Tag: Mission Hills Garden Club

How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
How to Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds

When Mission Hills Garden Club met in September, Brijette Romstadt gave us a talk on seeds. Of all the seeds she mentioned, tomatoes interested me most. With the exception of 1972 or 1973, I have found it much cheaper to purchase fancy heirloom tomatoes than to grow them. Nevertheless, despite my vow to never grow […]

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Something Special about Seeds

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Something Special about Seeds

The Mission Hills Garden Club met in September (we meet on the odd-numbered months) at the Mission Hills Nursery to hear Brijette Romstedt tell us really interesting facts about seeds. Romstedt believes that seeds provide “a window to the past and a door to the future.” Her company, San Diego Seed Company, is the only […]

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Enriching Your Garden and Discouraging Bugs

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Enriching Your Garden and Discouraging Bugs

A More Effective and Economical Source of Gardening Products Andy Danenberger is part of the Voluntary Purchasing Group (VPG). Their focus is on keeping a garden healthy without sacrificing the environment. He brought a host of products that, if used properly while carefully following the directions on the package, will help you to do just […]

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To Feed the Family

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
To Feed the Family

We were told to bring our appetites, so we did. Craig Madden spoke at the Mission Hills Garden Club’s March meeting. And, yes, we did get to eat. However, first we heard how he came to his current philosophy and lifestyle concerning food. Four and a half years ago, Madden’s baby girl was ready for […]

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Roses: Lost and Found

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Roses: Lost and Found

Last February, John Bagnasco spoke of his passion for roses. Having been in the horticulture world for over 50 years, Bagnasco began with a horticulture degree from Michigan State University. He went on to work at various nurseries, and in the 1990s became a head rose buyer for Armstrong Garden Centers. A friend asked why […]

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Grant K-8 Student Art Is Inspiration for Mission Hills Garden Walk

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Grant K-8 Student Art Is Inspiration for Mission Hills Garden Walk

Art Contest Winners Raise Awareness for Garden and Outdoor Science Lab The Mission Hills Garden Club and the Grant School Community Foundation recently announced the winners of the Art Logo Contest for the 19th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk. This year, the walk is raising money to support the relocation of the beloved Gecko Garden […]

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Propagation- Part 2:

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Propagation- Part 2:

Asexual Propagation In January Anne Murphy gave a talk on Propagating Plants. Last month I wrote about her description of Sexual Propagation, done by seed. This month will touch on the rest of Murphy’s talk: Asexual Propagation, which is basically cloning. One cuts a piece of the plant and grows it. It comes out identical […]

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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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