The Mission of the Ripon Garden Club:
Frantz Nursery Tour
The Ripon Garden Club members recently toured Frantz Nursery in Hillman California. The Franz family began their wholesale nursery in 1979. Our parents Tim and Mitzi Frantz started with 1.5 acres of land in Hickman and began growing landscape scrubs and trees. Today they have over 400 acres and are operated by a second generation of the Frantz family. We learned about their 100% solar energy farm which powers the entire nursery. They also continue their efforts to recycle water throughout the nursery with holding ponds.
Organized and beautiful rows upon rows of scrubs, trees, and flowers were on display during our hour long tram tour of the property. And, of course, we ended the tour in the new Garden Center. Our yards will look beautiful with the addition of all of the plants purchased.
Garden of the Season
In Ripon three gardens have been recognized for their owner's dedication to gardening. Each garden shows a different aspect of gardening. Each with their own flavor and colors to show of the season. Next time you are driving around Ripon check out these homes. Signage will be their yards.
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Valley Load District Awards
Congratulations to two of our members, Carol Mann and Ann Mootz. They were both recognized for their volunteered time and efforts with the Valley Load District during 2022. We are proud to have such dedicated gardeners share their knowledge with us and others.