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.
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
April – Sweet Pea
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.
GARDEN TOUR ART CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED
After much deliberating over the many amazing pieces of art submitted by members of the Manteca Senior Center, we are happy announce the winner – Anne Russell. This beautiful picture will be printed on all the advertising for our Annual Garden Tour. The original artwork will be framed and raffled off as the door prize at the event.
Thank you to all the Seniors who participated in the contest. Your entries were of such high caliber that it made it very hard to settle on just one.
WITH HEAVY HEARTS, BUT REALIZING THE NECESSITY, WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL OUR ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR FOR THIS YEAR IN ACCORDANCE TO THE GOVERNOR’S SHELTER IN PLACE DECLARATION.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THIS BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK ON ALL OUR ADVERTISING AND PROGRAMS FOR THE 2021 ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR ON MAY 8, 2021.