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TVGC Activities for March 2021

General Meeting

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

March 9, 2021

Program:  Japanese Friendship Garden     Speaker:  Docents Audrey and Bob 

Docents Audrey and Bob will lead an informational tour through the gardens located in Balboa Park in San Diego.  
The tour will include all the wonders and principles that go into creating a traditional Japanese garden.  
These knowledgeable docents will begin the tour in the lovely upper garden, covering our prized koi pond 
and manicured plants the gardeners and volunteers spend hours perfecting.  
Eventually, you will be guided down to our lower garden.
This is a magical area plentiful in flowers, waterfalls and more koi.
The tour will include the first blossoms as we head into our Cherry Blossom Season.  
We will finish the tour with a live Q/A, where you will be able to interact and ask Audrey and Bob questions about the garden.


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

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.

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:

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

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.

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:

(In person activities listed below for other organizations may be cancelled or modified.
I do not always receive updated information.  ~Pat Boyd) 

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 Program

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021  

Time: 10:00 a.m.  (Join the meeting at 9:30 to 10:00)

Place: GoToMeeting online.

Presenter : Bob Martin

Topic :  “Oh, the Roses You’ll Grow!.” 

– An educational program on picking the right rose for your area, where to plant it, and rose care.

 The program will highlight common mistakes in deciding where to plant roses. 

It features beautiful photographs of outstanding garden roses, mostly by Bob & Dona Martin

 – Bob Martin is the 56th President of the American Rose Society, the nation’s largest plant society.
Bob has been growing roses for nearly 50 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California,
where they maintain a rose garden of more than 600 roses of all types. 

He is an American Rose Society Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.
Bob has authored more than 700 published articles on roses. 

He is the National Editor of Horizon Roses, an annual review by the nation’s top exhibitors of new exhibition roses. 

Bob is also the author of the book “Showing Good Roses”, and maintains a website covering U.S. rose shows at www.roseshow.com.
Bob is an active rose exhibitor at all levels and the 2007 recipient of the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in rose exhibiting.  

He is also a hybridizer with 15 named varieties, including the show roses, 'Dona Martin', ‘Butter Cream’, ‘Peter Cottontail’ and ‘Pasadena Star’. 

Two of his latest roses are orange blend shrub named, ‘Ruth Tiffany'’ and the orange blend floribunda, 'Escondido Sunset'.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 286-168-213

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
FUNdamentalsat http://temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/nl/NL201812.shtml.

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