Keller Garden Club is gearing up for another season of not only meetings and educational programs, but also hands-on, get-in-the-dirt fun.The club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 12 through May at Landscape Systems Garden Center, 1823 Keller Pkwy.The club, which started in 1948, lines up speakers on a variety of garden topics for all levels of gardeners, maintains city parks and goes on field trips.President Ellen Lerner said the club has 34 members of all ages and gardening levels.“Anyone who likes to garden, whether it’s cut flowers, perennials, vegetable gardens or anyone interested in the environment is welcome,” she said. “All that’s required is a love of gardening.”Lerner said the club currently has three gardens they maintain for the city—the rose garden at the Keller Senior Activities Center, a zero-scape garden at Bear Creek Park in front of the gazebo and the garden in the front of Friends of the Keller Library on Taylor Street.“We’re all about education, giving back to the community and fellowship,” Lerner said.Former president Jan Bills said meeting with other gardeners gives people the chance to share ideas and problem solve.“Its really a fun group,” she said. “We compare notes and talk about our gardens, what works and what doesn’t.”Dona Roth Kinney, director of parks and recreation for the city of Keller, said the club has helped the city maintain gardens for about 20 years.“They have been an integral piece to maintaining the parks and keeping them beautiful,” she said.Annual dues for club membership is $30. For more information, go to www.kellergardenclub.com.
Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1