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

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:
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

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.
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:

Fine Gardening Plant Guide:

Fine Gardening Photo of the Day eLetter:

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:

Happy Gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

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