Chandor Gardens Newsletter January 2015

 
Chandor Gardens, Weatherford, Texas
In This Issue
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
Weddings at Chandor Gardens
"Your happily ever after begins here."

Reserve your special day. Dates are filling up fast for 2015 and 2016.  
In The Gift Shop
Take the Gardens Home with you.
Chandor Waterfall Postcard
There are postcards, note cards, prints, and even t-shirts sporting The fabulous images of Chandor Gardens in our gift shop.

We feature unique handmade items by a variety of local artisans specializing in textiles, stained and fused glass, jewelry, painting, photography and much more.
Contact Information
Chandor Gardens
711 W Lee Avenue
Weatherford, TX
76086

Karen Nantz
Manager
Phone:
817-613-1700
Fax: 817-598-4354

Steven Chamblee
Horticulturist

Public Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturdays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sundays
noon to 4:00 pm

Closed all City Observed Holidays.

Admission
Adults: $5
Children 12 and under: Free
(Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Private Tours and Events
Available year-round by appointment.

 


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Secrets from the Garden
Chandor Gardens Newsletter - January 2015  
Winter World of Beauty
While winter does indeed strip the garden of a lot of vegetation, by doing so it also reveals things you wouldn't ordinarily see. Gardeners call this bareness "the bones of the garden," and for those who will take the time to truly look, there is a world of beauty to be found.

 

 
Upcoming Events

Yoga Classes
Every Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 to 6:30 pm

buddha frog

 

Instructor Loretta Benham offers yoga classes each Tuesday and Thursday at Chandor Gardens. Loretta's mix of energetic sequences incorporated with stillness through breath work and meditation to quiet the mind will provide a healthy addition to any workout regimen.  

  • Bring your mat and wear comfortable clothing
  • In inclement weather, classes will be held in the Great Room. 
  • Price: Donation based
  • For more information call 817-597-1503 or 817-613-1700
 
A Little Digital Fun
Douglas Chandor did not have computers or digital cameras to play with... but what if he did? We thought we'd take a crack at a few new perspectives of Chandor Gardens.



 
Around the Garden
 
Above & Below: Ice adds a mystic quality to the winter garden.

 
Above & Below: Delicate but tough, native Violets (Viola missouriensis) easily thrive in 20°F weather, while their horticultural cousins, Pansies, hide under frostcloth during sub-25°F temperatures.


Above & Below: Red-orange rules the winter on both Weeping Yaupon Hollies and Nandinas.


Above & Below: Taken just seconds apart and from the same location, these two photos reveal the world of difference a cloud, a lull in the wind, and a tilt of the camera can make.


Above & Below: A generous donation from the Parker County Master Gardeners makes possible the renovation of the Silver Garden plantings to begin.


Above & Below: The Blue Atlas Cedar cascades as gracefully as a waterfall, while a contented Buddha contemplates the scene nearby.
 
Planting the Seeds of the Season
It might be winter outside, but we gardeners already have spring on our minds. The Parker County Master Gardeners came out to the greenhouse for a seed planting party in early January. Many of the specialty plants grown at Chandor Gardens have seeds that require a long germination period, so we get them sown now to ensure they will be ready to be planted out in April.

Above: Veteran gardener Patti Lankford teaches intern Donna Kubicki that precise planting techniques can be fun, too.

Above: Seasoned gardeners and longtime friends LaDonna Stockstill and Lee Ann Nave make it all look easy.
 
Above: Liz Street, Debbie Collier, and David McClellan team up while Nyoka Johnson shares a laugh with just-out-of-frame Thresea Tabor.

Above: The always-camera-shy Bettie Riall is finally captured while writing plant labels.

 

 
Parting Shot

Beauty can be found in all places...even on a storage shelf. When we accidentally broke off a large stem of Kalanchoe while rearranging the succulents area of the greenhouse, we tossed it under a table for safekeeping until we could get it potted up. Well, a month went by and we sort of forgot about it...until it bloomed! Nature has a nice way of getting your attention.

 

 
Chandor Gardens Memberships

A membership to Chandor Gardens is the gift that gives all year long. Annual memberships are available:
  • individual ($20)
  • family ($60)
  • contributor ($100)
  • and corporate ($500) levels.
For more information give us a call at 817-613-1700 or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens.

-The Chandor Gardens Staff
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