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.

February Meeting

Advance notice for the February 22nd meeting, beginning at 7pm:

Mini Show

In the Display class – a foliage plant. Foliage plant – plant which is of interest and grown or exhibited for beauty of the foliage

In the Design class – "Hearts and Flowers" – a nosegay. A nosegay is a tight cluster of (fragrant) flowers, designed to be hand held. May have a doily attached.

Please identify plant material used if possible.

Speaker

Lise Bois will talk about secrets of starting your own seeds.

Seedy Saturday – February 18 -update

Seedy Saturday – from 10 to 3 at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in the gymnasium. The address is 41 Barker Street in Picton. Carson Arthur will be a guest speaker. If you have any seeds you would like to donate, please contact Lise Bois for more information.

If you didn’t go, look who you missed!



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Society Meeting for November – AGM

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Society Pleasure

With more than forty people in attendance, the meeting began with wonderful food prepared by many of the members, along with good fellowship opportunities catching up with old friends.

After eating, the ‘real’ business of the meeting got under way.

Society Business

Gayla Campney made opening remarks to the meeting, reminding all that 2017 is Canada’s “150th Birthday” and suggested red and white petunias would be a highly appropriate planting to celebrate.

President Sheila Simmons moved adoption of the minutes of the 2015 AGM. The motion was approved without comment.

Howard Hunter moved adoption of the financial statement and adoption of continuing with the same auditor for next year. Both motions were approved without comment.

Lise Bois spoke about various topics that the Board of Directors/Executive were discussing including the possibility that Membership meetings might be held on a different day and different time of month in 2017 to respond to member suggestions. Lise also noted that there were presently about 50 members.

Competition Awards

Sheila Simmons, helped by Gayla Campney, announced and presented the competition awards for the year. Patricia Stuckey (at right) with one of her four awards. Pat was the big winner at the Flower Show: Best Iris; Best Rose; Best Design; and the Floral Excellence Awards!

Pat will continue Mary Jenkins’ work as organizer for the mini-shows that are featured at each monthly meeting.

Sandra Dowds (below left) won the Flower Show prize for best peony, and Mary Jenkins (below right) won the prize for highest total points in the year’s mini-shows.

Certificates of Appreciation

Pat Stuckey (at right) received a certificate of appreciation for her work with the mini-shows, and another certificate will be given to Colleen Green for her past efforts on the Executive, etc.

Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Anne Reeves (below left) for her work on the County Garden Show, and to Howard Hunter (also below left) for his contributions a board member and as Treasurer. Outgoing President Sheila Simmons (below right) was presented with an appreciation award by Gayla Campney.

Election of Directors

Gayla Campney moved that Lise Bois be elected President. The meeting approved this without discussion.

There was no nomination for Vice-President, and the matter is deferred to the Board for decision. Gayla called for nominations for Directors, in addition to those already standing for election. None being forthcoming, the new Board of Directors elected is shown in the happy picture below. Congratulations to all!!

L-to-R: Kathy Kinsley-Bondy, John Clark, Sally Clark, Carson Arthur (behind), Hedy Brambat-Keller, Lise Bois, John Garside (behind), Darlene Johnson, and Sheila Simmons


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Festival of Trees

The annual County Festival of Trees was held at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort on December 2,3, and 4.

PEC Horticultural trees (member and society donated) display raised $110.

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Photos by Gayla & Rejean – click pictures for large version.

Society Meeting for October 26

Presentation

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More to come. Much more.

Mini Show

Herbs category: Winner – Kathy Bundy [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [middle] and Third – Lise Bois [right]
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Pumpkin category: Winner – Mary Jenkins [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [centre], Third – Kathy Bundy [right]
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Coming soon – very soon

November 30th is the Annual General Meeting for the society. At the Fire Hall as always, come out for 6:00 pm for the Pot Luck Dinner and have a great meal, acknowledge the trophy winners, and hear the plans for next year.

Pot Luck Lunch – August 10

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Bob and Sheila Simmons hosted the members and friends Pot Luck at their home. Good time by all!

President’s Message – Summer 2016

Just returned from the Ontario Horticultural Association Convention in Kitchener/Waterloo. Mennonite gardens-farms and Um Pa Pa bands. Fantastic Seminar by Thelma Beaubien on Gardening for Butterflies. She is also an award winning photographer, author, rears Butterflies through caterpillar stage and records all. She observed that butterflies fly in a north south axis for plants to land on. Book available on line.

NEXT OHA or Garden Ontario Convention is in Richmond Hill on July 21-23, 2017 , OHA Dist. 5. Also Canada’s 150 th birthday. If you have not been to one, experience it before our District 3 with Penny Stewart will be hosting in 2018.

We have 16 Societies. North – Bancroft; South – PEC; W – Trenton; E – Brockville. We will need many volunteers and ideas.

About Us

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

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