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;
View Gardens/ Networking
   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.
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-
Michigan Hosta Society Website-
Eastern Michigan Hosta Society blog-
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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