Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Club


Members of the Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Club

The Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Club is a gardening club for those who live in Blackhawk or belong to the Blackhawk Country Club to share a love of flowers and all things gardening. We enjoy monthly meetings featuring luncheon programs at the Blackhawk Country Club alternating with bus trips to area attractions. Member socials have made meeting new friends easier and also informative in seeing what grows in fellow members gardens!

Interested In Joining?

Find out more about the club, including planned events for this year and join the Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Club today!


Be sure to read monthly newsletter for all members with upcoming events, important announcements, special discounts, new members and photos.

This entry was posted on December 7, 2013, in Newsletter.

President’s Column

Marcia T. BeersdorfI am humbled to have been chosen as President of the Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Club for 2015-2016 and appreciate your trust in me. I am really looking forward to working with all of you. In an effort to ensure we have a successful year, all members’ talents are needed and appreciated. Although the leadership in our club has changed, I wish to acknowledge the work of my predecessors and the effort and success of those who have accepted leadership roles this year and encourage you to support them throughout the year. As you know, all projects undertaken by our club require support and maintenance so additional teams of helping hands are always needed. To all who have assisted by volunteering – Thank You!

Our Program Committee is busy at work and I am excited with their programming outline for this year in helping us to become more aware of our need to respect the earth and the interdependence of its living systems. They are planning many fun activities for us all to enjoy. There will be something for everyone and by the end of the year we will be better informed and will have a whole lot of fun in the process of doing so. I am pleased that our programs this year reflects the Purpose of our organization according to our By Laws:

“The purpose of this Club shall be to promote the interest and love of gardens and gardening and to broaden the members’ knowledge of their development and care by planned informative programs and mutual exchange of ideas. Specifically, the purpose of this Club shall be: a) To create, promote a further interest in horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, plant and bird life, and appreciation of the natural beauties of the State of California; b) To encourage civic beautification and roadside development; c) To assist in projects for the conservation of our natural resources and; d) To educate the public in matters relating to horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, civic beautification and resource conservation”.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our First Social of the Year on August 5th as we kick off our 2015-2016 Garden Club year with great fun and enthusiasm!

Marcia T. Beersdorf

This entry was posted on August 13, 2015, in Newsletter.

Waterwise Tips From Navlet’s Nursery

Navlet’s Nursery

Water Before The Sun Comes Up or as the Sun Goes Down

Give your plants and trees a drink before the sun rises. You’ll lose less water to evaporation and wind than you would when watering during the day. But if you absolutely can’t water your plants in the morning, water them in the evening, when the sun isn’t heating them. Careful not to wet the foliage of your plants which may cause disease.

Encourage Strong, Deep Roots

Your plants and trees will be hardier and become less vulnerable to dry heat if they have deep roots. Train the roots to go deeper into the ground by watering them more thoroughly but less often. The water will soak deep into the soil, encouraging the roots to grow deeper also.

Force Water To The Root Zone

Get water directly to the root zone by using Deep Drip Watering Stakes. These are designed to accommodate drip emitters as well as conventional hoses and should be placed around the root zone. When you water, simply fill the stakes with water. The multiple holes in the stake deliver water beneath the soil level and right to the roots.

Tips for Water Conservation in your Garden by Home Depot

Watering when it rainsPrecious water is vital to any garden, but unfortunately, it can be easily wasted on a lawn or landscape. In fact, during the summer, half of all household water use goes to the lawn and garden. The good news is there are things you can do to dramatically reduce water consumption, lower your water bill and still have a beautiful, productive garden.


  1. Plant trees and shrubs when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees and before the heat of summer. Remember, the best time to plant is fall.
  2. Choose waterwise or native plants such as ornamental grasses, succulents, silver-foliage plants and tough perennials.
  3. Water slowly and more deeply in the morning. This enables you to water less frequently. Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses. If you have a professional irrigation system, install a rain sensor.
  4. Install rain barrels.
  5. Create a rain garden to capture runoff.
  6. Choose large pots. Use terra cotta only for succulents or cacti. Terra cotta pots absorb water.
  7. Install a drip irrigation kit with a timer for containers.
  8. Use biodegradable mulch. Don’t mix wood mulch into the soil layer. Instead, allow it to decay in place. If you live in a wooded area, use shredded leaves or pine straw instead of chopped wood as mulch.
This entry was posted on April 5, 2015, in Newsletter.

Blackhawk Bloomers Garden Tour – Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Spend a lovely spring afternoon touring four beautiful Blackhawk gardens. Afterward, enjoy a delicious dinner (no host cocktails) and music by James Glantz in a perfect setting surrounded by beautiful floral centerpieces in the Blackhawk Country Club Ballroom.

4:00 PM – Garden tour {four gardens}

6:00 PM – Dinner & Entertainment

$ 60.00 per person Reservation deadline May 8th, 2015

[Special event reservation policy in effect]

This entry was posted on April 5, 2015, in Newsletter.

“On The Level” Rooftop Garden Tour

A walking tour of roof-top gardens and waterfalls in downtown San Francisco

One percent of the funds spent on any private building in San Francisco must go toward public spaces. Sometimes this is an art exhibit in the lobby of a building. Sometimes it is a waterfall (there are 10 along the route) or a rooftop garden with beautiful views.

Many of these features are unknown to the general public. For more info visit OR POPOS (privately owned public spaces) and Public Art in SF.

THURSDAY April 23, 2015

Cost: $85 Transportation by Black Tie
Meet at 8:45 at Eagle’s Nest Parking Lot
Bus leaves at 9:00 am!

Lunch: B44 Catalan Bistro – A preset family style menu of Spanish Tapas and Mixed Seafood, Chicken and Chorizo Paella (vegetarian option available) is included in your ticket price.
Return home approximately 3:30 pm

Sign up deadline is April 9th. The tour capacity is 25 (If there is still space available after this date it will be possible to invite guests.) This is a ticketed event so you will “own” the ticket.

This entry was posted on April 5, 2015, in Newsletter.