Sheridan 4H Youth Butterfly Garden
BMGA Leaders: Robbie Showers and Lynn Showers
Location: Sheridan Community Center, 5803 S. Logan Park Dr., Sheridan, TX 77475
Work Schedule: There is a spring cleaning of the garden every year in March. Other maintenance is on an as needed basis. Master Gardeners interested in working on this project should contact Robbie Showers or Lynn Showers for details.
Purpose: The Butterfly Garden is designed to teach 4H youth and other children about gardening and insects. The garden and its creation taught youth how to plant and maintain plants that attract butterflies. They also learned about beneficial bugs and the metamorphosis stages of the butterfly. The garden consists of native plants that attract butterflies as well as a water stand specifically designed for butterflies. 4H youth assisted in the initial planting along with Bluebonnet Master Gardeners. The Sheridan Community Center provides all of the plants and supplies used in the garden.
Weimar Gazebo and Library Grounds
BMGA Leader: Cathy Dannemiller
Location: Weimar Gazebo and Library Grounds, 1 Jackson Square, Weimar, TX 78962
Work Schedule: Contact Cathy Dannemiller, 979-229-4003
Purpose: The city of Weimar Gazebo and Library Garden is a park located in a high traffic area in the center of town. It is utilized by the city’s Gedenke festival, city residents, library patrons, kids’ camps and the Boys & Girls Club. Master Gardeners will direct a renovation design of the project with a focus on pollinator plants, Texas Superstars and native plants. Maintenance duties such as weeding, pruning, mulching and irrigation monitoring will be directed by Master Gardeners in a joint effort with city workers and garden club members. To promote interest and education in horticulture, presentations on various gardening topics will be made to groups such as the garden club, science classes and Junior Master Gardeners
Weimar Downtown Container Gardens and Fountain
BMGA Leader: Susan Schindler
Location: Downtown Weimar, E Post Office and E Main Street, Weimar, TX 78962
Work Schedule: Contact Susan Schindler, 979-725-8387
Purpose: The city of Weimar Downtown Container Gardens is located throughout two high traffic streets in the downtown area. The container gardens and fountains are part of a beautification push for the city, residents and visitors. Master Gardeners will direct a renovation design of the containers with a focus on pollinator plants, edibles, Texas Superstars and native plants. Maintenance duties such as weeding, pruning, mulching and irrigation monitoring will be directed by master gardeners in a joint effort with city workers, businesses and garden club members. To promote interest and education in horticulture, presentations on various container gardening topics will be made to groups such as the garden club, rotary, school classes and Junior Master Gardeners.
Champions Valley Boys & Girls Club – Weimar Unit
BMGA Leader: Mark Dannemiller
Location: Weimar Boys and Girls Club, Jackson Sq, Weimar, TX 78962
Work Schedule: Contact Mark Dannemiller
The Weimar Unit of the Champions Valley Boys and Girls Club is located in the former Jackson Hotel in the highly trafficked and visible center of Weimar. BGMA will improve and maintain the Gazebo and Library grounds which are diagonally across the square from the Boys and Girls Club.
This project will demonstrate all areas of horticulture including design, management, soil preparation, irrigation, perennial, annual and pollinator gardens. Master Gardeners will assist with design, maintaining the beds (weeding, mulching, monitoring irrigation and adding appropriate plants) and education. BMGA will venture to provide timely presentations on gardening to the children members of the Boys and Girls club to promote their interest in horticulture and the Junior Master Gardener program. The flower beds will promote Texas Superstars and native plants.
Weimar St. Michael Serenity and Prayer Garden
BMGA Leader: Mary Jane Berger
Location St. Michael Catholic Church, 410 N Center St, Weimar, TX 78962
Work Schedule: Contact Mary Jane Berger, 979 561 6826
Purpose: The Weimar St. Michael Serenity and Prayer Garden is a special place of peace that is available to anyone inclined to sit and reflect on their spirituality, nature, plants, and trees. It offers a safe place of refuge and reflection. This garden will showcase the power of working together through the Master Gardeners, local garden club and Church members. Master Gardeners will assist with design aspects, maintaining the beds (weeding, mulching, monitoring irrigation and adding seasonal plants) and horticulture education. The garden demonstrates that horticulture can create a serene and meditative experience for all.
Colorado County Fairgrounds Gate #1
BMGA Leaders: Debbie Braden / Marian Schonenberg
Location Colorado County Fairgrounds Gate # 1; 1146 Crossroads Blvd., Columbus, Texas 78934
Work Schedule: Contact Debbie Braden 214-794-3806 or Marian Schonenberg 979-733-4343.
Purpose: This garden will help educate the public about gardening and promote learning and interest in Texas Superstars by creating this teaching garden.
Senior Therapy Flower Garden
BMGA Leaders: Robbie Showers and Lynn Showers
Location: First Baptist Church, 5801 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475
Work Schedule: Work on an as needed basis. Master Gardeners interested in working on this project should contact. Robbie Showers or Lynn Showers for details.
Purpose: To give seniors a place to “tend to flowers” as therapy. There are lonely seniors who love to garden but are not physically able to maintain a flower garden. Seniors are welcome to add their own special touch to the garden with other plants, etc. The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners do the physical labor of maintaining the garden, The Church generously provides funds for the plants and supplies needed in the garden.
Weimar Chamber of Commerce
BMGA Leader: Joe Jimenez
Location: 100 W. Grange St., Weimar, TX 78962
Work Schedule: To be determined. Contact BMGA Leader for details.
Purpose: BMGA will renovate the existing landscape and maintain the beds. BMGA will also create a Local Gardener’s Resource for new and existing residents. This would detail local soil conditions, plant zone and include lists of shrubs, trees, flowers and other plants best suited to the area as well as a list of invasive plants which should not be introduced locally. It would also list local suppliers of gardening materials such as topsoil, mulch and plants.
Arbor Hill Health Care
BMGA Leader: Robbie Showers & Lynn Showers
Location: 535 Austin Rd, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434
Work Schedule: To be determined. Contact Robbie Showers.
Purpose: Identify plants and butterflies in a setting of tranquility to help residents improve word assocation with different plants.
Extension Office Assistance Colorado County
Laramine Naumann, Colorado County Extension Agent
BMGA Master Gardeners may volunteer time to assist their local AgriLife Extension Office with various projects. Please contact your local AgriLife Extension Agent for what assistance is needed.