Temecula Valley Garden Club

TVGC Activities for September 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Membership Meeting
Temecula Community Recreation Center

30875 Rancho Vista Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

Doors are open at 9:30

Meeting begins at 10:00

PROGRAM: Monarchs and Milkweed   SPEAKER:  Linda Powell 

Linda is a TVGC member and UCCE Master Gardener. 

Free native milkweed plants will be distributed. 

Members from the Murrieta United Methodist Church Food Pantry 

will attend and share information about their Food Pantry and the need in the area. 

Be sure to bring your donations!

Kate Ensign will be handling the Grow It and Give It program and be delivering our donations each month. 

So, please check your pantry for any extra canned or packaged food and bring it to the meeting.

Potluck Lunch

Guests are always Welcome

Iris Workshop 


Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Puma Pines Ranch

32600 Flight Way, Winchester

Come join the fun as we dig up, separate, and pot Susan Puma’s Iris for upcoming TVGC plant sales. 

Bring gloves, clippers, garden shears, and black 1-gallon plastic pots, if you have them. There will be

a sign-up sheet at the September meeting.

Notecard Workshop 


Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.

 Heritage Clubhouse


Each person will be making 2 sets of 4 cards plus folder (see photo),

one to keep and one for the November boutique. 

The cost of the workshop is $15.00 payable at signup 

and it will be limited to 10 people.

Trips and Tours 

Chairperson:  RONNA KIVISTO

Monday, September 25th 

Waterwise Botanical Gardens in Bonsall. 

There are acres of beautiful nursery and growing grounds, including demonstration gardens, ponds, and a shade house full of creative treasures. 

Wear comfy, but sturdy shoes and bring your camera to capture this plant lover's paradise. 

Afterward, we will stop for lunch at the ever-popular 

Rainbow Oaks Restaurant. 

Be sure to sign-up at the September meeting to reserve 

your spot. We hope you will join us.

Go to the Trips and Tours page for more info.

CGCI Floral Design Forum

Monday, October 2, 2023. 

The floral designer will be Robert L. Gordon AIFD. 

There will be a 1-hour demonstration followed by a 1.5-hour hands-on workshop. 

Bring your lunch.

For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Let Ruth Lozano know if you want to attend.

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 "2022-23 Year in Review" Photo Presentation by Bob Boyd, go to


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"