The 2016 regular meetings of Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be at 6PM on the second MONDAY of each month. Meeting location remains at the Somervell County Citizen Center of Glen Rose; 209 SW Barnard Street.
In addition to changing our meeting date and time we have partnered with the Somervell County Master Gardeners to host the monthly CHES (Community Horticultural Education Series) program. From 6PM-6:30 PM Prairie Rose will hold a separate meeting to address activities related solely to our club. From 6:30-7:30 we will co-host and attend the CHES program. We believe this program partnership will allow more people to attend the outstanding learning opportunities presented by both of our organizations. Master Gardeners hold a separate business meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.
Our new Vice President, Sandra Skrei, has set up some wonderful CHES programs. She is also setting up several excellent field trips. Join us Monday, January 11 6PM for our first meeting of 2016. It will be a “Swap and Meet”.
Gifts – White elephant style, but no spending money allowed and you don’t get to be anonymous! Bring a gardening/native plant book you no longer use to recycle, a plant, something from your garden, to help someone else garden, or you’ve made from your garden, even those goofy socks with plants on them you got for Christmas.
Information – Have a question prepared for members of the ‘other’ group or bring a ‘factoid’ about gardening and/or native plants to share. When your gift is chosen, you’ll introduce yourself, explain your gift, and share your information or ask your question.
We’ll get to meet each other, and perhaps get to know your fellow members a little better!
How it will work:
Please bring your gift wrapped in a plain bag, newsprint, box, or something else reused, covering it just enough to disguise it.
When you sign in, you’ll get a raffle ticket, we’ll draw those to take turns. When it is your turn, you pick a gift, and unwrap it.
The gift giver will then introduce his/herself, explain why they brought that gift, and then share their tip or ask their question. If the question is asked by a Master Gardener, a member of the Native Plant Society will answer, and vice versa.
Gifts may be ‘stolen’ from each other, in which case the person who had to give up their gift picks another gift. The first person who was drawn, will have a final chance to ‘steal’ a gift, too!