Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Annual Plant Exchange tonight at the Major's house

The membership enjoying the potluck before the Plant Exchange

 
More EMHS Members

 
The rest of the EMHS members
 
 The Hodgsons and Gene Arms controlling the $5.00 sales table

 
some of the $5.00 offerings
 
Sauromatum venosum (a hardy Aroid) was a big hit at the $5.00 sales table

 
These plants were in the free exchange
 
more plants in the free exchange offerings
Every membership name was called 6 times before we started to run out of plants.  
This exchange is a fun meeting and everybody leaves with a bunch
of new plants for their own garden. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter


Note from the President- There is only a few weeks before our Annual Plant Exchange which is on September 13th.  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 2017 meeting and ending with the August 9, 2018 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 the home of Patrick and Patricia Major, 10491 Horton Road, Goodrich, MI 48438, phone 810-444-9814.  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 13th, 2018 Annual Plant Exchange/meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President


 Next Meeting- Our next meeting is on September 13th, 2018 at 5:00 PM at Patrick and Patricia Major’s, 10491 Horton Road, Goodrich, MI 48438, phone 810-444-9814.

Driving Directions-
            (from M-24/I-69)
- Take I-69 West toward Flint and drive 10 miles to Exit 145 (M-15).  Turn left (South) onto M-15 (State Road) and drive 9.6 miles to Horton Road.  Turn right (West) onto Horton Road and drive 0.8 miles to destination on right. 
            (from I-75) – Drive south on I-75 to Exit 108 (Holly Road).  Turn right (South) onto Holly Road and drive 0.5 miles to Baldwin Road.  Turn left (East) and drive 4.9 miles to Gale Road.  Turn right (South) onto Gale Road and drive 0.6 miles to Horton Road.  Turn left (East) onto Horton Road and drive 1.9 miles to destination on left. 

The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-  
View Gardens/ Networking
1800-  
Refreshments/Potluck
1830-
   Plant Exchange

 
2018 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      
Sept 13- Plant Exchange @ The Major’s
Oct 11- No Meeting
Nov 08- (date changing) Annual Board Meeting,
     Whitey’s in Davison

Dec 13- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

 Review the August 9th, 2018 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the September 13th, 2018 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. 

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

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

Meeting Minutes for August 9th, 2018


The Meeting – was held at the home of Sandy Vukonich

Networking – 5:00 PM, set up refreshments, sign in and stroll through Sandy’s gardens

Potluck – the meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace at 6:00 PM

Business Meeting – the meeting was called back to order by President Glen Pace at 7:00 PM, visitors were introduced and Glen thanked Sandy for opening her gardens for the membership to enjoy.

Approval of Minutes – There were no corrections to the minutes from the July 12, 2018 meeting. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Steve Balabon and seconded by Bruce Pollard. The membership voted to accept July’s meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave the report for July 2018.  We started with a beginning balance of $XXX.xx, added a total income of $XX.xx, and had total expenditures of $XX.xx, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  Motion to accept July’s treasurer report was made by Joy Boots and seconded by Robin Bratton.  The membership voted to accept July’s treasurer’s report.

Plant Sale inventory – as of August 8, 2018, we had 2 Half & Half, 2 Honey Bear and 1 Lemon Kiss left. 

Calendar of Events – Glen Pace went over the upcoming meetings.  Next meeting is at Patricia & Pat Majors home and it is our annual plant exchange. Since we do not have a speaker, we will not have an October meeting. November 8, 2018, is the annual board meeting at Whitey’s in Davison. Any member is welcome to come and sit in. December 13, 2018, will be our annual Christmas party and it will be held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall

Plant Exchange – Will be held at the Major’s home in Goodrich. Rules for plant exchange, no invasive plants, the donor decides if their plant or garden related donation goes on the $5 table or into the regular exchange.  Not limited to plants, can bring garden art, water wands, birdhouses, etc. Please try to bring five-dollar bills or check if taking from $5 table to make it easier for change.

October Meeting – As of today we do not have a speaker so the meeting will be canceled.

Name badges – sign sheet if you need one.

Raffle & Door prizes – thank you to Sandy Vukonich, Glen Pace, Kathy & Mick Hodgson, Gene Arms, Wanda Rybak, Pat Major, Teresa Dillon, and Jim & Lorraine Jessop for their donations.

Other announcements – Glen Pace will be checking to see how much it will cost the club to rent a bus to tour a member’s home that does not have available parking.  More details will be available at a later date.

Next Meeting – is September 13, 2018, at the Majors home in Goodrich.

Adjourned – a motion was made by Ethan Griffith to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 PM.

Respectfully Submitted

Marlene Daniels, Secretary

August 9th Meeting at Sandy Vukonich's


 
Sandy Vukonich was our host for the August 9th meeting.
Here are a few pictures of her gardens.
 
One of the beds at the entry to the house.
 
On the other side of the entry walkway is a nice
Acer palmatum dissectum rubrum.
 
Thunbergia (Black Eyed Susan Vine)
 
 Passiflora

 The pond and waterfalls are a beautiful sight.
 
The waterfalls
 
This is an example of a Hosta that was a dinner for a deer.
 
The EMHS group ready for the meeting at Sandy's house.
 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August 2018 Newsletter


Note from the President- I am told that Lapeer area got a lot of rain over a two-day period last week.   How I wish we had gotten that rain in Northern Genesee County.   My gardens are in a state of drought and if it weren’t for the hoses running daily there would be even more plants going dormant earlier than normal.   The seed set on the Trilliums this year is severely diminished because of the lack of rain and many of the Asian plants I grow are not going to bloom like they would normally.   Needless to say, I am hoping for rain.
Just a reminder; you can bring plants or garden related items to donate to the door prize and raffle drawings and you the donor gets to decide which drawing you want them in.   We all love to win something and the more that is donated, the more chance there is to win. 

Thank you, Dyane Moore, for being a wonderful host for our July meeting.   Your colorful, whimsical, gardening style is a delight to encounter.   From the pictures posted on the EMHS website everybody can tell that color is important in your gardening scheme.  Sharing your gardens was very much appreciated by the entire group. 
Our next meeting is on August 9th, 2018 at the home of Sandy Vukonich, 2961 Secluded Pines Dr. Oxford, MI 48371.  The phone number is 248-302-4700 in case you need to call for directions on your way to the meeting.

The EMHS Annual Plant Exchange is on September 13th, 2018.   If you have not already potted the plants you are planning on bringing to the exchange, you should do so very soon.   Plants that are dug and potted just before the meeting do not have time to adjust to the shock of transplanting and therefore look poor for the exchange.   Take the time to pot them now to give them time to adjust to the pot and look great for the Plant Exchange.   Please do not bring any invasive species such as Lily of the Valley, Houttuynia (Chameleon plant), Ostrich Ferns, Bishops Weed, etc. to the exchange.   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.

See you at the August 9th meeting and don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair. 
Glen Pace
EMHS President


Next Meeting- on August 9, 2018 at the home of Sandy Vukonich, 2961 Secluded Pines Dr. Oxford, MI 48371.  The phone number is 248-302-4700 in case you need to call for directions on your way to the meeting.   

Directions;
From Mayfield Twp. Hall (our regular meeting place)- Turn right onto N. Saginaw and drive to M-24.   Turn Left (South) and drive 12.2 miles to Brocker Rd.  Turn Right (West) and drive 1.3 miles to Baldwain.  Turn Left (South) and drive 0.8 miles to Secluded Pines Dr.  Turn Left (East) and drive 0.2 miles to house on right.

From Flint/Saginaw/I-75-  I-75 South to I-69 East.  Drive 21.6 miles to M-24.   Turn Right (South) and drive 7.7 miles to Brocker Rd.   Turn Right (West) and drive 1.3 miles to Baldwin.  Turn Left (South) and drive 0.8 miles to Secluded Pines Dr.  Turn Left (East) and drive 0.2 miles to house on right.

 The time schedule for the evening is;
1700-  
View Gardens/ Networking
1800-  
Refreshments/Potluck
1900-
   Business Meeting/
              View Gardens

Summer Meetings- Reminders about the summer meetings;
1) The summer meetings are potluck meetings so bring your favorite dish to pass.  The club provides the plates and flatware.
2) Please bring your own chair to sit on.   Most hosts don’t have extra chairs for you to use.
3) Bring your own bug spray.   It is summer and the mosquitos and flies are out, so you may want to protect yourself. 
4) Please help clean-up when it is time to leave.   The host has enough to do without having to clean up after everybody, please pitch-in and help.
5) Please leave when the meeting is over as the host needs time to relax after hosting a meeting.   Some hosts are first shift workers and may have to be up early the next morning.   So please do not hang around the host’s garden after the meeting. 

2018 EMHS Calendar of Events    “?” denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
Meeting Dates- Places- Speakers/topic      

Aug 09- Member Garden Tour @ Sandy
     Vukonich’s

Sept 13- Plant Exchange @ The Major’s
Oct 11- Mayfield Twp. Hall, ?______________
Nov 08- Annual Board Meeting,
     Whitey’s in Davison

Dec 13- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Review the July 12th, 2018 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the August 9th, 2018 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. 

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


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

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July 12, 2018 Meeting Minutes


The Meeting – was held at Dyane Moore’s home

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 Dyane for opening her home and gardens for all to enjoy, visitors introduced and a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.

Approval of Minutes – there were no changes to the minutes from the June 2018 meeting. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Becky Hanner and seconded by Steve Balabon. The membership voted to accept the June 2018 meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave a report for June 2018, beginning balance was $XXX.XX, income was $XX.xx, and expenditures were $XX.xx, leaving the club with an ending balance of $XXX.xx.  A motion was made by Mark Hanner to accept the treasurer report and seconded by Mick Hodgson. The membership voted to accept the June 2018 treasurer’s report.

Annual Plant Sale – Kathy Hodgson thanked the membership for supporting our club by purchasing plants from the sale.

Calendar of Events – Our next meeting will be August 9th at the home of Sandy Vukonich.  September 13, 2018, is the EMHS annual plant exchange meeting and it will be at the home of Pat & Patricia Major. Please remember no invasive plants and start potting your plants now so they have time to adjust. October meeting is still in the air.  Patricia Major is going to check on a speaker and will let us know at the August meeting.

Other announcements – Barb Hunter talked about the upcoming Lapeer County Master Gardeners garden tour on July 21, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00.

Raffle/Door prizes –Thank you to Gene Arms, Glen Pace, Ethan Griffith, Paul Laidler, and Melva Bond for donating plants for the raffle and door prizes.

Adjourned – A motion was made by Becky Hanner to adjourn the meeting.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels
Secretary