Miscellaneous

Children’s Garden Award

© Luke Hendry, Belleville Intelligencer

Kaden Koutroulides, centre, of Demorestville wins the Prince Edward County Master Gardeners’ Children’s Gardening trophy. Trophy awarded on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the County of Prince Edward Library and Archives in Picton.

Click here to read the Intelligencer article

Society Meeting for September 26

On a cool and breezy evening close to 30 people attended our first Garden Society Meeting for the fall season. The members were welcomed by our current secretary R. John Garside who encouraged everyone to participate in the future Mini-Shows and to forward any change in their email addresses to our Membership person, Sally Clark. John introduced out guest Speaker – Tamara Segal of hawthornherbals.

Presentation – Common Herbs


Tamara then proceeded to enlighten the crowd about all the various common herbs that can be found in your garden and easily harvested to make teas, and many had other creative uses.

The audience was most captivated by Tamara’s presentation and there were many questions asked and answered. Tamara pointed out that it is very important to know what is in your garden and when to harvest as not all herbs survive the cold weather and many plants reach their peak of goodness at different times of the year.

Tamara also brought along a number of samples from her garden and passed them around. The audience was most appreciative of her presentation and several members remained at the end of the meeting to gather more information that Tamara had brought with her.

Tamara was well applauded at the end of her presentation and the members were then advised about our October meeting and to remember to participate in the Mini-show.

Mini-Show

Design – Market Day – a design including fruits, vegetables and flowers: First place Nancy Kish (below left), Second place Mary Jenkins (below right).




Display – one spectacular fall bloom: First place John Garside (below left), Second place Mary Jenkins (below right).



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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Meetings: schedule and details

Click »»here to see times, dates, and details of all the upcoming Society meetings and events.

Flower Show Results

2018 Flower Show Best in Show winners

Red Rose Tea Trophy is awarded for Best Rose:
2018 winner – Carol Wilson

Phyllis Turpin Trophy for Floral Excellence for Best Exhibit Horticultural:
2018 winner – Sheila Simmons

Communities in Bloom Trophy for Best Iris:
2018 winner – Judith Young

Judith and Donald McClure Cup awarded for Best Peony:
2018 winner – Sandra Dowds

Vegetable plaque awarded for Best Vegetable:
2018 winner – Lise Bois

Trophy for Best Design awarded for the best design:
2018 winner – Kathy Kingsley Bondy


To see all of Bert Jenkins’ pictures from the Flower Show, visit the Flickr album here [opens in new window].


2018 Flower Show Class winners

For the full list of winners (and places) for all of the classes, see click here [241 KB PDF file opens in new window].

Society Meeting for May 31

MiniShow

Design Class – Sunny Day: 1st – Kathy Bondy (below left), 2nd – Pat Stuckey (below right).


Display Class – Pot of seedling herbs: 1st – Sharon Kleinsteuber (below left), 2nd – Kathy Bondy (below centre), 3rd – Sharon Kleinsteuber (below right)


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

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.

Plant Sale – May 19th

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

Society Meeting for April 26

Mini show

Design: “Spring Thaw” water viewing design

Three entries tied for first place – Kathy Kingsley Bondy, Pat Stuckey, and Phyllis Davis (first row below), and Lise Bois placed second (second row below)


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

A Random Thought

Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.