McMinnville Garden Club Vol. 7 No. 2
Meeting, October 15, 2007
Linda Beutler, Rogerson Clematis Collection
****10:00-11:15 Speaker time this month****
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
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
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
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
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
Publicity (Media) YOUR NAME COULD BE HERE
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!
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.
Websites to Check Out
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.
“THAT’S NOT MY JOB”
This story is about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There 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
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 &
Garden Faire Co-Leaders Joanne DeWitt &
Habitat for Humanity Ann Silverthorne &
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 &
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.