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A new beginning in 2022
The Creekside Garden Club is active again. We meet each month on the second Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the clubhouse. All Creekside residents are welcome.  
 
Our new Garden Club provides a wonderful opportunity for previous Garden Club members and interested new neighbors to meet and share the joys of creating beautiful home gardens. Our mission is to learn, share resources, meet new and experienced Creekside gardeners and have fun.
 
Garden Club activities include local guest speakers, demonstrations, garden tips and resources. See the photo section to view pictures from our programs.
 
This year we enjoyed a lineup of inspirational and educational programs.
  • In October, Oak Hill Farm owner Arden Bucklin-Sporer spoke to us about “Life on the Farm.” 
  • In November. Toni Gattone presented “You CAN Garden For Life.” Toni, a new Creekside resident, is a speaker, author, and expert in adaptive gardening. 
  • In December, Emily Freeman presented “How to Purchase, Store and Plant Bulbs.” Emily, a Creekside resident with an extraordinary garden, has been on the Garden Tour for the past two years.
  • In January, Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery presented “How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees and Roses.” 
  • In February, we had our annual Valentine’s luncheon with an Italian potluck theme.
  • In March, Dennis Przybycein, a Sonoma master gardener, taught us "All About Rose Care." 
  • In April, Cindy Student, owner of Studdert Family Farm, demonstrated flower-arranging techniques. Her farm produces cut flowers and foliage for the wholesale floral industry.
  • In May, we were inspired by the eight lovely gardens on the annual Creekside Garden Tour organized by Pam Miller.
The Garden Club takes the summer off; our programs begin again in September. Please let us know if you are interested in being a member. Member donations are $10 for the year. Guests are $1 for each meeting.  
 
-- Cathy Townsley, chair  
 
Our Pollinator Garden -- volunteers are Pat Young, Vicky Van Meter,
Dave Herrema, Pat O’Brien and Laurie Fracolli.