People helping people with gardening
Welcome to our club and thanks from the Bastrop Library
We learn from each other and from programs about the challenges, opportunities, joys, and frustrations of gardening in central Texas. Meeting goals: have fun and learn useful "nuggets of useful information".
Come join us!
Come join us!
The 2019-2020 meetings will be on Tuesdays Sep 10, Oct 11, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 14, and May 12, 2020. Click here (2015-2016) and here for our 2014-15 program schedules. Some examples of prior meetings are shown here (2014-2015) here (2013-2014) and here (2012-2013).
Plant and book sale, Silent Auction and Quilt raffle scheduled for Mar 27-28, 2020 has been postponed. This important annual event (held in conjunction with the Library Book sale) to support the Bastrop Library summer children's program has been postponed (not canceled) due to the restrictions associated with the COVID-19 virus situation. The silent auction, book sale, and quilt raffle will be held at a future date when the Library is permitted to reopen. The plant sale will be held sooner in a manner consistent with COVID-19 guidelines. Information will be provided soon on the procedure and schedule.
Program for March 10, 2020 The program for March 10 was "Vegetable Gardening in Raised Bed"”. The presentation was by Gail Smith, Master Gardener, who provided information on successful raising of vegetables (the process is also applicable to flowers) using raised beds to maximize harvest, minimize water usage, control weeds, and reduce work.
Sep 1, 2019 program: "Fall planting and gardening activities" by Bloomers nursery
Oct 11 program: "Native Texas Flora, bird and butterflies"
Nov 12 program: "Texas Superstars" by Patricia Anderson, Master Gardener
Dec 10: Annual Christmas party
Jan 14, 2020 : Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Pollinators to your Yard"
Feb 11: Landscaping suggestions, irrigation, and Conservation"
April 14: "Ponds"
There may also be a field trip to a farm near Kovar Texas (south of Smithville) which shows support of desirable vegetation and habitat improvement for wildlife.
Free Seeds: Walmart and Lowes have donated a large quantity of seeds (vegitible, flower, an herb) for our garden club to distribute to people in our community. These seeds could be used in many gardens to feed people, be pretty, and support butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.
Our meetings is open to the public at no charge. Meetings start at 6:30 pm with snacks and socialization followed by club business and a program by "gardening gurus" until 8:00 pm.
Plant and book sale, Silent Auction and Quilt raffle was held on Mar 29-30, 2019. This great event will support the Bastrop Library summer children's program.
The Plant Sale, Silent Auction, and Quilt Raffle will support the Bastrop Library summer children's activity and reading program. This built upon the 2018 (and prior) event which had 203 programs and a large number of children in the Bastrop community. Click here for a slideshow of this summer program. This will be held in conjunction with the "Friends of the Library" annual book sale. We offer hard-to-find, Bastrop hardy perennials, shrubs, and succulents, along with vegetable starts. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Library’s summer reading program for kids. We raised over $11,000 in our 2018 event (even better than the over $8000 in 2017, $6,661 in 2016 and $5300 in 2015) at the event. Click here for more information. This is much appreciated by the Bastrop Library and the Friends of the Library to help support their programs.
Purpose and Overview of Lost Pines Garden Club
The Lost Pines Garden Club is an organization which promotes central Texas gardening through networking, presentations by experts, and facilitating access to information related to gardening.
We meet the second Tuesday of the month (Sep through May) at the Bastop Public Library, 1100 Church Street, Bastrop TX.
Monthly programs include a social/networking time, a short business meeting and normally an informative presentation or demonstration by a person knowledgeable in some aspect of gardening in our area. Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. Annual dues are $15. Guests are welcome.
We are members of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in gardening (flowers, vegetables, trees, shrubs, etc.). We also do projects which help beautify the community.