President's Message | May 2015

Another Plant Sale is in the Bag!

It was a long day, but we did it! Another Plant Sale in the bag. It seemed quieter than in the past, but we still managed to sell a lot of plants. The native and drought tolerant plants were very popular. We all worked hard and we got lots of compliments. I wish there was room to list all the things people did that made the sale run smoothly. A big thanks to our Plant Manager, Steve Hendrickson, who worked all year to keep us on track. Another thanks to Mel & Dorothy Abreu for the use of their greenhouse for our propagation workshops. And a special thanks to the Wolfe family for letting us use their property for our sale and prep work.

I told myself that I wasn’t going to buy a lot of plants since I don’t have a lot of room for them. But I did. I’ll find spots here and there, and it will all work out. A few will go in pots on the porch and the mystery plant will get moved around until it looks happy. Basil in the flower garden is just fine. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did and picked some pretty flowers for Mother’s Day.

Time to head out to the Garden!

And don't forget this month's meeting is early due to the Memorial Day Holiday


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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.

General Meetings
May 18-Kathy Echols on drought resistant plants. Refreshments: Richard Arp, Vivian Faye, Michael Polluck
June 22
July 27

Board Meetings
June 2
July 7
August 4

Propagation Workshop

We will resume propagation in the fall.
Check your Weeder  for more information.
Locationsfor directions

2016 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 7, 2016
Wolfe Ranch


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EARLY MEETING this month!

Kathy Echols | May 18th, 7:30 pm  

Drought Tolerant PlantsKathy Echols will speak on Drought Tolerant Plants. Bring your questions for Kathy. Kathy taught Plant Propagation, Plant Production, Greenhouse and Nursery Practices and New Plant Introduction at Diablo Valley College for over 20 years. She is an avid plant propagator and is responsible for many of the unusual varieties of plants that are sold at Diablo Valley College plant sales. She has also been a past President of the International Plant Propagators.

John Case will be our 5-minute gardener this month, he’ll be talking about Crotons—a houseplant or outdoors in the shade in summer. Color without flowers—something everyone should try!

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