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Carmel Valley Garden Club Welcomes you to our Club

The CVGC is a nonprofit organization that promotes gardening and education about gardening in our area.  We organize various projects in our community throughout the year and make donations to local nonprofits from our Annual Garden Show proceeds to help beautify the community.

Our regular monthly meetings, which are both educational and social, are held on the 2nd Thursday each month at 6:45 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center on Ford Road.  Our membership and meetings are open to everyone with an interest in gardening.  We issue a monthly e-newsletter with timely tips for your gardening plus information on upcoming events.

51st Annual Garden Show 



May 2nd and 3rd
10am - 4pm
Hidden Valley
Music Seminars

All the 
information 
you need is
on theGarden Show Main Page

Once again we celebrate spring with our fabulous Garden Show. Bring the family and join us for a fun filled day Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the best of Carmel Valley.   You won't want to miss our professionally judged Flower and Plant Exhibit with a spectacular "enchanted garden entrance" provided by Griggs Nursery  Follow-up with a visit to the Silent Auction, Photography Contest, purchase of member-grown plants for sale at the Plant Corral, the Vendor Marketplace, delightful Children's Garden, and enjoy food and beverage at our Garden Cafe.  Join us Saturday night at our Gala amongst the gorgeous flowers.  Gala sponsored by Hidden Valley Music Seminars; gala tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission to the Garden Show is free, with ample parking for $1.

Entries for the Flower and Plant Exhibition are open to the public. Rules and  Entry Cards are available on-line and will be at the Carmel Valley Public Library by middle of April.

Entries for the Photography Contest are open to the public.    Rules will be available on-line shortly

Any questions, please contact membership@cvgardenclub.org

February 22 - Rosie's Garden Spring Cleanup

Leap into Rosie’s Garden!

    Did you know that we have FIVE Saturdays in February this year??!! That’s so exciting—you can spend the usual four in your own garden, and the extra one at Rosie’s. Our garden club has adopted this small oasis of calm down past the bridge on Esquiline Road, and annually spends a Saturday morning sprucing it up after the winter storms. This year we will work on Saturday, February 22, from 9 to ll am.
    Since we already pruned extensively back in November, we have less pruning to tackle. Instead, our leader Dianne will direct us in raking leaves and clearing around the plants to give them space to grow. She has a few rakes and other tools to share, but we bring our own gloves and favorite tools, ideally marked with our names if they look like everybody else’s.
    So check your February calendar and mark that 4th Saturday, the 22nd, as a day to Leap into Rosie’s Garden!


Leap into Rosie’s Garden!

    Did you know that we have FIVE Saturdays in February this year??!! That’s so exciting—you can spend the usual four in your own garden, and the extra one at Rosie’s. Our garden club has adopted this small oasis of calm down past the bridge on Esquiline Road, and annually spends a Saturday morning sprucing it up after the winter storms. This year we will work on Saturday, February 22, from 9 to ll am.
    Since we already pruned extensively back in November, we have less pruning to tackle. Instead, our leader Dianne will direct us in raking leaves and clearing around the plants to give them space to grow. She has a few rakes and other tools to share, but we bring our own gloves and favorite tools, ideally marked with our names if they look like everybody else’s. 
    So check your February calendar and mark that 4th Saturday, the 22nd, as a day to Leap into Rosie’s Garden!

February 13 - Valentine Potluck






Our annual Valentine’s, February 13th meeting starts @ 6:00 pm at the Community Center.  Don’t miss it.  The evening program is enjoying friends, socializing and good food.

 

Important Point:   We can accommodate 70 members so you must sign up ahead.

 

The pot luck is a full course dinner with appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes and casseroles ending with desserts.  All of this is thanks to our members.  Also, your Club will provide an entree to add to the feast! 

 

As usual, wine, water and soft drinks will be provided with appetizers.  For dinner at your table please bring wine or other drink you prefer.

 

Here’s what you need to do:

 

  • Please sign up by February 9th by emailing Karolyn at dkrancho@sbcglobal.net or call her 831.277.8661.
  • Tell us what you want to bring.Substituting a beverage for food is fine.
  • Thanks for helping us have a good balanced meal to enjoy.

Think of this meeting as a festival to celebrate your garden, romantic love, friendship and admiration  ---  Gophers not welcome!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 9 - The Joys of Growing Succulents






SECOND THURSDAY MEETING
 
Steve and Judy Show Returns! Can you believe that it’s already time to check your calendar to discover that our first meeting of 2020 is NEXT THURSDAY?!! Yes, January 9 is the second Thursday. Who knew? We have a repeat treat in store — some of you may recall that a few months ago Steve Hoch and Judy Tschirgi very helpfully stepped into the breach when a scheduled speaker became ill. Now they’re back to enlighten us further on the joys of growing succulents. So gather up your contribution for the raffle, the shared cuttings table, and tune up your ears (hearing aids?) to be sure to get all the good news of the New Year As always, social hour begins at 6:45 pm, regular meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

See you there.
CVGC

December 12 - Holiday Party






CVGC CHRISTMAS PARTY
 
When gardeners gather to greet the Christmas season, they do it in style! Many festive red and/or green outfits and a Santa hat or two helped to set the mood for a jolly happy hour and dinner at the Garden Club party at Del Mesa in December. Highlights of the dinner were delicious prime rib and salmon, along with salad, sides, and a choice of desserts so good that some party-goers were spotted taking one of each!President Dianne Woods thanked Karolyn Stone for making the arrangements, and the assembled attendees agreed: a wonderful time was had by all!  - Mary Gale

Photos available in 2019 Holiday Party


This year's Holiday Party will be held on December 12 at Del Mesa, Carmel.  Click here to register.

October 12 -  Fall Rosie's Garden Clean-up


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Fall Rosie’s Garden Clean-up

When:  Saturday, October 12

Time:  9:00 a.m – 12 noon

Where:  Rosie’s Garden, Esquiline Road, Carmel Valley

 

Group 1:  Pruning Tree Limbs – Volunteers WITH SOME MUSCLE and NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS needed –

Contact: Bob Byrne:  bob8679@att.net or 831-582-7316

 

Group 2:  General Clean-up

Contact:  Dianne Woods:  vinca27@comcast.net or 831-659-2737

 

Refreshments from Wild Goose Café!!!

Bring Gloves and tools such as pruners, rakes and loppers. 


October 10  - Monthly Meeting 


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Topic: Falconry in Carmel Valley
Speaker: Paul Bird
Where:  Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, 25 Ford Road
Time:  6:45 p.m. Social Hour, 7:30 p.m. Presentation

No raffle this month.  It will return in November.

Bring your clippings to share!

WHAT'S UP WITH THE GARDEN CLUB?

September 12 - Ground Squirrels

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The speaker for our first monthly meeting of 2019-20 was Rebecca Dmytryk and her husband DeWayne of Humane Wildlife Control who provided a very informative slide presentation on "Ground Squirrel Life Cycle and Control" (who knew there were 7 types of ground squirrels and 8 sub-species of California ones).  In addition, it included a short presentation and discussion on the different rats living in Carmel Valley.  The presenters discussed how to trap ground squirrels; explained "integrated pest management" with the holistic approach of 'biodynamics' to create harmonious living with humans; emphasized the negative consquences of using commercial poison, and the benefits of carbon monoxide via P.E.R.C. (Pressurized Exhaust Rodent Controller).

Our garden show raffle continues to be successful.  Witness a couple of our happy winners - Rene Wagner and new member Gerry Montgomery.June 9 Final Meeting - Potluck Picnic BBQ
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With the Best Weather Yet for the final event of the year, 70 members gathered at the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center for a great end of year party.  First we welcomed our new Board members, Carolyn Rice, June Dawson, Dianne Woods and Ed Morrow (above left).  Then we gave out grants to 8 local nonprofits:  Carmel Valley Community Youth Center, Friends of Carmel Valley Historical Society, Carmel Valley Boy Scout Troop #127, Carmel Valley Village Improvement Committee, Rosie's Garden, Hidden Valley Music Seminars and Tularcitos Parent Teacher Organization.  Next we feasted on member provided potluck items and club provided entrees (John Brocco and Elaine Kramer on grill duty).  

Many thanks to Karolyn Stone and her team for all the hard work arranging this great event.

More Photos available in the 2019 June BBQ Photo Album.

WHAT A SPECTACULAR GARDEN SHOW!!!!!!


2019gs
What a wonderful "50 Years of Flower Power" 2019 Carmel Valley Garden Show!! Thank you Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, Vendors, and all the Attendees from around the area who came and made it a special weekend for all of us.

And here are photos from the 2019 Garden Show  Enjoy!

April 25 - Wildflower Hike with Santa Lucia Conservancy

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On April 25, 22 "adventuresome" members of the club had an amazing wildflower hike down and then up Black Mountain trail in the Santa Lucia Preserve.  Following our wonderful guide, Christy Fischer, Executive Director of the Santa Lucia Conservancy, we hiked down through fields of Lupine, and numerous other flowers such as Rose Clover, Johnny Jump-up, and Clarkia, and then through more wooded area with larkspur, Chinese Houses, cut-leaved geranium, Scarlet Pimpernel, Shooting Stars, and many many more.  We couldn't have had more perfect weather, and photographers in the group had ample opportunity to get great shots to enter into the Photography contest at the Garden Show. More photos in this 2019 April Wildflower Walk album.
Kudos to Ed Dickson for arranging such a great hike. 

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          2019-20 
    Event Schedule
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Sept. 12  - Ground Squirrel Life Cycle and Control

Oct. 10Falconry in Carmel Valley

Nov. 14 - Irises: Perspective from England

Dec. 12 - Holiday Party -

Jan. 9 - Succulents in Carmel Valley


Feb. 13 - Valentine Potluck Party

March 12 -
 Grafting:  A Hands-on Talk

April 9 - Garden Show Prep

May 2 & 3- 51st Annual Garden Show at Hidden Valley

June Picnic -  Date &  Place to be announced

July, August - Vacation Break



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Thank you 2019
 Sponsors


 

Griggs Nursery


Peninsula Septic Tank Service


Regency Construction Company


Sotheby's Carmel Valley


Polaris Consulting


Carmel Valley Electric


Murphy's Lumber and Hardware


Jerome's Carmel Valley Market


Buck/DeLeon Construction


 

         Carmel Valley Garden Club                                                             P.O. Box 72 Carmel Valley, CA  93924                                                                      831-277-2670