Container Gardening -

Container Gardening
The Santa Rosa Garden Club

King's Nursery
Share the Blooms Celebration 9:00-1:00
1212 13th Street, Santa Rosa
Saturday March 10, 2018
10:00 to 10:20
with Q & A

Mary's talk about ROSES will be short and sweet but the event lasts until 1:00. King's Nursery is so beautiful, bring a friend and plan to stay for the other speakers. King's is giving away 1,000 free roses, so plan accordingly for parking.

Santa Rosa Garden Club
Container Gardening

2050 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa
(Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center-Not LB Center for the Arts)
Monday, March 26, 2018
Business Meeting begins at 1:00 (for best seating arrive early)
Talk from 2:00 to 3:00 ish

This presentation by The Gardening Tutor will improve your confidence for growing plants in containers. Learn how to keep your plants happy and avoid the pitfalls that just about everyone has experienced when container gardening. The talk will be followed by a short slide presentation of plant combinations and design ideas.
Hint: There is a short break just before 2:00 when you could slip in but you may be standing for the presentation.


3 Big Announcements:

1 - Mary has captured some beautiful flower photos and turned them into notecards. Available in The Garden Shoppe.

2 - The Gardening Tutor YouTube Channel is up and running.

3 - You can now find our videos in The Video Library at!

We’ve been super busy here at The Gardening Tutor. First, we created some really beautiful notecards for sale individually or in packs of eight ($2.50 and $15.95).
Then we launched The Gardening Tutor YouTube Channel where Mary can share ‘How To’ Videos and other Gardening Tips and our Video Library Page on The Gardening Tutor web site is up and running!

More to come: Stay Tuned!


You all are on my mind throughout the day. I am so happy to now be able to share photos and planting suggestions with you when I'm thinking about it, in addition to the monthly newsletter and the gardening tips on the website. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new facebook page gets you out into your gardens! 'Like' The Gardening Tutor page and let me know how your gardening is going.

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The garden tour sold over 1200 tickets to the tour this weekend! We’re pooped! I think our faces are stuck on ‘smile’.
Here is a great article in the Press Democrat about the garden.


The Gardening Tutor is pleased to announce that the Demo Garden is included in this year’s SCMAAF* self-guided tour of 7 Santa Rosa area gardens. This is a great honor! On most days the Demo Garden is used as a ‘classroom’ for learning. Typically you’ll see a few weeds here and there, but for these two days the garden is going to be looking extra special!

*This year marks the 20th year for the Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation (SCMAAF) Garden Tour. Proceeds fund grants to many health oriented non-profit organizations in Sonoma County.
A few of the 2011 grant recipients:
· Redwood Empire Food Bank: Garden Based Nutrition Education
· YWCA: Growing Healthy Kids at a Special Place, Santa Rosa
· Community Health Centers: Health Club for Kids and Teens

When: Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 10:00-4:00

For more information and to buy tickets
go to

See a PDF version of the flyer here.

Looking forward to seeing you!
– Mary


Join in for a chance to win a beautiful planted container!

Free Container Gardening Demonstration by The Gardening Tutor
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 10:30-Noon
Where: Grab N' Grow
2759 Llano Road, Santa Rosa
See a PDF version of the flyer here.


Exciting new! The Small Business Developement Center (SBDC) in Santa Rosa has highlighted The Gardening Tutor as one of their ‘success stories’ on the SBDC website! It has been a pleasure to work with my counselor Janet Wentworth and all the friendly staff at the SBDC.

The Gardening Tutor has been sighted again! Look in the winter issue of Santa Rosa magazine for the Color Coordinated article by Rosemary McCreary. See the full article with photos here.

To read a condensed version of this article online, go to this link at the Press Democrat.

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