SEPTEMBER 29--President's Message:
Isn't this a gorgeous orchid? My mother sent me the picture of her favorite flower. Not that the picture has anything to do with our club meeting this month. I just wanted to share with you.
Coeur d' Alene Garden Club Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 13, 1pm
Where: Dalton Gardens City Hall
Agenda: White Elephant Sale. Bring your donations of anything garden related. Books, aprons with flowers on them, rocks painted, garden accessories, you name it. (I personally am in need of a riding mower if you have one!) ha. Tickets will be one ticket $1.00. 6 tickets $5.00. This is always a fun event.
It's also time to nominate new board members!!! Please, consider volunteering for a position on your club's board. We have some members who have graciously served on the board over 3 years. Our club rules state positions are limited to two years (unless we can't fill the position with a new member). It's a great way to become involved with the club. Our voting will take place at the November meeting.
November's meeting will be Voting and this year's "Hints and Tips".
December is the installation of new board members at our annual Christmas Luncheon to be held at the beautiful Hayden Country Club.
See you all soon,
Penny Ragland, President of Coeur d' Alene Garden Club
AUGUST 7--Now is a GREAT TIME TO JOIN THE GARDEN CLUB! We are lining up a wonderful list of field trips, speakers and activities in the months to come. Join us at our next meeting and become a member for $7.50 through the rest of 2015! A small investment for a large payback in gardening knowledge, friends and plants we share! Click here for an application.
JULY 19--Here it is the middle of July and I'm just getting to this letter! It's been a busy month with the Coeur d' Alene Garden Tour and all the pre- activities involved. What a great tour we had this year! Six Beautiful gardens to visit thanks to the dedicated garden owners generously allowing so many folks to view their hard work. Our annual Garden Tour would not be possible with out all our wonderful garden club volunteers! A very big thank you for all your dedication, knowledge and warm smiles! We have two member's gardens to see Tuesday, July 28 and 3 more throughout August. Look for our V.P. to send out information about August's meeting soon. Before building my home I rented this house. It had a big porch which begged for all my planter boxes to be filled. It was so pretty! Maybe next year I can add some annuals to my new yard. I've heard gardening is an ongoing project! If not exhausting! See you all soon, Penny Ragland, 2015 President
JULY 2--Garden Tour time is upon us once again. Bless the sunshine! The CDA Garden Club has selected six lovely gardens for tour this year. They are all diverse and express the individual tastes and passions of these gardeners. Many good ideas can be shared as to plant selection and combinations along with garden art and garden decor. So come join us on Sunday, July 12 from 11-4pm and enjoy the pleasure of a stroll through beautiful gardens that didn't require your efforts! See you there, Bonnie Warwick, Garden Tour Chairman
JUNE 24--GARDEN TOUR IS ALMOST HERE!
Do you have your tickets yet? Click here for a sneak peak and more information... and get your tickets now!
JUNE 3--President's Message:
From my porch to yours: Hello to all our wonderful gardening friends. This is a very busy time of year for us all. (when isn't it?) Our plant exchange was a great success. Yummy food and lots and lots of plants generously provided from our gardens. Thank you, Ron, for hosting the exchange once again this year. We always love seeing your beautiful gardens. And look forward to seeing everything in bloom when we visit again in June.(more about this later). Our June meeting will be at the Northland Rosarium in Spokane, WA. We will meet at the Dalton City Hall to car pool. Departing at 10:00 sharp! Maps and directions will be provided at that time. We suggest a couple of dollars each be given to the drivers for gas $$. Pack your own lunch. The Rosarium is providing drinks and a place to picnic. The Rosarium is giving club members a 15% discount!! I am in the process of finalizing our "garden visits" to members’ gardens. To have your garden included, give me a call or e-mail. It is always enjoyable to visit members gardens and get ideas! Or in my case, give me some ideas! Oh, the picture here is from my front porch, and no, I am not growing curtain rods! Ha! I needed markers for the 30+ peonies bulbs and scrounged these up. They work. So in closing, remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your lunch for a fun day! See you soon, Penny Ragland, 2015 President