Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pix from Meeting on April 12

Our speaker at the April meeting was Aaron Strouse of ATS Photography presenting "Waterfallls of Michigan".   Every photo that was shown at that meeting can be purchased.  Just contact Aaron Strouse at grchenir@icloud.com . 

Below are a few of the photos we enjoyed at the meetng.  I asked Aaron to water mark the photos being posted to the blog so they could not be stolen from the internet.   Please realize that if you want to purchase a photo it will not have Aaron's water mark on it, just his emblem in the lower corner.
Clicking on a picture will make it bigger.












Monday, March 26, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

Note from the President-  Michigan spring is coming,……..sometime.   The older I get the harder it is to deal with Michigan’s winters and it seems that the winters get longer although that perception is only my dislike of the cold and snow.   The Cyclamen coum, Helleborus thibetanus, Eranthis, and Galanthus blooms do give promise that spring is somewhere in the near future.
 
The Great Lakes Regional Hosta Society has just finished celebrating Hosta College’s 25th Anniversary.   This year around 300 attendees enjoyed an offering of 80 classes to choose from for 5 hours of classes, a lunch was provided, then a banquet ended out the evening.   The parties at the Hotels after the days events at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua are some of the most fun you could ever have with friends that you only get to see once a year.   It is the place that you get to actually talk, share a year’s experiences, and catch up on what has gone on with your friends over the past year.    Plan to attend next year’s Hosta College on March 15th & 16th, 2019. 

Our next meeting will feature Aaron Strouse presenting “The Waterfalls of Michigan”.   Aaron gave a fantastic presentation on “Michigan’s Native Orchids” to EMHS last year and the group decided to invite Aaron back for another one of his wonderful presentations.   This is a presentation you will not want to miss! 

The May meeting will be the “EMHS Members Only” clay project at the Hanner’s Pottery Studio in Otisville.   You must be a member in good standing with your dues paid to date.   Mark and Becky will have a sign-up sheet at the April meeting so the current paid members can choose the date and time they want to go play in clay.   The dates for the project will be on May 10th and May 12th.   Mark will discuss the event at the April meeting. 

We are still in need of summer meeting places.   If you are willing to open your garden and host a meeting I would greatly appreciate you letting me know at your earliest convenience.  Cathy Clark has tentatively offered to open her gardens for the June meeting and Dyane Moore is hosting the July meeting.   We still need somebody to host the August meeting and the September Plant Exchange meeting.
 
See you at the April 12th meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- on April 12, 2018 at the Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw, Lapeer, MI 48446.  This is our regular meeting place located just south of the point of M-24 and N. Saginaw, (the driveway just north of the Cemetery). 

Aaron Strouse will present “The Waterfalls of Michigan”.  Aaron is a photographer from our great state of Michigan.  Aaron was our speaker last May when he presented “The Native Orchids of Michigan”.   The Orchid program was fascinating and I am sure we can expect the same of this program.  We all know of Tahquamenon Falls and now we get to learn of more of Michigan’s Waterfalls and her beauty.   

The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Doors open/ Networking
1800-  
Refreshments/Potluck
1900-
   Speaker/Program
2000-  
Break
2015-   Business meeting

EMHS Annual Plant Sale- The plants ordered from the 2018 Plant Sale will be delivered at the April 12th meeting.  After the delivery of plants at the April 12th meeting, all extra plants will be up for sale.  This year all plants will again be $10.00 each.    I will attach the 2018 Plant Sale flyers to your April Newsletter email in case you have yet to place your order with the Plant Sale Committee.   If you need additional information you can call Cathy Hodgson, her contact information is on the flyer. 

Review the February 8th, 2018 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the April 12th, 2018 meeting.

2018 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
April 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall- Aaron Strouse
                   "The Waterfalls of Michigan"
May 10- Pottery Project @ The Hanners
June 14- Member Garden Tour @? Cathy Clark’s ?
July 12- Member Garden Tour @ Dyane Moore’s
Aug 09- Member Garden Tour, ?____
Sept 13- Plant Exchange, ?_________
Oct 11- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?______
Nov 08- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s 
               in Davison
Dec 13- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Hosting a Summer Meeting- We need volunteers to host our summer meetings.  I will have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting if you are willing to open your gardens to our group and host one of the summer member garden meetings. 

Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting.  

Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 505-379-9100, www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317, gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292, mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Hosta.   989-871-2873,
robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you have to do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm
AHS Hosta Library Website-
http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website- http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info- American Hosta Society,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746

Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to: Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623

EMHS Board of Officers:                    President                     Glen Pace                    pacegardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner             BGHanner@aol.com               810-631-4292
Treasurer                    Barb Hunter                baha@chartermi.net              810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels         gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner               mhanner@aol.com                 810-631-4292
Fund-                           Mick and                  
Raising                        Cathy Hodgson              cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985

Meeting Minutes February 8, 2018


The Meeting – was held at Mayfield Twp. Hall

Networking – 5:00 pm doors open, set up refreshments, and sign in, pay dues

Refreshments – The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm by President Glen Pace, everyone enjoyed a wonderful potluck.

Presentation – Glen Pace introduced Melvyn Corner. He gave a wonderful presentation on Shrub Propagation.

Break – 7:55 pm

Business Meeting – the meeting was called back to order by Glen Pace at 8:07 pm. Welcome new member Sandy Vukonich.

Treasurer’s Report – Since we had a guest speaker no treasurer report was given. If anyone is interested they can see Barb Hunter, treasurer to see the report.

2017 IRS filing – Was completed on 1/18/2018 and accepted by the IRS.

Hosta College – will be March 16 and 17 this year. The winners of the registration fee giveaway are; Robin Bratton, Deb Brown, Cathy Clark, Marlene Daniels, Barb Hunter, Paulette Johnson. Congratulations to all the of the ladies. There will be no March meeting because of Hosta College

Election of Officers – President and Treasurer are up this year.  Glen Pace and Barb Hunter have offered to stay on in their current positions if there are no volunteers to take either position.

EMHS 2018 Calendar of Events – April 12, Mayfield Twp Hall, Speaker Aaron Strouse on Michigan Waterfalls. May 10 and 11 will be clay projects at Mark and Becky Hanners, more info to follow. Still need hosts for the June 14 meeting, August 09, September 13 meetings.  If interested please contact a board member.

Plant Sale – Cathy Hodgson said that the pre-sales are looking promising.

Next meeting – Will be April 12, 2018, at Mayfield Twp. Hall with guest speaker Aaron Strouse on Michigan Waterfalls.

Meeting adjourned - Bruce Pollard made a motion to be adjourned at  8:22 pm
Respectfully Submitted
Marlene Daniels
Secretary

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February 2018 Newsletter

Note from the President-  Welcome to a new year of EMHS activities.   As we do every year, our summer meetings will be tours of our own member’s gardens.   As of this Newsletter only the July 12th meeting date has been taken.   If you are willing to host one of the summer meetings at your gardens, please notify any EMHS Board member so we can reserve the date you choose.    The September meeting is our Annual Plant Exchange and the person hosting this meeting should have a yard large enough to support a compliment of members, potluck tables, and a large number of plants donated for the exchange.  The June and August meeting places do not need to be as large. 

The EMHS Board decided last November to have EMHS pay for the registration for Hosta College 2018 for six EMHS members in good standing.   This drawing was done this week and the winners were announced.   We have a great time at Hosta College and look forward to sharing the Hosta College experience with members of EMHS as well as catching up with friends from other states that we only get to see at Hosta College.    

I am trying to secure another Aaron Strouse presentation for this spring.   His presentation last year was so well received that getting him to come again would be a great addition to the educational programs for the year. 

A program that had to be cancelled last year was the pottery session at the Hanner’s studio.   This project is being planned for this year.  To make the classes smaller Mark and Becky are planning two days of classes with set times for signing-up.   The sign-up will be done ahead of time, just keep a check on the Calendar of Events to see the dates as they are announced.  

Spring is still a few months away but this is the perfect time to look through nursery catalogs to find the newest additions to the gardener’s availability list.   I have ordered from a number of nurseries already to add some more oddities and rare plant material to Pace Gardens.   One thing to keep in mind is that if you see something you want, get it when you see it because the new plants sell out quickly and if you wait to purchase it later you are very likely to miss out on getting it this season.    Most of the on-line catalogs tell you the stock status as you go through the listings so you don’t pay for a plant only to find out when you receive your order that something was sold out and you get a refund for the out-of-stock plants. 

Our February 8th speaker will be Melvyn Corner presenting Shrub Propagation.  Melvyn is the owner and propagation master of Horizon Plants LLC Whole Sale Nursery in Lapeer, MI.   Melvin will talk about various means of propagation of woody shrubs and other garden plants. 

See you at the February 8th meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- on February 08, 2018 at the Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw, Lapeer, MI 48446.  This is our regular meeting place located just south of the point of M-24 and N. Saginaw, (the driveway just north of the Cemetery). 

The speaker is Melvyn Corner of Horizon Plants LLC in Lapeer, MI.   Melvyn is a UK trained Horticulturist.   He attended Hadlow College of Horticulture in Kent England, came to the US for an 18-month internship, then returned to the UK and studied full time at Warwickshire College of Horticulture and obtained an Advanced National Certificate of Horticulture.   In 2006 Melvyn immigrated to Michigan to work at a liner propagation production facility.   Then in 2011 Melvyn left that job to start Horizon Plants LLC. 

This meeting will be a great way to start our 2018 season.  

The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Doors open/ Networking
1800-  
Refreshments/Potluck
1900-
   Speaker/Program
2000-  
Break
2015-   Business meeting

EMHS Annual Plant Sale- Please see the attached plant Sale flyer to see what the Committee has chosen for us this year.  Just as last year you are limited to 1 of each variety until everybody has had a chance to purchase.   After the delivery of plants at the April 12th meeting, all extra plants will be up for sale.  Again this year all plants will be $10.00.  

Review the December 14th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the February 8th, 2018 meeting.

2018 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Jan – no meeting
Feb 08- Mayfield Twp. Hall, Melvyn Corner
Mar – Hosta College – no meeting
April 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall- ?____
May 10- Pottery Project @ The Hanners
June 14- Member Garden Tour, ?____
July 12- Garden Tour @ Dyane Moore’s
Aug 09- Member Garden Tour, ?_____
Sept 13- Plant Exchange, ?__________
Oct 11- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?________
Nov 08- Annual Board Meeting, 
                        Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 13- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Hosting a Summer Meeting- We need volunteers to host our summer meetings.  I will have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting if you are willing to open your gardens to our group and host one of the summer member garden meetings. 

Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting. 

Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 505-379-9100, www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 810-664-8317, gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  810-631-4292, mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 810-664-7531,
baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  989-642-5772,
lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Hosta.   989-871-2873,
robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you have to do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website- http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm
AHS Hosta Library Website-
http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website- http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info-
American Hosta Society,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746

Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to: Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623

EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace                    pacegardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner             BGHanner@aol.com               810-631-4292
Treasurer                    Barb Hunter                baha@chartermi.net              810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels         gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner               mhanner@aol.com                 810-631-4292
Fund-                           Mick and                  
Raising                        Cathy Hodgson              cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

December 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall

Networking – 5:00 PM, set up refreshments, decorate for Christmas Party

Refreshments – the meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM by President Glen Pace.  Everyone enjoyed the lovely Christmas potluck and ham dinner.

Business Meeting – the meeting was called back to order at 7:15 PM by President Glen Pace he gave thanks to the board members, Jan and Ken Zawisa, and the membership for all the hard work that goes into making our club a success by bringing the fantastic food for the potlucks, donations to the monthly raffles and door prizes and to those that volunteered their homes and gardens for the membership to enjoy. Mark Hanner also thanked Glen Pace for his dedication to this club and for helping to make it enjoyable and educational.  Glen also asked the membership to remember the families of those that lost loved ones this year, Jan Everson and Joyce Vescio.

Summer Garden Meetings – The membership was encouraged to consider signing up to host one of the summer garden tour meetings in June, July, August, or September. The sign-up sheet will be available at all meetings until those dates are filled.

Hosta College – At the November board meeting it was decided that EMHS would give away 6 paid registrations to Hosta College March 16 & 17, 2018 (member will be responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and any additional class fees). Glen will send out an email to the membership stating the rules (member in good standing and a deadline) and request that every member interested respond to the email.  Glen will then do a random drawing of all members that responded then notify those winners.  Glen stated that he has no conflict of interest because his registration is paid because he is an instructor at Hosta College.  Depending on whether the member is also a member of MHS the member will either get $55.00 or $42.00.

Election of Officers – This year the position of  President and Treasurer are open.  Glen, opened up the floor for any nominations to take either position?  No one in the club volunteered for either position.  Glen Pace and Barb Hunter stated they would be happy to stay on in their current position.

Name Badges – Please sign the sheet if you need one, remember the first one is free and replacements are $2.00 each.  If possible please save the magnet from the back of a ruined badge to save cost.

Spring Plant sale – Cathy Hodgson presented the club with the plants that the Fundraising Committee had come up with this year.  Those plants are Hosta Half/Half, Christmas Candy, Sun Mouse and Wrinkle in Time.  Also, the club will have available Bush Clematis Violet Stardust and Hellebore Blushing Bride’s Maid. Each plant will be $10.00 and will be delivered at the April meeting.

Gift Exchange – Participation was for those that brought a gift to the exchange.

Next Meeting – February 8, 2018, at the Mayfield Twp. Hall

Adjourned – 8:20 PM

Respectfully submitted,


Marlene Daniels
Secretary

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President- Hopefully all of gardens have already been prepped for the winter months we are facing.  Removing the old dead foliage from your Hosta at this time of year makes it much easier to clean the beds in spring because you don’t have to deal with the Hosta leaves and those leaves are not providing a food source for the slugs that all Hosta lovers abhor.   Another menace for the Hosta gardener is the vole which during will tunnel just under the mulch and eat the crown of the plant sometimes totally killing a plant during a single winter.   Clearing the garden will help deter these little rodents from attacking your gardens. 

Winter also gives us the “down-time” from our garden chores which allows us the chance to go through plant catalogs to find new plants for our gardens.  Take the time to write down what plants you want and where you found it listed because if you don’t order it right when you see it you may forget where you found it whether it be in a catalog or in a computer search.   These lists also become a great way to cut plants from the want list because our want list is generally a lot longer than our available planting space and/or what our wallet allows. 

The September 14th Annual Plant Exchange was a lot of fun with many plants to choose from for the exchange, wonderful food for the potluck, and an opportunity to visit with friends.  Thank you all for sharing!

EMHS is closing the 2017 year with the Annual Holiday Festivities and Gift Exchange on December 14th, 2017 at the Mayfield Township Hall in Lapeer, MI 48446.  This is our biggest potluck of the year so please bring your favorite dish to pass and plan on having a lot of Holiday fun.  The details of the event are covered later in this newsletter.

I want to thank all of the people who donated plants, crafts, and other items to the raffle and door prize drawings.  The monthly raffle drawings are one of the fund raisers for EMHS and the door prize drawings are an added bonus for members and visitors attending the meetings.

The Fund-Raising Committee of the Mick and Cathy Hodgson and Gene Arms have done a fantastic job organizing the Annual Plant Sales and have already made the selections for the 2018 sale.  Thank you, Mick, Cathy, and Gene, for your work on this project. 

EMHS Members that shared their gardens with the group for the summer meetings are the best!   We all learn something from every garden we get to visit and hosting a meeting is a great way to let our members see what you can teach the rest of us. 

Next, I want to thank all of the people that brought food for the potlucks throughout the year.  One of the things EMHS is known for is the fantastic potlucks at the monthly meetings and this year was no exception.

Another thank you goes out to the EMHS Board.  This dedicated group of members continues to direct the entire group in an onward and upward fashion.  At our annual Board Meeting, we discuss the plans for the next year which takes a number of hours, but ask you, our members to share your thoughts and ideas of what you would like to see planned for future meetings of EMHS.   At every meeting, we ask if there is any other topics of discussion, this is your chance to share your ideas or you can tell any Board Member so your thoughts can be shared. 

Per the EMHS by-laws 2018 is the year for elections for the Board positions of EMHS President and Treasurer.   Barb and myself have both agreed to stay on in our respective positions for the next two years but ask that anybody interested in running for the positions of President or Treasurer please notify any EMHS Board member of your interest.  Elections will take place at the May 10, 2018 meeting. 

Lastly, I want to thank you, our members, for being the kind, helpful, sharing people you are toward each other and especially to our visitors.  Because of this, our club continues to grow and with that growth comes the ability to contract new speakers which in turn assists us in our “Purpose” which is, to promote the interest of hostas and shade gardening; to extend horticultural education and activities to its members and the community.

See you at the December 14th meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next MeetingThe Annual Holiday Festivitieson December 14, 2016 at the Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw, Lapeer, MI 48446.  This is our regular meeting place located just south of the point of M-24 and N. Saginaw, (the driveway just north of the Cemetery). 
The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Open doors to Hall for Decorating
1800-   
Networking, set-up refreshments, Sign-in
1830-
   Welcome and Introduce Visitors Dinner Served
1915-
   Business Meeting
1945    Gift Exchange

This annual event is always a lot of fun and a great way to end the year for the club.  The Club will provide the meat (ham) and table set-ups.  We do ask that everybody bring a dish to pass as this is our biggest potluck of the year. 

We will be doing the gift exchange as we have done in the past.  If you are interested in exchanging gifts, all you have to do is bring a wrapped non-gender-specific gift with a value of $10.  All the gifts will be laid at the front of the room and during the party we will call names from the sign-up sheet of the people who brought gifts.  When your name is called you go pick out a gift.  Nobody is required to bring a gift for the exchange, but if you do not bring one please understand that you will not be able to place your name on the list to pick one out.  This is the only way to assure that all people who bring a gift will receive one.

Review the September 14th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the December 14, 2017 meeting.

2018 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Jan – no meeting
Feb 08- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_____________
Mar – Hosta College – no meeting
April 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall- ?________________
May 10- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
June 14- Member Garden Tour, ?________________
July 12-Member Garden Tour , ?________________
Aug 09-Member Garden Tour, ?________________
Sept 13- Annual Plant Exchange, ?______________
Oct 11- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 08- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 13- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Hosting a Summer Meeting- We need volunteers to host our summer meetings.  I will have a sign-up sheet at the next meeting if you are willing to open your gardens to our group and host one of the summer member garden meetings. 


Name Badges- If you need one of the new EMHS name badges, please put your printed name on the sign-up sheet at any meeting or you can email Glen with your request.  Glen will try to have your name badge at the next meeting.  

Club Members selling Hosta or Related Products-
Please call or email to set an appointment before visiting
Brown, Deb- Aeroponic Tower Garden. 
505-379-9100,www.debbrown.towergarden.com
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes. 
810-664-8317,gardenfairy50@aol.com
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.  
810-631-4292,mhanner@aol.com
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies. 

810-664-7531, baha@chartermi.net
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.  

989-642-5772, lisik46@yahoo.com
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.   

989-871-2873,robfamily5 @yahoo.com

Comments to the EMHS blog:  I am mentioning blog posting to let you know that your comments to the blog can be published too.  All you do is go to the EMHS blog at http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com  and comment to a blog posting which will alert me that you have made a comment.  Once I deem the comment valid for publishing I will okay and it will automatically be posted.  Please note that I cannot edit or spell check your comments, all I can do is to publish, ignore, or delete your comments.  All comments will be screened by me to deter any vulgarity or inappropriate comments being published to the EMHS blog.    Glen

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society-
http://www.americanhostasociety.org/
American Hosta Society Convention Website-http://www.americanhostasociety.org/Activities/Conventions.htm 
AHS Hosta Library Website-

http://www.hostalibrary.org/
Michigan Hosta Society Website-

http://www.hostahappenings.com/
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
http://easternmichiganhostasociety.blogspot.com/
Hosta College Website-
http://ihostohio.com/portal/glhc/

Hosta Society Membership info-
American Hosta Society
,  $30 individual, $57/2 years, $34 family, $62/2 years
Send dues to: Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, Post Office Box 7539, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Michigan Hosta Society, Dues are $15 per household for up to two people, good for 2 years. Make checks payable to: The Michigan Hosta Society and send to; Michigan Hosta Society, 2509 Wembly Lane, Troy, MI 48084-1280

Eastern Michigan Hosta Society, Dues $5 per year per household, Make check payable to EMHS and mail to: Barb Hunter, EMHS Treasurer, 316 Davis Lake Rd. Lapeer, MI 48746

Saginaw Valley Hosta Society, Dues $20 per year per household, Make check payable to SVHS and mail to:Gordon Burnside, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623


EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace
     PaceGardens@charter.net      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner
     BGHanner@aol.com             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter
     baha@chartermi.net               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels
     gardenfairy50@aol.com         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner
     mhanner@aol.com                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson
    cehodgso@hotmail.com         810-664-8985