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Seedy Saturday – February 18 -update

Seedy Saturday – from 10 to 3 at the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in the gymnasium. The address is 41 Barker Street in Picton. Carson Arthur will be a guest speaker. If you have any seeds you would like to donate, please contact Lise Bois for more information.

If you didn’t go, look who you missed!



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Society Meeting for November – AGM

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Society Pleasure

With more than forty people in attendance, the meeting began with wonderful food prepared by many of the members, along with good fellowship opportunities catching up with old friends.

After eating, the ‘real’ business of the meeting got under way.

Society Business

Gayla Campney made opening remarks to the meeting, reminding all that 2017 is Canada’s “150th Birthday” and suggested red and white petunias would be a highly appropriate planting to celebrate.

President Sheila Simmons moved adoption of the minutes of the 2015 AGM. The motion was approved without comment.

Howard Hunter moved adoption of the financial statement and adoption of continuing with the same auditor for next year. Both motions were approved without comment.

Lise Bois spoke about various topics that the Board of Directors/Executive were discussing including the possibility that Membership meetings might be held on a different day and different time of month in 2017 to respond to member suggestions. Lise also noted that there were presently about 50 members.

Competition Awards

Sheila Simmons, helped by Gayla Campney, announced and presented the competition awards for the year. Patricia Stuckey (at right) with one of her four awards. Pat was the big winner at the Flower Show: Best Iris; Best Rose; Best Design; and the Floral Excellence Awards!

Pat will continue Mary Jenkins’ work as organizer for the mini-shows that are featured at each monthly meeting.

Sandra Dowds (below left) won the Flower Show prize for best peony, and Mary Jenkins (below right) won the prize for highest total points in the year’s mini-shows.

Certificates of Appreciation

Pat Stuckey (at right) received a certificate of appreciation for her work with the mini-shows, and another certificate will be given to Colleen Green for her past efforts on the Executive, etc.

Certificates of appreciation were also presented to Anne Reeves (below left) for her work on the County Garden Show, and to Howard Hunter (also below left) for his contributions a board member and as Treasurer. Outgoing President Sheila Simmons (below right) was presented with an appreciation award by Gayla Campney.

Election of Directors

Gayla Campney moved that Lise Bois be elected President. The meeting approved this without discussion.

There was no nomination for Vice-President, and the matter is deferred to the Board for decision. Gayla called for nominations for Directors, in addition to those already standing for election. None being forthcoming, the new Board of Directors elected is shown in the happy picture below. Congratulations to all!!

L-to-R: Kathy Kinsley-Bondy, John Clark, Sally Clark, Carson Arthur (behind), Hedy Brambat-Keller, Lise Bois, John Garside (behind), Darlene Johnson, and Sheila Simmons


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Festival of Trees

The annual County Festival of Trees was held at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort on December 2,3, and 4.

PEC Horticultural trees (member and society donated) display raised $110.

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Photos by Gayla & Rejean – click pictures for large version.

Society Meeting for October 26

Presentation

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More to come. Much more.

Mini Show

Herbs category: Winner – Kathy Bundy [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [middle] and Third – Lise Bois [right]
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Pumpkin category: Winner – Mary Jenkins [left], Second – Sheila Simmons [centre], Third – Kathy Bundy [right]
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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

President’s Message – Summer 2016

Just returned from the Ontario Horticultural Association Convention in Kitchener/Waterloo. Mennonite gardens-farms and Um Pa Pa bands. Fantastic Seminar by Thelma Beaubien on Gardening for Butterflies. She is also an award winning photographer, author, rears Butterflies through caterpillar stage and records all. She observed that butterflies fly in a north south axis for plants to land on. Book available on line.

NEXT OHA or Garden Ontario Convention is in Richmond Hill on July 21-23, 2017 , OHA Dist. 5. Also Canada’s 150 th birthday. If you have not been to one, experience it before our District 3 with Penny Stewart will be hosting in 2018.

We have 16 Societies. North – Bancroft; South – PEC; W – Trenton; E – Brockville. We will need many volunteers and ideas.

Society Meeting for May 25

Presentation

With the Flower Show (part of the County Garden Show) coming soon, the presentation for the member’s meeting was topical.

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Rose Odell, Vice President OHA, demonstrated the elements of entry preparation for a juried flower show with examples of her own (shown above). Members then went on to prepare their own under guidance and encouragement from Rose.

Mini-Show

Design Arrangement of Garden Flowers

1st Mary Jenkins
2nd Angela Palmer
3rd Sheila Simmons

Display Three spring flowers

1st Angela Palmer

Winner: Display

Winner: Display

Winner: Design

Winner: Design




Design: Third

Design: Third

Design: Second

Design: Second




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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Saturday! With Alpacas!

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Society Meeting for April 27

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The featured speaker was Julie White from organic honey.

Mini-Show

The Mini-show theme was ‘Easter Egg Hunt’. Class 1: Design using an egg shell as a container, and Class 2: Container-grown flower seedling.

Mary Jenkins won Class 1, with Sheila Simmons and Pat Stuckey 2nd and 3rd respectively. Sharon Kleinstuber won Class 2.

Horticulture Class - Winner

Horticulture Class – Winner

Design Class - Winner

Design Class – Winner


Design Class- Third

Design Class- Third

Design Class - Second

Design Class – Second



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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

About Us

The Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit branch of the Ontario Horticultural Society, located in Prince Edward County ... read more >

County Garden & Flower Show

When: Saturday 17th June 10am - 4pm

Where: Inside Wellington Town Hall & St Andrew's Anglican Church, on their grounds and the front lawns of CML Snider School.

Schedule and Events
  • Flower Show: Judging takes place 9am to 11.30am. Open to the Public 11.30 to 4pm
  • Victorian Tea: Open to the Public 10.30 to 4pm
  • Silent Auction: Items generously donated by Carson Arthur
  • Master Gardeners: Creating a planter/container. Demonstrations at 11.30 and 1pm
  • Tree The County Pavilion: Find out more about county trees
  • Stuff for Kids


Vendors: See the complete list of vendors planning to be at the Show, click here.

Rules & Information: All the rules you need to know about the Flower Show and Classes, together with information and tips about how to prepare for showing. Click here for the download [375 kb pdf file].

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