Dallas Organic Garden Club

Keeping Dallas Growing

 

Growing Strong

For 22 years the GDOGC has been a leader in promoting organic gardening methods. Come be a part of a growing club that is passionate about gardening ORGANICALLY!!

Monthly Meetings

Beginning January of 2015 our meeting place will be North Haven Gardens on the 4th Sunday of every month, except November and December.  North Haven Gardens  is located at 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230. Click here for map.

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OUR MAY 2015 PROGRAM PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 14:28

Please join us on Sunday May 24th, 2015  at 3pm and learn how to

Invite Birds to Your Garden presented by Janet Smith

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Bird watching is a great way to relax while watching colorful birds eating, mating, nesting, and raising their young. Learn how to provide the plants and environment that can provide all this in YOUR yard.

Janet D. Smith is a recovering plantaholic who considers the Master Gardener training as her 12-step program.  She now restricts her plant selections to heat and drought tolerant plants that she can water from her rain barrels and plants that attract pollinators like butterflies, bees, hummingbirds as well as lizards and interesting insects.  Janet’s love of gardening didn’t start until after she took early retirement and decided to spruce up her dismal landscape.  The next year she took the Master Gardening training and learned how to actually grow and care for plants.  She embraced the concept of WaterWise Gardening in her landscape and as a speaker.  Seeing caterpillars on her fennel plant started her learning about butterfly gardening.  A trip to the migration site of the monarch butterflies inspired her to learn more and share her knowledge and fascination with others.  She has now created a circle of butterfly fanatics who can’t help talking about the life stages occurring in their own yards.  Janet rekindled her love of photographing flowers and insects to use her photos in her presentations and sells photo note cards to raise money for the Bath House Butterfly Garden at White Rock Lake that she spearheaded.  Since joining the DCMGA Speakers Bureau in 2006, Janet has averaged about 40 presentations a year.
 
WHAT TO DO IN THE GARDEN IN MAY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:53

Lots of suggestions for what to do in the garden this month can be found on the internet.  Here are some great links.

Click here for Organic Gardening's zone 8 list.

Click here for Natural Gardener's to do list.

The following is from Howard Garrett's website:

PLANT:

  • All warm season lawn grasses from plugs, sod, seed, or sprigs or by hydromulching. Zoysia should only be planted as solid soil. Also the tall prairie grasses from seed including big and little bluestem, Indiangrass, switchgrass, sideoats gramma, eastern gamma, etc.
  • Tropical color in beds or pot including bougainvillea, mandevilla, allamanda, ixora, penta, hibiscus, and others.
  • All trees and shrubs from containers. Hardened off balled and burlapped plants also. Always remove the burlap, extra soil and ropes from the top of the root balls. Root flares should be exposed well above ground after planting.
  • Warm-season annual color plants: lantana, begonias, zinnia, periwinkle, cosmos, caladiums, impatiens, verbena, and others.
  • Perennials including cannas, gladiolas, summer bulbs, mums, asters and other fall perennials.
  • Ground covers including horseherb, Asian jasmine, English ivy, Persian ivy, purple wintercreeper, liriope and ophiopogan from 1 ¼” or 4” pots.
  • Hot-weather vegetables including southern peas, peppers, squash, okra, melons and other warm season crops.
  • Any and all of the herbs.
Read more: WHAT TO DO IN THE GARDEN IN MAY
 

Meeting Location

Our meeting place is the large classroom in the Tropicals greenhouse at North Haven Gardens on the 4th Sunday of the month, Jan - Oct, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.  North Haven Gardens is located at 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, 75230.  See map.