Home & Garden Club

Lost Creek Home and Garden Club
Officers for 2018-2019

President: 

Alex Spradley

First Vice President: 

Charlyn Bacon

Second Vice President: 

Gina Williams

Secretary: 

Melinda Nickless

Treasurer: 

Linda Gordon

Historians: 

Sandy Whitney

Parliamentarian: 

Ruth Ann Abraham

 

 

About the Lost Creek Home & Garden Club

What do you get when you mix yummy food with engaging conversation and remarkable women? Add interesting presentations on a variety of subjects and that equals The Lost Creek Home and Garden Club. First organized in 1977, Garden Club is an eclectic group of young and young-at-heart women, meeting monthly at a member's home.
 
This is not your average Garden Club. Although we are responsible for choosing the Yard of the Month and presenting the Holiday Lighting Awards, we also decorate the Lost Creek Park during the holidays and keep a careful watch over the median and entrance flower beds. We accept 40 full-time members and 15 associate members. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday from September through May.  Field trips have included such interesting locations as the Wine Tours to area Wineries, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Bob Bullock Museum, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Texas State Capitol. Each meeting opens with brunch and a program which has included a variety of topics.  Guest Speakers have included John Anderson from People’s Pharmacy, Financial Planning for Women, Ellen Zimmerman with Austin Herb Society, Dora Asstacio, succulent expert from The Great Outdoors, John Dromgoole from the Natural Gardener, Holiday table decorations by Breed and Company, Liz Morphis from Barton Springs Nursery, and our fabulous Christmas Party in December. The Lost Creek Home and Garden Club is a wonderful way to meet your neighbors, those young and not so young, with children or without, working in the house or out of the house.  The great diversity of the club is valuable to newcomers as well as those who have watched the neighborhood grow.  We invite you to be our guest at any one of our monthly gatherings.
 
Objectives: Club Projects & Activities:
  • Stimulate the knowledge of gardening
  • Cultivate home and community beautification
  • Promote better horticultural practices
  • Encourage the conservation of natural resources
  • Ongoing beautification of Lost Creek
  • Yard of the Month
  • Christmas decorations at Lost Creek Park
  • Christmas lighting award
  • Support of various local charities  
 
 
If you are interested in joining, or would like to attend a meeting as a guest, or have any other questions about the club, please call President Alex Spradley at 512-329-9878  First Vice President Charlyn Bacon at 512-327-2449.
 

 

Upcoming Programs for 2018-2019

September 11, 2018:

Shade Plants for Central Texas – Barton Creek Nursery

 

October 9, 2018:

Design Trends for Water-Saving Gardens - BDW Landworks

 

November 13, 2018:

New Ideas for Holiday Tablescapes – Breed & Company

 

December 11, 2018:

Christmas Party & Ornament Exchange

 

  January 8, 2019: 

Growing Ornamental & Turf Grasses – Wildflower Center

 

February 12, 2019: 

Aging Successfully: What Does It Mean and How To Achieve It

 

March 12, 2019: 

Field Trip To Austin Botanical Council Gardens

 

April 9, 2019: 

Decorating with Container Plants, & Travis Co. Master Gardeners

 

May 14, 2019: 

Annual Spring Luncheon & Installation of New Officers