Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Photos from the September EMHS Plant Exchange at Suncrest in Lapeer

The membership in the Pavilion during the meeting
 
The remainder of the photos are of the gardens at Suncrest









Thursday, August 29, 2019

September 2019 Newsletter


Note from the President- There are only a few weeks before our Annual Plant Exchange which is on September 12th.  If you have not already potted the plants you are planning to bring to the exchange, I suggest you do it as soon as possible to give the plant some time to adjust to a pot.  This meeting is always a blast and everybody leaves with new plants (sometimes many plants) to use in their own yard. 
There are a couple of things to remember about the Plant Exchange meeting; bring something to exchange, each membership (single, couple, or family) gets only one name in the drawing canister, look things over as the drawing is being held as we have to go fast to get finished before dark.  Also, please do not bring any invasive species such as Lily of the Valley, Houttuynia (Chameleon plant), Ostrich Ferns, Bishops Weed, Persicaria (Painter’s Palette), etc.  Suggestions of plants to bring are Hosta, companion plants, ornamental trees/shrubs, or garden related items such as bird houses, garden ornaments, watering wands, ornamental pots, etc.   *Please put a name label in each plant you bring to the exchange (It is nice know what a plant is when you plant it in your garden). 

The Plant Exchange drawing is decided by the number of meetings each membership has attended in the past year, starting with the Sept 2018 meeting and ending with the August 8, 2019 meeting.  The first set of names will be those that have attended all eight meetings.  Next will be those members that attended seven of eight meetings, and so on.  When your name is called you can choose a plant from the main group or you can choose a plant from the $5.00 table, give Cathy your name so she can keep track of your total, then pay Cathy at the end of the Exchange. 
The September Meeting/Annual Plant Exchange will be held at Suncrest in Lapeer.   Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish to pass for the potluck, a chair to sit in, and at least one thing for the Plant Exchange as well as money to use at the $5.00 table.

I will start the business portion of the meeting while the potluck is underway to try and keep us from running the exchange after twilight.   Once we start the exchange the name drawing will go quickly so please take a look at the plants in the exchange before your name is called. 
See you at the September 12th, 2019 Annual Plant Exchange/meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President


Next Meeting- is the Annual Plant Exchange on September 12th, 2019 being held at Suncrest in Lapeer, Suncrest, 1455 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446.  The meeting will be held in the pavilion at the back of the building where the gardens are located. 
Directions- Multiple roads remain closed in downtown Lapeer.  If you are coming from the South, East, or West be sure to take I-69 to M-24.

-From I-69 take exit 155, M-24, Lapeer Road.   Turn to the North and drive 3.5 miles to Davis Lake Road.  Turn left (west) on Davis Lake Rd and drive 0.8 miles to Suncrest Dr.   Turn Left (South) and drive to Suncrest.  Follow the right curve of Suncrest to the back of the building toward the pavilion.   There is parking to the north of the pavilion and gardens as well as to the south end of the main building.     
            -From I-75- Take I-75 to I- 69 East.  Drive 24 miles to Exit 155 M-24, Lapeer Road and then follow the directions above.

            -From Saginaw Area- take I-75 south and follow the directions above or take M-46 East to M-24.  Turn right (South) and drive 25.8 miles to Davis Lake Road.  Turn right (West) and drive 8/10ths of a mile to Suncrest Dr.  Turn Left (South) and drive to Suncrest.  Follow the right curve of Suncrest to the back of the building toward the pavilion.   There is parking to the north of the pavilion and gardens as well as to the south end of the main building.    
            **Note- Barb Hunter lives at 316 Davis Lake Road (the 3rd house off M-24) and will open for business (Hosta, water gardening, Koi, daylilies) at 3:00 PM for anybody that would like to come by on their way to the meeting.  When I spoke with her today, she said to let the membership know she would be open before the meeting.  Barb will close at 4:30 so everybody can make it to the meeting on time.

Please remember to bring 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
1845-  
Business Mtg

1900-   Plant Exchange

EMHS Calendar of Events 2019
Sept 12- EMHS Plant Exchange, at Sun Crest in Lapeer
Oct 17-
Chris & Connie Green
at Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer
Nov 14-
Board Meeting at Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 12-
Annual Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer, MI
* Note the date change for the October meeting.   There was a mistake made with the date and the speaker was not available on the regularly scheduled date so I changed it to one week later. We still have to verify that the Mayfield Twp. Hall is available for that date and time so keep checking the blog for updates.    
Review the August 8th, 2019 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the September 12th, 2019 meeting.

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.
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

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
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


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 and Cathy Hodgson
  cehodgso@hotmail.com       810-664-8985

August 08, 2019 Meeting Minutes


The Meeting – was held at the home of Nancy and Marvin Martilla 

Networking – 5:00 PM, set up refreshments, sign in and stroll through the
Martillas’ gardens.

Potluck – the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace at 6:00 PM
Glen thanked the Martillas’ for opening their home and gardens for all to enjoy.
Visitors were introduced and a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – There were no corrections to July 11, 2019 meeting minutes.  Becky Hanner made a motion to accept July’s meeting minutes and it was seconded by Robin Bratton. The membership voted to accept July’s 2019 meeting minutes.
 
Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave a report for July 2019, beginning balance was $XXX.xx, an income of $XX.xx and expenditures were $XX.xx leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  A motion was made by Becky Hanner to accept the treasurer’s report and seconded by Dyane Moore. Membership voted to accept the July 2019 treasurer’s report.

Annual plant sale – Kathy Hodgson thanked the membership for supporting our club by purchasing plants from the sale. There are 12 Prairie Sky left at $3.00 each, 16 WuLaLa and 4 Wiggles and Squiggles left at $10.00 each.

Calendar of Events – our next meeting is September 12 and it is our annual plant exchange. It will be held at Suncrest’s Pavilion in Lapeer.
October 10 – Chris & Connie Green at Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer
November 14 – Board Meeting at Whitey’s in Davison
December 12 – Annual Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer

Name badges – Sign sheet if you need one. First one is free and replacements are $2.00 each. Please save the magnet from the back of a ruined badge to save cost.

Other Announcements - John Gavit announced that there would be a garden clean up at Hidden Lake on August 18. Glen Pace, the president explained how the plant exchange works for all of our new members.

Adjourn – Bruce Pollard made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 6:58 PM.

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels
Secretary

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

EMHS meeting at the Marttila Garden

The Gardens of
Marvin and Nancy Marttila


 Nancy is handy at building bridges
 This waterfall was built by Nancy and flows
into the pond pictured below

 Primula kisoana looking fantastic in our drought
 Yes, there were many Hosta featured in the gardens

EMHS wants to thank Nancy and Marv for being wonderful hosts
and compliment their work in their beautiful gardens.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

August 2019 Newsletter


Note from the President- From a wet spring to a heat wave in in July, welcome to Mid-Michigan’s unpredictable weather patterns.   The rains of spring made our Hosta gardens grow phenomenally and produce some of the best Hosta growth we have seen in recent years.   Then, during the heat wave some gardeners got the spotty rains that popped up and they didn’t even have to water their gardens to get them through the heat and dry while other gardeners endured Mother Nature’s wrath of not even a sprinkle of rain.  
In my gardens there are non-ephemeral plants that are already going dormant because of the dry conditions and the heat.    Some but not all varieties of Polygonatum have lost most all of their stems even before they could produce any seed.   Most of the Trillium that did not have seed pods have already disappeared, but the ones with seed pods are still up and ripening their seeds.    For the second time in the 32 years that Pace Gardens has been in existence, deer have found their way over my fences and browsed through the gardens eating Hosta leaves, Trillium, Lilium canadense, and for the first time they have decimated the Asarum canadense (wild Ginger) and the mini trailing Pink flowered Violet.   First Nations people used the wild ginger to treat stomach upset so maybe the deer needed something to settle their stomach after eating everything else in my gardens.   Just a bit of further information; please do not use wild ginger to treat your own gastric ailments as this plant can cause liver failure. 

Our last meeting at Rob and Susie Trott’s was a wonderful experience.    Their gardens are beautiful, the Koi are amazing, and Rob and Susie’s mounts from their hunting excursions were a collection of amazement.   Thank you, Rob and Susie for being fantastic hosts.
Our next meeting is at the Marttila’s in Lapeer.   Nancy and Marvin have hosted our meetings in the past and this will surely be a fun meeting.   Be sure to bring your own chair for this meeting as well as your favorite dish to pass for the potluck.  

There are still a few plants left over from the Annual Plant Sale that the Fund-Raising Committee will be selling at the meeting.  
I want to thank the Board for their commitment to EMHS and all they do to keep the club running smoothly, all the people that donate to the door prize drawings and raffles, and all our members for their support of EMHS. 

Sincerely,
Glen Pace
EMHS President
Next Meeting- August 8th, 2019, at the home of Marvin and Nancy Marttila; 1920 Callis Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446, phone 810-664-7589.  Tour of the gardens and networking will start at 5:00 PM.   Please bring your favorite dish to pass and don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and bug spray.

Directions- Multiple roads remain closed in downtown Lapeer.  If you are coming from the South, East, or West be sure to take I-69 to M-24.
-From I-69 take exit 155, M-24, Lapeer Road.   Turn to the North and drive 3.5 miles to David Lake Road.  Turn left (west) on Davis Lake Rd and drive 0.7 miles to Callis Rd.  Turn Right (North) and drive 0.5 miles to the destination on the right.  Drive 6/10ths of a mile to Callis Rd. and turn left (North) and drive 7/10ths of a mile to the house on the right. 

            -From I-75- Take I-75 to I- 69 East.  Drive 24 miles to Exit 155 M-24, Lapeer Road and then follow the directions above.
            -From Saginaw Area- take I-75 south and follow the directions above or take M-46 East to M-24.  Turn right (South) and drive 25.8 miles to Davis Lake Road.  Turn right (West) and drive 7/10ths of a mile to Callis Rd.  Turn right (North) and drive 5/10ths of a mile to the house on the right. 
            **Note- Barb Hunter lives at 316 Davis Lake Road (the 3rd house off M-24) and will open for business (Hosta, water gardening, Koi, daylilies) at 3:00 PM for anybody that would like to come by on their way to the meeting.  When I spoke with her today, she had just made another couple raised beds to accommodate all the new sale plants.  Barb will close at 4:30 so everybody can make it to the meeting on time.


Please remember to bring 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


EMHS Calendar of Events 2019
Aug 8- Garden Tour at The Marttila’s in Lapeer
Sept 12-
EMHS Plant Exchange, at Sun Crest in Lapeer
Oct 10-
Chris & Connie Green
at Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer
Nov 14-
Board Meeting at Whitey’s in Davison
Dec 12-
Annual Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall Lapeer, MI
A Hosta Lovers Additional Dates of Interest:
Aug 18th – Hidden Lake Gardens Workday


Review the July 11th, 2019 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the August 8th, 2019 meeting.
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. 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

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
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


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 and Cathy Hodgson
  cehodgso@hotmail.com       810-664-8985

Photos from the Meeting at the Trotts

This is one big Koi Pond at Rob and Susie Trott's garden
















July 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes


The Meeting – was held at the home of Rob and Susie Trott.

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

Refreshments – 6:00 PM the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, Glen thanked Rob and Susie for opening their home and gardens for all to enjoy, visitors were introduced and new member Jennifer Hessler was welcomed. A wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the minutes from the June 13th 2019.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Steve Balabon and seconded by Dyane Moore. The membership voted to accept the June 13, 2019 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasure gave reports for last 4 months. February 2019 beginning balance was $XX.XX, income of $XX.XX and expenditures were $XX.XX, leaving an ending balance of $XX.XX.  March 2019 beginning balance was $XX.XX, income $.XX, no expenditures, leaving an ending balance of $XX.XX.  April 2019 beginning balance was $XX.XX, income of XX.XX, and expenditures were $XX.XX leaving an ending balance of $XX.XX.  May 2019 beginning balance was $XX.XX, income of $XX.XX, no expenditures, leaving an ending balance of $XX.XX.  Motion was made by Bruce Pollard to except all four reports and it was seconded by Sandy Vukonich.  Membership voted to accept all four of the treasurer’s reports. 

EMHS Plant Sale 2019 – there are still extra plants for sale, at $8.00 each.  See Cathy Hodgson if interested.

EMHS Gift Plant – the club gave each paid membership, Hosta ‘Prairie Sky’.  There are extras available for sale at $3.00 each.

MI Hosta Tour – John Gavit said the tour was a great success, with over 400 people attending.

AHS Convention & Tour – Barb Hunter, Pat Maitland, and Marlene Daniels attended the convention in Wisconsin. They said the gardens were all beautiful and even though it rained everyday it was a wonderful time. Next year’s convention will be in Minnesota.

Hosta Tailgate 2019 – Carolyn Pickard attended Great Lakes Region's annual event and gave us a recap of this event. She recommends everyone to try and make it out to next year’s event.

Big Thank You to Helen Wischmeyer for donating the metal sign Every Birdie Welcome and to Rob Trott for his excellent auctioning skills.

EMHS Calendar of Events 2019
Aug. 8 – Garden Tur at The Marttila’s home
Sept. 12 – EMHS Plant Exchange, at Suncrest’s Pavilion
Oct. 10 – Chris & Connie Green at Mayfield Twp. Hall
Nov. 14 – Board Meeting at Whitey’s in Davison
Dec. 12 – Annual Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Name Badges – sign sheet if you need one.

Other announcements – Teresa Dillion announced that the central MI Daylily Society was having a plant sale on Saturday July 20th starting at 9:00AM.

Next Meeting – August 8th 2019 at the Marttila’s in Lapeer.

Meeting Adjourned – 7:40PM

Respectfully submitted,
Marlene Daniels
EMHS Secretary