The Quail Valley Garden Club continues with a landscaping project at City Centre at Quail Valley first began in February 2013 with tree planting. Working with City Centre's Tyson Stittleburg our Beautification Committee continues its mission of enhancing public spaces.
Enhancing the public’s enjoyment of City Centre is the goal of Phase 2 Project between City Centre and Quail Valley Garden Club. Mary Chan, Beautification Chair of the QV Garden Club said, “City Centre is a beautiful facility that the people of Missouri City feel pride. We wanted the landscaping to reflect the architectural beauty of the building."
Pictured in the beautiful arches of City Centre are committee members Mary Chan and Nancy Lindsay; City Councilman Floyd Emery; QVGC President Barbara Thompson; and City Centre General Manager Tyson Stittleburg.
A "Before" Picture . . .
Mary Chan continues, "A bare parking lot detracted from the public’s initial impression. Our plan is to continue landscaping until the areas surrounding the City Centre reflect the quality of the building.
We gave 14 large Live Oaks in the spring under Arbor Day Chair, Jerre Anne Wagner. The planted trees are thriving, but the parking areas detract from overall first impression.
We felt we needed to get started and not wait for the old cart barn to be demolished because that will be a project that will involve multiple civic groups and more phases. We wanted to do something we could start now so it could be growing and enchancing the public's experience of City Centre, which is becoming a popular event facility.”
The Concept . . .
The concept is using plants proven to perform in the doubly harsh conditions of the Texas Gulf Coast and a parking lot environment. The design includes easy-to-care plants and trees as well as plants that span the seasons. Using the elements of color, texture, varying heights of plantings and rocks to define areas, we want to soften the parking area with beauty, color and more shade."
Quail Valley Garden Club's commitment to community service:
President Barbara Thompson continues, "Overall, in 2012-13, the Quail Valley Garden Club funded $11,300 of community projects, of which $4,500 were scholarships. Our fund raising to fund these projects are geared toward community appearance in our community, homes and gardens as well."
Quail Valley Garden Club is currently taking pre-orders for caladium bulbs through October 31. You can save money by pre-ordering by October 31, 2013, but no payment is due until delivery in March, 2014. Contact Nancy Lindsay at 281 499-2047 for ordering information. We're introducing a new smaller red strap caladium this year. Here's the short story of lasting summer beauty. All photos are taken in Missouri City after a punishing summer of record days over 95 and 100, high humidity and low rain.
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