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Chimney Hill Owners Association
Landscape Committee Meeting
CALL TO ORDER
The Committee met at the Chimney Hill Clubhouse. Jane Cary called the meeting to order at The following Committee members attended: Diana Gould, Sharron Heberlein, Pam Massey, Margarita Mayo, Carol Sewall, and Tanya Sparano.
Those present approved the minutes of the previous meeting on
Kiosks and Clubhouse Beds: The kiosks, in general, are quite attractive. The new one at Binney Brook and Howe’s
Landscape Website Progress: Pam passed around a draft of the list of plants that thrive at Chimney Hill, which we intend to incorporate into the Landscape webpage as a resource for homeowners. We will consult with CH staff and Board member Mary Ann Montano to determine how to present this information on the website.
Betsey Meyer’s $100 gift: Mrs. Meyer’s gift will allow us to purchase an additional hydrangea for the pool area and a few new plants for the CH office wall border.
Cheryl Rusin Family Gift: Jane will follow up with Cheryl in a couple of months to give her time to think about a living tribute in CH for her son Connor.
Dead Tree Removal Follow-up: ED Ken Spicer advised that the dead trees across from the Clubhouse are located on privately owned property in a wetland area. Because of the risk, he does not want Maintenance staff to remove the trees. However, the unsightly dead tree at the Memorial Rock at the Overlook on Spruce Grove has been taken down. When we order annuals in the spring, we will include a few plants for that now-empty spot, including drought-tolerant Impatiens and Begonias.
Mini-Lecture Series on Gardening: Suggested topics: mole control; trees and plants that do well in shade; planting in barrels; apples and cider. Lectures/workshops might be scheduled on Saturday afternoons from Janet Boyd mentioned Master Gardener Shelly Suponski as a possible speaker, as well as the person who maintains the planters in the Town of
Review of Landscape Committee Objectives: The Committee revised its Objective statement, which had been set out in 2010. The resulting text is attached below the minutes.
SATURDAY, August 4, 2018
CALL TO ORDER
Approval of Minutes from Saturday, July 14, 2018
1. Garden Tour re-cap
2. Kiosk and other beds’ condition
3. Landscape website update
4. New hydrangea; plants for office garden
5. Review of revised Landscape Committee objectives
6. Plans for fall planting?
7. Field trip to a garden?
Activities of Interest
August 18- 19, 2018 all day “Grow a Waterfall and other New Perennials” The new perennials at the Boyd Family Farm are breathtaking, adventuresome, hardy and any of them would be a colorful addition to your garden. Let us share with you some of the new textures and colors now available to plant enthusiasts! Our Vermont Grown plants are as hardy as the hills! Take home a living souvenir and remember your time in Vermont for years to come! 125 East Dover Road Wilmington, VT. (802) 464-5618
Wildflowers of Late Summer
August 25, 2018 10 AM - Noon
Location: Hogback Mountain Conservation Area, 7700 Rte. 9, Marlboro, VT
Wildflower and medicinal plant expert Allison Turner will guide us on a hike in the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area in Marlboro, VT to discover the late summer/early fall flowers. We expect to see some interesting items, like a reddish-violet Bottle Gentian, and an uncommon polygala, as well as the more common, but still glorious, late summer flowers. This will be a leisurely walk with some elevation gain and loss, but nothing tricky. Meet at 10:00 in the parking lot on the south side of Route 9 west of the gift shop, near the white distillery building. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25 & 26, 2018 all day “Plants that make a Statement in a Shady Spot!” Join us at the Boyd Family Farm for this free workshop. Learn how to incorporate shade plants with color into the Vermont landscape or tree line. Cimicifuga, Hosta, Heuchera and Ligularia can’t be ignored as they positively command attention! 125 East Dover Road, Wilmington, VT (802) 464-5618