Everyone needs a few roses in their garden!! Not one is better suited than Tom Cooney, Master Rosarian and long-time member of the Orange County Rose Society, to give us an introduction to growing these beautiful plants! Tom is a Master Rosarian and Horticulture Judge for the American Rose Society (ARS). Tom was named the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian in 2017 for the Pacific Southwest District of the American Rose Society. Tom and his wife Miriam cultivate a garden of over 300 roses in Aliso Viejo. We plan to hold a raffle, so bring some cash! Donations for cuttings/seed table needed! Doors open at 9am, Norman P. Murray Center, Mission Viejo. Visitors are always welcome!
This month we are fortunate to learn “All About Bluebirds” from Bob Franz, founding member of the Southern California Bluebird Club. Who doesn’t want to learn how to attract these adorable visitors to our gardens! Bob’s organization assists the local Western Bluebird population by maintaining and monitoring nest boxes for the birds as their natural habitats decline, and non-native bird species compete for their natural nesting sites. If we’re lucky, Bob will even bring some Bluebird Boxes to our meeting for purchase!!! The club was featured on a 2007 episode of Huell Howser which you can view here: https://blogs.chapman.edu/huell-howser-archives/2007/09/29/bluebirds-californias-green-128/. We plan to hold a raffle, so bring some cash! Donations for cuttings/seed table needed! Doors open at 9am, Norman P. Murray Center, Mission Viejo. Visitors are always welcome!
We will be meeting at the Norman P. Murray Center on Friday, May 20, 2022, beginning at 9am. Our meeting will include signups for our June luncheon, raffle, cuttings table, horticulture presentation and refreshments.
Our special speaker this month will be Teresa Byington. Teresa Byington loves to dig in the dirt and gets plenty of opportunities to do just that as she cares for her large cottage garden which consists of about 150 roses. She is an active member of the American Rose Society and Indianapolis Rose Society. Teresa will be presenting remotely via GoToMeeting. Teresa’s garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses - from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials, and veggies fill this garden. Teresa's garden was recently featured in Garden Gate Magazine's January edition! You can visit her blog here: https://thegardendiary.com/
Join your Mission Viejo Garden Club friends for this fun event! We will be hosting a Spring Fling Sale at one of our gardens that includes plants (Bishop's Lace 4" pot, Penstemmon 4" pots, Ivy Geraniums, African Blue Basil, seeds including Breadseed poppy, Orlaya and Sweet peas, succulents and many others, along with Garden Themed decor. Sale and Garden tour are free for members. Guests may attend the Sale for free. A $10 donation is requested for participation the Garden Tour which includes four beautiful gardens in Mission Viejo.
This is the only fundraiser we have planned for the year, and we need all of our members to help by contributing plants for the sale and by inviting your friends to attend! More details will be sent via email. We can't wait to see you at this wonderful event! Sale and tour tickets: 24361 Via Madrugada, Mission Viejo, CA 92691..
Members of other local garden clubs are welcome to attend! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information!
Our activity for March is a members field trip to the Carlsbad Flower Fields. In order to enjoy the ranunculus blooms at their peak, the March event will take place on April 1, 2022. Please watch for further information in your Mission Viejo Garden Club emails. Deadline for signups is 03/26/22.
Our February meeting will feature very special speaker Carolyn Cavecche of 'Flowers From the Thicket', a local flower farm in downtown Orange, CA. Her small farm provides flowers to several local florists. Carolyn will talk about how her business started as well as tips on growing the best flowers for bouquets in our local climate. You can see more on her website: 'flowersfromthethicket.com'. Guests are welcome to view her online presentation (GoToMeeting)!
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