Welcome to Palomar District
of California Garden Clubs, Inc.
Director: George Speer
Theme: "Join a garden club - Come for the Knowledge, Stay for the Friendships"
Publication: Palomar Pruner
Come join the fun!
Executive Committee 2015-17
(L-R): Sharon Tooley, Recording Secretary; Laura Crenshaw, Parliamentarian;
George Speer, Director; Adele Kelly, 1st Assistant Director;
Ruth Myers, Treasurer and Lynn Paine, 2nd Assistant Director.
Not shown: Bob Sangster, Corresponding Secretary
Sharon Tooley - Woman of the Year
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
March 13-15, 2017
Flower Show School - Course 4
Sponsored by Southwest Judges Council
Old Poway Park, Poway
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Fall Board Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016
St. Dunstans Episcopal Church
6556 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego, CA 92120
Host: San Carlos Garden Club
Winter Board & Annual Meeting
Monday, February 27, 2017
Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, 91910
Host: Chula Vista Garden Club
10:00am - Board Meeting
11:00am - Annual Meeting
Noon: Lunch (catered Mexican theme)
Program: Laura Eubanks “Tapestry”...a new and dynamic look at succulents in the landscape
Special Guest: Sue Bennett, CGCI President
Highlight: A self-guided tour of the
Living Coast Discovery Center is included
Reservations: Leticia Biedenbender,
456 Arizona St., Chula Vista, Ca. 91911-1708
(619) 991-0524,nana2j2@ cox.net.
Parking: To maintain the integrity of the Living Coast Wildlife Preserve, The Center’s air-conditioned shuttle bus is available every 15 minutes to take you to and from the parking lot just 5 minutes away. The parking lot is located off of I-5 and E Street directly to the right of the entrance.
Summer Board Meeting
Monday, June 5, 2017
The Winn Room at The Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Host: Bridge & Bay Garden Club
10:00am - Board Meeting
Noon - Lunch & Program TBA
Affiliate Members (Palomar District only)Coronado Floral AssociationMaster Gardeners of San Diego CountySan Diego Horticulture Society
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Floral Design Forum
Floral Design Forum
Shinoda Design Center,
7170 Miramar Road, San Diego
1st Monday - October-May,12:30 p.m.
September 18: 9am-3pm - FREE Special Program"Fall - Holiday Show" at Shinoda Design Center. Watch while a special creative designer gets your creative juices flowing with products off the shelves-permanent and fresh botanicals.
October 3: Robert Gordon, AIFD Professor of Ornamental Horticulture A perennial favorite, Bob kicks off our "Celebrate-the Art Form" season with designs featuring the latest trends.
November 7: Susan Standerfer, AIFD currently travels to China as designer and teacher. Don't miss this one
December 5: Holiday Designs of National Garden Clubs. Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the Holiday Season. Over 20 designs to view and learn about as NGC Judges explain the ins and outs of each one.
January 9: "How'd they do that?" Special Educational Program featuring 3 wonderful teachers, Pauline Sechi, George Speer and Carvill Veech demonstating the ins and outs of Design Mechanics, Backgrounds, under-layments, containers/non-containers, etc Start the year off right.
February 6: Adele Kelly, Creative Designer NGC Flower Show Judge, New to our stage but not to Floral Design. Adele commonly best in class, section and show. Get ready for the FS season.
March 6: “FLOWER POWER” Our most popular Program. Watch as local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme. Then, like a 3 ring circus, they show a “signature Design”, a “round robin” and then a “wrap up” design.
April 3: Mitsuko Takeya, Master Instructor O'Hara School of Ikebana. Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs. We are pleased that Mitsuko could fit us in between her many classes.
May 1: Tom Simmons, AIFD,CFD, CCF Floral Designer, Special Events, classes. Has Chaired AIFD Symposiums and is highly sought after for demonstrations, classes, events and council.