The Sunnyvale Garden Club

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Christmas Luncheon Tickets

The last day to purchase Christmas luncheon tickets is December 1st.  Please don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, a great time of fellowship, and a fun magic show!  Send your check for $32 for each ticket to Rachel Doyle, 311 Brookwood Forest Dr., Sunnyvale, Texas 75182.  Make the check payable to Sunnyvale Garden Club.

Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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Volunteers Needed

The Sunnyvale Garden Club needs 5 volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee.  This group will be responsible for nominating the 2013-14 slate of officers.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Sallyann at 972 226 1315.

Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee

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Buster Needs New Home!


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My name is “Buster”. My elderly owners both passed away and I need to find a home. I like staying inside with people but I go outside too. I have a chip implant in case you
misplace me. I’m around six years old, neutered and house trained. I just need
to find some one so I can be their friend.

 If you would like to meet me, I’d love to meet you!  Please call Eric at 972 801 7842,  leave a message about me , and Eric will return your call. 



Submitted by Deborah Stafford

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Handouts from Perennial Presentation on 11/13/12

Dione Linberry, Dallas County Master Gardener, did a presentation on how to use perennials for year-round color in the garden at the SGC meeting on 11/13/12 .  Here are the handouts from that presentation:

Perennial Overview

Perennials Part Sun

Perennials Morn Sun Afternoon Shade

Perennials In Between

Perennials Full Sun

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Unique Hanging Terrariums

One of the unique things that we saw at the District X Convention on Thursday , November 8th, was a tree of hanging terrariums  filled with Bromeliads and Tillandsia  (“air plants). The glass balls were filled with  sand  on the bottom and  the plant was  just lying on top of the sand.  The speaker used a “bottle tree” that she had painted silver to display the hanging terrariums. 

I did some exploring on the Internet to see if the glass holders were expensive and was surprised to find 24 of the teardrop shaped holders for only $32.00 on Amazon.  They were not so expensive after all.  You can find a variety of bottle trees on eBay or Amazon that are fairly reasonable in price or you could create your own.

Submitted by Rachel Doyle