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President's Message | OCTOBER 2018

Propagation



Propagation material for our annual Plant Sale in May has started and will continue each Saturday morning until mid November from 10:00 to noon at the Wolfe Ranch. Over the past four weeks of propagation we have averaged 23 Diggers, made up of 32 individual members. I want to thank everyone who has come out to help, with a special thank you to Juli Redford, Elinor Bell, Sue Castle and Connie Miller, who on the first week scrubbed and sanitized the numerous boxes we use for propagating the cuttings, to Steve Hendrickson for his informative program on cleaning & sharpening your tools and how to propagate with plant cuttings, Bob Castle, John Case and Jonah Sutherland for getting the California Natives seeds started that are popping up, and Poppy Holmes and Cathy Voortman for their quick and informative class on propagating with seeds at our fourth Saturday. There will be more scheduled and impromptu gardening programs on our upcoming Saturdays so we hope to see you there. I believe everyone who has come out to help in September has had a great time and learned something new about gardening, while help- ing DIG get ready for another successful Plant Sale in May. The time flies by quickly, so come on out and join the DIG Team. We knowthere are many other commitments that keep you busy, so we don’texpect you to be there every week, please come out and help whenyou can. Let’s make this year the best Plant Sale ever! The Plant SaleCommittee has been busy working on a detailed manual of whatneeds to be done to put on a successful Plant Sale. If you haven’talready completed and returned the Plant Sale Survey that was sent out via e-mail about two months ago, please do so ASAP. Your thoughts, ideas and criticism will help the committee improve the entire process at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DK7HMGW.

On Saturdays we propagate cuttings that members bring in from their own gardens. This year if you bring cuttings we need to know either the botanical and/or common name of the plant, the color of the flower (if it is a flowering plant), and general information about sun and water requirements. If available, a photo that can be sent elec- tronically to our sign committee. Please check your cuttings for insects or disease before bringing to the workshop. We currently have an excess of geraniums and succulents, so please wait until Spring to ask if we need more. I hope to see you on Saturday.

Bob Selders

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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), 7:00 pm,
of each month in the Fireside Room.

General Meetings
October 22
November 26​

December 10 -Holiday Potluck


Board Meetings
September 4
October 2
November 6

Propagation Workshop

Propagation for the 2019 season has begun.  Saturdays from 10:00am until noon at the Wolfe Ranch. Bring your clippers and gloves to learn how to propagate your favorite plants.  


2019 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 11, 2019
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Wolfe Ranch