Delta Informal Gardeners © All rights reserved.


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
February 26
March 26
April 23

Board Meetings
March 6
April 3
May 8

Propagation Workshop

Propagation for the 2018 season has resumed. Join us at Wolfe Ranch every Saturday 10–noon, bring gloves, clippers, and a friend.

Click here for directions.

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

February 26 Meeting
Joan Morris, Home and Garden editor, Bay Area News Group

At our February meeting Joan Morris, the Home and Garden editor for the Bay Area News Group, will be our guest speaker. Joan will speak on starting the Contra Costa Master Gardner’s, “Our Garden”, a demonstration garden in Walnut Creek that teaches sustainable gardening classes once a week, April through October, and donates all produce to help feed the hungry. The Garden is celebrating its 10th season this year. She’ll also be happy to answer your pets and wildlife questions.

Joan has trained as a Contra Costa Master Gardner and was instrumental in developing the demonstration garden.

Joan Morris knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a newspaper reporter, and this year she will have been living her dream for 40 years. Her career started in New Mexico moving on to Texas and in 1988 she joined the Contra Costa Times.

During her career she’s covered a wide variety of subjects including a deadly prison riot, the landing of the space shuttle Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., two Super Bowls, and an assortment of murders and other crimes. Several years ago she traded her police scanner in and joined the Features staff at the paper and eventually became Home & Garden editor. Five years ago she was tapped to replace the legendary Gary Bogue and take over the Pets and Wildlife column.

Download this month's Weeder

Order dig apparel

Look great and be recognized as a Club Member

Pat will be accepting orders for personalized items at every DIG meeting. Download the order form here.

President's Message | FEBRUARY 2018

What I use my Jacuzzi tub for

I’ve been growing Coleus plants since I was about 10 years old. I bought them at a second hand store in Grants Pass, Oregon. They were sold in tin cans, which always had charcoal wood pieces in the bottom of the cans. The Coleus roots loved the charcoal. In earlier years, I grew them as indoor plants. I pinched off the blossoms as soon as I saw them and they grew happily inside for a long time. When they started looking too leggy, I would take cuttings, root them in water and start all over.

It wasn’t until I moved to Brentwood in 2008 that I started planting them outside in the summer in shaded locations. This past year in the fall, I took cuttings from my outside plants, rooted new ones and they are happily growing in my upstairs Jacuzzi tub. It’s the best sun location. I thought you’d enjoy how I make such good use of my bathtub!

If you come to our propagation get-togethers each Saturday from ten to noon at the Wolfe Ranch in Brentwood, you’ll learn all about how we propagate and grow many varieties of annuals and perennials for our annual plant sale. We have a wonderful time each week socializing with gardening friends and discovering new plants. Plus, we get to preview what we are growing for our May 12, 2018, DIG Plant Sale. We would love to have you join us any Saturday at 10 o’clock.

A special thank you to The Ruth Bancroft Gardens for donating plants for our monthly raffle held at our meetings on the fourth Monday of each month.