Alexandria Garden Club, Inc

Alexandria Garden Club, Inc The Alexandria Garden Club was organized in 1925, Incorporated in 1927, & Federated in 1934.

CARBO Landscape Architecture
06/26/2019

CARBO Landscape Architecture

We enjoy checking out our project, the Arrival Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden, to see how they’re changing up the seasonal installations. Take a visit next time you’re in the area. @ New Orleans Botanical Garden

Project manager: Zach Broussard
Photographer: Rebecca Ann O’Neal

Summertime irrigation info.
06/26/2019

Summertime irrigation info.

Irrigate Wisely This Summer

Consider these guidelines when irrigating:

Annual Bedding Plants/Flowers: Warm season annuals are adapted to early/mid spring through late fall in the South. Irrigate every day the first week after planting. On week 2 after planting, irrigate every other day. By week 3, most annuals should be capable of handing once to twice a week irrigation if established correctly. One inch of irrigation/weekly is needed for most annual plants.

Perennials: These plants are usually added to the landscape in the spring or the fall. Irrigate most perennials every other day the first week after they are planted. Irrigate every third day by week two and irrigate weekly after that when rainfall is lacking. One inch of irrigation/weekly is typically needed for established perennials. Perennials vary greatly in irrigation demand so have a general idea if a specific genus or variety has a low, medium or high irrigation need.

Shrubs: When planting shrubs make sure the moisture in the root ball is good and moisture in the landscape bed is good (not excessively wet, not very dry). When rainfall is lacking, irrigate newly planted shrubs weekly for the first year.

Trees: When rainfall is lacking water trees onces weekly during the first two years after planting.

When determining an irrigation schedule, consider that 0.25” of rainfall can substitute for the next scheduled irrigation. Many plants are lost after planting due to improper irrigation of the lack of proper irrigation. Water wisely and be smart.

May - September are the months to monitor irrigation in Louisiana. Also water early spring months and late fall month. Irrigation is seldomly (less needed) November - February.

National Garden Clubs Inc.
06/19/2019

National Garden Clubs Inc.

National Floral Designer of the month is Kathleen Hawryluk, member of the Naples and Gulf Coast Garden Clubs in Florida. Kathleen is well known for presenting creative floral demonstrations and educational design programs. When asked why she enjoys floral design, she responded: "I love design because it gives me an outlet for my creative side and it enables me to meet and share the passion with many lovely people who quickly become friends".
Do you share the same passion? #ngc,#floraldesign,#comaai

Pretty planter combo that doesn't beg for water!
06/06/2019

Pretty planter combo that doesn't beg for water!

I just LOVE this combination. 💗 (Megawatt Pink Bronze Leaf Begonia, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, and Dichondra Silver Falls.) I thought it was going to be hard to follow up the bright yellow ranunculus surrounded by soft yellow violas from this spring, but this bunch of plants looks soft and pretty and they don’t cry out for water very often. Super low maintenance plants for a container! 💗🌿

This Saturday, May 18th, will be the regular third Saturday workday for the KPH gardeners.  The YCP boys will be here.  ...
05/15/2019

This Saturday, May 18th, will be the regular third Saturday workday for the KPH gardeners. The YCP boys will be here. This group will be graduating shortly, so this will be their last time for several months until a new group is enrolled.

The gates will open at 8:00 unless someone would like to get in earlier. Please let me know.

From 10:00 - 3:00, a new event, with the Rapides Parish Library, will also be held on Saturday, the 1st Annual French Heritage Day. So, there will be lots of activities going on so hoping for good weather.

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05/13/2019

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We're sorry to hear about the passing of Doris Day today. Did you know there is a rose named after her? It's as gorgeous as she was.

Fresh cut garden flowers in Broussard, LA!
05/10/2019

Fresh cut garden flowers in Broussard, LA!

MOTHER’S DAY—> 3 DAYS!

Forgot to get your amazing momma/wife/sister/mother in law/best friend something?

Don’t worry! We are here, and we won’t tell anyone😉 ! So many beautiful new cuts have been made this week and they are PERFECT for that beautiful Sunday lunch with the “mommas” in your life 👏🏼🎉💐!

Contact us via facebook, instagram, and or call/text 337-288-0283 to put in your orders !

Supply your own vase, or we can wrap it for you👌🏼!

05/06/2019

The Moreauville Garden Club Flower Show is Monday, May 6 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Cottonport Community Center, 829 Front St., Cottonport, LA. The public is invited to attend and they extended a special invitation to the District VIII garden clubs, and would love to see everyone there. If you get the chance, it should be a lovely show.

National Garden Clubs Inc.
04/30/2019

National Garden Clubs Inc.

Gathering on the Gulf is beginning. The 90th annual NGC convention is being held in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday there was a garden tour of Bellingrath Gardens. Here are some photos of the garden. Enjoy and look for more convention photos during the week.

#NGC # NationalGardenClubs #GatheringOnTheGulf

04/30/2019

Alexandria Garden Club Meeting Reminder
May meeting/luncheon
May 1st 11:00 AM
Pineville Community Center
708 Main Street
Pineville, La.

The State judges came to Pineville, LA, on April 24, 2019, to judge Pineville in the Cleanest City Contest as Pineville ...
04/26/2019

The State judges came to Pineville, LA, on April 24, 2019, to judge Pineville in the Cleanest City Contest as Pineville had won Cleanest City in their category. In this picture Jean Gilcrest, who chairs the LGCF Cleanest City Contest, presents Mayor Clarence Fields with the District G trophy.

Alexandria wins Cleanest City Award.
04/26/2019
Alexandria wins Cleanest City Contest

Alexandria wins Cleanest City Award.

Alexandria now moves on to compete on the state level against Lake Charles and Monroe. Read more at KALB.com

04/25/2019
Make a Slug-Repelling Penny Ball for Your Garden - HGTV

Make a Slug-Repelling Penny Ball for Your Garden - HGTV

Fun fact: Copper can help repel pesky slugs in the garden. Today's pennies are made mostly of zinc, whereas pennies made prior to 1983 contain a larger amoun...

These are great plants to include in your pollinator garden!
04/23/2019

These are great plants to include in your pollinator garden!

Photos and descriptions of the varieties in our new BENEFICIAL BLOOMS program at Bracy's Nursery....landscapers and retailers - consider these varieties in your efforts....

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04/17/2019

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Gorgeous roses at Poole Bros. in Forest Hill!!!
04/12/2019

Gorgeous roses at Poole Bros. in Forest Hill!!!

Beautiful Rose's blooming everyday.
Come stroll through the beds and smell their sweet fragrance.

I hope you are excited about the next Garden Club meeting on April 10th.. next Wednesday. We will be touring two members...
04/02/2019

I hope you are excited about the next Garden Club meeting on April 10th.. next Wednesday. We will be touring two members' spring gardens in Alexandria. If you can carpool to avoid parking issues, that would be helpful!

03/25/2019

I just had a call from the District Judge; Pineville passed muster and is qualified to move on the state judging in the State's Cleanest City Contest. Good job, City of Pineville

Are you in the mood for some color plants!
03/25/2019

Are you in the mood for some color plants!

Today's new arrivals!

03/24/2019
Sam Stokes Nursery

Sam Stokes Nursery talks about waiting to plant Caladium bulbs and Periwinkles
until soil temperatures are warmer.

03/15/2019

This Saturday, March 16th will be the regular 3rd Saturday workday for the Kent House gardeners. It looks like the weather will be great. The YCP boys will be here to help so hopefully we will have a large group to teach and lead them.
Gates will open at 8:00

Don't miss the Louisiana Nursery Festival in Forest Hill this weekend!
03/12/2019
Louisiana Nursery Festival

Don't miss the Louisiana Nursery Festival in Forest Hill this weekend!

The Louisiana Nursery Festival has been a central Louisiana staple since 1985. On the third weekend of March, you can find flowers, food, friends, and fun!

Did you know that there is a fresh flower stand in Covington? Pretty Cool! And, read her tip for keeping your poppies fr...
03/10/2019

Did you know that there is a fresh flower stand in Covington? Pretty Cool! And, read her tip for keeping your poppies fresh!

I added more fresh poppy bouqs to stand this morning!

Tips- to maximize the vase life of your poppies- I’ve seared the ends when I packaged them, however if you cut the stems, dip stem ends (carefully) in steamed water for 10 seconds before placing in the vase. #poppies #roadsideflowers #covingtonla

Now 14,000 tulips may be worth a trip to NO!
02/26/2019

Now 14,000 tulips may be worth a trip to NO!

They're blooming!

14,000 tulips have bloomed at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park.
Planted in mid-January 2019, the flowers started blooming last week and are in full bloom now. The City Park Horticulture Department plants each bulb by hand with great care and it takes the team of six over 20 hours from start to finish.

New this year: We redesigned the ropes between the blooms and the public. Now you can get even closer to the tulips to get just the right Instagram shot. (But we're still asking people to not pick the flowers or cross the ropes).

Some tulips have interesting names including: Apricot Parrot, World's Favorite, Happy Family, Purple Dream, and Blushing Lady.

Wouldn't you love to pick your own tulips!
02/25/2019

Wouldn't you love to pick your own tulips!

Texas-Tulips is OPENING its doors for TULIP SEASON 2019 on Tuesday, the 26th of February 2019! ☀️
We'll then be open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm! The first tulips are blooming! Come and tip-toe through the tulips!

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---> All information can be found at www.texas-tulips.com

The best reasons to design!
02/19/2019

The best reasons to design!

The International Designer of the month is Sandy Mangels, member of São Paulo Garden Club in Brazil. When I asked her what she loved about floral design, this was her answer: “The process of creating art using plant material allows me to lose myself in a fantasy world where all the problems of day-to-day life fade away. I find this to be great stress relief therapy, ideal for someone who lives in a chaotic city of 20 million people! I also adore my friends who share my love of floral art may it be NGC style or Ikebana. When I offer my art in a Flower Show, of course I am pleased if I win top awards but the real satisfaction for me is being able to creatively express myself and perhaps delight the observers. If I am happy with the design, I have created I do not mind it being awarded "just" an Honorable Mention.”

02/14/2019
Southern Gardening

Give your Valentine a plant they will love! 🥰

Happy Valentine's Day to SG Nation! #MSUext ❤️❤️❤️

"I'm so Frond of You"
02/13/2019

"I'm so Frond of You"

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! Still wondering what to get for the special someone in your life?

The LSU AgCenter Central Region will host a Spring Garden Seminar and Expo on Friday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
02/11/2019
Garden shows scheduled across Louisiana

The LSU AgCenter Central Region will host a Spring Garden Seminar and Expo on Friday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Louisiana State Evacuation Shelter south of LSUA.

“This event will allow participants to meet with exhibitors and view garden products, services and accessories on display,” said Sara Shields, AgCenter Master Gardener coordinator.

The event will feature come-and-go educational sessions on common garden topics and allow for networking with garden clubs and plant societies.

(02/05/19) BATON ROUGE, La. — As the weather begins to warm up, Louisiana gardeners are preparing for spring. And many are anticipating that first opportunity to begin work in their gardens and flower beds.

Lecompte Garden Club
02/08/2019

Lecompte Garden Club

Baton Rouge Garden Club "Tablescapes" Flower Show February 16-17th 1-4PM each day. $5 donation goes to Scholarship fund.
02/06/2019

Baton Rouge Garden Club "Tablescapes" Flower Show
February 16-17th 1-4PM each day.
$5 donation goes to Scholarship fund.

The Baton Rouge Garden Club invites you to its Tablescapes Flower Show on Feb. 16-17, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM each day. The show will be held at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd.

ALEXANDRIA GARDEN CLUBWednesday, February 6, 2019Kent House     9:30 AM coffee; 10:00 MeetingPlease bring horticulture.
02/03/2019

ALEXANDRIA GARDEN CLUB
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Kent House 9:30 AM coffee; 10:00 Meeting

Please bring horticulture.

Different (but fun) flower arrangement!
01/27/2019

Different (but fun) flower arrangement!

Flower Petals And Stems Transform Into Animals And Insects In Inventive New Arrangements By Raku Inoue

Learn about waxing Camellias!
01/22/2019
Waxing Camellias - CamelliaShop

Learn about waxing Camellias!

Waxing is an old art form of dipping flowers into paraffin wax to seal and preserve them. It’s commonly done...

You can plant roses now!
01/15/2019
Plant roses in winter for beautiful blooms later

You can plant roses now!

(01/26/18) Now is an excellent time to consider adding roses to your landscape. For many gardeners, particularly those just getting into roses, a rose is a rose. But several different categories or types of roses are available, and within each type are numerous cultivars. Before you go to the nurser...

01/11/2019
Bracy's Nursery

This Sunday!

Senior horticulturist Allen Owings will present "From the Nursery Grower to Your Landscape" at the monthly meeting of the Central LA Rose Society in Alexandria on Sunday January 13th at 2 pm. Gallery Room, Rapides Medical Center. All home gardeners are invited. Great gardening group. (do not worry, Dr. Owings will be done and watching the Saints at 3:40 pm)

Alexandria Garden Club Meeting Reminder:Wednesday Jan. 2, 2019Kent Plantation House9:30 AM coffee / 10:00 AM meetingMr. ...
12/28/2018

Alexandria Garden Club Meeting Reminder:
Wednesday Jan. 2, 2019
Kent Plantation House
9:30 AM coffee / 10:00 AM meeting
Mr. Jake Wilson from Doug Young Nursery in Forest Hill will be our guest. Don't forget to bring horticulture.

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas!

Our friends in the Long Valley Garden Club in Idaho wish all of us an "organic" holiday.

A collection of Colonial Williamsburg wreath photos.
12/22/2018

A collection of Colonial Williamsburg wreath photos.

Colonial Williamsburg held a wreath designing contest. Both professional and amateur designers contributed their talents to create festive and imaginative doorways and windows on every street. If you have never visited this community, make it a necessary stop in 2019.

If you are noticing some weeds in your yard, now is the time to treat them.
12/19/2018
Strike early on weed-infested winter lawns

If you are noticing some weeds in your yard, now is the time to treat them.

(01/09/17) BATON ROUGE, La. – Recent cold weather in Louisiana has caused lawns to go mostly dormant. If you see green plants in the lawn right now, it’s probably the first flush of winter weeds such as annual bluegrass, chickweed and lawn burweed, said LSU AgCenter turf specialist Ron Strahan.

12/18/2018
Garden Answer

Today is a good day to go outside and gather some arrangement material!

Decorating My Parent’s Entryway Containers for Christmas! 🌲❤️

Herbs, Lettuce, and a Repurposed Plant Stand
12/07/2018
Herbs, Lettuce, and a Repurposed Plant Stand

Herbs, Lettuce, and a Repurposed Plant Stand

It's winter, but that doesn't mean the end of growing things, even in a cold climate. My daughter was ditching a wine rack that she ...

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