Monday, December 7, 2015

Business  Landscape of Month:  Hair I Am and Vintage at Heart, 240 Park Avenue, League City, Texas 77563
The League City Garden Club, November Business Landscape of the Month was nominated by club president Kimberly Nitzschke.  Located near FM518 and Park Avenue, the owners of Hair I am and Vintage at Heart are very hands on when it comes to their landscaping.  Their love of roses and hibiscus can be seen at the entrance to the business.  The two business are colorfully painted and accessorized with bright and interesting garden art.  Yard art is very visible around the property.

Congratulations to Hair I Am and Vintage at Heart as the League City Garden Club, Business Landscape for November.


Christmas Luncheon Celebration!

League City Garden Club will gather to celebrate the holiday season at a 'self-pay' luncheon for members and guests.  We will meet at the Sundance Grill II, 800 Mariners Drive, Kemah, TX 77565 at 11:00am.  As we break bread together, we will reflect on the club's accomplishments and enjoy our friendships.  We hope you will join us.
Following lunch, we will have a 'White Elephant Gift Exchange'.  If you want to join in, please bring a wrapped gift of $15 or less to exchange and be a part of the fun.  See you there.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Date Correction on our November meeting!!!
Due to observance of Veteran's Day at Hometown Heroes (closed for the day) on the 2nd Wednesday of November, League City Garden Club is shifting its meeting to the 3rd Wednesday, November 18.
Please join us on the 18th for a presentation by Galveston County Master Gardener, Linda Brown, for a presentation on 'Beneficial Insects in Your Garden'.  Join us to hear about what ladybugs, dragonflies and lacewings have in common. Come enjoy learning tips and tricks on inviting these beneficials in to take care of the bad pests in our gardens.  Linda always brings fun door prizes so don't let this opportunity pass you by.
>>>>LCPD will be on hand to tell us about their Blue Santa program.  It's a great time to bring your checkbook and kick off a season of giving.
League City Garden Club will be participating in the City's annual Arbor Day Celebration this Saturday morning, November 7 at 10am with our very own Arbor Day Chairperson and City Arborist, Heather McKnight at League Park.
Heather will have saplings to give away to all as well as educational materials and refreshments.
Hope to see you all there!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Please join us Wednesday, October 14 for our first meeting of the new 2015-2016 year. 

Our social begins at 10:00am and the meeting starts at 10:30. 

Our program for September will be given by Clyde Holt, Galveston County Master Gardener, on Bonsai Gardens.  Come discover the relaxing benefits of bonsai growing.  Learn some simple techniques that will help you have fun with the unique gardening art form.

October Business Landscape of the Month: Dental Practice of Robert S. Warwick DDS

The League City Garden Club is pleased to recognize the October Business Landscape of the Month, Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Robert S. Warwick, DDS. This business was nominated by Julie Engleman who mentioned that she would sit in the treatment chair and look out the window to a beautiful tropical garden maintained by Dr. Warwick. Though, Lynn's Landscaping maintains the business plantings, Dr. Warwick is a very "hands on" gardener.  The employees were thrilled the business was recognized for their landscaping.  Tropical plants and garden art that features "dental hygiene" make this landscaping distinctive.

4410 West Main, League City, TX  77573

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GARDENS GALORE - Press Release

League City Garden Club Announces
5th Annual “Making Garden Memories” Garden Walk
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10am To 4pm

Peek at some of the most imaginative gardens in League City as the League City Garden Club invites you to attend the club’s 5th Annual Garden Walk, “Making Garden Memories,” on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.

Each Garden Walk ticket costs $10 in advance, $15 on event day, and will be available at the following League City locations:

· Nana’s Attic—501 E. Main St.

· Tate’s Frame Shop—1818 W. Main St.

In addition tickets can be purchased from any garden club member or by clicking here.

The Garden Walk includes six private home gardens, hidden League City gems, stunning with seasonal color, whimsical signs, bubbling waterfalls, mosaic creatures, and a profusion of botanical wonders. Discover surprising treasures such as fanciful birdbaths, statuesque sculptures, ornamental birdhouses, swaying hammocks, herb-filled wagons, serpentine pathways, and restful retreats replete with vibrant, inviting, plump pillows.

Every garden is designed with imagination, cleverness and creativity, offering living tableaus of seasonal bounty; to entertain with old-fashioned fun, beauty, and delightful whimsy; to invite families and friends to create memories on a cozy veranda, around a crystal pool, across an inviting bridge, or seated on a comfy tree bench, accompanied by the sounds of tinkling bells, and burbling water. Come and stay awhile.

This year’s Garden Walk also features three community gardens: Ned & Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center, hosted by Galveston Bay Master Naturalists; Helen Hall Gardens; and League Park.

The Garden Walk event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, meet your neighbors and observe the beauty within League City. League City Garden Club is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization committed to awarding League City youth scholarships and to beautification and conservation of the areas in and around League City.

Guests are invited to attend club meetings. Join the fun the second Wednesday of each month September through May at 10am. Meetings are held at the Hometown Heroes Park Building, 2105 Dickinson Avenue, League City, TX 77573.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 Garden Walk information now available!

Join us for Making Garden Memories.  See the EVENTS page for details.

May Business Landscape of Month: La Brisa on the Creek - Mexican Bar & Grill

May is a month of special events and La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill is a popular destination for celebrating those occasions.  Located near 518 and Interstate 45, the business is a good place to meet for large groups or family outings.  The big patio features sand volley ball plenty of party space.   The property features tropical plants, palms and a large metal bull in the entry landscaping.   An employee is the full time gardener. Congratulations to La Brisa as the League City Garden Club, Business Landscape of the Month.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Have a great Summer!

Happy gardening!  The Club resumes a monthly meeting schedule in September.  Check back for updates about meetings and the September garden tour.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Club year-end potluck: May 13th
Program:  Kentucky Derby Fest
Kentucky Derby theme complete with big hats, mint-julep glasses, etc. 

Derby Hat Contest – Pull out all stops for the biggest and boldest Kentucky Derby hats! 

Don’t forget to dress to impress, this is a Derby Party! 

Potluck Lunch - Complete with Derby punch and desserts. 

DON’T FORGET  Sign up as a docent for the September Garden Tour. Sign up as a hostess for the next meetings.      Business Agenda: (1)  Minutes / Treasurer   (2)  Committee Reports  (3)  Installation of New Officers.

Friday, April 24, 2015

April Business Landscape of the Month: Dental Practice of Dr. Cynthia R. Castille and Dr. M. Gerard Castille

April could mean Azalea season in the south.  As you drive by the Dental office of Dr.’s Castille, the large mature pink and white George Tabor azaleas reach out and grab your attention.   With hundreds of blooms on each plant, the area is a mass of color.  The Castille office is a perfect landscape for April. 

In addition to the beautiful azaleas, the landscaping includes knock out roses, Pecan Trees, and crepe myrtles.  Raised beds are planted with squash, eggplants, okra, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.  Meyer Lemons, Elbert’s Peach and Clementines are growing around the property.  Vegetables and fruit are a surprising, welcome addition to the Business Landscape of the Month.

Dr. Castille and Dr. Castille were recognized in 1996 as the Green Beautification Award, Business Yard of the Month, “For Encouraging Pride in the Community by Displaying a Willingness to Keep League City Clean and Beautiful”.  Fourteen years have past since that award and the business is still “Keeping League City Clean and Beautiful”.  You may have missed the azaleas this year, but you have not missed a League City Proud Business.  


Friday, March 27, 2015

Updated: April 8th Field Trip / Meeting

National Park Service photo
On April 8th at 9:15 am, we will meet at the Hometown Heroes Park in the lot next to the soccer fields, to the right from the entrance off of FM 96. We will ride together in our own vehicles, carpooling to Jimbo's Nursery in Santa Fe. Our appointment with them is at 10:00 am. Members may meet us at the nursery at 10:00 if they will not be carpooling.

The nursery will provide a demonstration on arranging and caring for air plants and those who wish, can make their own creation for approximately $15/craft. The demonstration is free and the only cost is for the optional make and take craft or for any incidental purchases at the nursery.

Next, at approximately 11:15 am, we will drive to Haak Winery (10 min away) and arrive for our 11:30-12:00 appointment for lunch. Lunch at the winery will include a garden salad, bread and Tuscana soup (potato, sausage, kale) for a total cost of $20.93/person including all taxes and gratuities, which is each member's responsibility.

At the conclusion of lunch we will return to Hometown Heroes Park by approximately 1:30 pm.

Jimbo's Nursery: 15019 W. 8th Street Santa Fe TX
Haak Winery: 6310 Avenue T Santa Fe TX
For directions to Hometown Heroes Park, click here.

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March Business Landscape of Month: League City Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

As you drive down Main in League City, look for the League City Chiropractic and Sports Medicine building at 1200 East Main, League City 77573.  Jay Heintz D.C., Brian Sansalone D.C.  and their staff have created a colorful landscape around their active business.  It was a pleasure to recognize their hard work and they were thrilled to be recognized.  Roses, loropetalum, fox tail fern, colorful grasses, and crape myrtles are used as foundation plantings along with sitting rocks and a dry river bed.  Colorful plantings of dianthas and petunias provide seasonal color. 

Several referrals for the League City Chiropractic office have been received in the past for the business landscape of the month.  Congratulations to the League City Chiropractic and Sports Medicine as the March Business landscape of the Month. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Roses the subject of the March meeting

The speaker for the March 11th meeting is John Jons. The meeting begins at 10am with refreshments, and visitors are welcome! Members are asked to bring any blooming roses or other plants to share with the group.

Presentation Title: “Why do rose grow by the side of the road? … and why do they not grow in my garden!” Presentation by John Jons, Galveston Master Gardener and American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian. John will introduce you to rose culture and highlight that if you follow the basics of rose culture, anyone can grow large, beautiful smelling and healthy roses, in your own garden. For meeting details, click here.

February Business Landscape of the Month: Furie Petroleum Company LLC

South Shore Harbor is a beautiful home to many businesses, including Furie Petroleum Company LLC. Furie is an independent company exploring for oil and gas in Alaska. The office at 100 Enterprise Ave. is owned by Schafer Realty, the property manager.

The Furie office building is landscaped with an alley of Crape Myrtles, sculpted bottle brushes, encore roses, variegated gingers, and bananas around the entrance of the building; a private patio includes citrus trees, hibiscus, fox tail ferns and oleanders. With tropical plants in the landscape, evergreens make the landscape attractive year around and offer a refuge for wildlife. Bottlebrushes are attractive to many pollinators and it is good to see them being used in commercial landscapes.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Meeting: Gardening and Wellness

Wednesday, February 11th: Tim Jahnke, Galveston County Master Gardener, will highlight the benefits of gardening for physical and mental wellness. Click here for more information.

January Business Landscape of the Month: Select Jeeps

Many of us may not be shopping for Jeeps, but Select Jeeps at 615 Hwy. 3 South is a dealer that specializes in the popular off road vehicle. The business is landscaped to display the off road capabilities of their product. With native Texas plantings and large boulders, the jeeps are right at home. Mass plantings of knock out roses create an inviting entrance to the property. A rustic gazebo and western art are featured throughout the property.

Stop by and say hello to Matthew Gibson and Davin Morris at Select Jeeps, the League City Garden Club Business Landscape of January.