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TVGC Activities for April 2021

General Meeting

All meetings will be virtual on Zoom until further notice
Second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am

April 13, 2021

Program:  Success With Succulents      Speaker:  Debra Lee Baldwin

Widely known as the “Queen of Succulents,” Debra Lee Baldwin is the award winning garden photojournalist
 who launched global interest in succulents 
with the first edition of "Designing with Succulents" (now in its completely revised 2nd ed.).
Her other bestsellers are "
Succulent Container Gardens" and "Succulents Simplified".

Debra spreads the word about “plants that drink responsibly” via newsletters, articles, photos, videos, social media, 
public speaking, Zoom presentations, radio, podcasts, and TV. Her YouTube videos have over 6,000,000 views.

Debra delights in sharing news, ideas, tips, and destinations that celebrate gardening and the joy of succulents.

Debra lives and gardens in “the epicenter of all things succulent":  San Diego’s North County, home to more succulent 
specialty nurseries and wholesale growers than anywhere else in the world.



Bonnie DiAngelo suggests viewing the Rojas Succulents Nursery Video tour led by Debra Lee Baldwin (on You Tube):

CGCI Floral Design Forum

 Designer and Flowers born in Holland
April 5, 2021 at 12:00 noon via Zoom
For details see CGCI page


Now is the time for college students to apply for our $1,000 scholarship.
To learn more, go to the Scholarship page.

Educational Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. 

Vegetables Love Flowers:  Companion Planting In Your Vegetable Garden
Are you curious as to what flowers to intermingle with your vegetables?

Please join the Temecula Valley Garden Club in Zoom workshop
featuring guest speaker, Lucy Heyming, UCCE Master Gardener,
as she guides us in how to create a healthy, bountiful garden with companion planting. 

The speaker is very knowledgeable and engaging,
and she will be providing handouts.

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

Trips and Tours

No Trips are planned for this month.

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.

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.

Since we can't get together in person for group gatherings, here is an alternate activity:

Online Native Plant Garden Tour which took place in the LA area on March 28 & 29, 2020.

Click on the link below and then click on links of the tour:


For those of you interested in Floral arrangements:


The San Diego Museum of Art’s Art Alive 2020 VIRTUAL Art Alive 2020 welcomed the creative “floral” designs
from their official designers using flowers and items from homes with a “Bloom Bash”
 -an online exhibition of works from the museum collection and then interpreted by designers using items from their homes and exhibited side by side –



The Orange County Rose Society has been busy at the Pat Nixon Rose Garden at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda:


and you can see the gardens on their Facebook page and a short narrated tour of the garden is here: 


 The Chelsea Flower Show has ended but they still have lots of videos saved on their site
and this short video on flower pressing will take you there: 


"I would like to suggest than in addition to actually physically planting, pruning, mulching, and harvesting
in your garden, that this might be a good time to learn more gardening tips, tricks, and techniques.
I start most days with some stretches and exercises and while doing that, I watch You Tube videos.
I am learning a lot.  There are videos on any topic you can think of, so why not take advantage."
~ Pat Boyd


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 

Here are upcoming Zoom classes:

UCCE Master Gardeners of Riverside County announces a REPEAT of a sold-out series of  workshops for all home gardeners. 
This series, EDIBLE GARDENS & More, part of Home Gardening Basics Plus, now comprises four sessions
with the new session on Helpful Hints for Successful Gardening.

The sessions will be on Fridays in June 2021, from 10:00am-12:00 noon.  Presentations are via Zoom.  
Follow the link below for more information.

See below for the link to these and more Master Gardener events including plant sales for April, 

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

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The following link provides information on a Master Class Series on Floral Design at the Monclair Art Musuem in October, 
which may be of interest to our members:

Upcoming Events at Temecula Valley Rose Society

 As members of Temecula Valley Garden Club, we have been invited to attend the online Temecula Valley Rose Society Meeting.  
Linda Freeman has provided the details below.  They use GoToMeeting instead of Zoom.  

TVRS Monthly Member Program

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.  (Join the meeting at 9:45 to 10:00)

Place: GoToMeeting online. 

Topic : "Miniature and Miniflora Roses"

Presenter : Suzanne Horn 

Suzanne Horn is an avid rose lover, exhibitor and educator from Glendale, California with a background in entertainment.
Suzanne has been growing roses since February 14, 2000, and they are all in containers.
She is a successful exhibitor, winning District and National trophies since her first two years of exhibiting.
In 2003 she became a Consulting Rosarian and shortly thereafter an accredited ARS Horticultural Judge.
In 2014, Suzanne became a Master Rosarian and was named "Outstanding Consulting Rosarian" for the Pacific Southwest District.
She is a frequent columnist for the American Rose Society and Pacific Southwest Region newsletter.

TVRS will have a member meeting following Suzanne's presentation with Rose Haven updates, raffle and Rose Society business.
Don't forget "Show your Vase" – Take a tour around your garden and show us what is growing and display it in a vase!
We will be doing this monthly to share what is growing in our gardens.
In between meetings, please send a picture of your vases to Linda Freeman with names of the roses and other flora in your vase.

GoToMeeting is an online meeting program very similar to ZOOM.
If you have used ZOOM recently you will be very comfortable using GoToMeeting. The program is also available by phone.
Also, visit us on Facebook for roses from around the world as well as Rose Haven pictures and videos.
If you would like to practice using GoToMeeting, please contact Linda Freeman at 951-204-6141.

Members will receive an email invitation the first week of April with a link to the meeting.
Members can join also by telephone to hear the program. The phone number will be in the invitation.

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 


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

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.

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


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