GROWING TOGETHER THROUGH GARDENING -McMinnville Garden Club 503-434-4344
February 2009 Calendar
February 16th - Meeting
Birthday Party and Valentines Day Luncheon (replacing our missed Christmas
Social time: Program: –
Short business meeting and Lunch
Program: Christine Williams from Heirloom Roses will talk about old garden plants that have been overlooked during the past few years and also about some of her Heirloom plants.
DON’T FORGET TO
PARK IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT
“The Making a Difference Campaign” is a national garden club project. The Pioneer District is collecting inkjet, laser printer cartridges and cell phones that will be recycled. If you have any that you wish to contribute to the project please bring them to a meeting and we will forward them to the Pioneer District.
comfortable shoes, bring your lunch or buy it there. This is the show to rev up the plant lust in
all of us at the
March 3rd -
Arts & Crafts Architectural Trip
The Arts & Crafts group will leave the
March 28 at .
Bonsai class will be presented by
We should meet and car pool from
All supplies will be provided – pot/plant/tools/potting soil
Please send $40. 00 payment directly to
June Installation Luncheon is now JUNE 8 (not the 15th) – Please change the date in your books
GARDEN TOUR AND GARDEN FAIR
Garden Club presents its 9th Annual Summer Garden Tour on
has mailed letters to hundreds of vendors and is getting a very enthusiastic
response for the Garden Faire, which will be held again on
Thank you to the Garden Club volunteers who have stepped up to chair the Committees for the Tour. We’re confident you will do a great job. We will be holding individual meetings with you as spring progresses to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can.
Clipboards will be circulated at the February meeting so Garden Club members can start signing up for the committees they would like to work on. Remember…… you can help out on a Committee and still have time to work a 3-hour shift in a Garden on the day of the Tour. The Garden Faire will be open from until so you will have lots of time to browse thru the vendor stalls and find your own hidden treasures.
Feel free to call or email us at any time if you have questions or suggestions! And above all…… have fun! This is an adventure…… not a chore!!
Sharon Gunter and Judy Eggers
BIG THANKS TO:
Stephanie Janik received a thank you note from the Habitat family we
The Serratos family would like to thank you for helping us with our garden. We appreciate the time you spent and all the plants you gave us. The garden is beautiful and the plants have grown well. We appreciate everything and feel fortunate that we were chosen to receive your services. We hope you will continue this program because it is very much appreciated."
Thanks to all the people involved. You can see that your work is appreciated.
Thanks, to each one of the hostesses who generously provide the “snacks” at the monthly meeting. The “snacks” this year have been mouthwatering tidbits that not only are delicious to the taste buds but pleasant to the eye. There has been a wide range of gourmet choices each month that reflect the diversity among our members.
Cathy has a confession to make…on club meeting mornings she does not eat breakfast because she knows there will be gastronomical delights that will await her selection. Thank you to those who have already contributed.
Thank you to Kim Jongedyck for kindly coming to the assistance of Elizabeth Estacio who was speaking on Beginning Bonsai”. The talk was educationally interesting but without Kim’s “quick” assistance in providing a hand amplifier I am afraid it would have been difficult for people to hear her.
Thank you to Kathleen Bennett who faithfully handles meeting visitors and new members each month. She sets the tone of the club by sitting in the same place and patiently answering questions. Without members like Kathleen the experience of entering a room full of strangers could be stressful.
Thanks to our Secretary Elsie Carpenter and Treasurer Patty Sorensen who provide current minutes and financial reports for our members.
Thanks to Sharon Gunter and Judy Eggers who are planning and organizing our annual fund raiser. If you want to participate in this wonderful fun event see Sharon and Judy who will assign you a job for the event.
Thanks to Joanne DeWitt who provided the club with an update of her contact with vendors. Joanne we know you make lots of telephone calls and send emails and letters to encourage vendors to “commit to attend”. Your efforts are crucial to the success of our annual event.
“Time after time”, year after year we celebrate special days that are important and often highlighted in calendars. February 14 is such a date. Why? This month we celebrate two events on this date: our state’s 150th birthday and Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is nationally celebrated as an opportunity to express our appreciation, caring and love to others. Take the “time” to tell those that are important to you that you value and love them.
I am so thankful that our executive board decided to schedule another luncheon and we have planned a “fun” event. Since we will have Christine Williams still give her talk on “Old Garden Plants” we will keep any “club business” to a minimum. The plan is to meet at 9.30 with Christine giving her talk at 10.00 until 11.00. We will quickly mention some important items (the agenda will provide the rest) and have a short break before lunch. We will do the “February birthdays, sunshine report and raffle” before lunch. Then you can leave when you want.
I encourage you to get to know some of our new club members. Remember what it was like when you first joined the club? A little shy? Why not ask someone you don’t know to sit with you at the luncheon. Who knows you might develop a life-long friend?
Pioneer District Newsletter
State web site
The Meaning of Rose Colors http://gardenersnet.com/roses/roses06.htm
Caring for Cut Flowers http://gardenersnet.com/flower/cutflower.htm
Planting Sweet Peas http://www.fragrantgarden.com/getting_started.htm