Wednesday, July 26, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President-  Unforeseen family issues changed our July meeting plans.  Mark’s dad is doing much better now and plans to return to his apartment soon.   We will try to plan the clay pinch-pot project with the Hanners for a future date.
 
            I also want to thank Barb Hunter for offering to open her gardens on a last-minute basis for our July meeting.  Barb’s gardens are beautiful plantings with many unique sculptures.  Barb also offers many Hosta cultivars for sale as well as water plants, Koi, succulents, and several other selections.  If you didn’t take time to look at the plants Barb was selling or you saw something you wanted but didn’t buy it at the meeting, just give Barb a call and make an appointment to go for a visit.  In addition, I want to thank all the members that donated items for the door prize drawing and raffle drawings.  These donations are enjoyed by the winners and are a great way for our members to enjoy the benefits of EMHS. 

                The Hosta world mourns the passing of one of our members, Jan Everson.  Jan's experience with hostas runs deep, as she has developed a nice shade garden at their home in Troy, has toured many gardens on national and state hosta society tours and shared these tours with us in prior years, and has served in many different roles in the Metro Detroit Hosta Society, the Michigan Hosta Society, and the Great Lakes Hosta Society.   Most recently, Jan served as editor of the MHS newsletter, producing an award-winning print and online publication.  Jan was the speaker for our February meeting this year presenting “The Blooming Mojave Desert”.   Please keep Jan’s husband Bob and her sister Sarah in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. 

            Our August meeting will be at John and Annette Gavit’s in Saginaw.  If you have never been to John and Annette’s you are in for a treat of something different.  The front yard is a collection of well grown Hosta and companion plants and the back yard has the most unique pathways you will ever see. 

            Please remember to bring your own chair and bug spray to the summer meetings.   Also remember to bring your favorite dish to pass for the potluck. 

            I look forward to seeing you at John and Annette’s in Saginaw on August 10th!

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- August 10th, 2017 at the Gavits, 1551 Coolidge, Saginaw, MI 48638.  Ph 989-793-1339   If you get lost on the way you can call for help. 

Directions- From Lapeer, take I-69 West to I-75 North.   Drive North on I-75 to I-675 North (exit 150).  Drive 2.75 miles to Exit 3, M-58/Davenport toward Michigan Ave.   Continue West on    M-58/Davenport 3.1 miles to Coolidge Ave.  Turn Left (South)and drive 0.4 miles to house on right. 

           Or from the Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer- Drive 25 miles North to M-46 Turn Left (West) and drive 25 miles to I-75 North.  Drive North 0.5 mile to I-675 North (Exit 150).  Drive 2.75 miles to Exit 3, M-58/Davenport toward Michigan Ave.   Continue West on M-58 /Davenport 3.1 miles to Coolidge Ave.  Turn Left (South)and drive 0.4 miles to house on right.

This meeting is another one of our summer garden tour meetings.   Please remember to bring your own chair, bug spray, your favorite dish to pass for the potluck, and plan to have a great time.
                               
The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Networking
1800-  
Potluck
1900-
  Business Meeting
1915-   View Gardens

Review the July 13th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the August 10th, 2017 meeting.

Club Plants- The last of the 2017 EMHS Plant Sale- these plants will be offered as a “Silent Auction” at the August 10th meeting.   Be sure to bring extra money for this Silent Auction.   The Fund Raising Committee wants to finish this year’s Plant Sale so they can close the books on this fund raiser. 

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall


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

July 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at Barb Hunters home.

Networking – 5:00PM Gardens open, sign in, networking

Refreshments – 6:00PM the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, Glen thanked Barb for opening her home and gardens on such short notice, visitors were introduced and a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the minutes from the June 2017 meeting.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Paulette Johnson and seconded by Steve Balabon.  The membership voted to accept the June 2017 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – no treasurer report was given, we will get two next month and vote accordingly.

Calendar Of Events – Glen went over the calendar, our next meeting will be at the home of the Gavit’s in Saginaw.  September’s meeting is the plant exchange at it will be held at the home of Melva Bond.  As of this time we do not have anything scheduled for our October meeting.  If anyone has any ideas please see Glen.  November is the annual board meeting and if anyone would like to attend they are most certainly welcome.  December ends our year with our annual Christmas party.

Break – 7:20PM the membership took a quick break.

Raffle – Thank you to Glen Pace, Gene Arms, Pat Salk and Bill Kapustka, Mick & Cathy Hodgson, Linda Ballard, Joy Boots, Deb Brown, Ethan Griffith, and Darlene Nadane for donating items for our raffle and door prizes.

Mick and Cathy Hodgson’s 50th - the EMHS Members are invited to join Mick and Cathy to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 12th from 2PM -4PM at the Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club 1213 N. Lake George Rd. Attica, MI 48412.  In lieu of a gift, please consider donating to Lapeer County Sportsman’s Club Camp Wilderness Fund for Children. 

Next meeting – Our next meeting will be held at the home of Annette and John Gavit in Saginaw.

Adjourned – A motion was made by Bruce Pollard to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:42PM

Respectfully Submitted
Marlene Daniels

Secretary

Thursday, June 29, 2017

July 2017 Newsletter

President’s Note- Our next meeting will be very different for the group in that we will not be doing a potluck, nor will we have any sort of a business meeting.  Mark and Becky Hanner are preparing the clay for all members who have signed up to do a Pinch-Pot which will be suitable to plant a mini Hosta in once it has been fired.   The Hanners will have the clay prepared for the project, instruct you on how to texture the clay and form the Pinch-Pot, and have a choice of glazes to be applied before they fire the pot.

EMHS is paying for the materials and the firing for the membership to take this class.

The guidelines are:
*You must be a member in good standing to take the class
*You must be listed on the sign-up sheet to take the class
*If you want to take the class but are not signed up, call the Hanner’s and sign-up now
*Be in the studio at your sign-up time and ready to start

Since we are not having a potluck, please do not bring food.   The Hanners will have bottled water and store-bought cookies, but with arrival times being over such a long period, capability of hot or cold food safety is poor.  

Mark’s dad is back in the hospital so if you call them to sign-up and they do not answer, please leave a message on the answering machine.   Please don’t just show up at the meeting and expect to make a Pinch-Pot as Mark and Becky are preparing the clay beforehand and they are being remunerated for supplies and firing by EMHS for the people who are signed up. 

Next Meeting- is on July 13th, 2017 at the home of Mark and Becky Hanner, 10414 Oak Rd. Otisville, MI 48463, Ph. 810-631-4292.  Tour their gardens before or after your class time. 
     
            Driving Directions-
From our regular meeting place at the Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer; starting on M-24 drive North 5.3 miles to Columbiaville Rd.  Turn Left (West) and drive 7.5 miles to Washburn Road.  Turn right (North) and drive ½ mile to Main St (Wilson Rd.).  Turn left (West) and drive 2.0 miles to Oak Rd.  Turn Left (South) and drive 2/10ths of a mile to the house on the left. 
            
           From downtown Otisville on M-15; turn right (Northeast) onto Wilson Rd (Main St) and drive 2/10ths of a mile to Main St and turn right.  Drive 1.1 miles to Oak Rd and turn right (South).  Drive 2/10ths of a mile to the house on the left. 
*Parking will be in the open area between the greenhouse and the studio or along the side of Oak Rd.  Use the driveway only as a drop-off

I look forward to seeing you and hoping you all enjoy the clay project. 
Glen Pace

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
July 13- the Hanner’s in Otisville, Clay Project
Aug 10- the Gavits’ in Saginaw, Garden Tour
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

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

June 08, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at Pace Gardens, Clio

Networking – 5:00pm Tour gardens, sign in, networking

Refreshments – 6:00pm the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, and members enjoyed a wonderful potluck.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the May 2017 meeting minutes.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Becky Hanner and seconded by Paulette Johnson.  Members voted to accept the May 2017 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave a report for May 2017, beginning balance was $XXX.xx, income was $XX.xx, and expenditures were $XX.xx, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Motion to accept the treasurer report was made by Mark Hanner, and seconded by Dyane Moore.  Members voted to accept the May 2017 treasurer’s report.

Calendar of Events – next meeting will be at Mark & Becky Hanner’s home in Otisville and the club will be making pinch pots.  Signup sheet for times was available. 

Annual Fund Raiser – no report, Mick & Cathy Hodgson and Gene Arms were at National Hosta Convention.

Other Announcements - Carolyn Pickard talked to the members about the Hosta Tailgate and wanted to know if the club would be interested in hosting next year’s tailgate and maybe have Saginaw club join us.  Members discussed and we will pick back up next month. 

Marlene Daniels announced the Lapeer County Master Gardeners will be having a garden tour on July 22, also they are having a Fairy/Gnome Garden contest at the gardens at Suncrest, no cost to enter and anyone may enter. 

Donations – Thank you to Barb Hunter, Glen Pace, Patrick & Patricia Major, Barbara Colling, and Teresa Dillon for donating items for our door prizes.  No raffle was held.

Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be July 13th and will be held at Mark & Becky Hanner’s home in Otisville.

Adjourned – The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Marlene Daniels

Secretary

Sunday, May 28, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President-  Our summer garden tour meetings start with the June meeting.   The garden tour meetings are when we visit the garden of one of our fellow members.   This is our chance to see other’s gardens and to get ideas of what we can do in our own gardens.  It is also a great opportunity to see plants that you may not have seen before.   Don’t forget to bring a chair, bug spray, something for the door prize or raffle, and your favorite dish to pass for the potluck. 

This spring has been great for watering the plants, but terrible for me getting into the gardens to clean out last year’s fallen leaves.   As most of you know, I work every weekend and the rains have been primarily Monday through Friday with rather nice weather weekends.  I am desperately trying to get the gardens cleaned before the EMHS meeting on June 8th.  The portable greenhouse will still be filled with this year’s purchases and the blocks for the new pathways through the woodland gardens will still be stacked along the path near the front, but I assure you that the gardens will have some unusual plants for you to look at.   A lot of the spring ephemeral are already gone, the tree peonies are finished, and the cypripedium orchids will most likely be gone by the time you visit.  You will find Japanese Maples in spring leaf color, Japanese Dogwoods in bloom, Podophyllum (Mayapples) that you have probably never seen before, numerous forms of Solomon’s Seal, and a garden full of other unique plants, trees, and shrubs.   I look forward to seeing all of you at Pace Gardens on June 8th

This is also the time of year to begin dividing the plants you want to bring to the EMHS Plant Exchange in September.   Dividing the plants now will give them time to establish a good set of roots and look great for the exchange.  As a reminder, it has been suggested that instead of dividing a nice plant you are going to donate, keep the plant as a larger multiple eye plant.  Also, don’t forget that the plant exchange is not just for Hosta.   Companion plants for the shade garden are a great donation as are garden ornaments, garden tools, gardening books, and anything else that pertains to our addiction of gardening.   Cathy Hodgson will be running the $5.00 table for the Plant Exchange and the person donating the plants can make the decision if they want their donation to be placed on the $5.00 table or if they want it in the regular exchange.  If you have any questions, please ask Cathy.

A big thank you to Teresa Dillon for the suggestion of obtaining Aaron Strouse as a speaker.   Aaron’s presentation on Michigan’s Wild Native Orchids was fantastic!

I look forward to seeing you all at the June meeting on June 8th at Pace Gardens in Clio.

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- June 08, 2017 at Pace Gardens 2426 Delwood Dr. Clio, MI 48420.  The phone number is 810-687-2512.   If you get lost on the way you can call for help.
 
Directions- From Lapeer, take I-69 West to I-75 North.   Drive North on I-75 to the Clio/Montrose/Vienna Rd/M-57 exit (Exit 131).  Turn right (East) onto Vienna Rd and drive 5.4 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn left (North) onto Bray Rd. and drive 1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.    Turn left (West) and drive to the forth house on the left. 
            or I-69 East 9.5 miles to M-15/State Rd.   Turn right (North) and drive 11.8 miles to
                   M-57/Vienna Rd.   Turn left (West) and drive 7.1 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn right (North)  
                   and drive 1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.  Turn left (West) and drive to 4th house on the
                   left.
             from Saginaw- Drive South on I-75 to the Clio/Montrose/M-57/Vienna Rd exit (Exit 131).
                   Turn left (East) and drive 5.5 miles to Bray Rd.   Turn keft (North) onto Bray and drive
                   1.3 miles to Delwood Dr.   Turn left (West) and drive to the forth house on the left.

This meeting begins our summer garden tour meetings.   Please remember to bring your own chair, bug spray, your favorite dish to pass for the potluck, and plan to have a great time.                                
The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Networking
1800-  
Potluck
1900-
  Program
2000-   Business Meeting

Review the May 11th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the June 8th, 2017 meeting.

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
June 08- Pace Gardens in Clio, Garden Tour
July 13- the Hanner’s in Otisville, Clay Hosta Project
Aug 10- the Gavits’ in Saginaw, Garden Tour
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison

Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

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

May 11, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall

Networking – 5:00pm doors open, setup refreshments, sign in, pay dues and networking

Presentation – Glen Pace introduced Aaron Strouse, Aaron’s presentation was The Wild Native Orchids of Michigan.

Break – 8:15pm

Business Meeting – The meeting was called back to order at 8:27pm by President Glen Pace

Approval of Minutes – There were no changes to the minutes from April 2017meeting.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Robin Bratton, seconded by Mark Hanner. The membership voted to accept the April 2017 minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – No treasurer report was given due to a speaker being present at this meeting. April’s beginning balance was $XX.xx with an income of $XX.xx and expenditures of $XX.xx giving us an ending balance of $XX.xx for the month of April.

Sad news – We have had sad news recently, Van Wade passed away on April 26, 2017 the hosta world will miss him very much.  Also, Joyce Vescio has passed away on April 23, 2017; Joyce will be missed by our club.   Jan Everson is very ill and will no longer be able to be our speaker in February. 

Dues – If you haven’t already, please pay your 2017 membership dues tonight.

Calendar of Events – Glen went over the calendar and noted we might not have a meeting in October due to not having a speaker yet.  We will keep the membership informed.

Announcements – Carolyn Pickard let the membership know that she will be selling all of her daylilies, if interested contact her, she will however still be selling hostas.  Mark Hanner has a petition regarding the pipe line, if anyone would like to sign please see Mark at the end of the meeting.

Raffle – Thank you to Mark & Becky Hanner, Glen Pace, Teresa Dillion, Dyane Moore, Betty Valentine and Wanda Rybak for donating items for our raffle.  The club made $XX.xx

Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be held at Pace Gardens in Clio.

Adjourned – A motion to adjourn our meeting was made by Mark Hanner and seconded by Pat Maitland.

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels

Secretary

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter

Note from the President-  As gardeners we have encountered a fantastic spring here in Mid-Michigan.  The warmer days and cool nights have fostered the extended flowering periods of the spring ephemerals and early spring bulbs and the consistent rains have kept the plants watered so we aren’t having to give supplemental moisture.   This is the time of year that I love walking through the gardens daily just find out what is emerging from dormancy today.  Finding a plant that you either forgot you planted last year or one that you thought had died makes spring a time of a gardener’s delight. 

This is also the season that we receive the plant orders we placed either late last year or very early this year.   Getting a box of plants in the mail is like opening a Christmas present, the thrill of the first sight of what you ordered is so exciting.   If you have ordered plants from a company and were pleased with what you received, share that experience with your fellow gardening friends so that mail order company is promoted.   So many of the mail order plant companies have either gone out of business or were bought out by big business that we need to support the smaller businesses that provide us with the joys of receiving wonderful new plants.

We have another first- time-for-us speaker for our May meeting.  We will have photographer Aaron Strouse presenting a slide show titled “The Wild Native Orchids of Michigan”.  This will include plants most of us have never seen.   Aaron lives in Clare, MI and has made numerous photography trips through Michigan’s woods to capture the subjects in this presentation, so don’t miss this meeting if you want to see what we have growing right in our own state that you have probably never seen growing in its natural environment. 

I also want to thank Melissa Jaskiewicz for her informative presentation at our April meeting on bee-keeping both here and abroad as well as the tasting samples of honey she provided at the meeting.  Who knew that the taste of honey was affected so much by the flower the bees were gathering from to make the honey.  Yes, we knew there was clover, orange blossom, and buckwheat honey, but I was thrilled to get to try the specialty honey Melissa shared with us.

This is also the time of year to begin dividing the plants you want to bring to the EMHS Plant Exchange in September.   Dividing the plants now will give them time to establish a good set of roots and look great for the exchange. 

I look forward to seeing you all at the May meeting on May 11th.

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- May 11th, 2017 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 Wild Native Orchids of Michigan”.  Aaron is a photographer from our great state of Michigan.  Aaron said he has been compiling the photos for this presentation for some time is ready to share it with us. 

The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-   Networking
1800-  
Potluck
1900-
  Program
2000-   Business Meeting

Review the April 13th, 2017 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the May 11th, 2017 meeting.

2017  EMHS Calendar of Events    
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
May 11- Mayfield Twp. Hall- Aaron Strouse, Wild Native Orchids of MI
June 08- Pace Gardens in Clio, Garden Tour
July 13- the Hanner’s in Otisville, Clay Hosta Project
Aug 10- the Gavits’ in Saginaw, Garden Tour
Sept 14 – Melva Bonds in Bridgeport- Plant Exchange
Oct 12- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?_________________
Nov 09- Annual Board Meeting, Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 14- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

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