March 19, 2007 FIELD TRIP 8:30 AM +
month’s meeting is a field trip to
Please plan on arriving by 8:30 to organize our carpools.
Deby Barnhart, will lead us in “Spring Vacation Inspiration”, at 10 AM demonstrating the art of container gardening. After the demonstration we are welcome to look around and shop. We plan on going to lunch after our program across the street from Cornell Farms at the “On Hands Café”.
Dear Gardening Friends,
March is here already, bringing us
springtime and daylight savings time which this year will begin on March 11th. This is by Congressional action and signed by
President Bush giving
Congratulations to the Club for achieving this year’s membership goal of 80 members to commemorate our 80th Birthday. Karen Robertson was the 80th member to join the Club, but several others have also joined bringing our total membership to 82! Growth brings new energy, ideas, experiences and best of all – new gardening friends!
While here in sunny
I understand Kim shared a picture of “Timika”, my new teacup Pomeranian. She is now 5 months old, weighs 3#, 5 oz and is so sweet natured. Timika will join Rosie soon; we’re driving home about March 5th so the 1,000 mile trip could be interesting!
I wish to thank Kim Jongedyk, Past President, for chairing the February meeting, my super Executive Committee, the numerous team leaders, and the 3 who served as conveners for the new areas of Club outreach. Thanks Kim, Sharon and Julie. I look forward to seeing you all at our March meeting/program to be held at Cornell Farms with a demonstration on planting containers. Sincerely,
Gaye Stewart, President
“Backyard Havens” 2007 Garden Tour/Faire
1-Last month Feb. 1934’s notes mentioned choosing a city flower for McMinnville. The club would choose several annuals and then the city could vote by coupon through the local papers. [By April 16, 1934 our club had been chosen to put on the state meeting. The flower committee reported no success with the city flower contest. Nasturtiums received 8 votes, Petunias 7 and Zinnias 6. Because they were busy with the State Convention plans, the flower contest was dropped.]
2-Last year I reported that the Convention was a great success in McMinnville. Nearly 400 attended, and the club thought they would be pleased if 200 delegates showed up. Remember each McMinnville member was asked to donate $2 to help with convention expenses. (Not $20 but $2.00 SM)
3-Interesting note – May 14, 1934, “In preparedness for Garden Club Convention a 6 o’clock no host dinner at Sneeden’s restaurant, 50 cents per plate, with husbands and friends was decided on. Program included Tommie Luke in a practical demonstration of flower arrangement at Melrose Hall on Friday night.”
4- Garden Ramble – Miss Hendrick, chairman of the Garden Ramble (I believe for Convention Delegates later. DM) reported 16 gardens to be visited. Mrs. Herbert Fleishauer offered Regal Lilies for decoration. (for the convention.)
5- June 18, 1934 “Twenty-three members present. Mrs. Burdett told of some things other clubs were doing such as pottery lessons, and Firelogs which were sold at Christmas time. The club plans to have the Pottery teacher here at some time in the future. Bills read, were allowed. Motion passed we pay Janitor at the Library $2.50 for cleaning during our Convention –also pay lights, whatever they are.”
Our thoughts are with Alicia Dimond and Judy Eggers’ son as they recover from their February accidents.
Websites to Check Out
· Starting Seeds from iVillage Garden Web
2007 Dates to Remember:
**March 3, 8:30 AM,
If you have any questions or need additional information please call Bill Miller at 503-474-0541.
**Washington Co. Small
Woodlands Assoc. Native Plant
**“Backyard Havens” Garden Tour June 24, 2007
A BIG thanks to everyone! We are on the way to an incredible Garden Tour/Faire! The chairs of various committees are busy preparing for their tasks and MANY Garden Club members signed up for the variety of activities necessary to support this exciting community event.
I really appreciate ALL of you!!! Patty Sorensen, Chair
Horticulture Julie Maahs
The following provides some general planting guidelines for your summer flowering bulbs, however the planting instructions available on the package should always be referred to, as they are specific to the particular variety.
When - Summer flowering bulbs should not be planted in the ground until after the very last frost. March - April is the given planting time for these bulbs, but can be planted if ground has warmed to 50 degrees.
Tip: Begonias can be planted early indoors, then transplanted into the ground after the last frost.
Location - Bulbs should generally be planted in a sunny location; however lilies and begonias will also flower in partial shade.
Soil-Bulbs can be planted in any type of soil as long as it is well-drained.
Tip: Try adding sand, peat, or compost to the prepared soil that retains excessive moisture (such as clay soils)
Tip: Bulbs do not require fertilizer, however a slow release fertilizer incorporated into the soil will help keep your bulbs healthy.
Depth & Distance - Refer to the package to learn proper placing for each particular variety.
What a pity flowers can utter no sound,
A singing rose, a whispering violet,
a murmuring honeysuckle,
Oh, what a rare and exquisite miracle would this be
Henry Ward Beecher
Little Sprouts Mary Whinery, Membership
What a fantastic turn out we had at our coffee 2/19/07, We have 4 new members: Donna Sterling, Karen Robertson (who is our 80th new member), Les Buchholz, and Vivian Gregory. Lets all welcome them - so glad to have each of you with us!!! In addition we had two guests: Linda Gilbert and Jan Elliott. Our membership has now grown to 82.
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.