President's Message | NOVEMBER 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.



Happy Holidays!!

2014 Holiday Potluck
December 15
Brentwood Community Center


2015 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale

May 9, 2015 | Wolfe Ranch

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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DIG's Annual Holiday Potluck, gift exchange and board installation

December 15, 2014

We will be celebrating this year in the Arts & Crafts room at the new Community Center in Brentwood. There is plenty of parking in the 3-story parking garage directly behind the Center, we have been asked to park there. Disabled parking is directly in front of the building. Please bring a favorite dish to share, (enough to serve 8-10). There are a sink and electric outlets handy in the room, but no refrigerator or stove are available.
Please bring an Exchange Gift for each person attending (if you wish to participate in the exchange.) Garden-related gifts are encouraged, & homemade is very good. The gifts will be centerpieces on our dining tables, so size and presentation do matter. Please don't buy anything expensive, but do make it a gift which you would enjoy receiving and will look nice as a centerpiece on the table. Some suggestions are, a nicely presented plant, bird feeder, garden deco, etc. If you have any questions, call Carole at 634-1463.