McMinnville Garden Club Vol. 7 No. 6
February 18, 2008
Arbutus Garden Arts Nursery “Plant Propagating”
Hillside Retirement Community “Activity Room” at the Manor
Social time: 9:30 a.m. - Business Meeting: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Program: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Raffle & Wrap-up 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hostesses: Georgia Queen, Carla Arriaga, Stephanie Janik, Marilyn Coats
Norm Jacobs is co-owner with his wife Deb of the Arbutus Garden Arts Nursery and display garden in Yamhill. Incidentally, Arbutus is the scientific name for our Pacific Northwest native Madrone tree. In addition to near encyclopedic knowledge about Japanese maples he can provide a wealth of information about rainwater storage and irrigation systems. He and his wife are landscape designers, specializing in rainwater storage systems and gardens that will provide all-season interest.
As a child, Norm helped his grandparents’ with their vegetable and rose gardens. These days, he focuses his gardening skills on propagating plants for the nursery. Norm will speak to the club from his vast experience on the subject of “plant propagation”. Plants will be offered for purchase. (Website: www.arbutusgarden.com)
Dear Gardening Friends,
Winter is in full ”bloom” with its long cold spell, even receiving a dusting with an occasional snowflake. Spring catalogs arrive to my mailbox daily giving me a perfect opportunity to sit by the fire and review their pages filled with new plants and seeds. It’s Gardening Inspiration!
January’s Club meeting was fantastic! The gardening “Question and Answer” presentations by Jan Elliott, Evelyn Mundinger and Sharon Gunter were informative and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much. Thanks to Cathy Burdett for arranging the program and for her wonderful, educational gardening book display.
There are numerous events coming to enjoy during the next few months and you may wish to participate. Be sure to check the coming events section of this newsletter.
The breakout interest groups have been updated with those who added their names at the January meeting. Conveners for each group should be identified at our February meeting. If you’d like to convene the group’s first meeting, plan on volunteering next month.
Have a great February and a Happy Valentine’s Day. Gaye Stewart, Club President
The Yard Garden and Patio Show Field Trip
NOTE DATE CHANGE!!!!
Friday, February 15,
We'll carpool from Bethel Baptist parking lot at 9:30. Bring your own lunch or purchase hot dogs or pizza there. Drinks are also available for purchase. Wear comfortable shoes and bring along your wish lists. This is always a fun show.
ü Native Plant Sale, February 14-16 @ Soil & Water Conservation Office on W. 2nd
ü Yard, Garden and Patio Show Field Trip, February 15 @ Portland Convention Center (Carpool from Bethel Baptist @ 9:30 a.m.)
ü “On the Street Where You Live” State Flower Show, February 20-24, Portland Expo Center
ü Master Gardener Tree & Shrub Sale, February 29-March 2 @ Fairgrounds
ü Spring District Luncheon, April 17 – Sponsor, Tigard Garden Club
ü State Convention, June 9-11, Holiday Inn @ Wilsonville (Information, tours and opportunity to promote our Garden Tour and Garden Faire)
ü Garden Tour and Garden Faire, June 22
OSFGC, Inc. Flower Show, Feb. 20-24, 2008
Check out the Oregon Garden Club’s website for the complete flower show booklet that describes all the categories, descriptions, and rules that Gaye read to use from at the November meeting. The show is held on conjunction with the Portland Home & Garden Show at the Expo Center. Looks like lots of great ideas for “On the Street Where You Live.” (Our club has a field trip planned on Feb. 22 to this event!) http://oregongardenclubs.org/Events.htm
Club History Dorothy Mathieson
Feb. 18, 1935
Mrs. Hawley explained about a modeling class held at the college at fifty cents a lesson for a class of not less than ten. (DM-probably Linfield)
Under membership – Mrs. Tibbetts explained a plan for a drive for new members – regular price of fifty cents reduced to fifteen cents for remainder of the year. Members of committee divided into four sections under captains – losers to entertain winners. This was made as a motion after discussion, and carried. Sec. write Mrs. Warrens, state secretary in reference to Per Capita Tax and convention fee and ordered paid. (DM. not much detail about this.)
Bills - $1.00 allowed secretary for stamps. Oregon Federation books were ready for distribution this meeting. Mr. Singer, an authority on rose trees, from near Salem, was present and talked on a number of things; such as, planting how and when, pruning, and told of some desirable kinds for our particular climate – this was indeed interesting – also, a short talk on the “Tuberous-rooted Begonia” by the secretary. This was time for plant and bulb exchange – and Mrs. Tibbetts donated a number of rooted “Rock Roses” – and numbers were drawn for these. The door prize was a tree rose purchased from Mr. Singer. Dues paid total: = $1.00 Cora Robison, President
Marie Hartzell, Secretary
Garden Tour/Faire 2008
Good News! Things are moving right along for "Something Old - Something New". The decision was made to go with a photograph this year for our Poster and the cover of the Ticket Book. We're not sure just yet if it will be a single picture or perhaps a collage of this years gardens. Vicki Brink is, once again, going to be our designer.
Committee Chairmen please mark your calendars for a "working luncheon" to be held after the February 18th meeting. Details to follow.
Jean and I appreciate all the offers of help - believe me, we will be calling. Enjoy your own gardens! Georgia Queen
Club Interest Groups – 2008
Installing Drip Systems (i.e. Pots)
Beryl Anderson, Jacci Reed, Stephanie Janik, Rosie Greene,
Jacci Reed, Rosie Greene, Sandy Ford, Mildred Reppeto, Joan Wheeler, Barbara Pehrson, Marilyn Coats, Joan Kringen, Ruth Miller, Joan Friese, Georgia Queen, Carla Arriaga, Joanne DeWitt, Beryl Anderson
Cindi Miller, Stephanie Janik, Elsie Carpenter, Patty Sorensen, Lynne Desel, Barbara Pehrson, Joan Wheeler, Mildred Reppeto, Norma Parker, Sharon Gunter, Judy Eggers, Kathleen Bennett, Kim Jongedyk, Gaye Stewart, Georgia Queen, Carla Arriaga, Joanne DeWitt, Marilyn Coats, Julie Hughes, Esther Smith, Evelyn Mundinger, Joan Kringen
Jacci Reed, Elsie Carpenter, Anita Ragsdale, Rosie Greene, Rosemary Vertregt, Margaret Roberts, Lynne Desel, Marilyn Coats, Joan Kringen, Gaye Stewart (willing to teach), Sharon Gunter, Sharon Johnson, Georgia Queen, Carla Arriaga, Jeanee Bruce
Beryl Anderson, Jacci Reed, Patty Sorensen, Rosie Greene, Sandy Ford, Rosemary Vertregt,
Barbara Pehrson, Marilyn Coats, Judy Eggers, Kathleen Bennett, Kim Jongedyk, Georgia Queen, Jean Wheeler, Joanne DeWitt, Amy Eads, Esther Smith
Be sure to check out the books our club donated to the McMinnville Public Library http://mcminnvillegardenclub.org/Macgcinformation.htm You can check their availability at their website http://ccrls.org
Yamhill County Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Annual Native Plant Sale - Tree Sale Benefits Miller Woods Outdoor Education Program. The district's Seventeenth Annual Native Plant Sale will be held February 14 -16, 2008. The event will include over 45-50 species of conifers, hardwood trees and shrubs, under-story species. Orders must be in by Feb. 7th. Order form at: http://www.yamhillswcd.org/proj_events/native_plant.html
Master Gardeners’ 2008 Tree and Shrub Sale
year’s sale is no longer only bare root as we will add container trees and
shrubs for 2008
Friday, February 29 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 1 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 2 - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
100 % of net proceeds to YCMGA College Scholarship Fund for Yamhill County residents attending Oregon Schools and majoring in several Agricultural related disciplines.
NOTE: If you have any pictures of Bernice in her Parade “Royal Regalia” – Send to her son, Gary C. Brown, 2232 42nd Avenue SE, Space 797, Salem, OR 97317 or e-mail to email@example.com
1 - Get-Well cards for Jean Lierman is still in California with her son recovering after her hospitalization.– Send c/o Steve Lierman, PO Box 312, Lake Hughes, CA 93532
2 - Sandy Bolmer
Websites to Check Out
Garden Gates website – January notes
National Gardening Association’s newsletter
February Gardening Chores in the UK
Winter Bird Feeding – Don’t forget the little ones!
McMinnville Garden Club, Organized in 1926,
PO Box 386, McMinnville OR 97128,
As requested, the Garden Faire registration form is on the next page of this newsletter in case you find vendors that you would like to invite to apply.
McMinnville Garden Club Tour & Garden Faire - 2008
Theme: Something OLD and Something NEW
Garden Faire Vendor Registration Form
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2008
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (setup by 9:00 am – stay until 4:00 pm).
Location: Vendor booths will be located at the Farmers
Market area in downtown McMinnville (on
Vendor Cost: $75 for a 10 x 10 display booth area or $125 for a 10 x 20 display booth area (no other sale fees are charged to vendors). In 2007 there were 40 vendors – be sure to register early to reserve your space.
City:________________________ Zip Code:______________________
What is your business specialty that may be featured at the Garden Faire?
1 - I wish to reserve ___ 10 x 10 space(s) (@$75 each) and/or ___ 10 x 20 Space(s) (@ $125 each) at the McMinnville Garden Club Summer Garden Faire to be held on Sunday, June 22, 2008 Farmer’s Market location of Cowls Street between 2nd & 3rd. The Garden Faire will be widely promoted as a “no admission” event open to the public.
2 - Enclosed is my check for $ ____. Please make your check payable to the McMinnville Garden Club.
3 - Registration received by April 15, 2008, will also have your vendor information advertised in our Garden Tour Ticket Booklet. The Garden Tour is a concurrent event that does require a ticket to attend.
Approved by (printed name)___________________________Title:_______________
Please mail your registration form with the appropriate fee to: McMinnville Garden Club c/o Joanne DeWitt, 1833 NW Snowberry Street, McMinnville, OR 97128.
Questions??? Contact Julie Hughes, (503)472-1818 or
Joanne DeWitt, (503)474-9321 email: firstname.lastname@example.org