Site updated 04/09/17
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.
- April 11, 2017, 10:00am at the Elsie Quirk Library - Dolly Tomalinas - Cactus and Succulents
The April meeting of the Family Garden Club of Englewood will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday morning, April 11th at the Elsie Quirk Library in Englewood. The meeting will start promptly at 10:00am in the second floor meeting room. Our speaker will be Dolly Tomalinas who will speak on cactus and succulents. Dolly is a Master Gardener and specializes in Horticultural Therapy with the Charlotte County Extension Service & Master Gardener Program. The talk will focus on the fact that nearly all cactus are succulents but not all succulents are cactus. A cactus is a spiny plant while a succulent retains water in stems and leaves. Both grow in arid conditions. Attend the meeting and learn the details of these species.
A coffee social will follow this meeting and you will have the opportunity to meet other attendees and members. Please feel free to joins us. Everyone is welcome and membership is not required. When you attend our meetings you will get to meet our members and have the opportunity to ask them gardening questions related to Southwest Florida gardening.
- 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.
- 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.