Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dear Mission Hills Garden Club Members and Garden Aficionados,

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

Garden Walk News

We Want You! All hands on deck to help with the 2011 Garden Walk --- there are many ways to participate and now it's easier than ever to offer your assistance. Just go to and click on the Volunteer link, it's that simple. We need every single member to help out, so please sign up today!

Wednesday, February 23, 6 pm - 8 pm
Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Lynlee Austell, Master Gardener and public speaker will present a delightful and entertaining program on 3 simple steps to turning your gardens into those needing less water and less tending. “More Beauty-Less Fuss, Less Muss” is a common sense approach that upon hearing leaves you shaking your head “But, of course, why didn’t I think of that”. Please join us in a few laughs and some new understandings.

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)

Saturday, March 19, 10 am - noon
Coffee in the Garden at
1619 Myrtle Ave. 92103. Rain cancels this event
To enjoy the company of kindred spirits who also feel that: "Perfumes are the feelings of flowers." ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey.
Contact Sandra Scherf to schedule the date YOU want to share your garden or if you have any questions: 858 952 6806

Wednesday, March 23, 6 pm - 8 pm
Monthly Meeting
"Global Gardening"
Mission Hills Garden Club is dedicated to supporting the Horticulture Programs in San Diego schools at the elementary and secondary levels as well as in various local community colleges. For our March meeting, we are showcasing Crawford High School and their extraordinary gardening program they have developed with the help of The International Rescue Committee.

Please join us to hear how this diverse educational complex, with over 27 cultures, has given its students the opportunity to pursue the “American Dream”!

Presented in a multimedia format they will share with you a heart warming tale of what Mission Hills Garden Club's contributions have done for the personal, academic and social lives of the intern recipients & their schools. Hear and see how our support is truly reaching out on a global level.

The finale will be learning how to create "SEED BALLS" like the ones used for the dedication of the New Roots Community Garden which First Lady Michelle Obama recently visited. (All materials provided)

We look forward to your attendance to witness the impact Mission Hills Garden Club has had in these young students lives and in the communities where they live. Click link to see more about some of the work we have contributed to:

Saturday, April 16. 10 am - noon
Coffee in the Garden at
3838 Falcon St. 92103. Rain cancels this event
To enjoy the company of kindred spirits some of whom also feel that: " A weed is but an unloved flower. " ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Contact Sandra Scherf to schedule the date YOU want to share your garden or if you have any questions: 858 952 6806

Friday, June 3, 10 a.m.
Debra Lee Baldwin welcomes the Mission Hills Garden club for the second time to Oasis Water Efficient Gardens in Escondido, where she will again give a potting demonstration, then help us fill containers we've brought with succulents from the nursery's extensive selection. The hands-on part of the class size is limited to 20 so that Debra isn't spread too thin trying to assist participants.

Where: Oasis Nursery in Escondido
Cost: The fee is $25.00, which includes the cost of Debra’s time/expertise and a luncheon. (Oh, we usually get a discount on plant material from Oasis)
Transportation: is on your own (car pooling recommended)
The event is strictly limited to paid persons – club members. This event was full and sold out last year – register early!
To register for this event please send check for $25.00, your name, phone number, email to Carol Costarakis, 5524 Sandburg Ave, San Diego, CA 92122. Inquiries 858 909 0001/

The Winter 2011 issue of our Newsletter is now posted on our website at Click on "Winter" -- it's a wonderful collection of articles and photos (Nancy Dismdale for Newsletter). Comments are welcome. Please send an e-mail to
Calendar of events on our Website: You find all of our events and other garden clubs or neighborhood related events on it (Scott Borden for e-Communications).

Other Events:
Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m.
Support the certified Farmers Market in Mission Hills and help it stay! It is every Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. on Falcon Street , between Washington and Fort Stockton . Fun, mostly organic, creative and live music.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
MEET THE MASTERS 2011 Presents PAULA PRYKE. World Renowned Floral Designer from England Sharing her fabulous floral creations and latest books with us. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla. Tea Reception Following. Complimentary Valet Parking at all Events. $55 VGCLJ members $65 non-members. Includes Lecture, Tea Reception, General Seating. $250 per person (members and non-members) Includes Private Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception. Wednesday, April 6th with Paula Pryke plus Lecture, Tea Reception and VIP Seating. $1000 event sponsor (members and non-members). Includes 4 guests with all benefits of a $250 reservation, VIP Seating for all 4 guests and Sponsor Attribution in the event program. Questions? Email: or leave a message at 858-876-7141

Scott and Jim are on the road again. Our very own Scott Borden and Jim Bishop will be leading a tour to Portland's Extraordinary Gardens this July on behalf of the Pacific Horitculture Society. The tour is limited to 22 guests and it's nearly half full already. More info:

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

Check out the website of the San Diego Horticultural Society for their great events:

Internet Resources:
10 Seed Starting Tips

Organic Fertilizers

Check out events on the Palomar District website:

The MH Garden Club online:
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:

Happy gardening,
Sabine Starr
Communications Chair

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