President's Message | October 2014

Bedtime

With anticipation we are putting our garden to bed for the winter. We raked leaves, spread compost, and put winter veggies in the ground. Holes are dug for the new trees. We lost our old dog, Izzie, not long ago, so a dogwood in her memory will go in one of the side yards and a Raywood Ash will go in out back to create some shade on a future sunny day. It’s time to plan our winter projects. We are fortunate to live in an area that we can do projects at this time of year. We have fences and gates to repair and I’d like to build some cat shelters for the feral cats that live in our yard. I’m sure Chris has a different list, but eventually they will all get done. We may have to flip a coin for whose project goes first. Then again, we may just sit back with a cup of coffee and plan our projects for spring. No doubt they will include fences and gates. Enjoy the peace in your garden this winter. Soon enough we will be looking forward to spring when things wake up and bloom.

 





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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.

Propagation Workshop

2012 Fall Season Propagation has ended. Please join us in the spring as we move our operations to Wolfe Ranch.. See LOCATIONSfor more information.


General Meetings
November 24
Our speaker will be Martin Tucker on Holiday Decoration Ideas. Thanks to Leslie Servin, Connie Miller and Marlys Carlyle for providing the refreshments.

Board Meetings

November 4

Happy Holidays!!

2014 Holiday Potluck
December 15
Brentwood Community Center

2015 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale

May 9, 2015 | Wolfe Ranch

November 24, GENERAL MEETING

Our own Martin Tucker, Holiday Decoration Ideas

Don't miss this Demonstration of Holiday Decoration. DIG's own Martin Tucker will head up the demonstrations. After retiring from 40 years of teaching and school work in 1996, Martin and Bev moved to Antioch and shortly after joined DIG. Martin has served as DIG’s president many times and has also been our field trip coordinator for many years. Being a farm boy, Martin developed a natural liking of plants and animals. Gardening and floral interest caused him to be a self taught hobby florist. He did the major part of the floral arrangements for two churches over many years and did the flowers for the weddings of all four of his children. He also created a job teaching floral design in adult education and six years later did a second retirement. Now gardening is his main activity.

UPCOMING DIG FIELD TRIPS

Orchard Nursery, Lafayette, Thursday, December 4, 2014

Refer to your Weeder, or contact Martin Tucker or Robin Choate, for more information.


DELTA INFORMAL GARDENERS (DIG)

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