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HBBC Boat Garden

Have you been by our newest garden? The HBBC Boat Garden was started last year. The unfortunate boat came to rest against rocks in a sand shoal, so we have beautified it with plantings! You can find this whimsical boat along Jordan Blvd. just north of Ocean Blvd. The Boat Garden contains a mix of seasonal plantings along with some perennials and was just replanted for the Autumn and Winter season. Special thanks go out to Gayle Todd and the hard-working Landscaping Committee for another beautiful job beautifying Holden Beach!

This entry was posted on October 30, 2021.

Fall is Coming!

Padgett Garden after planting. So beautiful and serene!

It may not feel like it, but cooler weather is on the way! The HBBC Landscaping Committee has been working in the gardens this week preparing for winter. Summer annuals were removed, fresh soil and fertilizer were added to beds, and then winter annuals and some perennials were added to Padgett Garden, Town Hall, Butterfly Garden, and various other spots around Town.

Coming right behind the planting we will be bringing out the spooky decor. Everything will be in place for the festival on Halloween weekend!

Thanks to Landscaping Chair Gayle Todd and the rest of the Landscaping Committee! It looks beautiful!

This entry was posted on October 26, 2021.

Bulbs for the Holidays

The Holden Beach Beautification Club will be offering winter bulbs for your home, yard and holiday gifts. The choices include Amaryllis and Paperwhite bulbs that come with a pot, soil pellet and burlap bag to make gift giving easy. Contact Bulb Sale Chair Gayle Todd at gaylesl500@yahoo.com to order with no shipping charges or if you have a question. Check out the photos below of these beautiful bulbs that can be planted in the yard after they bloom. The last day to order without shipping is November 7th.

If you order online you can also purchase waxed Amaryllis bulbs that need absolutely nothing. Just sit the bulb out and watch it bloom. No planting or watering! The cut-off for online orders is December 1 to guarantee arrival before Christmas.

Brighten your winter days with a beautiful Amaryllis or a bunch of Paperwhites, and make your holiday shopping easy with bulbs!

Proceeds from the sale will be used to beautify Holden Beach!

This entry was posted on October 21, 2021.

New Garden Signs

Holden Beach Beautification Club has installed new signs in Butterfly Garden and Halstead Park.

Located mid-island at the Fire Station, Butterfly Garden was devastated by the flooding from Hurricane Isaias and is scheduled to be refurbished this year. The plants that survived will be supplemented with hearty natives that are more salt tolerant for our pollinators to use.

Halstead Park is mainly used by fishermen because this tiny park features a fishing pier on the ICW. The new sign pays homage to that use with a whimsical fish shape. HBBC replaced the overgrown roses and bedding plants last year with drought-tolerant Bottle Brush bushes and other hearty plants.

Special thanks to HBBC member Pete Schwaiger for installing the signs!

This entry was posted on September 14, 2021.

September Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen the yard at 112 Golden Dune Way as the September Yard of the Month. In the one year that Nick and Dale Giannatasio have owned “Villa Symposio” they have created an amazing walk through garden. Many hours were spent creating the stone and grass paths that lead to a water feature in the front yard. While visiting the garden butterflies and dragon flies were hovering around the numerous plants.  Some of the plantings include crepe myrtles, camellias, zinnias, Mexican petunias, Indian sage and vincas to name a few. Nick and Dale have much more that they plan for their yard in the future.  Congratulations Nick and Dale!

This entry was posted on September 11, 2021.

HBBC Kicks Off a New Year

Sue Immen of Grayce Wynds speaks with 2nd Vice President Marlene Barz.

The Holden Beach Beautification Club kicked off a new club year on Wednesday with Sue Immen of The Wild Horse Preserve at Grayce Wynds. Located off of Boones Neck Road, Grayce Wynds is one of Holden Beach’s newest attractions featuring wild horses, a farm, and a village with a Jail House, Saloon, Chapel, Mercantile and a School House. Tours are given daily. Sue shared information and photos of the wild horses in NC and the Eastern US. For more information visit their website at GrayceWyndsFarm.com

After the presentation, President Denise Mirandola introduced new members and shared plans for the upcoming year.

Secretary Debbie Jancula (far right) presented new members with welcome gifts.

Our next meeting is October 13th at 1:00 at the Holden Beach Chapel. Our speaker will be Elliot Swain, Director of the Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District who will speak on backyard rain gardens, impervious surfaces and other topics pertinent to island living. Come join us, everyone is welcome!

This entry was posted on September 11, 2021.

August Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen a yard on Tarpon Street as the August Yard of The Month.  Ron and Melanie Champion have created an amazing tropical paradise. The yard features several tall palm trees, a large sago palm, several banana palms.  The walkway between the grassy yard is lined with coral rock.  There are various pots filled with colorful flowers including hibiscus, plus, several varieties of ornamental grasses. Congratulations Ron and Melanie!

This entry was posted on August 24, 2021.

Bulb Sale

HBBC is selling bulbs to fund a sidewalk in the Padgett Garden.  All bulbs are guaranteed to grow and are suited to our local USDA Plant Hardiness zone. To order click here.  Bulbs are shipped approximately one month after they are ordered and make great Holiday gifts.  The deadline to order is October 1st. Just think what a pleasant surprise these bulbs will make popping up next spring!

This entry was posted on August 17, 2021.

Blooms at the Beach

The HBBC plants and maintains areas all around town. We are known for our work at Padgett Garden, but we also keep Town Hall planted year-round, Pocket Park at 628 OBW, and Halstead Park to name a few spots! Below are shots of some of the gardens on the island.

This entry was posted on July 7, 2021.

July Yard of the Month

The Holden Beach Beautification Club has chosen a yard on OBW as the July Yard of the Month. This charming “Beach Cottage” is the home of Rob and Melody Megill. Since purchasing this home in 2015 Rob and Melody have poured heart and soul into both the home and the gardens. The home had no landscaping in 2015. Since then they have defined several garden areas.  Plantings include yellow cannas, red salvia, mums, portulaca, red and peach zinnias, Mexican heather and multiple types of succulents and cacti to name a few.  Other features include a bird bath and cute bird houses.  Congratulations Rob and Melody!

This entry was posted on July 7, 2021.