The Garden Club of Austin is hosting their second monthly of 2018 on the evening February 22nd. And what a TIMELY program it will be! Merrideth Jiles, locally renown horticultural and horticulture staff manager at Zilker Botanical Garden will be discussing “What do you do now that everything in your garden seems dead?”
Come join us for an evening of light refreshments, socializing, as well as the important skinny on how to “fix” you’re not-quite-so-dead landscape. Doors open at 6:30, the meeting starts with snacks and visiting at 7:00 and usually ends by 9. FREE. For additional information please visit our web site at www.thegardenclubofaustin.org or call 512-468-9991.
Board meeting (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
The club cultivar process is changing this year. To offset the cost of some of the seedlings, club members who choose to participate in the cultivar competition will be charged $1. This fee will entitle participants to receive five plants for the competition, two tomatoes and three flowers. You can sign up at the January meeting or contact Joe Yura (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your plants.
This year the tomato cultivar will be Red Robin, a dwarf plant only twelve inches high, and we will be displaying the entire plant in 10 in. pots. You will also have the option to display only the tomatoes that are about an inch in diameter. Since this tomato can be grown indoors, we are hoping there will be greater participation in our competition. It will be distributed at our February meeting. The flower for this year will be announced at the January meeting and distributed at a later meeting so it will be at its peak for the June Show.