Go to fullsize imageGarden Clippings                                June 2008

McMinnville Garden Club                         Vol. 7   No. 10


June 16, 2008, 10:30-3:00

End of the Year Luncheon

Officer Installation & a Tour of 3 Gardens

Hillside Retirement Community “Activity Room” at the Manor


     Join us for a fabulous luncheon catered by Hillside.  Cost is $15.  Your payment for this luncheon must be to Marilyn Coats, treasurer, by June  1st.    We’ll be celebrating the end of a very successful year, last minute planning for our Garden Tour/Faire, installation of our new officers and then a fun tour of three members’ gardens:  Georgia Queen, Ann Silverthorne, and Cindi Miller.  Be there!

 A BIG HUG to all of this year’s officers for a job extremely well done!


Officers for 2008-09: Kathy Burdett, President; Ann Silverthorne, Vice-President;  Patty Sorensen, Treasurer; Elsie Carpenter, Secretary


Dues Due:  Don’t forget to also get your yearly dues of $12 to Marilyn before July so we can include everyone in the Fall directory. 


The President’s Corner

Dear Gardening Friends,

            This President’s article for June will be my last one for my term as your President.  The two years quickly passed by, and were filled with activities, involvement, growth, progress, fun and friendships.  I’ll talk in more detail at the Celebration/Installation Luncheon on Monday, June 16th.  Please come to celebrate our Club!

With the arrival of June and the impending lazy days of summer, one might consider “kicking back” to enjoy the flowers, birds and butterflies, but not the McMinnville Garden Club!  We have much to do in the month of June!  Interest groups will continue meeting; the field trip to the Oregon Garden in Silverton will be June 6th;  the OSFC State Convention is June 9-11 in Wilsonville; the Celebration/Installation Luncheon is June 16th (which will include 3 Garden Tours); and members are busily selling tickets to friends for our Garden Tour on June 22nd, plus inviting everyone to the free Garden Faire, with many new vendors. 

This is a busy month with the income-generating event, convention, celebration/ installation and other annual wrap-up activities!  Come join me in a BIG finish for a successful year of our Garden Club!  Please call (503-831-3087) if you need any information.

Bouquets to You,

Gaye Stewart, Club President


June Field Trip, June 6th

The field trip for June is to the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Date:  June 6, leaving via carpool from Bethel Baptist Church parking lot at 9:00.  We can either by lunch there or bring our own.  The first 15 members will be free, there is one Master Gardener ticket which will admit 2, so any additional people will be charged the $8.00 fee which will be shared by all of us.  There also will be a $8.00 fee for the tram ride per person.  It should be a beautiful day for this trip so fingers crossed.  For more information, contact Judy Eggers, the clipboard Queen.


June 16th Meeting Lunch Reservations

We will enjoy a catered lunch for our June 16th Officer’s Installation.  Cost is $15.  The menu will be available at the May meeting.  Reservations need to be to our treasurer, Marilyn Coats by June 1st.  Don’t miss this fun year-end event!


Motion from May Meeting:

            Members in attendance at the May meeting voted in favor of the new slate of officers and to purchase the tickets we received for the Treasure Chest raffles at the State Convention in June.

Interest Groups Info  Mark Your Calendars Ahead! The Garden Art breakout interest group will meet next on July 21st at Beryl Anderson’s home.  We will carpool from the Bethel Baptist parking lot at 9:00 AM..  Please bring your rock, a #1 liner brush and a #2 flat brush.  Patterns and paint will be provided.



Yard of the Month

Be sure to keep checking the website this summer for our Yard of the Month choices. 


Garden Tour/Faire, June 22, 2008


Something Old and Something New


On Friday,  June 13th at 10 AM, we will hold a meeting for the garden tour/faire committee at Georgia’s home.  Just dessert and coffee this time! Everyone is invited just to fill everybody in on all the latest developments.  We promise it will be short and sweet!  Please mark your calendars and let us know if you can come!

Lists of all the current volunteers for the various committees will be available at the May meeting.  Be sure to check what you’re scheduled for and add your name anywhere you can! We need ALL the help we can get.  Be sure to mark your calendars for the Garden Workers Tour on June 21st.

This month is everyone’s turn to start practicing their selling and publicity skills!  Kim will be passing out four tickets to each member and at only $10 they make great gifts!  It is expected that each member will sell at least four tickets.  PLEASE contact all your friends and remind them of the date.  They can purchase tickets from you or from our booth at the Farmers Market on Thursdays and, of course, the day of the tour.  REMEMBER, this is our one money making activity of the year to support all of our community gardening projects. Let’s amaze our community with hundreds of attendees to this signature garden tour and faire! 

By the end of the month, the posters will be up so garden lovers can mark their calendars to save the date!  We also will be promoting the event at the Farmer’s Market starting on Thursday, May 29st.  Drop by if you’re at the market and pick up more tickets, flyers, posters, etc. Keep checking the website for additional information and posters to print if you need more!

Georgia and Jean   503-472-2618 & 503-472-2054


Yamhill County Fair NEEDS Your Flowers!

This year’s YC Fair is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, July 30 – August 2, 2008. The Theme will be “Squawks, Neighs, and Country Ways!!”  We are hoping to have a great showing this year of our club member’s flowers and displays.  More information will be available at the June meeting but you can plan ahead to get your entrees ready probably on July 29th!


June 12, 11:30, Day of Tour Garden Greeters Meeting

This is a “bring your own brown bag” lunch, Drinks and dessert are provided.

Directions to Kathleen Bennett’s son's farm for lunch in the Orchard:  From MAC take Highway 18 to Dayton Exit. This is Wallace Road. Go through town and follow Wallace Rd to the first left after the 4mile marker. This is Greenacre Rd.  Follow Greenacre Rd as it turns to the right and go to the little white house you can see from the turn.


Websites to Check Out:


1-Renee’s Garden website:  Gourmet Vegetables & Kitchen Herbs & Cottage Garden Flowers.



2-Organic Gardening Month by Month


"Kind hearts are the gardens;
kind thoughts are the roots;
kind words are the flowers;
kind deeds are the fruits."

-   English Proverb



McMinnville Garden Club, Organized in 1926,

PO Box 386, McMinnville OR 97128, 


Information: 503-434-4344