Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Newsletter

We are winding down our year...only two meetings left!! It has been a great time and I'm sure we are looking forward to next year and a change ...a very good one!! Vic Ladd-de Graff will be the new Club President and Becky Kennedy the new Vice President, with Marci staying on to assist in the transition. THANK YOU!!!

NOVEMBER 16th, at Trust Nursery, at 6PM
The Club will meet to make a personal wreath. You may purchase a $5.00 frame and the greens are free from Trust Nursery. Don't forget your gloves and "wreath making tools"! Refreshments will be provided by Dave & Debbie Ward and Margaret Hall.

Our annual Christmas party will be at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on December 7th (Wed.) at 7:00pm.
Please bring a snack to share and the Club will provide the drinks.
There will be a $10.00 gift exchange if you would like to participate.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October Newsletter

Our annual October Harvest Dinner is Wednesday Oct. 19th,
at 6:00pm at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church.

Bring your favorite dish to pass and a good appetite.
This is a great time to talk about our gardens, and ask questions as well.

Don't forget the Photo Contest!!!

RULES: Only one entry in each category.
No smaller than 4x6" & no bigger than 8x12"
Must be mounted or framed.
Picture must be taken by you, does not have to be taken this year.

CATEGORIES:Your garden (flower or vegtable)
Public garden
Single flower shot (close-up)
Garden critter

Please bring your suggestions for our Christmas Party.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Newsletter


I can't believe Summer is over, school has started, and the nights are getting so cool!! In August though, we had our club picnic at Barb Smith's garden. It was a beautiful evening and as always there was great food!!

*****Thank you Barb****

There were several containers brought to the picnic for the contest. They ranged from a "Funky Junky" old chicken feeder with Hens n' Chicks to "Traditional" urns and planters. Jan Tighe won with her traditional tall urn, overflowing with wonderful plants.


PARKING LOT PLANT EXCHANGE (rain or shine) 6:30pm-7:00pm

The speaker this month works at Jefferson County Co-operative Extentsion, and will talk to us about trees and shrubs. This would be an excellent opportunity to invite a friend who is interested in gardening and our club.

Refreshments will be provided by Betty Perkins, Karen Paterniti, Becky Kennedy, and Vic Ladd-deGraff.

Planning Ahead


  • Only one entry per category.
  • No smaller than 4"x6" and no bigger than 8"x12"
  • Must be matted or framed.

  • Your garden (flower, vegetable or structure) 
  • Public garden
  • Close-up/specimen plant
  • Garden critters

The pictures do not have to be this years photos...BUT they do have to be taken by you.

Hope to see everyone Sept. 21st...Nancy Dailey


The  deadline to order bulbs from the Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District is September 26th. Click here for order form and details.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Picnic Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline to RSVP for the Picnic is Aug 14th. You can find all of the details by clicking here.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Newsletter

CLUB PICNIC!!    AUGUST 17th    6:00 PM
At:  Barb Smith's garden...Take Co. Rt. 2 out of Richland (going toward Orwell),
go 1/4 of a mile and turn left onto Gerdon Dr. and it is the last house.
BRING:  dish to pass & a chair
also, as a Garden Club that cares about our enviroment and "going green",
please bring your own tablesetting 
(plate, cup, & silverware)
The Club will be providing lemonade, cold cuts & rolls, condiments and napkins.
Bring your best "Funky Junky" or "Traditional" container, all club members will vote on their
favorite.  It was decided at the July meeting, that members may bring more than one.  So,
keep them well watered these HOT, DRY days, and enter them at the picnic.
Again this year, everyone who entered an arrangement for the "Books & Blooms"
at the Pulaski Library did an outstanding job.  The winners of the public vote...
1st place, Becky Kennedy, 2nd place Linda Cough, and
there was a tie for 3rd between Jan Tighe and Vic DeGraff.
Please bring any pictures or news articles to the picnic that you would like to have
put into a Club scrapbook.
Herta Wilson will be overseeing that project...thank you!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Newsletter

The Club's garden tour & plant sale last month was a $774 success!!  A huge thank you to Marci for coordinating the event,  Claire for making the flyers, Vic for getting the signs, Marianne and helpers for a great plant sale, and everyone who baked goodies, brought plants, sold the tickets and assisted at the viewed gardens.  It takes many people to pull off a successful event like this...  
Our Club did a super job at the Oswego County Fair, and took first place!!!  Thank you Marianne for your vision and leadership
on this project.  And thank you to all who donated plants and items for the booth, and helped with set up & tear down.
The next meeting is Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00 PM, at the Pulaski Public Library.  It is our "Books & Bloom" flower arrangement showing.  This is a very well received community event.  We have been doing it now for many years and the public really looks forward to it.  And it is a wonderful outlet for that creative streak we all have!
RULES:  The book that is being interpreted (novel, cook book,how-to,biography,mystery,etc.) must be included with the flower arrangement, which can come from your own garden or purchased.  Accessories are encouraged. 
                 Make sure your container does not leak, we will be using the tops of the bookcases.
                 Your entry will need to be picked up on Friday, July 22nd.  If anyone has a problem, I will be available to do it.
                 Entries will be judged by all Garden Club members attending that night, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes.
                 The public will vote on Thursday.
                 You may bring in as many arrangements as you would like, but you will only be able to enter ONE for judging.
PLEASE consider entering an arrangement!!! Each entry gets a #...no names are exhibited!  It is fun, and the public truly enjoys seeing our creations.
REFRESHMENTS are going to be provided by Herta Wilson, Sue Monson, and Marianne Moser.
If you have ANY questions about "Books & Blooms", please call me at 298-4336.
Enjoy the Summer, Nancy Dailey

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make Your Own Stepping Stones

If anyone is interested in making stepping stones for your garden out of cement, you have another opportunity. Jan Tighe will be teaching a class at the Salmon River Fine Art Center Thurs., June 9th from 5 to 8 pm. You can drop in at your convenience or stay all 3 hours. You can make one or many. The first stone is $20 and each additional stone is $5. You can bring a friend and they can make the second stone. All materials are provided. This is a fund raiser for the Art Center.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Newsletter

June Meeting

The June 15th meeting will be held at 6:00 PM at 
Alice Ridgeway's house. We will get to tour her lovely garden before our important meeting about the Garden Tour and Plant Sale, and the Oswego County Fair booth.

REFRESHMENTS: Marianne Moser, Ellen Davis, 
Judy Swancott, Alice Ridgeway

DIRECTIONS: In the town of Mannsville, take a right at the 
4 corners and go exactly 2 miles, her private road is on the right with a white sign that says 3738 Early Dawn Lane. Go down 1/10th of a mile and she is the first house on the left.

We will be finalizing all our plans for the Garden Tour and Plant Sale on June 18th. Hope everyone is potting up some plants and labeling! To have a successful Tour, we really need a lot of club participation, from bringing plants and baked goods to helping work in one of the gardens the day of the Tour. But the very best help ...SPREAD THE WORD!!

Oswego County Fair Booth

Marianne Moser is heading up the Fair booth set-up this year, and has asked for some items. If you have any of the items listed below, she would like you to bring them to the meeting, as well as the table that was offered. She will also need help at the fair grounds the day of set-up, June 29th.

white covering for a small table
white tulle
White flowering (at Fair time) plants
green & white Hosta
Bride & Groom champagne glasses
white mini twinkle lights with white cord

Final Note

Club member David Kimbrell is looking for people to come and take some daylilies off his hands!! He brought these back with him all the way from Arizona but needs the space in his garden for other things. If you would like some, please call him at 298-4457, he lives at 79 Bridge St. in Pulaski.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May Newsletter

The April meeting was a real success, with 25 in attendance. Renee Ames gave a very interesting and informative presentation on "HERBS". I can't wait to plant more of them in my garden and use them in the kitchen. I especially want to make the herb butter.


MAY 18th Club Meeting at Trust Nursery at 6pm: Maryann Hanley will be giving a presentation on "Container Gardening". She has had many years of experience planting containers for Trust Nursery, as well as all other aspects of gardening. She will give a hands on demonstration by planting one of our community service project containers. Anyone who is not planting a pot of their own that night, may volunteer to work on the other two community service containers. PLEASE bring any container you'd like and get some professional advice about planting it up. This a great opportunity to pot up something for our "Funky Junky" or Traditional" Container Contest in August. Those potting up a personal container will be able to purchase the plants needed right from the nursery stock. You may supply your own soil or purchase it along with your plants. ALSO...please bring a lawn chair to sit in because we will be in one of the greenhouses.
FYI...all 41/2" pots of annuals are $3.49
all 6 packs of annuals are $2.49
geraniums are $2.99
wave petunia 6 packs are $4.99 (or individually in 4 1/2" pots for $3.49)

Refreshments will be provided by Claire Witter, Karen Liscum, Jan Tighe and Jodi Olson. The club provides the paper products and the drinks. Thanks!


MAY 24th (May 26th rain date) 4PM: Diane Crandal is generously going to let our club dig up and pot many of her lovely Irises, Daylilies, and Hostas for our plant sale in June. Anyone who can help, please meet at her house at 74 Hamilton St. in Mexico on May 24th with a shovel! And on May 26th if it is raining. Call 963-3472 or 298-4336 if you need directions. A huge thank you goes out to Diane!!

MAY 28th 6AM! ROAD TRIP: Anyone interested in going to the Regional Market in Syracuse will meet at 6am at the Wesleyan Church parking lot to carpool. If you have any questions, call Betty Perkins at 298-3696.


Flyers about the Tour & Plant Sale will be available at the May meeting. Please take these and give them to your friends and family, and put them around your community. This is great advertising. A big thank you to Karen Liscum!

Please be digging up and LABELING your plants now for the sale. Healthy, labeled plants sell much better than droopy, no named ones!!


The 8'x8' garden design booth, "Wedding White", will be headed up this year by Marianne Moser. She is very excited about this new challange and will be presenting her ideas to us all at the May meeting. Thank you Marianne!

This years floral design and floral arrangement titles, as well as the table setting titles, will be presented at the meeting also. As always, I encourage club members to give it a try...it's really fun and rewarding.

Hope to see everyone at the May 18th meeting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beginning Gardening Class

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County to host Beginning Gardening Class

Don’t be afraid to try gardening.  There are just a few simple things you need to know to get started.  And the more you learn – even by trial and error – the better gardener you can become.  The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Master Gardeners are offering a “Beginning Gardening Class Series” to get you started as well as answer questions you may have.

Monday April 25th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY.  Jan Smith, Oswego County Master Gardener will instruct a “Vegetable Gardening Class for the Beginners” and “Seed Starting Basics”

These classes are not just for the beginner, but they are good as a refresher for every gardener.  Topics to be covered include garden location, water, soil, site selection, fertilizer, container gardening, mulching, managing weeds, companion planting, garden layouts, tips on transplanting, and seed saving, etc.

This will be a hands-on demonstration and participants will take home vegetable seeds for planting.

The cost is only $15 for the workshop. Cost includes handouts and hands-on seed starting. 
Pre-registration is required, please contact Shawna at 315-963-7286, ext. 201.  Please let us know if you have special needs.

Jonathan J. Schell, M.A.T.
Agriculture Team Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
3288 Main Street
Mexico, NY 13114
T: 315-963-7286
F: 315-963-0968
Email: jjs69@cornell.edu

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Newsletter - Note the date!

Our next meeting will April 27th, 7:00 PM, at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. (We are meeting on the 4th Wednesday for this month only.)

Our speaker will be Renee Ames who, as many of you will remember, spoke to our group about roses three years ago. This time she will be speaking about Herbs - how to use them and how to grow them. She will be answering the questions submitted by members at the March meeting, as well as any unanswered questions at the end of her presentation.

After Renee's presentation we will have our business meeting. On the agenda is discussion of our "Garden Tour" and the May meeting.

Please plan to pay your dues at this meeting so that we can get the members list out!

Refreshments will be provided by Becky Kennedy and Linda Cough.

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Newsletter

Have you had enough of winter? Are you ready to start thinking about getting outside and working in the dirt rather than the snow? Join us at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church on March 16th at 7:00 pm and reconnect with your Gardening Friends!

Our first meeting of 2011 will be a business meeting. Nancy and the executive committee have a great year planned and will tell us all about it. There will also be refreshments and time to visit with old friends and hopefully make some new ones.

Dues are still a bargain at $10.

Hope to see everyone there!

Click here for a map to the Pulaski Wesleyan Church.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CNY Blooms

Who is ready for some color?

CNY Blooms runs next weekend. Click here for details.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Master Gardener Class

Cooperative Extension will be holding a multi-county Master Gardener Class beginning Tuesday, February 1st. Deadline for registration is is January 28th and class size is limited. Please pass the word on to those that do not receive email updates.

Some meetings will be held at the Mexico office and for others you will have to travel to the other county offices. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 6 - 9 with a couple of additional Saturday meetings and will continue into June. Cost is $200 and includes The Master Gardener Manual.

You can find information on their website here or by calling (315) 963-7286.