Friday, December 18, 2009

Gardening Books

Have some last minute shopping to do for the gardener on your list? Jan sent this link to NPR's 2009's Crop Of Great Gardening Books.

There are several other links on the right side of our web page to keep you entertained during our long, cold winter. Check them out and send us your favorites so we can add them also!

Christmas Party

Gardening Friends met at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center for their annual Christmas Party. A great time was had by all. A special thanks to Linda for doing extra special door prizes again this year. The next meeting will be in March. Hope everyone has a very blessed and happy holiday season and an uneventful winter. Hoping to see everyone in the spring!

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Newsletter

November Recap

We had our November meeting at Trust Florist and Nursery. The meeting started with a flurry of wreath making activity. A very big thank you to Debbie Trust, who was there to help us, in spite of not feeling well. We were able to make wreaths for the following community organizations:

Make-Sense Shop
Pulaski Wesleyan Church
Park Methodist Church (Pulaski)
Rural Migrant Ministry (Richland)
Trash and Treasure Shop
Mannsville Fire Dept.
Evergreen Nursing Home
The Pulaski Fine Art Center (2)
Presbyterian Church (Mexico)

We also had our election of officers. Your officers for 2010 are:

Club President - Nancy Dailey
1st Vice President - Marci Groman
2nd Vice President - Claire Witter

Secretary - Jan Tighe
Back Up Secretary - Linda Cough

Treasurer - Herta Wilson
Paper Newsletter - Mike Nitsky
Electronic Newsletter - Charlotte Grabowski

Thank you Lorice for all the hard work you put in the past two years as President! We so appreciate all your efforts!!

December Meeting

We will have our Christmas party on December 9th, 6:00 pm at the Salmon River Fine Art Center on Lake Street across from the Fire Hall. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite finger food to share. Also, please bring can goods or nonperishable items for donation for a local food pantry in Pulaski. Thank you!

We will once again play a game to exchange gifts. If you wish to participate please bring a wrapped gift, valued at no more than $10. This is our last meeting of the year so it would be great to see everyone there!

Monday, November 16, 2009


Just a quick reminder that we will be meeting this Wednesday at Trust's, 6-8. You can find all of the details here.

The following people signed up to bring a snack. If you are their email buddy please give them a call.

Wanda Richardson
Carol Holden
Tammy Reynolds

See you there!

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Newsletter

October Recap

Our Harvest Dinner was a delicious success with great varieties of food and fun fellowship!

Slate Painting followed dinner. A “one stroke” painting technique was taught by Penny Kimball. We painted flower arrangements on slate blocks (Nancy Dailey provided the slate.) The paintings came out lovely! Thank you Penny, it was fun and we learned a lot.

November Meeting

The November 18th meeting will be held at Trust Florist & Nursery, 4347 Route 11, Pulaski (south of the Pulaski Wesleyan Church). Please note that the meeting will run from 6 - 8 pm.

ELECTIONS at our November 18th Meeting. BE SURE TO VOTE!!

Running for office:
  • Nancy Dailey – President
  • Vice President – Marci Groman
  • 2nd Vice President – Claire Witter
  • 2nd Vice President – Mike Nisky
  • Secretary – Jan Tighe
  • Assistant to Secretary – Linda Cough
  • Treasure – Herta Wilson

COMMUNITY “Thank You” project:

This year, instead of making wreaths for us, the club would like to acknowledge and thank different organizations with in our community by making and presenting them with a Christmas wreath. So…come one come all, decide on an organization you want to thank, decorate and present it.

Trust will again provide the space and greens at no charge and the club will pay for the frame. Bring your decorations on the 18th so you can finish your wreath that night and present it while it is still fresh.

If you have not already signed up for an organization, call Marci Groman 387-3329 or Nancy Dailey 298-4336 and let them know your choice of organization so that we will not have duplications. Need suggestions of who to give a wreath to? Call us. We have lots of ideas!

If you desire to make a wreath for your self, as well, the frame will be charged according to size and payable to Trust Nursery and there will be no charge for the greens.

This Christmas season the Club voted to donate $100 to the Friendship Shoppe and The North Country Church Soup Kitchen in Sandy Creek.

Planning Ahead

CHRISTMAS PARTY - Mark your calendars now!! Wednesday, December 9th at 6 pm at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. Additional information to follow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

October Newsletter

September Recap

Before the actual meeting there was a very successful plant swap with a nice variety of of plants. Thanks to Susan Monson and Herta Wilson for overseeing the swap!

The meeting began with a digital presentation of plant pictures and past activities of the Gardening Friends Club created by Sue Yard. Although Sue could not attend we enjoyed her lovely digital presentation of our gardens. The presentation was created with PhotoStory and you can find the basic instructions here. If you have questions call Nancy Dailey and she will get in touch with Sue Yard.

It was decided by a show of hands that we will do Books 'n Blooms again next year, but will try an earlier month, either June or July.

Thanks go to Herta for researching tables for the club. We are still looking for a storage site for the tables and future tents. We would like to have all club stuff stored in one place.

We are still looking for suggestions for a charity or charities to donate to for Christmas.

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be Wednesday October 21 at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church at 6:00 PM. We will have a harvest pot luck dinner; please bring a dish to pass. There will be a short business meeting at 6:45 and the program, Slate Painting, will begin at 7 PM. If you have brushes and acrylic paint please bring them along with practice paper. If you do not have brushes or paint they will be provided along with the slate.

We will be taking nominations for the executive committee at the October meeting. If you would like to nominate someone PLEASE ask the person first. Contact Alice Ridgeway or Ellen Davis if you have questions.

Planning Ahead

December 9th at 6 PM will be our Christmas party at the Salmon River Art Center on Lake St across from the fire hall. Please reserve this date

If you would like to do a seed exchange in March, start saving and labeling now to bring to the March meeting.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


My apologies to everyone for taking so long to get this posted but I did want to try it first and verify the links. My comments are in brackets [ ].

PhotoStory 3 for Windows

You can make a movie of your garden or another event using PhotoStory 3 for Windows. To download PhotoStory click here.

There is a link near the top of the page [big blue arrow] to download it. Because it is technically part of Windows - if you have XP or Vista, you may already have it or an earlier version. If not, you will have to go through a "validation" process first that you are running "genuine" Windows software - then it will take you to a download page. [You also need Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, download this first if you do not have it.]

After you have completed the download look for the link near the bottom that says "create your first photostory." This is a pretty decent step by step page.

There are other links down there for more detailed steps, and some example movies that are nice.

JakesOnline is a great website that contains tutorials that are really good. There's even a nice, printable tutorial. [I found this site very helpfull. Be sure to download their blank slides. After you click one one and have a blank on your screen, right click on it and then "Save Image As."]

I really loved playing with this in the few minutes I had to work with it. The only problem I had was that I have no music on my computer and Media Player only came with a couple of selections. Have fun playing with it and if you have any problems leave a comment and we'll see if we can help each other out.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time Flies

September is flying by and our meeting is fast approaching. Remember that the plant swap is at 6:30 pm, Wed, the 16th, in the church parking lot. The meeting will follow at 7:00 when Sue Yard will teach us how to make a Digital Garden Tour.

See you then!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September Newsletter

September Meeting

The September meeting will be on Wednesday the 16th at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. We will have a plant swap at 6:30 PM. Sue Monson and Herta Wilson will be in charge. Drop your plants off before 6:30 with Sue or Herta. They will arrange them and let us know when the swap begins. No plants are to be swapped before 6:30 PM. Please label your plants with color, sun or shade, etc.

At 7:00 PM Sue Yard will give a presentation on how to create your own Digital Garden Tour. This will be a tool that you can use for other occasions, as well. Feel free to bring guests.

Refreshments for our September 16th meeting will be brought by: Dave & Debbie Ward, Betty Perkins and Marilyn Gray.

August Recap

The August meeting was held in the Pulaski Library. Eleven arrangements were entered in the “BOOKS 'N BLOOMS" Flower Show. We started the evening by admiring all the entries and the first order of business was voting for the winners! The Club voted as follows:
First Place- Dave & Debbie Ward, nice job Emily!
Second Place- Linda Cough
Third Place- Diane Watkins!
The results of the voting by the general public, which was 67 people over a two day period:
First Place- Linda Cough
Second Place- Nancy Dailey
Third Place was a three way tie with Dave and Debbie Ward, Betty Perkins, and Diane Watkins.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!! Job well done! Thank you for participating in “BOOKS 'N BLOOMS". Nancy Dailey presented a beautiful gardening book to the Librarian as a thank you for hosting “Books 'N Blooms.

The current membership list was handed out during the meeting and it was asked that any corrections be submitted to Jan Tighe, our secretary. An e-mail buddies list was also formed so that members without internet access may receive the latest up dates and information. Any questions regarding e-mail buddies please check with Jan Tighe.

We have a volunteer to up date and maintain our Gardening Friends scrapbook. Yeah!! Thank you, Diane Watkins!! Nancy Dailey will bring scrapbook to the September meeting.

The club is in the process of purchasing four lightweight folding banquet tables and a tent to use in various club events. Herta, our treasurer, is investigating the matter.

Lorice asked us to consider if we want to continue donating to the Friendship Shop and Lion’s Club or do we want to direct our funds to other charities? Suggestions welcomed.

It was noted that in November 2009, we would hold election of officers. The club is seeking a nominating committee. Anyone interested, please contact Lorice or Marci, we MUST have a nominating committee by the September meeting.

Remember September 20th is Sycamore Gardens tour 11-4 in Marcellus. At this date Sheila Nitsky and Lorice will be going. Lorice would be driving and can accommodate 2-3 more people.

Planning Ahead

Mark your calendar for the third Wednesday, October 21st. It will be a pot luck dinner and slate painting demonstration. Meeting will be headed by Marci Groman as Lorice will be in Aruba.

The Club has secured the Salmon River Art Center for December 9th for our Christmas party this year. It will probably be everyone brings a dish as last year. This will be discussed at a later date.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We Meet Again

This week, Wednesday, 7:00 pm, we will be having our Books 'N Blooms meeting at the Pulaski Public Library. Pick any book and create a flower arrangement based on the book title or theme. Fiction, children's literature or even a cookbook - the choice is yours. The club members will judge the arrangements on Wednesday and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. The general public will judge the following 2 days. The more that participate the more fun it will be!

Refreshments by: Diane Crandall, Marianne Moser & Claire Witter. Please bring the refreshments to the library.

Need Bulbs?

The Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for spring bulbs. Orders must be in by September 23rd but don't delay in ordering as it is first come first served.

You can find the order form here.

Hat tip to Oswego County Today.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Newsletter

Books and Blooms

The August meeting will be held at the Pulaski Public Library at 7:00PM on Wednesday August 19th.

Pick a book - any book and create a floral arrangement to illustrate it. It can be a childrens book, book of poetry, the latest novel or a favorite classic, the choice is yours. There will be a good size space for each entry so you may bring something to put under your arrangement such as a tray or cloth. You may also bring other things to help illustrate your design. Get creative and have fun with this!

The entries need to be picked up on Saturday, August 22nd by noon, but if you can’t, Nancy Dailey will be able to collect it. There will be a short meeting. If you have any questions regarding the Books and Bloom you can call Nancy at 298-4336.

Busy Summer

Phill, Mike, and Clayton are all doing well from their surgeries.

Jeanne has mentioned needing help weeding the library gardens and the Route 81 exit / entrance in Sandy Creek.

Thanks for those participating at the Sandy Creek fair. The booth looked great and the club received 2nd prize in Garden design. Thanks also to those that entered flower arrangements. The theme next year for garden design is “Cabin in the Woods”. Be thinking about it.

A big thanks to Bill and Herta Wilson for the lovely picnic and the garden tour. Everyone had a great time! I would love to share pictures from the picnic so if you have some to share please send them to me. There was no regular meeting in July.

Planning Ahead

The September meeting will be held on the 16th at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Our speaker will be Sue Yard sharing digital garden “tour”. We will also have a plant swap in the parking lot.

Road trips were mentioned early in the year. If anyone is interested to organize one, please bring it up for discussion.

An open discussion is needed regarding the club purchasing four (4) folding tables and tents. We need your input on this.

See you Wednesday the 19th. 7PM Pulaski Public Library.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Got a Minute?

I just heard from Jeanne M. and she needs your help weeding the gardens in Sandy Creek.
"I know everyone has his/her own weeds, but I'm overwhelmed!"

There's a garden at each Route 81 exit and two in the lot just south of the library. So when you are traveling through take a few minutes to stop and pull a weed or two! I know Jeanne would appreciate but so would the entire community.

Many hands make for light work!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Picnic & Gathering of Gardeners

Don't forget that there is no regular meeting this week. Instead we will have our picnic at Herta & Bill's on Saturday. Details and a map can be found here.

The Master Gardeners of Monroe County will be hosting their Thirteenth Annual Gathering of Gardeners Symposium on September 12th. The program lasts all day and they also have a very nice plant sale. The cost is $48 per person, however there is a $5 discount if you register by August 1st. There is also a group rate of $38 each if five or more register together by August 1st. If you are interested in attending please contact me by email or at 299 - 2490 before July 23rd (I'll be on vacation after that.) If someone else is willing to handle reservations between the 24th and 31st please let me know. If we can get a group together we can plan to car pool.

If you know of any other tours or symposiums that are coming up please let me know so I can spread the word.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fair Results

A quick reminder that if you are planning to go to the picnic on July 18th you need to RSVP by July 10th. You can find the details here.

The Oswego County Fair is over and the results are in. Our club took second place. I thought we did a really great job!

Gardening Friends - 2nd Place

There were two other entries

3rd Place

And the winner was........
1st Place

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Newsletter

July Meeting

Rather than a regular meeting this month we will be having a family picnic on Saturday, July 18th, 11 - 3.. Herta and Bill Wilson have graciously agreed to be our hosts at their home, 35 Grove St., Adams, NY. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass and their own chair. The club will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs. Ice tea and water will be provided or you may bring your own beverage if you prefer. Herta still needs some large tables so please let her know if you can help by bringing one. Please RSVP to Herta at 315 - 232 - 2324 by July 10th to let her know how many will coming and confirm what you are bringing. Remember, this is a family picnic. Your family is all invited!

Directions (from the south):
Route 81 North to Exit 41 - Adams/ Henderson

Left off exit onto West Church St/ Route 178 (sign for Adams) - 4/10 mi.

Right onto Main St./ Route 178/ Route 11 - 2/10 mi.

Right onto Grove St.

June Recap

Our Garden Tour and Plant Sale went very well and both were a great success earning just under $600 for the Club! Yeah!!We had great signage thanks to Dan and Nancy Daily and Nancy Cheever. There was a threat of showers all day and even a sprinkle or two but that didn't stop anyone from enjoying the five gardens. A great big THANK YOU to our garden HOSTS, their HELPERS and ALL our VOLUNTEERS who helped make this special event possible! Weren’t the Gardens a DELIGHT!!

Several club members met at the Oswego County Fair to set up our booth and it looks fantastic! The Fair will run from July 1st though the 5th so try and get out and see our booth and all the other entries.

Get Well Wishes
Several of our club members have had or will have surgery soon. Phil Reed, Mike Nitsky and Clayton Crandall. Please keep them in mind and prayer.

Planning Ahead

On August 19th, at 7:00 pm, we will be having our Books 'N Blooms meeting at the Pulaski Public Library. Pick any book and create a flower arrangement based on the book title or theme. Fiction, children's literature or even a cookbook - the choice is yours. The club members will judge the arrangements on Wednesday and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. The general public will judge the following 2 days. Refreshments by: Diane Crandall, Marianne Moser & Claire Witter. Please bring the refreshments to the library.

There were simply too many pictures from the tour to include here so I have created a slide show and it was hard to choose just a few pictures from each garden. If you are reading this as an email and can't see it, click here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Last Minute

Without the "last minute" I'd never get anything done. With our Garden Tour and Plant Sale just a couple of days away the last minute is here! The tour and sale is this Saturday, June 20th, at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11 from 10 - 2.

If you signed up to bring refreshments get baking! If you didn't sign up but can bring something please do. Refreshments should be dropped off at the church at 9 a.m.

Hopefully everyone has been busy potting up plants for the sale but if you're like me and haven't yet, there is still time. Please be sure to label your plants with as much information as possible - name, color, sun or shade, height, bloom time, etc. The more information you can provide the better. Plants should be dropped off at the church by 9 a.m. However if you are unable to drop them off Saturday you may drop them off on Friday after 6 p.m. They should be left under the big tree in the yard next to the church parking lot.

We have three tents to set up on Saturday morning and lots of other little things that will need to be done so if you can help out please be at the church between 8:30 and 9:00. Many hands make for light work!

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meeting This Week

Just a quick reminder that we will have our June meeting this week, June 17th at 7:00 PM. We will return to our regular meeting location, the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Newsletter

May Recap

The club’s first annual plant sale was a great success! The club realized $614.00. Many thanks to Nancy Cheever and her committee: Herta Wilson and Diane and Clayton Crandall.

At this time the South Park is reserved for the second plant sale May 2010, the same day as the village wide garage sales and the Mason’s chicken Bar-B-Q. Secured at the same time was reservation for June 2010, for the start of the Garden Tour.

Guest speakers for the May meeting were Ron & Donna James, and Jan Smith. Donna and Ron presented first with information regarding Hostas, and Iris’s. Ron and Donna own Enchantment Acres between Fulton and Hannibal. They have over 2500 species of Hosta, and I am sure as many species of Iris’s. Enchanted Acres will have a sale, auction and picnic August 2, 2009 from 10-2 PM. July 11 and 12 they will have a train garden tour.

Our second speaker, Jan Smith is a master gardener specializing in Iris’s. She shared her wealth of information acquired thru many years as showing and judging Irises.

June Meeting

The June meeting will be Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM. We will be back to our regular meeting location, Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11.

Gardening Friends club garden tour is June 20th, 10-2. Tour will begin at Pulaski Wesleyan Church. Maps and tour tickets will be available at the church. The tickets are $8.00 for the tour. Presale tickets will be available thru June 17th for $5.00 at Ted’s Gift and Jewelry 4880 Jefferson St. Pulaski, N.Y. Store hours M-W 9-5, T-F 9-6, Sat 9-4.

Any questions can be directed to Lorice at 298-2808. If no answer please leave message.

June 21st at 1 o’clock the garden tour will be open for the club members. Members will meet at the Pulaski Wesleyan church.

People that took flyers for the tour please be sure they are posted by June 10.

Sincere THANKS to all that volunteered and there are still some volunteers needed. Check lists at the June meeting to confirm positions you have volunteered for, and to see where volunteers are still needed. And of course, we need plants to sell, so please start potting them up now so they will look great! Plants should be labeled with as much information as possible and dropped off at the church no later than 9:00 on June 20th.

E-mail buddy system was suggested by Jan Tighe to keep members without e-mails up to date on happenings between newsletters. This will be discussed at June meeting with more details.

Planning Ahead

July 1-5 is the Oswego County Fair. The fair theme this year is “For the Love of Flowers”. The booths competition theme is “Backyard Pleasures”. Nancy Daley encourages all of us to enter flower arrangements and live plants for the club booth. If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Marci Groman, at 387-3329. Club will set up booth June 30th.

Reserve July 18th for a picnic and meeting at Herta and Bill Wilson’s house in Adams. More information to follow, but, please save the date.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Plant Sale a Success!

The plant sale was a huge success, raising over $600 for the club. Thanks to everyone that worked that day, donated plants, bought plants or helped in some other way. We would not have been so successful if so many hadn't pitched in to help!

We will be having another plant sale at the start on the Garden Tour on June 16th so we should all be potting up some plants as we work in our gardens.

Here are some pictures from the sale shared by Claire W. Thanks Claire!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that our meeting is this Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Hubble St, Pulaski. Please note the location change (for this meeting only.)

Questions and Answers

A new feature at our meetings is a brief question and answer session. Here are the questions and answers from the April meeting.

Q. Where can you buy horse manure?
A. It might be available at Agway. There are two horse farms in the area. One is outside Mannsville on Rt. 90 East and another one, the Double MM Farm is on Route 69 near Kenyon Road.

Q. Is there a local source for ladybug eggs or larvae?
A. Unfortunately, no.

Q. What should you do before you rota-till your garden this spring?
A. Get a soil test. One place to take your dirt is the Cooperative Ext. on Main St. next to the fire hall in Mexico. It will be around $10 and they are very helpful.

Q. What do you do with the bulbs from Easter plants?
A. You can put them in the ground right now where they will get as much sunshine as possible. Or you can let the foliage die and put them in the ground when it is a little warmer.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Location Change!

There is a conflict with our regular meeting location so the May 20th meeting will now be held at the Methodist Church on Hubble St, Pulaski. This is the location where we met last year. The time remains the same, 7 p.m.

This change is for the May meeting only.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Newsletter

The April meeting was held at Three Mums and we received a very warm welcome from Carol and Nancy. They are now open for the season so be sure to stop by.

Plant Sale

Our 1st Annual Plant Sale will be held May 16th in the South Park in Pulaski (near the bandstand). The sale will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m - rain or shine. Fliers were handed out at the April meeting. If you didn't get any or need more you can print them off (right click, then save). Nancy Cheaver is our chairperson. Hopefully having it the same time and place every year will make it as profitable as possible.

Please get your plants potted up now so that they will look great on the day of the sale. Plants should be labeled with as much information as possible including name, sun requirements, color, size, etc. Plants should be dropped off at the park about 9 a.m. For those of us that can not drop off our plants at that time, two members have graciously agreed to to take plants ahead of time. Please contact either Claire Whitter, 270 Maltby Rd at 298-3003 or Marlene Connor, 315 Hinman at 298-2189.

Tables and awnings have been volunteered. The sign-up sheet is almost full and we can always use more help. If you are working please bring your own chair. Left over plants will be saved for our plant sale at the June 20th Garden Tour.

Vic Ladd-deGraff has volunteered to make up a Gardening Friends Club information sheet that we can hand out at both the Plant Sale and Garden Tour. It will tell who we are, what we do, when we meet, etc. The bottom will be designed so it can be torn off and used to join the club.

Community Service

One of the things Gardening Friends Club does is help others. Jean McKown and Laura Kehoe are on the committee to help with the landscaping at the Sandy Creek Library. They need 2 or 3 other people to help with this community service outreach project. Call Marci Groman at 387-3329 if you can volunteer. Also Nancy Cheever is doing the plant sale for the Sandy Creek Library May 9th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. It is part of their Plant, Book, Bake Sale fund raiser. If you can volunteer to help please contact Nancy at 232-2665. If you can't help, you can always go there and spend money!

Garden Tour

This year our Garden Tour and Plant Sale will be on June 20th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will start from the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11. Advance sale tickets are $5 and will be available at the Plant Dale on May 16th. Tickets on the day of the tour will be $8. Volunteers are still needed. Some of the jobs are advertisement, putting up balloons, host garden helper, greeters, ticket cashiers, welcome signs and refreshment donations from everyone. Barb Smith, Phil Reed and Linda Cough are the Garden Tour Committee.

Oswego County Fair

The County Fair was discussed. Nancy Dailey is very active with the Fair Committee and is encouraging as many people as possible to enter arrangements. We will also be forming a committee to do the club's booth. The theme is Backyard Pleasures and the set up day is June 30th. We have won the last few years and the prize is $75. Nancy Dailey will have raffle tickets for the quilt drawing at the May meeting.

May Meeting

Our next meeting will be May 20th, 7 p.m., at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11. Guest speakers, Jan Smith and Donna and Ron James from Enchanted Acres in Fulton, will be talking about irises and hostas.

Dues will be accepted into June, however it would be a great help if anyone who has yet paid would do so at the May meeting.

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Meeting Update

Just a quick reminder that the meeting is this week. You can find all of the details here.


Anyone with extra pots is asked to bring them to the meeting to share with others. With two plant sales coming up we all need to start thinking about potting up some plants so they will be looking great at the sales.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Newsletter

March Meeting Recap

Our first meeting was held on March 18th and there was a good turn out of both new and returning members. Lorice went over the calendar for the year and volunteer sign up sheets were sent around. Marcy filled in for Herta and collected dues and we had a good time just catching up with everyone.

April Meeting

Our next meeting will be on April 15th, 7:00 PM at Three Mums Greenhouses and Garden Center. They are located at 457 County Route 62 (aka North St.), Pulaski, NY. We will take a tour followed by our business meeting.

New this month! A 15 minute question and answer time will be added to our agendas monthly, at the end of each meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up for a committee. Most committees only deal with a single project or event and does not require a great deal of time.

If you have not yet paid your dues please plan to do so at this meeting.

Nancy S. and Diane W. will be providing refreshments.

If you are having trouble accessing the newsletter online or by email please be sure to see Charlotte. If you need to receive the printed version of the newsletter make sure you are on Mike's list. We don't want anyone to miss receiving the newsletter. Please also make certain that we have up to date phone, address and email information so we can get the membership list done.

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Planning Ahead
  • May 16th will be the club's first perennial plant sale. This will be held at the Pulaski South Park. It is also the village wide garage sale week-end.
  • The May 20th meeting will have two guest speakers discussing Irises and Hostas.
  • Hold the date of June 20th for our garden tour! There will be several beautiful gardens to see and talk about. There will also be a plant sale the day of the tour at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. More information to follow on this wonderful event.
  • Oswego County Fair will run July 1-5. The club's booth theme is "Backyard Pleasures." Volunteers are needed to design and create the booth theme.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Some New Links

It was great to see so many people at the meeting last week!

We have some new email subscribers so I thought I'd share some links and make sure they are receiving the email at the same time.

Habitat Gardening in Central New York

Phoenix Flower Farm - They aren't too far from Oliver Paine Greenhouses. Right now the sign out front still says "By Appointment or Chance" but they should be opening for the season soon.

Seneca Hill Perennials - Located between Oswego and Fulton. They have open days starting in May. Check their website for details.

If you have links you think our members would be interested in please send them to me and I will add them to the next newsletter. I'd also like to be able to share any information on upcoming tours or workshops that you hear about.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meeting This Week

Just a reminder that our meeting is this Wednesday at 7:00 pm. You can find the March Newsletter with details here.

Please note that we will be meeting at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11 this year.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Symposium - Lake Placid

The Sixth Annual Great Gardens and Landscape Symposium will be held April 24-25 in Lake Placid. You can find the details here.

A bit of a budget breaker for me personally but I thought I'd pass the information along. It would make for a great friends weekend get-a-way.

Hat tip to Cathy Purdy at Cold Climate Gardening for sharing the information.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Newsletter

March is finally here and it's time to start thinking about our gardens and getting together with our Gardening Friends! The executive committee met in February and have a nice program lined up for us this year.

We are moving back to the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on Route 11 this year and meetings will begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. (There are a few meetings scheduled to take place at other locations so be sure to check your newsletter.)

March Meeting

We will start out the year with a business meeting at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on March 18th at 7:00 PM. Dues are still just $10 and due at the first meeting, no later than the April meeting.

Lorice will fill you in on the plans for the year. There will be several sign up sheets for so please bring your calendar and plan to sign up for as many things as you can - many hands make for light work! Everyone is asked to take a turn providing refreshments and there will also be sign up sheets for the Plant Sale, Garden Tour and Oswego County Fair.

Mailing the newsletter to all our members has once again become cost prohibitive so we are asking that everyone with online access get their newsletter here, either by email subscription or by simply checking the website. If you wish to sign up to receive the newsletter via email simply enter your email address into the box on the right hand side of the page and follow the directions. You will then receive an email with a link that you must click on in order to confirm your subscription. If you encounter any problems please contact me.

The pictures used today were all taken on Buffalo Garden Walk last year. Wouldn't it be nice to have pictures from our meetings and gardens? We are also looking to update the club scrapbook so if you have pictures to share or are willing to volunteer as a club photographer please let Lorice know at the meeting.

Planning Ahead

In April we will be meeting at Three Mums Greenhouses and Garden Center for a tour and business meeting.

You can find a tentative calendar for 2009 here.