TVGC Activities for March 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 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: UCR Botanic Gardens Speaker: Janine Almanzor, Curator for the UCR Botanic Gardens
The UCR Botanic Gardens is a 40-acre living plant museum with more than 3,500 plant species and thousands of specimens from around the world, focusing on plants from Mediterranean climate (dry summer) and arid lands, similar to California and the desert southwestern US. As a part of the UC Riverside campus, the Botanic Gardens is utilized for teaching, research, and demonstration purposes, as well as for enjoyment and appreciation of nature.
A trained scientist and lifelong fan of learning and plants, Janine has turned her passion into a full-time career at UC. As the curator and education coordinator at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens, she uses her experience-based knowledge and specialty skills to beautify the Gardens and inspire its many visitors.
Floral Design Forum
Monday March 6, 2023
For more details, go to the Palomar District page.
Let Ruth Lozano know if you want to attend.
Tuesday March 28th, 2023
Dos Valles Garden Club Workshops in Valley Center:
For more information, contact Ruth Lozano.
FYI: Art Alive March 30-April 2, 2023
Celebrate the return of Art Alive with an impressive display of colorful floral arrangements
interpreting works of art from the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.
Trips and Tours
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.
None scheduled for this month.
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
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.
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
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:
Register Now for this Free Workshop Via Zoom
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.
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”
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.
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"