Valentin Tea St James Church
Care and Treatment of Bulbs by Margaret Kennedy
St James Church
Welcome, Spring! by Gary Buman and Bob Opalecky
St James Church
Lunch at the Otesaga Presenter: Mary Leonard
Plant Sale at the Huntington Memorial Library Dietz St side
Art in Bloom CANO
The Garden Path March 2019 Oneonta Federated Garden Club www.oneontagardenclub.com
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Welcome to our March meeting. Our presenter today is Margaret Kennedy. She will discuss the care and treatment of bulbs, with a particular focus on how to encourage bulbs such as amaryllis, to re-bloom. Spectacular amaryllis brighten our spirits in January and daffodils and tulips are a welcome sight in spring.
Please pay your $20 dues to Irene Curley in order to continue your membership. Also, if your contact information has changed please let Ann Wallace know so that the yearbook will have accurate information.
“Memories of the Oneonta Garden Club” is a beautiful, colorful book prepared and written by Marjorie Rogers. The book contains photographs of members and events from 1990 to the present. It honors the many members that have worked hard over the years to support the mission of the Oneonta Garden Club. The book is available for purchase. See Irene to buy your copy of this lovely book.
We are not-so-patiently awaiting the spectacular yellow blooms of the daffodils this ‘spring’. One hundred bulbs were planted in Curtis Park. In addition, hundreds of bulbs were distributed to folks at the Farmers’ Market last October for free. The yellow harbingers of spring will be blooming all around us.
Submissions for the cover of the next Oneonta Federated Garden Club yearbook are being accepted until April 30, 2019. These may be created by members of the Garden Club as well as students at OHS. Questions? Speak to Inga or Wendy.
Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24- Capital District Garden and Flower Show will be held at Hudson Valley Community College,
80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180 The show includes a floral design competition featuring 100 creations as well as garden and landscaping displays.
April 8- 7 pm Welcome, Spring! With Gary Buman and Bob Opalecky
May 13- Spring Luncheon at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown
June 1- from 9 to 1pm- Our plant sale will be held on the lower level of Huntington Park. Outdoor plants, perennials, herbs, house plants, vegetable plants and garden related items are all needed for the sale.
Help is also needed. Please talk to Pat LaRose to offer assistance.
June 21- Art in Bloom opening reception at CANO
Let your creativity flow. Make a floral arrangement for this popular show.
Speak with Laurie Trelease if you are interested.
Refreshments are also needed. Speak to Jackie Rowe if you can help.
Linda Kulp, Horticulture Chair
LATE WINTER PLANTING
Don’t you love the sound of that – “late winter.” It means spring is on the way. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to that. It still may be frigid or stormy or even snowy this month, but late winter gardens still need some help in getting ready for spring activity. Here are some tips:
1. Remove storm waste, rake and amend beds so you can provide open avenues for the coming seasons greenery.
2. Prune plants, maintain your tools and other winter yard chores so you‘re ready to plant seeds soon. You can take advantage of plant dormancy in late winter gardens and minimize damage with winter pruning.
This is the time to do preparatory tasks, including:
1. Potting forced bulbs.
2. Start planting crops such as garlic and leeks.
3. Spread organic mulch over perennial fruit and vegetable gardens.
4. Trim off broken branches and stems from trees and bushes.
5. A bit later began turning over flower and vegetable beds and add compost.
Start these steps soon and avoid the necessity of doing everything at once later on.
Farmers' Market at Muller Plaza
The Oneonta Garden Club was created in 1933 and five years later in 1938 joined the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State to become the Oneonta federated Garden Club. Our club boasts a membership of 75 - 100 members and provides members opportunities to participate in meetings, luncheons, workshops, projects, flower shows and other related activities. The OFGC contributes to a scholarship fund for local students, special programs such as the "water project for the Sudan", and takes pride in keeping the local Main Street beautiful by planting flowers each spring as well as maintaining several small public gardens within the City.
To encourage enjoyment of gardening in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.
To learn the techniques of gardening such as propagation, pruning, general maintenance and landscape design.
To learn more about individual garden plants and to be able to identify the common varieties.
To share knowledge and experience with others at our meetings and yearly events.
Wendy Miller Willis
Cover designed by Sue Guinan
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