Tag: Mission Hills Garden Club

Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Watershed Conservancy Offers Opportunity for All

In September my eyes opened to new ideas and knowledge. Jess Norton of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy presented a wealth of information about her organization. Its mission is “to preserve, protect and share the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore […]

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Drought Defying Gardens

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Drought Defying Gardens

They began by pointing out that we should be using native plants. Many of the plants we think of as natives are not; they are either imports or invaders. Most native plants are both drought and heat tolerant. With water becoming scarcer as our drought continues, the lovely Mediterranean plants which have flourished so long […]

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Holiday Decorating with David Root

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Mission Hills Garden Club had a potluck and a demonstration by David Root as our holiday event. Since we met the week before Thanksgiving, we had a variety of finished products. We learned concepts behind various arrangements, regardless of the occasion. Before he began his demonstration, Root told us how he came to be […]

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Who Knew a Talk on Breadfruit Would Be So Interesting?

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Who Knew a Talk on Breadfruit Would Be So Interesting?

Mission Hills Garden Club’s last meeting before September featured Ian Cole of San Diego Botanic Garden and formerly with the Breadfruit Institute in Hana, Maui. His focus was managing the world’s largest collection of breadfruit as well as working with farmers and chefs; he was also involved in breadfruit trees and orchards’ propagation studies and […]

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Making Magic in the Garden

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Making Magic in the Garden

  Like a whirlwind, Maurice Taitano-Bliss gave the Garden Club’s March presentation. Her passion and enthusiasm for her topic, creating gardens, are contagious. She is convinced that we can all create something from nothing, even though she earns her living by helping people to make creative yet sensible and do-able choices. The first step in […]

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Water Wise and Water Weary

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Water Wise and Water Weary

Over the past few years we have heard more and more about conserving water. I often wonder about the practicality of some of these methods. Some make a great deal of sense. Others sound good but won’t work. Still others are rather bizarre. One of the oddest water-saving methods I’ve heard of is for plants. […]

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Successful Gardening with Less Water

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Successful Gardening with Less Water

Damian Valdez, head urban farmer at San Diego City College, educated the Mission Hills Garden Club about how the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Program, a part of the Life Sciences Department, successfully cuts back on water while still growing lush, healthy plants which are both edible and ornamental. The program teaches students garden design and how […]

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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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Urban Seed

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Urban Seed

If you were in Old Town until before the end of March, you might have looked across Juan Street just up from La Piñata. You would have seen several shops and a sign that said The Urban Seed. This was the site of the January Garden Club meeting. Here you found an eclectic mixture of […]

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Death in the Garden

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Years ago I wrote about Sex in the Garden. I have come full circle. Today’s topic is “Death in the Garden” or possibly “Murder in the Garden.” Yes, I am the garden murderess although unintentionally. I seem to have caused an enormous number of accidental deaths on our property where we have lived for the […]

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