20 September 2012

Muskogee Garden Club 2012-13 Programs

Most garden club meetings are held on Thursday mornings
 at the Kiwanis Senior Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd, which is one block off East Okmulgee.
 Coffee and refreshments are served at 9:30 and the speaker presentations begin at 10.
Members usually bring seeds and plant starts to share.
Visitors and guests are encouraged to come to any meeting that sounds interesting.
 
The program this morning will be presented by Janie Cagle, Owner of Cagle’s Flowers. Cagle’s presentation will be on designing and creating “Miniature Fairy Gardens”. Janie is bringing fairy garden items that she will offer for sale and will give away the demonstration garden as a door prize. Hostesses Billy Tower, Rosie Reese and Clara Sheffield will provide coffee and snacks.
At the October 18 meeting, OSU Extension Agriculture Educator Mandy Blocker will talk about her upcoming Master Gardener certification classes. Bring your questions and your calendar so you can register to begin the OSU certification program.
The program title is “Would You Like to Become a Master Gardner?” Blocker can be reached at 918-686-7200 and mandy.blocker@okstate.edu. The hostesses will be Helen Pierceall, Marilyn Gilder and Nola Mason.
Rosarian, Dr. Troy Garrett will present “Why I Love Roses and Other Musings” on November 15. Garrett is the past president of the Oklahoma and Tulsa Rose Societies. Hostesses Helen Moorer, Jan Wilkerson, Bo Mullins and Jan Ward will greet members and guests at 9:30.
On Dec 15, the club holds an annual holiday brunch at the Kiwanis Senior Center. Quiche is provided by the club’s officers, with side dishes and desserts brought by club members. Contact Donna Ausmus sumusdj@gmail.com and 918-682-3962 for additional information.
If the meeting is not cancelled due to inclement weather the Jan 17 meeting is a Round Table Discussion called “Soil, Plants and Butterflies”. Club members answer each other’s gardening questions and give advice. The hostesses will be Windex, Nellie Rodenberger, Martha and Jon Stoodley.
At the Feb 21 meeting Master Gardener Skip West from Cohlmias in Tulsa will bring an assortment of tropical plants (available for purchase) and show attendees everything that is new in his presentation, “I Want One of Those Tropicals”. The hostesses will be Zareta Thompson, Donna Ausmus, and Gloria Nicholson.
Matthew Weatherbee & Laura Durkee, Owners of Blossoms will present “What’s New for the Home Gardener” at 6 pm on Mar 21 at Blossom’s Garden Center. matthew.weatherbee@sbcglobal.net and 918-441-9276. The hostesses are Cindy Kane, Connie Stout, Donna Garrison and Marilyn Hinshaw
Club president and Master Gardener Oyana Wilson will present“Growing Flowers & Vegetables Together: Friends & Foes” on Apr 18. Coffee time is at 9:30 and will be provided by Linda Faircloth, Ursula Shoats and Bonnie Baker.
The last meeting of the garden club year will be the Annual Picnic at 6:00 on May 15 at the Honor Heights Park Pavilion. The club provides fried chicken, beverages and paper goods. Members bring guests, side dishes and desserts. There is always a plant exchange.
Garden Club dues are $20 per year. The money is used to provide an annual horticulture student scholarship of $500, purchase memorial trees for deceased members, purchase tulips for the Broadway ST planters, contribute to beautification projects, and supplies for events.
The officers are: Oyana Wilson, president, Susan Asquith, first vice president Programs; Anita Whitaker second vice president Membership; Carole Edmonds, secretary; and Glenda Broome, treasurer.
 
The 2013 Muskogee Garden Tour committee is seeking area gardens to feature on the tour next summer. If you would like to open your garden to admirers, please contact Oyana Wilson 918-683-5380 or oyanaw@gmail dot com.
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