Site updated 04/27/17
2009 - 2017 Family Garden Club of Englewood, Englewood, FL
- Promoting An Active Interest In Gardens, Their Design And Management
- Cooperating In The Protection Of Wild Flowers, Native Plants And Wild Birds
- Promoting And Encouraging Civic Interest In Individual Or Private Gardens, Community Plantings And Parks.
- May 6, 2017, Spring Garden Plant Sale - Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Family Garden Club will have a Spring Garden Plant Sale on Saturday, May 6 starting at 9:00am and going until 1:00pm. The garden plant sale will be held at a member’s garden located at 1852 Whispering Pine Circle, Englewood, FL 34223. This street is located off of Englewood Road (highway 776) just next to the Lemon Bay Plaza. Jim Chandler, our Master Gardener, reports that we have many different varieties, some of which are host plants for butterflies, including
Cassias and Milk weed that will be available. Caladium bulbs have been potted and will soon be in full color. Some bulbs, for do it yourself
planting, such as Amaryllis and Ginger are ready. You will also find Golden Hawaiian clumping Bamboo which makes an attractive focus. A few of the more unique plant varieties we will have for sale are Zig Zag, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and Cardboard plants. These are merely a few of the species that will be available at the May sale. Proceeds will be used for a LBHS scholarship.
- May 9, 2017, Annual Picnic Meeting, 11:00am at the Lemon Bay Park in Englewood
The Family Garden Club will have their annual picnic meeting at Lemon Bay Park. This meeting will be held in the gazebo at Lemon Bay Park on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. This is the last meeting for the 2016-2017 season. We will not have a speaker but we will hold the “guess the plant” activity. Please plan on attending and bringing a side dish or dessert for everyone to enjoy.
The club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs with all of the associated condiments. The picnic will start at 11:00 am for attendees and spouses. If you have already volunteered to help out at the picnic, please plan to be there by 10:00 am. This will be an enjoyable and informative picnic meeting in a beautiful and scenic location. A short business meeting will follow the picnic. Please join us.
- Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing
The plant propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings). We meet at 8:30am at Paul's yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida this is a fantatsic opportunity. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.