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Winter Gardens with Chuck McClung

| December 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Winter Gardens with Chuck McClung

At our final meeting in 2022, Chuck McClung, a gardener his entire life with a master in botany, gave a truly enlightening talk.  His focus was on what we can do in the winter with and for our gardens.  McClung began by saying how lucky we are to live in San Diego, and in Mission […]

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Internationally Acclaimed Lightscape Coming to San Diego Botanic Garden For 2022 Holiday Season

| November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Internationally Acclaimed Lightscape Coming to San Diego Botanic Garden For 2022 Holiday Season

Lightscape will transform the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 18 through Sunday, January 1, except for Christmas Day. The enchanting, after-dark, illuminated trail will span one mile and feature spectacular sights with eye-catching artistic installations from international artists that come alive at night with color, imagination, and sound. […]

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Some of the Less Attractive Aspects of Age

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Some of the Less Attractive Aspects of Age

First, I am not a doctor.  Therefore, what I write may or may not be true for you.  These are my personal observations of aging, which I find a fascinating topic.  We are all unique and our bodies react differently based on genetics and lifestyle factors. With that thought, I find it interesting that I […]

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Summer Speakers’ Series – Getting to Know You

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
Summer Speakers’ Series – Getting to Know You

Programs to acquaint us with people and services in Mission Hills/Hillcrest The Friends of the Mission Hills – Hillcrest/Knox Library are sponsoring a summer speakers’ series.  Each one will be held in the Community Room of the Library at 6:30 p.m. Mission Hills Nursery – presented by Toni and Fausto Palafox – takes place at […]

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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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Making Progress with Our Elected Officials – One Meeting at a Time

| June 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Making Progress with Our Elected Officials – One Meeting at a Time

This past month has been far busier than expected because of the following community issues: Presidio Park fires, the homeless/unsheltered, historic preservation, and concerned citizens who are worried about speculators and developers who aren’t willing to be good neighbors. Obviously, these are trying times for many of us. However, rather than sitting and waiting for […]

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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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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

The past couple of months, burrowing owls and prairie dogs at the San Diego Zoo moved to their new “digs” in the Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Orb weaver spiders began spinning new webs, and other wildlife like Fijian iguanas, axolotls and dragon-headed katydids are now acclimating to their new habitats in preparation for the public opening March 2022. The public […]

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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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