Olivia White Garden
Correspondence circulated for those who have not seen these previously.
Hours circulated for individual review. Summary for 2012 1456.5 and 101.5 for groups.
Not received from the office prior to meeting. Will report when received.
Received 2 donations - one from Nancy Palmer's in-laws ($?), and $100 from Peggy Shelton-Scurlock. Our last bench donation has been received. Will arrive for the garden season. Dave Hill has expressed interest in helping us again this year. Maybe with the shed area?
$2224.29 - after meeting with Diana last year
Many of last years volunteers returning - some as drop ins. David Hockman is having back problems again and may not return. Christine Orr will be traveling all summer. We may see her in the fall but maybe not until 2014. Laura has a job at FMC - 1/2 time but working more so will be in the garden when she can. The Michael Moore garden will be part of our weekly work. Anyone who wants to work there regularly should brush up on native plants in the garden and spend a little time with Laura. Nancy will not be in the garden much this year. I have several new people interested in helping this year - Rebecca Davis from Hozhoni, Lynn Overend, and two people new to Flagststaff (not MGs).
The general orientation to the garden has been updated to reflect changes for 2013. I will e-mail it to all - please read as a reminder and to see the changes.
Errors made by Loni this past winter were discussed. All garden staff will have to do 3 activities for 2013 - read the information - take a quiz - and participate in a brief inservice by Megan. Loni will send out the 1st 2 parts by e-mail. Take the test and return to Megan.
Loni spoke with some Hodge Podge volunteers about a donation in the memory of a long time volunteer. Amount is undetermined as yet. Her idea was to add an area for hummingbirds in the north front bed that needs updating. It would include penstemons and a bird bath from the honorees home. All felt this was a good plan. It will be reviewed for NHPC staff at the next meeting and Loni will contact Hodge Podge.
help available. General garden upkeep (weeding, watering, planting, dead heading,
OK. Loni emphasized that Saturdays will not be included unless volunteers are willing to supervise.
Plant the new inferno strip on Turquoise west of the new sidewalk. Scatter wildflower
seeds along new pathway in the fall.
OK. Plan a meeting in March (14) when Linda Guarino returns from vacation. We will meet at the garden area to be done for planning. Linda has a map started for the corner and will get it to Loni in case she is not available.
3-6 Discuss at next meeting
3. Landscape area around sheds. Consider trellis on side of sheds and at the back of the
4. Continue work on redoing the front beds along Switzer Canyon north including drip lines
5. Add sandstone walkway between sidewalk on Switzer and Rose garden-between
6. Continue planting and create signs for the Michael Moore Native Medicinal Garden.
7. Continue other fundraising activities with material on hand (note cards, jewelry, bricks,
Linda brought new earrings for fundraising and has already collected $90. One pair will be given to Joannie from Foxglove Gardening for all her help last year. Others will be sold at MG conferences, meetings, and ? We will not do a plant sale this summer. Extra plants will be available for dig up if anyone needs something.
8. Educational information updates
Loni reminded people these are done and available, including the donor book which is kept in the library of the house on the top shelf. If anyone wants to know about a donation info is kept there. The database is updated yearly and a copy is kept by Bobby at the office.
Please note - Native Plant Society is not doing a contest this summer. They don't have anyone to help organize this, so we won't have an entry. I will be gone over labor day weekend so entry or a display will not be done at the county fair.
tentatively planned for February 21 - 9am