Interested in joining AMGC? Use the Contact Us form on this web site and we will have a membership coordinator contact you. We would like to invite you to attend our next meeting! Membership Dues, Individual: National - $15, Local - $10, Total - $25/year Family: National - $23, Local - $10, Total - $33/year
Thank you, Sam Dews and Lance Jepson for volunteering to bring snacks to our April 17 meeting!
BRING A FRIEND TO OUR NEXT MEETING!
If you have not paid your annual dues ($25), please mail to Roy Schemensky, 1903 Alpaca Ct, Arlington, Texas 76001.
April 17, 2017
May 15, 2017
Meeting Time: 7:00pm Location: Bob Duncan Community Center 2800 S Center St Arlington, TX
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*Club meets the third Monday of each month.
'Attracting Birds to your Garden'
Steve Huddleston is our May speaker. Raised around a great-grandfather who was born with a hoe in his hand, a grandmother that let him plant anything in her yard, and parents that loved to work in the yard, Steve Huddleston has had his hands in the dirt since the age of three. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts degree in another field from the University of Arizona. In Texas, he has worked at the Dallas Arboretum and as a horticulturist for the cities of Grand Prairie and Grapevine. Since 1994, he has been the senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. He produces a monthly cable TV show entitled Your Garden and broadcasts weekly on Neil Sperry s lawn and garden show on radio station KRLD. He writes for Neil Sperry s GARDENS magazine, Dallas/Fort Worth House & Home, and Mansfield Magazine. In addition, he is the president of Blooming Concepts, Inc., a landscape consultation, design, and installation company. .
Kevin loves native Texas perennial plants and roses. Kevin tries to be as “green” as practical and keeping the families carbon footprint to a minimum. They also own a small 55 acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country they run as a Bed and Breakfast. The property is a designated Wildlife Management Area. Along with providing sustenance to the native wild animals living on the property, they plant 25-75 new native trees and sow native grasses and wildflowers annually in an effort to return the property to its natural pre-cattle ranching state. His passion for gardening began shortly after he and his wife were married and toured some formal gardens in Germany on their honeymoon. When he got home he realized their backyard consisted of turf, a mimosa tree, and a chain link fence. He developed a plan for turning their yard into a pleasurable garden and it’s been evolving ever since. Kevin and his wife try to always visit gardens and arboretums for inspiration and photographs where ever they travel. Kevin joined the DCMGA and the Speakers Bureau in 2011. His speaking topics include Texas Native and Adapted Plants and Wicked Weeds. CERTIFICATIONS TEXAS MASTER GARDENER, Dallas County EDUCATION BS in Business Administration, University of Texas at Dallas