BEFORE COVID: The Placerville Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to Noon at the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. The Placerville Garden Club's Board strives to ensure that our meetings are inclusive, interesting, and informative; that our workshops provide new skills or dust off rusty ones; and that we promote community outreach opportunities, along with visits to private and public gardens. We also provide our members with information on fellow California Garden Clubs Inc. events and tours. Additions for this webpage should be sent to contact at least two weeks in advance of the event. Please note that submissions should emulate the above Club goals, and may be edited.  

Indoor Meetings to Resume on April 13


Well, we have good news! El Dorado County has moved from the most restricted purple tier to the red tier, which means we may resume indoor meetings with some caveats. I heard from the Veterans Memorial Hall Building Manager that we may return to meeting indoors at 50% (50 member capacity). Clubs using the facilities will be required to clean and disinfect after meetings. They also recommend social distancing and wearing masks. Therefore, we'll celebrate our anniversary at the VFW Hall in April!  


Dues: Dues for the 2021-2022 years have again been reduced. Individuals: $15 and Household: $20. Dues can be paid at the April or May meetings or you may mail a check to Placerville Garden Club, 2957 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. 95667.


  • Tuesday, April 13, @ 10:00 AM. Topic- Get together/Catching up, how has your garden fared this year?

  • Tuesdays, May 11, 10:00AM. Topic-Greg Gayton, Green Acres, What's new in plants and what you might be doing in May.


Member Open Garden Tours*:

  • Wednesday, May 5, Gail Butler

  • Wednesday, May 12,   Susan King

  • Wednesday, June 23, Carolyn Havicon, Bluestone Meadow Lavender Farm

  • Wednesday, July 22, Diane Hernandez

  • *More information to come.

ZOOM Meeting on Pruning Roses, March 9, 2021

El Dorado Master Gardener Eve Keener will hosted a video and discussion on the topic of pruning roses. Eve is the expert on roses, a topic of interest to many PGC members. This is certain to be a well-attended Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Outreach Placerville Garden Club Rose Pruning

Time: Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM 


Link to Join Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 983 3676 2576

Passcode: 758893

One tap mobile

+16699006833,,98336762576# US (San Jose)

Placerville Veteran's Memorial Bldg Landscape Clean-up Day, Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, 10-3 p.m.

From PGC Member Veronica Slater:


Hi Everyone!


I have a small project that I would like a bit of help with and Diane said I could ask our Garden Club members for support.

I drove by the Veteran's Building the other day and was appalled at all the trash and overgrown weeds in the easement area right by the parking lot and across by Raley's.  I thought it would be nice if our Garden Club could clean it up, weed eat, trim shrubs, etc, and plant some bulbs and red poppy seeds in that area. 


I spoke to my VFW Post 10165 last night and they are thrilled with the idea.  They will provide a couple of able bodies to help, garbage bags, sanitary gloves to pick up the garbage, and the dumpster for our use.


We will need to bring work gloves, cordless or gas weedeaters, rakes, shovels, a couple of wheelbarrows, etc.  Feel free to wear your mask, we will be outdoors and keeping our spacing as needed. RSVP HERE.

Home Grown Habitat: Enhancing Habitat One Yard at a Time
Zoom Meeting Nov. 17, 2021, 7 p.m., Presented by CNPS Chair Kit Veerkamp


The El Dorado Chapter of California Native Plant Society is pleased to host Kit Veerkamp, our own Horticulture Chair, on Tues., Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. (the week BEFORE Thanksgiving).

You will learn why and how to go about selecting the right native plants for your new or existing garden. Native plants are a cornerstone of biological diversity on which native animals depend. The ecological armageddon we have brought on through habitat fragmentation is reversible by restoring nature to our own gardens, corporate landscapes, and municipal spaces to provide the connectivity through which animals can move, be sustained, and reproduce. It will be our efforts as individuals that determine whether we will succeed or not. We can do this one garden at a time.

This presentation is open to the public and free of charge. You do not need to download the free Zoom software app (you can connect using your browser via the Zoom website) but we recommend you utilize it for the best result. And, because Kit’s talk will contain many beautiful photos, we suggest you watch on a computer, but you can also join on a phone or tablet.


To join the Nov. 17, 7 p.m. meeting, click on this link Out of respect for the speaker, during the talk please keep your microphone muted, video off, and avoid using the chat feature. We will invite questions at the end. Unfortunately, we will likely not be able to address individual technical difficulties during the talk, but please email if you experience difficulties so that we can address them for next time. 

Missed the presentation? See it HERE.

PGC Google Groups Event on Nov. 10, 2020: Guest Speaker Masoud Mousavi on Beekeeping

Hello Everyone!


Isn't this a fantastic time of year? Trees turning, the morning air is cool and crisp, the smell of apple pie baking, and the garden is quieting down in preparation for sleep. 



  • Placerville Garden Club Virtual Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 10,10:00 AM to Noon​ on Google Groups

  • Our speaker will be Beekeeper, Masoud Mousavi. Come learn how to turn your garden into a  special place for pollinators!

  • Don't forget to RSVP to 


Lastly, I found out this weekend that the PGC was selected in the lottery to decorate a Christmas Tree along Highway 50! More info to come.


Diane Hernandez, President

Placerville Garden Club

Thanks to Masoud Mousavi for a fascinating program on beekeeping! Fifteen members of the Placerville Garden Club joined this in-depth presentation, which covered everything you need to know to establish a beehive. 

In-Person Meeting Held at El Dorado County Fairgrounds on Oct. 13, 2020    

SEE MORE HERE   AND HERE (at General Meeting Minutes)

Meetings / Events: Calling All Members! The PGC Farm Stand Needs You!

PGC EVENT: New This Year: The PGC Carson Hill Farm Stand

From PGC President Diane Hernandez: Well, it's done and Apple Hill is getting busy! Thanks to my husband Rick for his patience, help, and hard work building the stand. It will be installed at the end of our driveway (2957 Carson Road, Apple Hill)  and open Friday-Sunday through October. The plan is to sell flower bouquets, pumpkins, produce, lavender products (soap, sachets), fall crafts, etc. The proceeds will help support the PGC!  We could really use members' help to fill those baskets/containers by donating flowers (for example...zinnias, sunflowers, dahlias, greenery, etc.) for bouquets, produce, pumpkins, garden-related crafts, etc. Or, do you sew and want to make garden-related masks to sell? Any other ideas? Can you help? Please reply to



OTHER: How Climate Change May Affect the Plants in Your Garden


The New York Times published an article on how warmer winters in some areas will result in the plant hardiness zone chart to be revised. The chart helps gardeners determine which plants will survive to overwinter in their area. This spring, many of us have noticed that some plants--particularly annuals--managed to survive winter, while others blossomed earlier. READ THE ARTICLE HERE

OTHER: El Dorado County's Dead Tree Removal Program


While you may not need the sort of equipment seen in the adjacent photo, you may qualify for this important program. The criteria require that dead and dying trees must be: 1) greater than 10 inches in diameter and 20 feet in height; 2) must be within 300 feet of, and pose a structural threat to, the residence; and 3) must also be reasonably accessible by equipment or machinery. Seniors 60 and above are eligible, dependent on income. For more information SEE HERE.

OTHER: Make the Pledge to Compost


Timothy Engle, a Supervising Health Specialist with El Dorado County, spoke on the value of composting organic material in the home. The County invites you to take the pledge to compost your organic materials and to get you started, they are offering a free home compost bin (quantities limited). To make the pledge to compost and to get your bin, please SEE HERE