McMinnville Garden Club,
PO Box 386, McMinnville, OR
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2022-23 Garden Club Board:
Adele O’Neal– President
Deb Smith – Vice President
Charlene Drake – Treasurer
Elaine Pollak – Secretary
Dates to Remember 2022-23
December 5 – Wreath Arts & Crafts Contact Colleen M. for more info.
Dec. 17 – Holiday Open Gate See info below
December 19 – 10 am. Club Meeting then lunch
January 16 – Club Meeting – Charlene Doland, “Why Edible Gardens, and Why Now?”
June 11, 2023 – Garden Tour/Faire 2023
President’s Corner Theme: Coming Together for Growth Adele O’Neal
Happy December! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoying the company of family and friends. I made my world famous (okay, only my friends think it is great!) pumpkin cheesecake and joined Dana’s family for a wonderful turkey dinner. It’s more about the family and camaraderie than the food anyway, right?
Thank you, Ann Silverthorne, Cozette Caster and Peter Sturman for volunteering to take on the leadership role for the Garden Tour. We can anticipate a wonderful and successful Tour in 2023! There are still two or three lead committee roles that need to be filled, which they will be talking about over the next couple of months, so think about volunteering to help!
Sounds like the Rakettes had a fun, but wet parade event on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Thank you to Jan Clay for organizing it and thank you to the members who participated.
I am looking forward to the December general meeting – a luncheon catered by Laughing Bean, fun and socializing – what could be better!?!
Fun, fun and more fun for the months ahead! See you at the December meeting! DECEMBER Holiday Lunch served at 11 a.m. Elaine Pollak
I hope all enjoyed and have recovered from Thanksgiving. Speaking of eating, we will have a luncheon catered by Laughing Bean at our December meeting on the 19th at 11 am after our short general meeting at 10.
The menu is ham and cheese, and veggie quiches. Potato, fruit, and Caesar salads from Laughing Bean. Assorted pastries. The cost is $13.
We do have to know if you will be attending by Dec. 7th so Laughing Bean can properly prepare. Please let Charlene know and also tell her if you are gluten free.
Please make checks payable to McMinnville Garden Club. You can pay on the 19th although sooner is better. All reserved meals must be paid for, please.
Decorated Pumpkins A Success
What fun was had creating our Fall decorated pumpkins!
This month our Arts & Crafts group is creating holiday wreaths/baskets in Colleen M.’s FABULOUS shop on December 5. For details, please contact her.
Bring any decorations (unbreakable recommended) and special plant clippings you want to use along with your gloves, clippers, (wire, wire cutters, etc. if you have them). Some will be provided. There will be LOTs of greens there too as well as wreath forms. An empty cardboard lids like the ones we get at the nurseries will be helpful to transport. Signup occurred at the November meeting.
Post Office Daffodil Bulbs
Over 150 daffodil bulbs were planted at the Post Office in November. Great fun. Can’t wait till spring to see them blooming.
Another group of 200 will be planted out at the West End entry soon. Thanks for all your help!
Websites to Explore
National Garden Club https://gardenclub.org
Pacific Region National Garden Club https://pacificregiongardenclubs.org/
Pioneer District Website http://oregongardenclubspioneer.97048.info/home.aspx
Oregon State Garden Club’s Website http://oregongardenclubs.org
Yamhill County Master Gardeners https://ycmga.org/
McMinnville Community Garden http://www.mcminnvillecg.org
Serenity Garden https://mcminnvillegardenclub.org/serenitygarden/
Hydrangea Winter Care: https://www.allaboutgardening.com/hydrangea-winter/
Plants NOT to Prune in the Fall: https://www.bloomingbackyard.com/plants-to-not-prune-in-
Revamp Your Border: https://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/revamp-border-11-tips-turn-scrappy- into-sensational/
Lots of Fun Ideas https://www.gardendesign.com/