March 2018 garden clippings

Lori Schanche
March 2, 2018

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Next meeting: March 19, 2018

Puzzle/ Games Exchange – Bring to Share and Swap

New meeting location for the 2018 Club year:

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
11275 SW Durham Road at Hwy 18

(east side of hwy, large buildings, middle entrance)
McMinnville OR 97128

This month’s speaker: by Jan Clay

This month’s speaker will be Christine Gorsek, a physical therapist. Her topic will be “Gardening Without Pain.” Let’s hope we all learn some great tips!

Future meeting Dates: 

  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • 24 Garden Tour & Faire 2018!

Upcoming Events

  • March 2-3 – Yamhill Soil & Water Native Plant Sale
  • March 12 – Board meeting at Elaine’s house
  • March 15 – Crafts! Driftwood Wind Chimes @ Patty’s 10a.m. – noon
  • March 17 – Spring into Gardening Workshop, Master Gardeners
  • March 19 – Monthly meeting with puzzle/game exchange, bring entries to photo contest
  • March 22 – Repack at YCAP 10 a.m.-11:30 and lunch
  • March 23 – Downtown Cleanup Part 1 – News Register @ 9:30 a.m. Patty
  • April 7 – Walnut City Wineworks Fundraiser for Community Garden, 12-5
  • April 19 – District Luncheon at Mac in Michelbook CC, cost $24 to Donna P.
  • April 23 – Downtown Cleanup, 9:30 a.m.  Jan Clay
  • April 25 – Crafts! Painted Rocks at Patty’s 10 a.m. -noon

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE  – March 2018 Elaine P.

Many of our members travel to escape the gloom of McMinnville winters. Hawaii, Southern California, Arizona, the Caribbean and Mexico are popular destinations.  They are warm, the sun shines, beautiful flowers scent the air and birds in exotic colors sing and fly around. We can leave our cares behind, relax by the pool and rejuvenate. Often the temptation arises to move away from Oregon and reside permanently in paradise.

Paradise has mud and weeds too. And some things will never be seen there.  Crocuses peeking through the snow. A hillside covered with daffodils. The brilliant reds, yellows and oranges of Autumn.

Spring is so much more appreciated after a cold gray winter.

So enjoy your vacations.  Soon we will be back working in our own gardens. Our own personal paradises that we created and are constantly refining. Our rejuvenated selves will be ready to roll up our sleeves and put on the best Garden Tour and Faire ever!

Lori Schanche: McMinnville Garden Club News Editor


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