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  1. Come learn how to take your best garden photos from one of the Collin County Master Gardeners who also happens to be an expert photographer. Our meeting will be at 7 pm, Thursday, February 7 at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St., Allen. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. Visit Allen Garden Club for more information.
  2. Hopefully, you got a response from the city about your alley. We had a big section of our alley replaced last year. I reported it as a street problem through the city's online reporting system here: https://www.cityofallen.org/1579/Online-Help-Desk?qaframe=(S(xg2u00ajyri2jqwstufdbk3k))%2FRequestOpen.aspx%3Frqst%3D44 They will get it done eventually. It took reporting it twice over a two year period before the work was done. They do have a budget and get as much done within that annual budget.
  3. They are here all year around. They are fairly common over in that part of Allen since they are often found along the creeks / greenbelts looking for food. They are active in the morning as the sun is coming up and at dusk. I really think it is a privilege to be able to see a bobcat. I was happy a few years ago to see a coyote along Cedar Dr. near Allen Station Park just sitting at the edge of the woods taking in the scenery. Of course, I did not have a decent camera with me to snap a photo, but the image is certainly engraved in my memory.
  4. If you have ever wanted to see the flowers of Holland, come listen to Allen Garden Club member, Marge Bryan talk about her recent trip to the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. You will get to visit these gardens vicariously through her many wonderful photos of the gardens. The Allen Garden Club meeting is at 7 pm, November 1 and we meet at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Allen. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. Visit www.allengardenclub.org for more information.
  5. Plano Art Association artist are opening their studios so you can see their works in progress, demonstrations and original artwork for sale. Come meet and visit with the artists in their working environment. Bring your family and friends and spend the day touring and reveling in art. Saturday, November 3 - 10 am until 5 pm Sunday, November 4 - Noon until 5 pm Door Prizes Many of the studios will be providing door prizes including original art. Drawings will be held at the end of the tour. Visit http://tourartiststudios.com/ for more details and for a map of the tour. Artists are in Allen, Plano, Richardson, and Wylie. Saturday, November 3 - 10 am until 5 pm Sunday, November 4 - Noon until 5 pm Door Prizes Many of the studios will be providing door prizes including original art. Drawings will be held at the end of the tour. Visit http://tourartiststudios.com/ for more details and for a map of the tour.
  6. I've had three boys graduate from AHS and it is around 2.5 to 3 hours, but it goes by really fast. It is fun to hear the families cheering for their kids when they walk across the stage.
  7. Bring your cash and let the hunt begin for treasures and bargains at the Allen Community Garage Sale, Saturday, July 14 from 7 am to 12 noon at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. See this video for more details! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-z7c9bD3g
  8. I saw a landscapers truck transporting a couple trees today south on Hwy. 75 and noticed they took absolutely no precautions to protect the leaves from wind burn. There was no burlap or any other protective cover to protect the leaves from the hot sun and wind as the truck traveled more than 60 mph down the road. Those trees are going to have a tough time surviving this summer because of all the moisture that has transpired out of the leaves due to the wind and sun during transporting them. I'm letting you know this in case anyone here is wanting to purchase new trees or shrubs for your landscape. Use a sheet or some other fabric to cover the canopy of the tree after it has been laid down in the truck bed. Be careful to protect the trunk and branches from banging against the edges of a truck bed. Transport the new tree first thing in the morning or late afternoon/evening so it is not being transported during the hottest part of the day. Once you have your tree at its new location, spray the leaves with water and also soak the root ball with water before planting. Remember to only plant your tree as deep as the root ball and in a whole that was dug twice as wide. Back fill with the native soil. Don't mound soil or mulch against the trunk of your tree. Water thoroughly. Keep your new tree watered every 3 days or so over the summer.
  9. All are welcome to come learn about Fall Vegetable Gardening at the next Allen Garden Club meeting on May 3 at 7:00 pm. Dick Broussard from Wells Brothers Farm Store in Plano will provide information to help you plan your vegetable garden for the fall. The meeting is at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St., Allen, TX 75002. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. This is a free event. Please visit our website for more information. Allen Garden Club
  10. My husband and I went to Yummy Burger 4-5 times in the last month. Is that too many? LOL! Seriously, it is really good and I recommend it to anyone who wants a good burger, cheese steak sandwich, salad, etc. Friendly staff too...
  11. The Allen Garden Club is holding our Spring Plant Swap at 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 5 at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St., in downtown Allen. Dig and divide your summer and fall perennials or dig up plants that have re-seeded in your garden, plant them in used nursery containers or containers from your recycle bin. Please label each plant and bring them to the plant swap. You will be able to take home new plants for your garden. This event is FREE. Visit our website for more information. Allen Garden Club
  12. I wish I had an answer to that one . . . I've seen ads for them, but never had or used one. Maybe there is someone out there who has experience with them.
  13. I don't have one, but know folks around here who do grow them and they are in containers like you said. They also bring them indoors over the winter.
  14. This weekend is the perfect time to get those onion slips planted in your garden. They will be ready to harvest starting in May. My favorite is the sweet Texas 1015 onions. Look for quality onion slips at your local nursery. They should not be left to dry out. The tops should be mostly green and roots should be kept moist. You'll pay about a dollar more for a bunch of onions, but you'll be more successful with quality onion slips. Plant your onions just so the bulb is below the surface. As it grows, you should see the top half of the onion bulb above the soil. This helps them grow to a really nice size. Here are the varieties recommended by our Collin County Master Gardeners: Yellow: Texas Grano 1015Y, Texas Grano 502, Yellow Granex, Red: Burgundy, White: White Granex Happy Gardening!
  15. This looks like a lot of fun! A very talented "hootenanny string band," The Bodarks, will perform at the Allen Public Library Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 pm. Enjoy foot stomping bluegrass with The Bodarks. Sharing Bluegrass and Americana, this unique group plays all kinds of cool elements of 'ole time America. This is a free event.
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