Tag: Kate Sessions

Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration in Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers to “Plant It Forward”

| November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Kate Sessions Birthday Celebration in Balboa Park Invites Tree Lovers to “Plant It Forward”

The Balboa Park Conservancy encourages San Diego families and tree lovers of all ages to help Plant It Forward at a new annual event in honor of Kate Sessions’s birthday and Balboa Park’s vital urban forest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9. The family-friendly celebration in Morley Field at Jacaranda Place is the […]

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PART 2: Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
PART 2: Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now

Nancy Carol Carter’s February talk gave many fascinating details about the Exposition of 100 years ago. The United States planned this exposition to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. The canal would allow boats to travel between the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. The United States had money to donate to the host city. […]

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Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Welcome to the 17th Annual Mission Hills Garden Club Garden Walk

By Maureen Tess-Fieberg and Antoinette Embry, Co-Chairs, 2015 Mission Hills Garden Walk “Inspiration and Influence 1915-2015….Celebrating the Horticultural Heritage of Mission Hills” is this year’s Garden Walk theme. All year long, America’s Finest City is celebrating the centennial anniversary of San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition and honoring the event that helped to shape San Diego in […]

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Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition Then and Now (PART 1)

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Balboa Park and the Panama Canal Exposition   Then and Now  (PART 1)

In February Nancy Carol Carter entertained the Mission Hills Garden Club with a colorful and fascinating talk about “Growing Balboa Park.” Carter is well qualified. She is a horticultural historian who publishes and speaks on topics including the development of Balboa Park, San Diego gardens, the olive industry and the contributions of Kate O. Sessions […]

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Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

This past April, residents of Mission Hills and other San Diego residents joined City of San Diego and Caltrans’ staff to remove trash, dead brush and trees from Presidio Park. Organizers for this effort were Bob O’Connor, who is the Neighborhood Watch Captain for Presidio Hills, and Tom O’Connor (not related) also of Mission Hills. […]

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Horticultural Heritage

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Horticultural Heritage

You can tell that spring is happening this month by the sheer number of garden events around town. It is hard for a plant enthusiast to choose what goes on the calendar when there is so much going on. This phenomenon is due in large part to Kate Sessions and her setting the tone for […]

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Mission Hills Nursery: Will It Survive?

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Nursery:  Will It Survive?

There may be a day in the near future when our Mission Hills Nursery is no longer a landmark on the corner of Palmetto and Fort Stockton Drive. Old time Mission Hills residents remember Mission Hills Nursery when the Antonicelli family owned and ran it. Giuseppe Antonicelli bought it from Kate Sessions in 1922. In […]

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Motherly Advice

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

We Need To Look Out For Each Other Due to the fact that the month of May includes a tribute to mothers, it seemed appropriate to use this issue as an opportunity to share some motherly advice. I feel so blessed that I had a mother who was a kind, loving and generous person. She […]

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Mission Hills Garden Club’s Annual ‘Garden Walk,’ May 12

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mission Hills Garden Club’s Annual ‘Garden Walk,’ May 12

The Mission Hills Garden Club, a non-profit organization that promotes good gardening practices and beautifying San Diego’s neighborhoods, invites horticulturalists-at-heart to the 2012 Garden Walk, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12 for a self-guided tour of a dozen gardens in one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Gardens at each home were selected […]

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