Progressive Lunch and Installation of New Officers
We will carpool from the
Appetizers - at Barbara Pehrson's home
Main Course - at Margaret Robert's home
12:45 to 2:00
Dessert and Installation of New Officers - at Judy Peden's home
Right next door to Margaret's
President Gaye Stewart
Vice President Beverly Mulkey
Secretary Mildred Reppeto
Treasurer Jacci Reed
Please call or email Sandy Ford Sandys_hillside@onlinemac.com
to sign up by
the 15th of June.
A big THANKS to our current board for all their hard work and dedication to our club and gardening in McMinnville. Thanks so much for sharing you time and talents with us all!
Two years being your president for our Garden Club has been
very interesting and rewarding. Membership is up from the past year and
continues to grow. What comes from new members is energy and desire to help
make our club the best it can be. Having a large membership helps spread the
work around so everyone can take part in the rewards that are reaped from the
efforts to give back to our community. Many projects have been completed this
year: the new flower pole at the The Cozine House, the purchase of the Historic lamp and flower
pole downtown on
The garden tour is almost here, I hope you are out selling tickets, and remember there is an awesome reward for the most tickets sold. The winner will be announced after the tour, good luck to all of you!
I look forward to seeing all of you at our Progressive Luncheon on June 19th. I will be thanking everyone that helped in making this year a great success, installing your new officers and recapping the year. Just a reminder, if you haven’t already, please call or email Sandy Ford to turn in your reservation as soon as possible
Thanks to all of you for a great year I enjoyed being your
president for two years and am ready to pass the trowel on to our next
Sell Those Garden Tour Tickets!
Don't forget that the Garden Club
member who sells the most tickets will be treated to two nights donated by a
club member at The Landing in
Garden Tour & Faire
Time is flying by and the Garden
Tour and Faire are just around the corner! The success of this event is
dependent upon each one of us. Give it
your all so we can continue to support the many gardening activities and gifts
we are able to give to our community. There will be a pre-tour again this year
on the Saturday (June 24) prior to our Sunday tour. All Garden Club members are invited to join
the five garden owners on a tour of this year's gardens. We ask that
other family members wait for the Garden Tour on Sunday please. This is a
special quick preview for Garden Club members only. We'll meet in the
parking lot of
Garden Tour Co-Chairs
Keep checking our website for Garden Tour & Faire updates and sneak previews as well as access to the posters and flyers for printing.
Save Plant Boxes
The Garden Faire asks you to save
the plant boxes that you bring your plants home in from nurseries, etc. They
are the flat boxes with a small lip on the sides. We would like a supply to give to folks at
the Faire who purchase items and need to carry them to their cars. Bring these
to our Garden Club meeting in June. Thanks a bunch! Farmer's Market Booth
Post Office Plants
Have you noticed how great the flower bed at the Post Office looks? The Garden Club elves have been busy keeping it looking beautiful. Thanks, ladies!
Remember this date too! The
LADY BUGS......IE.....GOOD BUGS!
There are many kinds of beneficial insects in our backyard habitats. Parasitic wasps, praying mantis spiders but there is one that is an extraordinary workhorse; the Ladybug or Lady Beetle. This one is a keeper from the start.
The lifecyle of the ladybug is between 4 to 6 weeks. In the Spring an adult ladybug lays up to 300 eggs in a Aphid colony (bad bugs).the eggs hatch in 2 -5 days. The newly hatched larvae feed on aphids for up to three weeks. This stage is somewhat confusing to most. It doesn't look anything like a ladybug, from it's nose to its tail if you will. I liken them to tiny armadillos with fangs! You will find them by the droves climbing in, on and around your trees, shrubs and flowers, but not to worry, they won't hurt you and please don't run for the insecticide ,these critters are on the hunt for food (aphids) so a the end of three weeks they can go into the next stage of their little lives the pupa.
Now then, the ladybug emerges in about 1 week, be aware they don't have those memorable spots we all recognize, these lovely spots show up 24 hours later.
The local Nursery centers sell Ladybugs, when you bring them to your backyard habitat, you will want to lightly water the area you wish to let them go into. They will be thirsty. When their thirst is satisfied they will go on the hunt for tasty Aphids. That's it, nothing more for you to do, but sit back and enjoy the beauty of your garden. Happiness to you all,
"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
Cozine House Baskets Up!
Be sure to drive by the Cozine
House and admire the flower baskets and post.
Baskets are also in place at
A generous donation was received from Garden Club member, Fred Koch and his wife, for our flower baskets. Merri Sager of Hidden Treasures gave a donation to the "Bag Ladies" in thanks for their hard work in cleaning up the tree wells on third. Thanks, folks!
Megan Penrose won the scholarship as a Landscape/Art major. We look forward to following her progress.
June Yard of the House
June's yard of the month is at 1163
“Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink,
taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
Henry David Thoreau
being the transition from spring to summer, offers plenty time to seek out
those special plant(s) to fill that empty space in the garden. Go for it.
-To grow bushy dahlias, pinch out the growing tip after the third or fourth
set of leaves has formed and then fertilize.
-Now is the time to move indoor house plants outside for cleaning, grooming, repotting and summer growth.
-Sow veggie and annual flower seeds directly into the garden.
-Watch for signs of infestations. Wood ashes spread around plants will repel
cutworms. BT(Bacillus thuringiensus) a bacterium, is a control for cabbageworm.
-Lilacs have bloomed and should be pruned.
-Remove weeds by hoeing (or other method) and mulch plants.
JULY gardening is dominated by maintenance chores, most importantly, watering. As the rains end, begin watering lawns and gardens with about one inch per week.
-Check out nurseries for plant sales.
-Deadhead flowers for continuous bloom – especially annuals.
-Last chance to groom Rhodies and Azaleas before next year’s blooms set.
-Sow pansies and autumn crocus for fall color – biennials for next year.
-Fertilize plants which appear to need perking up.
-Shear lavender for a second bloom cycle.
AUGUST is the golden season as the yellows and oranges seem to predominate
the color scheme.
-Dry flowers and herbs and gather seeds for next year.
-Take cuttings of geraniums and fuchsias to start next year’s plants.
-Sow lettuce and spinach for fall harvest.
-Continue watering your lawn and garden
Recycle Those Pots!
It has been reported that you can recycle your plastic pots after you plant
your new purchases at Kraemer's and at the
Two New Members!
We have two new members to add to your directories. Please welcome Rosie Green and Alicia Dimond. Their contact information will be available at the meeting. Due to publication of the newsletter online, we will not add it here.
McMinnville Garden Club was called to order in the
Miss Hawley, Pres. Marie Hartzell, Sec. Dorothy Mathiesen
Enjoy each and every day! No new illnesses to report, just a lot of members with sore muscles from working in their yards.
Websites to Check Out
Garden Clippings From Around the Web http://voices.gardenweb.com
Roses Gathering has a great list of gardening books and information on roses http://www.rosegathering.com/gengardening.html
Garden Fitness http://www.gardenfitness.com/garden_fitness_plan.htm
How to Prevent a Sore Back http://www.ccachiro.org/Client/cca/cca.nsf/web/PR%20April%2029-04%20Spine?OpenDocument
Organized in 1926
Backyard Habitat Julie Maahs
Garden Tour 2006 Judy Eggers
Garden Faire 2006 Gaye Stewart
Historian Dorothy Mathiesen
Horticulture Eveyln Mundinger
Hospitality Rosemary Vertregt
Membership Sandy Bolmer
Newsletter Patty Sorensen
Parliamentarian Gaye Stewart
Publicity/PR Sandy Ford
Scholarship Cindi Miller
Sunshine Joan Friese
Telephone Mary Whinery
Yard of Month Ruth
Mulkey, Anne Silverthorne,
Yearbook Kim Jongedyk
The newsletter deadline for submission of
articles for our monthly newsletter is
the last day of the previous month.
Please send them to Patty Sorensen.
Do you know of any prospective
Garden Club members? Be sure to let
Sandy Bolmer know names and
addresses. We would love to send
them our newsletter for three months.