Temecula Valley Garden Club

TVGC Activities for December 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

General Membership Meeting & Holiday Potluck
Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library

30600 Pauba Rd. Temecula

Holiday Program:

December is here, so we want to wish all our dear Garden Club friends a

~ Susan Puma and Susan Corey

A choir of eight talented singers will delight us with traditional Christmas songs. They represent ‘With These Hands’, a local non-profit organization that offers support and relief for families who have a member suffering from cancer or other catastrophic medical illness. All donations go directly to help financially support families who have medical needs that are not covered by insurance or governmental assistance.


December is also time to prune roses. Our speaker for the December meeting is Roger Fitness
from the Temecula Valley Rose Society. Roger will speak about how to prepare our roses for the winter,
proper pruning, and tips on how to have beautiful roses in the spring.

Note the Location Change: We will be meeting at the library
and plan to continue to meet there
because our usual meeting place at the CRC will be undergoing some renovation.

Guests are always Welcome

If you haven't paid your dues for 2022-23 which begins in September, NOW is the time to pay.

Amount for dues has increased.

Go the the Membership page to see the new amounts and to print out the Membership Form.

Floral Design Forum

December 5, 2022

For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Let Ruth Lozano know if you want to attend.

Trips and Tours

A Christmas Luncheon on the veranda at Grand Tradition in Fallbrook

is scheduled for December 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Space is limited to 12 people, so please call Karolyn Marr if you are interested.

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 planned for this month

For details, go to Workshops page


Check out two new 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

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.

Riverside County Master Gardeners

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 the website:


Tree Care

June 11, 2022 | 10 a.m.

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

See below for the link to these and more Master Gardener events for July 2022:


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.

Some Master Gardener events have been cancelled until further notice, but the E-blast provides several links

to online sites of interest to gardeners AND a list of what needs to be done in the garden this month.

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.

@ 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"

---Bob Boyd, TVGC photographer