Thursday, June 9, 2016

Meeting at the Majors' Garden

Patrick's Time Machine

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Welcome to the Majors' Gardens

One of the many Hosta walkways

Hosta are planted around the gardens in complimentary contrast collections

The Lakeside patio

Patrick's manicured lawn

A flock of Rock Geese

The Blue Garden

The Moss Lady

Another woodland path

The Mud Man

Hosta 'Night Shift'

Just one of the many art pieces in Patrick and Patricia Majors' garden

A Baltimore Oriole's nest hanging in a Maple tree at the lakeside

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

Note from the President-   The plants from the EMHS Annual Plant Sale were delivered at the May 12th, 2016 meeting.  All plants were delivered and all of the extra plants ordered were purchased by club members.  This year’s plant sale consisted of 6 different Hosta and a total of 95 plants were sold.  After the shipping costs were paid, the club’s profit was $XX.XX.  This is EMHS’s biggest fund raiser of the year and thanks to our members the 2016 sale was a big success. 

If anybody that ordered plants from the plant sale wants their order sheet I will have them at the meeting.  I kept the order forms to complete the paperwork of the sale and now that it is completed the forms can be given to the respective members. 

At the May meeting Patrick and Patricia Major offered to host the June meeting at their gardens in Goodrich.  For those of you that have not been to the Major’s you are in for a surprise and all of us are in for a treat.  The Majors’ have gardens in sun, gardens in the woods, and gardens at lakeside all of which are beautifully cared for and feature a large variety of Hosta.  Patrick and Patricia, we thank you for hosting the June meeting and for sharing your beautiful gardens with the members of EMHS. 

The summer meetings of EMHS feature tours of our member’s gardens, so a few things to remember;
Bring your own folding chair to sit in
Bring your favorite dish to pass for the potluck
The club provides the plates and flatware
Bring insect repellent
Dress for the weather (sunscreen/umbrella)
Be prepared to have a great time
Leave once the meeting is dismissed to give the gardener time to unwind after the meeting

See you at the June 9th meeting,
Glen Pace
EMHS President

Next Meeting- Our next meeting is on June 9th, 2016 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) onto Baldwin Rd. 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. 

2016  Calendar of Events     ?denotes need for topic, speaker, and/or place
June 9Garden Tour at the Major’s Garden
June 11- MHS Hosta Tour, Detroit area

July 14- Garden Tour at the Arms Garden
Aug 11-
 Garden Tour at the Balabon Garden

Sept 8 – Garden Tour at the Daniels, EMHS Plant Exchange
Oct 13- ?_____________________, ?__________________
Nov 10- Annual Board Meeting
Dec 8- Christmas Party, Mayfield Twp. Hall

Review the May 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes on the blog.  We will vote to accept the minutes at the June 9, 2016 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. 

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 BurnsideSVHS 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

May 12, 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, a wonderful potluck was enjoyed by all.
Presentation – Glen Pace introduced Mark Hanner former President of the EMHS club, also served on the Board of Michigan Hosta Society and the Great Lakes Regional Hosta College.  Mark’s presentation was on the Japanese Art of Bonsai.
Break – 8:00 pm
Business Meeting – The meeting was called back to order 8:15 pm by President Glen Pace.
Approval of Minutes – There were no changes to the minutes from April 2016 meeting.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Linda Pollard and seconded by Steve Balabon.  The membership voted to accept the April meeting minutes.
Treasurer’s Report – Barb Hunter, treasurer gave February and March’s report also due to speaker being at our last meeting.  February had a beginning balance of $XX.XX with $XX.XX income and total expenditures of $XX.XX leaving us with an ending balance of $XX.XX for February. March beginning balance was $XX.XX with $XX.XX income and total expenditures of $XX.XX leaving us with an ending balance of $XX.XX for March.  April had a beginning balance of $XX.XX with a total income of $XX.XX and a total expenditure of $XX.XX leaving us with an ending balance of $XX.XX.Motion was made by Paulette Johnson to accept all 3 treasurer reports with a second by Pat Maitland. Membership voted to accept February, March, and April treasurer’s reports.
Plant Sale – plants were delivered at the meeting. 
Bob Solberg – Bob has told us that he is too busy to do a presentation this year.
Host a Meeting – Pat and Pat Majors will be hosting the June 9th meeting and our EMHS plant exchange will be held at Marlene and Ken Daniels.
Hosta Tour – the Michigan hosta tour will be held on June 11th
Reminders – EMHS/Hosta Addiction t-shirts are still available and if you need a name badge make sure you sign the sheet.
Raffle – Thank you to Mark & Becky Hanner, Gene & Louise Arms, Barb Hunter, Bruce & Linda Pollard, and Barb Colling and Joyce Farrow for donating items for our raffle and door prizes. The club made $XX.XX.
Next Meeting – Our next meeting will be held at the home of Pat & Pat Major.
Adjourned – A motion was made by Becky Hanner to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Kathy Hodgson.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:57pm

Respectfully submitted
Marlene Daniels