McMinnville Garden Club
November 27 – Meeting
Closing activities 12 - 12:15
Please bring to the meetings
any catalogs, magazines for gardening
December 2nd – Christmas Wreaths – Craft Group
The Arts and Crafts interest group
is planning to create
at to Jacci Reed's house.
My backyard is beginning to have a rich tapestry carpet of gold, brown and crimson leaves that any artist would appreciate. Already “crisp, cooler Fall” days are here however I want my purple, blue and yellow flowers to remain for a few more months (of course they will not listen to me). My garden’s summer landscape has been dramatically altered to falling leaves, drooping flowers and changing textures of plants as they are preparing for their dormant season.
However the McMinnville Garden Club members
are not dormant but lively, colorful and vibrant. What fun we all had at Monday’s meeting
listening to Mike Darcy a longtime ambassador for gardening in the state of
This is the season of Thanksgiving and I am very thankful to be a part of this club. Our club’s members have a rich history of service to our community.
*Please save your inkjet, laser printer cartridges and “old” cell phones and bring them to meetings. The Pioneer District will forward them to the “Making a Difference Campaign” which is a national garden club project. Maybe your friends or neighbors have some of these items and were just going to put them in the garbage; well, this is a way to recycle them.
Our own Cathy
Burdett received the honor of being named the OSU Master Gardener of the
Year for 2008. This Award is presented each year at the
The Oregon Master Gardener™ Association is a statewide non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance and support the OSU Master Gardener™ program (OMGA). Nominations for the Master Gardener of the Year are received from across the state, so there is fierce competition for this award. Cathy Burdett was chosen for her many contributions to the Yamhill and statewide Master Gardener associations, including her two year stint as the editor of the OSU Extension Master Gardeners newsletter, her skills as a mentor for new trainees, her contributions of displays for Mini-College, her amazing number of volunteer hours, her membership in several other gardening organizations, her participation in the award winning Bee Dance skit and her service to the OMGA organization in several different capacities
Congratulations Cathy – we are SO proud of you!!
Early bird hard
2008 Diamond Pioneer Award
The Diamond Pioneer Career Achievement Registry was started in 1983
to recognize men and women who have contributed a great deal to the development
The award winners were honored at a luncheon at OSU CH2M Hill Alumni Center on October 8th.
SPIDERS - Most of us will agree that spiders are not our favorite insects. I read that there are actually indoor spiders and outdoor spiders. Surprisingly, we don’t do them any favors when we put the indoor spiders outside. However, my indoor spiders don’t usually make it to the outside!!!
When outside, I try to leave them alone, as long as they don’t touch me. They are very beneficial to our garden as they are excellent insect predators, even more efficient than birds. Most are eaten by other spiders.
Garden spiders hatch in the spring. They shed their skin 4-6 times in a few months before maturing and laying eggs, and then die in the fall. Through early summer they lie low, trying to keep from being eaten. By early August the survivors are large enough to start spinning silken webs.
The spider web is made from a liquid protein inside the spider’s body that hardens to polymer when exposed to air. Webs made by some spiders are stronger than steel.
Garden spiders are orb-web builders. They put their abdomen to the night air and emit webbing into the wind until it attaches to an item. They strengthen this strand several times and then begin building a framework of sticky silk. Once the framework is in place, they begin spiral construction, keeping in touch with the previous strand by a leg and thus maintaining the nearly perfect concentric measure.
Most of the large-abdomen garden spiders you see in webs in autumn probably are females. Males are a bit smaller and tend to roam.
So when you see the spiders in your garden, remember they are very beneficial. Just take a stick and move them over to the other side of where you are working.
District of Garden Clubs held their fall luncheon “A Parade of Autumn Colors”
McMinnville Garden Club members who attended:
Mildred Reppeto Dawn King
Evelyn Mundinger Cathy Burdett Anita Ragsdale
Elsie Carpenter Gaye Stewart Kim Jongedyk
Members discussed the current requirement to have two signatures on checking account checks over $200.00. Mary Jo made a Motion to require two signatures on checks over $400.00 on both the club's savings and checking accounts; it was seconded by Ann. Patty placed the Motion before the club for further discussion; she restated the Motion and put the Motion to a vote; the Motion passed without opposition.
Pioneer District Newsletter
State web site
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=thanksgiving+flowers&um=1&ie=UTF-8&s
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions_thanksgiving
Garden Tips for November http://www.thegardenhelper.com/calendar/november.html