October 2008 Newsletter of the Danville-Alamo Garden Club Volume XXXIV, Issue 8 President’s Message ~ Carol Sayers A hug thank you to Audrey Van Poppel and her Social Committee for all they did in making our “Welcome Back Brunch” so festive. A lot of work is involved in organiz- ing this event...setting up and taking down tables and chairs, coordinating the food, transporting all of the neces- sary supplies, providing centerpieces, and finally, the clean up! The Brunch does give us an energetic jump start for the year. Nancy Allen’s talk on roses was educational and inspirational. Carefully read the Newsletter as it is packed with information regarding the Club’s year’s activities. Exciting Programs, interesting Tours, and fun Workshops are just a part of what we have in store for the 2008 ~ 2009 year. The next step is yours. Sign up to participate in what interests you, and get to know your fellow gardeners. See you at the October 9th meeting unless I run into you at Costco first, buying the bulbs that Kristine Yanker-Hansen encouraged us to plant for winter color! Inside This Issue: Page 1 ………… President’s Message Page 2 ………… Horticulture & Programs Page 3 ………… Deadheaders, Pumpkin Decorating, Holiday Luncheon & Board Meeting Page 4 ………… Board of Directors 2008 - 2009 Page 5 ………… Penny Pines, Social & Birthdays Page 6 ………… Our Sponsors & General Meeting Notice Horticulture Programs During the brunch part of the meeting I had some further tips given to me about insect control. One is to find Seaweed extract and pour the solution around the roots of the plants. Apparently this has strengthened the resistance to everything fro white fly to aphids. I looked up Seaweed extract for gar- dens on Google and found entries for both plants and people check it out. I keep looking for rain. The old Farmer’s Almanac pre- dicted some for September, but as of this writing there has been none. However, if you are hoping to refurbish your gar- den a bit during this drought you need to get ready. As soon Wow! Thirty-Five years and still going strong! Con- as it starts raining and your soil gets a good drenching you gratulations to DAGC members, the Board and the So- should be ready to plant. Get your compost and mulch into cial Committee headed by Audrey Van Poppel for an- the garden now. You just need to top dress established beds. other successful Welcome Back Brunch. The food and Maintain your autumn watering schedule so that the compost flowers were awesome! Many thanks to Nancy Allen naturally works its way into the ground. Once we have one or for her talk on the History of the Yellow Rose, our two good storms start planting. The compost and mulch club’s flower, a symbol of friendship and sharing. Also should have had enough time to, make your soil a little more thanks to Judy and Maureen for participating in the friable which means digging in it should be easier. annual Tomato Tasting-both rated a “2” for OKAY! Think perennials for next year. Even though the tops are October is such a glorious month! We are so lucky to not growing the roots are moving out into the soil. This would be true for trees and shrubs as well. Don’t forget all live in the Bay area. We can garden all year long-just those winter bulbs, and a nice hint of winter annuals such as ask Kristin Yanker-Hansen if there is any doubt. Our Primroses, Pansies, Violas. Chrysanthemum palludosum, and speaker for this month will be Kathy Echols as sug- Calendulas. gested by Kristin. Kathy will speak and inspire us to Remember if you go for two weeks without rain during plant a Winter Vegetable Garden. Kathy is a master the winter that you should water your garden. You don’t want gardener and instructor. She lives in Martinez and own the ground to be dry if we have a major frost. It is the major Midhill Farms. With the rising costs of produce, it is reason why plants die when we have freezes. sensible and healthy to grow some of our own veggies. Enjoy the next few weeks of Indian summer. We will have Just for fun, all members should either wear orange plenty of warm days still to get our plants growing so take or something with a Halloween motif to celebrate the advantage of the time. season and brighten our meeting place. Kristen Yanker-Hansen Happy Gardening! Joyce Michalczyk and Lynn Leavitt Program Chairs In the Garden... “If well managed, nothing is more beautiful than the kitchen-garden: the earliest blossoms come there: we shall in vain seek for flowering shrubs...to equal the peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums.” ~ William Cobbett (1763 - 1835) Attention Deadheaders! Pumpkin Decorating Join us for a fun afternoon decorating pump- kins for a fall display. You'll need to bring your own pumpkin(s) and any items you think would look good on top of your pumpkin, especially fall items you find in your yard such as leaves, acorns, seed pods, etc. Bring enough to share if you can. A glue gun would be handy, too. I'll bring some large "U" pins. Check out this site for We've had a fun summer donating our time to the memorial an idea: rose garden in Osage Park and going on a few fieldtrips. We http://interiordec.about.com/cs/fallindex/l/ look forward to meeting some of our new garden club members blfallpr001.htm and encourage you to join us as we wrap up this season. We Here are the details: will deadhead til the end of October. FYI... Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:30 through the month of October -- however no When: October 16, 1:30 p.m. deadheading on Garden Club general meeting days. So grab Where: Audrey Van Poppel's yard your clippers and give us a try. Questions please contact: RSVP: Vicki Freeberg Vicki Brown by Oct. 15 Silver Bells Holiday Luncheon Garden Seminar The Holiday Luncheon Committee has scheduled the luncheon Free Garden Seminar 1st Thursday of every for THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 at the Bridges Restaurant month. Location is 911 Memorial Garden in in Danville. Menu selection and registration forms will be Danville at Noon ~ between Pinkie’s Nail Salon available in the November and December newsletters. Mark & Pleasant Thoughts in the Danville Livery. your calendars. Katy Andino Board Meeting Notice ~ Thursday, October 16th Board Meeting will be at Nancy Goreth’s home Connie Lieske and Joyce Michalczyk are hostessing. Social 9:30 am ~ Meeting 10 am. 2008-2009 DAGC Board of Directors Executive Board President Carol Sayers First Vice President Louise Wiggins Program Vice President Joyce Michalczyk Membership Vice President Deb Cattaneo Social Vice President Audrey Van Poppel Recording Secretary Sheila Truschke Corresponding Secretary Rebecca Byrom Treasurer Ofelia Barr Appointed Positions: Club Advisor Nancy Goreth Parliamentarian Karen Fox Elected Board Positions Historian Jackie Acton Horticultural Chair Kristin Yanker-Hansen Newsletter Editor Barbara Norkus Sponsor Representative Charlene Geiger Tour Chair Sandi Stamates Ways and Means Chair Webmaster Sharon Gibson Workshop Chair Vicki Freeberg Appointed Club Support Positions Artistic Arranger Dee Dee Cross E-mail Coordinator Sandra Olinger Inspiration Connie Lieske Penny Pines Joan Hines Plant Exchange Win Cronin Publicity Donna Rascano Rose Garden Chair Vicki Brown Birthdays ! Penny Pines . Happy Birthday to the following members: Everyone was very generous at the September meeting with donations of MAUREEN BROOKS $84.02 to the Penny Pines collection. SANDY ROGER We donated 10 Penny Pines acres last MARY LOUISE WILLIAMS MYRA CUMMINS year and are on the way to matching NANCY ALLEN that. After the horrendous fires last year, what a great way to ANN SCHOEN help reforest California’s wonderful asset! SIBYLLE WAIZENEGGER For more information go to: ROSE GOGERTY www.fsfed.us/r5/shastatrinity INGRID LARA CHARLYN MOMSEN Joan Hines, Chair HELEN MILLER MARSHA LANDAU PEGGY MOLONEY Please inform Rebecca Byrom of any omissions or errors. Social Committee Our Welcome Back Brunch and 35th Anniversary was a Gardens at Heather Farms great success. The Social Committee pitched right in there and got the job done along with the members. Many hands Designing Your Garden Series get things done faster and the job appears to be easier. As with Bobbi Feyerabend, Feyerabend and usual we had a lot of wonderful dishes that prove we are not Madden Landscape Design, Emeryville always working in our gardens. If you brought the melon and grape salad would you please email or give me a call Learn about basic garden design, with the recipe and we will put it in the next newsletter. plant selection, site planning, and weather/soil concerns and apply them to your own home landscaping. Stu- Audrey Van Poppel dents can develop their own plan and have it reviewed by a professional. The series includes a field trip to rein- force class concepts (location dis- cussed at the first meeting). DATES/TIMES: (3 Wednesday evenings & 1 Saturday morning) Wednesday, Oct 22 & 29, Nov 5 (all 7 - 9:30pm) Fieldtrip: Saturday, November 1 (9:30 – Noon) COST: $55 GHF members/$65 nonmembers Call 925.947.1678 for information Newsletter on the Danville-Alamo Garden Barbara Norkus ~ Editor Danville–Alamo Garden Club P.O. Box 920 Danville, CA 94526 bnorkus@CapriRealEstate.net Our Sponsors Armstrong Garden Centers Don’t forget to visit and say “Hi” to our Sponsors. They 7360 San Ramon Road, Dublin all have wonderful goods for our garden, and they have 925-551-0231 been quite generous with raffle prizes for our for Club. Diablo Valley College Horticulture Department ~ Charlene Geiger, Sponsors Markham Arboretum 1202 La Vista Avenue, Concord October 2008 ! 925-681-2968 Navlet’s 800 Camino Ramon, Danville 925-837-9144 Regan’s Nursery Garden Notes 4268 Decoto Road, Fremont 510-797-3222 San Ramon Irrigation & Drainage Supply “You’re not aging, you just need 12811-B Alcosta Boulevard, San Ramon repotting.” 925-866-8325 Sloat Garden Center 828 Diablo Road, Danville 925-743-0288 Smith & Hawken NOTICE 1365 North Broadway, Walnut Creek Danville~Alamo Garden Club 925-280-0015 Sunset Color Nursery Luncheon Meeting & Installation ~ 1435 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Danville Thursday, October 9th 925-831-3574 Meeting time is: 9:30 am Remember, our commercial sponsors do- Alamo Women’s Club nate the door prizes, and they support us with speakers for our general meetings. 1401 Danville Blvd, Danville 94526 Please support them! Parking is limited... Carpool if possible.
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