The Devine Garden Club has been gearing up for the annual Devine Cactus Festival Plant Sale. Garden Club members have made their famous Wildflower Seed Balls, 632 in all!
These seed balls are put out (between the months of September thru November) in the area where you want beautiful springtime flowers to bloom. These flowers also help feed our pollinators.
Members have also been busy hand painting birdhouses for the Adopt a Birdhouse program. These houses help the wild birds, such as cardinals, to have a home for the winter. It’s important that we help nature during the harsh winters by providing food and shelter for them.
Plants, seed balls, birdhouses, wreaths and garden artwork will be some of the items that the club will have at the festival. The proceeds from this helps the club to maintain their Four Corners Project which is downtown Devine. Broken sprinklers, pipes and plants have to continuously be replaced.
TXDot entrusted the Garden Club back in 1947 to maintain these four corners, of course back then it was called Texas Highway Department. This year there have been some major obstacles, such as the drought that we are under along with major sprinkler heads and pipes that have been broken. Members of the club have been going to the Scoot’s corner hand watering the grass and trying to get the broken pipes dug out so they can get replaced. At the Pico’s corner, a pipe that was dug out had a huge hole due to a spike from a sign that had been placed on that corner. We ask that you refrain from posting any signs on these four corners. They cause severe damage, work and cost to the club.