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April Showers bring May Flowers

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Hydrangea in our back yard

Whats the saying, April showers bring May flowers…its so true! Gardening is one of my passions, however since starting our real estate business in 2013, it has been on the back burner. So, I am happy we have planted some things that will bloom with very little attention.

Who says things don’t grow in Texas? I have been blessed to have a fabulous back yard that is not only home to lots of fun and entertaining around the pool, but also a gorgeous setting when taking a break from real estate & just taking in the beauty that God provides. Listening to the birds, the cool breeze or the warm sun on my skin. Nothing pleases me more than beautiful flowers!

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Shade loving Hosta and Japanese Holly Fern

You too can have a beautiful garden here in Texas. When I arrived in Highland Village over 22 years ago, I came from an area on the east coast where the soil was very different and everything that grew easily did not do well here! After trying to plant some of the things I loved on the east coast, I quickly realized I needed to educate myself. I took classes on Texas gardening and found the things that grow here are different but just as beautiful.

A good start to learning is the free classes at Calloway’s or a local master garden class (that’s where I started). It was fun and now I enjoy beauty all around me. Check out some classes below!

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2016 Garden Secrets Classes

Keep Lewisville Beautiful presents the 2016 Garden Secrets series of classes, led by Denton County Master Gardeners and the Texas AgriLife Extension.  All classes will be held at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, TX 75057 (map) in Classroom 1.  Classes are free (with one exception–see below), but space is limited, so RSVP by phone at 972-538-5949 or email at info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.  City of Lewisville residency is not required.

The following classes are scheduled:

  • June 2 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Gardening for Wildlife”
  • August 4 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Fall Vegetable Gardening”
  • September 1 at 6-7:30 P.M.:  “Keyhole Gardening”
  • October 6 at 6-7:30 P.M.:  “Wild Flowers, Butterflies and Pollinators”
  • October 20 at 6-8 P.M.:  “Composting”
  • November 3 at 6-7:30.:  “Care and Maintenance of Trees”