Kingston Garden Club
May 21, 2008
Eric Hunter and Gary Johnson
Kitsap Rose Society
Message from Gary Johnson:
Of the 80+ roses in my garden, most of them are my favorites. Each has its own beauty and it is difficult to choose. Here are a few of the best.
Double Delight is an HT with great color and fragrance. It does not produce as many blooms as some, but those it produces are excellent.
Fourth of July is a vigorous climbing rose. Red and white striped blossoms are reminiscent of fireworks.
Artistry is a near perfect Hybrid Tea bloom.
Cherry Parfait blooms continually all season. The most blooms of any rose I have. Sorry, it has no fragrance.
Fragrant Hour: Beautiful bloom, strong wonderful fragrance, what more could you ask for.
Gypsy Carnival: Red with a yellow reverse. This unique Hybrid Tea is hard to find. If you want it ask me for a cutting.
All these roses are found at Gary's wife store called Linda's Knit N' Stitch in Silverdale. Everyone is welcome to visit and enjoy!
Directions and map to the store:
From state Route 3 turn East on
Newberry Hill Road.
Where Newberry Hill Road curves north the name changes to Silverdale Way.
Turn right on Carlton (the first street on the right after the traffic light)
Linda's Knit N Stitch the last building on the left on Carlton St.
Off Street Parking is available behind the building
KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB
MEETING MINUTES MAY 21, 2008
Annika M. called our meeting to order at the Redeemer United Methodist Church at 10:50 a.m. Annika announced that we would have our guest speakers first followed by our business meeting.
Members Present: 31 members and 4 guests.
Pledge of Allegiance:
Hospitality: Guests: Carol D. introduced Joann, Roddy R. introduced Haifa and Wendy T. introduced Debra from Rainy Side Gardner (an on-line gardening website and a KGC link)
Hostesses: Thanks to Annika M, Jan S. and Pam W. and also to Carol M. our Coordinator
Minutes: Minutes for April were distributed by e-mail. The April minutes are approved as noted. Under “New Business – New Idea for our Club, Noel L. clarified her statement featuring garden club member’s gardens. If members have a special month where their gardens look good contact Bobbi or e-mail garden club website so their garden can be featured. Changes have already been made to the posted minutes.
Treasurer’s Report: Alice M. reported our bank balance as $7,444.03.
Sunshine Committee: Nothing to report.
Ways and Means: Updated balance will be reported in June. Verbena bonariensis seeds in baggies are for sale. Verbena reseeds and is drought tolerant. Washington State has declared this plant is invasive; it is recommended that this plant should not be near streams and wetlands. Pam W. volunteered plants from her garden and Wendy T. has a water hyacinth. Call Pam or Wendy if you are interested.
Unfinished Business: May Plant Sale – Linda M. handed out Thank You cards and also thanked everyone who participated and made the plant sale such a resounding success.
Discussion ensued with some ideas for future plant sales as follows: Noel L. suggested that we have our plant sale on a different date, e.g. June since our sale conflicts with a number of other plant sales that day. Linda M. emphasized that this would mean a longer storage period and watering could become burdensome. Michael B. recommended a watering schedule. Laurie Y. pointed out that we need to be aware of other celebrations such as Father’s Day Memorial Day. A task force has been formed to investigate alternate sale dates and operation of the actual plant sale with Michael B., Noel L. and Laurie Y. – contact them, by e-mail, if you have any ideas or comments. Linda announced that the plant sale garnered $2,305.65 and the raffle brought in $485.00 for a total of $2,790.65. Michael B. provided an astounding 85 plants, while Liz J. donated a number of beautiful flower arrangements in glass jars.
NOTE: - Laurie Y. held four lamium plants from the plant sale because they are considered invasive.
May Meeting – Gary Johnson, Kitsap County Rose Society, Silverdale and Eric Hunter, Central Valley Garden Club talked about the care and feeding of roses. Gary announced that his rose garden is open to the public and can be seen at the site of Linda’s Knit and Stitch, 3382 NW Carlton Street B., (Old) Silverdale, telephone 360/698-7556. Carlton Street is off Silverdale Way.
New Business: Job Fair – Annika announced that we would take 20 minutes out of the meeting to hold the Job Fair. Sign-up sheets were placed at different tables so members could check out available jobs and ask questions from members who have worked on the various committees. Volunteers were urged to think about “shadowing” a committee member and to learn their job with the idea of taking on the task next year. It can be a lot of fun. A report from the Nominating Committee will be given in June.
Blanche Gray – Dates for this year’s shows are as follows: Gordon Elementary - September 11th with set-up September 10th and Wolfle Elementary is a week later on September 18th with set-up on September 17th. The theme for this year is “Gardening with the senses”.
June 18th Meeting – Member Garden Tours – Michael B. and Madelynne C. have volunteered to show their gardens in June. We will hold our social time and meeting first, followed by a brief description given by the “gardeners” and then we will drive to their homes.
Cisco Morris – Bobbi W. asked if members would be interested in asking Cisco Morris to give a presentation. To help cover his cost, we could ask other local garden clubs if they are interested in a combined meeting. We could sell tickets and members could also pay a fee. Bobbi will do a little research.
June Hostesses – Carol D., Alice M., Laura N.
Door Prizes – Laura N., Debbie W.
Design of the Day – Nancy M.
Next Year’s Dues – Alice M. announced that she will be taking dues for next year in June.
Design of the Day: Maxine H. – display of yellow thornless climbing roses.
Show and Tell: Maxine H. brought in a bright pink rhododendron flower and Noel L. showed a white winterbroom (sterile), spring torch heather and snowball summer snowflake. Helen L. brought in Solomon seal, bleeding heart, meadow rue and a fragrant pink rose called “Princess Diana”, double pink rhododendron and a greenish hellebore which is supposed to be yellow. Elaine J. brought in a variety of rhododendron flowers displayed in a box with holes. Roddy R. brought in orange azalea flowers.
Door Prizes: Roddy R., Ann I., and Sura J.
Announcements: Recognition was given, and e-mailed to all garden members, about an article penned by Miss Snippy (our own Wendy T.).
Someone called John wrote, via e-mail, that he has 6 raised beds in his yard and has offered for anyone to plant and maintain them.
General Community Interest: Annika showed a stone decorated with a raccoon which was painted by Sharon McA. Sharon sells this artwork and also does commission work.
Two flyers were placed on the tables, one from Stillwaters about two upcoming classes and the other from WSU Extension about upcoming clinics, gardens and resources.
Next Meeting: June 18, 2008. Tour of Michael B. and Madelynne C.’s gardens.
The meeting adjourned at: 12.05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Dawn V., Secretary
c2008 Kingston Garden Club