Temecula Valley Garden Club

TVGC Activities for May 2022

General Meeting - May 10, 2022 9:30 am
Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road

Program: Edible Flowers - A Culinary History

Speaker: Jean T. Weiss

Jean is a long-time UCCE Master Gardener who began studying herbs over thirty years ago and expanded to edible flowers and photography. She is a docent at the UCR Botanic Gardens and has recently helped in upgrading the herb garden. Jean’s presentation will include a history of edible flowers, illustrations of delicious recipes and samples of lavender lemonade. Her recipes will be available free online or with the purchase of her full-color cookbook for $7 in cash or check after the talk. Feel free to photograph anything you’d like during the presentation!

Susan Puma and Susan Correy will report on the Flower Show.

Election of Officers for the coming year will be held.

Now is the time to pay your dues for 2022-23 which begins in September.

Amount for dues has increased.

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

We do not have monthly meetings in July and August.

Floral Design Forum

Monday, May 2, 2022, 12:00 noon

For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Palomar District Meeting will be hosted by Temecula Valley Garden Club

on June 20 at Wilson Creek Winery

For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Trips and Tours

No trips planned for May.

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.

Educational Workshop

None in May by TVGC, but scroll down for Master Gardener events.


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

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

May 2022 MG E-News

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.

Upcoming Events at Temecula Valley Rose Society

TVRS Monthly Member Program

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: Temecula Library, Community Room, 30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula

Topic: Floral Arranging — Make and take-home floral arrangements.

Presenter: Sema Panther, TVRS member.

Sema will be demonstrating floral arranging of your favorite blooms for your favorite coffee/tea cup. She will have a presentation and then members will make their own arrangements to take home. Bring your favorite cup and start looking for your favorite garden blooms to bring to the meeting. A supply list will be emailed a few days before the meeting. These coffee/tea cup arrangements make great gifts.

Refreshments and socializing start at 10am and our program will start at 10:30 a.m. Bring your friends and neighbors for a fun hands-on program.

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 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.)

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