Valentin Tea St James Church
Attracting birds through the year with Rick Marci
St James Church
Ferns and woodland plants with Connie Tedesco
St James Church CANCELLED
Lunch at the Otesaga Presenter: Mary Leonard CANCELLED
Plant Sale at the Huntington Memorial Library Dietz St side
Downtown Planting Rain date
Art in Bloom CANO
Farmers' Market at Muller Plaza
The Garden Path May 2019 Oneonta Federated Garden Club www.oneontagardenclub.com
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Welcome to our annual luncheon at the beautiful Otesaga. Sample the delicious buffet of entrees and desserts. Enjoy the company of friends and fellow gardeners around your table.
Thank you Mary Leonard, our presenter, from Carefree Gardens. The large variety of plants and flowers on display will surely get us in the mood for summertime gardening. We are always delighted by her presentation.
Today we will have the installation of the OFGC officers for
the 2019-2020 year. The officers volunteer many hours of time to keep the club active. We owe them our gratitude for a job well done. Thank you, Fran Bliven, for assisting with the installation ceremony.
Slate of Officers 2019-2020
President- Angie Eichler
1st VP- Wendy Miller -Willis
2nd VP- Inga Miller
Treasurer- Jennifer Lord
Recording Secretary- Laurie Trelease
Corresponding Secretary- Ann Wallace
Advisor- Pam Tausta
Civic Beautification- Marilyn Ball & __*___
Historian- Pam Tausta
Membership- Ann Wallace
Ways and Means- Sondra Gouldin
Newsletter and District Rep.- Anita Sears
Hospitality- Jackie Rowe
Website- Sherri Cerosaletti
Publicity- Laurie Zimniewicz
Yearbook- Inga Miller
Horticulture- Linda Kulp
*A volunteer is needed for Civic Beautification
Upcoming Garden Club events:
June 1- Garden Club plant sale from 9 to noon; Lower level of Huntington Park. Flowers, perennials, herbs, vegetables, and gently used garden items are needed for the sale. Divide your perennials and re-pot at least a week before the sale.
June 5- Downtown flower planting on Main Street begins at 9 am. Bring small shovels, gloves, and wear a Garden Club apron. Rain date June 6.
June 21- Art in Bloom opening reception at CANO from 5 to 7 pm.
Create a floral arrangement and join the fun. Sign up with Laurie Trelease. Or bring refreshments for the reception. Sign up with Jackie Rowe.
July 8- Annual Picnic at 11:30- Place TBD
KILL WEEDS WITHOUT POISON
Weeds in sidewalk and driveway cracks are always a nuisance. Here are some tips to get rid of those pesky weeds without using poisons:
1. Sprinkle handfuls of baking soda onto concrete and sweep it into the cracks. Dandelions and their friends don’t like this.
2. You can use a little undiluted bleach over weeds in the crevices of your walkways. After a couple of days go back and pull out the weeds. The bleach will keep them from coming back. Be careful not to get the bleach on your grass or plantings.
3. Heat up boiling water and pour directly onto stubborn weeds. This helps too.
4. Make a solution of one cup salt in two cups water and boil. Pour directly onto weeds to kill them. You can also pour salt directly onto the weeds and sprinkle with water or wait for rain.
5. For dandelions sprouting up in the cracks of your driveway or along the fringes of your patio, spray them with full-strength white or apple cider vinegar. Early in the season give each weed a single spritz of vinegar in its midsection or in the middle of the plant before the plant goes to seed. Aim another shot near the stem so the vinegar can soak down into the roots. If it rains the next day, you’ll need to spray the weeds again.
6. When you have prickly weeds like bull and Russian thistle ruining your yard, just spray some WD40 on them and they’ll wither and die.
Hope these tips help.
Linda Kulp, Horticulture Chair
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
Civic Beautification - Marilyn Ball
Historian - Pam Tausta
Membership - Ann Wallace
Ways and Means - Sondra Gouldin
Newsletter and District Rep. - Anita Sears
Hospitality - Jackie Rowe
Website - Sherri Cerosaletti
Publicity - Laurie Zimniewicz
Yearbook - Inga Miller
Horticulture - Linda Kulp
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