Wonder why your plants don’t grow? Or why your lawn looks ... well, taupe? How about which plants will grow in your yard or what you should be planting now verses waiting until spring?If you are like me, I believe in going to an expert when it comes to these matters. And in my book, when it comes to Texas horticulture, there is no greater expert than Neil Sperry, the man synonymous with Texas gardening. How do you meet this professional of plant talk? Thanks to the Grapevine Garden Club, you will have the perfect opportunity.At 10 a.m. Nov. 26, the Grapevine Garden Club is hosting “A Morning with Neil Sperry” at the Palace Theatre, located at 300 South Main Street in Grapevine. Everyone is invited.Sperry will be sharing not only photos of his own gardens but photos of the many notable gardens he has personally visited in his program, “Texas Home Landscaping — Planning and Plants.” Plus, you can bet that this will be a great chance to bend Sperry’s ear with a few of those planting problems that you have. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by visiting the Marshall Grain Company at 3525 William D. Tate Ave. in Grapevine, or Calloway’s Nursery at 760 Grapevine Highway in Hurst, or Calloway’s Nursery at 291 E. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake. You can also purchase tickets at grapevinegardenclub.com. This event is also a Grapevine Garden Club fundraiser for a greenhouse at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. If you hope to have a beautiful spring lawn and garden in 2014, don’t miss this event.Pearl of Great WorthOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and although this subject is always difficult to discuss, the only way we can break this horrific cycle is through knowledge and empowering victims. The folks over at Foust Funeral Home want to help break this cycle and are hosting an event titled “Pearl of Great Worth — Domestic Violence Awareness,” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Foust Funeral Home located at 523 S. Main in Grapevine. Guest speakers will include members from the Southlake Police Department and Brenda Jackson from I Can Still Shine. Information and resources from other agencies will be available. Additionally, there will be information on how victims can receive shelter, clothing and food as they break free from this cycle of violence. An estimated one in four women in the U. S. will be victimized by an intimate partner in her lifetime. Staggering isn’t it!For more information, contact Kim Wolfe at 817-481-2525. Social columnist Larre Green welcomes your information and input on interesting stories and events. Contact him at Larre@societywriter.com.