The Descanso Garden Club provides an opportunity for members of the local community to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of all aspects of gardening and horticulture.
Regular meetings are held at the Descanso Library from 4:30 to 6:00 on the second Thursday of each month. Our meetings usually feature interesting presentations on a wide variety of gardening-related topics.Club members are encouraged to share their gardening knowledge and expertise at meetings, particularly in helping to identify those plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables which are most compatible with our local growing conditions.
The club also schedules field trips to nurseries, flower shows, greenhouses, and other places of interest. Volunteer projects, such as our daffodil planting program, make a positive contribution to the community.
Membership is open to all community residents, and guests are welcome to attend our meetings. Whatever your particular gardening interest: flower gardening, vegetable gardening, herb gardening, orchid cultivation, landscaping, house plants, flower arranging, garden art, etc., the Descanso Garden Club has something to offer you.
Blooming this month in Descanso:
Please send a note to webmaster if you have something special blooming or feeding in your garden now.
Some Bearded Irises bloom early. Most will show their many colors in May.
Breeders have been creating many rebloomers, and it is possible to have a
Bearded blooming any month of the year. They are often called 'Rainbow Goddesses.' For more information, go to Iris for Descanso Gardens.
Daffodils have many scented and beautiful forms, sizes and colors. Various forms
bloom from January through March or April. For more information,
go to Daffodils for Descanso Gardens.
California Poppy - an annual native with
many garden varieties. Blooms from now until late fall.
For more information,
go to Natives for Descanso Gardens.
This is probably a immature female Anna's hummingbird. She has a small black spot on her chin; it may show small red dots. They stay here through the winter, and occasionally nest during December. The male has a bright red hood and chin. Since there is little food for them, I keep a feeder available. Our native Ribes species blooms very early, and they will be happy where they find one planted.