Greetings from your Past President

And here is a word or two from our Immediate Past President, Lise Bois!

I love these colds winter days. It’s the perfect time to create beautiful gardens in our minds and on paper. These gardens are not plagued by bugs, drought or heat. They flower profusely and give us an abundance of perfect veggies. I pore over my favorite seed catalogs and keep “redrawing” my new beds.

Did you know that W.H Peron, a Quebec seed company, offers horticultural members a 10% discount on seed orders?

They have a good selection of non GMO and some organic seeds. Our code number is 4633.

Check them out.

There is no meeting in January. Our first meeting of 2019 will be on February 27th at 7 at the old fire hall. Our speaker will be Erin Thomson. Erin is with Upper Canada Fibershed and will be talking to us about the many uses of flax and a special “flax cultivating” project planned for 2019.

We will participate at Seedy Saturday on Saturday February 23 from 10 to 3, at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The event is great opportunity to check out local seed growers, exchange free seeds and take in some interesting presentations. The event is free.

We will be selling plants & seedlings at the Wellington Market on May 18th (the long weekend). This is one of our fundraisers.

If you plan on starting seeds, please consider starting a few extra ones or if you have garden plants that can be divided, let me know.

I can arrange to pick them up.

Let’s hope it’s a lot warmer than last May!

We will also participate at FiberFest on May 25th from 9 to 4 at the Picton Fair grounds. In order to secure a “free” booth at the event, we are requested to give 4 educational demos/talks throughout the day.

I will be doing one of the talks. Is anyone willing to speak on a favorite subject? The talks do not have to be long (around 30 minutes) and the demos could be flower arranging, wreath making or preserving your favorite fruit/vegetable.

If you’re interested or need information, please contact: Cathie Coultis at: or Lise Bois at:

Our garden show, The County Blooms, will be held at the Wellington Town Hall on Saturday, June 15th from 10 to 3.

Our Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, June 16th.

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