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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 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).
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.
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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