Springtime is Here!

The Easter Bunny visited Holden Beach and left springtime decor for us to enjoy!  When you enter the island check out the colorful eggs, bunnies, and whirly-gigs in Padgett Garden.  Thanks to Janet Carter (chair) and the Seasonal Decor Committee for their whimsical display!

Next weekend the Gardens and Town Hall will be replanted with spring and summer annuals to brighten the display.

This entry was posted on April 3, 2022.

Get Growing!

Mark your calendar for April 22-23 and plan to visit the largest HBBC Plant Sale ever! New this year: a Potting Shed and “Ask a Gardener”. For more details visit our website’s Plant Sale Page.

Get Ready for Spring! Plant Propagation

The Holden Beach Beautification Club welcomed Vicki Furhmann of the NC Extension Service and Master Gardeners to our March monthly meeting. Vicki spoke on Plant Propagation and then led a demonstration for members. She also discussed the importance of Milkweed for pollinators and especially Monarch Butterflies. Members took home seedlings they had repotted to nurture until it is warm enough to plant in the yard or in a pot.

This entry was posted on March 17, 2022.

Tis the Season!

For our December meeting HBBC decided to mix things up. Instead of a speaker we made Christmas ornaments. Tawanna DeAngelis, our Art Committee chair, led the group in making festive snowmen. Even those with no crafting skills were successful and the ornaments looked great!

This entry was posted on December 9, 2021.

Holidays at Holden Beach

Have you seen the holiday decor? The Seasonal Decorations Committee and friends have been busy in Padgett Garden, Town Hall, and at the Boat Garden. It looks festive during the day and gorgeous at night!

This entry was posted on December 7, 2021.

Ahoy Matey!

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.