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***As of October 2020, we are conducting our meetings via Zoom, with programs planned one month prior to meeting***
When we resume meeting in person, 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 and a light lunch..
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).
Have you ever asked how to make the yard more alive looking?
How about in off seasons are you in love with looking out that window? How to direct your visitors’ eyes to that plant you are most proud of? What to do with that space where nothing seems to grow? (Mine is where the pine needles fall.) Do you think you are not an artist? Maybe you just need inspiration? Maybe you always thought of making a little extra income on the side at a farmers market?
Have you ever looked at the prices for garden art?
I am Carrie Davis. (Yes, this year’s SRGC President.) I started years ago looking at garden art and thinking “I could make that much cheaper!” But it turned into a different PASSION. Now I am obsessed with “How can I turn trash into something beautiful instead of that item becoming part of a landfill?”
I am called an artist by friends and family. I consider myself a recycling artist. I want to SHARE with you things you can make easily. I want to show you things that maybe YOU can put your personal twist on by changing its usage or making the item a little differently. I want to help save you money, add beauty to your yards, and most importantly “Recycle and make this a better planet.”
Come join me in “Trash to Treasures.” The mediums I work in are acrylics, glass infusion, pottery, sewing, general crafting and recycling art. I have a line of dolls I make under the name “Garden Babies.” (Each doll takes on a different garden flower or bug.)
After the presentation, you are welcome to message me for a copy of any photos or details of how to make an item. Chicker143@aol.com.
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.
May 22nd 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Oregon Coast Community College South Beach, upper parking lot.
June 12th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, you won't want to miss our annual sale. At the Seal Rock Garden Club building.
10377 NW Rand St. Seal Rock, Or 97367
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.
***We are still planning our June, 2021 Plant Sale and Flower Show in spring if it is safe to do so.***
Kudzu vs. Wild Cucumber ????
By Sally Noack
Common Names: Kudzu, Japanese arrowroot
Scientific Name: Pueraria montana (syn: Pueraria
montana var. lobata, Pueraria lobata)
"Growin Coastal" is the work of members Betty Bahn and Sally Noack. This garden-wise contribution is culled from their many years of coastal gardening experience, research and education. Their presentations, "Horticultural Table Notes", at our monthly meetings guide members on practical, timely how-to measures on what to do in the garden, information on garden events, and in-depth answers to questions and whatever and anything anyone wants to talk about. "Growin' Coastal" aims to continue to offer their guidance here in written form. In this issue, we offer Sally's contribution to "Growin' Coastal" as Betty's appeared in an earlier posting.
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