A Great Presentation!!

Despite the rain and the threat of freezing rain we had a great turn out for Dan Sandager of Abrahamson's Landscape Design Nursery. Dan is living the dream with his landscape design business expanded to three locations with a nursery at the St. Croix Falls location. His presentation included slides of various hardscaping features from walls to walks, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and water features.  He took questions throughout and showed slides and gave advice on how-to build gravity restraining walls and how to lay pavers for those ambitious souls willing to take on big projects.

Dan was an engaging speaker and we all enjoyed the program.  Thank you Dan!!  And thank you to Joan who helped with the slide projector. You will see us all at the St. Croix Falls garden center in the spring!

Mary C and husband Jim won the door prize, Tiki Torches to light up their patio!

Delightful refreshments were provided by Ruth and Kris. Thank you Ruth and Kris!

Meeting Minutes, January 10, 2013

Burnett Garden Club
Meeting Minutes, January 10, 2012

Attendees: Ruth, Kris, Lucille, Mary and Jim C., Rosemary, Roberta (Robbie), Mary G., Janet, Teresa, Georgianne, Alma, Cynthia, Pam

Pam called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM

Meeting minutes: no minutes for the December meeting (Holiday potluck), November minutes are on the blog. No corrections or additions offered. Moved (Kris) and seconded (Ruth) to accept the minute. Actual yes vote assumed.

Treasury Report: December 31, 2012 balance $1756.20, balance tonight is 1678.20. Checks written for Chamber dues, $50.00 and to print brochures.

Announcements: High Tea on Sunday May 5 (meeting changed to Sunday for this meeting only) will be held at the residence of Carrie Byer’s son.  This is a special venue.  Time, address and directions will be shared closer to the event. This is a dress up event, though members who do not care to dress up are also welcome to attend.  Go all out if you desire. Members are encouraged to share something fun like a poem or such.

Committee Reports:  None except that Pam and Georgianne took down the Holiday in the Park display. Thanks from Pam to Georgianne for help with this.

Old Business: We need a presenter for our February meeting. Pam emailed Joanne Gray of Sunshine Gardens for a possible program on ferns or ??? Pam will call her. May need another idea for the meeting if she is not available.

New Business: We need to have an executive committee meeting soon to do an informal audit of the 2012 books and to look at spending for 2012 and to look at what we want to spend in 2013.

Pam to look into our status as a tax-exempt organization.

Pam made “lending hand” coupons for a plant valued at $7.50 or less from the Plant Sale. We can give these to anyone helping us and encourage new customers at our plant sale!

Welcome to new member Roberta (Robbie) from Wisconsin Ave in Grantsburg.

Motion (Kris) and Second (Janet) to adjourn. Yeses carried.

Our presentation for tonight is from Dan Sandager of Abrahamson Landscape Design Nursery, Saint Croix Falls On Hardscaping.
Refreshments: Kris and Ruth

These minutes were compiled by Kris, Janet and Pam and transcribed by Pam


Meeting reminder, Thursday January 10, Room 122 note room change

I hope everyone will join us for the January 10 meeting at 6:30 at the Grantsburg High School. Note temporary room change to 122

We will have Dan Sandager landscape designer and co-owner of Abrahamson Landscape Design Nursery in Saint Croix Falls who will present on Hardscaping for Your Yard and Garden. This should be a great presentation and will give us plenty of ideas for spring.

Agenda: 2012 Treasurer's report, what we have planned for 2013, 2013 spending plan
Refreshments provided by Ruth and Kris

Hope to see you all there!