Tag: Mission Hills Garden Club

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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Centerpieces Easily Assembled with Minimal Talent and Money

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the Mission Hills Garden Club had a pot-luck work shop in lieu of the November meeting, the creations of the members are definitely worth a mention, especially since the way they were created is easy and fun. Members were instructed to bring something to decorate as well as a dish to share. The food […]

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Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hidden in Plain Hidden Sight (Part 3)

Unless you take the time to stop and observe closely, you will miss thousands of mini soap operas taking place in the lives of every living creature.  Meredith French, master gardener and long-time Mission Hills Garden Club supporter in every possible way, shared Francis Bacon’s words: “Even in the most beautiful landscape, in the trees, […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Hidden in Plain Sight

(Part 1) By Barb Strona Most people spend much of their leisure escaping into other’s worlds via TV, Internet, newspapers, or books. Meredith French, master gardener and long-time Mission Hills Garden Club supporter in every possible way, showed The Mission Hills Garden Club another source of love and lust, family relationships, and murder and intrigue. […]

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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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Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy

  Another Step in Restoring the Environment In November, Mission Hills Garden Club learned a great deal about Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy. Cindy Collins gave us a bit of its history and described their various projects and how they sustain them. Their mission is “to preserve and restore the biological integrity and beauty of the […]

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Raptors with Nancy Conney

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Raptors with Nancy Conney

  As I have said many times, the Mission Hills Garden Club continues to broaden my interests. When the San Diego Floral Association informed Garden Club members that Nancy Conney, founder and operator of Sky Hunters, a non-profit organization that rescues harmed raptors, would be speaking about her rescues at the Prado in February, I […]

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The Ultimate Space-Saving Garden

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Ultimate Space-Saving Garden

  Mission Hills Garden Club learned about a clever invention — a Tower Garden. Deris and Sky Jeanette brought and demonstrated it, a modular hydroponics solution for growing healthy, huge delicious plants. The device consists of a sturdy pale green plastic vat which fits in a space less than three feet by three feet and […]

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Floral Design Using Stuff on Hand

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Floral Design Using Stuff on Hand

  February’s Mission Hills Garden Club meeting featured a repeat speaker, Diane Citrowske, who spoke on floral design. This year she focused on designing with armatures and grids. She also included a few tips on prolonging the life of cut flowers. Citrowske began with an overview of the mechanics of floral design. Throughout history, we […]

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