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Flamingo Flocking Update

It early August and our fabulous flamingos have flocked 9 yards this summer. After paying expenses, we have netted about $100.00 for LGC projects. Thanks to all the "flockers" for you generous donations. We hope your "flockees" were surprised and pleased. If you wish to flock a friend, family member, neighbor, contact Sara at sarae403@gmail.com or call 720-771-0985. We will have a few flams decorated just for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentines. Those spots are limited and will go fast, so make your reservations soon. 

Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser

Be the first in your neighborhood to thrill, surprise and amuse your family, friends and neighbors with a flock of pink flamingos wading on their lawn. For a donation to the LGC, you can have members surreptitiously plant the flock in the dark of night and surprise your friend/family member the next morning for a birthday, new baby, 4th of July or any holiday or any occasion. We we pick them up and return to their usual nesting sit within 24 hours. Details and how to sign up are listed on the application form below. Copy and scan it to Sara, or just call her and we will get it on the calendar.

Here is the form for our fun Flamingo Flocking Funtdraiser. 



The Lyons Garden Club will “flock” someone for you! What’s a flocking? It’s a placement of 24 glamorous pink flamingos in their yard. You can do this for a friend or family member’s birthday, graduation, new baby, special appreciation – you name it! Members of the Lyons Garden Club will come in after dark on the day you designate and place the flamingos, then remove them within 48 hours. All we ask is a donation of $15, $25, or $35 to support our gardening programs in the town of Lyons. Join the fun!

We need the following information, #1-7. Send your answers to Sara: via email sarae403@gmail.com or phone 720-771-0985.

Information we need:

1) Your name ______________
2) Your contact info (phone and email) _______________
3) Name of person you want flocked __________________
4) Address of person to be flocked ___________________
5) Reason you want this person flocked _____________
6) Contact person at household that will be flocked __________________
7) Date for flocking __________________


• You will be contacted as soon as we get your form. If you prefer voice, text, or email, let us know.
• Flamingo flocking by LGC is limited to the town of Lyons and Apple Valley.
• We need the reason you want this person flocked because each event will include a specific sign for the occasion.
• We will definitely contact the person you designate at the household that will be flocked. This is very important – we need to ensure that resident dogs or other critters are curtailed, the police are not be called, and other unforeseen misadventures are prevented.
• Flocking occurs after dark on the date you designate. Be aware, flocking is a first-come first-served business, and you may not get the date you want – only one flocking at a time. We need at least 1 weeks notice.
• In case of rain, snow, or strong winds, flockings will be rescheduled.
• You can choose your own donation amount or either $15, $25, or $35.

A Message from our Volunteer Director, Debbie Simms:

Hello Fellow Gardeners, Happy Spring to you all!  We at the Lyons Garden Club are ready to spring into action and hope you can join us on some new projects in and about Town.  As soon as the snows have stopped, we will begin cleaning up our garden beds and prepping them for spring planting.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you may need for your adopt a planter and let us know.  I will assume everyone will continue to take care of their planter they had last year, unless I hear from you otherwise.  We are happy to provide you with some funds if you need to put in perennials, annuals, or mulch into your garden beds. 


Our Plant it Forward project will continue this year. For a couple years now, we have offered our services and expertise to confluence homeowners who had damage to their landscape.  We will consult with the homeowner, purchase $100 worth of plants from Gwynne’s, and provide the labor to plant the garden.  If you would like to help with this and/or know someone who could benefit from this, please let me know.  This is a great way to continue to help our families recover from the ravages of the flood. 


High Street Pots – we will once again design, purchase, and plant the pots on High Street.  Local businesses agree to keep them watered through the summer.  We will plan to plant the pots on May 21st and would welcome any help.   


We have a new Flamingo project in the works and the details will be coming soon!  Will be a fun and whimsical way to make the Garden Club known in town and raise funds at the same time.  If you would like to help with this or have done something related to this, please let us know.

  • May 3rd, Tuesday, will be our next Garden Club meeting.  All are welcome to attend and it will be a pot luck salad bar. Please contact Sara Erickson at sarae403@gmail.com if you want to attend and she will give you the details. We hope you can make it.

    Spring is Coming. Stay tuned for more posts as gardening weather inches closer. We can't wait!

    Welcome to Fall Lyons Garden Club Members,

    That means there will be leaves to rake, bulbs to plant and of course your best chili to enter in the Lyons Garden Club Chili Cook-Off!

    The LGC cook-off will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Stone Cup at the end of the Halloween parade route.

    The attached application will give you all the entry information you need. If you can't submit a chili, be sure to make plans to drop by and have a bowl of chili from Lyon's best chili cooks.


    Happy Spring LGC Members. The Lyons Garden Club will again be planting flower pots around Downtown on Saturday 5/23/15 starting at 9:00 a.m. Members meet outside of Stone Cup. Please bring a trowel and gloves. We hope you can be there!

    Garden to Garden Plant Distribution
    Sunday May 31, 2015 -12:00 p.m.

    When:    Sunday, May 31, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. or when plants "sold out"

    Where:  Confluence Area-At the intersection of 4th and Park


    Who:     Residents who are replanting due to flood damage 


    Why:     Because beautiful gardens enhance our community


    How:      Lyons Garden Club collaboration with Martin Acres Garden Club,



    What:    Plants, shrubs, annuals, perennials, ground cover, xeriscape


    More Who: Donations will be received from various garden businesses such as Home Depot, McGuckin’s, Sturtz and Copeland, Applewood Seed Company, Giambrocco and Sons, Botanical Interests.


    More How: Participants need to sign up by May 1, 2015 by contacting Anne Marie Mikoni at (303) 859-9089 or mikonanne@aol.com


    Participants will be given 25 “Blooming Bucks” at the registration table to “purchase” plants. One plant per buck. Participants will need to transport plants home—bring a wheelbarrow, wagon or vehicle.


    More Info: Please contact Anne Marie Mikoni or check Lyons Garden Club on Facebook or Website: www.lyonsgardenclub.org


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    Our Town is starting to bloom again!  Many volunteers make this a beautiful town.  All those planters along the highway are adopted by folks in town who weed, plant and tend the pots.  Here is a lovely one, the Welcome To Lyons Sign, it is maintained by Sue and Steve Wratten.
    The Lyons Garden Club depends on the generous contributions of all of our volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at lyonscogardenclub@gmail.com.

    Here are a few examples of our work.

    Garden Club T-Shirts are available for $15.00. 
     If you're interested please email  Sue Wratten at steveandsuew@gmail.com for more information.