Go to fullsize imageGarden  Clippings                           June 2006

McMinnville Garden Club                                       Vol. 5   No. 10  


                                               June 19, 2006

Progressive Lunch and Installation of New Officers


We will carpool from the Bethel Baptist Church at 325 NW Baker Creek Rd. to being our journey. Look forward to a wonderful day visiting with each other and viewing our hosts beautiful homes and gardens.


11:00 - 11:45 am
Appetizers - at Barbara Pehrson's home

2016 NW Woodland Dr.


11:45 to 12:45 pm
Main Course - at Margaret Robert's home
1069 NW Baker Crest Ct.


12:45 to 2:00 pm
Dessert and Installation of New Officers - at Judy Peden's home
Right next door to Margaret's

2006-07 Officers

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!


President’s Message

Hello Ladies!

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 Third Street, our club's donation of $1000 for new horticulture books at the Library and the $1000 scholarship awarded to a deserving student of Yamhill County. I look forward to being a part of our club next year knowing that all our new officers will be wonderful and inspired us with new ideas and projects for next year. With this club, anything is possible.


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 president, Gaye Stewart.


Respectfully yours,

Kim Jongedyk


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 Newport.  Check it out at:  http://www.thelandingatnewport.com/   Who will be the lucky winner?  Get busy selling those tickets.  If you need more be sure to contact Sandy Bolmer.




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 Bethel Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, to carpool. See you then!                    Judy Eggers and Patty Sorensen

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 06/01/2006


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 Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc’s 2006 State Convention, “Roses, Roses, Roses” will be June 12-14 at the Red Lion at the Convention Center in Portland.


Backyard Habitat



     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 Joe Dancer Park. Special thanks to Sharon Gunter for her determination to complete this project.

Thank You!

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!


Scholarship Awarded

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 Vista.  A picture of Trisha & Aaron's house was not available at press time.  Watch the website this summer for June, July, and August's winners!



         “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


Hort. Beat

JUNE, 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

                                                                                                 Evelyn Mundinger

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 Recycling Center by the office near the rocks and lawn debris area.


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.


Club History

Go to fullsize imageAugust 21, 1933

McMinnville Garden Club was called to order in the garden of Mrs. Pearson with 20 members responding to roll call. Some very interesting literature on preservation of forests at Crater Lake was read.  Yearbooks were ready for distribution and passed to all present. There are plans for a flower show sometime in the future, nothing definite as yet.  A bill for $7.75 was allowed at the Telephone Register (present News Register) for yearbooks.  Mrs. Robinson had a garden calendar which was instructive. (What to plant at what times?  DM) Speakers for this meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis of Canby.  Mr. Ellis gave some highlights of his knowledge on Gladiolas, and Mrs. Ellis explained how she grew Pansies.  A lovely display of both flowers were there.  Glads were not judged until too late for these minutes. Mrs. Robison also gave a practical flower demonstration of arrangement.  Meeting adjourned after which Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Robison served refreshments.    

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


McMinnville Garden Club

Organized in 1926

PO Box 386

McMinnville OR 97128


Information: 503 434 4344

Meeting Information

Meeting Day:  Third Monday

September through June

10:30-11 AM  Social Time

 11 AM – 1 PM

Optional Brown Bag Lunch

Covenant Church, Fireside Room,

2155 West 2nd, McMinnville, OR

Meetings are open to the public.


Executive Board

President          Kim Jongedyk

Vice President  Sandy Ford

Secretary          Judy Eggers

Treasurer          Mildred Reppeto


Conservation Pledge

I pledge to protect and conserve

the natural resources of the planet Earth,

and promise to promote education,

so we may be caretakers to our air, water,

forests, land, and wildlife.


Ongoing Projects

Summer Garden Tour

The Oregon Garden Support

Scholarships for Horticulture

National Garden Week

Garden of the Month

Blue Star Memorial Marker

City Beautification

“Garden Clippings” is a monthly

 publication of the McMinnville Garden Club.

 Contact Kim Jongedyk, (503-434-9130),

or 503-434-4344 for info.

Committee Chairs

Backyard Habitat  Julie Maahs

Garden Tour 2006 Judy Eggers

                   Patty Sorensen

Garden Faire 2006 Gaye Stewart

Historian         Dorothy Mathiesen

Horticulture    Eveyln Mundinger

Hospitality       Rosemary Vertregt

Membership    Sandy Bolmer

Newsletter       Patty Sorensen

                   Anne Silverthorne

Parliamentarian Gaye Stewart

Publicity/PR   Sandy Ford

Scholarship     Cindi Miller

Sunshine          Joan Friese

Telephone        Mary Whinery

Yard of Month Ruth Miller, Beverly

                         Mulkey, Anne Silverthorne,

                         Rosemary Vertregt

Yearbook         Kim Jongedyk

                   Sandy Ford

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.