Society Meeting for October 31

As befits a Hallowe’en meeting, the dress code was relaxed …

Gabrielle Paquette and Jonathan Leclerc

Design – “Forest Floor” – a design using natural wood, bark, moss and fresh flowers: Kathy Kingsley Bondy [left] and Patricia Stuckey [middle] tied for 1st, Karen Hartke 2nd [right].

Display – Collage – a collage of your favourite garden photos – 2018: First place Kathy Kingsley Bondy

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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

President’s Message

First, let me thank all of you who sent me kind words on the passing of my brother. I really appreciated it.

Summer has now come and gone. It almost always seems to catch us of guard. The ice on my bird feeders this morning certainly confirmed that winter is on the way. It’s time to make one last pass in the garden.

At this month’s meeting we are pleased to have Kevin Halloran and Sharon Toth guide us as to when and how to prune our trees and shrubs.

Membership fees are due this month. It’s still just $15.00 for a single and $25.00 for a family membership. We will be issuing membership cards that will be valid from Oct. 2018 to Oct. 2019.

As our meeting falls on Halloween night please feel free to wear some kind of costume. We will have special treats for everyone.

Next month on November 28th will be our AGM. At this meeting we will have a pot luck dinner (the society provides turkeys and cranberry sauce) and the election of our board of directors.

The members of the Nomination Committee are Lise Bois (, Sally Clark ( and John Clark (

Board members willing to do another term are :

R. John Garside Secretary
— withdrawn — Treasurer
John Clark Promotion
Sally Clark Membership
Kathy Kingsley-Bondy Mini Shows
Hedy Brambat-Kellar Vendor Coordinator for garden show
Darlene Johnston Refreshments and 50/50 draw
Nancy Kish Garden Tour Coordinator

As my two year term is up, I will be stepping down as president. I will continue to sit on the board as past president.

Ideally, we would like another board member and someone willing to be president.

If you or someone you know is interested in being on the board, please email me, Sally or John Clark.

I hope to see you at the meeting this month.


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.


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

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


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