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

Our club, which was 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.

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.

Recent events (slideshows)

Progress at the Sequoia School Garden
Eric Teberg's award winning landscape at the Alameda County Fair
October meeting pics.

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications

Artist Guild Entries for 2014 Garden Tour Publications.
Congratulations Jeanne Ramey.
Jeanne Ramey and presenters Gloria Martinez and Rita Canales.

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

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

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Save the dates!

November 17 - Manteca Garden Club monthly meeting at Manteca Library, sign in at 12:30 for speaker at 1p.m. Dawn Dalyce, Board member of the Succulent Society will be speaking on succulents.

December 15 - In lieu of our regular meeting we will be having a Holiday luncheon at Chez Shari, Manteca Golf course at 12:00 noon. Cost is $20 and payment is due at November 12:00 noon meeting if you plan to attend. You can still sign up at the November meeting or contact Gloria at 823-4815.

Master Gardener Workshops - Winter Pruning:

November 8, 10:00-11:30 am - Located at the City of Stockton Delta Water Project Building at 11373 N. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi (Off of Eight Mile Road). Seating is limited to 30 for this class so please RSVP by November 7 at 953-6100 to guarantee your spot.

November 15, 10:30-12:00 noon - Located at the Manteca Library, 320 W. Center St. Manteca. Please RSVP by November 14th at 953-6100.

If you have any questions please call Paula Elias at (209) 239-5104