April 9, 2008

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Pecos sunflower. (Photo by William R. Radke, USFWS)

Critical habitat for Pecos sunflower

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 1,305 acres of New Mexico and West Texas as critical habitat for the Pecos sunflower.

The showy native plant has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1999.

The Fish and Wildlife Service has now designated critical habitat for it in Chaves, Cibola and Guadalupe counties in New Mexico and Pecos County in Texas.


  Very fragrant rose list available

It is springtime and hearts are turning to love and that universal symbol of love, the rose. When one wants to say, "I love you," whether it is to one's mother on Mother’s Day or a special friend on Valentine's Day, a favorite choice is the rose.

What is the first thing someone does when they receive a rose bloom? "I stick my nose into the bloom and smell it," said Diana Steps, Master Consulting Rosarian of the American Rose Society and a rose lover. "A great rose is one that both looks beautiful and has a fragrance that compliments that beauty."

A rose bloom could be checked for fragrance before purchasing it, but what if someone wants to buy a rose bush? Choosing a fragrant rose bush is typically a challenge because the bushes are often not in bloom at the time of purchase. Garden centers will usually have a picture of the rose and so the purchaser can see the color and shape of the rose. But how does one know which roses will have a strong fragrance?

The American Rose Society (ARS) Web site has a web page devoted to fragrance in roses. This Web page can be reached at http://www.ars.org/About_Roses/fragrance.html. One of the many items on the web page is a compilation of about 2,500 rose varieties that are considered "Very Fragrant," including a note on which roses are available for sale in North America.


Gardening tips

Plants are good neighbors to each other for many reasons. Perhaps the best example of a symbiotic relationship between plants is the Three Sisters — corn, pole beans and squash. Indians used to plant the three together: the corn provided support for the vining beans. The beans fixed nitrogen in the soil that fed both the corn and the squash. The squash with its many large leaves provided a canopy that helped conserve moisture and prevent soil erosion.

Have a favorite gardening tip you'd like to share? Texas Gardener's Seeds is seeking brief gardening tips from Texas gardeners to use in future issues. If we publish your tip in Seeds, we will send you a free Texas Gardener T-shirt. Here's a chance to get published and be a garden stylist as well! Please send your tips of 50 words or less to the editor at: Gardening Tips.


Did you know...

It is possible to have a beautiful garden without a lot of fuss, and have it do good for the environment by using less water and fossil fuels, reducing use of fertilizers and pesticides that can get into the groundwater, and reducing the amount of yard waste that goes into landfills. The EPA provides green gardening information at the following Web pages:

www.epa.gov/reg3esd1/garden (green landscaping)

www.epa.gov/region3/p2/garden.htm (pollution prevention in gardening and landscaping)

www.epa.gov/p2week/ingarden.htm (pollution prevention in the garden)

www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/green/pubs/home-gs.pdf (greenscaping)

www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/garden.htm (controlling pests)

www.epa.gov/osw/specials/funfacts/may.htm (garden waste)

www.epa.gov/agriculture/tcop.html (composting)

www.epa.gov/owow/nps/toolbox/other/KSMO_buildarainbarrel.pdf (how to build your own rainbarrel)

Note: Not all information containing in the above Web pages may be appropriate for Texas gardeners.


Upcoming garden events (how to build your own rainbarrel)

Note: Not all information containing in the above Web pages may be appropriate for Texas gardeners.


Upcoming garden events

Nacogdoches: The Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum will host its annual Garden Gala Day on April 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the SFA Intramural Fields on Wilson Drive. The event features the annual spring plant sale fundraiser benefiting the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, and educational programs hosted at the gardens. All the plants are produced at SFA by the staff, students and volunteers. A wide variety of hard to find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including a truly eclectic mix of hard to find annuals and tropicals, as well as a tried and true assortment of perennials. Several new coneflower varieties and many floriferous varieties of Chinese lanterns will be available. Hard-to-find leopard plants, variegated tapioca, the unusually heat tolerant 'Summer Beauty' bear's breeches, rare varieties of Angels' trumpets, and a host of butterfly plants including milkweed and passion vine also will be for sale." Gardeners also will find a wide variety of natives, perennials, annuals, tropicals, and shrubs, trees, and vines suitable for southern landscapes. Greg Grant, Pineywoods Native Plant Center research associate, will have several of his introductions available, including 'Pam Puryear' and 'Big Momma' Turk's caps, 'Henry Duelberg' and 'Augusta Duelberg' sages, 'Nacogdoches' yellow rose, and his brand new, 'Peppermint Flare' rose mallow. He also will have several types of hardy bulbs available including the heirloom milk and wine lily, Crinum x gowenii; the very rare iris-flowered Canna x iridiflora 'Ehemanii'; copper lilies; and giant prairie lilies. The native plant center will offer a wide range of East Texas natives, like rattlesnake master, button snake root, red buckeye, prairie phlox, inland sea oats, bee balm, and a number of trees for shade, wildlife forage, and habitat restoration. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information and a list of plants for sale call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on "upcoming events."

Stephenville: A Native and Heirloom Plant Fair will be held at The Stephenville Historical Museum at 525 E Washington Street, Stephenville, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be several presentations made throughout the day relating to various aspects of gardening. Booth space is available for vendors at no charge. For additional information, contact Russell Pfau at pfau@tarleton.edu.

Quitman: The Friends of the Arboretum will host their Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Gov. Hogg Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, located in the Gov. Jim Hogg City Park, 518 S. Main Street, Quitman. For additional information, contact Pam Riley at (903) 967-2820.

Amarillo: Amarillo Area Master Gardeners will host EarthKind Landscape Design School, an all-day class led by Dr. Steven George, Horticultural Specialist and EarthKind concepts expert on April 12. Follow-up consultations by experts on design ideas that can beautify your landscape will be scheduled on May 24. Cost for both days is $75 per household, limited enrollment, registration deadline April 1. Call Potter County AgriLife at (806) 373-0713 to register.

Seguin: Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will meet Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Texas AgriLife Extension Bldg., 210 E Live Oak, Seguin. Pete Mendiola, Bexar County Master Gardener, will provide a presentation about the history of the San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens and the efforts of foundations, corporations and individuals, including the Bexar County Master Gardeners, in restoring this beautiful site. For more information, call (830) 379-1972.

Brownwood: The Brownwood Garden Club at the First Baptist Church Activity Center will sponsor the Heart of Texas Wildflower Exhibit and Plant Sale April 18-19, from 10 a.m until 4 p m. in Brownwood. Specimens of wildflowers from Brown and surrounding counties will be displayed and identified by common and scientific names. Scheduled programs include: Friday, 11 a.m. Harvesting Rain Water; 1 p.m. Landscaping with Native Plants; Saturday, 11 a.m. Native Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers; 1 p.m. Texas Tough Plants by Steven Chamblee of Chandor Gardens, Weatherford. For more information, call (325) 646-8739.

League City: The Kemah-Bay Area Garden Club will present "Nature's Beauties, Style Show and Luncheon" featuring fashions from Atrium Boutique of Galveston, Friday, April 18, at South Shore Harbour Country Club, 4300 South Shore Blvd., League City. Raffle ticket sales begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and the style show at noon. Tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds from the event enable the club to provide scholarships to local students. For more information or tickets, call Marsha Klaus at (281) 535-6580 or Dori Robinson at (281) 554-3734.

Longview: Gregg County Master Gardener Spring Garden and Landscape Seminar is scheduled for April 19, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in The Pope John Paul II Center at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Longview. The Center is located near Pine Tree Road and Dundee at 2904 Arrow Lane. Featured speakers are Dr. Doug Welsh, Extension Horticulturist, Texas A&M and Aubrey King of King’s Nursery, Tenaha. Dr. Welsh will address "Ten Common Mistakes of Texas Yardeners." Aubrey King (a third-generation nurseryman) will present "New and Exciting Plants for East Texas." Visit vendor tables for plant and garden related items before the program starts, during breaks and following the program. Refreshments and door prizes provided. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Call (903) 236-8429 for tickets and information.

Victoria: The Victoria County Master Gardeners will hold their Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Activity Center at the Victoria Airport, April 19, from 8 a.m. until sold out. The plants are grown by the Master Gardeners at their homes or at the greenhouse operated by Master Gardeners. While attending the plant sale, also visit the recent addition to the Victoria Educational Gardens next door. A pond, daylily garden, international garden, iris garden, rose garden, and a container garden are just a few of the features.

Austin: The Travis County Master Gardeners Association (http://www.tcmastergardeners.org/) will host the Inside Austin Gardens, 2008, tour Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Inside Austin Gardens is a unique educational tour of seven gardens, including demonstrations, plants for sale, and experts on hand to answer gardening questions. $10 per ticket; children under 12 free. For additional information, visit http://www.insideaustingardens.org.

San Antonio: Take a “walk across Texas” at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston @ N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. until noon, enjoying the beauty of spring wildflowers right in the heart of San Antonio. Hike the loop trail system of the Texas Native Trail which winds through an 11-acre native area of the Botanical Garden, where you will experience the diverse ecosystems of the Hill Country, East Texas Piney Woods and South Texas Plains. Enter the world of early Texas by visiting the historic cabins and living historians dressed in period clothing from the Sons of the Republic, Chapter 7. Enjoy Pioneer biscuits and gravy, compliments of sponsor C.H. Guenther & Son. The Alamo Area Master Naturalists will offer various displays, bird walks and art activities. Also, just in time for spring planting, gardeners may purchase all types of plants made available by various plant societies. Botanical Society members may enter early at 8:00 a.m. Free admission from 9 a.m. to noon on this day. For more information, call (210) 829-5100 or visit www.sabot.org.

San Antonio: The Gardening Volunteers of South Texas will host an Essentials of Gardening class Monday, April 21, at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.. Sessions include "May in the Garden: What to do and Why," presented by Dr. Tom Harris; "Picky Eaters: Pests and Insects that are Plant Specific," presented by Molly Keck, Entomologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; and "A Birdwatchers Guide to Gardening," presented by Dr. Calvin Finch, Horticulturalist, Director of Water Resources for SAWS, and co-host of Milberger's Gardening South Texas on KLUP Radio. A $5 donation is requested at the door. For additional information, call (210) 522-9220.

Galveston: Moody Gardens and the International Oleander Society will host the Earth Day and Oleander Festival at Moody Gardens on Galveston Island April 26-27. The Oleander Festival is an annual event dating back to 1921 that honors the beautiful flower and educates guests about the history of the oleander on Galveston Island and throughout the world. Area plant societies, clubs, and vendors are invited to set up booth space to display and sell their plants. There will be a floral design competition were professional, amateur and child participants can display their work to be judged. Earth Day celebration activities by Moody Gardens and its community partners will include arts and crafts, entertainment and presentations great for the whole family. "We are pleased to bring these two events together here at Moody Gardens in Galveston," said John Zendt, General Manager of Moody Gardens. "We are excited about promoting the environmental conservation missions of both Moody Gardens and the International Oleander Society and inviting the public to have some fun while learning about global and local environmental issues." Admission to the Earth Day and Oleander Festival is free to the public. For more information, call Moody Gardens at (800) 582-4673.

Tyler: The Smith County Master Gardeners will hold their 6th Annual Home Garden Tour, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Five private gardens in Tyler will be showcased on the tour. Tickets will be available April 1 and are $8.00 in advance. They can be purchased from The Smith County AgriLife Extension office at 1517 W. Front St., Suite 116, Tyler, TX 75702 or by mail from Andie Rathbone, 13270 Oak Hill Lane, Flint, TX 75762. Tickets will also be available on the day of the tour for $10.00 and can be purchased at any of the gardens on the tour. For more information, visit http://grovesite.com/mg/smg.

Rockport: The Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener Association will hold its annual "Hidden Gardens Tour" Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Arrive at Green Acres, 611 East Mimosa Street at Pearl Street, Rockport, and get your tickets and maps for this one-day event. Receive maps to wonderful Hidden Gardens in both Aransas County and San Patricio County. Be sure to take the time to wander through the demonstration gardens at Green Acres which are continuously being updated and maintained by the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener Association. This event is open to the public. The cost is $10.00. For pre-registration tickets or for more information, contact The Texas AgriLife Extension Service at (361) 790-0103.

San Antonio: Comal Master Gardeners and Antique Rose Emporium will present An Herb Affair, an herb festival with demos, crafts, samples, and info for growing, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., May 3 at the Antique Rose Emporium, 7561 E. Evans Road., San Antonio. For more information, call (210) 651-4546 or visit www.antiqueroseemporium.com/event.

El Paso: Visit five private gardens in El Paso through The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10. At the Wiseman Garden — La Casa Que Canta (924 Cherry Hill Lane), features include a unique blend of native desert landscaping mixed with mounds of lush green grass, a Colonial Spanish courtyard with an Old World fountain, and a breathtaking view of the Franklin Mountains and Coronado Golf Course. The lush and textural Duncan Garden (500 Thunder Crest Lane) overlooks a huge arroyo and includes city views, Xeriscape gardens with more than 100 different kinds of plants, and a 50-foot waterfall. The Enriquez Family Garden, at the base of Franklin Mountain (553 Canyon Springs) includes a children's play space surrounded by fruit trees and greenery, a grotto which invites meditation, and a gazebo used for entertaining family and friends. The must-see Nash Gardens (269 Fountain Road) includes a variety of gardens on one-and-one-half-acres. Visitors will meander through rose, water, tropical, traditional, topiary, and Xeriscape gardens. At the Ventana Garden (5500 Ventana Del Sol), enjoy the views nature has provided of the Franklin Mountain arroyo, and admire the large outdoor fireplace and man-made waterfalls and ponds that attract colored finches, doves, and sparrows. Visitors may begin the tour on May 10 at any of the participating gardens, all open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to each private garden is $5, Open Days are rain or shine, and no reservations are required. Discounted admission tickets (5 for $20) are available at Nash Gardens, 150 East Sunset Road. For more information, call (888) 842-2442 or visit www.opendaysprogram.org. A portion of the proceeds collected at each garden will benefit the El Dedon Verde Garden Club and Master Gardener Association.

Sugar Land: The Sugar Land Garden Club will host its annual Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour, which makes a great Mother’s Day activity, showcases eight lovely gardens in the Sugar Land area. A wide variety of styles and designs will be featured including a Monet-inspired theme; cottage, topiary and tropical styles; and an Asian garden with a Koi pond. Club members will be available at each location to share gardening tips and to answer questions. Tickets are $10 for the entire tour or $2 each for a single garden, and are available for purchase at any of the gardens on the day of the tour. For recommended starting locations or a map of the gardens, visit www.sugarlandgardenclub.org or call (281) 565-4658.

Denton County: The Denton County Master Gardener Association presents the 2008 Walk Through the Gardens Tour of private gardens in Southern Denton County on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call (940) 349-2883 or visit http://www.dcmga.com.

Austin: Learn how to creating a Tropical Paradise by attending a free seminar featuring speakers are from the Travis County Master Gardener Association and Natural Gardener Nursery staff, Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin. Perennial Tropical Plans for Central Texas covers many of the tropical plants that can tolerate/thrive in the local growing conditions. Plant this selection once and enjoy the look for a long time. Tropical Plants for the Interior discusses the conditions preferred by the plants to remain healthy. Many varieties that favor interior living are included. Time will be spent on problems and pest that are common to interior tropical plants. How to Grow Ferns to create a lush look. Discover the varieties of ferns and conditions necessary for successful growing ferns in our local area. Integrating Tropicals with Natives for a Tropical Look discusses using tropical plants as annuals as well as in pots along with perennials to create that tropical feel. Bring samples of diseased, bug eaten, sick plants to the Plant Clinic. Experts will diagnose the problem and offer possible remedies. The seminar is sponsored by the Travis County Master Gardener Association in partnership with the AgriLife Extension, Travis County. For more information, call (512) 854-9600 and ask for the Master Gardener's desk or visit http://www.tcmastergardeners.org.

Nacogdoches: The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host the 4th Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference May 28-31 in Nacogdoches. The conference will be held on the beautiful SFA campus, which is home to the Mast Arboretum, the Ruby Mize Azalea Garden, as well as the 40-acre Pineywoods Native Plant Center. Join a unique blend of naturalists, horticulturists, nurserymen, landscapers, and gardeners to hear talks ranging from rare plants to conservation and propagation. Complete Conference Package, which includes all meals Thursday-Saturday, Thursday field trip, Friday through Sunday conference, Saturday program/dance; and proceedings — $250 May 7th or before; $300 after May 7th. For additional information, visit http://pnpc.sfasu.edu.

Santa Fe, N.M.: The 12th annual Santa Fe Botanical Garden tours will take place Sunday, June 1, and Sunday, June 8, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Featured gardens include Xeriscape, shade gardening, hearty perennials, roses, great estates and an historic compound. $35 per person per tour; $60 for both tours; under 16, free. Tickets on sale May 1 through the Lensic Box Office, (505) 988-1234.

Fort Worth: The Organic Garden Club of Greater Fort Worth will present a Natural Urban Living Symposium June 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Drive, Fort Worth. Presentations include "Rainwater Harvesting," presented by Pam Daniel, Rainwater Solutions; "Natural Home Cleaning," presented by Larry White, That Orange Stuff; "Nutrition & Aromatherapy," presented by Judy Griffin, Ph.D.-Nutrition; and "Organic Gardening," presented by Coleen Thornton, Heaven Sent Produce. The symposium is free.

Austin: The Travis County Master Gardeners Association in partnership with the Travis Country AgriLife Extension will present a seminar on pond building at the Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, June 7. Among the topics covered will be small pond construction, pond plants, fish selection, and general pond maintenance. Although the seminar is free, the Austin Parks Department charges $3 for parking. For additional information, call (512) 854-9600 and ask for the Master Gardener's desk or visit www.tcmastergardeners.org.

Georgetown: Junior Master Gardener Specialist Training will be presented June 11-12, at the Williamson County Extension Office, 3151 SE Innerloop Road, Georgetown. For additional information, contact Donna Colburn, at (512) 943-3300 or dmcolburn@ag.tamu.edu.

Blanco: The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Blanco Lavender Festival June 14-15. The entire town of Blanco and the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Lavender Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from across the Hill Country will offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest craftsmen. At the courthouse, speakers give lavender-related educational programs. Texas Lavender Hills Farm & Market will be part of the Blanco Lavender Festival tour each day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Events at the farm include lavender crafts, pick-your-own lavender, live music, picnic lunches, lavender lemonade, lavender peach tea, lavender goats milk ice cream, lavender products for sale and more. For more information about the festival, visit www.blancolavenderfest.com/festival/index.php. For more information about Texas Lavender Hills Farm & Market, visit http://www.texaslavenderhills.com/.

Rockport: The Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener Association will hold a "Fall Plant Sale" Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Green Acres, 611 East Mimosa Street at Pearl Street, Rockport. Purchase those much-wanted plants that you have been wanting to buy and can't find anywhere. Be sure to take the time to wander through the demonstration gardens at Green Acres which are continuously being updated and maintained by the Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardener Association. This event is open to the public. For additional information, contact The Texas AgriLife Extension Service at (361) 790-0103.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Kilgore: Northeast Texas Organic Gardeners meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at a new eco-farm in Kilgore. For more information, call Carole Ramke at (903) 986-9475.

Allen: The Allen Garden Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the little blue-gray house located at 102 N. Allen Dr., Allen. For more information, visit www.allengardenclub.org.

Austin: Austin Organic Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin. For more information, visit www.main.org/aog.

Friendswood: The second Tuesday of each month the Harris County Precinct 2 Master Gardeners hold a free evening educational program for the public, called the Green Thumb Series, at Southeast Church of Christ, 2400 W Bay Area Blvd., Friendswood, about 1 mile west of I-45 and Baybrook Mall. For more information visit http://hcmgap2.tamu.edu or call (281) 991-8437.

Rockport: The Rockport Herb & Rose Study Group, founded in March 2003, meets the second Wednesday of each month, with the exceptions of June and July, to discuss all aspects of using and growing herbs, including historical uses and tips for successful propagation and cultivation, meets at 619 N. Live Oak Street, Room 14, Rockport at 10 a.m. Sometimes they take field trips and have cooking demonstrations in different locations. For more information, contact Linda (361) 729-6037, Ruth (361) 729-8923 or Cindy (979) 562-2153 or visit www.rockportherbs.com.

San Antonio: The San Antonio Herb Society meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels (corner of Funston & N. New Braunfels). For more information on programs, visit www.sanantonioherbs.org.

Dallas: The Rainbow Garden Club of North Texas meets the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Meetings are held at member's homes and garden centers around the area. For more information, visit www.RainbowGardenClub.com.

Denton: The Denton Organic Society, a group devoted to sharing information and educating the public regarding organic principles, meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Avenue. Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are preceded by a social at 6:30. For more information, call (940) 382-8551.

Houston: The Native Plant Society of Texas — Houston (NPSOT-H) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month except for October (4th Thursday) and December (2nd Thursday). Location varies. For locations, for more information on programs, and for information about native plants for Houston, visit http://www.npsot.org/Houston.

Seguin: The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners meets the third Thursday of each month at the Texas Cooperative Extension Bldg. at 210 E. Live Oak at 7 p.m. For more information, phone (830) 379-1972 or visit www.guadalupecountymastergardeners.org.

Longview: The Northeast Texas chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets the third Thursday of each month at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Longview. For more information, call Logan Damewood at (903) 295-1984.

Fort Worth: The Organic Garden Club of Forth Worth meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July and December at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens main building. Refreshments are served. For more information, call (817) 274-8460.

Dallas: The Dallas Organic Garden Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Fretz Park Recreation Center, located at the corner of H.


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Dallas: The Dallas Organic Garden Club meets at 6:45 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Fretz Park Recreation Center, located at the corner of H.


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