September 2008 Garden Clippings
Board of Directors President Cathy
Burdett Vice-President Ann
Silverthorne Treasurer Patty
Sorensen Secretary Elsie
Carpenter Committee Leader Awards/Recognition Evelyn Mundinger Backyard Habitat Marilyn Coats Clipboard Chair Judy Eggers Club Birthdays Jacci Reed Fields Trips Judy Eggers Garden Tour
Co-Leaders Judy Eggers Sharon
Gunter Garden Faire
Co-Leaders Joanne DeWitt Julie
Hughes Habitat for
Humanity Stephanie Janik Historian Horticulture Jan Elliott Hospitality Anita Ragsdale Hospitality
Caretaker Patty Sorensen Membership Kathleen Bennett Membership
Assistant Newsletter Jean Lierman Nominations Amy Eads Parliamentarian Sharon Gunter Philanthropic Cindi Miller Photography Post Office
Landscape Judy Wilkerson Publicity/PR Scholarships Cindi Miller Sunshine Joan Friese Telephone Website Patty Sorensen Yard of the
Month Stephanie Janik Yearbook Patty Sorensen Yearbook
Assistant Cathy Burdett
Board of Directors
President Cathy Burdett
Vice-President Ann Silverthorne
Treasurer Patty Sorensen
Secretary Elsie Carpenter
Awards/Recognition Evelyn Mundinger
Backyard Habitat Marilyn Coats
Clipboard Chair Judy Eggers
Club Birthdays Jacci Reed
Fields Trips Judy Eggers
Garden Tour Co-Leaders Judy Eggers
Garden Faire Co-Leaders Joanne DeWitt
Habitat for Humanity Stephanie Janik
Horticulture Jan Elliott
Hospitality Anita Ragsdale
Library Caretaker Patty Sorensen
Membership Kathleen Bennett
Newsletter Jean Lierman
Nominations Amy Eads
Parliamentarian Sharon Gunter
Philanthropic Cindi Miller
Post Office Landscape Judy Wilkerson
Scholarships Cindi Miller
Sunshine Joan Friese
Website Patty Sorensen
Yard of the Month Stephanie Janik
Yearbook Patty Sorensen
Yearbook Assistant Cathy Burdett
SEPTEMBER 2008 CALENDAR
August 30 & September 1
September 13-- Oregon City
September 13-21 – Le Tour des Plants
First Club Meeting for 2008-09
We’ll leave Bethel Baptist Church parking lot at 9:30 and plan to arrive at the Oregon Garden by 10:30 where we’ll board a tram and tour the gardens. We’ll lunch in the gardens by either purchasing lunch at the deli counter or bring your own. Picnic areas are available.
Another exciting educational year of programs and projects commences at our first meeting in September. Are you planning to be there?
As the oldest garden in the state of
Please plan to share with us in experiencing:
· challenging and educational programs
· interesting and enjoyable field trips
· renewing and developing friendships with club members
· participating in the varied club’s interest groups
· working together on community projects
· having fun at our annual club’s ONLY fundraiser, our popular Garden Tour and Faire
· garden club meetings and events
· investing in the future by providing scholarships for students
· meeting club members of our Pioneer District at events
· preserving and protecting our perennial historical legacy in our city, county and state
This is OUR club. OUR members
are exceptionally talented. Let’s have a
wonderful year as members of the McMinnville Garden Club.
Thank you for your kindness to me, Cathy Burdett, Club President
I am so excited that I
have been asked to do YOUR newsletter for the up-coming year. Patty is taking a well deserved rest from
this task but will be taking over as Treasurer. YOUR newsletter can only be
as informative as the information that I receive! I would love to hear from you regarding items
you would like to see in YOUR
newsletter! Events you hear about;
Garden Tour 2008 Jean Lierman/Georgia Queen
CONGRATULATIONS LADIES and GENTLEMEN (aren’t we excited to have some guys in our group)!! You did it!!! Our Garden Tour and Faire was a huge success. Ticket sales were slightly down from 2007 but we managed to make over $7,000 in profit. We were able to keep the expenses to a minimum. Next year's tour is in Judy and Sharon's capable hands. Beautiful gardens have been selected, but you'll hear more about that at the meeting.
We had a wonderful time the day of the Tour going to each garden,
visiting with the docents, shopping at the Faire, and meeting our guests.
So far, we haven't heard one negative thing about the day. The garden
owners were so excited and pleased to hear all the lovely comments about their
By the way, could we have asked for better weather?? The year will fly by and once again it will be Tour Day!! Please support your new chairman in any way you can, it will make their jobs sooooo much easier. We're looking forward to working with them as the year progresses.
McMinnville Library Plant Clean-Up
Jean, Patty, Beryl, Anne and Joan spent over 2 hours at the Public Library on August 11th cleaning, repotting, and fertilizing the plants which we maintain.
The plants were in desperate need of help due to bound roots, old soil and dust. We are sure they will all "perk" up and finish up the summer in grand style before they go into their Fall hibernation period. Thanks go to the club and the library for providing the funds to purchase new pots, soil, and moss!
The Happy Rock Painters
Beryl, Jacci, Patty, Anne and
Marilyn were some of the Garden Club members who enjoyed a creative
morning at Beryl Anderson's home in mid-July painting rocks to use in their
landscapes. Some created their own designs, some used stencils and others
focused on words/symbols.
It was a fun activity that all can recreate on their own or with others.
Joanne, Kim and Mildred
“Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
In January 1935,
there were 14 members in the
PAY ATTENTION – THERE WILL BE A QUIZ!!
Backyard Habitats Marilyn Coats
Have you ever looked out your window and seen a cloud of little grey birds covering your suet feeder? They seem to take a small amount, move on to the next bush or tree when another group moves to the suet feeder and on to the next bush. They are such cute little birds that are constantly on the move.
Bushtits are among the smallest birds of
These birds are very social and are found in flocks of up to 50, staying year around in the Portland/Vancouver area. They travel in the company of chickadees and kinglets, moving through woods, parks and backyards as they search for insects.
They typically raise 2 broods of young in the springtime in
large, gourd-shaped, sack-like nests (made with spider webs and plant material,
insulated with feathers or
When in the yard, you can hear them coming as their twittering fills the air with sound as they flutter from branch to branch. I have even seen them at my birdfeeder briefly, and then in a short amount of time—they’re all gone. They really are fun to watch.
Plant Profile Philadelphus lewisii – (Mock Orange)
Characteristics: Mock orange is a beautiful and fragrant shrub named (species name) after Captain Meriwether Lewis who discovered it in 1804. The genus name honors the ancient Egyptian king "Philadelphus".Mock
The leaves are simple pinnate* with entire leaf margins (possibly serrate* on older branches). The leaf shape is ovate-lanceolate*, and the leaves have 3 prominent veins arising from the leaf base. Leaves are light green above and pale green below, and range from 2.5-7.5 cm in length.
· Pinnate – leaf blades on one leaf stem arranged like the veins of a feather.
· Serrate - notched on the outer edge of a leaf
· Ovate - egg shaped -lanceolate narrow and tapering like the head of a lance
· Raceme - an unbranched flower cluster, consisting of a single central stem or rachis, along which individual flowers grow on small stalks at intervals, blooming from the base toward the apex, as in the Lily of the Valley