Janet Melvin will be the guest speaker at the next Eureka Sequoia Garden Club meeting. (Courtesy of Chuck Goodwin)

The Eureka Sequoia Garden Club will meet on Friday at the Humboldt County Agriculture Center, 5630 S. Broadway in Eureka.

The meeting starts at 11 a.m. with a program and will adjourn at 1:30 p.m. A sack lunch will be served at noon. Refreshments and dessert will be provided; bring your own sandwich. Guests are invited to attend all of the day’s activities.

The program features Janet Melvin, a Master Gardener and the “Guru of Plants” at Greenlot Nursery in Cutten. She has been in the nursery field for more than 20 years, developing a reputation for an understanding of plants that perform well in the coastal climate.

Melvin will discuss ways to add color to the garden and yard as spring nears. Plants such as ranunculus, primrose, cyclamen, pansies, violas and sweet peas can be purchased now at local nurseries to get that quick burst of color at the end of winter. It’s also time to plant bare root fruit trees, blueberries, huckleberries, strawberries and asparagus.

From 10 to 10:30 a.m. Anne Van Zandt, a California Garden Club-trained flower show student judge, will conduct a flower arranging class with the theme “Daffodil Joy.” Participants should bring their own materials to get prepared to enter the March 23 and 24 Fortuna Daffodil Show. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. Pat Chaney will demonstrate a multi-layered flowering bulb window box for spring.

For more information about the Eureka Sequoia Garden Club, contact President Maria Krenek at 707-443-9472.


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