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Club Meeting

Saturday, July 25th

1 - 4 PM

Homes of Ruth Hoard & Kathy Harrison

Topic: Art in the Garden

We welcome you all to the July Club meeting.

Our topic is Art in the Garden. We are fortunate to showcase garden art from 5 presenters. Four presenters are members of our club! They are Marta Lansing, Betsy Soifer, Suzanne Stevenson and Susan Still. Carla Stevens is the artist who has donated concrete benches and stepping stones for Potlatch. Our presenters will display and sell their yard art made from metal, ceramics, glass, wood, clay and concrete.

The festivities will begin at 1PM. Parking is available on E. 18th Street or East Heritage Loop. Please check in at 1265 E. 18th Street (Kathy's house) and then you are free to roam between our yards to see the displays. Our driveways will be kept open for the presenters and those who need assistance.

At 1:30 we will serve lunch. We are providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and non-alcoholic beverages. If you want to bring wine or beer, it will be self-serve. We could also use salads and desserts. If your name ends in A through M, please bring a salad, if it ends in N through Z, please bring a dessert.


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Plant of the Month Info: Salvia guarantica 'Amistad'

Salvia Amistad

This beautiful purple flower with black calyxes blooms from July to October and attracts hummingbirds to your garden. Plant in full sun with regular water in well drained soil. It will get up to 4-5' tall and gradually clump larger year after year. Zone 9-11 but can tolerate temperatures down to 20 degrees F. Plant salvia mixed with dahlias and echinaceas.


Tips From Tom

It's been pretty hot lately to plant containers but if they need some sprucing up, here's a few tips for planting some fresh ones:

  • When choosing a location for edible container combos, consider more than just sun and shade. Place the pots where water is close and keep them near the kitchen for easy access.
  • Don't be afraid to add inanimate objects to your pots.

For more tips read the newsletter here

About MGCP

Metropolitan Garden Club of Portland is devoted to the promotion of the aesthetic appreciation of gardens. To develop the love of growing plants and promote general interest in individual and community gardens through membership networking, education and civic activities.