Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC)
is a non-profit educational service organization affiliated with California Garden Clubs, Inc.
serving the Tri-Valley Area: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol.
Encourage interest in all phases of home gardening;
Promote better horticultural practices;
Promote civic beauty;
Promote conservation of natural resources.
LAVGC offers special interest groups and workshops on a variety of related subjects.
Different special interest groups
include Floral Design, Herb and Culinary, and Mediterranean/Native Plants.
Members take tours to see outstanding gardens, nurseries and to attend horticultural events.
In addition, there are local hikes to see the wild flowers growing in the Tri-Valley area.
Members also perform community service locally and nationally.
Roses and the Rose Industry
Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LAVGC monthly meeting is at the Alisal Elementary School multipurpose room,
1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
It is never too late in the season to add another rose to your garden, and this month's speaker will definitely tempt you to do so. We are honored to have Bill Mann, the President of Star Roses, speak to our club on Thursday, March 13.
While Bill is located at Star Rose's growing fields in Dinuba, CA, Star Roses and Plants/Conard Pyle is headquartered in West Grove, PA and was founded over 150 years ago. They introduced the 'Peace' rose, hybridized by Francis Meilland, to the United States. The company continues to have a close business relationship with Meilland, and last year introduced the 2013 AARS award winning rose called 'Francis Meilland'. In addition to 'Francis Meilland', they offer many other wonderful Meilland hybridized roses, such as the 'Carefree Wonder', 'Yves Piaget', 'Marmalade Skies', and 'Bonica'. Star Roses has also introduced the Knock Out family of roses and the Eyeconic rose series.
So please plan on attending our March 13 meeting and hear Bill tell us about his wonderful company and roses and provide an overview of the rose industry. Don't forget to thank him for his company's generous contribution of roses to Hansen Park!
We will be having dinner with the speaker at the Oasis Grill, 780 Main Street, Pleasanton, at 5:20 PM before the meeting. All members are invited to attend. If you plan on attending, please contact Karen Jefferson by noon on Wednesday, March 12.
Visitors Are Welcome!
Please take a moment to fill out the Membership Application Form - July 2013 to June 2014.
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It is very important that if you sign up for a workshop or meeting that you either attend or call the chairman to cancel
since they get materials, set up chairs, etc. based on the number they expect to attend.
We encourage members to attend workparties, workshops, etc. but the leaders like to be prepared correctly
Thanks, thanks and more thanks
....Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic participation in the many Club activities in the last month - Camp Arroyo, Hansen Park, Eden Project, Pleasanton Gardens and Sensory Gardens.
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Mt. Diablo Iris Show & Plant Sale
Saturday, March 29th 2014 from noon to 5 pm. at Alden Lane Nursery; Free
If you are fascinated by iris, you should check out the Mt. Diablo Iris Show and Plant Sale,
Saturday, March 29th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
Not only will you see fantastic representatives of iris, but you'll be able to purchase some.
The show is open to the public, there is no admission fee. For additional information call Mary Sindicic at (925) 606-0355.
Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 5th from 9-1 at Amador High School Parking lot at 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Sale goes on RAIN or SHINE
Please download, print and distribute the Plant Sale flyer to your friends and neighbors. The full page flyer is full page flyer.
This version has 2 flyers per page.
This version has 4 flyers per page.
Mark your calendars! The plant Sale will be here before we know it - before our April General Meeting!
Pricing parties will be Friday, April 4, 2014. The Livermore pricing will be at Gail Bryan's house at 2639 Tahoe Drive at 9 am. There will be a LAVGC sign on Gail's gate and plants can be placed inside the gate. Drop off labeled plants on Wed., April 2, at the earliest but preferably Thursday or bring by Friday morning between 9 and 10. If you want to price your plants in your vehicle, come by during the time of the pricing so we can accommodate you.
Rebecca Walker will host the Pleasanton party at 336B Sycamore Road beginning at noon. Contact Sondra Bierre
if you need more information.
The Plant Sale begins at 9 am Saturday, April 5th at Amador High School Parking lot. We will be busy setting up long before 9 and need your help! If you haven't signed up, please contact Tom Jefferson to let him know when and where you would like to work. Helpers are needed for transportation (especially on Friday afternoon), making refreshments, setting up for the sale, organizing and facilitating, working in the holding area, clerking, cashiering, and cleaning up on the day of the sale.
Marcella Rodgers is looking for a gas powered leaf blower to help with clean up. We also will need umbrellas, pop-ups and some small tables for the sale.
Karen Jefferson is putting together lists of plants that are being propagated. Please let her know what you plan to donate or if you have extra pots and trays. We hope to have a wide variety of quality plants grown with tender loving care by our members.
Bev Howell needs help with passing out flyers. Please spread the word to friends, co workers, relatives, neighbors and business establishments.
Be sure to label all plants with name and culture requirements. Label materials and directions for making labels will be available at the March meeting. If you have pictures of the plant in bloom, please include them because that really helps sell them.
If you have any questions contact the Plant Sale chair Debra Howell.
Diablo Foothills District Tour and Cruise
Our Garden Club District is sponsoring a tour and also a cruise. There will be more details in flyers at the meeting.
Tour to Boonie Lang Myo-Wa-En Gardens in Granite Bay, April 5-6, 2014. The Tour will also visit High Hand nursery in Loomis. Bus transportation available from Walnut Creek. Cost is $245. Checks are due by March 15 made payable to DFD. For more information contact Mona Dunlop or 925-828-3006.
...There is a company that has wildflower seeds for sale that are for varied elevations.
They are in Greenville, Ca. Find out more information at
Sierra Seed Supply