Tag: Mission Hills Garden Club

Digging in the Dirt

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Digging in the Dirt

The January meeting found Mission Hills Garden Club’s members plus a few grandchildren learning about planting seeds. Fausto Palafox, our president and owner of Mission Hills Nursery, gave us the basics about seeds and how to grow them because starting with seeds is far cheaper and you have more selection than starting with baby plants. […]

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Avian Angels and Devils in your Garden: Part II

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Avian Angels and Devils in your Garden: Part II

Migrating Birds in Mission Hills and Elsewhere Last September Mike Matherly told the Mission Hills Garden Club of his disappointment that the birds nesting in the stadium during the Beijing Olympics received no medals. He believes the Bar-tailed Godwit deserves a gold medal. This bird makes the longest non-stop flight of any other bird or […]

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Seasonal Organic Local (SOL) Markets

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

On July 25 Mission Hills Garden Club held a very different meeting. Originally Vince Brown, an attorney who is fervent in his belief that we must eat organically and locally grown foods available in season, was scheduled to speak. He owns SOL Markets which models his beliefs about food. When a last minute emergency made […]

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Creating a Visual Impression of a Garden

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Creating a Visual Impression of a Garden

Helen Shafer Garcia captured the Mission Hills Garden Club members’ attention at the February 29 meeting.  She is an artist, illustrator, teacher, gardener, and public speaker. Shafer Garcia’s diverse activities have included translating professional landscapers’ rough diagrams into a visual impression of what the garden will be when complete.  In addition to helping clients visualize, […]

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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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Creating a Bungalow Garden

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment
Creating a Bungalow Garden

John Beaudry spoke about the Craftsman Bungalow and its complementing garden at the January Mission Hills Garden Club meeting.  Beaudry began with an explanation of what the Arts and Crafts Movement was before segueing into the bungalow and garden. The Arts and Crafts Movement grew from a rebellion against the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution.  […]

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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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