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                  Idyllwild Garden Club
Discovering the Joy of Mountain Gardening

                    Partially Supported Through the Generosity of the              
            Idyllwild Community Fund and the Pine Cove Water District

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To my wonderful Garden Club Members:

     Thank you so much for hanging in with us this last year. Even though we could not meet in person, we had a great time providing you with a safe outdoor meeting space and some great speakers!

If Covid-19 is still in play when we meet again in April, we will do outside again until we can meet at the church.

     I will be continuing as your president next year. Even though our by-laws say 2 years, you the members approved keeping me around one more year. We thought since this year was so weird, we would just leave myself and Erin, our treasurer, in place.  When we get back on track, we’ll go back to the two-year terms. I like being your president, and trust you are okay with keeping me around. 

     Our Discover Mountain Gardening event at the Town Hall Farmer's Market was a huge success! Thanks to all who worked, and to all who came by and bought from us. We acquired three more members as well! A huge thank you to Gary Parton who donated unlimited lilac plants for us to sell!

     We are still looking for a couple of members to fill our last two open spots. Fundraising, which is a garden tour or lilac tea, or any idea you come up with, and hospitality, which is the person who heads up the teams to set up and clean up at the church meetings, and buys supplies and works with the raffle chair. Both these positions have the full support of our board, and everyone willingly helps. If you are interested in either of these or have further questions, let me know. We would love to have you!

     On that note, I want to thank the board that I have the honor of working with. What a great group of people doing a great job for our club! Give yourself a great big hug (I would do it, but, you know.) You are all so appreciated, and you make me look good and make my job SO much easier!

     Membership will be contacting you soon to renew. I hope all 112 of you will continue to be a part of our club. Also, we are collecting for the Christmas family from the Help Center. See details below.

     Have a safe and happy Holiday season, and I can't wait for next year to see you all again.


Christmas Family - Even though we can't have our Holiday in the Pines party, :-(  There is more need than ever to help a family, or two, have something a little special on their table and some gifts under the tree for their children. Toni Berthelotte is more than willing to take on a Help Center family in need again this year. If she gets enough donations, maybe even two!  Send a check (made out to Toni Berthelotte), or gift cards, or local grocery store gift certificates, to her at 35061 Barbara Lee Dr. Mountain Center CA 92561. She will do the shopping and all and get it to the Help Center by early December. Please 
dig deep into your pockets and send as early as possible so there's time to get those gifts since most will have to be ordered on-line!

General Meetings:
12:30 p.m., 54400 N. Circle Dr, Presbyterian Community Church


For Detailed Event Information: Click on Calendar and Events in the left hand menu. Click on the month and the day of the event.  Any questions, Email

Board Mtgs. 3rd Tuesdays (Members are welcome to attend) Time and location to be announced


Visitors are welcome to our general meetings! If you wish to join the dues are: $20 for a single member, or $30 for couples, or families.
Please pay at the October, or December, meeting, or mail to IGC, P.O. Box 681, Idyllwild Ca 92549, or you may pay on-line with a credit card at: 


 Important information on the Gold Spotted Oak Borer CLICK HERE


Basiv Guide to Mt.
Paperback 6.99, E-Book 4.99: Go to and search for Berthelotte to see all books


 The following  ACTIVITIES are put on by the Garden Club to fulfill our Mission of Education and Beautification of our Community!  
      *Educational programs at our meetings
       *Work Parties to beautify our Village Garden at the Historical Museum  
        *Planting and tending flower barrels around town
         *Informational booths at Community events, (Lemon Lily Festival, Tree Lighting)
          *October  Discover Mtn. Gardening Program/Annual Bulb Sale