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GARDEN CLUB NEWS

The Garden Club’s new year begins this month with a Membership Coffee at the home of Kristin Raaberg, 714 Morning Hill on August 28th at 9:30.  We have some fun and interesting seminars and field trips planned for the fall and next spring.  This meeting is a great way to find out what the Garden Club is all about and to meet the members.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Garden Club, or attending a meeting, please contact Deb Waldron Pemberton, Membership Chairperson at 210.373.9114. Everyone is welcome!

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!
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Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association

GARDENING TIPS

Some tips to get the most out of your potted plants and keep the flowers blooming as long as possible:
  Deadheading – remove dead blooms from the plant to stop the plants from putting energy into making seeds and cause them to make new blossoms instead.  Works well on geraniums, marigolds, pansies, petunias, snapdragons and zinnias.
  Disbudding – remove lateral buds as soon as they appear, focusing the plant’s energy on the terminal buds.  Works well on roses, dahlias, camellias and peonies.
  Feed with water-soluble fertilizer every three to six weeks.  This will ensure that the plants have enough nutrients to keep growing and blooming.
  Pinching back will keep plants from getting too tall and encourage them to grow bushier and produce more flowers.
  Water well, weed often and enjoy your flowers!
"Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.”
-  Lou Erickson
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | San Antonio
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | San Antonio
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | San Antonio

YARD OF THE MONTH

As we drove around Hidden Forest taking in all the summer colors; blooming pride of barbados, yellow bells of esperanza and numerous crepe myrtle in a variety of colors, we are thankful for having a summer with rainfall.  One of the things about living in our beautiful neighborhood is how most of our homeowners work very hard to maintain their landscapes. This is true of the home of Jane and Roy Knaak at 15747 Eagle Cliff. They are the original owners and have lived there almost forty years. Their home backs up to the green belt and at night you can often see deer nibbling in the yard.

The garden beds in the front yard have an assortment of plants. There are haworthia and euphorbia cactus plants, bright pink periwinkle, purple sage, a variety of ferns, mexican petunias, airplane plants and numerous shrubs. There are two majestic oak trees supplying shade to the house and yard. On the gated front porch are whimsical elements including a wrought iron table and chairs, and a variety of potted plants. Take time to drive by and wave at Jane as she is out working in her lovely yard.

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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Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | 4th of July parade
Hidden Forest HOA | Hidden Forest Homeowners Association | 4th of July parade

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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