By Bridget Buffa
Welcome to our new Texas City Garden Club column.
We’re so excited to begin sharing our gardening tips,
hints and stories with The Post readers. Thank You
Hart Parris (Post Editor) for giving us this wonderful opportunity.
You can watch for us on the First Wednesday of each
month. We will keep you informed of our Garden Club
activities and any events that the Club attends. We
meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month (September – May) at 9:30 a.m.
in the Nessler Center 2010 5th Ave. North, in Texas City and guests are
The Texas City Garden Club began in 1933. The First President was
Mrs. Florence Davison of the Davison Family. The primary mission of the
Garden Club is to promote awareness of city beautification, the love of
gardening and environmental concerns.
One of our most popular events is our annual Holiday Gift Shop, the
first Saturday of December. Other Club involvement includes providing
a $500 scholarship to a graduating TCISD senior – we will tell you more
about that later – , and of course, we always purchase & plant a tree for
Our most recent Arbor Day tree was planted at Godard Park and in addition
to the tree, the Club also purchased a city park bench. As our Oak
tree matures in the future, we are sure that many people will appreciate a
spot of shade during those hot baseball days of summer.
We are thankful for Texas City’s great Recreation and Tourism Department.
We appreciate all their help with the purchase, planting of the tree
and installation of the bench.
As summer approaches and everyone is finally able to work in their
yards after our harsh winter and multiple freezes, the Garden Club will
now be on the look-out for Spots of Beauty. With our city always looking
for new ways of beautification, each individual homeowner can also share
in that endeavor. We may be knocking on your door soon. If any of our readers
are aware of a Spot of Beauty, let us know. It is hard for our club to “Spot” them all.
Send a picture and address to firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s all for now ~ Stay
tuned for more good news from The Texas City Garden Club.
By Bridget Buffa