MEETINGS AND FIELD TRIPS

Field Trip to the Sunnylands Public Garden

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to noon plus travel time and lunch

The SCSH Desert Gardeners Club invites you to join us for a walking tour of the Sunnylands Public Garden on Thursday, March 8th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Over 70 species of native and arid-adapted plants from North and South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean are displayed in the 9-acre garden. During this free 60-minute guided walk, we will enjoy a commentary by a member of the Sunnylands education department. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring sun protection and water. There will be an optional no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant following the tour. Please register by March 5th. Guests are welcome. Carpools will be arranged prior to the tour. Registration is limited to 20 so sign up online today!  Go to the Members tab, sign in, then fill in the Sunnylands form.

Please note: If you attended the tour on January 24th, there will be some repetition on this trip.  However, the Sunnylands presentation will be geared toward what is happening in the gardens at the time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

(Regular meeting) 4-5:30 p.m., Montecito Clubhouse

"Solutions to Common Issues in Drip Irrigation Systems" by Angela Fasano, Water Management Specialist for the Coachella Valley Water District. In addition to having an A.S. degree in Agri-Business, she also holds certifications as a Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, a Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor, a UCCE Master Gardener, a Desert Naturalist, an ISA Certified Arborist & is qualified to perform Tree Risk Assessment.  

Although you have drip irrigation in your yard, you may still not be irrigating efficiently.  Join us in discovering what an emitter is, the difference between fixed emitters and adjustable, and how to fix common problems found in drip irrigation systems.  Bring your questions on how to extend and manage your garden irrigation system.  Pre-registration is not required.

The SCSH Spring Garden Tour

Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:00 -11:00 a.m.

Member Cost: $5.00

Guest Cost: $10.00

Maximum number of registrants - 100

Please register by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2018, by going to the Members tab on our website, log in, then sign up!

Once you have registered online, please drop your payment in Box 55 in the Montecito at your earliest convenience. Please make sure your name is on your payment envelope.  The tour program will be distributed via email the day before the tour. There will be a Social Hour at Ken Elkman’s from 11-12, after the tour ends. This is a Members Only event, however Members can bring a guest. Guests must be accompanied by the member while on the tour.  To register by phone, please call Amy Tomlinson at 303-888-5429.

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4:00 p.m., Montecito Clubhouse

Join us for our last meeting of the season!  Our guest speaker will be Tracy Merrigan, President of the Desert Horticultural Society (and a Master Gardener!  Wow!)  The presentation is titled “Natives for Newcomers”.  Come learn all about the native plants that will happily thrive in our harsh conditions, why they are better adapted to our climate and how to make them a part of your garden.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  Feel free to bring a guest!  The club will provide soft drinks, wine and snacks.  If you would like something different in the way of a beverage, please feel free to BYO!

 Let’s grow together!