Red Bluff Garden Club Completes National Garden Week Project – Red Bluff Daily News


The National Garden Club, Inc. started National Garden Week in 1986 to promote the love of gardening and educate the public about the benefits of plants and gardening. June 5 to 11 is the week reserved for this recognition in 2022.

The Red Bluff Garden Club, Inc. is part of this national and international group. It includes the Pacific Rim Garden Clubs and the California Garden Clubs, to which it belongs.

A group of garden club members gathered at the Kelly Griggs House Museum on June 3 to help clean up the flower beds. Gail Locke, a member of the museum’s board of trustees, had contacted the club to ask for help in this endeavour. The group has agreed to include this in their civic beautification projects, which is one of the club’s goals.

The volunteer group of volunteers came with trowels, shovels, pitchforks, kneeling pads, plants and fertilizer. Gail brought potting soil and gave directions for cleanup. Within hours, the coub members had removed many unwanted little volunteers, shaped and trimmed shrubs and roses, cleared debris, straightened flowerbed borders, removed old plants from pots, and planted many new geraniums, lobelia, vinca, petunias, Dicondra silver falls and other colorful plants.

This civic beautification project was perfect for National Garden Week, even though it arrived a few days early. The Friday date helped with the coordination of the volunteers, as well as the correct weather forecast for work. The Red Bluff Garden Club plants and maintains the flower pots and flowerbeds at Cone Kimball Plaza, as well as a few other pots around town and at the Tehama County Museum in Tehama.

In March this year, the gardening club dedicated a Blue Star Memorial, which is placed at the Tehama district fairgrounds. Members have planted a flower bed around this monument, which is maintained by the club.

The club hopes to schedule another morning of work at Kelly Griggs in the near future to clean up a few more areas around the lovely museum.


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