February 19, 2007 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Your Garden is Waking Up! What to do??
Garden Club Members Question and Answer Discussion
Social time: 10:30 A.M. – Business Meeting: 11:00 – 12:00
Dessert, coffee & tea will be provided by hostesses:
Rosie Green, Joanne Smith,
Program: 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
We will enjoy a member forum and panel discussion. All members can participate in question and answer period. We will enlist our resident “experts” in various plants, garden chores and problems.
February 26, 2007
Al’s Garden Center in Sherwood, 16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd. This nursery is a large scale, first class
nursery which is the second nursery opened for this company. It is now well established with knowledgeable
staff and great variety of plant material and garden related items for both
indoors and out. We’ll lunch at Rose’s Deli, Sherwood. After lunch we’ll head
toward Tualatin for another nursery.
This nursery is unique in every way and we may have a potting
demonstration by the owner if there’s time.
Be sure to sign up at the meeting for the carpool. All field trips are
scheduled to leave the
Dear Gardening Friends,
We celebrate as January draws to its end and the dawning of February comes. Not only are the days growing longer, but the anticipation of the coming spring lifts our spirits. I, for one, will be glad to have the heavy rains, snow, ice and freezing temperatures become a memory – not my reality!
The Garden Tour and Garden Faire Committees are kicking into high gear in anticipation of our biggest event yet. We all need to “plug-in” to ensure its success as a signature event for McMinnville. Join in the planning process, assignments leading up to the event, and the event itself, June 24th. It would be helpful if each Club Member told 5 people about the Tour and Faire now – during February – so they can note Sunday, June 24th on their calendars. That would be 390 personal invitations extended! Keep track of those invited so when tickets are available, you can tell them “I have tickets now.”
Spring gardening catalogs are coming almost daily to my mailbox, with many new ones never before received. Do you suppose all Garden Club Presidents are on a special list somewhere? It’s enjoyable to read about all the new cultivars available to beautify our special garden sanctuaries.
Take care and I’ll see you in March
Gaye Stewart, President
(PS. Gaye drove out
of town just before the snowstorm the day after our last meeting for her trip
Remember the brainstorming session held during the September organizational meeting? So many good ideas emerged that three committees have evolved and will begin their planning process soon. One person from each committee agreed to serve as the convener for the first planning meeting. These much appreciated people are: Kim Jongedyk (503-434-9130), Sharon Gunter (503-435-2210) and Julie Hughes (503-472-1818). They have the list of people who have signed up for their committee and will be notifying them regarding the upcoming meetings. If you didn’t sign-up, but want to be included, call one of the meeting conveners to get your name added to the list.
Each committee will make a significant contribution to the community and contribute to this year’s Club motto: “Making Our World Blossom.” Thank you for your enthusiasm, energy and the desire to make a difference in our community. Gaye
The first official “Backyard Havens” Garden Tour/Faire Planning Meeting will be held following the February meeting. All Garden Club Members are welcome to join us as we plan for this year’s event! All committee chairs should plan to attend.
Meeting opened in the usual form. Sixteen answering roll call. Under correspondence, a letter pertaining to Federation dues was read. Motion carried that ten cents per capita be paid, also $1.00 Convention fee.
A letter from the Federation of Garden Clubs suggesting a
Scholarship be presented to the 4-H Club in our community, this due to lack of
funds is I believe unfinished. Two
speakers for the day were Mr. Maruny from Newberg who talked on pruning shrubs
and made some very good suggestions for activities, such as choosing a “City
Flower.” Mr. Eifer from
Mrs. C.D. Conn paid dues of fifty cents. No further business meeting adjourned.
Marie Hartzell, Secretary
Last year at least one of our members had to deal with shingles, a very painful experience. There is now a vaccine available for shingles. The Public Health Department recommends that anyone over 60 who has either had chickenpox or previously had shingles get a vaccination. Price from them is $177.61. Safeway Pharmacy quoted a retail price of $214.99 and said they require a prescription from your doctor before giving the vaccination. The cost is not covered by most insurance companies. Talk to your doctor about this possible option to prevent getting shingles.
Websites to Check Out
Garden Calendar from
· Rose Care from The Backyard Gardener
· Proper Pruning Techniques from Texas A & M’s Ag Dept.
2007 Dates to Remember:
Yard, Garden, & Patio Show, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 23-25.
10:00 to 9:00 Friday/Saturday, 10 to 5
Sunday. This is
· “Backyard Havens” Garden Tour June 24, 2007
Horticulture Julie Maahs
Well, it's that time again where garden magazines invade our mailboxes by the armfuls but are a welcome sight with all their wonderful expectations for beautiful gardens again this year.
Pansies, violas, primroses, bare root trees and fruiting vines are all in stock now at your local garden stores. Check your yard and garden area to see if drainage is good and you can actually work up the ground (without the prospects of making future plans for a cement pool.)
Houseplant Cyclamen are in with lovely color of bloom, and foliage that reminds one of mosaics. Cyclamen bloom from December to April given the right conditions: Place this plant on a pebbled tray where it can soak up what it needs daily, or water fully then allow to drain. Let the soil dry between waterings but do not let them wilt or dry out completely as it's very hard for the cyclamen to regain its freshness. Botritus* is it's enemy and they are hard to come back from it, this spreads so quickly.
Cyclamen -- Botrytis Blight a fungus that colonizes dead, dying and wounded plant parts. From these infections they can attack healthy tissues. A moist, humid environment is ideal for pathogen sporulation and spread. Symptoms: The petiole base and flower stalks may rot, eventually causing whole portions of the plant to collapse. Then the characteristic grayish brown spores of the fungus cover infected tissue. Control: Remove all dead and dying plant parts (particularly blossoms) on and around plants. Spacing plants allows better light penetration and air circulation. Maintain a dry environment and take care not to splash water on foliage during watering.
Little Sprouts Mary Whinery, Membership
"I am happy to announce two new members, Linda Freeborn and Karen Sitton-Saxberg. They both share a broad interest in gardening. Welcome aboard! Our membership stands at 76."
Organized in 1926
Backyard Habitat Alicia Dimond
Field Trips Judy Eggers
Garden Tour 2007 Patty Sorensen
Garden Tour 2008 Jean Lierman
Garden Faire 2007 Margaret Roberts
Historian Dorothy Mathiesen
Horticulture Julie Maahs
Hospitality Julie Hughes
Library Plant Care Sandy Ford
Membership Mary Whinery
Newsletter/Website Patty Sorensen
Newsletter Asst. Sandy Bolmer
Parliamentarian Sharon Gunter
Post Office Landscape Joanne DeWitt
Publicity/PR Beverly Mulkey
Scholarship Ann Silverthorne
Sunshine Joan Friese
Telephone Vicki Brink
Yard of Month Evelyn Mundinger
Yearbook/Photography Kim Jongedyk
The newsletter deadline for submission of
articles for our monthly newsletter is
the 25th of each month. Please send them
to Patty Sorensen.
Do you know of any prospective
Garden Club members? Be sure to let
Mary Whinery know names and
addresses. We would love to send
them our newsletter for two months.