Friday, May 21, 2010

June Newsletter 2010

Note from the President- Our last meeting was extremely informative about how to take pictures of our gardens. Our speaker Bill Dwyer, has a vast knowledge of photography and kept our brains working during the entire presentation. His pictorial examples were fantastic and showed clear examples of the topics he was discussing. His follow-up meeting at The Hanner’s the next Saturday was enlightening to all that attended. Most of us will be paying a lot more attention to what we are seeing through the view finder as we are taking pictures.

EMHS’ spring meetings went well at the Mayfield Twp. Hall and we are now looking forward to our summer garden meetings. This is always a fun time for EMHS Members as we get to see each other’s gardens and take ideas for our own gardens home with us. Our summer meetings have only very short business sessions and most of the evening will be spent looking at the gardens and enjoying each other’s company.

I want to thank the members that brought plants as door prizes to the last meeting as well as those who are helping out by bringing refreshments. The club furnishes at least one door prize for each meeting, but when we have multiple donations for door prizes it makes the drawing a lot more fun for all in attendance.

Our last meeting was also a celebration. Dick and Carolyn Pickard celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations!

Next Meeting- Our June meeting will be at the home of Joanna Kovalcsik 3339 Pebble Creek Drive, Vassar, MI. Ph. 989-871-5791. Networking and looking around Joanna’s gardens will begin at 6:00PM.

From East- Take M-24 north to Millington Rd. Turn West (left) and go 8.3 miles to Sheridan Road. Turn North (right) and go 3.4 miles to Pebble Creek Drive. Turn East (right) to house.

From West- Take M-57 East to M-15. Turn North (left) and go 7 miles to Millington Road. Turn East (right) and go 2.4 miles to Sheridan Road. Turn North (left) and go 3.4 miles to Pebble Creek Drive. Turn East (right) to house.

Refreshment Committee for June- is Becky Hanner and Carolyn Pickard. Please feel free to help these people out by bringing your favorite dish to share with friends.

Hosta “Crumb Cake” Raffle netted $78.00 profit for the club. Thank you Bob Solberg!

Refreshment Set-up coordinator- Jan Zawisa has offered to take over the coffee and refreshment set-up. She will bring the coffee pot, cups, plates, flatware, table cover and set-up the refreshment table for our meetings. Carolyn Pickard has done a wonderful job for the past several years and is happy to let Jan take over. Thank you Carolyn for your past years of service and thank you Jan for taking over.

Hosta and Daylilies for Sale- EMHS members that sell plants every summer;

Carolyn Pickard- Hosta, Call for appointment- 989-871-2873 (Millington)

Pat Salk and Bill Kapustka- Daylilies, Call for appointment- 810-678-3519 (Metamora)

Rob Canning- Hosta, email for information-

Barb Hunter - Hosta, Water Plants, and Tropicals - Call or Email for appointment - 810-664-7531
(Barb's Memorial Day Sale - May 29th thru May 31st, 2010)

Dates to mark on your calendar-

May 23- Spring cleanup Hidden Lake Gardens 0930-Noon 6280 W. Munger Road, Tipton, MI

June 3- EMHS Meeting at Joanna Kovalcsik's in Vassar

June 19- MHS Garden Walks Tour in Marshall, MI (Battle Creek area)

June 23-26 – AHS National Convention in MN

July 10- MHS Hosta Cut Leaf Show and Plant Sale at MSU

July 15- EMHS Meeting at Pat Salk and Bill Kapustka's in Metamora

July 17/18- EMHS Bus Tour to Ohio (Van Wade's and another nursery)

August 5- EMHS Meeting at Carol Leonard's in Leonard, MI

August 22- Fall workday and auction at Hidden Lake Gardens

September 2- EMHS Meeting, Annual Plant Exchange at Pace Gardens in Clio

We hope to see you at the June 3rd Meeting at Joanna Kovalcsik’s house

EMHS Officers:

President Glen Pace 989-244-4029

Vice-President Carolyn Pickard (no email) 989-871-2873

Treasurer Mary Smith 989-871-9833

Secretary Marlene Daniels 810-664-8317

Past President Mark Hanner 810-631-4292

Fund Raising Organizers Mick and Cathy Hodgson 810-664-8985

May 13th, 2010 Meeting Minutes

Networking began at 6:00PM

Refreshments were served at 6:35 PM
Meeting Called to order at 7:04 PM by President Glen Pace
A short discussion of the results from our April meeting grafting session ensued. Glen demonstrated how to cut the top of the tree from above the graft.
Speaker Bill Dwyer gave a presentation of “Photographing Your Gardens”.
Door Prize Drawing was held. Besides the Club Door Prize, plants were donated by Hodgson’s, Hanner’s, and Pat Salk and Bill Kapustka.
Hosta “Crumb Cake” donated to EMHS by Bob Solberg of Greenhill Farms was raffled off. A profit of $78.00 was raised.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM
Respectfully submitted,
Glen Pace
EMHS President