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, June 8, 10:00 AM.
Topic-Speaker: Jay Chopp, Pollock Pines Fire Safe Council
Install new officers/directors
Board luncheon following meeting is planned
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. If you missed it, no worries. Just click below to hear the program.
Topic: Outreach Placerville Garden Club Rose Pruning
Time: Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM
Link to Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 983 3676 2576
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THIS, THAT &
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.