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

April 22

May 20*

* a week early due to holiday

June 24 Member Potluck

Board Meetings

May 7

June 4

July 2

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
Wolfe Ranch

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President's Message | APRIL 2019

Propagation is continuing every Thursday and Saturday at the Wolfe Ranch from 10:00 until Noon. We sincerely appreciate all those DIGgers who have faithfully come to help on these past Thursdays and Saturdays, in spite of the continued cold, wind and rain. This year we have had 36 different individuals work on at least one of our propagation days and of course there are those core 15 to 20 DIGgers who work most, if not all work days. These 36 people represents about 33% of our membership and that is great participation! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has helped, it’s great to see all the new and long term members working together, making new friends and having a good time.      

By the time you read this Weeder all our plants should be in their final containers and being groomed for the sale, but we will still be very busy preparing the area for the sale. We will be fertilizing, watering and grooming the plants, setting up the sale site with signage, final placement of plants, installing the shade canopies, striping the parking, holding area and check  out lines, etc. and we’ll need lots of help on sale day. There are sign up sheets for people to water the plants during the week and numerous jobs on sale day. Volunteer sign up sheets are available on propagation days and at the next General Meeting or you can call Robin Choate (925-759-0700) to sign up for  watering or me (925-642-0080) for the sale day jobs. We need everyone’s help, there are only 3 weeks left before the Plant Sale on May 11!! 

We want to thank one of our members who can’t get out to most of our work days, but wanted to help those who have been working. Sherry Starks CMT, one of our members, has donated 4 gift certificates, each for a one hour massage. The first was given to Dan Artz who’s name was drawn from those workers who have been working this year until mid March. The next Certificate will be drawn from all the workers between 3/28  and 4/25 and the last two will be drawn in a similar manner after the sale. Be sure to sign the volunteers sheet each day you are working, because your name will be in the drawing for each day you work!

Thinking ahead to our 2020 Plant Sale, we need to start collecting gallon cans and square 4” containers. If you have or can obtain any plant containers this size over the next year, please bring them out to the ranch, there is a can Container to place all cans in. If you know potential sources of containers, or need someone to pick up cans, let me know. These cans are expensive to buy and as we use about 8,000 one gallon containers each sale we need all we can get. 

Bob Selders