January Events!

Saturday, January 22nd: Rose Pruning Demo & Monthly Volunteer Day

It’s that time of year again — time to prune those rose bushes. The Orange Coast College Horticulture Club is ready to help with your rose-pruning chores.
The club is planning a public rose-pruning demonstration for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22nd at the Garrison Rose Garden on OCC’s campus.  We’ll meet in the Horticulture Department at 9:30am.

This is a free hands-on learning seminar and all rose enthusiasts are welcome. We will be learning proper rose pruning techniques and also the right way to care  for various rose-types, with an emphasis on winter maintenance. Experts will be present to demonstrate techniques and to answer questions while we work. Bring your pruners and gloves, if you have them for hands-on experience.Pruner cleaning and sharpening instruction will also be offered with a limit 2 per household.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Monday, January 24th: The Spring Garden Show Kickoff Meeting!

We’re going to hit the ground rolling on our second year’s entry in the display garden student competition in South Coast Plaza’s Spring Garden Show.  The theme of this year’s Show is “Foreign Intrigue – Gardens of the World” – a chance to get creative, dabble in design, pitch in with classmates, execute a stunning garden and show it off to 130,000 visitors at the Garden Show in April – a unique, worthwhile experience, indeed.  Send us an email to let us know we can count on you joining us, and meet at 4:30 in the Horticulture classrooms with you’re ideas. Check out the Group Projects page for more info, and e-mail us at OCCHortClub@gmail.com to let us know you’ll be there.

Thank you!

We also want to thank everyone who volunteered at the big Poinsettia Sale in December: Suiko, Mike, Ginny, Mabel, Debbie, Zach, Angela, Tiny, Jason, Sarah, Jennifer, Louis, Meredith, Janet, Julie, Millie and a few of you who were no less appreciated but who’s name we may have missed, we’re afraid.  It’s a huge effort, an enormously important event for the Horticulture Department and you’re participation was instrumental to it’s success.  Thank you! Really.  Thank you so much.  (And be sure check out the Poinsettia Sale Photos to see if we caught you in action.)

Thanks, and good luck in all your growing endeavors in 2011!

OCC Horticulture Club

OCCHortClub@gmail.com

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