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McMinnville Garden Club,   PO Box 386, McMinnville, OR

                  October 2015 -


Next meeting:   October 19, 2015

HILLSIDE Activity Room at the Manor

900 N. Hill Road McMinnville, OR  97128

                    Note:  If you need time on the agenda, please let President Judy know a week in advance of the meeting.


Upcoming Events

October 19 Speaker - Randy Williamson, OSU Master Gardener

                           “Plant Pests and Diseases”


October 1 - Field trip to the Chinese Garden in Portland with a stop for lunch at the Culinary Institute along with an adventure in riding the Max line.


October 12 – Gertie 2 (our Scarecrow entry in the McMinnville downtown association contest) goes up on the corner of 3rd and Evans. Be sure to check her out.

October 15 – The Pioneer District luncheon


October 28Arts and Crafts -   Hypertufa and Leaf Imprints

Inline image 1Mark your calendars.  Detailed information will be sent out mid October and presented at the October meeting.  Don't cut down those rhubarb, dinosaur plants, etc.  Hopefully there will still be some fresh leaves at the end of October!!








“Sowing Seeds of Friendship”


two_children_with_flowers_poster_print-rd011e7d703a64409884e14d936c4c852_7sdg_8byvr_324Hello everyone;

October is starting out with a bang with lots of opportunities to “sow our seeds of friendship”.


Fall is here with the leaves showing their fall colors, some are even falling already.  We are lucky enough to have these beautiful sunny days with the cooler mornings and nights for most of this month yet.  Good planting weather before the rains come.

Speaking of planting, don’t forget to keep track of the number of trees and shrubs you are planting in your gardens.  It’s always fun to share and it is good for our air too.

The annual scarecrow contest is on and our entry will be up on the corner of 3rd Street and Evans,  in front of Serendipity Ice Cream Store on October 12 so be sure to check her out.  She’ll be at the corner of 3rd and Evans.  It’s such a fun time of year in this community.


I do hope that we can develop a project working with school age children in gardening related activities, either a garden club at school or teaching/mentoring gardening skills at the community garden.  If this is something of interest to you, please let me know by giving me a call or sending me an email.


Also, don’t forget to take your gardening photos.  There is a contest in the spring and we’ve had some winners in the past.  So get to clicking.

Happy Fall - Judy



 Garden Club Committees for 2015/2016

 BIG thanks to everyone who volunteered to help with the club activities this year!  They are who help make our club successful AND FUN!!


Garden Tour Chair – Ann Silverthorne, Trudy Mackel
– Jan Clay – Art work
Garden Faire Chair – Mike Stewart
Garden Faire Co-Chair
– Gaye Stewart

Arts & Crafts – Patty Sorensen, Doris Crain

Backyard Habitat –Newsletter - Lynn Diesel

City Beautification –Stephanie Janik

Directory – Patty Sorensen

Field Trips – Ann Silverthorne

Garden Selection Committee – Apryl Garmen

Hospitality – Doris Crain, Phyllis Kirkman, Margaret Roberts

Library Plant Care – Dona Parr, Jan Schnack

Membership- Betty Ballentine

New Member Mentor – Betty Ballentine

New Sprouts – Newsletter – Rosemary Vertregt

Newsletter – Jean Lierman, Patty Sorensen, Sharon Gunter, Elaine Pollak

Photographer – Patty Sorensen

Post Office Landscape – Elsie Carpenter, Stephanie Janik, Judy Eggers

Raffle -  Lisa Baker

Scholarships – John Ballentine

Sunshine – Georgia Queen

Website – Patty Sorensen

West End Landscape – Judy Eggers, Sharon Gunter, Elsie Carpenter, Stephanie Janik

 Yard of the Month – Cozette Caster



New Sprouts 2015
by Rosemary Vertregt

vegetable sprout : Green sprout growing from seed Stock PhotoJodena Beard attended our September meeting, so some of us have already visited with her.  Being recently retired, Jodena and her husband Craig have moved here from Boise, Idaho, and are very happy to be closer to their grown children and their two young grandsons!  They lived in this area before, and are once again happy to be surrounded by all the greenery of the Willamette Valley.  She is looking forward to learning more about landscaping and horticulture, with a goal of beautifying their yard. She will probably enjoy our group outings to local nurseries and gardens while getting acquainted with other members, since she knows that almost anything grows here -- and, we are always ready to point out our newest favorites!  She is also interested in learning to propagate plants, as are many of us. Jodena was pleased to discover that quilting is popular with many of our members. Another hobby she and Craig enjoy is woodcarving.  Welcome, Jodena!



Historical Snippets                                                                                                   Patty Sorensen


In the 50th anniversary yearbook of our garden club the following items were listed for October, 1976

Three presentations on bulbs:  Native Bulbs by Della Cox and Blanche Wold; Early Bulb Horticulturalists by Pauline Dixon and Bulb Flower Slides by Lucille Floyd.

Tips for October were:

LILIES:  This is a good month to plant summer blooming lilies and other bulbs.

Perennials:  Use a stake to mark where bulbs and plants that die back are planted so you don't accidentally dig them up.​




October Birthday Salutes Go To:


John Ballentine, 30th ; June Burgess, 3rd;  Joan Friese, 24th; Evelyn LaMotte, 6th;  Beverly Mulkey, 26th;  Donna Parr, 20th;  Sandy Parr, 9th;   Karen Robertson, 31st


Websites to Explore                                                                                                                                                                             Patty Sorensen


Pioneer District


State Garden Club’s Website


September Garden Chores:


Gardener to Gardener:


Information on Milkweeds

 Dealing with Slugs