Gardeners of Somerset Valley
June 2009					Editor: Mitch Greenbaum

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 17, 7:30 PM
At the Weissmanís House

Youíve tilled mostly by hand, patiently sowed, and because of all the rain started the weeding regimen way earlier than normal. Wrists, shoulders and mostly the lower lumbar cry for a reprieve and itís only early June. Take a break next Wednesday evening, pull up a chair (bring your own) and enjoy the cool beauty of the Weissman hosta/shade garden. Located at 125 Runyon Ave, Piscataway, the meeting will start at the usual 7:30 PM. This is one of the rare times a meeting has been held at a memberís home. You can expect a small amount of club business where a new trustee has to be approved, a tour showing off many of the hosta plants that should be thriving with all this cool damp weather, and then celebrate Jim Laubachís 93rd birthday. It seems like Jim just turned 90 only a few months ago and heís a true testament to the health benefits and high quality longevity that goes along with a life dedicated to the spiritual and physical aspects of gardening. Close friend Dottie Wright plans to bring refreshments and Ďhave us a little partyí. Flamenco dancing under the stars anyone?

Just in case you may have forgotten, the long awaited GCNJ District IV flower show finally happens this week. Word hasnít gotten out on how many members decided to try their hand and enter a category. No matter, I think everyone should take advantage of hosting this event right in our backyard and check out what a Flower Show is all about. The hours are Friday, 2:00-8:00 PM, and Saturday, 10:00- 3:00 AM. Bring the kids and best yet, itís FREE admission.

Hereís the information regarding the GOSV Summer picnic.

	Date:  July 25 							Place: Valerie Boyer's
	Rain Date:  July 26						Annandale
	Time: 3:00 PM

RSVP by July 11 to Dorothy Siegelman, 908-359-1352 Use the internet to get directions or call Valerie at the phone number listed in the directory.

As in the past, the cost is $5 per person and it would greatly add to the picnic if you bring a salad, appetizer or a small dish preferably using some local home grown goodies.

In some ways itís sad to realize our next official meeting on September 16 means the end of summer and is a very long three months away. Thatís why you need to visit the Weissmanís next week and toast Jimís special day, rain or shine.