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 Sunshine Garden Club:

Meetings, News & Events

Sent 2023-03-26: GARDEN Club: Garden Cleanup - 

If you can make it, the Garden Club and resident volunteers are needed for garden cleanup on Tuesday, March 28th. Meet at the office garden at 10am. We always appreciate the help. We will focus on office garden and plants by the gazebo. Rain cancels. Thank you all so much. - Susanne


Sent 2023-03-09: Reminder of Butterfly Speaker - 

Reminder of Birding and Nature & Garden Club Speaker Monday


The Garden and Birding and Nature Clubs will be joining together for a March speaker on "Attracting Butterflies-All Year Long".


Anita Westervelt, Texas Master Naturalist, author, blogger, photographer and much more, will share colorful butterfly photo's and how to bring beautiful butterflies to your landscape.


Date: March 13th

Time: 6:00pm. *Note earlier than usual.

Place: Retzlaff Hall


If you want, a good will donation will be collected to continue Anita's research.


Birding and Nature will hold monthly meeting after Anita's presentation.

- Susanne Ulrich & Tom Stone


Event 2023-03-13: Combined Mtg w/Sunshsine Garden Club and B&N Club - 

The Sunshine Garden Club and the Birding & Nature Club will be having a 'combined' meeting on March 13, 2023 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be a guest speaker talking on the topic of 'Butterflies'.

- Susanne Ulrich & Tom Stone

Sent 2023-02-13: No Garden Club Meeting - 

Just a reminder there will be No regular meeting on Tuesday, February 14th. Instead we are doing a tour on Friday, February 17th. See signup sheet in library.
- Thank you, Susanne

Newsletter 2023-02: Sunshine Garden Club - 

There will be no meeting on February 14th, Valentine's Day, instead we will tour a local  native plant park on February 17th. See details and signup in the library.


Thank you to the community for your help, interest and donations to the Sunshine Gardens.

- Susanne Ulrich for the entire Garden Club

Sent 2023-01-09: Garden Club - Reminder of Tuesday meeting - 

Reminder: Sunshine Garden Club Get Together

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Where: Retzlaff Hall
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Topic of the evening: "My Favorite Native Plants"

Please join us along with Janet Schofield, Cameron County Master Gardener, providing an educational class on Native Plants. You may ask yourself, why native plants for my landscape?

Janet provides information on the benefits of planting native plants, which help under these conditions. Landscaping with native plants can save you money, time, water and resources. They have better resistance to our weather; require less maintenance and sometimes no fertilizer or pesticides needed.

All are welcome. Come February we will plan a trip to a park which features native plants.
- Susanne Ulrich

Sent 2022-12-20:  Garden Club: Tips (Before & After a Freeze) - 

It's disheartening, but we do have a need for the knowledge provided in this email. I want to thank one of our Sunshine neighbors, Debbie Gossman, for supplying me with two documents concerning Plants and Freezing: What to do 'before' and 'after' a freeze. They are on the Web site HERE where they can be both viewed or printed. The Garden Club Web page (under the Amenities Tab) is also in the process of being spruced up by Beth. So watch for more info and pics getting placed out there.

- Susanne Ulrich

Sent 2022-11-07: Reminder of the Sunshine Garden Club Get Together - 

Tuesday, November 8th, 
Social at 6:15pm
Program starts at 6:30 - 7:30.
Come join us for lots of tips and tricks in relation to gardening.  We learn so much from each other. Thank you,
- Sue, Terry, Glenna, Susanne

Sent 2022-03-06: Reminder of Garden Club Tuesday, March 8 - 

Garden Club News

Welcome to all residents/renters to The Garden Club Event, Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30pm in Retzlaff Hall.
Topic of interest:  Best RGV Plants for your landscape.
Special guest speaker is a Master Gardener from Cameron County Extension Office, in San Benito.
Coffee, tea, bars and cookies will be available. See you Tuesday evening.     Thank you, Susanne

Sent 2022-02-06: REMINDER, Garden Club - 

Sunshine Garden Club  -  New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  -  February 8th in the library.
We will have a Social at 6:15 with treats and coffee.
Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" and tips of the trade by Terry DeBackere, florist.   *** Covid precautions will be in place. ***
Thank you, Sunshine Garden Club (by Susanne Ulrich)

Sent 2022-02-02: Garden Cleanup Day Postponed - 

​Monday, February 7th looks like rain and a high of 52.  I will search out a better day once our chances of frost will be gone.   Thank you all for offering to help.     Susanne Ulrich 

Newsletter 2022-02: 
New Meeting Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm.   February 8th in the library.

Very interesting and informative topic for the night is "Cut Flower Arrangements" with our very own Terry DeBackere.


*Community volunteers needed.

I am planning a garden cleanup day on Monday, February 7th, meet at gazebo at 10:00am.  Inclement weather will cancel. Area's we will focus on is the plantings around the gazebo and the community office garden. Tasks will include, weeding, deadheading, planting seeds and rearranging of small plants. I have a few tools, but feel free to bring what you may have. Your help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.     Susanne Ulrich

Sent 2021-11-05: SUNSHINE GARDEN CLUB - 

If you like or find gardening interesting come join us Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 7:00pm in the library.  All residents/renters are invited. Topic of evening is container planting. Looking forward to fun, prizes and desserts.

Susanne Ulrich     Garden Club

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