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Experts are on 2020 Garden Club agenda

This Peruvian daffodil bloom is the first of the year in Garden Club President Bob Gale’s Mira Mesa garden. (courtesy photo)

Experts are on 2020 Garden Club agenda

Garden Club Program Coordinators Helen Plutner and Lynnell Hallock are bringing an outstanding lineup of gardening experts to the Scripps-Mesa Garden Club.

Farmer Roy of the Sunshine Garden in Poway leads off the new year schedule for the club. Roy will present his extensive knowledge and experience in cool season vegetable gardening at the January 28 meeting. Club member Susan Castellana will present her plans for outings and tours of local gardens that will take place later in the growing season. Helen Plutner will share the news about the innovative program for a Seed Library now underway at the local city library. Plutner will explain how this program to share seeds among local gardeners will work. Garden Club members will also be electing a slate of new officers for 2020 at this first meeting of the year.

In February, author Kevin Espiritu is scheduled to share information from his book “Urban Gardening.” Growing plants in small spaces and in containers are his specialty. Those of us who live in apartments and condos will especially appreciate his expertise.

At March’s meeting, many people’s favorite flowers will be Chuck McClung’s topic. He is author of “How Orchids Rebloom.”

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club meets most months at the Community Room of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library at 6 in the evening on the fourth Tuesday. Local gardeners are welcome to come by and join the group as they have a short social time, a brief business meeting, an informative presentation on gardening skills, a plant share and a drawing for a useful garden tool. Membership dues are only $30 for the year. Contact Bob Gale at rgale1943@gmail.com for more information about the club.

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