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's really fun and rewarding.

Hope to see everyone at the May 18th meeting!