Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June Newsletter

May Recap

The gardening season is finally in full swing. Everything that survived the cold winter is up and growing...We have our work cut out for us now! Especially since we've gotten a fair amount of rain!

Green Jeans Day

Our "Green Jeans Day" on May 1st was a very successful day of weeding, mulching, pruning, and dividing. A huge thank you to all who volunteered because it was an extremely hot day!

Plant Sale

May 15th was a very cold and rainy day for our plant sale. Despite the weather the club took in almost $400.


If you have not paid your dues, you need to do so at the June meeting. Remember, the dues support our club.

June - Members' Garden Tour and Meeting

On June 16th, at 6:00 pm we will tour three gardens. Due to Marilyn Gray's parking situation, she has asked us to meet at Three Mums (just north of Pulaski on North St, about two miles) and carpool to her garden. Her driveway holds about 4-5 cars and it is not safe to park on the side of her road... Thanks!

After viewing Marilyn's garden we will head to the garden of her neighbor and club member, Betty Perkins. When we're done at Betty's we will return to Three Mums to view their garden and nursery. That is where we will hold our business meeting. Please bring your lawn chair!

Plan B

If it is pouring rain, we will be meeting at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church for a business meeting, question and answer session and refreshments. We can share about nurseries we've visited and new plants we've seen on the market.


Marci Groman was the only one to sign up for refreshments this month so, if you are planning on attending and have not signed up for another month, please call her at 387-3329 about what to bring.

Planning Ahead

Road Trip - June 26th to Oriskany, N.Y.

We will be coordinating transportation and departure time to the "Herb and Flower Festival" on Saturday, June 26th. Trips are a great way to meet "Gardening Friends" as well as learn about gardening.

"Gardening Friends" Oswego County Fair Booth

Debbie and Dave Ward are heading up the Oswego County Fair Booth this year. The theme is "Cabin in the Woods" and they need the club's help. This will be discussed at the meeting and there will be a chance to volunteer for setting up the booth also. (Pictures of past years booths can be found here.) Here is a list of items they would like to use:
  • Old carpet to use on the floor under the plants and wood chips
  • Old door
  • Old Window
  • Rustic gate
  • Long handled axe
  • Ferns
  • Hostas
  • Any woodland plants

Individual Entries at the Oswego County Fair

The fair runs July 1st - 5th this year. Please consider entering flowers, herbs, an arrangement, table setting, or check out the website for other areas to enter. There are a lot of great cooks, quilters and crafters out there and the Fair would love you to enter!!

Sure hope to see everyone June 16th!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Another Chance to See Sycamore Hill Garden

I was reading Ear to the Ground (the Upstate Gardeners' Journal blog) and saw that Sycamore Hill Gardens will have another open day this year to benefit Central New York Land Trust. There will also be a plant sale. I know several of us have talked about going but most of us haven't made it yet. This tour will be Saturday, June 19th from 11 to 4. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 at the door. Click here for more details and to see pictures of the gardens.

If you go please take lots of pictures to share with the rest of us!