The CHG Newsletter LVII Volume 5 July 2017

The Charlotte Herb Guild Newsletter
LVII Volume 5 July 2017
The Charlotte Herb Guild
July 11, 2017 Meeting
Garden Council House
1820 East Seventh Street

President Mary Beth Collins called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and thanked the hostesses Karen Phillips, Phyllis Cutrell, and guest Ranu Thakkar for preparing a wonderful buffet. The members also thanked Mary Beth for her many delicious contributions.  Susan Oleson requested the recipes be sent to her electronically.

Suzanne Williams, representing Membership Chair Margie Orell, introduced Mary Beth’s guest, Ranu Thakkar.

Members approved minutes from the May and June meetings.

Ann Baldwin gave an update on the Hezekiah Alexander Garden saying that the plentitude of rain and good mulching has helped the garden. She and Mary Ann trimmed and watered on July 11th. Ann informed the membership that she plans to explore running a new water line to facilitate watering the garden. She will talk with the appropriate people and return with a cost estimate.

Dana said she has spoken with Eric Ritchie and has been assured that Virginia’s garden at the McGill Rose Garden looks good.  She said members are welcome to harvest herbs there.

Linda MacDonald said that the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs will have its annual President’s Tea in late August. She apprised members that the Charlotte Bearded Iris Society will be selling plants at the Yorkmont Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 15 from 8-1.

Beth Burgin spoke to the group on rosemary, the herb of the month. Next month, Suzanne Williams will present on turmeric.

Lana updated the group on the August and September programs. On August 8, the program will be Bees and Pollinators, and the September 12 meeting will feature Doug Lee from Pike Nursery talking on Herb Gardening for the Table and Butterflies.

Lana presented the program on Growing Sprouts.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Oleson

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