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Surprising Information about Bees

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Surprising Information about Bees

In April, the Garden Club met at Mission Hills Nursery to hear Candace Vanderhoff from Solobee tell us the truth about bees.  I assumed that most of our food is directly or indirectly dependent on the European honeybees’ pollination.  We learned from Vanderhoff that the European honeybee is threatening our native bee population by bullying […]

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Companion Plants for Succulents

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
Companion Plants for Succulents

In March, the Mission Hills Garden Club learned that many plants thrive amidst succulents.  Linda Bresler, a certified landscape designer, is truly an artist using living plants as her canvas.  In her talk, she gave us a host of types of plants with which to paint our yards. We learned that from early childhood, Bresler […]

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Kokedama Workshop

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Kokedama Workshop

In February, the Mission Hills Garden Club attended a workshop on Kokedama, an offshoot of Bonsai, given by Kanako Yamada.  Kokedama is a plant which grows from a sphere consisting of roots covered in soil and then wrapped in colored moss.  The spere represents the earth.  After feasting on delicious Japanese style hors d’oeuvres, we […]

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Tyler Trimble Presents Fruit Trees and Soil as a Living Thing

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Tyler Trimble Presents Fruit Trees and Soil as a Living Thing

In January, the Missions Hills Garden Club attended a Zoom presentation about back yard fruit trees given by Tyler Trimble, also known as Mr. Tree.  Trimble, a third-generation farmer, and his family live in Bonsall where his “home orchard is a food forest.”  Trimble’s talk focused on how to get maximum year-round production from your […]

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Mission Hills Garden Club Seeks Your Help

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Garden Club Seeks Your Help

By Rebecca Long, president The Mission Hills Garden Club was founded in 1998 to bring together friends and neighbors, to share our knowledge and love of gardening; to educating and supporting those interested and to beautifying our community. Over the years, we worked to expand our outreach from putting on the first San Diego garden […]

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24th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk Takes Place on Saturday, May 7

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
24th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk Takes Place on Saturday, May 7

The 2022 Mission Hills Garden Walk, a much-loved gardening tradition, will focus this year on edible gardening.  It will again be held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, May 7.  The COVID pandemic has piqued interest in gardening, with fruits and vegetables at the top of the growing list.  Visitors will learn from neighbors […]

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Annual Coronado Flower Show Commemorates 100 Years

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Annual Coronado Flower Show Commemorates 100 Years

Let’s put the “petal” to the metal! Celebrating 100 years of growth, beauty and tradition, the Coronado Flower Show, a co-production of the Coronado Floral Association (CFA) and City of Coronado will return Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, the weekend after Earth Day. Flower Show organizers are looking for passionate volunteers to assist with […]

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What Shall I Do with my Poinsettias?

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
What Shall I Do with my Poinsettias?

When I was a teenager, my parents bought a home in Brentwood, a Los Angeles neighborhood.  I loved my bedroom.  It was just big enough to put a twin bed on two opposite walls with a bookcase and planter between them.  A high window was above the garage which shared the beds’ wall.  On the […]

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Trees Are Nature’s Pharmacopeia

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Trees Are Nature’s Pharmacopeia

Last fall the Mission Hills Garden Club enjoyed a visit to a magnificent garden and a buffet supper at the home of arborist Gary Walker, known as “the Tree Whisperer.”  Walker, a man of many talents, has been “involved with nature all my life.” Son of a French mother and a United States citizen father, […]

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San Diego Food System Alliance Holds First Annual Gathering

| October 31, 2021 | 0 Comments
San Diego Food System Alliance Holds First Annual Gathering

After releasing its proposed San Diego County Food Vision 2030 report, a 10-year road map for building a more just, sustainable food system in the region, The San Diego Food System Alliance (SDFSA) hosted its inaugural gathering this past October at Coastal Roots Farm at Leichtag Commons in Encinitas. The all-day, outdoor event featured speakers, interactive […]

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