The San Saba Garden Club is in the process of renovating the clubhouse in Mill Pond Park. Already accomplished is interior painting and refurbishment, sandblasting of the exterior, and plans for future work including a new ramp entrance, replacement of old window and shutter doors. The Garden Club thanks the City of San Saba for their help, and the citizens who help by attending the Christmas Tour of Homes. The Garden Club is excited about this and other projects to help beautify San Saba.
Congratulations to Brenda Gibson for winning a $500 scholorship given by District V of the Texas Garden Club for students pursuing some type of horticulture degree. It is with much pleasure that the San Saba Garden Club could sponsor her, and her grandmother, Imogene Hawkins is very proud of this accomplishment.
Dixie Hewitt gave a most informative program on antique roses. She gave much information on the Earthkind roses designated by Texas A & M for their hardiness and toughness. This kind of rose seems to florish even in adverse conditions. There are only 11 varieties of this low maintenance group, and would add to any landscape.
Ferrell Whitley spoke to the group about his work in Mill Pond Park. He is truly a jewel when it comes to landscaping. So far he has laid and supervised the laying of more than 225 tons of landscaping rock. The designs spring forth from a fountain of thoughtfulness, wanting to display the beauty of San Saba. He is currently working on landscaping the hillside below the newly renovated City pool. New plants will be ready to go into his prepared beds soon, and then the color show begins. Thanks Ferrell for all the work you do.
The ladies of the Garden Club will be visiting San Saba Nursing Home soon to provide a program on gardening to the residents. They will have a “Cut-Up” Style Show, and laughter and stories will be the rule of the day.
Should you be interested in the San Saba Garden Club, call president Nancy Nelson for information. 325 372-3955.