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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VOLUNTEER TO PLANT THE TDG PLANT WALL PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:14

Have you always wanted to plant a wall?  Are you looking for a fun and unique volunteer opportunity?  Janet Reynolds, an artist and the art curator for Texas Discovery Gardens, has asked the GDOGC to help plant the frame pictured below and create a plantwall at the TDG.  If you are interested please contact Cynthia Armstrong at 972-918-0290 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Artist's rendering of completed wall

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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.