Linda's garden passion is planting perennials. She loves to see them return every year, and greets them like good friends. She also enjoys garden decorations, like rocks and signs with inspirational sayings and a bird bath to attract the birds. "I love being a member of the Frisco Garden Club because of the many friends I have met, and the fact that I am constantly learning about new garden techniques and the environment."
I joined Frisco Garden Club in 2008 when I retired from teaching. My husband and I moved here from Cincinnati, Ohio to be near our children and grandchildren. My neighbor was President of FGC and I quickly became involved in the Wildflower Luncheon and worked on the raffle and auction items. I met so many wonderful women and continued to work on Main Street Gazebo gardens and membership as well as the Wildflower Luncheon. The last 4 years I was Chairman of the Crozier-Sickle House at Heritage Village.
I have found that the best way to make good and lasting friendships is to get involved in the wonderful projects that the Frisco Garden Club sponsors. Through the years I have learned so much about gardening from our programs and fellow gardeners and have felt so fulfilled by contributing to the gardens and events.
It is an honor and pleasure to be President of this fantastic Club. -Linda Stricker
"My grandmothers who lived in Kansas both had small flower gardens and both grandfathers grew gladiolas. My mother grew bearded iris several summers when we moved to Colorado but I think my love of gardening started with pansies. A couple of years at Easter my mother put pansies in our Easter baskets to be planted outside - in Colorado they are a spring and summer flower. Every year in when the weather turns "cool" enough I plant several flats of pansies using bone meal and then sprinkle the plantings heavily with Rabbit Scram to help keep the rabbits away." -Kathy
My favorite type of gardening is planting perennials. Growing flowers in Texas is more difficult here than it was in the lower Hudson Valley in New York. I have been able to adapt through. I have been planting and working in gardens since I was a child. It has always given me great pleasure to play in dirt and watch my plants grow. I joined Frisco Garden Club in 2009. I enjoy the monthly programs and working in our gardens with my fellow FGC Members. Many of whom have become great friends. I love the creative ideas that they have displayed when decorating their tablescapes at our annual Wildflower Luncheon. I am honored to have served as President for our wonderful Club for three years. Thatt and chairing the Wildflower Luncheon has given me the opportunity to work with many wonderful members of the community.- Donna
Robin's Garden Passion is growing flowers and trying new plant materials. She loves figuring out their perfect spot in the garden.
Her Garden Nemesis is the Texas heat. "I love it ...but my plants only tolerate it sorta."
Her Garden cannot do without Butterflies! "I love to see them flitting about.... busy, busy, busy!"
What keeps her in the Club? "I enjoy working in the gardens and tending the flowers and plant material. I specifically love all of the different presenters at our meetings that teach us about new plants and help us to grow as gardeners."
"The peace I find when I dig in the dirt or watch a seed turn into something wonderful. That fuels me to continue to blossom, bloom and grow. The Frisco Garden Club allows me to learn, and give back to the community through the many civic projects we support throughout the City."
In 2012, I was invited by a close friend and Club member, Dottie Jones, to visit Frisco Garden Club. I don’t know if she invited me because my lawn was on life support or because she knew I would find kindred spirits, gathered to learn about plants, horticulture and the environment. Whatever the reason, I found a place to blossom and grow.
-Marlene Byndon, Club President 2016-2018
General Board Officers:
Kathy's Garden Passion: "trying to keep my plants alive especially in the Texas heat."
Garden Nemesis: "I have so many rabbits and trying to find plants that they do not like to eat is a problem.
Her Garden Cannot Do Without: "I love my palm trees."
What Keeps Her in the Club: " I’m from Ohio and I have enjoyed learning about the Texas soil. I have enjoyed making new friends and the ladies are great."
I've enjoyed being a member of the Frisco Garden Club for 26 years (1994). It has been informative, entertaining, and challenging. When I joined, we were 25 members strong ... the City of Frisco was just beginning to bloom into a city from a small community. Our Historians have made all efforts to maintain our very visible and memorable events and activities. When I was asked to be Club Historian, I accepted gladly. I love history! Working with such a dynamic group of gardeners has really challenged me in keeping up with all of our involvements. My gardening skills aren't.... although I do appreciate viewing Club Members' gardens. I served as Club President from 1997-1999. - Roxanne
"A friend invited me to the Wildflower Luncheon in May 2007. We had such a great time admiring the beautiful tablescapes, creative flower centerpieces, buying tickets for the raffle items, bidding on the silent auction and best of all - meeting all the friendly members of the Frisco Garden Club. My friend and I both joined the Club that day. I do not have a green thumb, but I've enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the knowledgeable speakers and interesting programs. My favorite flowers are the ones that my FGC friends have shared! I've had the opportunity to be the Membership Chairman and Yearbook Chairman for 12 years."
"As a fairly new gardener, I have found FGC to be a wealth of information. It is fun and challenging to watch your hard work come to life in the garden! Being from Louisiana I wanted beautiful southern plants that grow so easily there, I've had to adapt to similar North Texas perennials that thrive here. To have the opportunity to garden with FGC members and learn new tricks is so fun!" - Faye
Shirley moved to Texas from Ohio in 2009 and joined FGC in 2019. She was never known for her green thumb but has found more success since attending the FGC educational programs! Her favorite plant is the Vinca because the flowers are so colorful, prolific, and easy to care for.