Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California

Major Kudos

Bernardo Gardeners Club Co-President Sharon Tooley was just awarded "Woman of the Year" by the Palomar District. Horticulture Committee Chairperson Roy Wilburn won the "Youth Leader of the Year" award by the California Garden Clubs (CGCI).

In addition, The Bernardo Gardeners Club won two awards: The Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement for the 2015 year; An Honorable Mention for the Club Yearbook Award for clubs with 70-99 members.

California Garden Club Awards were presented at the Palomar District meeting.

Dian Higgenbotham

At the next meeting or event, please take a moment to welcome our new members, Charlene Chu, Janet Zing, Dian Higgenbotham, and Renee Garza.


Light Brown Apple Moth Quarantine

If you are a home fruit or vegetable gardener, it's always tempting to give surplus fruits and vegetables to friends and neighbors. Unwittingly, you might be helping spread an agricultural pest that has invaded our area, the light brown apple moth. Much of Rancho Bernardo and Poway is within a quarantine area, so check out the quarantine boundary before giving away produce. Click here for specific information and maps.

Earth Day Celebration

Audrey Koble and Linda Faulkner

Sharon Tooley and Roy Wilburn

Charlene Chu

Renee Garza

Get tips and information on seasonal gardening topics. Also see awards, announcements, and other club news.

June Rose Care

Spring has come and we are in the throes of blooms everywhere! But the harmful insects have found our beloved plants. April and May bring the dreaded Rose Slug, those little green caterpillar-like larvae of the Sawfly Moth, which love to eat your leaves, leaving holes in them (skeletonizing). First, you can manually take them off, along with the infested leaves (if they are very lacy), or blast them with water. You can also try a container of Lady Bugs or Praying Mantises from the nursery for an organic approach. Last, you can use pesticides, but this will also kill the beneficial insects.

Audrey Koble

​President, Bernardo Gardeners Club

New Buds

Janet Zing