Garden Club to hold annual Poinsettia and Wreath Sale
December 05, 2013Ice Punch, Jingle Bells and Monet are just a few of the poinsettia varieties available at this year's annual Poinsettia, Wreath and Plant Sale hosted by Dos Valles Garden Club this Saturday, Dec. 7.
The sale, held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road in Valley Center, will feature many items suitable for gift giving and home decoration. The sale is open to the community.
One highlight of the sale is the unusual varieties of poinsettias including the Red, White and Burgundy in addition to the aforementioned Ice Punch, Jingle Bells and Money varieties. All are high-quality and locally grown and come foil wrapped and sleeved, ready for gift-giving or use in the home.
Reservations for all plants and wreaths are available and can be done by visiting the group's website at www.dosvallesgardenclub.org. The website also offers more detailed descriptions as well as photos of the different poinsettia varieties. Four-inch pots of many varieties will also be available at the sale.
The Dos Valles Garden Club is currently in its 58th year in Valley Center. The group offers gardening advice from many of its knowledgeable members.
The group meets at St. Stephen Catholic Church at 10 a.m., on the second Tuesday of each month where they discuss club business, horticultural tips and share and critique different types of floral designs. Many meetings feature a knowledgeable speaker on a popular gardening subject, a plant sale, and refreshments. Visitors are welcome to attend and join.
The same day as the monthly meetings, the group also offers hands-on workshops featuring instruction on gardening projects and a Greenhouse Plant Propagation session on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, also held at the Martin Gang Ranch. Other programs include designer's workshops and floral design forums featuring expert floral designers, tours of member's gardens and other field trips to local gardens and nurseries for advancing the study of horticulture.
Club members participate in supporting community needs and activities. From working at Adams Park, Blue Star Memory Garden and the Native Plant Garden, the group contributes to the beauty of Valley Center in many ways. Two Civic Beautification awards presented annually encourages homeowners and businesses alike to take pride in their places of residence and business.
Instruction on gardening techniques to local youth groups and participation in Farm education day helps to encourage future gardeners and provides forums to educate others of the importance of farming locally.
Roses and trees are planted annually by the group during a ceremony at Adams Park on Arbor Day. Each week a member brings a floral arrangement or potted plant to the Valley Center Library.
The group also helps to decorate the library for the holidays, participates in the Valley Center Western Days Parade and hosts several flower shows and plant sales throughout the year.
Through its fundraising, Dos Valles Garden Club has donated to college scholarships for students majoring in horticultural or agricultural-related fields and helped to support organizations as well as local elementary, middle school and high school agricultural departments.
For more information or to preorder items for the Poinsettia Sale, visit Dos Valles Garden Club online at www.dosvallesgardenclub.org.