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Sunnyvale Garden Club Flower Show – May 4, 2013

flower arrangement1The SCG will present a Standard Flower Show on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the home of D’Ann Robinson. This year’s theme is “Asian Spring,” and will include both a Floral Design Division and a Horticulture Division.

Flower shows help educate club members and the viewing public and generate interest in horticulture and floral design. They also give club members a unique opportunity to express themselves creatively using fresh flowers and other plant materials.

Several floral design symposiums will be held to teach members about design principles. These symposiums provide an excellent opportunity for garden club members to get to know each other and improve their design skills.

If you have questions, would like to sign up to enter a design, or would like to volunteer, please contact Georgeann Moss 972 203 9175, Madalyn Hernandez 972 226 2467 or Mary Ann Moreland 972 226 2787.

More details to follow.

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Colorful Deviled Eggs for Easter

Colorful Deviled Eggs Recipe….easter egg1

12 Large Eggs
6 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Teaspoons Mustard
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper
Salt & Black Pepper
Food Coloring
1 Sandwich Bag

Peel hard boiled eggs.
Halve each egg lengthwise and scoop the yolks into a medium bowl, reserving the egg whites.
Rinse the egg whites with water to remove the remaining yolk and pat dry.

Prepare food coloring according to instructions listed on package. (If you are sharing the egg dye with your kids or grandkids – be sure that you use it first – before the kiddos get their grubby little hands into the dye.)  Submerge egg white into color bath until desired color is achieved.

Remove colored egg white from color bath and place on drying tray. Dab with paper towel to absorb remaining liquid.

Mash the yolks and add mayonnaise, mustard and cayenne; season with salt and black pepper. (note from Rachel: “I like to add finely chopped onion and dill pickles.”)

Fill yolk mixture into a small sandwich bag, cutting a small opening in the corner of the baggie. Gently squeeze the bag to pipe the yolk mixture into the egg white halves.

Submitted by:  Rachel Doyle

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SGC Arbor Day Celebration – Mark Your Calendar!

arborday1The Sunnyvale Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree at the new elementary school on March 20th starting at 10 a.m.   The mayor and school children will be present to commemorate the occasion.   Patricia Gatlin is encouraging all garden club members who are available on this date to come and take part in the festivities!      If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Particia at 972 203 8104.

Submitted by:  Particia Gatlin  – SGC Beautification

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Adorable Shi-Tzu Needs New Home!

tulipMy friend, Carolyn, works at night and odd hours during the day.  She is looking for a good home for her 7 month old Shi-Tzu, Tulip.  Tulip spends most of the time by herself and would love to join a loving family.  If you know someone interested in adopting Tulip, please call Carolyn at 972 286 5111.  She usually can’t answer the phone while working, so please leave a name and  number and she will return your call.


Submitted by Deborah Stafford

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Sunnyvale Garden Club Meeting – 02/12/13

“Fun and Friendship in the Garden”

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 6PM


  • Isalamorado Fish Co. Restaurant
  • 5001 Bass Pro Dr.
  • Garland, Tx.
  • 469-221-2501

Program:     “Laughing under the Arbor Day Trees.”Tree 1

Program Speaker:

Eric Larner* Dallas County Master Gardener.  Urban Forest Project Coordinator, Dallas Citizen Forester, Lecturer

Care and maintenance of your trees.

*authoritative Speaker

Hostesses:   Each member  will purchase his/her dinner.  See menu at .

Business:  Call to Order, President’s Welcome, Inspirational, Pledge of Allegiance, Officer and Committee Reports, Old and New Business, Announcements, Invocation.


  • SGC Gala Survey – Feb. 8th, is the deadline for filling out the survey. Click on the link to proceed.
  • Valentine Bag Items –  Feb. 13th is the deadline for delivering items  to the home of Merry Ziegenfus,  located at 106 Barnes Bridge Rd. in Sunnyvale.  Members are  welcome to help finish stuffing bags at Merry’s home  on this date from 10AM – 11AM. If you have questions,  Merry can be reached at 972-203-8494 or 214-801-9786 (cell).
  • Plant Exchange  – Are you getting your plants ready for the plant exchange in April?

Submitted by Martha Billman – SGC Communications Committee


SGC Gala in the News!

fireworks 2The  SGC Gala held in January was recently featured in The Forney Post.    Check out the article and pictures by clicking on the following link:

If you haven’t given us your comments/suggestions about the gala, please take the opportunity to do so now.  Just click on the following link to take the survey:  Your input will help us improve our processes and enable us to better serve the needs of our members in the future.  All responses are anonymous.  Survey will close on Friday, 2/8/13.

Submitted by:  Martha Billman – Communications Committee