Garden Club of Austin
Thursday October 25, 2018

Meeting - Fall Gardening

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October 25, 2018 Different Aspects of Fall Gardening
7:00 pm social; 7:30 pm Presentation Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
Fall is the time to prepare garden beds, sow wildflower seeds and spruce up your fall garden décor. The Garden Club of Austin’s October 25th meeting has an exciting, interactive program planned for longtime gardeners and newcomers. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the meeting will conclude at 9:00 pm.

Three Breakout sessions will be featured. Each session will last approximately 20 minutes and will be presented three times so that all attendees will have a chance to observe and ask questions relating to each presentation.

1. Joe Yura, Master Gardener and TGCOA Scholarship Chair, will discuss and demonstrate propagating sago palms. Sago palms are cycads not actual palms. A method for determining the fertility of sago seeds and their planting will be illustrated. Growing a sago from a pup cut from the base of a male or female plant will also be discussed.

2. Robert Day, longtime gardener and President of TGCOA, will demonstrate his technique of seed collection, sowing wildflowers and seeding up flats. Some of the wildflower seeds presented will include Rocket Larkspur, Milkweed, and Poppies.

3. Jane Carlson, a professional Austin gardener will present ways to feature compatible and colorful plant groupings. Come and learn quick and easy ways to give your garden a fabulous Fall finish. Also find out where you can get the wonderful plants discussed and appropriate planters.

The October meeting will kick off with a short presentation by a member of the recently formed Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy (ZBGC)will give an overview (along with Q&A) on the conservancy and its relationship to the Austin Area Garden Council. Exciting plans and events that the ZBGC has scheduled for the near future will also be highlighted.

Note that the board meeting will be held immediately before the general meeting from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Zilker Auditorium

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November 15, 2018 A cactus-related presentation
7:00 PM Social; 7:30 Presentation Joint Meeting with Austin Cactus & Succulent Society Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium
The November meeting will be our annual joint meeting with the Cactus and Succulent Society. There will be a speaker from The Cactus and Succulent Society as well as lots of exotic plants for the plant raffle. The TGCOA will provide the refreshments for the meeting. We are expecting excellent attendance.


Welcome to one of Austin's most dynamic gardening clubs - the "go-to" club for tips, knowledge and shared expertise and experience on gardening in Central Texas. Whether you are a long-time "green thumb" used to the vagrancies of our climate and growing conditions, new to the area, or just developing an interest in gardening, you'll find The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) a great resource - and a fun organization.

Founded in 1953 as the Men's Garden Club of Austin, the club changed its name to the Garden Club of Austin in 2002, opening up it s membership to anyone interested in gardening. Today the club is the city's oldest and most respected garden clubs with a busy and active calendar of events.

In addition to our monthly club meetings, which include refreshments, presentations, demonstrations on gardening topics and frequently a wonderful selection of plants raffled at the end of most meetings, the club also organizes excursions, an annual flower and vegetable show, plant auction and plant sales.

The Club supports a variety of activities and related organizations, including the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC), and the annual Zilker Garden Festival.

The Garden Club of Austin (a.k.a. Men's Garden Club of Austin) is organized and operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.