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Society Meeting for March 28

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Presentation – Heritage Garden

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Presentation – Gardening Safely

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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!

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]

Society Meeting for January

Please Note: There is no member meeting in January.

Annual General Meeting (November 2017)

Welcome

Approximately 40 members attended the festive pot luck dinner. A very good time was had by all!

Following the dinner, the Annual General Meeting was called to order by president Lise Bois.

Meeting

The meeting was called to order by the President, who introduced District 3 President Penny Stewart.

Proceedings began with a motion to adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 2016. There were neither questions, nor discussion of the motion which was deemed to be carried.

Reports

Year in Review: Lise ran through the highlights of a strong line-up of 2017’s speakers and the society activities, focussing particularly on the very successful Flower Show held in Wellington this year. The 2018 show will be held in Wellington in mid-June.

Membership: Membership is rising and currently stands at 80 members.

Treasurer’s Report:
The financial report was provided to all present, and briefly presented by John Garside. There were questions from the audience (which may be addressed in 2018), but no changes were required to the 2017 report which was duly approved.

Auditor Appointment: on a motion from John Garside, duly seconded, the continuation of Auditor services from the current provider was approved.

New Business

Certificates of Appreciation
President Lise Bois awarded certificates to those people who had provided extraordinary service during the year. Below, left to right: John Clark, Lise Bois, Pat Stuckey, and Sandra Dowds [award recipient Jan She absent from picture].

Election of Directors
Penny Stewart took the ‘chair’ to deal with the election. Lise introduced the members who had agreed to stand for election (through the prior work of the election committee) and invited nominations from the floor. There being none, those standing were duly elected by acclamation.

Left-to-right below: Ursula Cattelan, Lise Bois, Nancy Kish, John Garside, Kathy Bondy, John Clark, Darlene Johnston, Sally Clark, and Hedy Brambat-Kellar.
Greetings from OHA
Penny Stewart gave a brief presentation with greetings from the OHA which wishes to thank volunteers (who contributed almost 520,000 hours of effort for the Association). Penny talked about the upcoming conference in Kingston for 2018.

Note: a more detailed account of Penny’s address is available as a 185kB Adobe pdf download here.

Trophy Presentations

Kathy Bondy presented the society prizes for Flower Show categories as well as the monthly mini-show competition. Penny Stewart presented the prize for Kathy Bondy’s win.

Pat Stuckey: Best Iris

Pat Stuckey: Best annual/perennial

Pat Stuckey: Best Peony

Kathy Bondy: Overall mini-show points


The meeting concluded after Lise thanked all volunteers who had been involved with organizing the evening’s proceedings.

Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

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