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Membership Benefits

Everdean Nurseries at 13791 Loyalist Pkwy in Bloomfield, and Diane Walker of Walker’s Greenhouses will give our members a 10% discount if they show their PEC horticultural membership cards.

PECHS people win at DiscARTed

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at DiscARTed was “Stella”, a piece co-created by Colleen Green and Connie Graham. The dress was entirely made from book pages formed over an armature of chicken wire.

Nice write-ups in the local press as well. Congratulations!
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Trenton Woodlot Conference November 21

This is a gala year for the 25th annual Trenton Woodlot Conference, hosted by the Hastings Stewardship Council on Friday, Nov. 21 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 57 Stella Crescent in Trenton, Ontario.  Admission is $30.00 and includes a locally catered lunch plus bus transport to the field trip at Frink Outdoor Education Centre.  Don’t miss a full day of speakers – including Diana Beresford-Kroeger – exhibits, activities, and the opportunity to meet forestry professionals.

To Register by Nov. 7, please visit hastingsstewardship.ca OR contact 613-391-9034 or by email to info@hastingsstewardship.ca. Brochure is attached TWC_brochure_2014_Final.3.

Society Meeting for October 24

President Colleen Green opened a very well attended meeting by introducing the evening’s presenter – Laurie McMurray (the Corn Husk Doll lady).

Corn dolls created by Laurie McMurray

Corn dolls created by Laurie McMurray

Almost 40 members were present, glue and scissors at the ready, for the presentation and hands-on learning opportunity. Laurie McMurray gave a brief introduction to the art of making dolls from corn husks. She illustrated her talk with a full table of materials (flowers, leaves, fur, corn silk, feathers, and other ‘found’ items) and lots of corn husks. There was also an explanation of why corn husk dolls have no faces!

Laurie explained how to begin the doll and produce one in a few simple steps. Then left the PECHS members to let rheir imaginations run riot with all of the decorative odds and ends on the table. All of the dolls made at the meeting will be used to decorate the PECHS tree at the Festival of Trees fund-raiser in late November.

Dolly Mixture - having a good time for charity

Dolly Mixture – having a good time for charity

After the official collection of the dolls, the business of the meeting continued.

Colleen introduced the proposed changes to the constitution and by-laws which are to be voted on at the November AGM, and discussed the rationale for the changes.

Members were reminded that the AGM is preceded by a Pot Luck dinner beginning at 6:00 pm, and invited to sign up for providing food (to ensure that we don’t have 40 potato salads and nothing else :) ).

Members were reminded about the Festival of Trees and asked if they could provide some small prizes to go under that tree for the charity auction in support of the Hospital Auxiliary.

Mini-Show

This month, the mini-show had entries in two classes:

  • Class 1: Design using a pie pumpkin as a container
  • Class 2: Collection of herbs CUT in a container, three or more varieties named.

As customary, the entries were judged by the members present at the meeting.

In the ‘arrangement in a pumpkin shell’ class, Pat Stuckey [left image below] came first, with Sheila Simmons second [centre], and Walter McGee took third place [right].

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In the ‘named herbs’ class, Mary Jenkins [image opposite] came first, with Hedy Campbell second [below left], and Colleen Green took third place [below right].

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Click the images to see larger versions.

photo credits: Bert Jenkins

Notice of Constitution/By-Law Update

A number of resolutions will be put to the vote at the AGM. These relate mostly to aligning the PEC Horticultural Society constitution and by-laws with the OHA equivalents. Voting on these resolutions is restricted to PECHS members in good standing. Full details of the changes can be downloaded here [48 kb pdf file].

Memberships, new or renewal, will be available at the November meeting.

About Us

The Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit branch of the Ontario Horticultural Society, located in Prince Edward County.

County Garden Show – 2014

The 2014 show was a huge success! Read all about it here ».

 
A full list of the vendors who appeared at the show can be found here ».

 
The Flower Show's full results can be found right here » as a pdf file [97 kb].

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