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President's Message | SEPTEMBER 2018


This is the time of the year when we start propagation of plant material for our annual Plant Sale in May. The plant sale is one of our primary functions for the community by providing affordable plants to the public and raising money for the Club expenses, but mainly for our monetary contributions to the community. We offer scholar- ships to our graduating high school students and donate to school programs that are plant related and to other worthy causes in our community. Without the plant sale we have no purpose and, therefore, no garden club.

The Plant Sale Committee has sent out a member survey regarding the Plant Sale, if you haven’t already completed and returned it,please do so ASAP. Your thoughts, ideas and criticism will help the committee improve the entire Plant Sale process. One of the ques-tions on the survey was “Should we continue the plant sale”! Responses have been a resounding YES, which is good to hear. However, this plant sale has been organized and run for the past 29 years by a dedicated few members with the help of our membership as the dedicated worker bees. Our core organizers are growing older and can no longer do what they once did. So we need more people involved to carry the plant sale forward. One thing the Plant Sale committee is doing is establishing committees who will be in charge of specific plant material areas such as California Natives (Bob Castle and John Case are heading this committee), Seed Propagation for vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, etc. (Connie Miller will lead that group), Succulents and Cactus (led by Pat Moore and Celia Selders), and Propagation of Cuttings (Steve Hendrickson). We will need volunteers to learn from and help each of these plant material chairman in propagating the various plants and later help all to up size to gallon containers in the early spring. This needs to be a team effort and we need a BIG TEAM! The more people involved, themore fun and the easier the job.

Speaking of Propagation, we have kicked it off! See the propagation Corner for what is going on and how you can help!

Bob Selders


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
September 24
October 22

​November 26​
Board Meetings
September 4
October 2
November 6

Propagation Workshop

Propagation for the 2019 season will begin on Saturday, September 15th 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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