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President's Message | AUGUST 2017

Will We Have An Early Fall?

Did I detect a hint of Fall in the air? We took a walk the other morning and it was cool and a bit breezy. I sure hope so. This heat has kept me from spending as much time in the garden as I would like and I feel as if I’ve missed out on summer. I’m anxious to get out and catch up and I see so much that needs to be done. Our tomatoes are hopeless this year and then I discovered (I should have known) a huge tomato hornworm who had been dining on our plant. It would seem that he enjoyed this plant way more than we did. I do love the salvias that we’ve acquired at some of our past plant sales. With their many different varieties and colors, they’re a great addition to any garden and so far, easy to grow. They attract hummingbirds and bees and many have great aromatic foliage. I’m planning to cut some for our propagation workshops which will be starting up soon. I hope you’ll join us. If you haven’t been before it’s fun and the start of many of our plants for next year’s plant sale. It’s educational and you can enjoy getting to know other DIGgers better and best of all learn how to make more plants. Watch for upcoming dates.


Important Dates

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church,
809 Second Street in Brentwood.

Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday, (after the first Monday),
of each month in the Fireside Room.

General Meetings
August 28
September 25

October 23

Board Meetings
September 5
October 3
November 7

Propagation Workshop

Propagation has ended for 2017. Check back in fall for more information.

2018 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 12, 2018
Wolfe Ranch

August 28—Meeting speaker—Dan Smith

Owner of Pacific Groves Nursery

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Our August speaker is Dan Smith, owner of Pacific Grovers Nursery. I’m sure you’ll enjoy learning about fruit and nut trees from the source! Pacific Groves Nursery is a major garden center supplier of fruit and nut trees, as well as flowering ornamental landscape plants. Dan’s talk will benefit all, from the novice to the advanced gardener. Have questions about bare root plantings, gardening, deep root watering? Dan can answer all your questions. Pacific Groves fruit trees have no pesticides that are harmful to bees and are certified virus free. The trees are grown in the Pacific Northwest.

Please join us on August 28th at 7:30 pm for this interesting presentation and chance to win a bare root tree.

For more information visit

Helen Wheeler, Vice President, Programs