|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