Club Minutes: Horticultural Society, 1933

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H/10/1932 - 4.

THE HORTCULTURAL SOCIETY\ SANDY SPRING MARYLAND

Treasurer's Report 1933

Cash in hand April 1932 $2.90 Dues for 1932 season 8.00 Total $10.90

Expenditures.

Elm Trees $4.00 Community Council Dues, 4.25 Stationary (Stampe) 1.25 Table t .10 Stamps .50 " .20 Postal Cards .10 Total $10.40 $10.90

Balance on hand April 1st, 1933 $ .50

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H/4/1933 - 1 - NORWOOD, May 2, 1933

Helen Hunt Jackson said, "Ah! March, we know Thou art kindhearted, spite of ugly loooks and threats and out of sight art nursing violets". When we assembled at Avalon on April th, for our first meeting of the Horticultural we could have thought many beautiful spring flowers and shrubs had been nursed by a grey cold March. The spring flowers seemed to be all around us, we were greeted by a carpet of crocus' and green. After luncheon we aseembled in the living roo the usual call for order was made by the chairman, Henry J. Nicols. The minutes of the meeting at The Cedars, October 4, 1932 were read and accepted. As called for in our By-Laws the Apirl meeting of our Society is a more business meeting. The By-Laws and Constitution shall be read and every two years were re-elected, Henry J. Nichols, President, Robet H. Miller, Jr. Vice-President, Mary M. Nichols Secretary-Treasurer. The appointment of Helen N. Farquhar as Forethought was again made. Clarence Hurry was elected as The Horticultural Representative to The Community Council. The first appointed Reader, Lillie Stabler, read from a writing of Millicent Taylor, taken from the book written by Marian Crane, Gardens of America. A fairy tale of our very gardens, not forgetting the folks who have only a city back yard which they trun into a place of charm and beauty. Lillie also read an article on Freesias. Cornelia Bentley, the second reader gave us a most interesting paper by Andrew Adams, " Planting a flower Garden", much wholesome advice to follow. There were no volunteer articles. Helen Farquhar read a prepared paperm with April suggstions. Hean Coulter, assistant secretary, gave a report of spring vegetables, winter kept vegetables. some small plants and a variety of flowers. The applications for memebership made for Mr. & Mrs. Hill was left to be acted on later. Mary Hutton's application for membership, know to be in the mail, was by judicail sanction accepted, to be acted upon at the May meeting. Helen Hallowell asked for baskets to use with the flower containers, two were offered, if not what

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is needed she was told to buy for use such as she needed. Mariana Miller reported a talk with Ednor Thomas Peterm which asked for asssistance in locating a house where unemployed boys could come, under the care of martron and camp while gardening and raising food supplies. This was left, with our group to offer any help possible. Poultry Report not worth mentioning. QUESTIONS How to get rid of honey suckle. Mrs. Weld told of a pamphlet sent by the Dept.of Agriculture, that is supposed to contain a remedy. How many people have planted gardens, Avalon, The Highlands, and Riverside, some have planted potatoes. How and when to uncover strawberries. Several suggestnot taking straw off, others uncover slowly. Much discussion of this question. The annuall question of how to treat peonies was asked. Manure heavily, but keep crown clean. What kind of Lima BeansPole varity. The Leviathian is suggested as prolific. How to trim Lilacs. Trim them after blooming. Is it late to cut off Lilac suckers. Cut off now. Take up Tulips when the leaves yellow. Soak Sweet peas and beans before planting, if conditions of planting at once are favorable. Shrubbery that is blooming sparsely should be dug around and manured. Probably the result of the drougth. When to take glass jars off rose slips, leave uncovered when weather is hot and uncover now in favorable weather. What kind of fertiliza to put on jonquils. Bone is suggested. Plant Klondike comsmos early. Use plenty of manure and nitrade of soda with Rhubarb. What to plant in a shady place. Comlumbine and four-o-clocks. Trim blackberries after bearing. Notice of Garden lectures being given at Maryland University by men of prominence was given. Mix 1 oz. of naptha flakes to 100 blubs, Gladiola soak in a solution enough to cover blubs. Promotes healthy plants. When to plant potatoes, just now if ready. Adjourned to Norwood, May 2nd, the meeting to be called 4-15 P.M.

Mary M. [?] Secretary.

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