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Projects

Each year our club participates in multiple ongoing and new projects to promote interest in gardening and encourage improvements, beautification of our community.

Community Rose Garden Duty

Initiated and maintained by Poway Valley Garden Club at Lake Poway, this attractive garden also serves for public-pruning demonstrations each January. Members volunteer for duty bi-weekly throughout the year.

Members, here is a reminder when it is your turn to volunteer. Once again, thank you for making this garden so beautiful for our community to enjoy!

Come and enjoy the roses...

Brandy

Angel Face

Granada

First Prize


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Rose Garden 1973

Rose Garden 2005

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January pruning with Cloy, Lucille
Karen & Gail
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Hedy, Teresa, Lucille
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROSES

Roses have a long and colorful history.  They have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics.  Garden cultivation of roses began some 5,000 years ago in China.  During Roman times, large public rose gardens flourished in the south of Rome and roses were used for medical purposes, as a source of perfume, and as confetti for celebrations. In England in the 15th century, the rose featured prominently in a conflict that became known as the War of the Roses where a white rose symbolized one faction and a red rose the other.  In the late 18th century, cultivated roses were introduced into Europe from China. The modern age of rose growing officially began a short time later in 1867 when a French grower, Jean-Baptise Guillota developed a new class of rose called a hybrid tea.  Hybrid teas are now the most widely grown and purchased roses in rose history.

Old Poway Park's Nelson House Period Garden

This project was undertaken in 2004 when it was noted that the existing garden needed refurbishing and volunteer support for continuing maintenance. It represents how a turn of the century garden may have looked. Enjoy the garden...

 

 

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Templars Hall Garden

We are excited about on new project: The Templars Hall Garden. Plans started in 2007 to provide a native garden at the front entrance of Templars Hall with a grant from California Garden Club. The garden design was submitted to the City of Poway and planting began October 2008.

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Templars Native Garden April 2009
Members: Chris, Emily, Hedy, Sharon, Verna & Rachele
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Flower Donations

Members volunteer to provide fresh flower arrangements to local libraries on a weekly basis throughout the year. A special thank you to all members who create these beautiful arrangements.

Floral Arrangement donated to
Carmel Mountain Library for the Princess of Norway

 

Recent Thank You Letters:

Over 200 flowers bouquets have been given to the Senior Center

 


39th Standard Flower Show 2017 FS_cover

Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 39th Standard Flower Show: Poway Valley Garden Club will present our Standard Flower Show in partnership with the City of Poway.
Where: At Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd. Poway, CA 92064
Flower Show Co-Chairs: Emily Troxell & Suzy Foran
  - No Admission Charge

The theme for our 39th Standard Flower Show is "Out of This World"

During last year's Standard Flower Show, hundreds of people viewed the horticulture and design exhibits!   The intent of all our shows is to provide people in our community a chance to see locally grown horticulture and view a wide range of floral designs.  As a club we want to provide inexpensive plants in our sales area to encourage people to enlarge their horticulture selections and to broaden their view of what can be part of their home environment. Here is what will happen during our 2017 Standard Flower Show.

2017 Flower Show Schedule click here for website version...

What's new with our Flower Show? Section B Photography, more information coming soon...
Click here for your Photo Contest Invite Information click here.
To download the Rules for the Flower Show Section B Photography entry click here.
To download your Model Release Form for your Photo Contest entry click here.
To download your Photo Contest Entry Form click here.
To download your Photo Contest ID Card click here.

Do you want to enter a floral design into our upcoming Flower Show? Click here to get some helpful information on how to enter the Design Division.

So, what happens during a Flower Show…

Saturday, April 15th, Photography Entries must be submitted.

Thursday, April 27th, Old Poway Park
? a.m. Begin the set-up. Contact Emily or Suzy if you would like to help.
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Bring all horticulture and preregistered design entries to the Porter House, OPP.  Deliver sales items to Templar's Hall. All horticulture exhibitors must complete entry cards (available from Classification Chair) before exhibits will be accepted in the show at the Classification area. Club members who are working, come a little early with your horticulture entries so you can be ready to help others.

Please Remember:  All personal property must be identified on the bottom of container. Poway Valley Garden Club and the City of Poway will not be responsible for damage or loss of property, nor for injury to person(s), but will exercise due care for the protection of all exhibits.

Friday, April 28th
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Bring all horticulture and preregistered design entries to the Porter House, OPP.  Deliver sales items to Templar's Hall. All horticulture exhibitors must complete entry cards (available from Classification Chair) before exhibits will be accepted in the show at the Classification area. All entries must be presented by 9:30 a.m.
1 p.m. Judging commences with Clerks.

Saturday, April 29th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Flower Show and the plant sale will be open to the public. 
3:00 p.m. No exhibits or ribbons may be removed before 3 p.m.  Clean up and removal of entries.

Things to remember:
Come help with set up/take down.
Bring in your pretty flowers and plants for the horticulture part of the show.
Bring a potluck item for lunch on Friday.
Bring cuttings from your garden for the plant sale on Saturday.
Let's have fun...

Thank you for helping with this huge project. All of our members working together make the flower show the success that it is every year.
Emily and Suzy, PVGC Flower Show Co-Chairs

Garden Festival at Old Poway Park

Saturday, April 8th 2006 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In partnership with the City of Poway and in conjunction with Poway's Earth/Arbor Day Celebration, we will be showcasing our talents in a new and different way at our 1st PVGC Garden Festival featuring:

  • Children's planting & gardening
  • Gardening & Floral design demonstrations
  • Plant and floral displays
  • Plant information and sales
  • Garden crafts
  • PVGC history/membership information
  • Master Gardener Association of San Diego representatives

In conjunction with Poway’s Earth/Arbor Day Event on April 8th, at the Old Poway Park, a Garden Festival will be presented by the Poway Valley Garden Club. The 65 club members are from Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Ramona, and Escondido. The club will showcase all its yearly projects, offer gardening and floral arranging demonstrations, a children’s planting area and a huge plant and floral arrangement sale.

The Templars Hall will be filled with informative displays spotlighting the yearly projects of the club. One feature will be the reproduction of the club’s gorgeous vignette display from the December Nights event at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. A small mock flower show will have a sample of horticulture entries, Flower Show designs, and a special exhibit display. A cozy garden retreat in the center will offer a place to sit and relax.

The tent will have demonstrations on worm farming, starting cuttings and seeds, creating dish gardens and floral designs; and all demonstrations will allow time for questions. Floral designs, craft items, dish gardens and many plants including herbs and vegetables will be available for purchase.

Outside the tent, there will be a children’s activity area. The children will learn how to care for and pot a plant that they then may take home. A special bonus this year will be the presence of the Master Gardener Association of San Diego. Four representatives will be available to answers questions and to give free advice.

The Garden Festival will be in Old Poway Park at Midland Road from 9 am–2 pm. Look for the large tent on Midland Road. Come celebrate Earth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 8th! It’s all free!

Letter from our Garden Festival Chairwoman...

The Festival was a huge success!!! All the displays were fantastic. Mission accomplished and we really did showcase what we do!

The sales of the plants, dish gardens, crafts and misc. were more than we could have expected. All the floral designs and fresh flowers were sold. The Children’s planting area was organized and beautiful. Many kids walked by with big smiles with their plants in hand. Although, the turn out for the demos was limited, the demonstrators illustrated their expertise areas superbly. The bonsai display was so impressive and beautiful. Members with special expertise were gladly giving out advice on how to care for plants. The club really did “strut their stuff”. We should all be proud of our success.

Although, there was a lot of hard work involved, I will always remember this festival with good thoughts. Almost all of our members participated. Smiles and laughter were abundant throughout the three days. We all should feel proud of what we give to our community. This festival was another gift. Visitors, including a few community leaders were impressed with our clubs involvement at this Earth/Arbor Day Event.
Thanks for all your creative work, hauling items you loaned, donation of plants and time,
I am so proud of all of you and our club. Thank you.

Pat Patapow

Blue Star Memorial Highways & Byways Marker

National Garden Club approved the Blue Star Memorial Byway maker in 1994 for placement in parks, historic sites and civic areas. They are a tribute to all who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and to beautify our country. Keep our blue star shining lest we forget those who keep us free. Poway Valley Garden Club has purchased a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker in 1988 and it is located in our community rose garden at Lake Poway.

 

 

 

 

Christmas in the Park

Saturday, December 9th, 2006 at Old Poway Park

Many many thanks to all of the members who worked hard to make all the wonderful items to sell at the Christmas in Old Poway Park. Their efforts were rewarded with lots of sales and comradeship.

Barbara Camarillo did a marvelous job of getting us a really good spot and filling up the tables. It was a very enjoyable evening for those of us who attended that night.

 

Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at Old Poway Park

To welcome Santa to Poway, the city sponsors an event that allows local organizations to conduct sales in the Carriage Turn area of Old Poway Park. Santa arrived by train at 5:30 PM.

Twinkling colored lights, festively hung wreaths, beautiful floral decor and our ideal location made our second venture at Christmas In The Park a success. Besides offering a variety of items made by the eight-member Crafter's group, eight members (some doing double duty) created arrangements and prepared plants for sale.

Our booth was the largest and full of wonderful items to purchase. Our fastest seller was our Santa hat, and we sold them off our heads!

We had an abundance of flowers so our face-painted-elf, Rosemary, was busy giving out holiday wishes and flowers to children in the Park.

Thank you to all who participated!

 


December Nights in Balboa Park

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Friday & Saturday December 3rd & 4th, 2010 Room 101 at Casa del Prado

Poway Valley Garden Club traditionally participated in San Diego Floral Associations display. December Nights was a huge success!   This year’s theme was “Anything Goes”.  Our tree represented our current garden club theme: “The Kitchen Garden”. Our chair Joanie Epsy had a fantastic group of talented decorators who designed our tree.  Special thanks to our members who decorated the tree at Balboa Park: Lucille Rosicky, Terri Franchina, Pat Walter, Sharon Tooley, Joanie Espy, Colleen Michell, Janet Perkin & Mary Ann Ackerman.  Many visitors stopped and admired our tree.

Friday & Saturday December 1st & 2nd, 2006 Room 101 at Casa del Prado

Once again the Poway Valley Garden Club participated in San Diego Floral Associations display. Our membersdecorated the set entitled "Cherry Blossom", one of the festivals around the world theme this year. All the props were loaned to the set by our members. Nancy Cleaver made the gate and the 2 screens herself!

The final results looked really good, we had lots of fun doing it and nice comments from visitors. It was a bit of a challenge - but we managed it.

Thank you to all members who participated and shared their holiday spirit!

 

 

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A special thank you to Nancy, our December Nights Chairwoman!



City of Poway

Poway Valley Garden Club contributes both money and expertise in the landscape planning
of civic areas in the City of Poway.

 

 

 

 

 

Penny Pines

The “Penny Pines” plantings are made as part of the regular National Forest reforestation program on burned-over and brush covered areas which are potentially productive timberlands. The Supervisor of each National Forest selects planting sites. Southern California plantations are for watershed protection, soil stabilization and shade for recreation areas.

Total donations since the start of the Penny Pines Program in 1941 have come to more than $1 millions. Using these donations combined with regular Forest planting funds, more than 2 million pine fir, redwood, and giant sequoia seedlings have been planted on 88,000 acres of National Forest land in California – truly an outstanding accomplishment in conservation! The funds you contribute will help pay for this needed planting.

Under a Conservation Agreement, our donation goes toward the cost of planting seedlings on about one acre of Cleveland National Forest . Using our donation together with Federal funds, the Forest Service will do the planting. The plantation will be marked with a standard Forest Service sign that names our organization.

Poway Valley Garden Club makes three $68 donations to Penny Pines annually. This goes toward the cost of planting seedlings on about one acre of National Forest land in California. Each acre planted is called a plantation. Using your donation together with Federal funds, the Forest Service will do the planting on the National Forest nearest you or the forest of your choice. The plantation will be marked with a standard Forest Service sign that names the contributing individual or organization. Contributions must be in multiples of $68 or more. For each $68 contribution, you will receive a PENNY PINES certificate from the Forest Supervisor, who will inform you of the location of the plantation at your request. To date our club has made many Penny Pines donations.

A Penny Pines plantation makes a wonderful gift, commemorative gesture, or memorial. You don't even have to wrap it! Specify the name of the honoree. You'll receive a certificate from USDA showing the name. A map of the location can be provided upon request. 
Total donations since the start of the Penny Pines Program in 1941 have come to more than $1 millions. Using these donations combined with regular Forest planting funds, more than 2 million pine fir, redwood, and giant sequoia seedlings have been planted on 88,000 acres of National Forest land in California – truly an outstanding accomplishment in conservation! The funds you contribute will help pay for this needed planting.

To date our club has made many Penny Pines donations.

Plant Sale

The Poway Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is held once a year, Saturday, April 29, 2017 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with our Flower Show. Members donate a wonderful collection of healthy plants, decorative items and crafts for the garden.

 


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