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Plants of the Holy Land, Sept. 19

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for the first meeting our our new fiscal year. You won’t want to miss this fascinating program, which begins at 6:00 p.m. at Sunnyvale Town Hall! Dinner will be provided by our wonderful Sept. hostess committee.

Our guest speaker is Master Flower Show Judge, Texas Design Consultant and Local Flower Show Schools Chairman Peggy Consolver.

Her topic is “Plants of the Holy Land: Familiar Texas Friends.”

But you’ll also have an opportunity to purchase her new historical fiction book for ages 10 to 100, “Shepherd, Potter, Spy and the Star Namer.”

Questions? Email Georgeann Moss at

Peggy Consolver

Peggy Consolver Book Cover


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July 18 Symposium: It’s Christmas in July!

We had so much fun at the June Symposium that we’re going to be painting a Christmas decoration at the July 18 Symposium at Sunnvale Town Hall from 6-8 p.m.

This photo shows the members who enjoyed “Painting with a Twist” at the June Symposium.

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Horticultural Therapy: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Join us on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 for our last regular meeting of the fiscal year. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Sunnyvale Town Hall, 127 North Collins Road in Sunnyvale, Texas.

We’ll have a lovely dinner before the program, which is entitled “Horticultural Therapy.” The program speaker is Susan Morgan of Horticultural Link, LLC.

Her company helps clients:

  • CONNECT with the surrounding world [and the people & plants in it],
  • LEARN new things,
  • EXPRESS their voices & creativity,
  • EXERCISE the muscles of the mind and body, and
  • CREATE positive meaningful moments with what *grows* on outside.

After the program, we’ll install the new officers for 2017-2018.


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Sunnyvale Recycling Roundup and Trash-off on April 8


Spring has sprung! It’s time for Spring cleaning and yard prep for the summer. Need to get rid of old, unwanted electronics, appliances and yard waste? Sunnyvale residents are invited to bring them to the annual Recycling Round-up and Trash-off on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at Jobson Park. Here’s a list of items that will be accepted:

  • Computers & Laptops
  • Networking Equipment
  • Monitors & TVs *
  • Printers & Copiers
  • Phone Systems
  • Cell Phones
  • Wires & Cables
  • UPS Units
  • Appliances of all sizes
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Scrap Metal & Plastic
  • Large brushy items and yard waste

*Flat screen monitors and television will be recycled at no charge. But there will be a charge for older equipment that includes tubes ($5 for CRT monitors and $20 for televisions). Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted by Verde Tech, which also offers an optional Certified hard drive wipe, at $20 per drive.

Items that cannot be accepted include:

  • Tires
  • Concrete
  • Chemicals of any kind
  • Paint
  • Any pieces of equipment with oil or gas in them
  • Batteries of any kind

This event is produced by the Town of Sunnyvale and co-sponsored by the Sunnyvale Garden Club, Republic Services and Verde Tech. For more information, visit the Town of Sunnyvale website or call Rashad Jackson, Director of Development, at (972) 203-4188.


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SGC Summer Symposium – 6/14/16 – 6:00PM

SGC bee hotelOur first summer symposium, organized by Barbara Kline, is scheduled on Tuesday,  June 14th  from  6-8pm at the Sunnyvale School Admin Building where our normal meetings are held.   This month, we will be making bee hotels to help with bee conservation.   Be sure to invite any friends, neighbors, relatives who you think might be interested in joining our wonderful garden club  to come and  participate!

If possible, a rough estimate of attendees would be helpful, especially if you are bringing guests. Email Barbara Kline and  let her know if you will definitely attend and if you are bringing friends. This will ensure that there are materials for everyone.
It’s Pot Luck all the way on the food. Bring your best dish!  Casserole, salad or dessert… Barbara will provide the drinks. Don’t miss the opportunity to join in on the fun and make something  to help the bees!

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REMINDER – SGC – Meeting on Tuesday – May 10th – 6:00 PM

curb appealCome join us for the last  Sunnyvale Garden Club meeting of the season  on Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Sunnyvale Community Center, 417 E. Tripp Road, Sunnyvale, Texas.

Program – Curb Appeal – Sell your home faster and be the envy of your neighborhood.

Program Speaker: Brad Sandy – Master Gardeners Speaker Bureau since 2001 – Since 2008 he has been the spring and fall presenter at the Dallas Arboretum.

Hostesses: Kara Ranta (Lead), Kathy Dalby, Nancy Griffin, Joyce Taylor and Barbara Kline.

Installation of Officers for 2016-2017


  • Collect money and food for Sharing Life.

Reminder:  Our membership drive ends  soon, so why not bring a friend or a family member who is interested in plants, gardening, eating delicious homemade food … and socializing with wonderful people?  Our meetings are a great place for people  to meet new friends and get involved in community activities!

Submitted by:  Martha Billman