Society Events

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

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)

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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

Society Meeting for March 29

Lise Bois opened the meeting and welcomed members and guests.

Lise talked about our upcoming garden show. Lise also asked that members either start a few extra seeds for our plant sale or “pot up” some of the extras when they divide their plants in the spring. She talked about the new informal planter/container category which will be based on these four themes: edible, colour, Canada’s 150th, and repurposed/recycled containers.

We are part of District 3 which will be hosting the OHA 2018 convention in Kingston on July 27th to the 29th. The theme is ‘Shore to Shield’. If members are interested in volunteering they can contact Lise.

Presentation


Peggy DeWitt presented a slide show on “photographing flowers” at our Wednesday, March 29th meeting.

Peggy is a well known local photographer whose books, cards and calendars in many of the county’s galleries, bookstores and tourist venues.

She showed us how to look for focal points, lighting, composition and proper focus when photographing our gardens. She also talked about the use of special filters and lenses to create some very beautifully interesting pictures of flowers.

I think she inspired us to take a more appreciative look at all our flowers and the beautiful insects that visit them.

Mini Show

Display category [forced branches or bulbs]: Winner – Pat Stuckey [left], Second – Sandra Dowds [middle], and Third – Angela Palmer [right]



Design category [spring planter]: Winner – Pat Stuckey [left], Second – Sandra Dowds [middle], and Third – Mary Jenkins [right]


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

Society Meeting for February 22

President Lise Bois opened the meeting before an enthusiastic audience of nearly 40 people. Lise noted that we presently have nearly 70 members, including several new members in attendance.

Lise announced that – except for the Treasurer position (volunteers??) – the directors of the board and their areas of contribution were as follow:

  • Lise Bois – President
  • John Garside – Secretary
  • Darlene Johnson – Social Secretary
  • Sally Clark – Membership
  • John Clark – Print
  • Kathy Kinsley-Bondy – Mini Show
  • Carson Arthur – Speaker Organization
  • Hedy Brambat-Keller
  • Sheila Simmons – Past President

Garden Show

This year, the Garden Show will be at the Wellington Town Hall (and adjacent spaces and nearby parking) on June 17th from 10am until 3pm.

The show will feature a judged Flower Show, long-time favorite the Victorian Tea, a Silent Auction, some special Kids’ Activities, and other stuff!

Master Gardeners and some vendors will be present, and in recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, there will be a photographic exhibit featuring red and white flowers.

Looking Ahead

The PEC Horticultural Society will be hosting the OHA Convention in 2018.

Wellington are looking into creating a Community Garden. Stay tuned for details.

Presentation


Lise Bois gave a presentation on her ‘Seed Starting Secrets’. The presentation was animated and supported with numerous photo slides and illustrative props, and enjoyed by an enthusiastic and engaged audience.

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The presentation concluded with the most important advice – “Now plant them!”

50-50 Draw

Our Share the Wealth 50/50 draw was won by Ron Binch. Ron donated his winner’s share ($10.50) back to the Society. Thanks for your generosity, says Lise.

Mini Show

Display category [Foliage]: Winner – Lise Bois [left], Second – Kathy Kingsley Bondy [middle], and Third – Ria Vandenberg [right]




Design category [Nosegay]: Winner – Sharon Kleinsteuber [left], Second – Kathy Kingsley Bondy [middle], and Third – Ria Vandenberg [right]


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Photographs © by Bert Jenkins

February Meeting

Advance notice for the February 22nd meeting, beginning at 7pm:

Mini Show

In the Display class – a foliage plant. Foliage plant – plant which is of interest and grown or exhibited for beauty of the foliage

In the Design class – "Hearts and Flowers" – a nosegay. A nosegay is a tight cluster of (fragrant) flowers, designed to be hand held. May have a doily attached.

Please identify plant material used if possible.

Speaker

Lise Bois will talk about secrets of starting your own seeds.

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

Pot Luck Lunch – August 10

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Bob and Sheila Simmons hosted the members and friends Pot Luck at their home. Good time by all!

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

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