Montelindo Garden Club
2019-2020 Programs

September 20
Presentation: Bringing Color to Your Garden With Succulents and Their Friends
Cricket Riley. After completing degrees in Landscape Architecture, History, Broadcast Journalist and Near Eastern Studies, in April of 2017 Cricket joined the Ruth Bancroft Garden staff. She loves to help people select appropriate plants to produce lush, beautiful and sustainable gardens.
October 18
Presentation: Bulb, Bulbs, and More Bulbs
William Welch a.k.a. Bill the Bulb Baron. Bill has been growing and hybridizing bulbs his entire life and has bred and named several new varieties.
November 15
Presentation: Floral Creations
Nyna Dolby. A floral designer at Filoli for more than 10 years, Nyna transforms supermarket bouquets into stunning floral arrangements.
December 13
Holiday Luncheon
At the Moraga Country Club.
Open only to members and their guests.
January 17
Presentation: Camelia sinensis, A Plant That Changed the World
Susan Leech. One of Montelindo's own, Susan is the owner of the charming Orinda Village Antiques shop, and is a presenter of teas during which she regales people with the history of the British tea experience.
February 21
Presentation: Soil, a Sexy Subject
Carole Frost a.k.a. Seductress of Soil. Carole is on the staff at Alden Lane Nursery and is an adjunct instructor at Las Positas College, where she teaches the soils class. She will share her fascination with soils and the life within.
March 20
Presentation: Don't Snub the Shrubs
Rebecca Sweet. A garden designer, author and speaker, who always has something valuable to present to us.
April 17
Presentation: Fascinating Foliage - Drama With Variegated Plants
Katie Creighton. A former president of Montelindo and a Landscape Designer of 20 plus years, who always entertains and educates us with her well-grounded insights.
May 15
Spring Luncheon: Beautiful Balconies & Perfect Patios
Alix Friedman. The Assistant Nursery Buyer for Sloat Garden Center, Pleasant Hill, Alix is back by popular demand. She is an enthusiastic lover of plants who transmits that to each of us listeners.
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