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.

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