This Clementina, (Tina) pruning branches
garden with her grandson, Ulysesses
There is one thing for sure I really miss. That's my old garden club, TIEG.
The Inland Empire Gardeners (TIEG for short) is the most amazing garden club you ever heard of. It was founded, and is led by, the most amazing team of woman: the Meyer sisters. Chris, Viann, and Della.These thre sisters are a whirlwind of energy, dynamos of action, and full of ideas. Incredible ideas, one after after another. Garden tours, Garden Expo's, famous lecturers at monthly club meetings, plant exchanges, parties, a exchange library, and SIG groups for everything from crafts to supporting the Garden Writers of America "Plant a Row" project.
When I left my small post of Club Treasurer there were about 450 members, with hundreds showing up for monthly club meetings. Thousands attending the annual Garden Expo, and the annual Garden Tours.
It was the most amazing experience to be involved in this group. It could easily become your whole life, almost. Activities all the time. And nice people. Very nice people. And all events always had food. A real plus for me. And lots of laughing and jokes. In English!!!
Maybe the sisters will move to Mexico and start a southern branch of TIEG. That would really make my day.