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TVGC Activities for September 2019

General Meeting
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 9:30 am
Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA  92592

Guests are Welcome

Program:  Dave, the Tomato Guy         Speaker:  Dave Freed 
Dave will teach us how to grow wonderful and bountiful tomatoes next spring using his amazing planters. He will make it easy for even the novice vegetable gardener!  Learn how to grow tomatoes easily. Hybrids and heirlooms as well as other garden vegetables. Even if you have never grown a garden or don’t have a green thumb, Dave will show you how. He will discuss how to choose plants, sunshine, soil, watering, self watering containers, temperatures, mulching and much much more.
Pictured are 3 plants total.  Each plant has over 100# of beefsteak size tomatoes.

CGCI Floral Design Forum
October 7, 2019 - The Family Proteaceae by the Resendiz Bros. Protea Growers.
Designer, cut flowers, arrangements and plants. Learn, enjoy and take home.

Garden Workshops

Go to the Garden Workshops page for the schedule for this year, 
and for details about the Wreath-Making Workshop on October 15.

Trips and Tours

October 22, 2019 - Kimberly Crest

The first trip of the season will be to Kimberly Crest, a French Chateau-style Victorian mansion in Redlands. 
It is a registered California Historical Landmark. Once owned and occupied by the family of the founders of the Kimberly Clark paper company,
t features life as it was at the turn of the century.   http://kimberlycrest.org/ 

1325 Prospect Dr, Redlands, CA 92373

Meet at the Target Parking Lot. Time will be revealed later.
There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting; cost is $10.00. 

Judy Sundermann and her TVGC Youth Gardening committee will have a booth with a fun activity for kids--
decorating cans which have been painted orange with a jack-o-lantern face or whatever the child chooses. 

Riverside County Master Gardeners Upcoming Events
It's time for Fall Plant Sales
The following link provides information on October Riverside Master Gardener Events: 

Your Scarecrow Contest entry fee is only $2 and prizes include gift certificates from Little Cakes, Lamppost Pizza, and Sunrise Cafe.
Our Plant Sale will have lots of green growing things to choose from, and the Amigos Lions always offer a tasty BBQ. 
We have a great array of vendors sharing photos, jewelry, plants, and information on solar power, recycling and bees!
If you need community service hours, be sure to stop by the volunteers booth to sign in.

Upcoming Events at Temecula Valley Rose Society
Meetings are held the third Thursday at 10:00 am at the Temecula Library, Community
Room, 30600 Pauba Road. A light potluck lunch is served after the meeting. (April
is reserved for our members Rose garden tours and there is no meeting in July).
Guests are welcome!

Please check out our Newsletter at our website for monthly tips and features on roses, as
well as Frank Brines, Master Consulting Rosarian, monthly column, Rose Care
FUNdamentalsat http://temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/nl/NL201812.shtml.

October Meeting , Thursday, October 17, 2019

Topic – Developing Appropriate Monarch Butterfly Habitats –Large & Small
Speaker -Ted Horton , Board Member Audubon International
Ted was Vice President of Resource Management at Pebble Beach Company and
is currently on the Board of Audubon International (www.auduboninternational.org),
the newest partner of the” Monarch Joint Venture”: the largest collaborative
established to arrest the decline of monarch butterflies. The project has
devoted recent attention to guidance of large corporate, public lands and golf
courses in particular to create habitat for the Monarch Butterflies. Audubon
International discovered that golf courses represent a wonderful opportunity to
plant milkweed and other wildflowers to provide everything monarchs need to
survive. With this thought in mind, “Monarchs in the Rough” was established and
through this program, information will be available which will guide land managers
through pesticide reduction, site preparation, and planting and long term
maintenance of habitat for pollinators using designated areas in golf courses
across our nation.
Ted suggests a possible long-term project: “Together we can develop patches of
appropriate habitat, flowering plants for nectar, and Milkweed for egg hatching
sites. We can work together to manage larger, open space habitat that could be
adapted to appropriate plantings for the Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators.”

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
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

Last Rose of Summer Celebration Oct 5
Location – Rose Haven Heritage Garden; 30592 Jedediah Smith Rd, Temecula,
Time – 2 -6 pm Saturday October 5, 2019 Concert 2-3pm, Tomato Tasting 4-5pm,
Bring your own Picnic supper 5-6pm, 6-7 Garden Sunset Stroll
Bring some tomatoes to share for tasting also!


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

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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