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President's Message | may 2016

Another Successful
​Plant Sale!

What a wonderful Plant Sale we had! Thanks to all of you who worked to hard and contributed so much to make it all happen. I’m told that this was only the second time in 28 years that it rained on our Plant Sale day. Yet despite the rain, people came out to buy and stand in long lines to purchase our plants. It was so gratifying to hear so many nice remarks from our customers too. They were so positive and complimentary saying how organized we were and how beautiful the plants were. A special thanks to our Plant Manager, Steve Hendrickson, for his hard work and guidance throughout the year. Also to Cathy Voortman, for her help and expertise. To Mel and Dorothy Abreu, thank you for letting us use your greenhouse for our propagation. And of course our thanks to the Wolfe family for allowing us to use this beautiful site. The biggest thanks of all is to all of YOU who work so tirelessly and it really showed with our beautiful plants, banners, signs, and pictures. What a talented group we have.


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 23
June 27-
DIG's Anniversary Potluck
July 25

Board Meetings
June 7
July 5
​August 2

Propagation Workshop

We are done with propagation until the fall. Check back later for the fall propagation schedule..

2017 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 13, 2017
Wolfe Ranch

Our speaker for our May 23rd meeting is Shanae Armstrong. She is the owner of the Oakley-based business All About Succulents. She plans to talk about landscaping with succulents, or, as she calls it, P.I.G., Planting In Ground. She’ll show a PowerPoint presentation, as a picture says a thousand words. Shanae has been designing water-wise container gardens and landscapes for five years. She has been a municipal gardener for 20 years and continues to hone her landscape construction and maintenance skills as a landscape horticulture student at Solano College where she also works full time.

Shanae has converted her personal landscape into an ever-changing demonstration garden where she tests the viability of succulents in the extreme temperatures of the Delta region. She has also recently branched out as a ceramic artist specializing in custom succulent containers and is hard at work developing a series of succulent presentations, and workshops to help introduce a variety of drought-tolerant options for our local landscapes.

Bring your questions about growing and designing landscapes with succulents. Visitors are always welcome.

may 23, Shanae Armstrong 

Owner of the Oakley-based business All About Succulents

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