Save the Lupines Oct. 1 in SF

The California Garden Club statewide organization is calling all green thumbs to assist with transplanting lupines this Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Fort Funston Nursery in San Francisco. The effort is part of "Project: Mission Blue," sponsored by the California Garden Club for the past five years. This project works to save the endangered Mission blue butterfly by growing and planting its lupine host plant. "We have had a surprisingly high success rate germinating our summer lupines, Lupinus formosus, for the project. These finicky plants need to be transplanted right away, so we need your help!" said Price Sheppy, Marin Community Program Manager at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservency. Th

Don't Wilt: Come Play with WGC Sept. 20!

It was 99 in Windsor Sunday -- are you wilting yet? If you're ready for fall, come get in the mood for autumn at the Windsor Garden Club meeting Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive. We're holding a free hands-on workshop on how to build decorative holiday pumpkins fit for centerpieces, hostess gifts, mantles, front porches and more. The club's floral design experts will demonstrate how to use moss, succulents, acorns, dried flowers and more to create these popular items. Doors open at 6:20 p.m. for refreshments and mingling time; club announcements are set for6:30 p.m., workshop begins by 6:45 p.m. and the meeting ends at 8

Free Hypertufa Workshop Sept. 11

What's a Hypertufa? Find out at the Windsor Garden Club's first Hypertufa Workshop in the Garden Sunday Sept. 11. (You've waited long enough: a hypertufa is a molded concrete container that you make yourself. Boxes, leaves and other materials can serve as your cement molds. When finished, you've got a unique planter.) Participants should bring a some "modest sized" boxes to use as forms for a decorative planter made with cement. The free workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Town Green Community Garden at Windsor Road and Joe Rodota Way. The workshop is free, but reservations are required by Sept. 9. RSVP to kathymatonak@gmail.com. The Windsor Garden Club is supplying peat moss, succulents, Port

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