Member Meetings

Guests are welcome to attend Member Meetings at a nominal cost of $5 each.
Members may be invited to attend Executive Meetings. Participation is at the invitation of the meeting chair.

April Meeting

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street

Speaker and Topic
Derek Ryles (PEC Lavender). Derek’s presentation will start off with a brief outline about starting up their operation, the various hurdles encountered along the way, and then an in-depth chat about the genus Lavandula followed by a question-and-answer. Derek will have some of their products for sale after his presentation.

Mini-show
Design: “Hoppy Easter” – a miniature design in an eggshell
Display: 1 forced bulb, tuber or corm


District 3 Meeting

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Location: TBD

May Meeting

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street

Speaker and Topic
Bay Woodyard (Honey Pie Hives & Herbals) will speak about Natural Dyeing, their herbal products, and how she grows the ingredients she uses. Bay will have some of their products available for sale after her presentation.

Mini-show
Design: “Glorious Spring” – a design using spring flowers
Display: Seedling in a pot (flower or vegetable)


2019 Garden Tour

Date: June 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Around the County

Members open their gardens for visitors. Tickets are limited – watch for announcements.

June Meeting

Date: June 24, 2019

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street

Note day change. Meeting is on a Monday.

Anne Uings
(Bay of Quinte & Area Lyme Support Group)
Lyme Disease … the good, the bad, and the ugly. Anne’s presentation will provide lots of helpful information about this bacterial infection most often spread by ticks.

Sam Shepherd
(Picton Physiotherapy Clinic)
Sam will provide useful information to help us keep our bodies safe and healthy while we spend time working in our gardens and doing yardwork.

Summer Pot Luck Dinner

Date: August 24, 2019

Location: Chez Lise

Past President Lise Bois will be hosting a Summer Pot Luck Dinner at her farm for all PEC Horticultural Society Members. This get together will be in lieu of holding the regular monthly meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. More details to come.

September Meeting

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street

Speaker and Topic
Peter Fuller (Fuller Native & Rare Plants). Peter’s presentation will be on Native Plants, Seed Collection and Storing. He will have samples and also, some plants for sale.

Mini-show
Design: “Season’s Bounty” – a free-standing design** using fruits, vegetables and flowers
Display: Your most spectacular bloom, vegetable or fruit


October Meeting

Date: October 30, 2019

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Location: Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross Street

Speaker and Topics
Justin Dart (County Arborists Inc.) Justin’s presentation will focus on the Pruning of Trees. He will also be talking about the benefits of pruning, as well as, some ‘how to’ tips and suggestions. Justin will also be providing information on Tree Identification of a dozen or so local trees.

Second Speaker and Topic
Nancy Cole (Master Gardener)
Landscape Bones – Trees and Shrubs.
Nancy’s presentation inwhich she will be making recommendations of what types of trees and shrubs are suitable for including in landscape plans, will tie in with Justin’s presentation of caring for and maintaining trees, etc.

Mini-show
Design: “Autumn Splendor” – Della Robbia Wreath***
Display: “last bloom of summer”


Mini-show judging

OHA judging standards apply.

Explanation of Design & Display Terms

*parallel design – A design in which three or more groupings are placed in a parallel manner with open spaces between the groupings. Parallel direction may be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. Design is in one container or containers combined so as to appear as one unit.
** free standing design – A design that is viewed from all sides.
** wreath – A circular design that may or may not be hung. Ribbons and bows may be added.
*** Della Robbia wreath – A circular design of plant materials decorated with fruits, nuts, cones, seed-pods, leaves, berries, etc.