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TVGC Activities for September 2019

General Meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 9:30 am
Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA  92592

Guests are Welcome

Program:   “The History and Legacy of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve”   Speaker: Rob Hicks.  

You will learn all about this 7,500 acre reserve of relatively undisturbed oak woodland, chaparral, and native grassland.
The reserve, located right in our own backyard, provides habitat for many native species,
as well as a corridor for movement of deer and mountain lion.

Rob Hicks has been sharing natural and cultural history as an interpreter for nearly 30 years.
As an Interpretive Ranger with the National Park Service, he worked and presented programs
at Redwood, Everglades, and Great Basin 
National Parks.
Whether hiking through forests, slogging through 
swamps, or spelunking through caves,
Rob has always enjoyed helping 
people discover the fascinating and important stories of a place. 

Also at the meeting, the club will present the new projects and events scheduled for the year ahead.  
We have exciting plans for community service, youth gardening, educational and creative workshops, trips and tours,
and special events such as our annual Flower Show.  
We are looking forward to these upcoming activities and invite you to participate in them with us.

CGCI Floral Design Forum
September 15, 2019 -FREE Special "Christmas Show” at Shinoda Design Center, San Diego. Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Watch while Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, PFCI, Smithers Oasis floral products design director creates fresh and silk designs
to get your creative plans flowing with products off the shelves. Notice: FREE

Garden Workshops

Go to the Garden Workshops page for the schedule for this year.

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. 


Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

September 14, 2019 (Saturday)  Kids in the Garden
Nature Drawing and Watercolors from 10 a.m. to noon 

Kids in the Garden Class features a walk through the Gardens to discover plant shapes and colors, then drawing and painting with watercolors! 
Class fee is $5 per person, which supports the Gardens.  Registration includes visit to the 14-acre Gardens. 

Pre-registration required at farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com  or call (760) 822-6824. 
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista. Visit  altavistabotanicalgardens.org 

--Nancy B Jones, "Farmer Jones" Director of Children's Programs at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Riverside County Master Gardeners Upcoming Events
The link below provides information on upcoming Riverside County Master Gardener events for September,
as well as information about becoming a Master Gardener.

Inland Region Iris Society Fall Sale
September 21, 2019 – Saturday ONLY
Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center, Riverside

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.

 SEPTEMBER  Meeting, Thursday, September 19, 2019

Topic - ""Shrubs that Show"  “– Bob Martin, President of American Rose Society

Bob Martin is the 56th President of the American Rose Society, the nation’s largest plant society.
Bob will speak on growing shrub roses that perform well on the show tables, as cut flowers for the kitchen table and in the garden.
Varieties emphasized include the best of the David Austin roses and others in the style of his "English Roses'.
The program is accompanied by beautiful photographs, many by Dona Martin.
It concludes with an update of the Great Garden Restoration at America’s Rose garden in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Bob has been growing roses for more than 47 years. He and his wife Dona live in Escondido, California,
 where they maintain a rose garden of more than 540 roses of all types.

He is an American Rose Society Master Rosarian, an Accredited Horticultural Judge, and an Accredited Arrangements Judge.

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.


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