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Candle light meeting in November

Our November meeting was one to remember. We had an excellent power point presentation about native herbs used by the local Native Americans. Just at the end of the program we could hear a storm outside then the lights went out.

From somewhere candles appeared and the meeting continued.
We will all remember our first candlelight meeting. Somehow it seemed appropriate since we were just talking about living in the old days and healing with herbs etc.

We approved a slate of officers for next year, decided not to meet in January, had our drawing for the wonderful gifts that were donated. Leslie suggested we bring to a wrapped white elephant for a gift exchange game to be played after the Christmas Dinner. So mark your calendars and look for a fun gift for the gift exchange game.

Please if you read this pass this info on to Garden Club members that do not look at the internet.
I will mail a link to this post to all the folks on my list. Nancy G

Mercer Garden Club Annual Christmas Dinner

The Mercer Garden Club will meet on Monday Dec.12 at 6pm at the United Methodist Church.

This is an hour earlier so mark your calendar.

We will celebrate the close of our Garden Club Year with our annual holiday dinner party.

Meat and beverages and dinnerware will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share, call Nancy or Pat to let them know what you plan to bring. Bring your spouse or a friend; all are welcome.

Nancy O.T. 724-662-3986 Pat 724-475-4301

No raffle in December.

"Secrets of the Indian Medicine Man

The Mercer Garden Club will be meeting at the United Methodist Church on November 14 at 7:00pm. After a short business meeting we will have an interesting program presented by Christian Mosebach & Jacqueline McCullough from the Mercer County Conservation District. They will share information about native plants and healing titled "Secrets of the Indian Medicine Man" .

Our Hostess's this month are: Leslie Finkbeiner, Dorothy & Karen Maxwell

Bring item for our raffle. This will be the last raffle of the year so go through your stuff, garden books, house plants, garden tools and find something you can donate. This is a fun and painless way to support our club.

The photos were taken at the Mast Greenhouse at our September meeting.

Sept.12 Masts Greenhouse

Vera Filer and Betty Graham are our hostess's this month. They are taking us to Mast's Greenhouse to see the large display of mums. Mums will be available to purchase ($5.00 - $35.00). We will have a wonderful selection of colors and sizes to choose from. They have 6,000 planted!

Meet at 6:15 at the church to car pool. We will have our meeting and refreshments at Mast’s Greenhouse.

If the 6:15 is too early for you. You may come out on your own later. Call Betty, Vera, or Pat for directions.

July 11 6PM Meeting at Church plus Farm Tour

We will meet at the United Methodist Church at 6 PM for a short meeting, then carpool to tour a Garlic Farm.

Directions to Bill Faulk’s Farm will be given at the meeting. Bill grows garlic on a large scale, 12.000 plants this season. He also has a large garden and uses organic gardening methods. In past years he was into growing giant pumpkins. His farm has been owned by his family for 100 years. Bill loves to garden and try new ideas in growing flowers and veggies.

You may want to bring some bug off with you. This farm is out in the country. Please don’t let that keep you away, this is a garden you will enjoy seeing. Bill loves to talk about gardening so be ready with your gardening questions.

May Planting Mercer PA

May 17 Gateway Gardens 12:30

May 25th Uptown Planting

June 13 Garden Tours & Meeting

Mercer Garden Club Summer Tours:

Monday June 13 meet at the church 6:15 PM to car-pool.

We are off at 6:30 to Vera Filers Garden

At 7:30 We move on to our next stop:

Deb Plants Herb Farm

Special invitation to all Gardeners

Please join us for an informative program

"Growing a Cutting Garden"

Guest Speaker

TC Conner

TC is a master gardener and a freelance writer well known for his articles on gardening published in our local newspapers.

TC will have copies of his new book”Through the Seasons with the Write Gardener” available for purchase and signing.

Mercer Garden Club

April 11, 7 PM

United Methodist Church

205 E. Butler Street, Mercer, PA

This program is free and open to all gardeners

Learn more about TC Conner

Mercer Garden Club phone 724-877-1082

Terri Patterson from Flowers on Vine

March 14 meeting; our speaker will be Terri Patterson; owner/designer at “Flowers On Vine” in New Wilmington. Terri will be doing a demonstration on spring flower arrangement and different mechanics to use in your arrangements.

Our hostesses: Natalie Shipton and Rachelle Greggs.

The meeting agenda: We will have a short business meeting.

Up Town Clean up & Planting?


March 26 Master Gardeners Seminar at Agway

April 15 DJs Greenhouse Opening Day

April 16 D Js Spring Garden Walk (photo above DJs 2010)

April 16 Master Gardeners Spring Garden Forum

May14 Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

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A Garden Club Year in Review

January 10 Meeting Mercer Garden Club will meet at 7:00 at the United Methodist Church. Pat Whiting is our new president. We welcome Pat and hope everyone will do whatever they can to help Pat bring us another year of working together to keep Mercer blooming.

The meeting agenda:

We will have a business meeting.

Collect 2011 dues $12.00

Our Hostess will be me (Nancy Griffin), A slide program from a collection of garden club photos taken over the past year will be presented with light refreshments. I hope the roads are clear and you will be able to come. N

February 14 Meeting

Mercer Garden Club meet at 7:00 at the United Methodist Church. Our program will be a lecture by Dennis James the owner of DJ’s Greenhouse. The theme of the lecture will be Winter through spring work in the greenhouse.

DJ is a master gardener and is well known to most of our members. We all look forward to hearing how the wonderful plants that are offered every spring are grown.