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 Blue Ribbon Certified 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, coordination with the City of Manteca in donating various planting projects in public places and the planting and maintenance of the Senior Center Rose Garden.
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.
Dear Manteca Garden Club Members,
It is almost Spring! I am so excited about the lighter evenings and I am loving the beautiful almond trees with their soft pink and white blooms covering the ground, much like snow.
Thanks to Tom and Marsha for their work with the delivery of scholarship applications. We are thankful we can continue our scholarship awards this season, even without our annual garden tour in 2020 and now 2021.
The board will be meeting soon and will discuss other fundraising ideas for our club. Your generous donations, in addition to your membership dues, allow us to continue our work!
We are so excited to announce that Tom P. is working with Cody from the city, to plan an Arbor Day planting time. Watch for emails for the announcement of the day and time to participate with the planting. For our club, it is more like watching the city workers digging the holes and planting the trees. We sure missed the tree planting last year and we are so happy to contribute to the city this year. Did you know Manteca is a Tree City USA? Our club has contributed to that achievement each year! We are so glad to continue that tradition of Arbor Day planting. Thanks for taking on this project Tom P!
Our board has an opening for a Vice President for the next two seasons, one board term. This position can be one or two members who each take on the different duties of VP or it can just be one person. I have done it, Gloria has done it and Gloria and Pat as a team have done it. It is not hard work and, honestly, a bit of fun getting to know more people and areas around our club. If you enjoy our speakers and want to provide the support for future speakers, this is part of the job. If you enjoy our field trips and luncheons and want to provide support for future events, this is part of the job. I sure hope we get one or two members raising their hand! We need a complete board to provide the overall support to the club! We will be reaching out to many of you soon for this position. We are a club and it’s up to all of us to work together to achieve our goals
We are hoping we can meet soon! Keep your fingers crossed for September and it would be awesome to have a VP who can help plan the speaker!
Please take care and stay safe!
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
Sweet Pea flowers in the summer and has large flowers of red, white, pink, purple, blue, and yellow. The flowers of the Perennial Sweet Pea are not fragrant; however, the Annual Sweet Pea (L.odoratus) is fragrant.
The Sweet Pea can grow on trellises and fences and likes full sun and a well-drained soil. The meaning of Sweet Pea is blissful pleasure. The sweet pea is popularly known as Queen of Annuals. The name “sweet pea”
is believed to have first been used by the poet Keats (1795-1821).
Sweet pea flowers naturally self-pollinates, while still in bud. They are not edible, being somewhat poisonous if eaten in quantity. They come in a large range of colors, but not yellow.
Many gardeners are finding more time to spend in their gardens now that the state-wide quarantine is in effect. But, while are gardens are beginning to come into their own during this Spring season, we can’t invite anyone over to enjoy the results of all our labor.
Please send whatever you would like to share to email@example.com and your entries will be posted on the Members page. Let’s see that plant or flower that is bursting with color!!