From Our 2017 - 2018 Programs
In April, Jani Weaver, of Garden Weaver Design, a manager of The Nursery at Emerisa Gardens, and a Sonoma County Master Gardener, spoke to us about conifers and their use in our gardens. She literally brought a truckload of plants with her as examples, and showed us how to pair up the conifers with other plants in the garden. It was a new look at conifers for all of us.
For our March program, Mary Frost, a past president of the Santa Rosa Garden Club, presented tips to keep container gardens healthy and thriving. Additional information can be found on her web site: www.thegardeningtutor.net
The November presentation was a talk by Diane Kenworthy and Kathleen Fitzgerald-Orr on Healthy Gardens, and focused on the best sustainable practices for home gardeners to prevent and solve garden problems.
Our October meeting gave us a chance to catch up with each other, wrap our arms around each other, and practice the fellowship of gardening after the horrific events of the prior several weeks.
For our September meeting, Veronica Bowers, Director of California Native Songbird Care & Conservation (NSCC), presented a slide show on songbirds and garden choices which allow them to thrive. With careful native plant choices, our gardens can be a haven for native birds too as well as a recharge station for migratory birds and a nesting area for overwintering birds. For more information on her organization, visit nativesongbirdcare.org
From Our 2016 - 2017 Programs
In April, Ellyn Pelikan, a floral designer and artist, demonstrated how to create lovely floral pieces that are easy to make and budget friendly. Ellyn's beautiful creations were auctioned off at the end of the presentation.
To start off the new year in January, Fred Frey of Vintage Tree Care showed us a great slide show with examples of what to look for when you are evaluating a tree for potential risks and issues.
In November, Julie West, former President of Santa Rosa Garden Club, and current CGCI Pacific Region’s Butterfly Chairman and Vice Chairman of National Garden Club (NGC) President’s Special Projects - Monarch Watch, spoke to us about the plants and environment we need to make our gardens attractive to butterflies.
In September, Anne Lowings advised us on how to keep our succulents healthy all year long.