The Inland Empire Gardeners

Newsletter / Calendar

The Inland Empire Gardeners meet the first Thursday of every month (except December or when the meeting night falls on a major holiday) at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. 

The next TIEG meeting is Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Thirty years ago, the mostly unkillable plants were relegated to remote deserts and dusty garden-store shelves. Then came a drought, social media, and a generation of itinerant aspiring gardeners and suddenly, the succulent became the trendiest members of the plant kingdom. It’s rare to find a group of plants with appeal for so many gardeners. Our August speaker, Becky Wright-Sell owner of Sedum Chicks, Tuner, OR will present “Hardy Succulents & Sedums.” Succulents are appealing for many reasons including their bright, bold colors, use in low-water landscapes, and relatively low-maintenance as both house and garden plants. Becky will show you how you can grow easy care sedums and how dramatic succulents enliven a landscape with color, texture and seasonal interest. Along the way she will display how to work with colorful outdoor hardy succulents while giving valuable tips on their benefits and care. You’ll gain the confidence to plant your own outdoor hardy succulents. She’ll teach you about succulents in general, and their many other applications along the way. If you are already a succulent enthusiast, you will be thrilled. For those of you that have only dreamed about growing these special plants but haven’t yet taken the plunge, you will be inspired since Becky will be bringing a truckload of prime specimens for sell with her. It doesn’t get much better than that!    

“Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year, for gardening begins in January with the dream.” - Josephine Nuese

TIEG meetings are free and open to the public. 


* 13 Sept - date change - Scott Calhoun - “The Frugal Gardener”

4 Oct - JJ De Sousa - “Fearless Outdoor Entertaining” 

*8 Nov - date change - Maurice Horn - “Cool Cold Dryland Gardening” 

Please note the Sept and Nov meetings will be the SECOND Thursday of the month to accommodate the meeting room schedule. We are starting to look at speakers for 2019. Our theme will be travelling if you have any suggestions. 

The Inland Empire Gardener’s newsletter is called “The Growing News” and is a national award-winning publication. It is published 11 times a year--with a combined November-December issue.

Current TIEG Newsletter

Must have TIEG password to open for members only. The newsletter is emailed as a PDF file to garden club members. Members also receive a monthly newsflash and update messages.

Check out a sample of our newsletter! 

1.2 MB

Please note dates/times/events subject to change

Information about joining TIEG is on the About/Contact page. 



TIEG Calendar of Events 2018
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“Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” - Elizabeth Murray

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