Pecan Grove Garden Club

Organized and Federated 1949

Comprised of 25+ members making Yuma beautiful through gardening

Club Mission Statement: To provide education, resources and networking opportunities to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic beautification and environmental responsibility to members and the public.

President: Lois Weinstein
Vice President: Willene Calvert
Secretary: Betty McEntire
Treasurer: Marlena Parrott

September 17 – “Our Amazing Trees” – Lois Weinstein This program is to expand the urban canopy, teach children the facts about trees and help them plant trees.
October 15 – Native Gardening – by The Master Gardener Group Learn the benefits of planting native plants
November 19 – Gardening Success – by The Master Gardener Group You’ll learn tips from an experience gardener how to have a successful garden.
January 21 – Program by Dr. Glenn Wright – Citrus
February 18 – Floral Design – by Lydia Riebel Learn the secrets to designing an award-winning floral arrangement.
March 17 – Bonsai Tree Demonstration – by Sissy Nguyen You’ll learn the techniques to creating your own Bonsai tree.
April 21 – Trees of the Sonoran Desert – by Karen Bowen

Activity                                             Chairman

Arbor Day               Lois Weinstein

Bazaar                        Cindy and Sarah Carey
Welcome to my Garden Tour    Ruth Zinn
Youth                        Marlena Parrott and Sharon Jessup

Pecan Grove Garden Club began in 1949 and it was named for the Pecan trees that grew in its area of membership.  Later the boundaries of the Club expanded to encompass members throughout the entire Yuma area.

Club Flower: Red Rose

The word ‘rose’ with all its lovely connotations has no known meaning.  But, the rose is a rose.  In English, French, German, Danish and Norwegian, it is ‘Rose.’  In Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian, it is ‘Rosa.’

From the shape of the flower, we have the word ‘rosette.’  Rosary beads originally represented the Virgin’s crown of roses, or ‘rosarium,’ as her garland was called in Medieval Latin.

In Memory of Val Colvin

A member of the PGGC for 30+ years, she held every office in those years, but most dear to her was being the Poetry & Essay Contest Chairman.

In Memory of Dorothy Starek

Honored for belonging to the Pecan Grove Garden Club for 58 years.  She was a Master Gardener and held numerous garden club positions at Club, District and State levels.

Members appreciated that Dorothy shared her knowledge of club history and her expertise in the area of gardening.

Other “long time” Pecan Grove Members include:
Joan Murray  –  33 years
Willene Calvert  –  25 years
Sharon Jessup – 27 years

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Cindy Carey, Asst. Superintendent, Yuma County Fair, Horticulture

  County Fair