2021 WaterSaver Landscape Design Spring Tour Was Great


The virtual WaterSaver Landscape Design Spring Tour was June 26, 2021 and is now in the history book. It was broadcast from the offices of Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater District.  WaterSaver Rewards were  available if you completed the quiz at the end of the video. When you registered, you were automatically entered into the Raffle Prize drawings. The Raffle Winners are:

1. A swag bag including a $50 gift card, from Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater District won by Karen Kinnamon-Cade;

2. Water saving Flume device from SAWS won by Cyndi Tourtellot; and

3. Four passes for a day to the San Antonio Botanical Garden plus backpack and Fiesta medal won by Geny Soares.

The video is uploaded on our FaceBook site Video and also on our YouTube site, just click on the Menu above. The Facebook video runs for approximately one hour and forty minutes and takes about one minute to start, due to downloading. For more information and pictures, go the Menu above and to Our Programs, Landscape Tours. The PDF Plant List can be printed by clicking on the button below.

 July Activities

Essentials of Gardening Class, July 19, 2021, 12:00 noon

Session 1: Orchids! The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colorful and fragrant.

Speaker: Luis Valdez, Orchid Whisperer

  •  Basic Orchid Requirements
  • Care of Orchids
  • Why should you consider growing orchids?
  • FAQ-“Just asking for a friend.

Session 2: “What to do in your landscape next month!” July is a Gardening Maintenance month, is August? We will discuss watering, pests, planting, pruning and Planning.

Class will be at the San Antonio Garden Center. Bring your “brown bag lunch” and plan to acquire some new plants!

The Gardener’s Notebook:

Fall Gardening is just around the corner and you need to get started planning, and preparing, your Fall garden if you haven’t already. July is really the best month to plant Fall tomato transplants if you want to insure a complete harvest before the first frost. Look for determinate varieties…..(see more by signing up, using the Menu above, under About GVST to receive the GVST Newsletter every month). DE

Coming Soon: Our next WaterSaver Landscape Design School! A series of classes will be presented on topics useful for renewing and maintaining  your landscapes after a brutal winter. 




Well, We Did It!

 June was a banner month. GVST had it’s first in-person Essentials of Gardening class since the pandemic began and our second virtual WaterSaver Landscape Design Tour (the Spring Tour). If you missed the Tour broadcast June 26, or if you want to see if it is as wonderful the second time around, the video is available on Facebook and also on YouTube. Just go to the GVST website Home page Menu and click on either icon. Give the Facebook video about 60-90 seconds to start downloading. You will see some beautiful, water saving landscapes. GVST Home Page

It is not too late, our Calendar is loaded with WaterSaver Rewards events so you can use SAWS coupons to replenish your gardens. The coupons are for $30, $50, and $70. Additional events on the Calendar, with no Reward points, will help you  learn how to work smarter, not harder. Instead of the usual pot-luck lunches we have enjoyed at our previous EG classes, you are welcome to bring a “brown bag” lunch or refreshments for yourself to enjoy during the class. We will continue to have our plant fundraiser in the corner of the room. If you have plants to donate, please bring them. If you are looking for plants, we may have them!  We will again have interesting door prizes. In the past we have had large plants, planters, planting mix, gardening books, etc. Last by not least, there will be tool sharpening. So bring your tools, a bag lunch and let’s celebrate a-more-like-normal event. We would love to see you at the Garden Center or online with Zoom. So save the date.


Andrew Waring, President

Upcoming Events


Event Venue Date
Sustainable Landscapes - Online Learning - Rewards Eligible via Zoom
  • July 27, 2021 6:00 pm
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What Did We Learn About Native Plants from the Big Freeze of February 2021? - Virtual via Zoom
  • July 27, 2021 7:00 pm
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Gardenstyle Resources - There are so Many! - Online Learning - Rewards Eligible via Zoom
  • July 29, 2021 6:00 pm
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2021 Event Photos: Watersaver Landscape Spring  Tour