The May meeting of the Devine Garden Club will be Thursday, May 24, 11:30 am at 219 CR 6866, Natalia. We will be meeting in the lovely gardens of the Rodrigues’ home. Hostesses are Elsa Rodrigues, Dorothy Saunders, and Miriam Garcia. This meeting is our annual Salad Luncheon, and each member is asked to bring a favorite salad to share. Susan Wisenbaker will furnish the auction item. Good to Grow will be presented by Sandra Stacy. Please note the time is 11:30 am. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcomed. After this meeting, the next club year 2018-2019, begins in September, the fourth Thursday of the month.
April meeting report
The April meeting of the garden club was held at the Devine Golf Course’s Club House with hostesses Sondra Rackley, Susan Schott, and Susan Wisenbaker. Our special speaker was Mr. Jeff Wisenbaker, Agronomist with the National Cemetery Administration, who spoke on major gardening topics, such as turfs, shrubs, perennials, trees, and general gardening tips. Members enjoyed this informative presentation and gained new insights into gardening in South Texas. During the business meeting the following items were discussed: A report on the District VII TGC, Inc. Convention by Miriam Garcia and the sharing of our awards by President Sandra Stacy; A report on our field trip to San Antonio Botanical Gardens by Dorothy Saunders, Andrea Vasquez, Laura Sinclair, and Miriam Garcia; Our sincere thanks were expressed to members Alma Horvath, Judy Boehmer, and Sarah McAlpin for the beautiful Easter display. New business covered was: Life Memberships in District VII, a request for program ideas for next year, and a request for help with planters from the Devine Chamber of Commerce.
Good to Know
If you are encountering nutgrass/nutsedge in your yard or garden, May is a good time to spray it with products such as Image or SedgeHammer. A second application should be administered in October.