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Kokedama Workshop

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments
Kokedama Workshop

In February, the Mission Hills Garden Club attended a workshop on Kokedama, an offshoot of Bonsai, given by Kanako Yamada.  Kokedama is a plant which grows from a sphere consisting of roots covered in soil and then wrapped in colored moss.  The spere represents the earth.  After feasting on delicious Japanese style hors d’oeuvres, we […]

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Tyler Trimble Presents Fruit Trees and Soil as a Living Thing

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Tyler Trimble Presents Fruit Trees and Soil as a Living Thing

In January, the Missions Hills Garden Club attended a Zoom presentation about back yard fruit trees given by Tyler Trimble, also known as Mr. Tree.  Trimble, a third-generation farmer, and his family live in Bonsall where his “home orchard is a food forest.”  Trimble’s talk focused on how to get maximum year-round production from your […]

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

The past couple of months, burrowing owls and prairie dogs at the San Diego Zoo moved to their new “digs” in the Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Orb weaver spiders began spinning new webs, and other wildlife like Fijian iguanas, axolotls and dragon-headed katydids are now acclimating to their new habitats in preparation for the public opening March 2022. The public […]

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24th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk Takes Place on Saturday, May 7

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
24th Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk Takes Place on Saturday, May 7

The 2022 Mission Hills Garden Walk, a much-loved gardening tradition, will focus this year on edible gardening.  It will again be held on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, May 7.  The COVID pandemic has piqued interest in gardening, with fruits and vegetables at the top of the growing list.  Visitors will learn from neighbors […]

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Annual Coronado Flower Show Commemorates 100 Years

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Annual Coronado Flower Show Commemorates 100 Years

Let’s put the “petal” to the metal! Celebrating 100 years of growth, beauty and tradition, the Coronado Flower Show, a co-production of the Coronado Floral Association (CFA) and City of Coronado will return Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, the weekend after Earth Day. Flower Show organizers are looking for passionate volunteers to assist with […]

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Wildfire Risks Raise Concerns for Urban Communities

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Wildfire Risks Raise Concerns for Urban Communities

Neighborhoods in urban San Diego are posed for serious wildfire concerns due to the recent rains, which help bring new growth to the canyons and open park areas, including Presidio Park which is adjacent to Old Town and Mission Hills. After voicing their concerns with elected officials and local community groups for upward of two […]

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What Shall I Do with my Poinsettias?

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
What Shall I Do with my Poinsettias?

When I was a teenager, my parents bought a home in Brentwood, a Los Angeles neighborhood.  I loved my bedroom.  It was just big enough to put a twin bed on two opposite walls with a bookcase and planter between them.  A high window was above the garage which shared the beds’ wall.  On the […]

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