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March 14, 2016 Newsletter


Benefits of plants: Plants offer more than just their outward appearance. They clean the air, boost our mood, and reduce stress. They are indispensable to healthy living. Please reply to this email with other benefits and please share the story of the importance of plants.

It looks like another beautiful day ahead. I hope you get outside to enjoy it.

Want to know the current status of the Discovery Garden at First Capitol Park. Check out our Facebook page,

March 9, 2016 Newsletter


The forecast calls for several inches of rain, but so far we've not received that much. Stay safe because it's not over yet. The rain we got so far will be beneficial to gardeners and local farmers. Hopefully it will not flood.

Did you know that you can learn all about America in Bloom and the award we received last year on our web site (Click American in Bloom.) Much more information can be found on our web site. Please take a look.

March 3, 2016 Newsletter


We had a very productive planning meeting yesterday and a new member, Patsy Jones! To see the meeting minutes go to then click Resources/Committee Meeting Minutes. If you find errors please email me.

On March 10 at 3 PM we will prepare the soil on the southwest corner of 15th and Brazos (just north of the Fire Station) for planting Lantana. Please join us!

The name we chose for our new subcommittee for murals is Arts in Bloom. What do you think of it?

The new slogan that Tempe came up with is Come Bloom With Us. What do you think of it?

February 26, 2016 Newsletter


Because the library will be closed next Wednesday, March 2, our next planning meeting will be in the San Jacinto Room. Thanks to Laurie for making the arrangements. I apologize for the meeting date error in the last Newsletter.

Looks we're going to have several beautiful days in a row. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the weather. I'll be heading to the Discovery Garden tomorrow around noon to do more weeding. I hope you can join me.

February 24, 2016 Newsletter


According to the two Weather Underground online weather stations in town ( [near Reid Rd. & S. Columbia Dr.) and [Gayle Estates]) we got about an inch of much-needed rain yesterday. It's windy, but cool & sunny today. Please get outside and enjoy nature!


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