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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

December- Narcissus

The legend of the flower Narcissus: One day, Narcissus was walking close to a cold mountain pool that mirrored his beautiful face. "You are handsome, Narcissus!" he told himself as he bent down to admire his reflection. "There's nobody so handsome in the whole world! I'd love to kiss you." As he leaned closer to kiss his own reflection he fell into the water, and as he could not swim he drowned. But when the God's discovered the most beautiful thing on earth had died, they decided such beauty could not be forgotten. The Gods turned Narcissus into a scented flower which, to this day blossoms in the mountains in spring and which is still called Narcissus.

Narcissus has long narrow leaves and usually white or yellow flowers characterized by a cup shaped or trumpet shaped central crown. The narcissus is commonly known as the "daffodil". The name, narcissus, comes from a Greek word meaning "to numb." It was given this name because if you are enclosed in a small space with the flower, the scent will induce a headache. Both the Greeks and Egyptians related the flower with death. The Egyptians often hung wreaths of narcissus during funerals.

In medieval Europe, it was believed that if a daffodil drooped when you looked at it, it was an omen of death. The Arabians, however, viewed this flower as an aphrodisiac. It is the national flower of Wales because it blooms on March 1st, the feast day of the patron saint of Wales, St. David.


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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.




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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