Thursday, April 21, 2011

MHGC: Meeting, Garden Walk, Coffee in the Garden, MORE

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

The Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk will take place on Saturday, May 7th. We need docents to greet visitors in the homeowners' gardens. You do not have to be a garden club member to volunteer, so ask a friend to do a shift with you and in return you will both receive a free ticket for the walk.

Please email Barbara Kocmur at in order to sign up.

The Garden Club needs you!

Serve as an Officer or Committee Chair for the June '11-May '12 Board. Sign up on our website! Please consider taking on one of the openings and have fun getting to know the club members better.

Wednesday April 27, 6 – 8 pm

Monthly Meeting

Movie and Popcorn Night “Sunset Boulevard”.

The April 27th Mission Hills Garden Club meeting will feature a screening of the classic film "Sunset Boulevard" to help put members and guests in the mood for the upcoming Mission Hills Garden Walk. Slated for the day before Mother's Day, this year's Garden Walk is titled "A Stroll Down Sunset Boulevard," and what could be more fun than watching this gem of a Hollywood movie starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. The meeting begins at 6pm. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and popcorn and are encouraged to come dressed as a character from the movie.

At 4070 Jackdaw Street, 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, May 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mission Hills Garden Walk “A Stroll Down Sunset Boulevard”

Garden Art & Food Available For Purchase, Wine Reception at Mission Hills Nursery (3-4:30). Adult Tickets $25 in Advance, $30 Day of Walk, Children under 12 Free. Tickets may be purchased

online at or at the Mission Hills Nursery, Walter Andersen’s Nursery and Cedros Gardens.

Wednesday May 25th, 6 – 8 pm

Monthly Meeting


Mission Hills Garden Club will be featuring Randy Crow from Green Meadows Growers at the May 25th meeting. Randy is in charge of Sales and Marketing for ornamental grasses and perennials. At this event he will focus on his favorite ornamental grasses and other eco friendly lawn alternatives. Plants will be offered for sale after the talk.

4070 Jackdaw St

Mission Hills, 92103

Members free, guests without a pass $10.

no rsvp. Light refreshments offered.

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/

Click the following link to download our current newsletter from our website: (Nancy Dismdale for Newsletter). Comments are welcome. Please send an e-mail to (Nancy Dimsdale for Newsletter).

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 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.

Upcoming Events at the MH Nursery

Saturday April 30th

3rd Urban Farmstyle Seminar at the nursery, where guest Chef Jenn from Sea Rocket Bistro will prepare something yummy beginning at 12:00pm, please register online or in the nursery. FREE

Saturday May 14th

Urban Farmstyle Seminar presents Stone Brewing who will show us how to can and jar your spring harvest. Again you may register online or at the nursery. FREE

Friday May 27th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Get The Answer Night. Walk away from a couple hours of laughter, friendship, and tasting with The Answer and t-shirt. Cost $25.00 each must register and pay by May 20th

To register online for events at Mission Hills Nursery click link or visit our facebook page

Saturday May 7th 11 am – 5 pm

Mission Hills Artists Artwalk on the 1600 Block of West Lewis. For more information visit

The San Diego History Center has a number of garden related events coming up. Check out their website for details.

Donate your Plants with a Tax Deduction

As more and more of us are putting in drought tolerant gardens, there may occasions when our mature plants no longer fit our new garden design. The San Diego Zoo and/or SD Zoo Safari Park (aka Wild Animal Park) may be interested in your plants. Call the main office of the Horticultural Department at SD Zoo Safari Park: 760-738-5054. Since the SD Zoo and SD Zoo Safari Park are both nonprofit organizations your gift is tax deductible.

Did you know that by being a member of the Mission Hills Garden Club you are automatically a member of the California Garden Clubs, Inc./Palomar District

Internet Resources:

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:

Check out events on the Palomar District website:

Video on building your own rain barrel

Wear your garden: Haute Couture and Botany

Keep track of what you plant where – Plant Markers

The MH Garden Club online:



Facebook ( find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)

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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