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.
The meeting started at 7:15 with President Colleen Green introducing Erika Wolff, a raw food expert, who gave a talk and demonstration on “Sprouting – the Power of Raw”. Erika brought a variety of sprouts – broccoli, peas, sunflowers amongst others – for us to try. She explained that sprouts carry plenty of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes, plus they are always fresh as they will keep growing until you eat them. Home sprouting is inexpensive, and can supply us with fresh produce at home even in winter, eliminating the need to buy produce that has travelled long distances to reach us. Erika gave us an informational handout on sprouting, plus copies of “Healing our World”, a magazine from the Hippocrates Health Institute. Erika is a Certified Health Educator and Holistic Nutrition Coach and lives in the County. She can be reached through www.powerofraw.com.
Ingrid Bronson, past President, is opening her garden on the afternoon of Sunday Sept 27th to anyone who would like to help themselves to some of her perennials. Ingrid is at 8 Catherine Street, Picton.
John Kaiser, one of our new members, is interested in obtaining quince suckers for a bonsai project. If you have any quince suckers you would like to get rid of, please let John know at the next meeting.
Angela Palmer brought in a whole batch of crab apple jelly she had made from the crab apples from a tree in the Hospital grounds. Any funds raised from the sale of this jelly will be split between the Horticultural Society and the Hospital. Thanks, Angela, for your hard work and initiative – we really appreciate it and the jelly tastes great.
There was a raffle for pea sprouts, generously donated by Erika. One batch was won by Liz Bowers, and the second one went to Virginia Cresswell-Jones.
The formal part of the meeting being over, everyone enjoyed coffee and snacks while catching up with friends.
2014 Fall Rose Show Results.
Single Rose – 1 bloom
1. Red : no entries
2. Light pink: Pat Stuckey
3. Deep pink: no entries
4. Yellow: Sandra Dowds
5. White: no entries
6. Orange and orange blends: Sandra Dowds
7. Blend and/or bicolour: Sandra Dowds
8. Any colour not in 1 to 7: no entries
Cluster Roses – 1 spray
9. Red and red blends: Colleen Green
10. Yellow and yellow blend:s Pat Stuckey
11. Pink and pink blends: Sandra Dowds
12. Apricot, orange and blends: no entries
13. White: Pat Stuckey
14. Any other colour: Pat Stuckey
15. Floating Rose (foliage unnecessary): Pat Stuckey
16. Arrangement of at least 3 Roses in a container: Sandra Dowds
17. Miniature:1 bloom or spray: Sandra Dowds
18. Most Fragrant Rose – 1 bloom: Pat Stuckey
Best Rose: Pat Stuckey
Most Ribbons: Pat Stuckey
Our Annual Fall Rose Show will take place on Wednesday, September 24th at the Society’s September meeting at the Fire Hall on Ross Street.
Entry set-up time is from 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm (when the meeting officially opens), with judging from 7:00 until 7:30 when the meeting’s formal program begins.
Judging will be done by Marvin Chapman from Flowers by Marvin.
Roses should have foliage attached and be named if possible.
Single Rose – 1 bloom
2. light pink
3. deep pink
6. orange and orange blends
7. blend and/or bicolour
8. any colour not in 1 to 7
Cluster Roses – 1 spray
9. red and red blends
10. yellow and yellow blends
11. pink and pink blends
12. apricot, orange and blends
14. Any other colour
15. Floating Rose (foliage unnecessary)
16. Arrangement of at least 3 Roses in a container
17. Miniature:1 bloom or spray
18. Most Fragrant Rose – 1 bloom
SPECIAL – Best Rose
For more info call Sandra 613 393 5577 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU’RE INVITED TO A POT LUCK LUNCH
ON SUNDAY AUGUST 17, 2014
AT THE HOME OF
NORMA and DAVE CRICHTON
81 PAUL STREET, PICTON
TIME: 12 NOON TO 3:00 PM
WHAT TO BRING
CUP, PLATE, CUTLERY AND LAWN CHAIR
Sunday June 29th, 2014 dawned bright and early as people prepared for The County Garden Show. After months of preparation, advertising and placement of signs throughout The County, it was an early morning for the PEC Horticultural Society Volunteer Staff (including many 4H members) and the Vendors.
By 6am there was a lot of activity in the Crystal Palace and the surrounding grounds. Staff had to prepare for the Vendors, Victorian Tea, Raffle, Blue Bird Room and the Flower Show’s 163 competitors.
Many indoor Vendors had set-up the previous Saturday evening with the balance and outdoor Vendors rushing to be ready for the 10am Show opening. Monique, our Sandwich Board walker was loaded up with handbills to distribute on her walk along Main Street.
There was a greater variety of vendor offerings this year and visitors came from across Ontario and border states. Comments most often heard were ‘this show is a lot of fun’ and ‘very well organized’.
At the end of the day, over 600 Visitors had enjoyed The County Garden Show and profits exceeded 2013 … more dollars to go toward community projects.
Thanks to Vendors, Sponsors and a group of exceptional Team Players!
The Flower Show’s full results can be found right here as a pdf file [97 kb].
Click the images to see larger versions.
photo credits: Bert Jenkins. Anne Reeves, Howard Hunter, Colleen Green, and Penny Stewart