Recent PHGSC Meeting
February 6th @ 7pm... all
Topic: "Ethnobotany of California - How Indigenous Peoples of California Used Common Native Plants" by John Kipping... meeting slides and link to YouTube video from prior John Kipping presentation ...
Next PHGSC Meeting
320 Civic Dr., Pleasant Hill
interested in gardening...
Agenda, info, and photos from previous Meetings and other recent events are in the Picture Gallery (click) ....
Some Recent Past & Future Programs for PHGSC Meetings
December 2nd 2014 - English Gardens by Roger & Janie Chapin
January 6th 2015 - Therapeutic Gardening/Horticultural Therapy by Patrice Hanlon
February 3rd - Integrating Sustainable Practices into the Home Garden
by Marian Woodard
March 3rd - Thinking Like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History
by Jack Muir Laws
April 7th - Clivias by Marilyn Paskert
May 5th - Aloes by Brian Kimble, Ruth Bancroft Gardens
June 2d - "Aesthetic Pruning" by Maryann Lewis (swapped with August program)
June 6th - PHGSC's Annual Members' Garden Tour "Gardeners Among Us"
July -- No Meeting/Program
Aug 4 - Managing Soil During Drought by Steve Andrews
Sep 1 - Losing the Lawn by Kelly Marshall
Oct 6th - Bats by Corky Quirk
January 2, 2016 --"Bullet Proof Plants for the East Bay", Troy McGregor, Ruth Bancroft Gardens
February 2, 2016 - "The Incredible Wild Iris", Stan Morgan, Mt. Diablo Iris Society
March 1, 2016 - “Mediterranean Gardening from the Ground Up”, Marlene Simon, UC Davis Horticulturist
April 5, 2016 - "Plant Choices for the California Landscape", Janet Sluis, Director, Sunset-Western Garden Coll...
Past Speakers & Programs---late 2004 to December 2014 (click)
Contra Costa Emergency Cell Phone Numbers
-- local fire and police in lieu of 911 @CHP
PHGSC's 2017Member Garden Tours and past Plant Sale pictures are in the Picture Gallery
Central Pleasant Hill's
current weather conditions (click)
courtesy of Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden (across from PH Middle School)
Contra Costa Water District
Lawn to Garden Rebate Program
Approved Plant List (link/click)
(Lawn to Garden Rebate Program Information)
Phenology...reporting to national websites on nature's changes observied in our own areas... from Jack Laws' March 2015 presentation to the PHGSC::
Wilddlife sightings: http://www.inaturalist.org
Bird migrationsightings -- http://ebird.org/content/ebird/
Blooms of garden flowers -- http://budburst.org
click on Special Interest Groups above....
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Who We Are, Membership and Bylaws
Club Officers and Committees
Recent & Past Events:
some descriptions and pictures where available
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 earlier
PHGSC Picture Galleries
Pictures of Some Member's Gardens
(not part of the PHGSC Member Tours)
NEW 2009, 2006 2005
10 Day Weather Forecast for Pleasant Hill
UC Davis Arboretum All Stars
The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. Many of them are California native plants and support native birds and insects. The vast majority of All-Star plants can also be successfully planted and grown throughout California. An extended use of the All-Stars can be seen at the Willows Shopping Center in Concord.
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