Site updated 02/17/17
2009 - 2017 Men's 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.
- February 18, 2017 - Wildflower Preserve Open House
The Family Garden Club of Englewood has been invited to participate in the Wildflower Preserve Open House on Saturday, February 18. We will be there from 8:00am to 1:30pm. Please stop by and support our organization. While there, you can enjoy the activities offered by the Lemon Bay Conservancy at the Open House. Participation at this event provides our club a great opportunity for the community to become more aware of us and the activities we carry out. Please stop by and enjoy the activities offered at this Open House. More details are provided in the Open House flyer. See you there.
- March 4, 2017 - Pre-Spring Garden Scholarship Pant Sale
We have scheduled a pre-spring garden plant sale for Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The garden plant sale will be held at our member Paul Jarvi’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. Check our web page at www.mgcefl.com for more details.
Our Master Gardener, Jim Chandler, reports that the first plant sale of the year will include Blanket Flowers, long lasting Red Zonal Geraniums, and many different Bromeliads. The bromeliad varieties include some small like Queen's Tears, Neophytum “Burgundy Hill”, and some larger ones for use as accent plants. Brilliant, Cordyline Fruticosa priced at $10 as well as the spectacular Golden Hawaiian Bamboo at $30 will be back again by popular demand. New for this year will be some dish gardens for $12 and various cacti and succulents. Also available will be Turk’s Cap, Lady Palms for that shady spot, and lots of Milk Weed, the host plant for Monarch Butterflies.
As in the past, the plants were propagated for this plant sale to raise money to fund a Lemon Bay High School scholarship and other local community projects.
- March 14, 2017, 10:00am at the Elsie Quirk Library - Dennis Massengill - Cycads in Florida.
Dennis Massengill, a master gardener, will talk about cycads in Florida. Cycads have a long fossil history and were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today. Cycads have changed little since the Jurassic period. The coonti palm is a cycad and not actually a palm. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.
- 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.