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GARDEN CLUB NEWS

The Garden Club’s next meeting will be on February 26th when we will be taking a trip to the beautiful Shades of Green Nursery for a tour and an informative seminar.

If you’d like to learn more about the Garden Club, or attend a meeting, please contact Deb Waldron, Membership Chairperson at 210.373.9114.
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Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association

GOALS OF THE GARDEN CLUB

  Maintain the flower beds at the entrance to the neighborhood and the center median.
  Help the HOA with planting choices for other beds when needed.
  Select and recognize a Yard of the Month in the Forest for March through October.  This encourages everyone to maintain their yards and keeps the Forest looking great.
  Plant trees in memory of our members.
  Participate in the HOA Fall Festival.
Some of the activities planned for the remainder of 2019 and next year include:
  Speakers on attracting butterflies to your garden, pollinators and native plants, making herb wreaths, tablescape designs, using moss and making spring floral arrangements.
  Field trips to Castroville, Shades of Green Nursery with a class, and a boat ride to see the fall foliage on the River walk.
Our meeting information will be listed in this newsletter each month, so be sure to check back for details and join us when you can!

GARDEN CLUB MEMBERSHIP FORM & SCHEDULE

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Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | San Antonio
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | San Antonio

GARDENING TIPS

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Organic gardening is as popular as ever, and the methods we use play a critical role in our health and the health of the planet. There are many different all-natural fertilizers that you can use in your garden or with potting soil. Some of these fertilizer scan be made or collected at home using common items from your pantry or your backyard.
1. Grass clippings. If you have an organic lawn, make sure to collect your grass clippings to use on your gardens. Half an inch to an inch of grass clippings makes great weed-blocking mulch, and it is also rich in nitrogen, which is an essential nutrient for most plants.
2. Kitchen Scraps. Put your kitchen and garden waste to work by making your own compost. Compost releases nutrients slowly, which means a well-composted garden can go a year or two without requiring reapplication of fertilizer. Compost also helps the soil retain moisture, which is essential for vegetable gardens to thrive during hot, dry summers.
3. Coffee Grounds. Recycle your coffee grounds to help acidify your soil. There are a couple of ways to do this— you can either top dress by sprinkling the usedgrounds over the surface of the soil, or you can make “coffee” to pour on your gardens. Soak up to six cups of used coffee grounds for up to a week to make garden coffee, then use it to water your acid-loving plants.
4. Eggshells. If you’ve ever used lime on your garden, then you know it comes with lots of benefits — chiefly, it helps lower the acidity of your soil for plants that don’t like acid, and it provides plants with lots of calcium, which is an essential nutrient. Lime itself is an all-natural fertilizer that you can buy at the garden center, but if you’d rather save some money, there is a cheaper way to get the same benefits. Simply wash out the eggshells from your kitchen, save them, and crush them to use in your garden. It turns out that eggshells are 93% calcium carbonate, which is the scientific name for lime.
5. Banana Peels. We eat bananas for their potassium, and roses love potassium too. Simply bury peels in a hole alongside the rose bush so they can compost naturally. As the rose grows, bury the peels into the soil’s top layer. Both of these approaches will provide much-needed potassium for the plant’s proper growth.
No matter what you’re growing, one or more of these fertilizers will make your gardens thrive!

FLY FISHING CLUB

If you are interested in being involved in a Fly Fishing Club, please contact Ronnie Gray.

MOM'S CLUB

Are you interested in starting a Mom’s Club in the neighborhood?  There has been lots of interest. Contact the office and we’ll help you get one started!

NEIGHBORHOOD BIBLE STUDY

We are excited to have a Bible Study in the Forest again! It is an ongoing study and there is always room! The study can be accessed online in case you miss and you can join the study group when possible.

Tuesday evenings 6:45-8:15

Please call or text David and Cheeba Sobotka for more information at 812.459.3748 or send an email.

CLASSIC CAR CLUB

If you are interested in being involved in a Classic Car Club, please contact Ronnie Gray. It is not necessary to own your own classic car to join.
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TENNIS CLUB

Mens and women’s tennis leagues available. Please Contact the HFHOA office for more information.

HIDDEN FOREST OFFICE

Phone: 210.494.0711
Fax: 210.494.5327

Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 - 2:30 pm

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