Garden Club members attend Spring Convention

Members in the Fern Grotto at San Antonio Botanical Gardens. L-R: Dorothy Saunders, Elsa Rodrigues, Andrea Vasquez, Miriam Garcia, Laura Sinclair. Photo by Sandra Stacy.

April meeting
The next meeting of the Devine Garden Club will be Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Devine Golf Course’s Clubhouse. Hostesses for this meeting are Susan Wisenbaker, Sondra Rackley, and Susan Schott. Jeff Wisenbaker, Agronomist-National Cemetery Association, will present the program. Guests are always encouraged and welcomed.
March happenings
March was a busy month for the Devine Garden Club as the annual Spring Convention, District VII Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. was held on March 21 at the San Antonio Garden Center. Three members attended, Sandra Stacy, Elsa Rodrigues, and Miriam Garcia. The attendees were treated to an outstanding environmental skit presented by the Hondo Garden Club, a delicious lunch, and a delightful Spring Hat Parade. Winners of the Spring Hat contest were our very own, Miriam Garcia, First Place, and Elsa Rodgriues, Second Place. President Sandra Stacy accepted the following awards for our club: Second Place for President’s Report, Third Place for Yearbook, and the District Director’s Award for our 70th Year as a garden club.

Winners of the Spring Hat Parade, District VII TGC, Inc., Spring Convention, were: L-R, Second Place- Elsa Rodrigues, First Place- Miriam Garcia.

The second event in March was our annual field trip/meeting on March 22. We traveled to San Antonio once again, and met at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Those attending were: Laura Sinclair, Dorothy Saunders, Andrea Vasquez, Elsa Rodrigues, Miriam Garcia, and Sandra Stacy. Mrs. Stacy, a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, was our guide through the newly expanded gardens. We toured the entire 38 acres, noting native plants and their diversity in differing ecosystems. A late lunch and business meeting at Tomatillo’s Restaurant on Broadway concluded this delightful day.
Good to Know in the Garden
Winter weeds: If you have winter weeds, they will decline, as the weather gets hot. Keep cutting often so they do not produce seeds.
Happy Gardening!