The Garden Club of Denver is excited to welcome new Affiliate Member, Dodie Jackson, who recently moved here from Houston, TX. While Dodie admits that she is still getting used to all the snowy, cold weather, she is excited to jump into GCD activities.
Dodie joined the Garden Club of Houston in 2004, and has served on the Community Contributions Committee, Admissions Committee and the Houston Hospice Committee. She served as Second Vice President, Webmaster and chaired the annual fundraiser, The Bulb and Plant Mart. She was Horticulture Chair and the club’s Judging Chair.
She served two terms on GCA’s National Finance Committee, served as Treasurer for the Shirley Meneice Conference in 2017 and most recently co-chaired GCA’s Second Century Campaign for Zone IX, raising over one million dollars.
She is an Approved Horticulture Judge for The Garden Club of America and travels to many clubs, judging flower shows, and giving workshops on bulbs, topiaries, plant grooming for flower shows, and Botanical Arts. She is listed in the GCA Zone IX Speakers List.
She was honored with the Texas State Florist Association’s Award for unusual use of plant material.
She has won many blues for Botanical Arts, a Best in Show and two Curator’s Awards from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
She has been awarded the Louise Agee Wrinkle Propagation Award twice.
She has won the Willemsen Propagation Award twice.
She has won the Harriet DeWael Puckett Creativity Award.
She has won numerous Best in Show awards for Horticulture, Floral Design, Horticulture Design and Botanical Arts.
She was awarded the Alice Kain Stout Mentoring Award for Zone IX.
She was awarded the GCA Club Horticulture Award.
Dodie won the Newport Flower Show Novice Award for Botanical Arts and two years later won Best in Show at the Newport Flower Show for Botanical Arts.
Her article on growing tulips in the Gulf Coast was published in the Houston Chronicle. Her article on Botanical Arts was published by Garden Friends and she has been featured in Houstonia Magazine.
She has two videos on You Tube, where she demonstrates how to grow tulips and daffodils in the Gulf Coast area.
Dodie continues to give workshops on Botanical Arts, Horticulture Grooming for Flower Shows and Plant Propagation.