Thursday, May 12, 2016

Affordable Bonsai presentation by Mark Hanner

Display for Mark Hanner's presentation
"Affordable Bonsai"

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

EMHS Annual Plants Sale

The EMHS Annual Plant Sale orders will be delivered at the Meeting on May 12th, 2016.

Below are pictures taken of the plants as received from Green Hill Farms.  I will have the individual Members orders ready for pick-up at the meeting.

 There are a few extra plants available that will be sold at the meeting.

See you on Thursday May 12th, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Mayfield Twp. Hall in Lapeer.

Glen Pace
EMHS President

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

Note from the President-   The plants from the EMHS Annual Plant Sale will be delivered at the May 12th meeting.  If you ordered plants please plan on picking them up at the meeting.  If you are not going to be able to pick up plants you ordered, be sure to call Glen and make arrangements for somebody else to pick up your plants for you.   The plants are bare rooted and you will need to get them potted or planted ASAP.  I will have the orders bagged with names on them to facilitate quick retrieval of the orders. 

Spring is finally here…..maybe?  Even as of last week I had frost on two separate mornings.  No plants were killed by the frost, but some leaves were affected.  The forecast does not show any freezing temps in the near future so maybe we can go ahead and start planting this year’s new plants.
See you at the May 12th meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- May 12, 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 speaker will be Mark Hanner presenting Affordable Bonsai.  The program will feature a Power Point Presentation of numerous trained bonsai as well as a short live demonstration of root pruning and top growth pruning.  This presentation and demonstration will prove that most anybody can afford to own a Bonsai tree.
The doors will open at 5:00 PM for Networking, Potluck Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM, Break at 8:00 PM, and Business Meeting at 8:15 PM.

2016  Calendar of Events     ?denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
June 9- ?______________________, ?_________________
July 14- Garden Tour at the Arms Garden
Aug 11- Garden Tour at the Balabon Garden
Sept 8 – ?_____________________, EMHS Plant Exchange
Oct 13- ?_____________________, ?__________________
Nov 10- Annual Board Meeting
Dec 8- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Review the April 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the May 12, 2016 meeting.

EMHS Annual Plant Sale- The plants will be delivered at the May 12th, 2016 meeting.  If you ordered plants and are unable to attend the meeting, please make arrangements with another member to pick up your order or you can call Glen at 989-244-4029 to make prior arrangements. 
All orders must be paid in full before the plants can be picked up. 

Consider Hosting an EMHS Meeting- above you see the EMHS 2016 calendar of events with a number of openings for meeting places.  We ask that you consider hosting a summer garden meeting at your garden.  Sharing our gardens is a way for all of us to learn; we get ideas for new plantings, insect control, garden art, and learn how other gardeners express themselves through their gardens.  We all have something to share, please share your knowledge with the rest of us.

Bob Solberg- Per a request made by Bob Solberg we will postpone obtaining him for a speaker until 2017. 

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.
The EMHS T-shirts featuring Joseph Tychonievich's Hosta Addiction self-test are $18.00 each.  The only two left are XXL.        Contact Glen at
The proceeds from the sale of this shirt go to promote 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.

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  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
Daniels, Marlene- Bottle wind chimes.
Hanner, Mark/Becky- Pottery.
Hunter, Barb- Hosta, Daylilies, Pond supplies.
Lisik, Phil/Ginger-Hosta, Daylilies, other plants.
Pickard, Carolyn- Daylilies, Hosta.
     989-871-2873, robfamily5

Websites of Interest:
American Hosta Society-
American Hosta Society Convention-  
AHS Hosta Library Website-
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
Hosta College Website-

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, SVHS Treasurer, 11640 W Freeland Rd. Freeland, MI 48623

EMHS Board of Officers:
President                     Glen Pace      989-244-4029
Vice-President             Becky Hanner             810-631-4292
Treasurer                     Barb Hunter               810-664-7531
Secretary                     Marlene Daniels         810-664-8317
Past President             Mark Hanner                  810-631-4292
Fund-Raising              Mick & Cathy Hodgson          810-664-8985

April 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

The Meeting – was held at the Mayfield Twp. Hall

Networking – 5:00 PM, doors open, setup refreshments, sign in and networking

Refreshments – The meeting was called to order by President Glen Pace, everyone enjoyed a wonderful potluck.

Presentation – Glen Pace introduced Julia Hofley, freelance garden writer contributing to Michigan Gardener magazine, and assorted trade publications.  She gave a wonderful presentation on Building a Collector’s Garden.

Break – 8:30 PM

Business Meeting – the meeting was called back to order at 8:35 PM by President Glen Pace.

Approval of Minutes – there were no corrections to the minutes from the February meeting.
Motion to accept the minutes was made by Mick Hodgson and seconded by Pat Maitland.  The membership voted to accept the February meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer did not give a report, please check with her if you would like to know the balance.

Plant Sale – Plants will be delivered at the May 12th meeting. 

Bob Solberg – Speakers fee $500, travel expenses approximately $800, lodging $200, total $1500.  Mark Hanner said “we wouldn’t need to pay for lodging; he could stay with him and Becky.”  We will further discuss this at May’s meeting.

Host a Meeting – We still need hosts for the June and September meetings.  Please see Glen if you are willing to help with either of these dates.

T-Shirts – See Glen if interested in purchasing.

Name Badges – please sign the sheet if you need one.

Next Meeting – Our next meeting is May 12th at the Mayfield Twp. Hall. 
Adjourned – 8:56 PM Motion was made by Mick Hodgson and seconded by Bruce Pollard

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels