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We ask everyone to be Covid 19 compliant.
Please bring a personal bag lunch and the Board will bake for you a individual wrapped lovely Dessert. Also we will supply Bottled water, Lemonade, Hot tea and Coffee.
The agenda will be to Greet and Visit with Old and New friends. To talk about exciting adventures this year and offer out fun participation ideas. We are excited to see you at the Clubhouse September 15th.
Hugs, Carrie Davis
Garden Club president
VP: Terri Daniels
Secretary: Shirley Orwell
Treasurer: Carol Brescher
Member at Large: Lorraine Grassley
Trustees: Mickie Lindquist, Karin Bigler and Jean Girard
Garden Tools and Trends for Garden Success
By Jeff Cope
Home Grown Gardens
4845 SE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
Jeff Cope, co-owner of Home Grown Gardens retail nursery, thinks gardening should be fun, and having the right tools to do the job can make the difference between work and fun. Jeff will show us some great Japanese high-quality tools that make gardening fun. “Right plan, right place” is the creed of the experienced gardener. He will introduce us to some plants that are great on the Coast and good garden performers. Jeff has a Bachelor in Science degree in landscape horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California and Masters in Public Administration from Cal State at Northridge. He has a wealth of diverse experience both in California and Oregon. Jeff started his horticulture career at the age of 12 receiving personal instruction from a neighbor who took him under her wing teaching him lawn maintenance, how to properly trim a hedge, rose care and citrus care.
There will be items available for purchase.
Using Bio-control Methods
By Ron Tuckett,
Monrovia Nursery Company
13455 SE Lafayette Hwy. Dayton, OR 97114
Monrovia, founded in 1926 is the nation’s leading grower of premium container-grown ornamental and edible plants with more than 3,600 varieties and counting. Monrovia has four nurseries including one in Dayton, OR. Ron Tuckett, Plant Protection Manager at Monrovia Nursery in Dayton, is one of the few such managers in Oregon. He resides full time at the Oregon Monrovia Nursery.
Mr. Tuckett is a knowledgeable entomologist as well as a wonderful company photographer. He often is seen in major Garden magazines and on television shows explaining ways to stop using chemicals in the garden and sharing his photography.
Because of Mr. Tuckett’s work, Monrovia does not use chemicals to control insects in their nurseries. He writes the following:
“At Monrovia, our gratitude and reverence for nature inspires us to be kind to all living things.
We use our hearts, minds and hands to select, nurture and grow our family of plants with incomparable techniques, best practices of the highest industry standard, designed for every landscape need, every region, every patch of soil. And for nearly a century, we have poured our passion and expertise into each plant we grow, so that the next generation of plants will be stronger for the next generation of humans. There is a simple joy in connecting humans to the awe, magic and wonder of nature, in making the world a more beautiful place in which we all grow beautifully and in doing our part to defend its honor. At Monrovia, we are proud to help shape the world we live in and our commitment to these virtues has always been, well frankly, in our nature.”
Holiday Greens and Gift Sale 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We will be working at the club house at 9:00 a.m. daily from Saturday through Friday, Nov. 27 through Dec.3. Food will be provided for the workers.
Bring decorative greens Friday, Nov. 26, to Tuesday, Nov. 30.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Please don’t wait to be invited to help. Call our General Chairperson, Carol Brescher (541 547-4876), to find out how you can help. This is a great way to get to know your fellow club members, and it is fun!
By Wally Orchard
Yachats, OR 97498 Afrodisa.weebly.com
Walter Orchard hails originally from South Africa. He became interested in Disas through his father, who grew them successfully in his retirement. He and his wife Christine now live in Yachats on the central Oregon coast where the local climate and water supply are ideal for Disa growing. Walter’s Disa collection is hosted by Jim Rassmann, in nearby Florence. When not repotting Disas, he can be found pulling invasive weeds, jogging around Yachats, playing bridge or baking artisan bread.
Bee Pollinators By Dylan Anslow
Dylan is an associate landscape designer at Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning in Portland. She is also a beekeeper for Best Bees, a national honeybee management service company. She has Masters Degrees in both Earth Systems and Landscape Architecture. She has been keeping bees with her mother in Eugene for almost 4 years and has been an avid gardener for over a decade. Dylan is particularly interested in practicing and teaching sustainable agriculture and pollinator-friendly landscape and gardening practices; she taught multiple courses in sustainable agriculture at Stanford and led the student beekeeping club at the Graduate School of Design. She is furthering her knowledge of native pollinators by participating in the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Melittology Program.
Dylan will be discussing honeybees, native bees, and other pollinators present in Western Oregon and why it is important to attract them to our gardens and landscapes. She will provide an overview of pollinator natural history and how a knowledge of their life cycles, diets, and preferences can inform gardening design and methods. Finally, we will discuss some appropriate plants, color palettes, and other design elements that can improve the pollinator health of your garden.
Propagation Pointers and Tips
By Bethany Glanville The Thyme Garden 20546 Alsea Hwy. Alsea, OR 97324 (541) 487-8671 www.thymegarden.com
Bethany is one of the managers at The Thyme Garden in Alsea where she wears many hats (and aprons). She has been working alongside her parents in the herb garden since early childhood and has been fully immersed in the wonderful world of herbs. She enjoys sharing the knowledge and appreciation she has gathered on their magic and usefulness with others as well as crafting an ever-expanding herbal apothecary. By far one of the favorite parts of her job is starting the seeds and watching them spring from the soil in all their unique forms each spring. This presentation will focus on the propagation of herbs both from seeds and from tip cuttings. Through both a PowerPoint visual and hands-on materials, important factors like light requirements, stratification techniques, watering and soil mediums will be covered. We will also go over a basic timeline of when to take cuttings and start seeds for best results. Get ready to get growing your most successful herbs this spring with these helpful tips!
A Lifestyle Garden Transformation
My Whispering Hope & Whispering Hope Garden…
Green Things Grow
By Cynthia Restivo
Professional Certified Executive Coach, Speaker, Author
Objective: Invite the audience to consider where personal lifestyle intersects with a garden to create places and spaces where they can live life as well as nurture it.
Background: As a professional coach serving others in leading teams and building dreams, Cynthia and her husband took time to dream, create vision, plan execution and build their dreams on the Oregon Coast. Cynthia coaches executives and leaders but is more passionate about helping people write new stories. She is enthusiastic about transformation and leaves her fingerprints wherever she goes. This home in Newport is no different.
The house was originally built in 1938 and Cynthia imagines it being a dream framed with love. More recently the house was remodeled in 2016 and when the family, who also dreamed of making memories couldn’t find a way to stay on the Coast, it became a vacation rental until it could be sold. Cynthia and her husband purchased the property just two years ago. Now she’s writing a new story for this property.
The house sits on 2.5 acres of ocean front property that hadn’t been touched in nearly a hundred years. Except for a back lawn, this little gem sat neglected hiding amongst the chaos of dead trees, overgrowth and decay. A simple walk through the house and around the property was all it took for her to pull their dreams center stage and begin imagining where they belonged in this spot.
In just under two years this dynamic DIY couple transformed this hidden gem, creating a unique space for people to experience the wonder of where farm and beach meet.
“Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest”
By Brian Coleman
Brian D. Coleman, M.D., is a practicing psychiatrist in Seattle, Washington. Also an old-house enthusiast, Brian has transformed his home into a stunning vista and grown his love for historic restoration into an active second career as an architectural writer. He serves as the West Coast Editor for Old House Journal and is the author of 22 books including Fortuny, D. Porthault, Zuber and Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest among his most recent. Brian divides his time between New York and Seattle.
Private gardens of the Pacific Northwest is a stunning exploration of 20 lush private gardens. These sprawling estates, small sanctuaries, and artful retreats capture the natural the beauty of the verdant Pacific Northwest, each one splashed with hints of boldness, modernity, artistry and exquisiteness. Brian Coleman captures the personality of those who cultivate them. The book was released September 7, 2021 and is available on Amazon for about $50. Brian will be bringing copies for signing. (If you put $5 away each month, you could buy this beautiful edition to any gardener’s library, gift or a beautiful coffee table book.)
Saturday June 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Plan EARLY to get your flowers and plants ready for this event. Pots and plants need to be CLEANED and LABELED.
Setup will be Thursday and Friday.
(Flower Show opens a half hour before Plant Sale)
Be sure your floral arrangements are in place by 1:00 pm on Friday
Luncheon 11:00 am
Annual Meeting with Installation of New Officers
Please join us for the Annual Meeting and luncheon at 11:00 a.m. We will elect our new officers and summarize the Plant Sale and Flower Show. We want to celebrate another exciting year of gardening. We look forward to seeing you there.
If nothing changes we will hold our next meeting at the Garden Club building, after many months of zoom meeting.
Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month, from September to June with presentations on gardening topics relevant to coastal gardening. Presentations begins at 11:00 am with the Meeting followed by a business meeting. Please bring a personal bag lunch and the Board will bake for you a individual wrapped lovely Dessert. Also we will supply Bottled water, Lemonade, Hot tea and Coffee.
We meet when the weather starts to turn cool and rainy, allowing us maximum time in the garden during the warmer, drier summer growing months. Field trips to private and public gardens are available to members as well as visitors throughout the course of our "club season". Experts from Oregon State University, private enterprise, University of Oregon and others in their field of expertise present informative lectures and demonstrations on horticulture, flower arrangement and master gardening.
Our meetings are free and open to the public. The club is a non-profit organization, 501 (c) (4).
They grow nearly 500 varieties of peonies on 25 acres, including a two acre display garden that opens to the public in the spring. Visitors are encouraged to stay and picnic among the flowers or spend the day exploring the grassy walkways throughout the garden.
5690 Brooklake Rd. N.E. Salem; peonyparadise.com.
A learning garden for the Marion County Master Gardner Association, the Marion Demonstration Garden is also open to the public year-round. From ornamental grasses to fruit trees and everything in between, the garden has more than 30 themes that change all the time. It's located behind the county's Health & Human Services building.
3180 Center St. N.E., Salem; marioncomga.org
With more than 150 acres of irises, including 10 acres of display gardens, Schreiner's Iris Gardens is one of the best floral attractions in Salem. Visit the gardens for a day among the colorful, showy flowers and take a fresh-cut bouquet home.
3625 Quinaby Rd. N.E. Salem; schreinersgardens.com.
Described as "a living museum of native plants," the Delbert Hunter Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a small part of the larger Dallas City Park. Short trails lead through open meadows and forested areas along Reakreall Creek, where visitors can find rock gardens, rare shrubs and blooming flowers.
266 S. W. Academy St., Dallas; delberthunterarboretum.org.
Located just north of Salem, Brooks Gardens specializes in fields of colorful peonies. The garden is open to the public during the bloom season in May and June each year, where visitors can also buy potted and fresh cut peonies to take home.
6219 Topaz St. N. E. , Brooks; brooksgardens.com
Dancing Oaks is a retail and mail order nursery just outside Salem in Monmouth. The nursery is embedded within an established display garden, where visitors are encouraged to stop by from March through October- though spring is arguably the best season to visit.
17900 Priem Rd., Monmouth; dancingoaks.com.
The woodland garden on three acres in St. Paul was originally a private garden created by Cecil and Molly Smith, who became renowned for their collection of rhododendrons. The garden was eventually handed over to the Portland Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society, which opens it to the public on spring weekends.
5055 Ray Bell Rd. N. E., St. Paul; smithgarden.org
Gaiety Hollow was the home of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, the first women in the Pacific Northwest to own their own landscape architecture firm. After their death, their home and garden was restored and is still tended to today. The Lord & Schryver Conservancy offers free garden tours on select weekends.
545 Mission St. S.E., Salem; lordschryver.org.
Seal Rock Garden Club Congratulates this year’s Recipients of Contributions 2021
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application to our 2021 Contributions Program. Awards went to the following organizations:
Aquarium Science Program at Oregon Coast Community College
to help build a small scale aquaponics system.
Lincoln County Master Gardeners-Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Garden with Sam Case Elementary
to install a water catchment system for garden irrigation.
Coastal Arts Guild-Visual Arts Center Youth Art Kits
for materials to provide free art kits to youth in need.
Yachats Food Pantry
to provide food for local residents in need.
Founded in 1948, Seal Rock Garden Club is a 70 year plus community non-profit organization formed for coastal gardeners to share their knowledge of plants and to provide a social setting for individuals interested in gardening, conservation and support of community gardening projects. A housing barracks for conscientious objectors during World War II, the clubhouse originally located at Camp Angell, Waldport was purchased at auction for $306 and was moved to its' present site in Seal Rock in the 70's.
Each year members are involved in two major fund raising events, the Greens Sale in December and the Plant Sale and Flower Show in June. Our annual Christmas Greens Sale takes place in early December. Locally grown greens are crafted and designed into wreaths, swags, and table arrangements made by members. Holiday gifts, small live decorated trees and a raffle of gift items are available for purchase. Funds from the Greens Sale are used for maintaining the clubhouse and grounds.
***This event was cancelled for 2020 due to Covid***Hopefully we will be back to normal in 2021..
The Plant Sale and Flower Show in mid-June is an end of the year event with the clubhouse decorated with spring flowers and the surrounding yard full of sale plants suitable for coastal gardens. Mark your calendars for our Plant Sale and Flower Show. Gardeners start lining up early to buy plants. Sales are brisk. A portion of the funds raised go to nonprofit organizations that support gardening, education, conservation and local civic gardening projects.
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