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 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

Please contribute to our Newsletter. Send your text to Nancy, (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).
Calendar of events on our Website: 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

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:

Sicily: Natural History, Antiquities, Culture & Cuisine, April 7-17, 2011
A Pacific Horticulture Tour. Escorted by Katherine Greenberg.

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:

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:

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:

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

Internet Resources:

Check out events on the Palomar District website:

The MH Garden Club online:Website:
Facebook ( 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:
Wishing you a beautiful Holiday Season,Sabine StarrCommunications Chair

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