Thursday October 25, 2018

Meeting - Fall Gardening

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Current Events/Meetings

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

Upcoming Events/Meetings

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.

Recent Events/Meetings

September 27, 2018 Climate and Gardening and Creating a Food Forest
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting Zilker Park - Garden Center - Auditorium

Our September meeting on September 27 welcomes everyone back from summer vacation with our annual ice cream social– Elizabeth Wong promises there will be plenty of ice cream and all the fixings. And we have two special speakers. First Paul Yura, the Southern Regional weather service meteorologist, will speak on “How our climate affects your Gardening.” Paul always has great information for all gardeners.

Following Paul will be Gani Venkappa, a member and Master Gardener, who will speak on his experiences in “Creating a Backyard Food Forest."

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