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    "Pond Happenings"

    July 1999 Newsletter


    July Meeting 
    The July meeting will be held at COUNTRY GARDEN AQUATIC NURSERY in the southwest valley in Laveen.The owner, Steve E., will be speaking to us about container water gardening and other related subjects.Steve has been gardening all his life and opened his aquatic nursery 6 years ago.Normally, he sells only wholesale, but has agreed to allow us to purchase plants after his presentation.He sells plants that he has had experience growing in the Valley and knows will do well here.He has a full selection of Plants: Lilies (hardy, tropical, dwarf, night bloomers, bog), iris, cattails, Sagittarius, bog plants, lots of hyacinth, rushes (zebra, white, hard stem, three square, spike, common), green tail, umbrella palms, papyrus, clovers, parrots feather, primrose creeper, submerged grasses, etc.Now is the time to get that plant you've always wanted!He will also have some miscellaneous hard goods available - fish food, lily fertilizer, etc.Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.

    [please note, the Country Garden Aquatic Nursery is no longer open for business. -ed. 9/00]

    ***THERE WILL BE NO PLANT SWAP AT THE MEETING THIS MONTH*** 
     

    A Note from the President... 
    Our thanks to Ed & Lisa T. for housing the June meeting.Everything was great, the pond was gorgeous and the refreshments were unbelievable! We would also like to thank Diane M. for making the arrangements to have our July meeting at the COUNTRY GARDEN AQUATIC NURSERY. Your help is GREATLY appreciated! 
     

    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
    Antonio H. - Tempe 
    Kurt M. - Phoenix 
    Donna M. - Glendale 
    Tom & Drenda N. - Chandler 
    Susan & Gary S. - Phoenix 
    Mike & Karen W. - Chandler

    ADVANCE TICKET SALES FOR THE TUCSON POND TOUR 
    Tickets for the Tucson Pond Tour to be held on September 11 can be purchased in advance.The tour will include 5-6 ponds and the tickets are $6.00 per person.We will be collecting checks (made out to The Tucson Watergardeners) at the July 10 meeting.All checks will be mailed to the Tucson club and the pond tour tickets will be distributed at the August 14 meeting.If you are unsure about ordering in advance, tickets can be purchased the morning of the tour at various nurseries in the Tucson area. The nursery locations will be announced at the August meeting.

    New Editors for Pond Happenings
    Our thanks goes to Janay and Alan C. who have served as the POND HAPPENINGS editors for the past two years.The torch has been passed. This issue marks the first one edited by new editors Steve B. and Gary R..Steve joined the GPPS as a result of the 1998 Pond Tour.He grew up around ponds helping his father raise tropical lilies until a few years ago.He now has a small courtyard pond of his own.

    Please feel free to share your ideas about the content of this newsletter with us. 

    HOST SITES WANTED
    THE GREATER PHOENIX POND SOCIETY is interested in viewing your pond.We would like our October meeting to be held at a member's home.If you would like to host the October meeting please contact Diane Evenson at jeffndi@earthlink.com

    SWAP SHOP
    If you are interested in free plants, contact the members below:

    HAYCINTH:Laurie R.    -  Gilbert 
    UMBRELLA PALMS:Dianne E.-Mesa 
    "MONKEY" GRASS: Stephen B.-  Phoenix

    WRITERS SOUGHT
    Here is your chance to share your thoughts and experiences with the GREATER PHOENIX POND SOCIETY.Contributing articles to POND HAPPENINGS is also a great way to become involved with the society.We are seeking all types of writers, members who write once in a while or those who have monthly columns.