The Horticulture Committee will present a “Floral Group Surprise.” Doors open at 9 a.m. for social hour. Short business meeting at 10, followed by presentation. Due to coronavirus restrictions, location and time are subject to change. Please watch home page for updates.
Speaker Kelly Orzel speaks about “Container Gardening.” Doors open at 9 a.m. for social hour. Short business meeting at 10, followed by presentation. Due to coronavirus restrictions, location and time are subject to change. Please watch home page for updates.
Today’s high temperature calls for that time-honored question: “Is it hot enough for you?” Or maybe I could ask, “Is it hot here, or is it just me?”
Dianna braved the heat to take a few pictures of her gorgeous garden and has shared them with us.
Dianna comments, “The ‘rock wall’ flower bed contains many flowers from our EAGC auctions, which makes it one of my favorite beds. The big blue pot is from Betsy, aka Swap Shop, bleeding hearts from Susan, beautiful red Japanese maple from Nancy P, evening primrose from Nance, spotted leaf plant from Carole, Canadian ginger from Connie, etc.”
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LuAnn also has a few shots from her garden:
LuAnn says, “This is my favorite shade of pink. They really brighten up a garden. These phlox are a hybrid – so very little mildew.”
“Every year, this hydrangea produces at least 3 colors of blooms. This year is a bonus year for blooms, but they’re mostly on the lower part of the plant and none is on its north or west side.”
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Here’s a new Promise Tree leaf that sounds really tempting! This is from Edie:
Tired of weeding your garden? For a $20 donation to the Promise Tree, I will weed your garden for 2 hours. To call me to schedule a time, click here: Edie
Lee’s offer of Iris bulbs is still available too. She’ll have them available at the Meeting/Lunch on the 16th at Susan’s home.
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Speaking of the August Meeting/Lunch – it’s at noon on Thursday, August 16th, at Susan’s beautiful home. If you haven’t already, please call her to let her know you’re coming and what dish you’ll be bringing. As an added bonus — we’ll have a chance to get acquainted with some of our newest members!
An informal Summer Meeting had been scheduled for next Thursday, July 19. Unfortunately, this meeting had to be cancelled, but Susan C. will be hosting a lunch/barbecue meeting at her home on Thursday, August 16. Watch your email for further details!
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The June Board Meeting includes both the current Board and the new, incoming members of next year’s Board. This is the meeting where next year’s plans are discussed and new Board members are familiarized with their upcoming jobs. Of course none of this happens without good food, so the new Board members were treated to a potluck brunch. Here are a few shots of the action. (Sorry, no food photos!)
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The big news for June was our festive June Luncheon and Plant Auction, held at the Portsmouth Country Club, with 44 attending. As always, members and guests were able to bid on lots of happy, healthy plants which had been nurtured and donated by fellow members. Max performed admirably as auctioneer again this year – whipping through dozens of plants with efficiency and a hefty dollop of humor. We added $849 to our treasury thanks to the plant sales.
Plants (and Auctioneer Max) arriving for the auction.
Betsy A. and her Hospitality Committee arranged for a delicious buffet luncheon and lovely table settings, including handmade centerpieces which were raffled off to some happy winners. The Environment & Conservation Committee provided two spectacular baskets packed full of gardening items, one of which was awarded to the member who brought her own coffee cup to the meetings most regularly – a great way to emphasize the “conservation” part of this committee’s goal. In total, the various raffles brought in almost $125 for our club.
E&C’s Raffle Baskets:
The luncheon culminated with the installation of our club’s new Executive Board and the grateful acknowledgement of outgoing Presidents, Jill and Betsy and Vice-President Mel, for jobs very well done. Anne C. performed the installation of new officers, presenting each of the five board members with a plant to symbolize their individual responsibility to the club.
Anne C. installing officers
A list of the full Board, including Committee Chairs, can be found on the website under “Members Only“. (While you’re there, check out some of the other interesting members only info available to you.)
Our new Executive Board: Susan, president; Linda S, vice-president; Vicki, recording secretary; Florence, returning as corresponding secretary; and Jill, treasurer. (All the distractions of this fun event made a better picture impossible!)
More Luncheon Photos (thanks to Nance J.):