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.
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.
2019 ART CONTEST WINNER
The winner of the art contest for the 2019 Garden Tour has just been announced! The winner is Alexys Elizondo, a student at Sierra High School. She will be awarded $100 and her artwork will be displayed on all the advertising for our 2019 Garden Tour on May 11, 2019.
This is the only fund-raiser our club puts on, with all proceeds going to our Scholarship Fund to benefit deserving area high school students. More information on the Garden Tour will be appearing in future months.