Go to fullsize imageGarden  Clippings                 October 2007

McMinnville Garden Club               Vol. 7   No. 2 


Meeting, October 15, 2007

Linda Beutler, Rogerson Clematis Collection


****10:00-11:15 Speaker time this month****


Hillside Retirement Community “Activity Room” at the Manor

900 N. Hill Road McMinnville, OR  97128  503-472-9534

Social time: 9:30AM – 10:00  Business Meeting: 11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Raffle/Wrap-up 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Dessert, coffee and tea will be provided by hostesses: Judy Eggers, Sharon Gunter, Barbara Pehrson, Marjorie Prettyman

Linda Beutler is the curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection which is located at the Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego. The collection includes plants that are unique or exceptionally rare. It is one of the largest assemblages of clematis in the Western Hemisphere with 500 taxa and just under 900 individual plants.

Actual samples of clematis from the Rogerson Collection will be brought by Linda for the members to examine. She will also give a slide presentation about clematis and the history of the Rogerson Clematis Collection.

Field Trip, Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bauman Farms, Woodburn, OR

Car pool from Bethel Baptist Church: 9:30 a.m. Sharp

          Fall is in the air and Bauman Farms have beautiful potted Mums along with other fall nursery items for sale. They also have a country store where you can purchase pumpkins and other fall produce as well as home baked pies and cookies – jams and jellies to store away for the holidays. We’ll lunch in the gardens so bring a sandwich and we can purchase something to drink there. Bauman Farms is also a wonderful place to bring your grandchildren for Halloween fun. On our way home we’ll stop at Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery.

President’s Message

Dear Gardening Friends,

October is here and the frost will soon be on the pumpkins!  Summer has flown by all too quickly, but the best part is that our terrific Garden Club is back in ACTION again for the 2007-08 year.  Field trips are planned, speakers are coming, new educational displays are beautifully prepared, friendships are “blossoming” and much more.

The Pioneer District luncheon will be Thursday, October 18th; pay your $11 to Marilyn Coats, Treasurer by October 6th so she can reserve our lunches.  Let’s have a great turnout to help kickoff the New Year and show our support to our new District officers.

Cathy Burdett and I attended the District Fall Meeting in Beaverton.  You may wish to mark your calendars now as the Pioneer District is hosting the OSFGC Convention June 9-11, 2008 in Wilsonville; planning committees are being formed and we’re invited to participate. We’ve been asked to indicate how many will attend in order to determine room needs and meals.  I’ll have more info at our October meeting.

Our guest speaker this month will be Linda Beutler presenting wonderful information on Clematis and the Rogerson Clematis Collection.  Her presentation will be at 10 a.m. rather than 11:15 a.m.; meeting will follow the speaker.  See you in October!

Bouquets to You,

Gaye Stewart, President  1-503-831-3087

Yearbook Calendar Corrections            Please make these changes in your yearbooks!

October Field Trip – Should be October 24th

February Meeting – Should be February 18th

May Field Trip – Should be May 28th


sept07_edited-1 New Business, September 2007 Please note:  Rather than reading the minutes of the previous meeting each month, action items will be listed here in the newsletter.  Copies of the previous meeting’s minutes will be at the registration table.    
Beverly Mulkey moved, that the Club increase the donation amount to Hillside Retirement Community Facility; the motion was seconded; Gaye stated that a motion has been made to increase the amount to Hillside; Beverly amended her motion and stated that the amount be  $200.00 per year.  Gaye said, the motion before you is to increase the donation to Hillside Retirement in the amount of $200.00 per year.  It was moved, seconded and carried by the members.




November 3, Mosaic Stepping Stones

Mark your calendar!  Saturday, November 3, from 1:00-4:00 is our Fall Yard Art activity at Patty Sorensen’s house.  We will be guided through making a mosaic stepping stone.  The leader provides the patterns, mosaic supplies, and then takes our finished art and turns it into a stepping stone!  Cost is $25 per stone.  Invite friends.  Arrive anytime between 1:00 and 2:30 dressed for working in a garage.  Hope to see you there!


Daffodil Bulbs Update from Evelyn:

Daffodil bulbs will not be available this year. Elise Havens reports that in addition to processing
their orders, they are digging up old fields and planting new ones. They haven’t time to get the
‘field runs’ bagged this year, but she invited us to try next year


Poison Oak and Ivy’s Pal                                                                               Janice Hudson

Poison Oak and Ivy has some competition from a common plant known as Wild Parsnip.  The Latin name for Wild Parsnip is Pastinaca sativa.  It contains chemicals in the leaves, stems, and fruits that, when they get on your skin, can leave painful welts and burns that are usually attributed to stinging nettles, poison oak, or insect bites.   The chemical burn usually shows up 24 to 48 hours after the juice gets on your skin, so most of the time you don’t know where it could have come from!  The plant grows in full sun and is found along roadsides, in state parks and recreational areas in all but a few southeastern states and Hawaii.

You may not like what it does to you, but the plant really is attractive.  It blooms in summer and has flat-topped yellow blossoms that are reminiscent of Queen Anne’s Lace.  You can brush against it but don’t pick a bouquet or weed whack it without wearing protective clothes. Treat the affected area like a second-degree burn.  Use a medicated ointment and keep it covered with a bandage until healed.  The burn typically goes away in a few days. See your doctor if it doesn’t.


 2008 Garden Tour/Faire                                            Jean Lierman/Georgia Queen

Invitations were sent to the 2008 Garden Tour Homeowners inviting them to join the Garden Club for the coming year.  All their gardens are beautiful and it is so gracious of them to share with our visitors.  We have scheduled a Garden Tour Meeting, October 26, 2007 at 9:30 AM at Jean Lierman’s home. We’ll be calling the committee chairs to remind you.


2008 Committee List:

Chairs                  Jean Lierman/Georgia Queen

Garden Faire        Julie Hughes and Joanne DeWitt

Advertising         YOUR NAME COULD BE HERE

Day of Tour          Kathleen Bennett, Barbara Pehrson, Cathy Burdett

Horticulture           Evelyn Mundinger

Information Line   Sandy Bolmer      

Map                      Rosina Morgan


Reader Boards    YOUR NAME COULD BE HERE       

Restaurants          Jan Hudson

Signs                    Stephanie Janik

Ticket Book          Vickie Brink         

Tickets                  Kim Jongedyk

Treasurer              Marilyn Coats

Farmers Market    Jacci Reed

As you can see, there are several openings to fill on the committee.  Interested?  We’d love to have your help.  Remember, we need all your support to make this event happen!


Go to fullsize imageClub History                                             Dorothy Mathieson

October 16, 1934

Eighteen members of the Garden Club and one visitor met at the home of Mrs. Irwin.  Mrs. Crabtree assistant hostess.  Flowers had been furnished for the Chamber of Commerce luncheon tables by the committee in the Garden Club.  Mrs. Crabtree thanked everyone who had contributed in any way toward making the recently held flower show a success.  Communication from Mrs. Carrie Mills, of Corvallis, chairman of the State Radio Committee, stating they are planning their programs for the “Garden Hour” from KOAC station, and would like a report, and other material timely and interesting from our club.

Letter from St. Helens club received, enclosing a formula for making “fairy logs”.

Bills allowed and ordered paid were for labor during the flower show:  $3:00;  40 cents to Harper Jamison;  and 20 cents to Sunset Drug for a total of $3.60.

Mrs. Chenowith gave a brief account of our visit to Newberg, September 29, during their Farm Products Show, and our enjoyment of the Crites Dahlia Gardens and luncheon. Mrs. Crabtree gave a splendid garden calendar from the Sunset magazine.  She had previously prepared a very lovely arrangement of fruits, and one of vegetables for our enjoyment.

1934 garden experiences given by each member proved to be very interesting as well as instructive.  Thorough preparation of the soil was stressed by several members.  As a closing feature there was the exchange of bulbs among members.  Mrs. Pearson, secretary pro-tem.


MCj04039650000%5b1%5dWebsites to Check Out


GardenGateMagazine.com                                       Dancingoaks.com

Fancyhibiscus.com                                                   Gardenmarkers.com

PlantAdventures.com (horticultural trips)               Thebulbcrate.com

Musserforests.com (natives)                                    Colorblends.com (great bulbs)

MossAcres.com (mosses)


Little Sprouts                                                     Kathleen Bennett, Membership

Welcome back to Fall (my favorite time of the year) and to Garden Club activities. The planned events for this year sound interesting and fun. The educational and social opportunities offered are there for the taking!  Four new members joined the Club at the September meeting. We are pleased to welcome Lisa Lyman, Carla Latimer, Beryl Anderson, and Betsy Wilson. Look them up at the next meeting and introduce yourself.



This story is about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

IMG_0037_edited-1There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.     (Author Unknown)


September Field Trip


     Nineteen Garden Club members enjoyed a gorgeous sunny day on the field trip to Carlton Plants and Monrovia Nursery in September.  Each member was kindly given a Physocarpus opul ‘Diabolo’ Nine Bark to plant in their own yard.  They learned a lot about the complex journey of a single plant from seed to market from Allan Elliott and enjoyed the school bus ride through the fields.





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

9:30-10:00 AM  - Social Time

10:00 AM – 11:15 PM Business Mtg.

11:15-12:00 – Program

12:00 – 12:15 Wrap-up

    Optional Brown Bag Lunch

Hillside, Activity Room,

900 NW Hill Road,

McMinnville, OR

Meetings are open to the public.

          Executive Board

President            Gaye Stewart

Past President     Kim Jongedyk

Vice President    Cathy Burdett

Secretary            Amy Eads

Treasurer            Marilyn Coats

           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 Gaye Stewart  

or 503-434-4344 for info.


            Committee Chairs 2007-08

Awards/Recognition          Cathy Burdett

Backyard Habitat              Jan Hudson

Cleanup On Wheels           Sharon Gunter

Clipboard Chair                 Judy Eggers

Field Trips                           Judy Eggers

Friends w/ Local Nurseries  Julie Hughes

Garden Tour Co-Leaders    Jean Lierman &  

                                            Georgia Queen

Garden Faire Co-Leaders   Joanne DeWitt &                

                                           Julie Hughes

Habitat for Humanity       Ann Silverthorne &                      

                                            Stephanie Janik

Historian                              Dorothy Mathiesen

Horticulture                        Jan Elliott

Hospitality                           Elsie Carpenter

Hospitality Assistant         Anita Ragsdale

Library Plant Caretaker Sandy Ford

Membership                        Kathleen Bennett

Membership Assistant     Kim Jongedyk

Newsletter                            Patty Sorensen

Newsletter Assistant           Sandy Bolmer

Nominations                        Kim Jongedyk

Parliamentarian                                Sharon Gunter

Philanthropic                      Cindi Miller

Photography                       Sandy Ford

Post Office Landscape      Joanne DeWitt &

                                           Barbara Pehrson

Publicity-PR                        Vicki Brink

Scholarships                        Ann Silverthorne

Sunshine                               Joan Friese

Telephone                            Vicki Brink

Website                                 Patty Sorensen

Yard of the Month             Stephanie Janik

Yearbook                             Kim Jongedyk

Yearbook Assistant            Gaye Stewart


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

 Kathleen Bennett know names and

 addresses.  We would love to send

them our newsletter for two months.