Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ENews Dec 15

Dear Mission Hills Garden Club Members and Garden Aficionados,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

January 2
SDFA is again offering the bus trip to Pasadena for viewing the Rose Parade Floats. The trip is January 2, 2011. Reservations are being taken now - there are only 55 seats available. Stroll among the parked floats from the Pasadena Rose Parade. There will be excellent photo opportunities and a knowledgeable person at each float to answer any questions. Food, drinks and restrooms are available on the grounds.
Pasadena Tournament of Roses: Post Parade Showcase of Floats
Date: January 2, 2011
When & Where: 8:00 am – San Diego – Old Town Transportation Center parking lot 8:30 am – Carlsbad/Encinitas – La Costa Park & Ride, 710 La Costa Avenue off I-5
Cost: Member of SDFA and Mission Hills Garden Club - $45
Non-members and guests - $65
A SEAT IS RESERVED WHEN PAYMENT CHECK IS RECEIVED
A telephone call does not reserve a seat
Deadline for reservations is Dec. 29, 2010
Details: 55 seats available, Light snacks served on the bus, Lunch on your own from food vendors at the showcase grounds.
Return: Approx. 6:00 pm – depending on traffic
Call the SDFA office for more information – 619-232-5762 Checks can be sent to SDFA Office, 1650 El Prado #105, San Diego , CA 92101-1684

Wednesday, January 26, 6 pm - 8 pm
Member Meeting
Best of the Best: Succulent Container Gardens well known author, Debra Lee Baldwin, will be speaking to members and the public at its monthly meeting in January. She will be discussing her beautiful new book, Succulent Container Gardens, which has just been tagged as one of the ten best garden books of 2010 in several publishing and distribution polls. No stranger to the writing world, she has authored and provided the photographs for several other volumes and articles on gardening with succulents. Her efforts have probably done more to popularize this landscape tool than any one other individual. Books will be available for purchase and she will remain to sign them.

At 4070 Jackdaw St , Mission Hills. Street or parking lot parking at United Church of Christ, Refreshments served, Members free; Guests and public without passes- $10. No reservations necessary (Meredith French, Program Chair)

We need a volunteer for occasional press releases. Please contact bfritschner@Cox.net

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy, dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).
Calendar of events on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/. You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).Other Events:
Wednesday, December 15, at 7:00 PM
You are invited to the Paseo area of 1 Mission on the corner of
Goldfinch and Fort Stockton for a Holiday Celebration.
There will be live music, wine tasting, and Artisans in some of
the 1 Mission Condos.

7:15 caroling & at 7:45 Kevin Falconer will join us for the official Tree Lighting

Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and live music.

Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden
Evenings in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden. Adding to the sparkle is the "Poinsettia Garden," festively decorated with many varieties of poinsettias.
Live music of all varieties fills the air nightly from 6 - 8 pm. For one sizzling evening (December 18), the rhythm, costumes and dance of Mexico come to the Garden with lively performances by Mariachi Imperial de San Diego and Ballet Folklórico Herencia Mexicana. Schedule on www.SDBGarden.org

2011 Pacific Horticulture garden tours
Winter Bloom in San Diego, Feb 24-28, 2011
A Pacific Horticulture Tour
Bright sunny days and winter showers bring San Diego gardens into early bloom. Join Pacific Horticulture's Judy Bradley and tour managers Scott Borden and Jim Bishop exploring a diverse collection of private gardens including large properties in semi-rural North County. More info: http://www.sterlingtoursltd.com/SanDiego.html

Sicily: Natural History, Antiquities, Culture & Cuisine, April 7-17, 2011
A Pacific Horticulture Tour. Escorted by Katherine Greenberg. http://www.sterlingtoursltd.com/Sicily.html

Gardens of New York City, the Hudson River Valley, & the Hamptons. May 9-16, 2011
reservations now open, limited to 20 guests. A Pacific Horticulture tour. Escorted by Greg Graves Special Guest Guide: Nancy Berner, author of Garden Guide: New York City
Join Pacific Horticulture Board member Greg Graves on a fabulous trip visiting riverside estates in New York. In New York City, More info: http://www.sterlingtoursltd.com/NewYork2011.html

Moku Lani Aloha Palm Tour May 14-21, 2011
Big Island of Hawaii.
With consultation and advice from Palmpedia and Floribunda Palms, Sterling Tours will be offering a week long adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii More info: http://www.sterlingtoursltd.com/MokuLani.html

Portland, Oregon reservations now open, limited to 22 guestsA Pacific Horticulture Tour. July 9-14, 2011. Escorted by Judy Bradley. Tour Managers Scott Borden and Jim Bishop.
More info: http://www.sterlingtoursltd.com/Portland2011.html

MASTER GARDENER HOTLINE: Gardening questions
answered by trained volunteers Mon.-Fri., 9-3, (858) 694-2860, www.mastergardenerssandiego.org

Internet Resources:

Check out events on the Palomar District website: http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict

The MH Garden Club online:Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/
Blog: http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)

We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly Enews: sabine.starr@yahoo.com
Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season,Sabine StarrCommunications Chair

Saturday, December 4, 2010

MHGC News, Dates and Infos: Dec3

Dear Mission Hills Garden Club Members and Garden Aficionados,
Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:
Friday, December 3, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 4, Noon-10:00 p.m.December 3 – 4
Balboa Park December Nights 2010
Annual "Festival of Trees" theme is "Anything Goes" - beautiful Christmas trees feature intricate and extravagant decorations.
As it has for 38 years, SDFA will once again delight visitors by filling the room with decorated Christmas trees and unique floral designs.
Fresh exotic protea blooms and tasty gingerbread cookies for sale.
The delightful gingerbread cookies are also available by the box when pre-ordered on line from www.sdfloral.org. They are a box of 288 cookies packaged in trays of two dozen for $50.
Saturday, Dec. 11th 10-noon
Coffee in the Garden
5524 Sandburg
San Diego, CA 92122
**Rain cancels this event**
For a chance to share your garden with like-minded people who understand this piece of wisdom: "God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. " ~Author Unknown

Please contact Sandra Scherf sandra@sandrascherf.com or 858-952-6806. Two hosts so far have volunteered for the 2011 calendar.
January 2
SDFA is again offering the bus trip to Pasadena for viewing the Rose Parade Floats. The trip is January 2, 2011. Reservations are being taken now - there are only 55 seats available. Stroll among the parked floats from the Pasadena Rose Parade. There will be excellent photo opportunities and a knowledgeable person at each float to answer any questions. Food, drinks and restrooms are available on the grounds.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses: Post Parade Showcase of Floats

Date: January 2, 2011
When & Where: 8:00 am – San Diego – Old Town Transportation Center parking lot 8:30 am – Carlsbad/Encinitas – La Costa Park & Ride, 710 La Costa Avenue off I-5
Cost: Member of SDFA and Mission Hills Garden Club - $45
Non-members and guests - $65
A SEAT IS RESERVED WHEN PAYMENT CHECK IS RECEIVED
A telephone call does not reserve a seat
Deadline for reservations is Dec. 29, 2010
Details: 55 seats available, Light snacks served on the bus, Lunch on your own from food vendors at the showcase grounds.
Return: Approx. 6:00 pm – depending on traffic
Call the SDFA office for more information – 619-232-5762 Checks can be sent to SDFA Office, 1650 El Prado #105, San Diego , CA 92101-1684
Wednesday, January 26, 6 pm - 8 pm
Member Meeting
Best of the Best: Succulent Container Gardens well known author, Debra Lee Baldwin, will be speaking to members and the public at its monthly meeting in January. She will be discussing her beautiful new book, Succulent Container Gardens , which has just been tagged as one of the ten best garden books of 2010 in several publishing and distribution polls. No stranger to the writing world, she has authored and provided the photographs for several other volumes and articles on gardening with succulents. Her efforts have probably done more to popularize this landscape tool than any one other individual. Books will be available for purchase and she will remain to sign them.
At 4070 Jackdaw St , Mission Hills. Street or parking lot parking at United Church of Christ, Refreshments served, Members free; Guests and public without passes- $10. No reservations necessary (Meredith French, Program Chair)
We need a volunteer for occasional press releases. Please contact bfritschner@Cox.net
Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy ,dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).

Calendar of events on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/. You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden fore-Communications).

Other Events:
Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.
Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It isevery Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and live music.
Saturday, November 20
Wednesday, December 8, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Point Loma Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Tea & Bazar, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal , SD 92106. Handmade holiday decorations, crafts and more. Free Admission. www.plgc.org.
Garden of Lights at San Diego Botanic Garden
Evenings in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating the Garden for a magical holiday experience. Leave the hustle and bustle of the malls behind and enjoy a relaxing evening strolling through the lighted Garden. Adding to the sparkle is the " Poinsettia Garden ," festively decorated with many varieties of poinsettias.
Live music of all varieties fills the air nightly from 6 - 8 pm. For one sizzling evening (December 18), the rhythm, costumes and dance of Mexico come to the Garden with lively performances by Mariachi Imperial de San Diego and Ballet Folklórico Herencia Mexicana. Schedule on www.SDBGarden.org
MASTER GARDENER HOTLINE: Gardening questions
answered by trained volunteers Mon.-Fri., 9-3, (858) 694-2860,www.mastergardenerssandiego.org
Internet Resources:
www.themulch.com, a southern California based online gardening publication. Subscription is freee and it has a lot of tips. See the article on patio trees from our very own Meredith French.
Check out events on the Palomar District website:http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict
The MH Garden Club online:
Website:
http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)
We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly e-news: sabine.starr@yahoo.com

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

Thursday, November 18, 2010

News.

Dear Mission Hills Garden Club Members and Garden Aficionados,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

CANCELLED!!
Saturday, November 20, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden was cancelled due to expected rain. Please join us again at one in the future.
(Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden)

Wednesday December 1, 7 – 9 p.m.
MHGC Member Reception, at the meeting hall at 4070 Jackdaw. Please come in festive holiday attire and enjoy the party with fellow members. Please rsvp by November 22nd to dlquillin@cox.net. Free for members, 20 $ for non-members (Carol Costarakis for Special Events and Debbie Quillin for Hospitality)

December 3 – 4
Mission Hills Garden Club will once again participate in December Nights Festival of Trees in Balboa Park, in Del Prado Room #101, Friday Dec 3rd at 5pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm. The entire park is open to the public with all museums free, plus entertainment, vendors, delicious food etc. It is the largest free event in San Diego . Over 50,000 attend each day.
Our club will be decorating a gorgeous tree along with many other organizations making Room 101 in the Prado Building a winter wonderland. Come early, parking is difficult , best to be dropped off or ride a bike. We have been participating in the event for over 10 years. The theme this year is "EVERYTHING GOES" so come on board, volunteer to help with the tree and attend the festivities (Cheryl Gaidmore).

January 2
Floral Assoc. Invites MHGC to join Pasadena Rose parade Float Trip. Sunday Jan 2, 2011. All day bus trip from Old Town Am track Parking Lot. Cost $45 members/$65 guests - limited seating. Information: 619 232 5762, www.SDFLORAL.ORG

Wednesday, January 26, 6 pm - 8 pm
Members Meeting
Best of the Best: Succulent Container Gardens well known author, Debra Lee Baldwin, will be speaking to members and the public at its monthly meeting in January. She will be discussing her beautiful new book, Succulent Container Gardens, which has just been tagged as one of the ten best garden books of 2010 in several publishing and distribution polls. No stranger to the writing world, she has authored and provided the photographs for several other volumes and articles on gardening with succulents. Her efforts have probably done more to popularize this landscape tool than any one other individual. Books will be available for purchase and she will remain to sign them.
At 4070 Jackdaw St, Mission Hills. Street or parking lot parking at United Church of Christ, Refreshments served, Members free; Guests and public without passes- $10. No reservations necessary (Meredith French, Program Chair)

We need a volunteer for occasional press releases. Please contact bfritschner@Cox.net

Debra Lee Baldwin has posted pictures from the Oasis Nursery/Succulent Potting Field Trip. You will need to sign up for Face Book, if you haven’t already done so, and then go to Succulent Container Gardens (type in under “search”). She apologizes for not including everyone’s creations. She lost some of them by mistake in “delete”.

Below is a wish list from Crawford High School . Their students helped us as docents on our Garden Walk. Please contact Michelle (Michelle Raymond, Garden Club Advisor-Crawford ComplexPh 619-583-2500 ext. 4862) directly if you have anything to donate.
Picnic Bench Gazebo or shade structure A low water plant that will grow over the seating structureBucketsWater bottles Portable radio Shovels Tool shed Portable sink Small gloves
(Mary Shelly for Education)

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy: dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).

Calendar of events on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ . You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).Other Events:
Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

Saturday, November 20
"Mission Hills Nursery" is supporting the Susan G. Komen Walkers this Saturday with pink bra donations to a women's rescue center. Bring yours in and contribute to the effort. They will be festooned at the nursery as the walkers pass by. The first batch of trees and poinsettias are arriving this weekend."

Wednesday, December 8, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Point Loma Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Tea & Bazar, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, SD 92106. Handmade holiday decorations, crafts and more. Free Admission. www.plgc.org.

MASTER GARDENER HOTLINE: Gardening questions
answered by trained volunteers Mon.-Fri., 9-3, (858) 694-2860, www.mastergardenerssandiego.org

Gardening Quote: Henry Mitchell: Please do not inform me of what I know all too well: that a regular job interferes in the most disgusting way with a garden.

Internet Resources:
Flower Seed Planting Time for Coastal Southern California - by Walter Anderson Nursery http://www.themulch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=512&Itemid=900759
(thanks to Nancy Dimsdale)

Dirt Couture
Plant markers for the frank gardener:
http://www.dirtcouture.com/agdr/bloom-stakes

Royal Sustainability: Prince Charles, book author http://northerncalifornia.dirtdujour.com/item/prince_charles/

The MH Garden Club online:Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/Blog: http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly e-news: sabine.starr@yahoo.com

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

Sunday, October 17, 2010

MHGC eNews: Meeting, Coffee in the Garden, Events and More

Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker: Bill Toone on “Drought and Water Conservation”
We are thrilled to announce that Bill Toone will be joining us to speak on “Drought-A Local Perspective on a Global Problem”. Bill has quite a varied background which began at UCDavis in Avian Sciences. He is best known today for his work in sustainable development and management practices in developing countries. He is at the helm of the ECOLIFE Foundation which concerns itself with the “disconnect between quality of life for people and the health of their natural resources”. Bill will not only share his experiences from around the globe helping groups solve water quality and shortage problems, but will bring it close to home with his own sustainable water harvesting practices at his own residence. These are easy solutions that we can all adopt in our quest to save water and adjust to our changing climate.

Guests welcome. $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Meeting held at 4070 Jackdaw St off Ft Stockton, Mission Hills, San Diego 92103 (Meredith French for Programs)

Saturday, October 30, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1506 Plumosa Way. Free.
Come and enjoy a beautiful garden, and hang out with fellow garden club members. Free.
(Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden)

Friday, November 5, 10 a. m.
DEBRA LEE BALDWIN
Do send in your checks ($15.00) and register for our special trip Oasis Nursery and potting demo by Debra Baldwin, author of many books and succulent guru!
OASIS SUCCULENT NURSERY
What: Nursery Tour/Potting demo by Debra Baldwin/Lunch
When: 10.00 Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Oasis Nursery, Escondido
Transport: Self/Directions provided
(Carol Costarakis for Special Events)

Saturday, November 20, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1753 W. Montecito Way

Wednesday December 1
Party! details to follow

December 3 – 4
Mission Hills Garden Club will once again participate in December Nights Festival of Trees in Balboa Park, in Del Prado Room #101, Friday Dec 3rd at 5pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm. The entire park is open to the public with all museums free, plus entertainment, vendors, delicious food etc. It is the largest free event in San Diego . Over 50,000 attend each day.
Our club will be decorating a gorgeous tree along with many other organizations making Room 101 in the Prado Building a winter wonderland. Come early, parking is difficult , best to be dropped off or ride a bike. We have been participating in the event for over 10 years. The theme this year is "EVERYTHING GOES" so come on board, volunteer to help with the tree and attend the festivities (Cheryl Gaidmore).

We need a volunteer for occasional press releases. Please contact bfritschner@Cox.net

Below is a wish list from Crawford High School. Their students helped us as docents on our Garden Walk. Please contact Michelle (Michelle Raymond, Garden Club Advisor-Crawford ComplexPh 619-583-2500 ext. 4862) directly if you have anything to donate.
Picnic BenchGazebo or shade structureA low water plant that will grow over the seating structureBucketsWater bottlesPortable radioShovelsTool shedPortable sinkSmall gloves
(Mary Shelly for Education)
Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy : dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).NEW! Check out our handy Calendar on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ . You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).Other Events:
Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

Saturday, November 6, 11:00 – 2:00
Celebrate Kate Sessions’ Birthday at Marston House & Gardens, 3525 Seventh Avenue – geranium sales, house and garden tours, park walk, trees of Balboa Park tour, birthday cake and much more! Sponsored by San Diego Floral Association, Friends of Balboa Park, and SOHO
Parking - Free parking along Balboa Drive, Sixth Avenue, Upas and Thorn Streets
Free Shuttle Tram - From Inspiration Point Tram Central (East side of Park Blvd. at Presidents Way) (Nancy Carter, Club Historian)

Internet Resources
Check out the simplified website of the Palomar district: http://californiagardenclubs.com/palomardistrict

Free Publications: NBS (National Garden Clubs Inc.) offers free publications do download for garden club members. http://gardenclub.org/Resources/FreePublications.aspx

Have fun browsing the online home of California Garden Clubs, Inc. http://www.californiagardenclubs.com/

National Garden Clubs: Resources for Flower Shows at http://gardenclub.org/Resources/FlowerShows.aspx

Check out the Garden Club online:Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/Blog: http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/Join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)

We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly e-news: sabine.starr@yahoo.com.

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

Friday, October 1, 2010

MHGC ENews October 2

Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker: Bill Toone on “Drought and Water Conservation”
We are thrilled to announce that Bill Toone will be joining us to speak on “Drought-A Local Perspective on a Global Problem”. Bill has quite a varied background which began at UCDavis in Avian Sciences. He is best known today for his work in sustainable development and management practices in developing countries. He is at the helm of the ECOLIFE Foundation which concerns itself with the “disconnect between quality of life for people and the health of their natural resources”. Bill will not only share his experiences from around the globe helping groups solve water quality and shortage problems, but will bring it close to home with his own sustainable water harvesting practices at his own residence. These are easy solutions that we can all adopt in our quest to save water and adjust to our changing climate.

Guests welcome. $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Meeting held at 4070 Jackdaw St off Ft Stockton, Mission Hills, San Diego 92103 (Meredith French for Programs)

Saturday, October 30, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1506 Plumosa Way. Free.
Saturday, November 20, 10 - noon
Coffee in the Garden at 1753 W. Montecito Way
Come and enjoy a beautiful garden, and hang out with fellow garden club members. Free.
(Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden)
Friday, November 5, 10 a. m.
DEBRA LEE BALDWIN
Do send in your checks ($15.00) and register for our special trip Oasis Nursery and potting demo by Debra Baldwin, author of many books and succulent guru!
OASIS SUCCULENT NURSERY
What: Nursery Tour/Potting demo by Debra Baldwin/Lunch
When: 10.00 Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Oasis Nursery, Escondido
Transport: Self/Directions provided
(Carol Costarakis for Special Events)

Wednesday December 1
Party! details to follow

December 3 – 4
Mission Hills Garden Club will once again participate in December Nights Festival of Trees in Balboa Park, in Del Prado Room #101, Friday Dec 3rd at 5pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm. The entire park is open to the public with all museums free, plus entertainment, vendors, delicious food etc. It is the largest free event in San Diego . Over 50,000 attend each day.
Our club will be decorating a gorgeous tree along with many other organizations making Room 101 in the Prado Building a winter wonderland. Come early, parking is difficult , best to be dropped off or ride a bike. We have been participating in the event for over 10 years. The theme this year is "EVERYTHING GOES" so come on board, volunteer to help with the tree and attend the festivities (Cheryl Gaidmore).

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy : dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).NEW! Check out our handy Calendar on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ . You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).Other Events:

Saturday, October 16, 9 a. m. – 4 p. m.
Meet the Growers! Miracosta Horticulture Club´s first annual Nursery Tour. Tickets 15 $ in advance, 20 $ on day or tour. Contact Carol Fehner 760 721 3281 or cfehner@earthlink.net.

Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Classes. To register go to http://www.sdbgarden.org/ or call 760/ 436–3036 x206.
Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden, Saturday, October 23, 9 am – 12 noon
Plant Life on Avatar’s Pandora, Sunday, October 31, 2 – 3:30 pmButterfly Gardening for San Diego County, Thursday, November 4, 6 – 9 pm
Recycled Folk Art Workshop, Saturday, November 6, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Free Composting Workshop, Saturday, November 6, 10 am – 12 noon
Native Plants for your Garden, Saturday, November 13, 10 am – 12 noon

Internet Resource
Have fun browsing the online home of California Garden Clubs, Inc. http://www.californiagardenclubs.com/

Free Pumpkin Stencil download for favorite dog breeds and other fall decorations: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/?sssdmh=dm17.470499&day=05&esrc=nw100dt_11_5&email=2296970502

Have these and more detailed infos always handy:Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/Blog: http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-weekly e-news: sabine.starr@yahoo.comHappy Gardening,Sabine StarrCommunications Chair

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MHGC: Meeting, Special Events and More

Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,

Please find below the Club’s events and other community and garden related infos:

Wednesday, September 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker Tiger Palafox of Mission Hills Nursery will speak on “Fall Pruning”

Please join us in welcoming back Tiger Palafox of Fox 6 News and Mission Hills Nursery. This time his topic will be “Proper Guidelines for Fall Pruning to Produce Healthier and Happier Shrubs in the Spring”. Tiger, always entertaining, with an added gift of inspiring and enthusing, will not disapoint . Along with any potted plants you may want to bring for guidance.

!! Please bring nice RAFFLE ITEMS for this quarter’s raffle, and bring your wallets if you want to play!

Guests welcome. $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Meeting held at 4070 Jackdaw St off Ft Stockton, Mission Hills, San Diego 92103 (Meredith French for Programs)

!! Also at this meeting:
“LAST CHANCE” at the next meeting for clipper and knife sharpening until spring. Take advantage of this convenient service now! (Carol Costarakis for Special Events)

Sunday, September 26, 4 - 6 p. m.
Wine in the Garden at 4251 Arguello Street.
Come and enjoy some time in a beautiful garden, generously opened up to the GC (Sandra Scherf for Coffee/Wine in the Garden).

Wednesday, October 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker: Bill Toone on “Drought and Water Conservation”
We are thrilled to announce that Bill Toone will be joining us to speak on “Drought-A Local Perspective on a Global Problem”. Bill has quite a varied background which began at UCDavis in Avian Sciences. He is best known today for his work in sustainable development and management practices in developing countries. He is at the helm of the ECOLIFE Foundation which concerns itself with the “disconnect between quality of life for people and the health of their natural resources”. Bill will not only share his experiences from around the globe helping groups solve water quality and shortage problems, but will bring it close to home with his own sustainable water harvesting practices at his own residence. These are easy solutions that we can all adopt in our quest to save water and adjust to our changing climate.

Friday, November 5, 10 a. m.
DEBRA LEE BALDWIN

Do send in your checks ($15.00) and register for our special trip Oasis Nursery and potting demo by Debra Baldwin, author of many books and succulent guru! – flyers at meeting.
OASIS SUCCULENT NURSERY
What: Nursery Tour/Potting demo by Debra Baldwin/Lunch
When: 10.00 Friday, Nov. 5
Where: Oasis Nursery, Escondido
Transport: Self/Directions provided
(Carol Costarakis for Special Events)

Wednesday December 1
Party! details to follow

December 3 – 4
Mission Hills Garden Club will once again participate in December Nights Festival of Trees in Balboa Park, in Del Prado Room #101, Friday Dec 3rd at 5pm until 10 pm and Saturday, Dec 4th from 10am to 10pm. The entire park is open to the public with all museums free, plus entertainment, vendors, delicious food etc. It is the largest free event in San Diego. Over 50,000 attend each day.
Our club will be decorating a gorgeous tree along with many other organizations making Room 101 in the Prado Building a winter wonderland. Come early, parking is difficult , best to be dropped off or ride a bike. We have been participating in the event for over 10 years. The theme this year is "EVERYTHING GOES" so come on board, volunteer to help with the tree and attend the festivities (Cheryl Gaidmore).

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy: dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).NEW! Check out our handy Calendar on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ .

Other Events:
Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.
Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street, between Washington and Fort Stockton. Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

Saturday, Sep 25, 9 a. m to Noon
Mission Hills Canyon Cleanup by the Friends of Mission Hills Canyons, I Love a Clean San Diego and SD Coastkeeper. You must register to participate. See website for registration. www.CleanUpDay.org .

Saturday, Sep 25, 1 – 4 p. m.
Mission Hills Heritage Fall Walking Tour. Details on www.MissionHillsHeritage.org

Saturday, Sep 25, 1 – 3 p. m.
Learn about turf removal at the Water Conservation Garden: Toss the Turf: Less Water, Less Grass, More Fun! Class fee is 20 $ for members, 30 $ non-members. Register at 619-660-0614 x10

October 1 – 3
San Diego International Orchid Fair, 16th Annual Orchid Show and Orchid Sale. Details at http://www.sdbgarden.org/orchid.htm

November 10 – 16
Big Island Garden Adventure trip to Hawaii with Jim Bishop and Scott Borden. Complete info from Sterling Tours, 619 299 3010, sterling1@cox.net, www.sterlingtours.info.

Internet Resource
Heirloom tomatoes breed true from year to year, and you can save your own tomato seed from ripe fruit. Click here to learn how: http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/7063/saving-heirloom-tomato-seeds

Have these and more detailed infos always handy:
Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/
Blog: http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/
Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)We always love to hear from you and see you at our events and/or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for this bi-weekly e-news update: sabine.starr@yahoo.com.

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MHGC News, Dates and Infos: Aug 17

(Photo Coffee in the Garden Organizer Sandra Scherf with one of last month´s hosts)

Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,

Please find our current events below. Also, if you have not renewed your
membership yet, please renew now. Thank you, if you have renewed already (Barbara Strona for Membership).

Wednesdy, August 25, 6 – 8 p.m.Garden Club Meeting:
6:00 pm – social
6:30 pm – club announcements
7:00pm – speaker, Jim Mumford, CLP and accredited Green Roof Professional

Bring your „Dull Blades“ to the next member meeting on August 25. The services of Laurie MacDonald, the sharpening lady will be available.

Speaker Jim Mumford of GreenScapedBuildings.com. “Living Walls and Roofs – Purposes and Creation” will be presenting his program on converting your walls or roof to a living, breathing area of beauty and utility. Vertical gardens are becoming more and more popular, and under his skillful direction, you can have one too. Learn how to combine texture and color in pleasing designs using sedums, echeverias, portulacas, gasterias and more. For utility, vertical herb gardens are being spotted at restaurants and are an alternative to succulents. Roof top gardening allows for vegetable gardening that are truly gopher proof. Experience all this and more at our August 25th meeting with Jim.

Guests welcome. $10 at the door. No RSVP required. Meeting held at 4070 Jackdaw St off Ft Stockton, Mission Hills, San Diego 92103 (Meredith French for
Programs)

Friday, August 27 3:00 p.m. sharp!
Good Earth Plants Tour
7922 Armour Street S D 92111 Kearney Mesa – near Convoy & Balboa

Coffee in the Garden dates. Come and enjoy some time in a beautiful garden, generously opened up to the GC by various hosts.

Saturday, August 28, 10 a. m. – noon
Coffee in the Garden at 3574 7th Ave.

There is a KPBS show featuring the house of our host Elsa Sevilla and the historic street, along with the Marston House and its gardens. The show, "San Diego's Historic Places," will air August 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm on KPBS, title "Historic Homes on 7th St." #301. Members might also want to take a tour of the Marston House after our coffee. Go to the “Save our Heritage” website for information
www.sohosandiego.org. (take advantage of the map for the Marston House in order to get to the Coffee in the Garden event), (Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden), Tel. 858-952-6806.

Sunday, September 19, 8 a.m - 6 p. m.
Exciting news from
Special Events! Rancho La Puerta Trip. This Special Day includes Transportation, Refreshment, Tour ofthe Organic Gardens, Lunch, Slide show and walking tour w/Chris Drayer, Relaxing time on your own. Vans will leave Old town at 8 am and return at approx. 6 pm.
Cost - $100.00. Please send your contact information and check, payable to Rancho La Puerta to Carol Costarakis, 5524 Sandburg Ave, San Diego, CA 92122. Space is very limited. You must have a current passport to make this trip. Beautiful slide show by Pat Harrison at the next meeting (Carol Costarakis for
Special Events).

Wednesdy, September 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker Tiger Palafox of Mission Hills Nursery will speak on “Fall Pruning”

Please join us in welcoming back Tiger Palafox of Fox 6 News and Mission Hills Nursery. This time his topic will be “Proper Guidelines for Fall Pruning to Produce Healthier and Happier Shrubs in the Spring”. Tiger, always entertaining, with an added gift of inspiring and enthusing, will not disappoint . Along with any potted plants you may want to bring for guidance.

Bring your
shears and clippers as Ms. Sharpener is scheduled to make a return appearance.

More Coffee in the Garden:
New date and time!
Sunday, September 26, 4 - 6 p.m.
Wine in the Garden at 4251 Arguello Street.

Wednesdy, October 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Garden Club Meeting:
Speaker:
Bill Toone on “Drought and Water Conservation”
We are thrilled to announce that Bill Toone will be joining us to speak on “Drought-A Local Perspective on a Global Problem”. Bill has quite a varied background which began at UCDavis in Avian Sciences. He is best known today for his work in sustainable development and management practices in developing countries. He is at the helm of the ECOLIFE Foundation which concerns itself with the “disconnect between quality of life for people and the health of their natural resources”. Bill will not only share his experiences from around the globe helping groups solve water quality and shortage problems, but will bring it close to home with his own sustainable water harvesting practices at his own residence. These are easy solutions that we can all adopt in our quest to save water and adjust to our changing climate.

Friday 5 November
Oasis Nursery/Debra Baldwin –
Information will be given at the meeting!

Wednesday December 1
Party! details to follow.

The MHGC Newsletter Summer 2010 is now available on the website in a compressed PDF file that will download quickly. Go to http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/newsletters.php.

Do you have a gardening tidbit or a GC event report/story to share with us? Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy:
dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).

NEW! Check out our handy
Calendar on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ .
You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for
e-Communications).

Other Events:
Every Friday, 3 - 7 p.m.
Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay!.It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street, between Washington and Fort Stockton. Fun, mostly organic, creative and usually with live music.

Thursday, September 2, 6:30 p.m.
Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street. The Social Life of Chickens.
A
Visual Lecture & Book Signing with Karen Davis. $10.00 donation. www.upc-online.org/karenbio.htm

Saturday, Oct. 2, 8:30 am-3:30 pm
What do a famous San Diego chef, an award-winning floral designer, and a best-selling garden book author have in common? Find out at "The Informed Home Gardener", Fall Seminar and Marketplace. Sponsored by Master Gardener Association, www.mastergardenerssandiego.org.

Internet Sources:
Video on Rooting Tip Cuttings:
http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/videos/rooting-tip-cuttings.aspx

Fine Gardening Plant Guide:
http://www.finegardening.com/PlantGuide/

Fine Gardening Photo of the Day eLetter:
http://f.chtah.com/s/48/712205674/tauntonpress.html

Have these and more detailed infos always handy:
http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/
http://www.mhgardenclub.blogspot.com/
Find us on Facebook (
http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)

We always love to hear from you and see you at our events or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for this bi-weekly e-news update:
sabine.starr@yahoo.com

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

GC News, Dates and Infos

(Photo of Debbie Quillin, who raised approximately 600 $ for "Petals for Patriots" at the Concert in the Park)
(Photo from our delightful trip to the Odo Gardens, Elfin Forest)


Dear Garden Aficionados and Mission Hills Garden Club Members,


Please find our current events below. Also, if you have not renewed your membership yet, please renew now. Thank you, if you have renewed already (Barbara Strona for Membership).

Wednesdy, August 25, 6 – 8 p.m.

Garden Club Meeting: Speaker Jim Mumford of Green Scaped Buildings. “Living Walls and Roofs – Purposes and Creation”Jim Mumford is a horticulturist, Certified Landscape Professional, and an accredited Green Roof Professional. Jim found early on that by combining rain water harvesting with home grown food in a closed –circuit ecosystem on walls and roofs would work quite well in urban environments. He has quickly become the go to guy for such systems and serves clients not only locally but nationally (Meredith French for Programs).


Coffee in the Garden dates (Sandra Scherf for Coffee in the Garden)

Saturday, August 28, 10 a. m. – noon

Coffee in the Garden at 3574 7th Ave


Sunday, September 26, 4 - 6 p.m.

Wine in the Garden at 4251 Arguello Street


Saturday, October 30, 10 a. m. - noon

Coffee in the Garden at 1506 Plumosa Way


Saturday, November 20 10 a. m. - noon

Coffee in the Garden at 1753 W. Montecito Way


Did you know this about the GC Club?

The Projects Committee meeting supports a garden at Grant Elementary. Dave Martocchio, a teacher at Grant has been working for eight years on a project in the canyon behind the school. The link to their website is: http://www.roomk3.org/. Click on the heading for Canyon Project to get the details. Volunteers meet the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 to help with this work if anybody is interested (Linda Lawley for Projects)

The MHGC Newsletter Summer 2010 is now available on the website in a compressed PDF file that will download quickly. Go to http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/newsletters.php.

Do you have a gardening tidbit or a GC event report/story to share with us? Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy: dimsdale@cox.net (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).


NEW! Check out our handy Calendar on our Website: http://www.missionhillsgardenclub.org/ . You find all of our events and other garden or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).


Other Events:
TONIGHT: National Night Out
Please join us in Neighbor Watch’s National Night Out, Tuesday, August 3rd. Turn on your front porch lights, gather on your porches after sunset, come for a flash-light walk through our beautiful Mission Hills neighborhood en masse (From Pam Amundson, Mission Hills Neighborhood Watch)
http://www.natw.org/nno/toolkit/105487-NNO_OrgPoster.pdf
It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
The "27th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m.

Support our local certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills. It is every Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. on Falcon Street, between Washington and Fort Stockton.

Thursday, September 2, 6:30 p.m., Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Street. The Social Life of Chickens. A Visual Lecture & Book Signing with Karen Davis. $10.00 donation. www.upc-online.org/karenbio.htm

Internet Sources:

San Diego Horticultural Society Newsletter signup, send an e-mail to soddo@earthlink.net

Sign up for your daily garden news and get your “dirt du jour” at http://www.dirtcouture.com/


Have these and more detailed infos always handy:
Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)
We always love to hear from you and see you at our events or come and volunteer! Please send me an e-mail if you have something for this bi-weekly e-news update: sabine.starr@yahoo.com.

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair