May 21, 2007
Hydrangeas in the Garden
Social time: 10:30 a.m.-Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:
Dessert, coffee & tea provided by hostesses:
Beverly Mulkey, Arlene Kempf, Mary Whinery and
Program: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Kay Snortum
Kay will be sharing with us her
knowledge about Hydrangeas in the Garden. She will be sharing pruning
techniques, fertilizer options and appropriate containers for varieties of
hydrangeas. Kay Snortum is the owner of
May 14, 2007, Field trip **before our May meeting!
Car pool from
Carol Adelman, is prepared to talk to us about growing Peonies. She’s been doing educational programs for years and is excited that we’re coming. There will be tree and bush peonies available for purchase. Many wish the peony had a longer bloom period, but it blooms longer than the iris and as long as the azalea. Carol Adelman hosts a Garden Club week in which she does educational programs for many clubs all week. It’s generally held the week just after Mother’s Day each May.Lunch at the Chalet restaurant near the freeway interchange is recommended. Judy has also located some bonus stops on the way…Schreiner's Iris Garden with a gift shop and Egan’s Nursery full of unusual plants. Hope the trunks can hold all of our treasures from this trip! Call Judy Eggers if you will be going and haven’t signed up yet.
Dear Gardening Friends,
It’s May already! Our gardens have awakened in all their beautiful glory providing rich colors, texture and gentle fragrance. We are blessed!
I would like you to think about an idea we will discuss at the May meeting, but I wanted you to have some “think time”. As a President’s Project could our Club create a cookbook filled with our favorite rendition of recipes, gardening tips, floral photos, plant information and more? The finished books could be placed for sale in those nurseries we’ve established a connection with, as well as local bookstores. Each member could sell to friends and buy for gifts. We could highlight our 80 years as a Club as well. People love cookbooks and many collect them. Think about the kernel idea and we’ll discuss it under new business.
Election of 2007-08 Officers will be another important item of business in May’s meeting. Cindi Miller, Chair of the Nominating Committee, presented the slate of officers-elect at the April meeting. They include: Gaye Stewart – President; Cathy Burdett – Vice President; Amy Eads – Secretary; and Marilyn Coats – Treasurer.
The State Convention will be held
Thanks to Patty Sorensen and her Co-Chairs Georgia Queen, Jean Lierman, Margaret Roberts and Judy Eggers for all their leadership and organizational skills used in getting us ready for the coming Garden Tour and Garden Faire – 2007. “Backyard Havens” includes 6 wonderful gardens plus the big, diverse garden vendor faire. Tell your friends and neighbors to hold the date of June 24 and you’ll get them tickets.
Enjoy these spring days and I look
forward to seeing each of you May 14 for the field trip to Adelman’s
Blooms, Gaye Stewart, President
“Backyard Havens” Garden Tour June 24, 2007
Right after this month’s club meeting we will be holding a meeting for the garden tour/faire committee. Everyone is invited! We will also have a meeting Thursday, June 7 from 10-12 at Patty’s house. Mark your calendars ahead!
Our printing order is complete, the postcards to previous attendees have been mailed and the race is on! Lists of all the current volunteers for the various committees will be posted at this month’s meeting. Be sure to check what you’re scheduled for and add your name anywhere you can! This month is everyone’s turn to start practicing their selling and publicity skills! Gaye will demonstrate how to easily survive approaching others about purchasing tickets to our Garden Tour & Faire. Who amongst us will beat her record last year of selling 28 tickets? At only $10 they make great gifts too! Kim will be passing out four ticket booklets and four postcards to each garden club member. It is expected that each member will sell at least four tickets and mail the four postcards to others to entice them into purchasing the tickets. 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 should 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 which starts Thursday, May 31st. 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, postcards, etc. to print if you need more!
Garden Author To Visit Mac!
Thursday June 14, 7
Floral Prozac: Barbara Blossom Ashmun will bring bouquet of flowers from her garden and identify the plants, then read from the Luxury of Bouquets in the newly republished Married to My Garden (William, James & Co.). Time for Q & A, followed by book signing and sales. For other appearances check her website at: http://www.barbarablossom.com
Our Garden Club is one of the sponsors for this event so be sure to mark you calendars to attend. Gaye said that Barbara is requesting that attendees wear their favorite garden hat. She is going to pick her favorite and give that person an autographed copy of her new book. Spread the word to other garden lovers!
May Yard of the Month
May’s yard of the month has been given to Bob and
Delores. Their home is located at
Please either bring your annual membership fee of $12 to the May meeting or mail them to Jacci Reed, treasurer. Jacci would LOVE to have the membership monies collected before she turns over the books to Marilyn Coats, next year’s treasurer, in late June!
Meet Marilyn Coats Vicki Brink
Marilyn and her husband, Garry, retired to McMinnville four
years ago. Marilyn was originally from the Midwest (
The garden center at Hertz
Rental is closing in early May
so as of now their plant material is 30% off. They have
provided addresses where we can express our sentiments about
this closure. Send your comments to: Bryan Harrington, Hertz Equipment Rental Corp.,
Add the July 11th Field Trip to Your Calendars!
Garden Club History August 20, 1934 Dorothy Mathiesen
“Meeting called to order in
Minutes were read and amended to read Bill of $31.95 instead of $22.10 for flower holders. Yearbooks for ’34 and ’35 were passed out and our president explained some interesting things for the new year. After some discussion it was decided to have our meeting place and date in the local paper following the meeting and just before the next one. Floral committee appreciates flower donations for the Chamber of Commerce dinners held on Monday of each week. Call or deliver what flowers you have.
No definite plans at this meeting for Flower Show. We’ll leave everything in the hands of committee with date published in local paper as soon as decided. It was also decided to use only blue ribbons as prizes. Mrs. Dielschneider read about Phlox and Miss Stout brought a bowl of lilies, the two flowers studied at this meeting. Nine persons paid dues. $4.50 Punch and cookies were served by the hostesses and were greatly enjoyed.”
Bag Ladies Strike Again
A group of ten Garden Club members cleaned up Third Street, on Monday, April 20, 2007 and then were treated to a great lunch at McMenamins. Rumor has it there are a few sore backs, hands, and knees!
Sunshine Joan Friese
Joanie Smith’s husband, David, recently passed away. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she faces each new day.
There have been reports of several minor accidents to our members including Joan Friese and Mary Whinery.
Website to Check Out
The Gardener’s Network http://www.gardenersnet.com/birds/ Great info on birds and gardens!
Horticulture Julie Maahs
Time to Fertilize! Those cherished gems of marigolds, cosmos, geraniums and the like,many hued colors we all cannot resist when Nature shows us the slightest promise of spring. These plants are in need of some special attention. Fertilize now and there will be beautiful blossoms all through to midsummer.
Use a 10.10.10
Fertilizer at a rate of 1pound per 100 foot row. Apply evenly around the plants
and scratch it into the soil. Water regularly and thoroughly if spring rains
are sparse.( here in the
Fertilize Iris, apply a 5.10.5 Granular or slow-released fertilizer to your Iris to help *promote more blooms. You want the second number in the fertilizer the Phosphorus to be the largest number. Scatter a handful around each plant and water well.
At our next meeting I will have a handout if you will in regard to: Region Description: Pacific Northwest
This is a run down of the Zones i.e.; Hardiness, Climate and the Growing season provided by NGA - National Gardening Association. other great information can be found by going to www.garden.org
Garden Calendar Schedules are still available through me for $ 4.95 ea.
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.