June 16 – The Show!

Our garden show, County Blooms, will be on Saturday, June 16 from 10:00 until 3:00 in the Wellington Town Hall. The flower show (11:30 – 3:00 after judging), Victorian tea, plant sale, kid’s activities, vendors and the silent auction will be our main features.

Full details for the Flower Show available through the link on right side of this page.

This year we would like to feature “Fairy Gardens” in our 2nd, hopefully annual, “informal” flower show.

OHA 2017 Convention

Ontario Horticultural Association’s 112th convention will be held in Kingston from Friday July 27 to Sunday July 29, 2018.

Full details can be downloaded here [MS Word docx]

Membership Benefits – Updated

Walker’s Greenhouses

Diane Walker of Walker’s Greenhouses in Milford will give our members a 10% discount if they show their PEC Horticultural membership cards.

Society meeting for April 15

Mini show

Design: “Spring Thaw” water viewing design

Three entries tied for first place – Pat Stuckey, Phyllis Davis, Kathy Kingsley Bondy, Lise Bois placed second

Display: Collection of early spring blooms

First place Pat Stuckey (below left), Second place Phyllis Davies (below centre), and Third place Kathy Kingsley Bondy (below right).


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Plant Sale – May 19th

Our very own plant sale takes place at the Wellington Farmer’s Market on May 19th.

Society Meeting for March 28

Announcements

More to come

Presentation – Heritage Garden

More to come

Presentation – Gardening Safely

More to come

Mini-Show

Design – Stormy Weather – a design depicting movement: First place Pat Stuckey (below left), Second place Kathy Bondy (below centre), and Third place Phyllis Davies (below right).




Display – a succulent – any plant, including most cacti, which stores water in its fleshy stems or leaves:
First place Pat Stuckey (below left), Second place Phyllis Davies (below centre), and Third place Lise Bois (below right).


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Society Meeting for February 28

President Lise Bois opened the meeting by welcoming almost 40 members and guests. She reminded everyone about the OHA convention in Kingston on July 27, 28 and 29th of July, 2018.

She also talked about our upcoming seedling sale at the Wellington’s Farmers Market on Saturday, May 19th from 9 till 2, and encouraged everyone to start a few extra seedlings to donate to the sale.

Of course we will have our garden show, The County Blooms, on Saturday, June 16th. We will have an even bigger flower show. Flower show guide will be available by the end of this month, so stay tuned.

We will be having a garden tour on Sunday, June 24th. We now have about 8 gardens to date. We are still looking for a few more gardens, so if you think you would like your garden to be showcased in our tour please let us know. You don’t have to be a member to participate.

Presentation

Lise Bois gave a presentation on the secrets of seed starting. Follow the links below (they are all small pdf files) to get the information presented, as well as complementary information.

Secrets of seed starting – 41 kb pdf

Companion Planting – 38 kb pdf

Plant families and crop rotation – 36 kb pdf

50/50

The 50/50 was won by Lise Bois. Winnings were donated to the society ($17.00).

Mini-show

This month, there were many entries in the mini-show. Members vote their preferences. The show is open to all. Give it a try!

Design Class – My Heart’s Delight: 1st – Laura Bryan (below left), 2nd – Ria Vandenberg (below centre), and 3rd – Sheila Simmons (below right).

Display Class – Most Unusual houseplant: 1st – Virginia Metcalfe (below left), 2nd – Kathy Bondy (below centre), and 3rd – John Garside (below right).


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Coming Soon!

Our speaker for March 28th meeting will be Maria Gacesa from the Friends of Wellington Museum who will talk about the new heritage garden being designed for the museum. We will also have Sam Shepherd who is a local physiotherapist. He’ll talk to us about avoiding gardening injuries.

March Mini show will be:
Design – Stormy Weather – a design depicting movement
Display – a succulent – any plant, including most cacti, which stores water in its fleshy stems or leaves.

February 28th members meeting

Our February meeting will be on Wednesday the 28th.  Lise will do a presentation on seed starting (1.2 version), and will also show you how to make a wicking container (cost a lot less than store bought versions) for those that have a limited space to grow veggies. Lise will also talk about optimal soil composition for these containers.

Our mini show:

Design – My Heart’s Delight

A miniature design with maximum dimensions of 12.5 cm. in any direction. Container should not exceed 3.5 cm in height. Fresh flowers to be used. They can be purchased or houseplants.

Display

My most unusual houseplant.

Seedy Saturday – February 24

Seedy Saturday will be on Saturday, February 24 from 10 AM – 3 PM at the PECI Gymnasium, 41 Barker St, Picton.

This is Picton’s annual community seed swap. Come and find garden seeds to plant this spring. Bring veggie, herb and flower seeds that you’ve saved from your own garden to swap at the seed swap table. Listen to informative presentations on growing food and seed saving. Check out the seed and garden-related vendors.

Free admission. All are welcome!

About Us

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Volunteer Opportunities

Your chance to give back to your community, meet interesting people, and visit amazing spaces.

Click here to see available volunteer opportunities related to gardening.

Flower Show Winners

Results from the Flower Show should be posted this week.

Our Photographs

The beautiful images posted for mini shows, garden shows, and our meetings are from photographs created by member Bert Jenkins.

To view his images archived at the Flickr web site, click here.

Random Gardening Thought

Some people think that yuccas are wonderful, and others think they are aptly named.

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