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Mile a Minute

From Naida

Recently was verified at the Whitehouse Nature Center at Albion College in Calhoun County.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Fast-growing annual vine with leaves shaped like equilateral triangles. 
  • Narrow, delicate, green or red stems.
  • Recurved barbs on stems and undersides of leaf blades.
  • Alternate, light green leaves, 1”-3” wide. 
  • Individual, round leaves (ocreae) encircle the stem below the flower/fruit spike.
  • Small white flowers in early summer.
  • Spikes of pea-sized blue fruit appear in July
https://www.michigan.gov/invasives/0,5664,7-324-68002_71240_73852-367890–,00.html?utm_campaign=news+digest+november2020+week1&utm_medium=digest&utm_source=govdelivery

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Why the Bag?

By Gail K.

Recently while searching for  late season specials at Housel’s Nursery &
Stearns Landscaping in downtown Temperance; I came across a peculiar
looking bag.

It was hard not to notice, hanging there on the doorway to the outsideoffice area.  When I inquired I was told that the bag was nothing more than a
plastic grocery bag that had been stuffed with other bags. 

When I asked why, they replied the bag appears to other bees, such asWOOD BORING bees, to be a hornet’s  nest.  Apparently the two do not get alongand wood bees will avoid an area that is home to Hornets–thereby preventingthe wood bees from boring into wood items that may be a part of your home or garden. 
Who Knew?????

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Demo & Deals

Gail asked to Post:

We just finished in the demo gardens for the year.
I popped back in to Ida Co op and found they still have yard items @ 15% off: Holly tone     bone meal     blood meal     Preen with plant food and without. All kinds of other plant and yard products…………..I even bought   a yard tool.
Good prices………….go check them out……….can’t beat local………..gail

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Stella sent in this informational newsletter:

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Recount

It’s official. The votes have been counted and recounted and we have three winners!

In third place with 321 votes:

Milan Children’s Preschool

with the Masked Minions.

In second place with 650 votes:

Ink & Dye

with Dr. Feelgood.

And, in first place with 870 votes:

Milan Garden Club

with Cordelia Ann.

Congratulations! We loved all three of these Scarecrows.

We honestly loved each and every entry. The creativity this year was top notch. Apparently some technical glitch allowed voters to continue to place votes after the midnight October 30 deadline. Votes were re-counted several times (not including those that came in after midnight) and Milan Garden Club’s Scarecrow, Cordelia Anne, came in FIRST PLACE with 870 votes! Many thanks once again to ALL who voted for Cordelia Anne!

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Messages

Naida sent this message:

 I wanted to let all the Blog members know the results of the Scarecrow Contest which ended at midnight October 30.  We gave it a good run but Milan Garden Club’s Scarecrow, Cordelia Anne,  ended up in 2nd place.  Dr. Feelgood (the crow) voters, came on in the last hours with unbelievable voting  – over 200 votes –  and secured 1st place.   DRATS!

THANK YOU to everyone who voted – many daily – for our Scarecrow!

Naida

Gail sent this message:

IDA Co-op has some gardening items on 15%  off.
I got some Preen, Copper (Linda says works on fungus such as powdery mildew), and some bulb food,  so I can plant bulbs later. Supposed to have a 70 degree day, I think, next week.

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vote for scarecrow


VOTING FOR SCARECROWS WILL GO LIVE ON OCTOBER 19 at 9 AM. 

VOTING CLOSES ON OCTOBER 30 at 11:59 PM.

Milan Garden Club built and entered “Cordelia Anne” for the Milan Main Street Scarecrow contest which is going on now on Main Street in Milan, MI.

You just go to Milan Main Street’s page on FB – https://www.scarecrowsonmain.com/vote  – and the scarecrows all come up. You click the heart icon below the MGC scarecrow (located at the bottom of the group) and it increases the tally of how many have voted for her.   

Please help our club’s entry win and it takes less than a minute!!!….PLEASE forward to others you know to vote for Cordelia Anne also!

MANY Thanks,
Naida

P.S. If you find that it doesn’t let you vote more than once try it in Chrome. If you are using the new Microsoft Edge, I found that it would only allow me to vote once, even after a day or two. Today I tried my Chrome access and sure enough I could vote a second time.

I’ve also been having some issues with posts on Microsoft . I discovered that WordPress works better with Chrome than on the Microsoft access.

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Thank you

Naida asked to have this posted with Gail’s approval. Since we won’t be having a meeting until next year, we wished members to see it.

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A Garden Fairy Scarecrow

Naida sent the following for posting:

Several of our Milan Garden Club gals (several of our members in our MGA
and also in the Monroe Hort Club) decided they wanted to build a
Scarecrow to enter in the “Scarecrows for Main” Contest in Milan
starting Monday, October 12.  They completed her Friday night after many
hours of planning, gathering supplies and building, and have named her
Cordelia Anne and she is over 7 feet tall!  Cordelia Anne, Garden Fairy
Scarecrow, will be residing on Main Street in Milan – attached to a
light post –  between Collins Center and The Owl, until the end of October.

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