Thurston Groves HOA – Seminole

From Your President

Janet DentThe TGHOA Board held a meeting January 8, 2015 to identify and prioritize issues to be dealt with in the coming year.  We will be addressing pond, landscaping, lighting, and budgeting issues.  Additionally, we now have a Social Committee that is working up plans for a block party – possibly in the spring.  Stay tuned for more information on that.  We are looking for new members to serve on the Design Review Board.  Please contact president@thurstongroves.org if you are interested.

We will also send out Approval Notices for your signature allowing us to communicate with you through email.  We hope each of you will participate in this effort as it will allow us a much quicker and less expensive way to distribute information to the entire membership.  Stay tuned to this website as we will also be updating the calendar and using this more frequently to disseminate news and information of use to our residents.

Janet Dent, TGHOA President

Winter Gardening in Thurston Groves

pointsettiaIn Florida, most annuals only last one season (not one year). To be successful, they must be planted at the right time, but unfortunately they are sometimes sold out of season and are therefore short-lived in the garden. Typically, annuals are divided into two types: warm season and cool season. Warm-season (tender) annuals are damaged by frosts or freezes and should be planted after the last frost date. Based on historical records, this is typically February 15 for Central Florida.. However, early and late frosts can occur almost anywhere in the state, and tender annuals need to be covered if this occurs. Cool-season (hardy) annuals are intolerant of heat, rainfall, and humidity. They are planted in fall and usually expire with the onset of summer (late May/June).

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5 Ways to Take Care Of Our Lake

One-Duck-TGOne of the many amenities that make Thurston Groves a beautiful community is our retention pond, affectionately called Thurston Lake.  By maintaining its care, we keep it from looking like a retention pond and more like a lake with its natural habitants of koi fish, cormorants, egrets, moorhens, ducks, turtles, armadillos, possums and yes, even an occasional visiting otter.

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