You are invited to an Evening Under the Moon event at the SCOE Martin G. Peterson Event Center on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The event begins at 6:00 pm and includes dinner, a 'no host' cash bar (beer, wine, margaritas & pina coladas), a silent auction and live music. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Due to licensing restrictions, no outside alcohol is allowed at this event.
This is the 3rd year for this dinner and we are happy to announce that the location is in downtown Modesto this year - 720 12th St. We hope you will enjoy this evening of dinner and dancing to a live band with your friends from the Modesto Garden Club. To buy tickets now, click on the orange banner at the top of this page.
Next General Meeting - Thursday, November 8
“Fabulous Fall Designs You Can Produce From Your Yard”
by Carolyn Hoyum and Jill Cruz
How many times have you thought about doing a flower design for your table or for a friend or even for a flower show, then used the excuse: “I don’t have anything in my yard to do one with?”
Every day your garden provides new wonders whether it be a bright bloom, new growth, bark on a tree, a seed pod or a dried branch. Creation is amazing! Just by thinking out of the box and following a few principles that we will share, you will find delightful designs that are easy, pleasing, & fun. You can bring your garden inside and make dazzling designs that will impress your friends and family.
Learn and Grow - La Loma Native Garden
The La Loma Neighborhood developed a native garden on a two-acre strip of city property that was once a neglected weedy strip in the center of the neighborhood. The land is considered an easement, a former canal that was filled in. It is now a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature.
Neighbors maintain the garden and, through donations and support from Modesto Subaru, several positive additions have been made to the garden - a dog waste station, landscape boulders, and irrigation supplies.
Without these community efforts the garden would not be as successful. The garden continues to grow and become more widely used by the neighborhood. Recently small rustic wood benches were installed to provide a resting place for residents.
The garden coordinators host weekly weeding blitzes on Saturday mornings to help keep the garden looking good.
An effort is being made to plant the garden with 80% native plants and promote drought tolerant landscaping in our community. In the coming year an educational component will be added to the garden by developing an event to raise awareness about the local pollinators and their host plants. Children and families will be encouraged to learn about the important role pollinators have in our environment by participating in a pollinator parade. A mural, to be installed at the children's garden, will depict many of these pollinators. It will be an exciting and beautiful addition to the garden!
Stay informed about the native garden by visiting the La Loma Native Garden website at https://sites.google.com/lalomanativegarden
Or contact the garden coordinator, Rhonda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Next General Meeting - Nov. 8
Hospitality: 10:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Learn and Grow: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
General Meeting and Program: 11:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Second Thursdays, September - May except December
Location: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd, Modesto