Linda Keese, the meeting’s speaker, inspects some roses at Kyle Depot. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAN LITTLE.
Garden club meeting
Women and men of the area interested in gardening, especially roses, are encouraged to attend the February meeting of the Spring Lake Garden Club, Thursday, Feb. 9.
The meeting will be at McCoy’s Headquarters located at 1350 Interstate 35 North on the east access road beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Linda Keese, a local expert on roses, will talk about pruning and fertilizing roses and shrubs. Keese was in the first Master Gardener class (1991), served as president and has just been awarded the Honorary Texas Master Gardener status.
Other affiliations include Texas Native Plant Society, Hays County Master Naturalists, Texas Rose Rustler and San Marcos Daily Record garden writer.
Keese specializes in old garden roses, true survivors of the past. These are roses that were cherished and transported to this country by immigrants and today are found thriving in ditches and corners of gardens across the country.
Spring Lake Garden Club membership is open to anyone interested in gardening, especially learning about plants for the Texas weather and local conditions.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from September through May.
For more information see springlakegardenclub.wordpress.com.
• Submitted by Spring Lake Garden Club