Sunday, August 22, 2010

Passing of a Friend

It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of long time club member, Clayton Crandall. He will be missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to Diane and family. There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mexico Village Cemetery.

The club will be sending an expression of sympathy. I am certain Diane would appreciate hearing from those of you who knew Clayton. His obituary is online here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Newletter

What a hot summer our gardens have had so far. It's hard to get much work done when it is over 90 degrees. Lets hope August is quite a bit cooler. Those beautiful Fall Mums and Asters will be blooming soon though.

"Books and Blooms" was very successful again this year with fourteen arrangemnets entered. Marianne Moser's stunning arrangement was the club's favorite, as well as the public's favorite. Congratulations for a truly eye-catching entry. Dan Dailey's unique and manly arrangement took second place with the club and the public also. The third place winner for the club was Linda Cough, with Jan Tighe and Nancy Dailey tied for third place with the public vote. A huge thaks to all who entered. Each one was so very different and just great! Margaret Weigel and the volunteer staff really appreciated our gift certificate to Dunkin Donuts this year.

AUGUST18TH is our next meeting. It will be back at the Wesleyan Church at 7:00 PM. Brad DePoint is our speaker for the evening and his topic is "Continuous Color in the Garden". Sounds like a great subject and this is a wonderful chance to invite a gardening friend to join you for the meeting. Mike and Shelia Nitsky, Marianne Moser, Margaret Hall, Tammy Reynolds, and Carol Holden will be providing refreshments.

I got an e-mail from Cooperative Extension and "Late Blight" has been confirmed in Norwich, NY on tomatoes and potatoes. Check here for current information and it's management.

See You in August, Nancy Dailey