Sunday, September 25, 2016

Good News from Kroger

Kroger Rewards has send a check for $107.85 for the period of 5-29-2016 - 8-27-2016.  Thank you to the 13 households that buy their groceries at Kroger and support Matzke Butterfly Garden.  With your help we have been able to make major repairs to the irrigation system at Matzke Butterfly Garden.  The Norchester Garden Club thanks you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Norchester Garden Club has a yearly challenge project for it's membership.  For the 2016 contest members were challenged to design one of Norchester's End Caps.  Georgeine and Cathy's design won first place.  Then the April floods came and the project was put on hold.  This morning their design was put in place. Tommy, Chuck, and Carol helped as well.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Working in the Matzke Park Garden early morning.  Great job of cleaning out the front bed with the help of the Precinct 4 guys Jonathan and Matt with Cathy C and Carol B.

Friday, September 2, 2016


"Don't be late for a very important date"  Thursday October 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PM     Norchester Garden Club, Horticulture Show (Learn what grows well in Norchester).  

Come to  "The Mad Hatter's Garden Party" ...   

Norchester Activity Center  13439 Jones Road, Houston, Tx 77070 
                Great plants and refreshments too!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 1 Norchester Garden Club Event

Matt Raney came to speak and gifted the attendees with this table of plants.  We were able to pick out all that we wanted.  A most enjoyable speaker.

Shirley and Jennifer prepared the table of treats.  Suzanne (from Fairfield) helped prepare for the event  in Shirley's absence. Note the lovely table flower piece with butterflies.
Norchester Garden Club Mtg 9/1 plants given to Membership

Lovely table

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Garden Helpers..Where Are You?

The Matzke Park Butterfly Garden is great but it sure does not take care of itself.  That task always seems to fall to the ladies who are able and willing to really get their hands dirty. This is a picture of what it looked like at the beginning of this week.. Until the faithful few showed up for a work party to deal with these weeds. 

Only Norchester Garden Club volunteers take care of the Butterfly Garden At Matzke Park. Help is always needed.  You do not need any special skills or gardening knowledge. Come and learn, young or old. 

 The Norchester Garden Club is in the process of repairing irrigation systems in the Garden at the cost of $1000.  The county does not take care of the Garden other than to mow the grass. Scheduled work days are in the mornings of Oct 7, Nov 3, and Dec 5.

Many of your Kroger Reward dollars helped pay for some of the irrigation and we will need to start paying for landscapers if we do not get enough volunteers. If you have questions or want to help out, please email to

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Don't Miss This One

The Norchester Garden Club invites all interested folks to our meeting on September 1. This is the first one for the 2016-2017 year.  We meet at the Norchester Activity Center, 13439 Jones Road, Houston, Tx 77070.   

Fellowship and refreshments begins at 9:30 a.m. The club meeting begins at 10 a.m.  Our presenter is Matt Raney, a Landscaper that will be bringing plants and fertilizers to discuss.  Come, learn, and enjoy.