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Gardeners gather for harvest treat

Gardeners gather for harvest treat

By Denise Stewart

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club members meet most months to learn more about their interest in making their gardens more productive and their yards more beautiful. But November is the exception. They are gathering at the end of this month to celebrate the harvest and give thanks for their horticultural successes.

In October, Master Gardener Shital Parikh talked with the group about the importance and the benefits of companion planting and crop rotation in their gardens.

The club usually meets on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 6 p.m. in the local library Community Room. In warmer weather when days are longer, they venture out to local gardens to connect with member’s experiences. They do not meet in December but will resume the regular meeting routine in the new year.

Brydon Bennett, a club member and tree appreciator, maintains the group’s website to help local residents learn more about gardening and our local botanic beauty. The unusual rainy days this past year have provided the site with some enjoyable photos of wildflowers around our open spaces. See what the site has to offer at scrippsmesagardenclub.com.