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TVGC Activities for December 2021

General Meeting - December 14   9:30 am
Temecula Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road

Program: Holiday Music
Singer: Mike Vicari

 Our December Meeting will include: 
Bake Sale, Arts & Crafts items, Potluck Luncheon
and Holiday 
Entertainment performed by Mike and Kathy Vicari. 
(Mike Vicari performs a Frank Sinatra Tribute: “Can I Be Frank?”) 
In lieu of our Monthly Raffle, we will be selling your donated Christmas items and ornaments
so be sure to bring your donations to the meeting. 

Floral Design Forum 
Monday, December 6, 2021, 12:00 noon
Monday, January 3, 2022, 12:00 noon 
For more details, go to the Palomar District page.

Trips and Tours

Grand Tradition Luncheon
Join us for a Christmas luncheon at the
beautiful Grand Tradition in Fallbrook
on December 16 at 11:30.

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 December by TVGC, but scroll down for Master Gardener events.


We are happy to announce our 2020-21 TVGC Scholarship recipient.
Now it is time to start thinking about the 2021-22 applications.

Read more on the Scholarship page.

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.


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 classes:

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

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

 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, November 18, 2021  Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: On-Line -Go to Meeting- November -Members will receive an email invitation the first week of November with a link to the meeting.
The meeting will open at 9:45AM to allow member socializing.
Members can join also by telephone to hear the program. The phone number will be in the invitation

Topic : "Rose of the Unknown Soldier – National Commemoration of the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (1921-2021)

Speaker – Bob Martin, American Rose Society Past President – we will be viewing an encore American Rose Society webinar presented by Bob Martin.
Bob’s extensive research throughout Europe and the United States focused on the symbolic white rose and its history with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The symbol of the white rose and selection of the unknown soldier and the French family that provided the roses is very moving.
The American Rose Society has mentored many Never Forget Garden installations this year in honor of the Centennial of the Tomb.


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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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