August 23, 2018 – Thursday, Annual Picnic at the Nyack Boat Club – 1 to 5 pm.

September 22, 2018 – Saturday – Horticulture Show at The Old Stone Meeting House

October 15, 2018 – Monday – 1pm Member Tea at Florence’s

October 24, 2018 – Wednesday, 1 pm – Linda Chisholm will present a program about her book; “The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens”




The photo of the Monarch butterfly is from Monday 8/6 and the one of the poppies is from the spring; both were taken by Bebb Stone.


We visited Betsy’s lovely hidden garden and were served lemonade flavored with a sprig of Russian Sage, it was delicious. After enjoying the lemonade and the tour of the garden it was on to our plot at the Nyack Community Garden. We donate the produce to feed the hungry.

Ann presented an excellent program in which she described the various composition techniques and rules of taking a good picture; this included the Fibonacci rule. Her PowerPoint presentation enhanced the talk with side by side comparisons of  good and bad photos, so that we could all see what worked and what didn’t.  She discussed the various functions of cell phone cameras and the enormous editing possibilities.  So many of the members were impressed with the tools available to them that had previously gone unnoticed.


Photos by Ann Kinney




This was probably the wettest Plant Sale we have ever had but members were in good humor and actively participated. We did better at this sale than the previous three years(hard to believe); but serious gardeners turned out and bought lots of plants. Notice the mud in the last photo.

Susan Petro

Susan gave another wonderful program that was very well attended by both members and library patrons.  Please not the apparel and jewelry that was right in theme with the program.


We discussed the progress of the planning of the plant sale as well as how programs/trips are selected for the year. We discussed the feasibility of purchasing a bare root tree for Upper Nyack.  We prefer a location on a side street rather than North Broadway or a public place such as an ambulance station. Members voted to purchase a tree.  At the conclusion of the meeting our program books for 2018-2019 were distributed. We thanked the program committee members, as well as Beth H and Ann K for editing the book as well as Beth’s husband for printing it for us at no charge. Bev C was thanked for her beautiful paintings for the front and back cover.

Kim discussed chocolate and what to look for on a label as well as the percentage of cocoa may not be the end all in deciding what is your favorite. Kim brought 15 different samples for members to taste and evaluate.  This was a really delicious program.