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MONARCH SCHOOL DONATIONS:
At our Holiday Tea, The La Jolla Garden Club will again be collecting donations for the Monarch School of San Diego. For more information about this school for homeless children, please visit their website: http://monarchschools.org/
This year they have requested donations of the following items:
Please bring them unwrapped
New little girls canvas shoes sizes 10 to 5
Little boy jeans 10-12 skinny or straight leg
New little boy shoes sizes 1, 1.5, 2. 2.5
New little girl underwear sizes 4-6-8
Natalie has outdone herself in finding a unique Field Trip for us !
What: Park Ranger Tour of the San Diego Waterfront Park & Garden
About: Park Ranger Josh will tell us about the history and planning of the park, the plantings, the interesting art sculptures; old and new, the various fountains and a secret garden room. We’ll also learn about the history and architecture of the San Diego County Administration Building..
Where: 1600 Pacific Highway
When: November 30th, 2016 – 10:00 am
Sign up at the November meeting or email Natalie Crain
or call: 858-272-3875
Car pools will be set up
Journey of Flowers – From Field to Florist
Tuesday October 25th, 2016 – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Visit flower grower Mellano & Company in Oceanside
Visit the Sunroad International Floral Market in Carlsbad
Enjoy a delightful lunch with garden club friends
Mellano and Company is a leading cut flower grower, shipper and wholesaler in Oceanside. Giovanni Mellano started his business as a wholesale distributor in 1925 in Los Angeles, but the growing operation was relocated in 1970 to San Diego County. Today the farm consists of 375 acres with Giovanni’s children and grandchildren running the operation.
They produce more than 7 million bunches of flowers and foliage and serve local markets as well as shipping nationally and internationally
Granddaughter Michelle will give us a tour of their operation, including a visit to one of their fields, and their packing and storage areas.
We will have an early start from La Jolla at 8:00. We’ll visit the growing area then drive to the International Floral Market in Carlsbad, where many of the vendors will allow us to purchase flowers. After all this we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking on dirt. Sign up at the September or October meeting or RSVP to
We will browse their flowers, greens, fillers and Protea.
Rain didn’t stop us from our mission! Click below to see us setting up tents in the rain:
Thank you to all our devoted volunteers, and to Rich Wolff for documenting our successful event.
Join the La Jolla Garden Club on Monday February 29th, 2016 10:00 am
Barrels & Branches in Encinitas
Named “One of San Diego’s Top Ten Nurseries” by San Diego Home & Garden Magazine
•Learn how to Design Driftwood & Terrariums using Succulents
•We’ll lunch at Claire’s in Solana Beach immediately following
•Meet at Ina’s house or the Church Parking lot @ 9:30 am to car pool
You may bring your own container and Zoey will help you find the perfect plants for it or choose from their wide selection of pottery from all over the world.
Learn how to use succulents with driftwood or in a terrarium
Class is free but we’ll pay for any purchases
They specialize in drought-tolerant, hardy plants as well as many perennials, clumping grasses, trees, shrubs and house plants. They have a wide selection of unusual plant material, including many unique, drought-tolerant plants from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Mediterranean. All these thrive in our climate.
They have a great gift shop, too!
Sign up at the February 16th, 2016 meeting or contact Ina Thompson at
email@example.com or 858-551-9653 or check out their website:
Friday, December 4th, 2015 • 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carpools over 4 people will park free, under 4 $2. Members are free so bring your membership card. Seniors are $10 – and under 61 the cost is $13.
The tour theme is water wise & native gardens. Bring a picnic lunch there is a nice picnic area and we have reserved picnic tables. Water & cookies are provided. Please sign up and pay Patti G. at the November meeting.
City Farmers Nursery – November 4 – 2015
Followed by lunch at Nate’s Garden Cafe.
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 Carpool from church or Ina’s house.
City Farmers Nursery advertises itself as a “Little Bit of Country in the Heart of San Diego and San Diego’s Largest Organic Nursery since 1972.”
Whether one is interested in a variety of plants (California natives, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, succulents, seeds, bonsai), beekeeping, ponds, chickens and cows, bird feeders or canning supplies, this place certainly has something of interest. Plus there’s a coffee shop and Nate’s Garden Cafe right on the premises!
Amiable owner Bill Tall will be happy to welcome us to his market, founded in 1972, and provide us with some of his gardening tips. Then we will be free to wander through the maze of plants, trees, pottery, “barnyard,” indoor shopping area for seeds, gifts, books, kitchen supplies, feed and fertilizer, etc.
Here’s their fun website:
If you would like to join us for this adventure, please RSVP to Ina Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 551-9653.