Tag: Barb Strona

Botany and Booze

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Botany and Booze

  In January the San Diego Horticultural Society welcomed Amy Stewart who has a new book out, “The Drunken Botanist.” Stewart is always fun to hear (and read), and this book is no exception. Stewart explained that she became inspired to write this book when she attended a convention of garden writers in Portland. As […]

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Decorating With Flowers, Succulents and Miscellaneous Finds

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Decorating With Flowers, Succulents and Miscellaneous Finds

  In October several Garden Club members attended the San Diego Floral Association’s meeting which featured Tony Alvarez who gave us ideas for decorating with flowers, succulents, and miscellaneous items found outdoors. Alvarez had myriad half-started arrangements, and before beginning his talk he continued assembling bits and pieces. Probably the best information I garnered from […]

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Old Ben Courts Wild Birds

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Old Ben Courts Wild Birds

  The last meeting of the Mission Hills Garden Club’s 2013 summer season was held at the Mission Hills Nursery. Ben Zlotnick, also known as Old Ben, spoke about attracting wild birds. He is an advocate for creating a certified wild life habitat. The entire city of Alpine has such a designation because every household […]

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Easy Gardening Chores that Even I Might Do

| November 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

According to Tiger Palafox of the Mission Hills Nursery, November is a great time to do a multitude of things to spruce up your garden. He included labor-free and cost-effective ideas in his September talk to the Mission Hills Garden Club. Early November is the optimum time to plant cool weather crops. Lettuce, Swiss chard, […]

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Container Gardens of Succulent Succulents (pardon the pun)

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Container Gardens of Succulent Succulents (pardon the pun)

By Barb Strona Late last spring the Mission Hills Garden Club’s “Event” was to learn how to plant an attractive potted succulent garden. Debra Lee Baldwin, renowned succulent expert, first demonstrated how to plant using various pots and plants. Whether you begin with a particular pot you like or you begin with plants you like, […]

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