Meetings / Events / Other
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.
EVENT: PGC Garden Sale Extravaganza on June 6
Mark your calendars for what is sure to be a fantastic event: the Placerville Garden Club's first Garden Sale Extravaganza Fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m. Plants for sale, garden-themed craft vendors, children's activities, and garden information booths. The event will take place at the VFW Hall's parking lot. Proceeds will go towards purchasing a Blue Star Memorial and other PGC community projects. Return to this page for further information as we get closer to June. Please share this FLYER!
EVENT: Find a UCCE Master Gardener Training Program
If gardening is your passion, you may not want to miss this opportunity to learn more. El Dorado and Amador Counties UCCE Master Gardener Training begins in January 2020. This 15-weeks long course covers botany, soil, plant pathology, and much, much more. You may be the ideal candidate to become a UCCE Master Gardener. For more information SEE HERE.
THIS, THAT &
OTHER: Stinkwort Spreading in El Dorado County!
Mt. Democrat, Nov. 20, 2019: Stinkwort is spreading in El Dorado County, threatening some of the region’s most precious reserves and plant life.
The invasive weed is “on a mission to take over every inch of the earth’s surface,” according to Debra Ayres, a retired University of California Davis, plant scientist and a member of the El Dorado County chapter of the California Native Plant Society. READ MORE HERE.
OTHER: How Climate Change May Affect the Plants in Your Garden
On May 24, 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
During PGC's May meeting, 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.
OTHER: French Quarter Home & Garden
6200 Pleasant Valley Rd., El Dorado, CA
Are you looking for vintage European sculpture, bric-a-brac or ironwork to enhance your garden or landscape? The French Quarter offers old world architectural salvage, garden containers and rustic furniture. In case you might need a lovely new dress for your next garden party, the boutique will be able to accommodate you. Best of all, show your Placerville Garden Club name card and get a 10% discount!