Temecula Valley Garden Club

TVGC Activities for May 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Membership Meeting
Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula

Guests are always Welcome

 Program:  Mountain Meadow Mushroom Farm 

Mountain Meadows Mushroom Farms, Inc. is a farm located in the rural hills of Escondido. They are family owned and operated since 1952. The farm started as a white button mushroom grower with 6 growing houses, expanded in 1996 to 27 growing houses making them the largest white mushroom grower in Southern California. By 2021, they added exotic mushroom varieties such as crimini, portabello, shiitake, oyster, king trumpet, and many more. All of their mushrooms are USDA certified organic. They pride themselves on growing the freshest mushrooms in the market today.    www.mmmushroom.com 

Floral Design Forum 

Monday May 1, 2023

For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Let Ruth Lozano know if you want to attend.

Flower Shows and Plant Sales

Spring is the time for these events, however TVGC will not have a Flower Show in 2023, 

but we anticipate that we probably will have a Flower Show in Spring of 2024. 

Also, we have no plans for a Plant Sale in Spring of 2023.

Flower Shows at other clubs:

Vista Garden Club May 6-7

Attention, Temecula Valley Garden Club:

Greetings from the Garden Show!

If you would like to participate with landscape or container plant exhibits at this year’s San Diego County Fair Garden Show, 

please visit the link below for more information and entry/deadline details.

Spaces are filling up quickly!

We hope you will be able to “Get Out There” and join us!


from Sarah Sardina

Assistant Supervisor/San Diego County Fair Garden Show

Trips and Tours

Why not gather a few of your friends and carpool to one or more of the events listed above!

See the Trips & Tours page for a suggestion for your own trip to
Santa Rosa Plateau, and some information about Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Note: Our May 22 Trips & Tours to Resendiz Brothers has been cancelled.


Spring Floral Workshop

Thursday May 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Go to Workshops page for details.

None scheduled for June, July, or August.


Check out two articles on the News/Articles page:

Permaculture:  What is it?
          ~article written by Brie Wypich, who interviewed Diane Kennedy

Health Benefits of Gardening, Who Knew?
    ~article written by Jane Payne

Tips on SIP's -- How we built our Sub-Irrigated Planter

~article by Pat and Bob Boyd

Click here.

Cookbooks are for sale.

Recipes provided by TVGC members.

This loose leaf bound book contains a collection of “tried and true” recipes
first compiled in 2006. They range from appetizers, beverages,
soups, salads, sides, main dishes, desserts, cookies and candy.
Plus the book cleverly incorporates a handy cook book stand stored inside on the binder rings.

Members can purchase cookbooks from Carol Guerard.
Cookbooks are for sale to the public in Old Town Temecula at
Temecula Olive Oil Company, 28653 Old Town Front Street.

If you wish to join TVGC, go to the Membership page and download the application form.


The first of TVGC’s Gardening Booklets is available for sale for $5 each. 

The booklet lists trees that grow readily in the Temecula Valley, along with beautiful color photos,

and much information about each species and a location where you can see a real tree of each variety. 

The second booklet on Shrubs for our area is available for $6 each.

These beautiful booklets make great gifts.

 Tree Care

This is from a past Master Gardener Workshop.  This and more can be found at:


June 11, 2022 

Speaker: John Huddleston, Owner, Precision Tree Experts

Trees are valuable! Did you know that a healthy and well-placed tree with a good structure could be worth tens of thousands of dollars...sometimes hundreds of thousands?! And think about the wildlife, aesthetics, and shade trees bring to the landscape. According to the study, the right amount of tree cover can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Let's discuss how to keep our trees healthy in this drought period and beyond.

Workshop Handouts: Practical guide to tree trimming | Waterwise tree care

Workshop Replay 


Riverside County Master Gardeners

This link is to the West County eBlast for February 2023----Great info on MG Training Classes AND Home Gardening Basics in West County and the Desert:


The Master Gardener blog includes information on websites and videos of interest to gardeners, and garden tips for the current month

Classes, workshops, schedule of Master Gardeners at Farmers' Markets, and more.

Master Gardener Workshops

Western Municipal Water District partners with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 

University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program of Riverside County

 to host FREE monthly workshops that focus on gardening and efficient outdoor water use.

Workshops are hosted on the second Saturday of each month.  

Many of the past presentations can be replayed from the website:

March 10, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Kathy Steckman

Home Composting — Build a five-star hotel for your worms!

Vermicompost has a number of benefits. 

Learn the ins and outs of home composting and what an enormous difference it can make in your own home garden. 

Healthy soil holds more water than a nutrient deficient soil. 

This is an easy money and water-saving practice available to all. 

Learn how to create and maintain your own five-star hotel for worms and many other beneficial bugs.


Register Now for this Free Workshop Via Zoom

Upcoming Events at Temecula Valley Rose Society


TVRS Monthly Member Program

Date:  Third Thursday of the Month,      Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: Temecula Library, Community Room, 30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula

(note:  there may be an occasional change)

Refreshments and socializing start at 10am and our program will start at 10:30 a.m. 

Guests are welcome!

Please check out our Newsletter at our website for more information about this month's Member Meeting
and for monthly tips and features on roses, as well as
Frank Brines’, Master Consulting Rosarian, monthly column, ”Rose Care FUNdamentals”
at https://www.temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/

Rose Haven Heritage Garden 30th Anniversary

Offering an Opportunity for you to “Help Us Grow Our Garden”

In 2020 the Temecula Valley Rose Society kicked off a fundraising campaign to support our 3-year

master plan for renovations, improvements and new features to the Garden. We are excited to

announce a significant new addition, the Boos Courtyard Labyrinth, which will include a 24’ walking

labyrinth encircled with 220 commemorative engraved Donor Bricks. This is an outstanding

opportunity for members of our community to join the “Help Us Grow Our Garden” campaign,

be recognized as a donor, and become a permanent part of this enchanting Garden.

Order Online: www.thatsmybrick.com/temeculars

Families in the Garden will continue their third Saturday of the month programs.

(hiatus during June, July, and August)

Families in the Garden programs are held at Rose Haven garden at

30592 Jedediah Smith Rd in Temecula in the Tree of Life garden area.

@ 9:30-10:30am

Any questions or additional info: Alicia R. Cline at 951-234-2218



https://www.facebook.com/temecula.rosesociety  (I don't know why they have 2 FB pages.)

To view the "2021-22 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to


For 2020-21, the COVID pandemic curtailed most in-person gatherings.

As things began to open up... on May 11, 2021, three TVGC members opened their Gardens for a tour.

Here is a  link to some video taken by Bob Boyd that day: 


At our End of Year meeting in June 2021, (via Zoom), members were shown 

'A Virtual Flower Show' prepared by Susan Puma and Bob Boyd, 

featuring 150 beautiful photos submitted by TVGC members of their plants 

growing in their own gardens. 

You can view the Flower Show on You Tube at any time by clicking this link: 


To view the "2018-19 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to


To view the "2017-18 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to


To view the "2016-17 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to


To view photos of the Flower Show and Sale, go to


Introducing New Invitation Card

for members to hand out to prospective new members

"a convenient tool to spread our seeds, cultivate our passion, and grow our membership"