McMinnville Garden Club Vol. 7 No. 1
September 17, 2007 ***9:30-12:15 !!!
Hillside Community Retirement “Activity Room”
900 NW Hill Road, McMinnville, Or 97128
NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGE
President’s Message President Gaye Stewart
Welcome to the Summer of the Green Tomato! Our unusual weather has either “helped” or “hindered” the success of some plants. My raspberries have continued producing while only a few tomatoes have ripened. Perhaps a long Indian Summer will come.
Remember the June survey you completed? The results have been compiled and utilized by your new Executive Board in planning for the 81st year of the Club. The areas to be implemented include:
1) New Meeting Schedule: 9:30 – 10:00 Visiting
Refreshments; 10:00 – 11:15 Business Meeting; 11:15 – 12:00 Program; and 12:00 – 12:15 Raffle/Wrap-up;
2) Meeting Content: Programs – new ideas/topics and presenters; Reports – fewer in meeting (will utilize the newsletter); Raffles – nursery gift certificates; and Room Arrangement Change;
3) Field Trips – new, different and special visitations; and
4) Yearbook Format – notebook version plus membership booklet with names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
We are looking forward to a great Club year. Bring your enthusiasm, ideas and love of gardening to share with each other. I hope each member will faithfully attend the monthly meeting to learn, share, and develop, or strengthen, bonds of friendship with one another. Remember – together we make a great Club!
I’m looking forward to our September 17th meeting at the Hillside Retirement Community, Manor Activities Room starting at 9:30 a.m. (new time)
September Garden Club field trip: Judy Eggers
Wednesday, September 19 9:30
Carlton Plants with Allan Elliott (husband of Jan).
Allan will walk us through the how and whys of plant propagation and the various stages. He will speak to us about their company and how they propagate plants and trees and then we'll go by bus through the fields to see how it works. We'll carpool from Bethel Baptist Church parking lot at 9:30 a.m., arriving at Carlton Plants at 10:00. After the Carlton Plant tour we'll head to Monrovia Nursery Display Gardens and Jay will take us on a walking tour explaining what, how and why this nursery has planted these beautiful gardens. These gardens are open to the public and the plants are well marked. What's more, it's in our own back yard. No lunch stop for this tour.
Article about Carlton Plants: http://www.oan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=232
Monrovia Nursery history: http://www.answers.com/topic/monrovia-nursery-company?cat=biz-fin
Garden Tour 2007 Patty Sorensen
A BIG thanks to the fabulous tour homeowners and every garden club member who helped with the 2007 Garden Tour and Faire! Who would have believed that we would be about 40 degrees LOWER in temperature than last year? Last year we got wet with sweat, this year with showers! 586 visitors enjoyed the gardens and faire. We profited $6,146.96 to continue our community horticultural activities. I can’t thank you enough for your support and energies!
'Plant Xchange' Marilyn Coats
This column will be for extra plants that you would like to find a home for. It will include your name, plant name and a phone number or email so the interested person can contact you. Give me a call (472-4984) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me with the information.
Garden Tour 2008 Jean Lierman & Georgia Queen
Hope you all have had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the 2008 Garden Tour on June 22, 2008. Save the date!!!
Yippee!!! We have all five Gardens selected for the 2008 Garden Tour. Georgia and I want to sincerely thank the selection committee who helped us through this process. Sharon Gunter, Mildred Reppeto and Patty Sorensen were invaluable with their knowledge and time allotment. We had such a good time going through the various Gardens. WHAT A FUN JOB!!!
Also our Committees for next year’s tour are filling up quickly. Don’t you want to be included? We have a few positions open and if you hurry, you too can join this fun group. The following jobs are still up for grabs, if you are interested, please call Georgia or Jean (503-472-2618 OR 503-472-2054).
Farmers Market Co-Coordinator Information Line
Reader Boards Restaurants
And, OH Yes, we don’t have an Assistant Chairman to mirror us this year and be the Chair for the 2009 Tour!
Horticulture – Indoor Plants Patty Sorensen
As Fall approaches, consider purchasing some indoor plants. Indoor plants not only purify the air in your home, they also give gardeners a chance to take care of plants year round. The easiest plant I’ve found to care for is the African Violet. They require sun from an East or North window and thrive if planted in one of the self-watering pots like those found at Lowes, they don’t like their leaves to touch water! Your simply fill the bottom of the pot with water, and check it occasionally. No more over or under watering! Fertilizing every two months with special African Violet fertilizer will keep them in bright bloom throughout the year. They like to be pot bound and don’t like to be repotted. Easy care, great look.
For other easy to grow house plants, check out:
Yards of the Month 2007
Don’t forget to check out the Yards of the Month for 2007 on the website at: http://mcminnvillegardenclub.org
Dues Due Marilyn Coats
Please send your dues of $12.00, payable to McMinnville Garden Club, to me: 380 SW Russ Ct., McMinnville 97128. Also, anyone interested in receiving the District Newsletter, please send or give $2.00 to me before September 18.
Garden Club History Dorothy Mathiesen
November 20, 1933
Meeting called to order by acting president Mrs Pearson, at the home of Mrs. T.W. Ladd. 18 members responded to roll call.
Flowers were reported sent to Mrs. Detiere at the hospital, the flowers were picked from Miss Hawley and Mrs Pearson’s gardens. Miss Hawley and Miss Hendrick were reported ill with poison oak.
Six prizes were drawn – all J. Cherries from Mrs. Ladd’s garden.
Mrs. Robison gave some highlights of the chrysanthemum show held in Portland recently.
Bills – one bill allowed for $1.85
Sunshine Joan Friese
Vicki Brink’s husband, Howard, passed away in August. Our thoughts are with Vicki!
Websites to Check Out
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
Hospitality Elsie Carpenter
Hospitality Assistant Anita Ragsdale
Library Plant Caretaker Sandy Ford
Membership Kathleen Bennett
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.