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Tulip Garden Club meeting


October 13, 2019

Evelyn Hofen

Tulip Garden Club Members enjoying the Tulip Meeting on September 25. Laughter is good medicine. From the left is Li Brooks, Linda McCoy, Genevieve Farris, Guest Kathy Holt, Becky Smith, Rhonda Fields, April Ridgway, Mary Ann Crow, and Donna Rhodes. Not pictured is Evelyn Hofen.

Genevieve Farris hosted the monthly meeting of the Tulip Garden Club at the Fireside Room at the Cherokee Strip Museum on Sept. 25. Farris' beautiful tables were decorated with a fall theme with leaves and pumpkins. Each member received a beautiful pumpkin with fall flowers arranged on it. She served the members cinnamon bundt cake, egg casserole, fruit salad, coffee and peach tea.

Members present were: Li Brooks, Mary Ann Crow, Farris, Rhonda Fields, Evelyn Hofen, Linda McCoy, Donna Rhodes, April Ridgway, Becky Smith and guest Kathy Holt. Helen Janzen, Ko Brooks and Elisabeth Ridgway were absent. Holt, a guest, was welcomed to the meeting.

New president Becky Smith called the meeting to order with members reading the Gardener's Creed. Members responded to the roll call by sharing what their garden plans were for the fall. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Evelyn Hofen, secretary, and approved as read. Rhonda Fields, treasurer, gave the treasure's report.

April Ridgway gave the Blooming Business of the Month Report. Because of the cool spring and conflict in schedules there was not a business chosen for the month of June. The Blooming Business of the month selection will be for the months of July, August and October. Selected by the Business of the Month Committee, Ridgway and Carol Powers, July's Blooming Business of the Month was Marshall's Funeral Home, and August's Blooming Business of the Month was Beadles Nursing Home.

Linda McCoy reported that Joe and Deedee Feeley's yard on 924 Apache Dr. was chosen for the Yard of the Month for July. For the month of August, Charley Bird and Bernice Tyree's yard on 1123 Center was chosen. McCoy and Barbara Case, Yard of the Month chairpersons, reported that the month of August was skipped because of excessive hot weather and conflicts in schedules. September's Yard of the Month was John and Carly Thoma at 1123 Center.

Smith asked if anyone entered the Woods County Fair, with McCoy and Hofen entering in the gardening and flower division placing first and second in several entries. Smith entered the Alfalfa County Fair and also won first and second place in several entries.

Smith announced the horticulture report is due and needs to be turned in to Farris, Horticulture chairman.

Farris volunteered to serve on the Garden Council as a representative.

Smith will discuss a date with Sherry Shkylar to plan the special coffee, brunch and program presented by Sherry at the Rusty Bucket.

For the lesson, a follow-up report from Hofen's June lesson on controlling mosquitoes was given. She reported on the liquid garlic spray as a success. She used that product and sprayed the garlic spray in her yard to naturally control mosquitoes. The mosquitoes did not like it and this product was not harmful to other insects, birds or humans.

The new 2019 to 2021 Tulip Garden Club Yearbooks were given to each member with Hofen previewing the book with club members. The new yearbooks were viewed by each member and committee members that were assigned by the yearbook committee were announced for the 2019 to 2021 year.

The Hostess Gardener Gift Winner was won by Mary Ann Crow, which was a beautiful pumpkin.


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