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  1. All are welcome to come learn about EarthKind Perennials at the next Allen Garden Club meeting at 7 pm, Thursday, August 1 at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St., in downtown Allen. Diane Land, Collin County Master Gardener, will talk about perennials that conserve water, use less fertilizers and pesticides, and therefore protect our environment. Refreshments will be served. Visit our website for more information. Allen Garden Club
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    Yes. https://www.cityofallen.org/922/Permit-Contractor-Forms
  3. Blake Shook, owner of Desert Creek Honey will give a presentation about the importance of honeybees and their decline at the next Allen Garden Club meeting at 7 pm on June 6. The meeting will be at the Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St., downtown Allen. All are welcome and refreshments will be served. Blake will have some of his honey products for purchase. Visit Allen Garden Club for more information.
  4. My front yard is 75% flowerbeds with a couple trees and the rest is grass. Check out the plant sales this month: Hugs Greenhouse in McKinney is having a sale this Saturday, April 6. This organization helps provide and expand employment opportunities and programs for adults with special needs. http://hugscafe.org/greenhouse/ The Heard Museum plant sale is April 12 (members only) and 13. http://www.heardmuseum.org/ The Collin County Master Gardeners are having their big plant sale on Saturday, April 20. http://ccmgatx.org/ And, if you are interested in plant swaps, the Allen Garden Club is having their spring plant swap this Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 pm at their monthly meeting - Allen Heritage Center, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Allen. http://allengardenclub.org/
  5. Earthfest Allen is coming up on April 27. If you are a non-profit organization or business that would like to participate with a booth that has a hands-on environmental themed activity, please visit this link for more information and to register. https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg5kc16j492c280d&oseq&c=53c00de0-8735-11e5-a55a-d4ae5292b9a6&ch=53c787f0-8735-11e5-a55a-d4ae5292b9a6&fbclid=IwAR0u_C12lVW5dPj-X7K5aptgtOFaTiPWp0R9Gyl5eTGDYo30DvnoqU2Bei8
  6. Sure. Here are a few of the folks I know who can do a really good job for you. Give them a call to meet with them and get a quote from each one. Any of them will do a really good job. Keith Pulliam does an excellent job using native and adapted plants. He really listens to what his clients wants in their landscape and will create a design based on what you want and the space that is available. 469-569-8049. Visit his website: http://www.agscapes.com/ Keith also advertises here on Allen Online, so look for his coupon. Maribeth Flowers is also a master gardener. She knows the best plants for this area. 214-837-5561 Here is her website: http://flowersgardenslandscapes.com/ Carrie Dubberley is also an excellent designer and specializes in rain gardens. Check her website for an explanation of that. She is also a master gardener. 214-770-6252 http://www.dubberleylandscape.com/
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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