Garden Club

Garden Club

ABOUT THE CLUB: Welcome to the Oakmont Garden Club! You don’t need to be a gardener to join us, an appreciation of gardens is all you need. Gardens – whether they be small or large, sparse or full, shade or sun, formal or wild – provide us with a special place to commune with nature and experience peace and tranquility. Our goal is to provide members with seasonal information presented by knowledgeable speakers and demonstrators. Our members tell us they always learn something new with each presentation. We have a speaker or a demonstration at each monthly meeting. Check our article in the Oakmont News for information on upcoming presentations. Whenever we can gather together 4 or 5 willing homeowners, we organize and host the popular Oakmont Garden Tour. This has been embraced by Oakmont residents and we would like to make it an annual affair. Owners are proud to open their gardens for the enjoyment of all Oakmonters and their guests. Any Oakmont garden can be a part of the tour, not just member gardens. If you love your garden, others will too! We offer a field trip each Spring within a day’s bus trip and publish tour information in our Oakmont News column. This, too, is open to all Oakmont residents, with seating priority to club members. We begin our general meeting with a social period where members and guests enjoy delicious baked goods, coffee or tea, and friendship. We are always looking to expand our membership, so come be our guest at an upcoming meeting. We hope you’ll find our club a good fit and join us! MEETING DETAILS: East Rec on the 2nd Wednesday, Monthly (January-May, September-November) Social at 9:30 am Meeting and presentation at 10:00 am to 11:15 am DUES: $15.00 per Calendar Year, per household CONTACT INFORMATION: Patty McHugh, President (707) 494-3289 Brenda Steele, Vice-President (707) 833-1886

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 Patty McHugh UPCOMING OCTOBER MEETING WHEN: Wednesday, October 13 ~ 9:30am social, 10:00–11:15am meeting WHERE: East Rec Center, 7902 Oakmont Drive SPEAKER/TOPIC: Barnee AlexanderPractical,

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~ Patty McHugh “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Sam Keen UPCOMING SEPTEMBER MEETING Yes, that’s the plan! With the recent surge in COVID

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“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow

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“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” Unknown ANNOUNCEMENTS~ We had hoped to hold a tour

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“Live each day as if it were your last, and garden as though you will live forever.” AnonymousHOPE ON THE HORIZONIf the COVID case numbers

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~ Patty McHugh“All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the

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Patty McHugh I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been taking advantage of the nice days to garden, although I have to

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Patty McHugh “The purpose of a kinked garden hose is to make you stop, look at the world around you, and waste precious time.” Steve

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Patty McHugh “If I’m ever reborn, I want to be a gardener – there’s too much to do for one lifetime!” Karl Forester 2020 LESSONS


Patty McHugh “The shovel was truly a ground breaking invention.” Unknown It’s still too early to know when we can meet again but one can

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ONE LEGEND BEHIND THE CHRISTMAS TREE It’s not Christmas without a tree. But it wasn’t always that way. Early European pagans would use evergreen branches

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Patty McHugh “A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.”—Mary Sarton JANUARY MEETING WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday,

Garden Tours Rescheduled to 5/29

Oakmont Garden Club Annual Tour of Gardens–RESCHEDULED The Board of the Garden Club regrets to inform all of you that the Tour scheduled for Tuesday,

Garden Club (5/15/2019)

Patty McHugh MAY GARDEN TOUR – OPEN TO ALL OAKMONTERS When: Tuesday, May 21st – 10am to 1pm Where: Pick up a map of the

Garden Club (4/15/2019)

Patty McHugh “We can complain because roses have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln APRIL MEETING/SPEAKER Where/When: Tuesday, April 16th, Berger

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Patty McHugh “I once had a rose named after me and I was flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the

Garden Club: March Meeting

Patty McHugh There will be NO meeting/speaker this month. In lieu of a meeting is our field trip to the San Francisco Flower and Garden

Garden Club (2/15/2019)

Patty McHugh “Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” Jean Jacques Rousseau” FEBRUARY MEETING Where/When: Tuesday, February 19th, Berger Center

Garden Club: February 2019

Patty McHugh FEBRUARY MEETING Where/When: February 19th – Berger Center Time:  Tea and Social at 9:30 followed by meeting from 10:00 to 11:15 am Topic/Speaker: 

January/February Meetings & More

Patty McHugh “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” Gertrude Jekyll JANUARY/FEBRUARY MEETINGS Today, January 15th, Ron Brown demonstrated Ikebana,

Garden Club: January Meeting

Patty McHugh “Among gardeners, enthusiasm and experience rarely exist in equal measures.” Roger Swain When & Where: Tuesday, January 15 – Berger Center Time: Tea

Garden Club: On Hiatus For December

Patty McHugh “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Claude Monet JANUARY MEETING Topic: IKEBANA, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, presented by

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Patty McHugh NOVEMBER MEETING When & Where: Tuesday, November 20 – Berger Center Time: Tea and Social at 9:30 followed by meeting from 10:00 to

10/15/18: Garden Club

Patty McHugh “We may think we’re nurturing our garden but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” Jenny Uglow OCTOBER MEETING When

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October Meeting & Make Good Use Of The Fall Months Patty McHugh “What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” Will Rogers OCTOBER

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SEPTEMBER MEETING When & Where: Tuesday, September 18 – Berger Center Time: Tea and Social at 9:30 followed by meeting from 10:00 to 11:15 am