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The Manteca Garden Club would like to invite you to join us in accomplishing our goals and sharing our enthusiasm for gardening.

Our club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1953, is a member of the Pacific Region, of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Valley Lode District of California Garden Clubs, Inc. We also support our community through our membership in the Mayor's Committee on the Arts and the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

Our mission is to further the education of its members and the public in the areas of gardening, horticulture, botany, landscape design, conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, garden therapy and nature environmental studies.

Please feel welcome to attend our meetings or events as a guest, or join our club now by filling out an application.


Flower Of The Month
Flower of the Month

November- Chrysanthemum

Commonly called "mums" or "tansies," this popular perennial's name comes from the Greek chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower).

The chrysanthemum has been the focus of Oriental adulation for centuries. Mums were considered one of the four Chinese "noble plants" and were the official badge of the Old Chinese Army. Since chrysanthemums were considered the flower of the Chinese noble class, they were prohibited in a lower-class person's garden. The Chinese believe that a chrysanthemum given to one's beloved, after its being used to wipe one's mouth after drinking wine, will ensure undying love and fidelity.

Called "kikus" in Japanese, chrysanthemums were featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan, and were so beloved by Japanese emperors that they sat upon chrysanthemum thrones. The Japanese still hold the chrysanthemum as a symbol of the sun, and they consider the orderly unfolding of the mum's petals to be a symbol of perfection. They also presume that a single chrysanthemum petal placed in the bottom of a wine glass encourages a long and healthy life.

While chrysanthemums generally denote cheerfulness and rest, individual colors do carry specific messages: red for love, good luck and best wishes; white for truth; and yellow for slighted love.

Chrysanthemums are welcomed throughout the British Isles and North America for any occasion. In Italy, however, their exclusive association with the dead makes chrysanthemums acceptable only for funerals.


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Save the dates!

All Regular meetings are held at the McFall Room in the Manteca Public Library located at 320 W. Center Street. Social gathering at 12:30 PM. General meeting starts around 1:00 PM.




November 19th: Joe Anthony Garnica - Yard Creations Landscape Fall & Winter Yard Prep

December 17th: Holiday Luncheon - Chez Shari 12:00 Noon

January 21st: Eric Teberg - Drip Irrigation in Landscape Design

February 18th: Bronwyn Escola - Wild Blooms Flower Farm Seasonal Cut Flowers

March 18th: Joe Anthony Garnica - Yard Creations Landscape Moss and Hanging Basket Demonstration

April 15th: Home Tour Planning - All members to attend for final details

May 9th: Garden Pretour - TBA

May 11th: Garden Tour - 10 AM - 2:00 PM with Raffle at Final Home

May 20th: Jonas Schambeck - Rainforest Nursery - Water Feature for Your Garden

June 17th: Installation Luncheon - Jesse Soto's at 12:00 Noon


   


Coming May 11, 2019!! Annual Garden Tour Fundraiser - $20.    





Manteca Garden Club's 2017 Garden Tour

If you would like to have your house on next year's Garden Tour please fill out our tour application.


Drought-Tolerant Plants at the Stoners
The Dei Rossi International Park
The Harris Cottage Garden
The Beers' Creative Pots & Beds
Train Layout Garden at the Shaw's
The Ensley's Integrated Antiques
Martinez Family Retreat
Milner's Ruby Farm
Soto-Haworth Exotic Farm to Fork
Monthly Meetings
Hosting the Valley Lode District
Field Trips

Community Service


Beautication Projects
Service Projects
Educational Projects

A great resource for all garden enthusiasts: Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County    


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