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Autumn Chores

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Autumn Chores

Spring is not the only time for cleaning; for my family, autumn is more important to take stock.  We face fire danger, some flood danger, and maintenance is really important before the appearance of fire or rainy seasons appear. Much of San Diego’s beauty is due to the lush canyons throughout many of its neighborhoods.  […]

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Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

| August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments
Super Bloom 2019 Wildflower Tour with Jim Bishop

In June the Mission Hills Garden Club met via Zoom.  Jim Bishop, engineer by education, landscaper by choice, and president of many important garden and horticultural groups, showed his magnificent slides from some of the 25 trips he and his partner Scott Borden took to see the spectacular display of wildflowers in San Diego County […]

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Zooming Blooms

| July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments
Zooming Blooms

With most of San Diego being home bound and/or restricted with meeting, April and May’s meetings were different.  We did meet via Zoom.  Zoom, as you may know, allows people to join the same meeting in a somewhat controlled setting.  Our children are using it for classes, and businesses are using it to continue to […]

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Presidio Park Restoration Efforts

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Presidio Park Restoration Efforts

If you drive, walk or bike through Presidio Park, you’ve probably noticed that there is an ongoing plant restoration project taking place.  Thanks to a lot of people from Mission Hills and the City of San Diego’s Park and Recreation Department, progress is occurring. At the intersection of Presidio Drive and Jackson Street, at the […]

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Staghorn Ferns

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Staghorn Ferns

Lynn Walker-Beveridge gave the Mission Hills Garden Club a practical and interesting approach to staghorn ferns.  She began her talk with the basics giving us specific and easy to follow instructions on propagating and nourishing staghorn ferns. Walker-Beveridge began by showing us several plants that Martha Pehl had grown.  They ranged in age from two […]

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22nd Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk rescheduled for June 27

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
22nd Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk rescheduled for June 27

The 2020 Mission Hills Garden Walk, themed “Take Time to Look,” utilizes a phrase from Georgia O’Keefe to invite us to slow down to look at the beauty and details in our lives.  It takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 27.  Most of the 10 gardens included in this year’s walk […]

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UnitedHealthcare Donates Funds For Urban Life Rooftop Garden Project

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
UnitedHealthcare Donates Funds For Urban Life Rooftop Garden Project

The YMCA of San Diego County received a $50,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative during an event earlier this year. The grant funds an UrbanLife Rooftop Garden Program at the Copley-Price Family YMCA that will encourage youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Kevin Kandalaft, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of […]

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Westerlay Orchids Reaches Half Way Mark on “100,000 Orchid Challenge”

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Westerlay Orchids Reaches Half Way Mark on “100,000 Orchid Challenge”

For the past several weeks Westerlay Orchids, a third generation, family owned business, has shown their appreciation and support for community members on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by sending thousands of boxes of orchids.  The company has shipped 49,000 orchids thus far and is well on their way to accomplishing their “100,000 […]

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Looking on the Bright Side

| May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Looking on the Bright Side

Because of COVID-19, the Mission Hills Garden Club will not be meeting until further notice.  I shall continue writing about whatever strikes my fancy or seems reasonable, as always. Today I want to talk about opportunities self-quarantine is giving us.  We have heard about what to do to slow the course of the corona virus.  […]

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Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Attracting Backyard Birds with Mike Matherly

At its first meeting in 2020, Mission Hills Garden Club was entertained and educated about what we could do to encourage birds to visit our yards.  A long-time member of the Audubon Society, Mike Matherly is well versed about birds.  As he took us through his slide show, he knew what species was singing in […]

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