Alexandria Garden Club, Inc

Alexandria Garden Club, Inc The Alexandria Garden Club was organized in 1925, Incorporated in 1927, & Federated in 1934.
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We had a great Garden Club Christmas luncheon! The "Halls were Decked", Christmas carols were sung, and the Grinch enter...
12/05/2019

We had a great Garden Club Christmas luncheon! The "Halls were Decked", Christmas carols were sung, and the Grinch entertained us. And, the pot luck dishes were especially delicious!

Alexandria Garden Club Christmas Luncheon.Wednesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. we will have our Don't miss our the skit b...
12/02/2019

Alexandria Garden Club Christmas Luncheon.
Wednesday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. we will have our
Don't miss our the skit by the "AGC Players"
"A Very Grinchy Christmas to You"
Remember to bring a covered dish and serving utensil.
No horticulture, Bring $$ for Bromeliad orders.
Wear an ugly sweater, or a bedazzled sweater, a glitzy blouse, or something that is cozy and comfortable.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Beautiful wreath with dried flowers!
11/13/2019

Beautiful wreath with dried flowers!

Going wreath wild over here! #localflowers #driedflowers

November's Civic Beautification for Pineville was awarded to Crest Industries on Hwy 28 East.  The large campus is immac...
11/07/2019

November's Civic Beautification for Pineville was awarded to Crest Industries on Hwy 28 East. The large campus is immaculately groomed, Both old growth trees and younger trees all around the building provide nice shade. Plantings around the sign are very attractive and the well-pruned knock-out roses are about to burst into bloom. The display of chrysanthemums and pumpkins provide nice color.

AGC MEETING REMINDER: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Kent House:  9:30 and the meeting starts at 10:00. PROGRAM: "Oh, My...
11/04/2019

AGC MEETING REMINDER: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Kent House: 9:30 and the meeting starts at 10:00.
PROGRAM: "Oh, My Aching Back." It's about raised beds; from rustic to classic to whimsical, the pros and cons will be explained as well as construction, location and care. There will be lots of pictures to give you inspiration for raising your beds.
Here is a list of things for you to remember:
DUES $35.00, HORTICULTURE- 3 specimens a year.
NAME TAG, YEARBOOK, COFFEE CUP,
You are welcome to BRING A GUEST to our meeting..
IN-SERVICE - After the meeting, the in-service topic will be tools and items needed for working with flowers and types of containers that are good for different types of designs. Everyone is invited to stay as this is important information that will be used for the Flower Show. A necessary topic for new members and a good refresher for established members.

Stop the Crape Murder. And Yes, It is Actually Bad for  the Tree.
10/19/2019

Stop the Crape Murder. And Yes, It is Actually Bad for the Tree.

It is October, so crape myrtle pruning season has started. That means, unfortunately, that the “murder” method of pruning is being conducted on our beautiful Lagerstroemias! Why? The world may never know!

Our senior horticulturist Allen Owings has worked in partnership with other nurseries, landscapers and affiliated other industry sectors, along with land grant universities, over the last 2 years to advocate for “proper” crape myrtle pruning. A Facebook impact of over 2 million. Yet, the improper pruning continues.

Please, please, please - thin as needed! No topping! Stop the crap and save the crapes (crepes).....

10/18/2019

This Saturday, October 19th, (already), will be the regular third Saturday gardeners workday. It is also Reptile Day so there will be lots of activities going on. The YCP group will be here to help. Gates will open at 7:00. Please come out and spend an hour or two working in the gardens. All help is welcome!

Gardening Ideas Daily
10/18/2019
Gardening Ideas Daily

Gardening Ideas Daily

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, and come to maturity faster, many of them bearing flowers and fruits much earlier than seedlings.

A "few" more pictures from the productions of The Wartville Wizard by the Alexandria Garden Club members
10/14/2019

A "few" more pictures from the productions of The Wartville Wizard by the Alexandria Garden Club members

These members of the Alexandria Garden Club presented The Wartville Wizard play to Rosenthal Elementary and Prompt Succo...
10/14/2019

These members of the Alexandria Garden Club presented The Wartville Wizard play to Rosenthal Elementary and Prompt Succor Elementary today. They did a great job and their production was well received at both schools.

National Garden Clubs Inc.
10/14/2019
National Garden Clubs Inc.

National Garden Clubs Inc.

Your free composting starter kit is falling from the trees right now!

#nationalgardenclubs #plantamerica

The Fall Flowers in Forest Hill are calling you!
10/11/2019

The Fall Flowers in Forest Hill are calling you!

Cool weather is here!
Just recieved a fresh delivery of pansys, snap dragons, dianthus and much more. Come see us and begin your fall gardening.
We are now open Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 4:00
Saturday 8:00 - 2:00
Closed Sundays
#fall color
#huge mums
#pansys # snapdragons

We saw two different and very creative versions of making Three Season Arrangements from Mary and Leslie at our meeting!...
10/06/2019

We saw two different and very creative versions of making Three Season Arrangements from Mary and Leslie at our meeting! Great ideas!

So your Caladiums have reached the ugly stage, what do you do?
10/04/2019
Here’s what you can do with caladiums

So your Caladiums have reached the ugly stage, what do you do?

(10/05/18) Caladiums are among the most reliable summer bedding plants for providing color in shady areas and even in the sunny beds. They stay attractive despite the intense heat of summer and are rarely bothered by insects or disease.

09/30/2019

GARDEN CLUB - OCTOBER MEETING REMINDER:
Kent House. Social time is 9:30/meeting begins at 10:00.
Program: "How to Get Through Three Seasons Using the Same Plant Materials." presented by Mary Vizzier and Leslie Mikell.
Please remember to bring your dues - $35.00.
Bring horticulture in clear bottles with your name and the name of your plant.
There will be an In-service for our new members immediately following the meeting.
After the meeting the Wartville Wizards Cast will be rehearsing.

Have a little fun with your arrangments!
09/26/2019

Have a little fun with your arrangments!

There are some very interesting kinds of containers that are actually a grouping of smaller containers on one base, or fused together. These are lots of fun to play with.

Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners
09/19/2019

Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners

09/04/2019

GARDEN CLUB - SEPTEMBER MEETING REMINDER:
Same time - 9:30 social time, 10:00 meeting; Same Place - Kent House; Different Yearbook. We’ll be reviewing it and discovering the new and exciting plans your officers and committee chairmen have prepared for you in the coming year. I think you’ll agree that we’re going to have an interesting and exciting time. I can’t wait to see each of you. Elaine

Please bring your $35.00 dues
Bring horticulture - labeled: your name, common name (botanical name if known)

New Members:
After the meeting, Susan Hathorn will have an In-Service program for the new members and anyone who wishes to attend.
Bring your Flower Show Book

August Bloom of the Month: Beautiful pink Lotus from AGC member Emily's water garden.
08/20/2019

August Bloom of the Month: Beautiful pink Lotus from AGC member Emily's water garden.

Showing off our beautiful blooms!

08/05/2019

Obituary for Kathleen Veal Dungan

Kathleen Jeanette Veal Dungan, 85, passed away peacefully August 1, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Friends are invited to visit with family in the Parish Hall at St. James Episcopal Church Saturday, August 10, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. until time of service. Following visitation, there will be a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Episcopal Church, with The Rev. Tim Heflin officiating, and under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

Kathy was born on December 10, 1933 in Thomasville, GA. She is the eldest daughter of Elizabeth Veal Krausche and Franklin Edward Veal. She is preceded in death by her husband Harmon A. Dungan, Jr., her parents and stepfather Kenneth Krausche. She grew up in Tallahassee FL and attended Florida State University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. There, she was also voted Miss Armed Forces.

A blind date arranged by Harmon’s brother and Kathy’s sister resulted in a marriage that lasted over 60 years and was blessed with four wonderful children. As a military wife, she supported her husband throughout his military career, which took them to numerous United States bases and England. Kathy made friends everywhere she went. Each location produced very special memories for Kathy, including those special 4 ½ years in Hawaii. England Air Force base, here in Alexandria, marked retirement from the military, and Alexandria has been called home ever since.

Kathy has always been a pillar of love in her community and church. At St. James Episcopal Church, she considered it a blessing to be a member of the Alter Guild, the Memorial Committee, and the Hand Bells Group. She was also an active member of the after-school tutoring program, where she made a positive difference in the lives of many students. She was loved by her church family and her faith in God was felt by all who knew her. In addition to her church family, Kathy was also very involved in her community. She was an active member of PEO, a Philanthropic Educational Organization, and she was also a member of the Alexandria Garden Club. Her love of flowers, plants, and birds is reflected in her lovely yard.

Kathy counted her family as one of her biggest blessings. She loved her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren with all her heart. She supported them all in every aspect of their lives, whether it be to attend a sporting event or a school activity. And she was always there to lend an ear, share a bit of wisdom, or give a warm hug.

Kathy is survived by her four children, Harmon A. “Tripp” Dungan, III (Teri), Dana D. Riddick, Leah D. Jordan (Keith), Eric V. Dungan (Cindy); eleven grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren, and her sister, Elizabeth Vant.

Pallbearers honored to serve are: Mr. Thomas Gallagher, Dr. William Brown, Dr. Culver Craddock, Dr. Sidney Birdsong, Mr. Bing Girling, Mr. Don Remaklas, and Mr. David Vant.

A special thank you to Renee Andrews and Ann Settlift for their support and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. James Episcopal Church Altar Guild, 1620 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 or to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675. When donating online to the WWP, please include our mother’s name and address.

Kathleen V. Dungan
4110 Wellington Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303

KALB News Channel 5
08/05/2019
KALB News Channel 5

KALB News Channel 5

The City of Pineville won the 2019 Lieutenant Governor's Beautification Award on Friday.

Do you like these hot summer colors? Cuban Duranta, Crossandra, Coleus, and Yew.
08/04/2019

Do you like these hot summer colors? Cuban Duranta, Crossandra, Coleus, and Yew.

Aunt Julia's Garden - Cut your own farm grown flowers is on Messina Road right past Chandler's on Hwy 28W.
07/26/2019

Aunt Julia's Garden - Cut your own farm grown flowers is on Messina Road right past Chandler's on Hwy 28W.

On the “Flower Bed” tomorrow. Cut flowers, small and large. Call us at 318-787-8070 to cut your own arrangements. $5/small and $10/All You Can Cut. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos, we love seeing your beautiful pictures and flower arrangements. The zinnias are great for photos, check out some that Pam Belgard took of our kiddos last year, they’re my very favorite! Thank you all, we are having a great time figuring out the flower farming business.

🚜🌻🐝🦋💐🌈🚜
#cutyourown #flowerbed #auntjuliasgarden
#thisishowwesummer #forthekitchenwindow

Underwater Design arrangement
07/25/2019

Underwater Design arrangement

Sample design-underwater floral design

Goals!
07/21/2019

Goals!

Have a great Sunday!

Beautiful stone patios and walkways!
07/19/2019

Beautiful stone patios and walkways!

Landscaping transforms your house into a home, adding an entire new “room” that you can enjoy year round.

'Little Lime' hydrangea gets 3-5' tall.  (the smaller version of 'Limelight'). Great for arrangements!
07/19/2019

'Little Lime' hydrangea gets 3-5' tall. (the smaller version of 'Limelight'). Great for arrangements!

Little Lime Hydrangea
#fullsun
#ilovehydrangeas
#poolebrosnsy
#livelifeinbloom

We have lost a very dear and sweet member of our garden club. I don’t know how long she belonged to the club, but it has...
07/10/2019
Kramer Funeral Homes

We have lost a very dear and sweet member of our garden club. I don’t know how long she belonged to the club, but it has been for a very very long time (she would have turned 99 next month). She seldom missed any meeting and always attended every workshop, event, and flower Show we had. Although she hasn’t attended in the last several years because of health, many of you did not have the honor to have known her. She was a very special lady. We shall be honoring her at a memorial service at the September meeting and a donation in her name will be sent to the La. Garden Club Federation Headquarters.
Elaine

Janet Louise Hardy Dawkins
ALEXANDRIA - The Rite of Burial of the Dead with Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at St. James Episcopal Church at 11:00 AM on July 13, 2019, with The Rev. Tim Heflin officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM, until time of service, in the St. James Episcopal Parish Hall.
Mrs. Dawkins passed away on July 2, 2019, at her home of natural causes.
She belonged to St. James Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Women of the Church, the Altar Guild, and the Daughters of the King.
Active in civic and cultural affairs of Alexandria, Mrs. Dawkins was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and served as Chairman of the Alexandria Committee. She was also an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, and the Central Louisiana Historical Association.
She served as Past President and member of the Board of Kent Plantation House and continued there as a volunteer. She was a sustaining member of the Alexandria Junior League and belonged to the Alexandria Museum of Art, the River Oaks Art Square Museum, and the Alexandria Garden Club.
In 1963, she organized the Medical Library at the then Baptist Hospital, now the Rapides Regional Medical Center, and served as Medical Librarian for thirty-six years. Later she was an associate of Phil Sleet Realty.
Mrs. Dawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Bruton Thompson Dawkins, Jr.; her son, Bruton Thompson Dawkins III; and her parents, Jane Adams Hardy and Edward Simmons Hardy of Lecompte.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Hardy Dawkins of Oceanside, CA; and her son, Edward Hardy Dawkins of Waynesboro, VA. Also, four grandchildren: Richard Hardy Dawkins, Tammy Dawkins Lorimer, Lily Sky Dawkins, and Edward Hunter Dawkins; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Hazel Hardy of Baton Rouge.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Edna Harris for her years of devotion; Heart of Hospice, especially Clauretta Stevenson for her kindness; and to all of Mother’s special friends who brightened her days and gave her love and joy.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to the Alter Guild of St. James Episcopal Church, 1620 Murray Street, Alexandria, LA 71301; or, Kent Plantation House, Colonial Dames Parlor Fund, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303.
To extend online notes of condolence to the Dawkins family, please visit www.KramerFunerals.com.

Kramer Funeral Homes | Funeral & Cremation Services for Alexandria, LA - Colfax, LA - Fifth Ward, LA - Residents

It is your duty as a Southern Gardener to have at least one Abelia. 😄
07/10/2019

It is your duty as a Southern Gardener to have at least one Abelia. 😄

Abelias Bring Flower and Foliage Highlights to the Landscape

Very few shrubs offer the landscape versatility and durability as abelia. Considered by many gardeners as a Southern heritage plant (like gardenias, azaleas, camellias and crape myrtles), this workhorse offers an easy-care shrub option. Bell-shaped flowers are profusely produced over the canopy in shades of white, pink, raspberry or lavender. They are strong spring blooms and your customers can enjoy secondary flowering into the summer and fall. And the foliage will cover the landscape in shades of green, plum, coppery pink, purplish green or variegated combinations.

Varieties currently on Availability to our qualified buyers are:

Ed Goucher—3 gallon
Francis Mason—1 and 3 gallon
Kaleidoscope PP#16988—3 gallon
Mardi Gras PP#15203—3 gallon
Rose Creek—1 and 3 gallon
Twist of Lime™—3 gallon

Abelias are for year round interest.

LSU AgCenter
07/08/2019
LSU AgCenter

LSU AgCenter

Removing faded flowers or deadheading improves the appearance of a plant tremendously. Plants that bloom over a long period of time often end up with an accumulation of unattractive dead flowers and seed pods mixed in with the newly opened blooms. This makes the plant look bad even when it has pretty flowers. If you keep the faded flowers off, the plant always looks fresh – as if it were just coming into bloom.

06/29/2019
Clegg's Nursery

What to plant in June and July.

Everyone has been asking "what flowers can we plant in June and July". Here is a list - Angelonia, coleus, purslane, begonias, caladiums, portulaca, alternanthera (joseph's coat), sedum, ornamental grasses, Buddleia (butterfly bush), blue daze, celosia, crossandra, marigolds, ornamental peppers, lantanas, sunflowers, zinnias, vinca, coneflowers, cuphea (cigar plant), perennial salvia, firebush (Hamelia) and so so so much more....keep planting! Summer does not have to be a "down time" for landscape improvement projects!

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