TIEG Monthly Meeting

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TIEG Monthly Meeting - Thursday, November 7, 2019

The  next meeting of Inland Empire Gardeners will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019  at 6:30pm at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley--across from the YMCA in Mirabeau Park. 


  Doug Bayley, Vice-president and Chair of the Grounds Committee, Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island presents “Living La Dolce Vita--Bringing the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italian Gardens to Your Own” on Thursday, 7 November, 2019 at CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl.     

This gorgeous talk will cover mostly gardens in and around Florence, Italy, as they illustrate Italian gardening and culture since the 15th century. It has been a showplace for leather, wool, and trade since the Roman times. Great fortunes were built up based on trade. Political power followed the wealth. A number of great clans competed for distinction, and the richest was the Medici, who became the ruling family. They came to dominate the other families and often confiscated their estates in the countryside around Florence. Often just large county houses, they fortified them and built great gardens as their power spread. Now these gardens and palaces have been restored and can be visited. Italian Gardens share many characteristics. The great Renaissance gardens around Rome were for show and expression of power. Vast parterres and water works highlight paths and grotto, vistas, and courtyards. In Florence, the gardens were not so vast, they have the same characteristics though, and in this last century were often restored and made more elaborate, often by expatriates. La Dolce Vita, the sweet life, is a term to love because it embraces all that life should be. Ordinary everyday life is meant to be lived only a moment at a time, savored and cherished with a grateful attitude. 


TIEG Meeting is free and open to the public. 



TIEG Monthly Newsletter

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TIEG Monthly Newsletter

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.  

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EVENTS

Nov 7

Nov 2019 TIEG Meeting

6:30-8:30pm

CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl

Event Details

Nov 7

Nov 2019 TIEG Meeting

 “Living La Dolce Vita--Bringing the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italian Gardens to Your Own”  

6:30-8:30pm

CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Pl

Nov 15

Fall Luncheon

11:30am

Orlando's, SCC

Event Details

Nov 15

Fall Luncheon

  


11:30am

Orlando's, SCC