Events & Announcements

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Family Garden Club Picnic at Lemon Bay Park

    The Family Garden Club of Englewood will hold the last meeting of our 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This will be our Annual Picnic meeting and will be held in the gazebo at Lemon Bay Park. Please plan on arriving between 11:00am and 11:30am. The club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs with all of the associated condiments. Please bring a side dish or dessert for everyone to enjoy. We will not have a speaker at the meeting but we will hold a “guess the plant” activity.

    This will be an enjoyable and informative picnic meeting in a beautiful and scenic location. A short business meeting will follow the picnic at the discretion of the president. Our meetings are open to the public and membership is not required. When you attend our meetings you will get to meet our members and have the opportunity to ask them gardening questions related to Southwest Florida gardening. Please join us.

    Have a safe and enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting in October. Those of you who remain in the Englewood area please join us at our weekly plant propagation sessions on each Tuesday. Also, please check our web page for dates of the upcoming plant sales and other events that may be of interest to you.

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018, Scholarship Garden Plant Sale

    Our second scholarship plant sale in 2018 will be on Saturday, May 12 at Paul’s garden located at 1852 Whispering Pines Circle in Englewood. The sale hours are from 8:30am to 1:00pm. This street is located off of Englewood Road (highway 776) just next to the Lemon Bay Plaza (with the Big Lots store) and across from Englewood Isles. Signs will be on the road indicating where to turn. Our master gardener, Jim Chandler, took inventory recently and reports that we have a wide selection of easy to grow plants, suitable for this area, and ready for purchase and planting. At the forthcoming Family Garden Club of Englewood plant sale he says you might consider the Copper Leafs.  In many plants, which are valued for their flower or blossom, the Copper Leafs are often selected for their varied leaf shape or unique color. Yet there are some unusual plants that are less common, but without that BIG showy blossom and like the Copper Leaf, that have unique names, odd shapes and are colorful.  Some examples are the Belly Ache Plant, Chaya, Cordylines, Dracaenas and even some large Yuccas.  All of these will be available with some in very limited supply. Of course we will have our more traditional varieties such as Red and Purple Fire Spike, Turk’s Cap, Beauty Berry, Bromeliads, Red Cloak, Purple Trumpet Flower (Datura), Milk Weed and some herbs. Any of the mentioned plants are certain to make your friends or neighbors envious when they appear in your garden. Our three dollar selections are still available with some others priced slightly higher.
    All plants are locally grown with most started in the back yards of our members. At the sale, if you have questions, please ask one of our knowledgeable members who will surely have the answer. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Lemon Bay High School Scholarship Fund. This May we will be awarding two $2,000.00 scholarships at the awards ceremony.

  • Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing

    The plant propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings). We meet at 8:30am at Paul’s yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida this is a fantatsic opportunity. Please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.

Our Objectives

Promoting an Active Interest in Gardens, Their Design and Management 

Cooperating in the Protection of Wild Flowers, Native Plants and Wild Birds

Three Leaves

Promoting and Encouraging Civic Interest in Individual or Private Gardens, Community Plantings and Parks

President’s Message

Coming soon!

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April 20th 2018, Friday
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