Friday, April 29, 2011

MHGC News: Garden Walk, Meeting, MORE

Dear Mission Hills Garden Club Members and Garden Aficionados,

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

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.

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.

Thursday, May 5

The Master Gardeners are planning a bus trip to Los Angeles to see the Arlington Garden in Pasadena and the Getty Villa gardens in Malibu. In addition there will be stops at two specialty nurseries in the Pasadena/Marina del Rey areas. This takes place ***May 5, Cinco de Mayo***, and non-MGs are invited to join in. The cost is $37 which does not include lunch. If you would like more information, please email Cindy Sparks at or phone 619-223-5515 to find out all the details.

Saturday May 7th 11 am – 5 pm

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

May 7, 10 am – noon

H2O The Art of Conservation. Opening Reception. Free to the public, donation suggested. 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon. Visit for more information.

Sunday, May 8, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

Six historic Coronado homes will be featured on, Mother’s Day. This year’s tour will feature an eclectic mixture of time periods and architecture and will include several homes lived in by early leaders in naval aviation. The annual Home Tour is a major fundraiser for the Coronado Historical Association. Tickets may be purchased in advance either at the Coronado Visitor Center (operated by the CHA), 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, or online at For further information, call 619-435-7242.

Upcoming Events at the MH Nursery

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

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:

The MH Garden Club online:



Facebook ( find “Mission Hills Garden Club”)

Leo Aikman: “A good gardener always plants three seeds: one for the bugs, one for the weather and one for himself.”

Please send me an e-mail if you have something for the bi-monthly Enews:

Happy gardening,

Sabine Starr

Communications Chair

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