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 May 25

Presentation

With the Flower Show (part of the County Garden Show) coming soon, the presentation for the member’s meeting was topical.

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Rose Odell, Vice President OHA, demonstrated the elements of entry preparation for a juried flower show with examples of her own (shown above). Members then went on to prepare their own under guidance and encouragement from Rose.

Mini-Show

Design Arrangement of Garden Flowers

1st Mary Jenkins
2nd Angela Palmer
3rd Sheila Simmons

Display Three spring flowers

1st Angela Palmer

Winner: Display

Winner: Display

Winner: Design

Winner: Design




Design: Third

Design: Third

Design: Second

Design: Second




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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Saturday! With Alpacas!

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Society Meeting for April 27

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The featured speaker was Julie White from organic honey.

Mini-Show

The Mini-show theme was ‘Easter Egg Hunt’. Class 1: Design using an egg shell as a container, and Class 2: Container-grown flower seedling.

Mary Jenkins won Class 1, with Sheila Simmons and Pat Stuckey 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sharon Kleinstuber won Class 2.

Horticulture Class - Winner

Horticulture Class – Winner

Design Class - Winner

Design Class – Winner


Design Class- Third

Design Class- Third

Design Class - Second

Design Class – Second



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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Coming sooner than you think!

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Society Meeting for March 30

President Sheila Simmons opened the meeting and welcomed the 25 or so members present. She noted that this was our first meeting of 2016; January meetings over the past few years had been plagued with bad weather and low attendance and February 2016 coincided with freezing rain and very treacherous driving and walking conditions so was cancelled doe safety reasons. Welcome back!

Presentations

Virginia Mitchell

Virginia Mitchell

Virginia Mitchell


More to come.


Maggie Goode
Maggie Goode

Maggie Goode


More to come

Announcements

Sheila Simmons called for a minute’s silence in remembrance of Norma Crichton.

Lise Bois reminded members of the May 21 plant sale to be held at the Wellington Market. Details of drop-off/collection locations for plant members were donating for sale would be in the upcoming newsletter or by contacting Lise directly.

On April 17, from 2-4, an event for new members is planned to get and give information and share ideas about the Society. Details to be announced in the newsletter.

Mini-show

The mini-show overall theme was “St. Patrick’s Day”. The design class – a green design using wood, bark and moss – was won by Patricia Stuckey, with Sheila Simmons 2nd, and Ria Vandenberg taking 3rd.

The horticulture class – one forced branch – was won by Sandra Dowds, with Patricia Stuckey 2nd, and Angela Palmer taking 3rd.

Design Class - Winner

Design Class – Winner

Horticulture Class - Winner

Horticulture Class – Winner




Design Class - Second

Design Class – Second

Horticulture Class - Second

Horticulture Class – Second




Design - Third place

Design Class – Third

Horticultural Class - Third

Horticultural Class – Third



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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Norma Crichton

Sad news about a Horticultural Society member and booster who recently moved to Brooklin.

Norma Crichton

Norma Crichton

Passed away quietly at home on March 8, 2016 in her 83rd year. Predeceased by her parents Ed and Gladys. Much loved, she leaves behind David, her husband of 63 years and her children and their families: Dave and Violet; Kim and Mark, David, Nicholas and Julia; James and Dasza, Natasha and Monique.

A friend to many, Norma was a volunteer extraordinaire and lover of life, children, animals and gardening. An entrepreneur, lifelong learner and advocate for social justice, she will be sadly missed and always remembered.

Society Meeting for February 24

February 24 meeting cancelled due to poor weather and bad driving conditions.

Seedy Saturday Picton 2016

Join us on Saturday 27 February 10am-3pm

Upstairs at Books & Company
289 Main Street in Picton

Speaker schedule and Event updates on Facebook – here.

About Us

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

2016 Garden Show News

Saturday June 11th! The Alpaca will be back ... and we will have custom wood oven pizzas being made to order!


Vendors - over 90% of the show space is already booked! A complete vendor information package is available for download here.


Current vendor list - updated 3/29.


Contact the Show Director with all your questions by using our contact form here.


NEW - the Flower Show guide book is available here as a 1.1 Mb pdf download.

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