Announcements – Upcoming Community Events

Watch the Valley Gardener on TV30 for great gardening tips with host Jacquie Williams-Courtright at 7:30 am and 1:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and repeated on Saturday at 7:30 & 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm & ­Sunday at 7:30 & 11:00 am, and 1:00 & 4:00 pm. View online at

The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club will meet Thursday, March 9th, join us to hear Ron Stroube speak on Orchids. Come on April 13th to hear Susan Ballinger talking about Designing for Small Gardens. The meeting will be held at the Alisal School, 1454 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Guests are always welcome and refreshments will be served. Visit for more info.

The Mt. Diablo Rose Society meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. in the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Join us on March 8th to hear Burling Leong talk about “Ralph Moore and Hybridizing Roses” and on April 12th join Tyler Francis speaking on “The Rose Growing Industry”. Visit for more details.

Fremont Garden Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month February – October. Guest speakers, field trips, annual garden tea. For more info, phone 510-401-0138 or email

San Francisco Flower & Garden Show Celebrating 31st Anniversary – April 5th to April 9th at the San Mateo Event Center. You can purchase advanced sale discount tickets at Alden Lane for $17.50 through March 12th. Full price tickets available March 13th through April 9th for $22.00. Visit for more information on the event.

Bouquet’s to Art is at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, March 14-19. Show hours are 8:30 to 5 p.m. daily. Floral designers fill the de Young museum galleries with floral tributes complementing works of art. For information call 800-777-9996 or visit or the de Young Museum website.

Give the “Gift of Green” to celebrate St. Pat’s Day. You do know that everyone and everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day? To celebrate this wonderful day stop by the nursery and choose something green! One of the day’s specialties is pot of shamrocks. We can even add a green bow to make it official! So stop by and celebrate the ‘wearing of the green’.