Put-in-Bay Garden Club August 2018 News & Information

Let’s begin with a HUGE thank you to Kathy Schrader and all who were involved in making this year’s Home and Garden tour such a wonderful event! On July 25, one hundred eighty participants enjoyed the tour of eight island properties and a beautiful lunch at the Crews Nest Pavilion. It takes many hands to pull off an event of this size, so we especially thank Committee Members Kathi Spayde, Jean Hilt, Dianne Smith, Pati Arth, Barb Hunter, Donna D’Amico, Susan Hildebrandt and Joan Kempf for their contributions to the day’s success! Thank you also to Gloria Lawson, Amy Carper, Sherri and Dave Murphy, Jim and Susan Hildebrandt, Bill and Alice Boag, John and Amy Murphy, Craig and Sharon Cox, and Ed and Jenna Gonzales for graciously opening their homes and gardens for all to enjoy.

Our hosts provided an eclectic mix of homes, large and small, old and new, and so many interesting landscapes to explore. The time, energy,
and effort homeowners expended in preparing their properties for the tour was evident to all and greatly appreciated! Lastly, we extend a special thank you to the Crews Nest and Island Bike rentals for their generosity and support of this Garden Club August 2018 event.

The Garden Club also enjoyed a trip to Akron on July 31 to tour the Stan Hywet mansion and gardens. This trip was organized by the Catawba Island Garden Club and included 46 guests from their club and 17 members and guests of the Put in Bay Garden Club. Thanks to all involved in organizing this event, especially to Pati Arth who was in charge of reservations and lunch arrangements.

The August meeting of the Garden Club will take place Thursday, August 16, at the Yacht Club. Social hour begins at 5:00, and the program will start at 5:30. This meeting will be a participatory event. We ask that you come equipped with garden-related questions for our panel of experts. We would like to take the mystery out of gardening for you by providing research and experience-based solutions to your
garden dilemmas. If you prefer, you may submit questions in advance by emailing them to putinbaygardenclub.com. Participants
will also be provided with a list of great gardening websites. We hope to see you on the 16th, as well as at our potluck and final meeting of the year on September 13th.