Special Luncheon Program
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Special Luncheon Program

  • SALAD DROP-OFF: 11:00 AM

  • WE WILL EAT: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • GENERAL MEETING: 12:30 PM

  • PROGRAM/SPEAKER: 1:30 PM

Our 90th Anniversary Celebration is happening this month at our October meeting with a special luncheon. All members are requested to contribute a salad (with serving utensils) or other savory dishes to share - drop off by 11 AM. If you are an “October baby”, you many bring a sweet treat to share instead. In addition to celebrating our 90 years as a Club, we will also recognize our newest members. Plates and utensils will be provided, but please remember to be “GREEN” and bring your own drinking vessel. Bobbie Davis, Hospitality Chair

PLANNED PROGRAM/SPEAKER:

Talented designer, Kiwi DeVoy, is back by popular demand and will share the latest trends in holiday floral designs and will demonstrate the use of structural elements in arrangements that can turn “pretty” into “gorgeous” and “gorgeous” into “triple WOW!”

Kiwi is a prominent Floral Artist with over 30 years experience in floral design. She has been a contributor to Bouquets to Art, Holidays on a High Note at the Circus Club in Atherton, the Annual Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason as well as exhibiting at the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University and at the annual Filoli Flower Show each spring.

Kiwi holds teacher’s degrees in two Schools of Ikebana – Sogetsu and Wafu, is a member of the World Association of Floral Artists and has exhibited her designs in Boston, Dublin, Ireland and at the Bagatelle in Paris. Most recently, Kiwi completed the vigorous year-long program in modern floral design as practiced in Europe and received the designation of EMC, as a holder of a European Master Certificate. A National Garden Clubs Master Flower Show Judge, Kiwi has a business, teaching and working with private clients for their special events.

Kiwi’s arrangements will be sold/auctioned off after her demonstration similar to the process at our March program. Reasonable prices will be assigned to the arrangements and if there is more than one person interested, a friendly bidding war will take place with the price raising in $5 increments per bid until only one survives - checks and cash will be accepted. Thanks to Ann Gazenbeek for helping with this terrific program.

Guests are welcome to attend - $5 fee. Judy Hogan, Vice President/Program Chair

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Happy Soil Life Makes a Happy Garden
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Happy Soil Life Makes a Happy Garden

  • Noon: Social Time

  • 12:30: General Meeting

  • 1:30 Program Speaker

Nancy Kruberg of Meadow Belles Farm in Portola Valley will explain how “Happy Soil Life Makes a Happy Garden” at our September Meeting. She began backyard composting in 1989 and started vermi composting in 2014 - Nancy says she really does enjoy the worms, the process and the results. Nancy became a Master Composter with the County of San Mateo in 2014, completed her Master Gardener training in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties in 2018. She has been studying the soil food web since 2015 and is currently in the Consultant Training Program with Dr. Elaine Ingham of Soil Foodweb, Inc. In 2016, Nancy completed Dr. Ingham’s Microscope Class and is fascinated with soil microbial life since.

Guests are welcome to a<end - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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Herbs into Autumn - and Beyond!
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

Herbs into Autumn - and Beyond!

  • Noon : Social Time

  • 12:30 : General Meeting

  • 1:30 : Program Speaker

Master Gardener Louise Christy, culinary gardener at Chez TJ restaurant in Mountain View for many years, will discuss the challenges of providing fresh herbs in the fall and winter since most herbs are summer loving. She will also cover perennial herbs that may be dormant over the winter and what to expect of them in the spring. Louise also has tips on extending the lives of summer herbs so this program will cover a lot of information!

Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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How does “Abundant California” proclaim itself in June?
Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

How does “Abundant California” proclaim itself in June?

  • Noon: Social Time

  • 12:30 : General Meeting

  • 1:30 : Program / Speaker

There are so many flowers available – how do we choose what to use? Karen Stoneham, floral artist, will show us techniques and ideas for stunning summer flower arrangements. Karen learned her craft through decades of work in her parents’ flower shop, San Jose Florist. She won design awards and studied with floral masters in the US, Holland and Belgium. Karen migrated to education and taught mathematics in public high schools, later, building and overseeing curriculum and instruction as a department chairwoman, new teacher advisor, and vice principal. In recent years, Karen has returned to her artistic and musical roots. She just finished a show of her mosaic artwork in Silicon Valley Open Studios. A multi-instrumentalist, Karen is the swinging drummer for the Top Shelf Big Band and the NTJazz ensemble at Savanna Jazz Club. Her floral designing business still flourishes at private parties and family events.

Visitors are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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What Makes OrienPet Lilies Special In The Garden?
May
28
12:00 PM12:00

What Makes OrienPet Lilies Special In The Garden?

  • Noon : Social Time

  • 12:30 : General Meeting

  • 1:30 : Program / Speaker

We are delighted to welcome Judith Freeman who will share how her breeding, testing and propagating lilies for over 40 years has resulted in real garden persistence and adaptability for her Orienpet Lilies. She pioneered in cross linking the glorious but virus-prone Oriental Lilies with the tougher, heat-tolerant trumpets and her “Scheherazade” and “Silk Road” quickly became the most popular garden lilies of the last decade. They are a real breakthrough in the history of lily breeding – better disease resistance, increased reliability AND more drought, cold and heat tolerant than their parents. Judith’s hybrids are always top of the polls in the North American Lily Society’s Hall of Fame and Popularity Polls. Judith will give us an overview of how she develops, grows, propagates, tests and harvests these lilies. Her website is thelilygarden.com

I’ve asked Judith to bring some lily bulbs for us to purchase – she says they may have shorter stems this year but next year will have the proper stem length. I’ve also asked Judith to discuss growing Orienpets (and other lilies) in containers, with multiple layer planting combinations with other plants. I can’t wait!

Visitors are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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Bob Tanem In The Garden
Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Bob Tanem In The Garden

  • 11 AM - Plant & Bake Sale

  • 12:30 PM - General Meeting

  • 1:30 PM - Program Begins

We are delighted to welcome San Francisco Bay Area gardening guru, Bob Tanem to our meeting. Bob’s weekly KSFO 560 radio call-in show runs from 8:00 - 10:00am on Sunday mornings. Bob will give us some general information about gardening and then we can “Ask Bob Tanem” questions - from how to grow what you bought at our plant sale to whether there really are any plants that are deer and gopher resistant to when should you just give up on a specific plant.

Bob has written several books on gardening in our area: “Annuals for Northern California”, “Perennials for Northern California”, “Trees and Shrubs for Northern California” and “Gardening Month by Month in Northern California”.

Guests are welcome - there is a $5 fee for non-members. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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March 2019 Program
Mar
26
11:15 AM11:15

March 2019 Program

  • DROP OFF SALADS: 11:15 AM 
  • LUNCHEON BEGINS: 11:45 PM
  • GENERAL MEETING: 12:45 PM
  • PROGRAM/SPEAKER: 1:30 PM

“Contemporary European Design – with a French Accent.”

By: Kiwi DeVoy

Kiwi is a prominent Floral Artist in the Bay Area with over 30 years experience in floral design. She has been a major contributor to Bouquets to Art, Holidays on a High Note at the Circus Club in Atherton, the Annual Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason. In addition, her work has been displayed at the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University and the Filoli Flower Show each spring.  

Kiwi holds teacher’s degrees in two Schools of Ikebana – Sogetsu and Wafu; is a member of WAFA (World Association of Floral Artists) and has exhibited in Boston and Dublin, Ireland for WAFA, and at the Bagatelle in Paris.  Most recently, Kiwi completed the vigorous year-long program in modern floral design as practiced in Europe and received the designation of EMC, as a holder of a European Master Certificate, in the program which culminated in 5 days of testing in Brugge, Belgium. Kiwi is a National Garden Club Master Flower Show Judge and has her own business - teaching and working with private clients for their special events.

We are going to try selling the arrangements differently this time with all proceeds going to the Garden Club general fund.

Thanks to Ann Gazenbeek for arranging this wonderful program. Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $10. Judy Hogan, Program Chair


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February 2019 Program
Feb
26
11:30 AM11:30

February 2019 Program

Garden Treasures Drop off:  11:30AM

Garden Treasures Sale & Social Time:  12:15 - 12:45 PM

General Meeting:  12:45 - 1:30 PM

Program/Speakers:  1:30 - 2:30 PM

Britain’s premier garden show, The Chelsea Flower Show, is held in London each May. Last year, three of our own Garden Club members attended the show: Sally Warren, Jeanne Ichnowski and Catherine Vonnegut. They will share their experiences, show photos and a movie showcasing the beautiful flowers, along with their advice and tips on how to make your future trip to Chelsea a success. Many thanks to our three members for volunteering to share their stories. Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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January 2019 Program
Jan
22
1:00 PM13:00

January 2019 Program

Meg Milani & Gene Fleet of the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society will present a lecture/demonstration (better known as "Show & Tell") of great companion plants for Camellias and Rhododendrons.  We have asked them to bring plants for sale after the meeting.  Meg requests that members bring their favorite camellias now in bloom.  It will be a very colorful, floriferous and FUN meeting.  Thanks to Ann Gazenbeek for arranging this program!  

Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

For a collection of useful information on Camellias, please see here.

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October 2018 Program
Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

October 2018 Program

Susan Chambers presents “Re-Imagining Luxury for your Holiday Table”

Her aim is to deconstruct the hottest trends and bring these ideas, from magazines and social media, right into the homes of clients! Susan will demonstrate how to decorate a table with bud vases by choosing the right flowers and foliage; how living plants in glass containers can be botanically beautiful; how using clippings from your garden and placing seed pods at each setting becomes organically elegant. She will also turn a wreath upside down to become a green chandelier suspended over your dining table that will last from Thanksgiving to Christmas!

Susan grew up in Northern California – she is a former fashionista (working in high fashion & couture in the United States and Australia) who moved from couture fashion to flowers. She studied under Master Florist Dundee Butcher at The Russian River Flower School in Healdsburg CA and at the McQueen School of Flowers in London, England. Her business, bloominCouture, located in San Francisco, is an active member of Slow Flowers and is committed to using seasonal and locally sourced products when possible. Check out bloomincouture.com to see her work and her passion for finding beauty in organic materials and creating the perfect bespoke arrangements. A special thanks to Ann Gazenbeek for finding this terrific florist for our October program

Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $10. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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September 2018 Program
Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

September 2018 Program

What a great topic for our September meeting: “How to Multiply Your Plants For FREE!” After shopping at the Plant & Bake Sale, our speaker, Ann Northrup, will show us how (and how NOT) to increase our plant population. Ann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Plant Pathology from UC Berkeley. Her work has been primarily focused on disease diagnostics of ornamental plants. She is currently working half-time at Montalvo Art Center along with consulting privately in plant pathology and arboriculture. She also teaches horticulture classes at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and Merritt College in Oakland. She enjoys volunteering at the “Sick Plant Clinic” at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. She is also an active volunteer in the Master Gardener Program of Santa Clara County. If we listen carefully to Ann, by next April we should have a fantastic Plant Sale with our increased plant population and still have a lush garden about which we can pretend to be modest......

Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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August 2018 Program
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

August 2018 Program

Katie Wong presents "Growing Exotic Edibles in the Bay Area"

We are delighted to welcome Katie Wong who will discuss “Growing Exotic Edibles in the Bay Area” at our August meeting. She will share with us on how to grow, how to use and how to tell when rare fruits are ripe. She will also bring some samples AND provide plants for our plant giveaway. Maybe we will get to shake Buddha's hand! Katie has been an enthusiastic and active member of the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. for more than 30 years. CRFG is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world; with a primary focus on semitropical fruits and uncommon fruits and vegetables. Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5.

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June 2018 Program
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

June 2018 Program

Tedd Kipping presents "From Yard to Garden - in Only 33 years!"

Ted will give us details on how he developed his own property from a yard to a garden he loves, sharing inspired ideas and tiny tweaks that may help us with our own gardens. Ted studied Natural History at Colombia University, then went to work at Strybing Arboretum (now SF Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park. A certified arborist, he started his company, “Tree Shapers”, in 1976. Ted is an avid naturalist and a member of numerous horticultural societies. Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5.

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May 2018 Program
May
22
1:00 PM13:00

May 2018 Program

Barbara Fraser presents "Growing Ferns and other Shade-loving Plants in the Garden"

Barbara Fraser is a Master Gardener.  Before moving to California in the late 1990’s, Barbara lived on a very shady, wooded lot in western Pennsylvania. Now in California, her backyard is 75% shade. She has found many varieties of shade-loving plants and will bring some for “show and tell”. Many of us have had changes in our gardens as trees mature and create more shade, so this should be an informative topic for our group. Come with specific questions, as Barbara will provide answers and information. Visitors are welcome to attend - fee is $5

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April 2018 Program
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

April 2018 Program

O’Malley Stoumen presents "Sustainable Gardening" 

From Off-The-Grid Farm to City Lot” at our April meeting. O’Malley and her husband spent their first 15 years of marriage on a remote 160-acre farm in Northern California where they lived completely off-the-grid with a windmill for power. In 1986, they moved to a home in Healdsburg on a large lot - the climate allowing them to grow more food on a smaller piece of land. In 2005, they moved to Palo Alto and live on an even smaller lot, but their garden of trees, vines, perennials and annuals provide a full year of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Each season brings new crops and a fresh look to the garden.

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March 2018 Program
Mar
27
1:30 PM13:30

March 2018 Program

WOW, we are the luckiest people! Since we were not able to change the date of our meeting, Steven Brown is giving up his spring break to accommodate us - what a guy!

Steven Brown, AIFD and retiring Chair of the Environmental Horticulture & Floristry, Dept. of City College of San Francisco and his star pupils will demonstrate how they create floral designs in celebration of Springtime in California. This will be fabulous and give us ideas to decorate our own homes.

Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $10.

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February 2018 Program
Feb
27
1:30 PM13:30

February 2018 Program

This is going to be fun! Carol MacKenzie will demonstrate “How to make a Fairy Garden.” Carol likes Fairy Gardens as opposed to Miniature Gardens because the rules aren’t as strict and you can let your 'inner-whimsy’ rule your choices.  Carol was born and raised in San Francisco; her parents were both avid gardeners and she spent Sunday afternoons in Golden Gate Park at the Arboretum gardens. Carol and her husband, Tom, moved to the Peninsula where she taught third and fourth graders, volunteered and gardened. Downsizing from their large home and garden in San Mateo to the Villages several years ago, Carol has discovered the benefits of potted plants. Her love of fairy gardens is a natural outgrowth of having limited space (and without the moles and ground squirrels).

I have asked Carol to also bring some of her completed Fairy Garden creations for us to admire; they will be for sale after the meetjng – cash or checks only, please.
Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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January 2018 Program
Jan
22
1:30 PM13:30

January 2018 Program

No flowers in the winter garden and there’s company coming -- now what? How do you make attractive and inexpensive arrangements with nothing blooming in your garden? Victoria Rasmussen, creator and owner of Bella Fiori Floral Design of San Jose, will show us how to use greens from our gardens and flowers from Trader Joe’s or Safeway to create arrangements you will be proud to display. Vicki is a native of San Jose and has been enamored with flowers since childhood. She started her floristry education with Adult Ed classes, which led her to the Retail Floristry Program at Mission College. In 2004, she started Bella Fiori which specializes in events and weddings - she loves working with brides to create a custom look for their weddings. Vicki studied under Francoise Weeks and Holly Heider Chapple. She is a member of Floral Artists of the Bay Area and regularly volunteers at Random Acts of Flowers in Menlo Park.
Guests are welcome for this special program - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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October 2017 Program
Oct
24
1:30 PM13:30

October 2017 Program

We loved Kren Rasmussen’s Autumn arrangements last October! Now, he will show us Christmas with pizzazz! Kren will leave you breathless as we watch him make arrangements as fast as he can talk. If you haven’t yet visited Bloomster’s, a fabulous florist and gift shop, you are in for a real treat. Bloomster’s is located at 5945 Almaden Expressway, San Jose -- in Old Almaden Plaza. They are open everyday except Sunday.  Guests are welcome for this special program - fee is $10. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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September 2017 Program
Sep
27
1:30 PM13:30

September 2017 Program

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT... we welcome Ken McCloud, who will discuss “Saving Endangered Flora and Fauna” based on his experience in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; where he tracked and caught smugglers of endangered flora and fauna during his 31 years as a special agent - including 10 years as a deep undercover agent who infiltrated smuggling cartels including wildlife, drugs and the child sex trade. Ken was the first (and so far only) agent to capture and convict Cycad and Orchid smugglers. After any new discovery of a plant, the next year all specimens will be GONE - taken by poachers and smugglers; the more endangered a plant or animal, the greater the value to poachers. As a herpetologist, Ken will discuss the endangered reptiles being smuggled in to the U.S. as well as warm blooded animals, too. Ken says his wife, Rose, has raised everything he confiscates as evidence in their home - from tiger, lion, leopard and jaguar cubs to Komodo dragons and Australian death adders with no mortalities. I have asked Rose to come listen to the talk - she is tiny in stature but tougher than she looks.

Since retirement, Ken has been active in the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA as a major crimes investigator for over 6 years - he still participates in emergencies such as freeing a rattlesnake entwined in string. Currently, Ken works for Larry Ellison’s Pacific Animal Initiatives (PAI) at their Endangered and Imperiled Species Facility. He is active with Behring Global Educations Foundation (BGEF) designing new wildlife conservation educational museums in China and ten other countries. This is going to be GOOD! Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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August 2017 Program
Aug
22
1:30 PM13:30

August 2017 Program

An entertaining, educational and sensory delight awaits us with Ted Kipping’s talk on “Symphonies in Chartreuse”. Ted Kipping is well known in horticultural circles for the past 35 years and is a coveted speaker and expert in all things botanical. “Chartreuse, until recently has been the neglected and unwanted stepchild in the garden with it’s electric-acid shades shifting somewhere between yellow and green. However, horticulturally, we are now much more sophisticated in our appreciation of the different and unusual." “Symphonies in Chartreuse” is a visual celebration with music showing how adventurous gardeners have incorporated this amazing shade of green into their landscapes. Some hues are temporarily observed in the developmental stages of normal growth; others are distinctly in this color range throughout their splendid vegetal lives - found in trees, shrubs, bulbs, vines, annuals and perennials. Mr. Kipping studied Natural History at Columbia University, then went to work at Strybing Arboretum (now San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park. There, he worked with a broad range of plants and his interest in trees and shrubs grew. In 1976 he started his own tree-trimming enterprise, Tree Shapers. He has studied in Japan to learn the art of Aesthetic Pruning and became known as the “go-to” person for pruning. An avid naturalist and member of numerous horticultural societies, his is also well known for his photography and “Family Potlucks” featuring visually beautiful programs with guest speakers from all over the globe. Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

 

Photo credit: http://www.westernhort.org/speakers_201604.html

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June 2017 Program
Jun
27
1:30 PM13:30

June 2017 Program

What fun! We welcome Pete Veilleux of East Bay Wilds to speak on the “FAB FOUR: Buckwheat, Ceanothus, Manzanita and Sage” at our June meeting. Pete started a garden service in 2004 which morphed into East Bay Wilds - he began propagating native plants to use in his landscaping business and people began clamoring for the plants. Eat Bay Wilds specializes in the use of native-plant material for residential and commercial self-sustaining landscapes. Pete will bring some of the “fab four” plants to illustrate his talk and they will be available for sale after the meeting - cash or check only! He may also bring a few of East Bay Wilds’ own plant introductions. East Bay Wilds is located at 2777 Foothill Blvd in Oakland - if you’d like to visit, phone him @ 510-409-5858 to make an appt, as he is usually out in the field. In addition to plants, there are benches, planters, antiques, etc for sale at the nursery.

Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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May 2017 Program
May
22
1:30 PM13:30

May 2017 Program

PLANNEDPROGRAM/SPEAKER: What’s your favorite butterfly? Monarch, of course! Our May speaker, Eleanor Laney, spent February in Michoacan, Mexico, viewing millions of Monarch butterflies. She will discuss how we, as individuals, can HELP SAVE THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY as well as other pollinators in our gardens. She will bring some milkweed seed, the monarch’s preferred nectar, for us to plant in our gardens.

Visitors are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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April 2017 Program
Apr
25
1:30 PM13:30

April 2017 Program

”Trees for Difficult Situations”: Am I the only one who has had trees die of Oak Root Fungus? Am I the only one who has planted a tree in what turned out to be the supremely wrong spot? Will the tree grow where I want it to grow it? These and other questions will be answered by certified arborist Kevin Raftery at our April Meeting. Kevin will cover types of trees to plant in 5 problem areas - and will bring actual samples. A long-time arborist in the area, Kevin has taught at Foothill College and leads occasional “tree walks” in Palo Alto. He knew “Trees of Los Altos” before there was a book. Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $5 for non-members. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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March 2017 Program
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

March 2017 Program

”Floral Design for an Exuberant Spring” is the topic for our March program. We welcome Steven Brown, AIFD, Chair of the Environmental Horticulture & Floristry Department at City College of San Francisco and 3 of their star floral design students. We will learn what’s new and new again in arranging flowers. Don’t miss this wonderful treat!

Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $10. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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February 2017 Program
Feb
28
1:30 PM13:30

February 2017 Program

How to Choose Containers and What to Plant in Them! Laura Nagle will instruct us on how to do just that! She is the owner of Every Bloomin’ Thing, a container gardening service that that creates seasonal displays for residences and businesses. A Master Gardener since 2008, she completed the Landscape Architecture certificate program through UC Berkeley in 2006. Laura has also taught classes on growing vegetables, drought tolerant gardening and garden design for homeowners. She has been an avid gardener for over 25 years with a particular interest in almost anything that has flowers.

Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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January 2017 Program
Jan
24
1:30 PM13:30

January 2017 Program

SO, what’s good about GLOBAL WARMING? Rod Hogan, a Master Gardener in Douglas County, Nevada will answer this question. His growing season is now 100 days; no longer 90 days that has been the norm for years. He became interested in the local advantages and changes that are occurring due to the changing climate. His study of what is happening in the Lake Tahoe area makes for an entertaining view of what is/can be disastrous elsewhere, is actually beneficial locally. Rod likes to take a different perspective on what “everybody” thinks - there is always another angle that is being ignored. Guests are welcome for this program - fee is $5.   Judy Hogan, Program Chair

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October 2016 Program
Oct
25
1:30 PM13:30

October 2016 Program

Come and watch Kren Rasmussen from Bloomster's, create some unique holiday arrangements at the October Tea Meeting.  Kren's designs go from whimsical to romantic to Holy Cow! If you haven't yet visited Bloomster's, a fabulous florist and gift shop, you are in for a real treat.  Guests are welcome for this special program - fee is $10. Program developed by Judy Hogan.

Photo credit:  https://www.facebook.com/bloomsters/photos

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September 2016 Program
Sep
27
1:30 PM13:30

September 2016 Program

This month's speaker, Toni Gattone, has a motto: “YOU CAN GARDEN FOR LIFE!” When the Loma Prieta earthquake hit in 1989, Toni decided to leave the corporate world behind and begin her home-based business, Toni Gattone & Associates, specializing in selling tools and garden accessories to retail garden centers throughout California. Toni became a Marin Master Gardener in 2011. She was asked to be the their Public Seminars co-chair for 2 years; soon after she began presenting seminars to gardeners, garden clubs, senior groups and nurseries. “You Can Garden for Life” is her favorite passion to share with gardeners everywhere. Program developed by Judy Hogan; visitors are welcome - fee is $5.

Photo credit: http://tonigattone.com

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August 2016 Program
Aug
23
12:15 PM12:15

August 2016 Program

Arts and Crafts Show

Presented by our own members.  Join us before the meeting (12:15 -12:45 PM) for nibbles and converse with the Artists.  You will hear a short presentation from each participant, then you will have a chance to view their art and chat with the artists at their tables. The show will end at 3:00 PM.  Program was developed by Linda Caprini.  Visitors are welcome to attend with a guest fee of $5.

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June 2016 Program
Jun
28
1:30 PM13:30

June 2016 Program

Laura Balaoro

We welcome Laura Balaoro, presenting “Gardening with Succulents in Santa Clara County”. Laura will cover many topics: where and how to plant succulents in the garden; sun and light exposure; heat and frost tolerance; common pests and pathogens; propagation methods. She will bring in samples of succulents to show species that do well in shade/indoors as well as specimens that do well in full sun. These samples will comprise our Plant Give-a-way a`er the meeting!! Laura is an avid gardener and Landscape Designer in San Jose, California as well as a certified Master Gardener. One of her greatest passions is spending time consulting and coaching her clients to find success in their own gardens.

Program was developed by Liz Calhoon. Visitors are welcome to attend - fee is $5. 

Photo credit: http://laurabalaoro.com/
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