newsletter

June  2016

May gardening events and Plant Sales
Plant Sales

Tours


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Martha Washington Garden Club

All are welcome to our events, you do not have to be a member to join us.

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March 23 Leaflet

If you missed our March meeting, here is a link to your copy of the Leaflet
page 1
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Leaflet page 2
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OUR UPCOMING GARDEN CLUB EVENTS


ALL ARE WELCOME
     
Tuesday June 21 - Garden Walk- Tours of 8 + Gardens in the Yardley and Morrisville area. 9:30-2PM begins at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley $20 pp to benefit our Jane Parr Memorial  and Martha Washington scholarship Funds. There will be some plants for sale at the Masonic Hall during this event.
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*The membership desk is the first desk you see when you enter our meetings. Gabriella would like someone to help her out at our monthly meetings, greeting people at the door and helping to sign in members and guests. Please speak with her if you can help out
 

 

Certify your garden as pollinator friendly


http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert

 

Here is a link to the Penn State gardening newsletter, Over the Fence "  for April 22

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PLANT SALES

 

 

The Churchville Nature Center Native Plant Sale will begin the weekend the weekend of may 7 & 8. . Mark your calendars. They are also looking for crafters to join in a craft fair this year.   www.churchvillenaturecenter.org
 
     
     

 

OTHER GARDENING LECTURES AND EVENTS

   

Delaware Canal Events
can be found at this link
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TIPS FROM PENN STATE MASTER GARDENERS

 
 At our April meeting, the Penn State Master Gardeners presented some helpful tips and hints to share with all of you.
Club Member Deborah Moyer, professional Floral Designer, showed us foam wrapped floral wire that can be used on plants and in floral design. She also mentioned that Beacon Fabric Tack, sold at ANC  Moore and Michaels is a superior product for gluing anything in an arrangement together. It dries clear and is easy to clean up. beacon Fabric Tack
MG Sandy Kates spoke about one of her favorites, Knockout Roses Easy to care for , these roses only grow to 3 1/2 ft, and require little or no care.
knockout roses care
MG Ann Eidson recommended an adjustable rake from Lee Valley Tools Lee Valley Tools
Ann also recommended Salvia Black and Blue as a real hummingbird magnet.
 Black and Blue Salvia
MG Ruth Logan offered a stunning standard of a Shrimp Plant that is also guaranteed to attract  Hummingbirds. Shrimp Plant. Ruth's favorite tool is actually a mason tool called a mattock, which can be used to plant bulbs or dig up weeds in the tough clay soil. Mattock.
She mentioned tomatoes need a nighttime temperature of 55 degrees to grow. ( You can also add crushed egg shells to the hole when planting tomatoes to control Blossom End Rot )
Club Member Connie Fairchild  spoke about bird feeders , and how to save money by purchasing feeders that keep out squirrels and Grackles. One recommended feeder is called a Brome  squirrel buster Brome feeder. It has a lifetime factory warranty. Hummingbirds will enjoy nectar from a Hummzinger Hummingbird feeder, complete with an integral ant trap.. You can also add an ant Trap  to your existing hummingbird feeder . Do not use dye in the hummingbird feeder, and do not use commercial nectars. Nectar is easily made with one part sugar to 4 parts water. Be sure to keep your feeders clean with a 10 percent solution of bleach to prevent mold.
. Do not feed suet to the birds when the temperature is over 70 degrees, it coats their feathers and can coat their eggs in the nest. .
Connie's homemade suet recipe
 
SUET
 
1/2 block lard or 1 Cup
2 C chunky peanut butter
3 c quick oats
3 c corn meal
thistle/sunflower seeds, etc

 

Plant  of the week

In spring, the deep yellow flowers of the Native  Wood Poppy appear as a brilliant display . It comes as no surprise that the other common name of this plant are "Yellow Poppy"

http://www.friendsofthewildflowergarden.org/pages/plants/woodpoppy.html

 

Tours to Enjoy


 all welcome

 
Starr Tours 2016
Garden Related One Day Tours
Leaving from Yardley Park & Ride
 
 
     
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/brooklyn-ny-art-and-gardens/tour-detail/2887
 
 
NYC Central Park & Carmine’s
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Departure Time:  9:00am
Return Time:  8:30pm
Location:  Yardley Park & Ride
Cost: $129.95 includes lunch
*This tour is an all day walking tour of paths, bridges, and tunnels of Central Park.  The tour requires walking shoes, the ability to walk for a full day, and potentially rain gear. 
 
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/central-park-and-carmines-new-york/tour-detail/2806
 
 
Longwood Gardens Holiday Tour
Date: Saturday 12/10/16
Departure time: 10am
Return time: 8pm
Location:  Yardley Park & Ride
Cost: $89.95 per person, lunch is not provided
 
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/longwood-gardens-holiday/tour-detail/2878
 
 
*10% discount off first trip
*Full payment is required at the time of booking
*Private bus rental for 35 or more and discounted rates
 
     

     
 

 


Starr Tours 2016
Garden Related One Day Tours
Leaving from Yardley Park & Ride
  
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/brooklyn-ny-art-and-gardens/tour-detail/2887
 
 
NYC Central Park & Carmine’s
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Departure Time:  9:00am
Return Time:  8:30pm
Location:  Yardley Park & Ride
Cost: $129.95 includes lunch
*This tour is an all day walking tour of paths, bridges, and tunnels of Central Park.  The tour requires walking shoes, the ability to walk for a full day, and potentially rain gear. 
 
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/central-park-and-carmines-new-york/tour-detail/2806
 
 
Longwood Gardens Holiday Tour
Date: Saturday 12/10/16
Departure time: 10am
Return time: 8pm
Location:  Yardley Park & Ride
Cost: $89.95 per person, lunch is not provided
 
https://www.starrtours.com/bus-tours/index.php/longwood-gardens-holiday/tour-detail/2878
 
 
*10% discount off first trip
*Full payment is required at the time of booking
*Private bus rental for 35 or more and discounted rates
 
OTHER GARDENING LECTURES AND EVENTS
   
 
 

MORE OPPORTUNITIES


We need help in a few positions at the Martha Washington garden club. Here is your chance to get involved, learn more about the club, and help out under the guidance of an experienced club member. Membership - Gabriella need someone to help assist her greeting club members and guests at the door, Membership is also responsible for collecting names of attendees at the meetings, and taking email addresses of guests, and maintain a current membership list.
Beautification - helps to organize help to maintain Tot Lot Yardley and other public grounds
Community Flowers- Simply manage the sign up of members of leave flowers or plants at the township offices
Membership, greet people at the door and collect email addresses for our newsletter
If you can help to assist with any of these items, please contact us at MWGC@ymail.com or let someone know at the Sept 23 meeting.
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  Lyme Disease Prevention Tips from the Lyme Disease Support Group


Clothes treated with Sawyer Spray ( Permethrin)  give protection from ticks, especially nymphs. Gardening or hiking clothes, socks, shoes and hats  can be sprayed with this and will give protection through many washings.  http://lowerbuckslymegroup.org/
 



 

 

 

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All are welcome to our events. We meet the fourth Wednesday of every month Sept- May at the Lower Bucks Masonic  Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley 

membership is available at any meeting for $30 per year. , Guest fees are $5 per lecture, and vary with other events. See our website for more details.
Our mailing address is:
MWGC@ymail.com

Our website is www.marthawashingtongardenclub.org

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