wash as the April Business Landscape of the Month. Congratulations to Tony and Carol Griffith for their contributions to the League City community.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The League City Garden Club will not have a regular meeting on April 9th. Instead, the group will visit Shangri la Botanical Gardens in Orange, Texas. Please join us as we wrap up the year on May 14 at 10:00 am at the Village of Tuscan Lakes clubhouse with beautiful tablescapes, social time, and new officer introductions.  You may bring a labeled plant for the plant swap. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Texas First Bank: March Business Landscape of the Month

The Texas First Bank is located just south of the intersection of Main and Hwy 3.  It is a colorful historic design in a new construction. The landscaping is designed and maintained by American Landscaping.  Though a small landscaped area it provides welcome green area in the shopping area.  Oleanders, sago palms, azaleas, and small grass areas give a park like feel to the building.  The limited garden areas are enhanced by colorful winter blooming pansies.

Alicia Johnson, Assistant Vice President – Manager, met with the Business Landscape of the Month committee to accept the recognition.  The League City Garden Club is proud to honor Texas First Bank  for their well maintained landscape.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March 12th Meeting: Container Gardening, Field Trip to Maas Nursery

For the March meeting, the club will meet at Maas Nursery for a free program on Container Gardening, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  If you wish to carpool, meet at Tuscan Lakes Clubhouse parking lot at 10:00.  There is no charge for this event.  Afterwards, meet up for lunch at the Outriggers Oyster Bar and Grill, Seabrook.  (Directions)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Gulf Coast Herb Fair, March 5, 2014

To RSVP for the event, which has limited seating, contact Mary Lou Kelso: 409-744-4716 or for a form and payment information.

Monday, February 10, 2014

This week's meeting: Spring's Incredible Edible Gardens

Kenneth W. Steblein, Galveston County Master Gardener, Master Composter, and horticulturalist, will present: "Spring's Incredible Edible Gardens," Wednesday Feb. 12th.  Our meetings begin at 10 am.  The public is welcome.  For more information, click here.

Butler's Courtyard: February Business Landscape of the Month

Winter has been grim, and the sun has become a stranger.  Color is hard to find in our League City landscapes.  What a surprise at the corner of Michigan and 2nd Street, the home of Butler Courtyard! Bright pansies and snapdragons enhance the hundred year-old building.  Nancy Richards and Janice Gunnin are best friends who decided to start a special events business 12 years ago.  In the decade since, they have seen their business grow and their friendship thrive along with it.  The original property has expanded to include half the city block.

Gardens abound on the property along with fountains and angels. Under the shade of historic oaks and magnolias, seasonal plantings accent the landscape.   Many happy couples have exchanged their vows under the trees and chandeliers, while guests and attendants enjoy the historic charm. 

Scott Lee of Lee’s Landscaping designs and maintains the Butler Courtyard grounds.

The League City Garden Club is proud to recognize Butler’s Courtyard as the Business Landscape of  February, and the best friends who made it happen, Nancy Richards and Janice Gunnin.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Upcoming Fruit, Vegetable and Perennial Sales -- Master Gardeners

Sat., Feb. 15th - 8th Annual Fruit & Citrus Tree Sale
Brazoria County Master Gardeners

Harris County, Precinct 2 Sales:
Harris County Master Gardeners, Precinct 2

Sat, Feb. 15th - Fruit Tree Sale and Workshops
Sat., March 1st - Tomato and Pepper Sale/Symposia

Sat., March 8th - Spring Sale and Workshops
Sat., April 12th - Spring Sale and Symposia  - Landscape Plants and Perennials

Friday, January 17, 2014

Public and Media Invited to Weekend Release of Rescued Hawks

Rare opportunity to watch rescued hawks fly free into the wild

The Wildlife Center of Texas , Houston's only trauma hospital that accepts all injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife is thrilled to invite the public and the media to the release of two rehabilitated red-tailed hawks. One of the hawks was found emaciated at NASA with a head injury. The second red-tailed hawk arrived at The Center at the end of September 2013 suffering from a fractured wing. After months of rehabilitation that included physical therapy, both hawks are now ready to be released back into their native habitat. The release of these two red-tailed hawks will be a rare video and photo opportunity and we look forward to having all everyone attend.

WHERE: Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center
1220 North Egret Bay Blvd.
League City, Texas 77573

DATE: Saturday, January 18, 2014

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

The mission of The Wildlife Center of Texas is to care for injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife through rehabilitation and public education.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Marina Bay Animal Hospital: January Business Landscape of the Month

In the heart of South Shore professional area, Marina Bay Animal Hospital is located on a berm that gives the hospital landscaping good drainage.  With a retention area and dry creek bed, drainage is controlled.  The large facility is surrounded by Loblolly Pines, Montezuma Cypress, Texas Sabal Palms and Pindo Palms.  Bottlebrush, variegated gingers, sagos, and lantana keep the plantings simple and easy to maintain.  Marina Bay Animal Hospital was nominated by a garden club member.