• Apparel Store - Grand Opening

    The Garden Group has set up an Apparel Store hosted by Premier Graphx in Roseville. This Apparel Store was set up for you to purchase apparel with the Club’s logo. The club does not receive any proceeds from the purchases in this store. You can wear your shirt, hat, or apron at Club events or anytime. There is clothing for both men and women and this site is just like any other online store (e.g., Macy’s), with a “Cart” and the ability to pay online.

    For more information: click Apparel Store on the Main Menu above.

  • Unfortunately, No Speaker for August

    As we move into another month of social distancing, it is unknown when Kilaga Springs Lodge will again be open for our monthly meetings.  In the meantime, the Garden Group will continue to post garden related videos on our website.
     
    We can't have any meetings until the County/State allow the lodges to reopen. The Sports Center is still officially closed, so we have no gatherings planned. No meetings, no Table Talk, pending COVID facility closures reopening in the future and allowing gatherings of large groups again.
  • Master Gardener's Videos filmed for Harvest Day now available for viewing

    In case you missed the August 1 (Virtual) Harvest Day, you still have time to view all the helpful new videos filmed by the UCCE Sacramento County Master Gardeners. 
     
    The 21 videos are available now on the master gardeners' new YouTube channel. See the whole list here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClm9vPOH__UWg0Lwlp5vVNQ/videos
     
    The topics range all over the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, from the compost area to the Water Efficient Landscape, from the vegetable garden to the orchard. 
     
    One of the immediately useful videos features master gardener Bill Black showing how to clean and sharpen pruning shears. Also, Dan Vierria explains how soil solarization can eliminate soil-borne pests from a planting bed, a method that works beautifully with our summer heat. 
     
    "What's Wrong With My Tomatoes?" with Joeana Carpenter should be required viewing for any and all new vegetable gardeners; she focuses on environmental (aka abiotic) factors.  And Andi MacDonald offers a concise guide to growing veggies year round in containers.
     
    Several videos focus on specific pruning chores: woody sages, rosemary, ornamental grasses, and summer pruning of fruit trees. There are also tips on setting up a compost bin, putting netting over blueberries, growing herbs in containers and identifying pests on grapevines. And plenty more.
     
    Videos are also available from the two Harvest Day speakers, Karrie Reid and Ed Laivo. 

     

  • Five Eye-Popping Benefits Of Our Favorite Activity – Gardening!

    Gardeners are almost always in motion, getting a moderate-intensity workout along with stress reduction. The many benefits of gardening are all over the news these days. Gardening has something for everyone, from schools to assisted living centers.

    Here’s our top five most appreciated gifts from the practice of gardening:  (click here)

    Members’ contributions for Benefits of Gardening

     

    • Al Soares - Provides time for me to enjoy/play with my Boys (Boomer & Buster) while working in the yard. 
    • Mark Worley - Gardening is a stress reducing, health improving, meditational message of the human spirit.
    • Rachel Laforest - It's impossible to feel stress when I am viewing beauty in my garden. 
    • Lois Wagner - 2 hours intensive gardening calorie burn = 1 cup Moose Tracks Ice Cream.
    • Jan Jerabek - Gardening color makes me feel happy.
    • Ruth Baylis - I love physical contact with soil, such as reaching into the soil to harvest my potatoes. Now I understand that common soil bacteria helps to boost my immune system and alleviate depression.
    • Marilyn Koregelos - My benefit is downtime from my office...making my plants talk to me when they flower.  Happiness!!! 
    • Georgia Richie-Lynch - For me Gardening is very calming and centering. My garden has been landscaped with a Zen Garden In mind. I Love Going Out There.
    • Debbie Schryver - I know that the results of my hard work will make me so happy for years to come.
    •  Lorraine Immel - Exposure to limited sunlight helps older adults achieve adequate amounts of vitamin D which benefits your bones and immune system. 
    • Nancy Switzer - Gardening has helped keep me calm during these trying times. 
    • Pam Martindale - Gardening is also a social event, a planting /weeding party!!
    • Ann Beede: Gardening teaches how to nurture to grandchildren.
    • Suzanne Walchli - Gardening lets you create a colorful and expressive work of art made of living things.
    • Aggie Marsh - Digging in the dirt is more gratifying than cleaning a dirty house.  
  • Amazing Hummingbird Facts

    If you enjoy bird watching or just nature in general, I think

    you’ll enjoy learning some amazing facts about hummingbirds.

    (click here)

  • Garden Group Events & Activities

  • Annual Fund Raiser to Benefit Lincoln Civic Garden Projects.

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    Annual Plant Sale

    Annual Plant Sale

    Annual Fund Raiser to Benefit Lincoln Civic Garden Projects.

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  • We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Terra Cotta Room at Kilaga Springs Lodge from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

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    Bonsai Group

    Bonsai Group

    We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Terra Cotta Room at Kilaga Springs Lodge from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

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  • The Event Calendar will list all Meetings, Shows & Special Events for the current calendar year.

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    Event Calendar

    Event Calendar

    The Event Calendar will list all Meetings, Shows & Special Events for the current calendar year.

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  • Each field trip will cost $3.00 to attend and are open to our current members. You can meet us at the location or car pool.

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    Field Trips

    Field Trips

    Each field trip will cost $3.00 to attend and are open to our current members. You can meet us at the location or car pool.

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  • Members are encouraged to bring a single specimen flower or a bunch of flowers from your garden to share with the community.

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    Flower Show

    Flower Show

    Members are encouraged to bring a single specimen flower or a bunch of flowers from your garden to share with the community.

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  • Are you ready for some ideas to spruce up your yard, maybe make a few changes, or just enjoy a refreshing look at what others have done with their yards?

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    Home Garden Tour

    Home Garden Tour

    Are you ready for some ideas to spruce up your yard, maybe make a few changes, or just enjoy a refreshing look at what others have done with their yards?

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  • Highly qualified speakers are invited to present and entertain our members on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall.

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    Monthly Meetings

    Monthly Meetings

    Highly qualified speakers are invited to present and entertain our members on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Kilaga Springs Presentation Hall.

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  • The rose show is a judged competition open to all LHGG members. Each household may bring up to 5 single roses, and 2 flower arrangements containing roses.

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    Rose Show

    Rose Show

    The rose show is a judged competition open to all LHGG members. Each household may bring up to 5 single roses, and 2 flower arrangements containing roses.

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  • Our Latest Posts (aka Blog)

  • Community Activities

  • The City of Lincoln Community Garden (CG) is in its fifth year.  It is a city lot on 3rd and E Street behind Walmart’s. 

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  • The Fruitvale Community Hall, also known as Fruitvale School, was one of the original country schools in the western part of Placer County. 

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  • SCLH Garden Group under the direction of Arden Bendorf and Carol Wilson, volunteers two people on a monthly basis to water and maintain the indoor plants at the Lincoln Library.  

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  • Summary of Garden Group community activities for 2019.

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  • Placer County Master Gardeners

    Hotline: 530-889-7388

    LHGG Master Gardeners are available before most General Meetings (1:30 - 2:00) to answer your gardening questions as well as the Brown Bag Sales outside the Presentation Hall.