FALLBROOK GARDEN CLUB
Welcome! Our mission is "to create and promote interest in horticulture, floral and landscape design, and plant and bird life, and to encourage civic and environmental responsibility." To learn more about our club, visit our About section, or scroll down to see some of our exciting upcoming events!
Fallbrook Garden Club was established in 1931. Is a charter member of California Garden Clubs, Inc./PaIomar District, a member of Pacific Region Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Meets at Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane
On the last Tuesday of each month, Sept-June, except in December, which is usually the second Tuesday.
12:30-Social; 1:00-Business; 2:00-Program
Masks are no longer required indoors in California, with a few exceptions.
But they are still strongly recommended.
Tuesday, Sept 27,
General Meeting Guest Speaker will be Kurt S. Peacock
Kurt was born in San Diego.
He was raised in Bonita attending Bonita Vista High School graduating with honors in 1982.
While in middle school Kurt began work at a Nursery called Nelson’s Pine Patch in 1979.
That nursery changed focus in 1981, becoming Pacific Tree Farms specializing in edibles, rare and exotic flowering plants and trees.
It was during this time he became a skilled propagator and learned all facets of both retail and wholesale nursery operations.
He transferred to Fresno State University where he received his B.S.in Agricultural Science.
After a few years in the California wine industry he returned to his first love, plants and trees.
Returning to San Diego and managing the nursery where he got his start. Then he became an ISA Certified Arborist in 2006 and founded Peacock Consulting his primary business today.
A past contributing editor to the Sunset Western Garden Book, Kurt gives talks to the public and to fellow Arborists on a variety of tree and landscape topics.
Kurt’s talk to Fallbrook Garden Club will discuss 10 persistent myths about plants and trees and a slide presentation about who and what Tree San Diego is and their work in improving San Diego Counties Urban Forest.
Coffee in the Garden
If you are new to The Club, you may wonder what this is all about.
Well, it’s one of our members’ favorite social activities, mixed with a
little garden touring and knowledge!
Members take turns opening up
their yards to other members – who sign up in advance, please. Coffee,
tea, water, and brunch-type snacks are served as well.
Our first garden
tour of the new Club year will be on Wednesday, October 12.
member Ardis Duhachek’s home from 10:00-12:00.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend.
We have planned many more CITGs for the rest of The Club year.
Watch The Chirp, our website, and attend our monthly General
Meetings for more information.
If you would like to open your garden
for a CITG, please contact Janice.
Fallbrook Garden Club
Is Awarded Non-Profit of the Year
We are excited to announce that Fallbrook Garden Club has been named the
2021 Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year.
This award is in recognition of the many ways the Garden Club has contributed to community beautification and the community projects that exemplify our commitment to our “Friendly Village.”
We will have the plaque and certificates we received on display at the May General Meeting so all Members can share in this honor.
Norma & Judy, co-presidents
Native Plant of the Month
Arroyo de la Cruz Manzanita
Arroyo de la Cruz Manzanita is a rare low growing shrub that is endemic to the beaches and bluffs of Central California. It is rarely seen in nurseries.
This manzanita makes an excellent ground cover, forming a loosely interwoven mat about 2 feet high and with a potential spread of about 9 feet. Leaves are a nice fresh green. The pale-pink flowers appear in large clusters in January or February. This species grows in soil varying from sand thru red clay to near adobe and tolerates salt.
Plant in full sun or filtered shade on the coast and give at least one mid-summer watering. In interior valleys, filtered shade and monthly water are recommended.
Other ground covers such as Yerba buena, Hearst's ceanothus, and Ceanothus grisues variations would grow well with this plant. Showy flowers such as Seaside daisies, Beach asters, and Douglas irises would work well in coastal areas with this rare specimen.
FYI, you can order natives online at Moosa Creek Nursery and ask them to deliver to Grangetto’s here in Fallbrook.
-By Judy Loser (permission from Moosa Creek Nursery)
image: 2005 Dieter Wilken
Join the Fallbrook Garden Club to enjoy the benefits the club has to offer.
- member education through speakers, workshops, tours, and field trips;
- the opportunity for community involvement and civic beautification;
- public education through flower shows and garden tours;
- scholarships; and
- creating lasting friendships while having fun!
The following suppliers will give members a discount:
- Nutrien Ag Solution Services (Varies)
- Grangetto’s (10%)
- Ace Hardware (5% on plants only)
- Madd Potter Nursery (10%)
- Major Market Floral Department (10%) *
- Serra Gardens Succulents (10%)
- Southwest Boulder & Stone (10%)
- Good Earth Nursery (10%)
Note that policies are always subject to change, and certain exclusions may apply.
Support our local merchants...they support us!
*Item must be marked-down by Floral Dept. before purchase