Fall News from the Mission Hills Garden Club

| October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments

By Elaine Wilson, Mission Hills Garden Club president

Fall has arrived and it’s time for planting.  By the time you are reading this, the Mission Hills Garden Club will have conducted our first meeting of the year; Chuck McClung will have spoken on fall gardening tips.  For your benefit, we have a great year planned for members and garden lovers, and we hope to see you at an upcoming event.

We surveyed the community this summer and determined that both weeknight and Saturday meetings were needed, so we will split our meetings between Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at United Church of Christ and Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Hills Nursery.  We also have five Coffees or Wines in the Garden planned this year to provide more social time as well as learning from our neighbors what makes their gardens grow.

Saturday, October 28 is our newly annual Pumpkin Planters event at Mission Hills Nursery and will also feature Marilyn Cornell teaching us on planting a winter garden.  This program is prior to Halloween in the Hills, so you can attend both, and come away with a beautiful décor piece for your table or doorstep.

We also have a Saturday, November 1 special event field trip to Roger’s Gardens planned, and space is limited, so if you want to join us sign up soon. Other field trips and special events will be planned during the year.

Who is doing all this planning, you may ask?  We have an energized board of directors who are determined to make a positive impact in our community.  And lots of committees we invite you to join.  Please see the listing on our website, MissionHillsGardenClub.org.  Some of us board members have been involved in the club for several years, and some have recently joined the club and the board.  I am delighted to serve as the club’s president this year.

Our Annual Mission Hills Garden Walk is set for Saturday, May 11, so put it on your calendar now.  Tickets will not be available for sale until this spring. Our Community Enhancement committee has been working this summer to restore the Falcon Street Pocket Park, and we plan to plant more pollinators once it is cooler.  Please come take a look.

If you are not able to make the October meeting, please join us Thursday, November 16 for our annual pre-Thanksgiving Potluck.  This year we will also have a floral demonstration, and a few lucky folks will leave with a beautiful arrangement.  Our meetings will also include seed and plant exchanges, and raffles.  If you are a business interested in partnering with us, please contact programs@missionhillsgardenclub.

Let us know what you love and what you don’t.  We want to make sure the Mission Hills Garden Club meets the needs of community members.  You can reach me at President@missionhillsgardenclub.org.  Hope to see you soon!

Mission Hills Garden Club members create Thanksgiving decorations using live pumpkins.

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