Kingston Garden Club
March 18, 2009
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Noel & Jim with the shamrocks for each table
The whole gang and Eleanor D & Bobbi W
Linda M & Ann W with new member Lani A.
Christmas Cheer Rhododendron
Green Food with Blarney Stone Cookies....
Ann I and new member Jane M from New Jersey
KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB
MEETING MINUTES MARCH 18, 2009
Noel L. called our meeting to order at Redeemer United Methodist Church at 10:50am.
Members Present: 33 member and 4 guests
Pledge of Allegiance:
Hospitality: Jim Trainer showed a DVD and talked of heritage trees in our area. Jim donated the DVD and a “bug” shaped willow plant to the Kingston Garden Club.
Lani A. (became a new member)
Jane McC (became a new member)
to Dawn V., Ann W., Bobbi W. and Carol M. our coordinator.
Minutes: Minutes for February were distributed by e-mail. The February minutes were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report: Noel L. gave our bank balance as $5,770.26.
Reports: Sunshine Committee – nothing to
Ways and Means – Last month’s income came close to $70 thanks to Wendy’s hellebores. The Shamrock centerpieces were available for purchase.
Web and e-mail- If your e-mail is going into spam please contact Noel L. Plant sale and quilt information is on our website.
Aloha Wright - $500 was awarded to the Richard Gordon Elementary School for their “Plant a Seed Program”. This award will be used for the construction of planter boxes for each classroom teacher.
Kingston Open House – Noel L. thanked Bobbi, Maxine, Sharon and Marylyn for “manning” the garden club booth and selling raffle tickets for the quilt.
Spectrum School Program – Members were asked if they are ready now to have the students come and help with work in their garden.
2009 Plant Sale – Volunteers were needed to help move plants from one location to another at Linda M.’s house. A sign-up sheet was available for people who are interested in setting up the community center the night before the plant sale along with requests for cashiers, talliers, etc.
Unfinished Business. (cont’d): Victoria Tour – Gwen W. gave an overview of several options for the trip which included traveling via Clipper train for approximately $200, car pooling or by ferry. This trip is scheduled for September 23-24. Noel L. will send out an e-mail with more details.
New Business: Nominating Committee – Please contact Noel L. if you are interested – we need 3 people.
High School Spring Festival – April 25-26 – Sharon, Maxine and Ann volunteered for the festival.
Garden Club Tree Planting – Dawn V. asked members if the garden club would like to continue with the annual tree planting tradition that was in place from 1976 to 1996. Two ideas for tree planting – replace a Christmas tree in the main park or plant a tree at the Lindvog corner where club members weed.
Show and Tell: Michael B. brought in a poster that has been designed and printed for the upcoming Plant Sale. These posters will be displayed in various locations around town and will be available for purchase after the sale.
Show and Tell: Elaine J. brought in a rhodie called Christmas Cheer which was incorrectly named last month. This rhodie blooms February and March. Elaine also showed Viburnum Tinus called Spring Bouquet, this is a tall bush that spreads and has tiny white flowers and navy blue berries and Pieris Japonica “Temple Bells”.
Announcements: Pam W. asked if anyone knew why the tips of her Christmas cactus were turning a reddish color.
The City is going to remove the Hawthorn bushes on West Kingston Road.
Noel read a little article about the joy of planting trees for future generations.
Announcements: Master Gardener Plant Sale – Sharon S., Master Gardener, talked about the upcoming Master Gardener Plant Sale, May 9th at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. There will also be a calendar gala fundraiser, Sunday, April 19 at the Kitsap Memorial State Park, Poulsbo; tickets are $25.00. Cisco Morris and Meeghan Black are the keynote speakers; there will also be an appetizer and dessert buffet along with entertainment. The Foundation’s 2010 calendar will be available for sale for $13.00 and a silent and live auction will take place. A private tour for 12 people of Cisco’s garden, 2 season tickets for the Bremerton Symphony, a watercolor of your home or garden are just a few of the items that will be auctioned.
Community Clean-Up – April 4th – meet at John L. Scott in Kingston at 9:00a.m.
Horticultural Tip: Sharon McA. talked about straw bale gardening. Sharon is going to plant potatoes and squashes this year, she will let us know at the end of the season how this worked out. Google “straw bale gardening” for more information
Next Meeting: April 15 – Ed Hume - This is a joint meeting with the Indianola Garden Club. Ed H. will be selling his new book at the meeting. Noel L. asked for volunteers to help him with the book selling/collection of money.
The meeting adjourned at: 11.55 a.m.
Respectfully submitted, Dawn V., Secretary
c2009 Kingston Garden Club