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Coming Soon!

A Great Day for All! Something for adults and children to enjoy including:

Judged Flower Show Informal Flower Show
Plant Sale Victorian Tea Silent Auction
Kids Program Make a Bug Hotel
Tree the County Pavilion Mini Garden Displays
Master Gardeners Container Planting

……and more!

Admission: by Donation

This year the show will take place inside the Wellington Town Hall and St Andrews Anglican Church, on their grounds and the front lawns of the adjacent CML Snider School.

Display for the show in storefront window on the corner of Wharf and Main, Wellington.

[Post originally published May 27]

Society Meeting for May 31

Lise Bois opened the meeting and welcomed over 25 members and more than 12 4H members to our meeting.

Announcements

Lise reminded members of all the features of the upcoming (just two week away!) Garden and Flower Show, noting that complete details – including the Flower Show classes list [375 kb pdf] – were on the web site.

Presentations

Perennial Flower Show trophy winners Sandra Dowds and Pat Stuckey did a fabulous presentation on how and what to enter in the flower show. Sandra had samples of different stems and showed us how to prepare them for the show. It’s hoped that the presentation will encourage many members to participate.

Bob Simmons gave a brief talk on invasive species that are now proliferating due to the abundant rains.

You can visit the Ontario invasive plants website to get more information.

Our guest speaker was Rosemary Tayler from Earth Haven Learning Center who is a writer and editor for Celestial Calendar Gardening.

She instructed us on the rhythms of the moon and the optimum times to plant, weed and harvest our crops.

She also gave all of us samples of lobster meal garden soil amendment. It was a wonderful presentation!

50/50 Draw

Ellen Jablonicky was the winner of the 50/50 draw. She donated her winnings back to the society. Thank you Ellen.

Next month it could be YOU (if you buy a ticket).

Mini Show

Design Class: 1st Kathy Kingsley Bondy, 2nd Pat Stuckey, and 3rd Sheila Simmons [from left to right below]

Display Class (three spring flowers): 1st Pat Stuckey, 2nd Kathy Kingsley Bondy, and 3rd Sandra Dowds;[from left to right below]


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

May 31 Meeting – Change of Speaker

Rosemary Tayler is a writer and editor for the Celestial Calendar. She has collaborated with Katheryne Aunger to publish garden-related books and annual calendars through the Earth Haven Learning Center.

She will give an introduction on how planting calendars work and how you can find the best time to plant, weed, water and harvest your backyard food and flowers.

Society Meeting for April 26

Lise Bois opened the meeting with just over 30 members in attendance.

Announcements


Presentation

Sean James gets the boot! {two boots actually)

=== more to come ===

50/50 Draw

The winner of the draw was Ellen Jablonicky. Next month it could be YOU (if you buy a ticket).

Mini Show

Design Class (hanging planter): 1st Sheila Simmons, 2nd Kathy Kingsley Bondy




Display Class (seedling): 1st Lise Bois, 2nd Sharon Kleinsteuber, 3rd Kathy Kingsley Bondy;


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Pollinators

Garden Meditation Day

Did you know that Wednesday May 3rd is “Garden Meditation Day”?

Think about that.

May at the Picton library

On Wednesday May 3rd, HortSoc president Lise Bois will be giving a presentation on “Attracting Native Pollinators to your Garden” at 2 pm at the Picton Library on Main Street. Lise will be talking about just who are these native pollinators, their decline and what we can do to encourage and protect them in our gardens and why it’s important to do so.

Another HortSoc member, Walter McGee, will give a presentation on “How History Changes Plants and Plants Change History” on Wednesday , May 10th at 2 pm at the Picton library on Main Street. Come and find out how some plants have shaped the course of history.

April meeting advisories

Presentation

At our Wednesday (April 26) meeting we will have Sean James as our guest speaker. Sean is a Master Gardener, a teacher, and is focused on eco-gardening.

Mini-show

Display: seedling in a pot (veggie or flower)
Design: April Showers (a hanging design) a design that is viewed from all direction and is equipped with a device for hanging.

About Us

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